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The Medicine Ball Session: Seth Godin's new course

Updated on December 5, 2011

Three days to rethink what's possible and to get moving... SOLD OUT, applications closed. Sorry.

The medicine ball is an extraordinary training device because it's so heavy... heavier than it looks. That makes it hard to throw and hard to catch.

Most of us are carrying one around with us all day long. That hefty potential bit of impact, the possibility of effort and art and difference-making that we're afraid to actually use.

In this event (I'm hesitant to call it a seminar, because it's not) I want to teach, interact and challenge at the same time I expose you to others who are traveling the same path. That's why I'm limiting it to just seventy people.

The truth is this: I don't think a book or a blog post is enough. Face to face interaction, the exchange of molecules of air and the fear and bravery that is only exposed from interpersonal interaction--that's when real change starts.

Read on for details and how to apply.

Click to see the application
Click to see the application

The three day structure

On the first day, when everyone will be there, I'll spend the morning outlining my thinking on the revolutionary opportunity we all share (and the massive dislocation we're all living through.) Readers of my books and blogs will be familiar with most of this, but I've found that going through the arc in person is really powerful.

The afternoon will be dedicated to general Q&A, with a focus on answering objections and fleshing out core ideas.

Thursday will be focused on your work, your projects and your particular stuckness. We'll conclude the day with group work and specific interactions designed to articulate new opportunities.

Friday will be group work, pitch and process practice, and more on-the-spot chances for direct feedback. PS Ishita will be there.

Apply here (and other useful links)

The pricing for the event is $780 a day. I'm hoping that people will stay for all three days, but you can choose to come for just the first or second day. All the pricing details are on the application. And yes, there are some discounted seats for students and non-profit attendees.

The schedule, etc.

We start each day at 9:15 sharp.

We usually finish around 4 pm.

I'll make it easy for the group to plan evening events if you choose, but I'm pretty zonked by the end of the day.

The event will not be webcast, streamed or sold.

Parking! there's on street metered parking, with a $20 ticket if you don't feed the meter

or you can park about two blocks up the road on a more suburban street and it's free.

December 7, 8 and 9, 2011 - Held in Hastings on Hudson NY, just up the river from New York

Site of the event (click for a map)
Site of the event (click for a map)

A forty-minute train ride from Grand Central Station, I'd love to have you join me in a beautiful restored building for a close look at the revolution.

The internet is way more than wasting time with YouTube videos. It has radically transformed every industry it touches, and changed what it means to do work, probably forever. I've been thinking hard about this for a long time, and want to take you through that thought process.

Beyond that, though, and far more urgent, I want to talk about your plans, your organization, your projects and most of all, what you're doing about the opportunity of a lifetime.

See above for the link to apply. After applications are received, I'll send out a link with how to get tickets. Deadline for applications is November 8 at midnight NY time.

Click the picture for a map.

Click to see hotels.com
Click to see hotels.com

Where to stay

Many people prefer to stay in Manhattan and take the train each way, but there are many chain hotels within a ten minute drive if you prefer. Hotels.com can be found by clicking on the picture...

As for flights, HPN is the closest airport, and LGA, EWR and JFK (in that order) are quite conveniently located, if not attractive airports.

If I forgot a detail, ask about it here and I'll clarify. If the question is answered on the page, I won't bother to post it here.

Questions and clarifications?

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      seth godin 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Sorry, Don, but there are already a few on the waiting list. Maybe next time!

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      Linda Jo Martin 6 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Looks like fun. I live on the other side of the continent and don't travel that much.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Is there a waiting list for last-minute cancellations?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing Seth.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great lens. I enjoyed reading it. I want to thank you for sharing with us fellow squiders. One big thumbs up vote issued!

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      Stanpauls 6 years ago

      I was selected but didn't buy tickets soon enough and now the event is sold out. Really wanted to be there, wishing everyone who can attend all the best. I try again in the future.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I applied today although I realize I am late. Lateness is a nasty thing that I'd like to eradicate from my business and personal life. If selected, I promise to be on time and endeavor to add value to the group.

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      dbametrix lm 6 years ago

      Appreciate Seth. Wonderful lens about medicine ball.

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      Jasonbaudendistel 6 years ago

      Interesting stuff Seth the big thing is to always look for new ways to continually improve and learn. Train your brain like a medicine ball you use it train yourself to handle stress better.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi Seth. Grace here from Johannesburg, South Africa. Can you indicate ETA for letting us know who 'made it' into the inner circle? There's lots to organise for the shlep to USA plus there are some cool specials for flights which I would be so happy about. Grazie

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      seth godin 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Not just yet, but I'll post it when/if it happens...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi Seth, I am also from Australia and would love to see you out here one day. Any plans for a trip down under in the future?

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      RhondaSueDavis 6 years ago

      I hope you make many new friends at this event Seth!

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      BusinessSarah 6 years ago

      Sounds like an amazing conference -- definitely let us know if you change your mind about the webcast thing!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Grace here from Johannesburg, South Africa. I did have the 'chutspa' to ask for discounted rate. Am so happy to pay full rate. I know that this experience will be invaluable for my clients, the schools I work with and for my consultancy. Ok, holding thumbs and toes now.

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      seth godin 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Discount seats are rare and I'll do my best to pick...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Any discounted seats available for independent contractors who work in the nonprofit sector (like grantwriters ... )?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I would love to attend such an event, however the fact that I am living half way around the globe in India. It will be great if you could have it recorded as podcasts or webinars, so that people like me who are not able to make it in person could also benefit.

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      seth godin 6 years ago

      @anonymous: The idea is that everyone gets 1:1 time, but it's in front of the entire group.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm also in Australia Seth and would FOR SURE -- help find a BIG audience for you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hello Seth,

      Is there as chance of getting 1-1 with you for a while, given that there would a fairly large gathering for everyone to get such attention?

      Thanks,

      -Shashi

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      would be absolutely honored to participate in this event on behalf of @zinio

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @Hairdresser007: If work sends you, then they better be sending me too...both members of the online dream team would make this twice as nice :)

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      ernieplotter 6 years ago

      Looking forward to see you there...

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      James Jordan 6 years ago from Burbank, CA

      I would stay in Nyack! I used to live there. And have dinner in Nyack at the Hudson House. MMMM Lamb & Lentils. I think this would be such an amazing event. Gotta see if I can get my work to send me!!! ;)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hey Seth. Would love to attend but in Brisbane Australia. With a little more notice in the future this would be possible. Alternatively are there any future plans for speaking down under?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @seth godin: Hello from Vancouver, BC, Canada. Thanks for the info, Seth. Been following you materials for a while, and looking forward to this opportunity. Submitting my application now for the full 3 days, and crossing fingers that I get to meet you in New York in December!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      aaaaah. I am dying to come. I will come. How much is it? What am i not seeing? I am going to come from South Africa - eeek.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Just sent in my application. I have had a feeling of something new about to happen for me the last 3 days. I think I opened this email at the right time. As a long time fan, it would be an honor to do important work with the master! Thanks for the opportunity to apply!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hope you do this again. Am in California and have a commitment I can't change on Dec 7 evening.

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      seth godin 6 years ago

      @anonymous: No replies promised or possible. The application gives the dates I'll be sending out replies. It's Google Docs, so I wouldn't worry about the data disappearing. Thanks for applying!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Should I have received a confirmation email following my application? I haven't received anything and am concerned it did not go through. Thank you.