Your Work Reboot Questions Answered
Work Reboot is very personal for me. When I started Zen Workplace in 2012, the basis of the idea was that no one should be miserable at work, and that anyone could look inside themselves to create a better work experience. Of course, that came from my own less-than-ideal work experience. Believe me. I get it. And since that time, I’ve been blessed to work with organizations around the world to help them create better working environments for their teams, and with many individuals one-on-one.
But that leaves a whole lot of people out – people outside of organizations who hire me and who aren’t ready for one-on-one work – and Work Reboot represents that middle ground. Because access shouldn’t be the problem. Anyone who genuinely wants to create a better professional experience for themselves should be able to.
But would they be willing?
I’ve long questioned if people, given the opportunity, would take proactive control over creating a better work experience for themselves because it can be so easy to get into a comfort zone and not think change is possible. That’s why I decided to launch a campaign to fund the first round of Work Reboot on Indiegogo – to see if it was an idea that people would value. It’s not about the money. It’s about testing the idea. If it’s something people want, they will fund it by enrolling in the program, or by supporting the idea with a contribution to get a different perk.
When I launched the campaign, I got a bunch of questions about the program, so I made this video to answer a few. Don’t want to watch it? Scroll on down for the written text (and a few additional answers that didn’t make it in the video).
What does it involve?
Work Reboot is a 12 week virtual group program, meaning you can participate from anywhere in the world. It has three main components:
- 12 live classes via video conference. Every class will be recorded, so if you miss one you can easily catch up.
- Homework assignments in between. This is how you customize the program for your needs.
- A supportive group community so that you can interact with others in the program during and after the 12 weeks.
You will also have lifetime access to everything and will be able to refer back anytime you wish.
Why might someone sign up for Work Reboot?
Because you want more out of your work life. We spend decades of our lives at work – there is no reason not to be happy! Here are some reasons people might enroll:
- You’re not in a position that aligns with your professional passion;
- You’ve always dreamed of pursuing another mission on your professional path and are ready to make the leap.
- You don’t know what you want! You feel lost in your career and are seeking direction.
- You’re not valued for the skills you bring to the table, or empowered in your role;
- You work with toxic co-workers or managers – the narcissists and bullies of the world that do nothing but bring people down.
How much time will it take?
I’ve specifically designed the program to take 1-2 hours a week. However, you will get out of it what you put into it. If you want to do more, you’ll reach your goals quicker. If you’re really busy and need to skip a week, that’s ok too – you’ll be able to catch up or work through the program at your own pace.
Will it work for my career path?
Work Reboot is about you – what will make you happy at work and developing a customized plan to get there. It’s not about the specific function of your job or your co-workers or your boss or the organization you work it. Because it is so tailored, it doesn’t matter what your job or your level is. This is the same program I use with my one-on-one coaching clients and any one of them that has truly embraced the process has had success with it, regardless of the specific work they do.
Even if I freelance?
Yes! I have used Work Reboot with people who freelance, or people who were transitioning from corporate to freelance or start their own business full time and it has worked for them.
I don’t want to leave my job.
You may not have to. There are two tracks in the program – one for people who are making adjustments but seeking to stay in their current job or organization and one for people who are looking for new opportunities. It will work for both.
I don’t have the time/money/etc.
Ok, so this one is less of a question and more of an excuse. Let’s tackle each separately.
We’ve already discussed time – it will take you 1-2 hours a week, more if you want to put in that extra effort. We make time for things we care about. If you truly care about achieving a happy, productive, fulfilling work experience, you will make the time.
And now the money. The reason I created Work Reboot was the only option I had for people who didn’t work for an organization that hired me was to work with me one-on-one. That’s really expensive. This allows for an option at a lower price point.
When the program launches fully, it will be $375 – well worth it since it can change the course of your career and give you a happier path all the way up to retirement. However, when you contribute to the Indiegogo campaign, you will get it had a discount. We’re talking basically the cost of a night in a hotel room here – if you’re serious about making a change, you can find the money.
The real reason you might be apprehensive is there’s something else holding you back – time or money is not the real reason. Look inside yourself and ask what’s really holding you back from making the change? Do you not think its possible? Don’t believe you’re worth it? Are afraid of pushing yourself outside your comfort zone? If you’re not honest with yourself, you’ll never be able to create the experience you want and you’ll go through your entire career without truly achieving what you could.
Ready to go? Work Reboot starts in June 2017
If I didn’t answer your question, go ahead and leave a comment or shoot me an email and I’ll make sure you get a response! But if you’re ready to go, head over to Work Reboot and enroll in the program, or support the idea of it by picking out a different perk.