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How Redesigning Your Habits Can Change Your Life - PART 1
Whether it’s procrastination, nail-biting, skipping the gym or constantly surfing social media, we all have one or two bad habits we’d like to kick. And as we make our 2019 New Year’s resolutions, we remind ourselves of the good habits we’d like to pick-up. Yet we find it increasingly hard to change our habits. 88% of us fail to follow through with our resolutions each year. And what makes it worse? These are just the habits we are consciously aware of - there are many more that exist subconsciously we didn’t even know we had! Your habits drive almost HALF of everything you do. They are the small decisions you make, the way you behave, and the actions you perform every day. But if you don’t know what most of your habits are, how do you know which are healthy and productive and add quality, meaning and joy to your life, and which create unhappiness, add unnecessary stress and drain your time? You have to spend time uncovering them. By doing so you can consciously remove the habits that are slowing you down, and create new habits that work for you! And what’s more these positive habits can become just as easy as your negative habits seem to you now, but will bring you more joy and carry a much greater benefit! Join this highly interactive two-part series of The Habit Workshop led by life coach and facilitator Joanne Randle, and learn how kick-starting great habits, and kicking the others to the curb, can change your life! FROM THIS 2-PART INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP , YOU WILL: -Learn why and how your habits drive your daily behaviour. -Uncover your subconscious habits - both the good and the bad. -Explore the three key starting points to make, or break a habit. -Build a personal roadmap for beginning new positive habits and ending or tweaking your not-so-positive ones. And with all this you’ll be on your way to harnessing the power of habits to create the life you truly want. THIS IS A 2-PART WORKSHOP OVER 2 DATES This workshop has been put together in a special 2-part format to help you kick start the required routine of working on your habits! Both parts are independent, so if you can only make it along to either the 10th or 17th, that's OK! Reserve your seat on this event page for PART 1 on the 10th of January See this link to reserve your seat for PART 2 on the 17th of January: INTRODUCING YOUR SPEAKER Joanne is a life coach, facilitator, speaker and founder of The Habit Workshop. With experience in family mediation, grief support, teaching, the arts, and meditation, she loves working both with individuals and teams. She began looking seriously at habit change and creation before moving to Spain for a year and was surprised to find herself on a crash course once she arrived. Although she loves her habit of salad for breakfast, she doesn’t expect everyone else to. But she loves to support people to find out what works best for them. EVENING SCHEDULE 6:50 - Doors open/sign-in/social 7:00 - Welcome 7:15 - Workshop part 1 8:00 - Short break 8:15 - Workshop part 2 9:15 - End of Workshop/social 9:30 - Close SMALL INVESTMENT: Until 1st January: Early Bird seats are just - $15 From 2nd January: General Admission seats are - $20 Included in the ticket price: - Inspiration for your ideas and strategies to put those ideas into action. - 10% donation to Kids Up Front Vancouver - Be Inspired Vancouver's charity partner who provide uplifting experiences to children-in-need through the redistribution of donated tickets to arts, culture, recreation and sporting events. Together - we can inspire the next generation. - Networking and Socialising before and after the talks - Interactive sessions with the speakers and fellow attendees. - The opportunity to ask questions and share your story. - Light Refreshments

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What we're about

If you want to make a change, need inspiration in your life or want to be around like-minded people then this is the Meetup group for you.

And if you enjoy TED style talks, maybe wished they lasted a little longer and you could ask questions, then you’ll love our format.

Welcome to Be Inspired Vancouver.

This Meetup promises two things:
• To inspire ideas, and;
• To share strategies to put those ideas into action

Life. It can be both exciting and confusing! We all have moments where we are unsure what to do next, both personally and professionally. And we look for inspiration.

Join us to invest in your personal development, your intellectual growth and to be inspired to create new ideas and run with them!

At each talk, featured speakers give 90-minutes of interactive talks on a specific topic, curated to inspire and give take-away actions and strategies that you can put into practice on the SkyTrain home.

The talk series will be held in an intimate venue in Downtown Vancouver to create a fun and social atmosphere.

All the talks are interactive, practical and from quality speakers, and the audience is friendly and welcoming. The perfect recipe for a great evening.

Sometimes, all we need to invest in ourselves is a little inspiration, a little time and a little action. This can lead to great things. So, Be Inspired Vancouver.

"The smaller more intimate group size made it a very welcoming 'safe' space for someone new to this and the city! Towards the end it felt like there was a very natural group conversation beginning. Having experienced similar events in London [UK] I have never experience that openness." - Ali A -

"I love being able to converse with other people on the same journey of exploration." - ST -

"What I loved most about this event was that everyone in attendance was open and honest about sharing their story. I believe this event is totally worth it and I look forward to the next one!" - Sarah L -

"I liked how honest the speakers were and how there was a good variety of speakers (personalities)." - Lara -

"The interactivity make the strengths/values self-assessment we did more impact-ful and memorable." - PY -

"It's new and the format is different. I loved the three reasons of coming to this group! Looking forward to how it evolves." - Aaron -

"What I liked most about the event was the advice that the speakers gave and how diverse the background that everyone came from. There's something for everyone." - Ellen T -

Inspiration should have no barriers - Together we support Kids Up Front

Together we can be bigger than a series of talks. For every attendee, we donate 10% of the ticket value to Kids Up Front to inspire our future generations.

4 seats sold = 1 inspiring night for a child in need.

Kids Up Front provide inspirational experiences to children-in-need through the distribution of donated tickets to arts, recreation and sporting events. Learn More (

3 reasons to attend:

1. Meet new people who share your passion for learning, and who are truly like-minded.
2. Learn something new and leave inspired and with strategies to take action for yourself.
3. It is AMAZING value for money.

First timer attendee? This Q and A is for you:

Q: I don’t have anyone to go with.
A: The majority of Meetup attendees attend as singles, and I (Sam) have been a solo Meetup attendee for well over a year now. Say yes to stepping out of your comfort zone for a few hours and the possibilities are endless. We are fun, open and welcoming, and I’d love to meet you.

Q:I sometimes feel uncomfortable speaking in front of others, especially at events.
A: Be Inspired Vancouver talks are interactive, but there is no pressure for attendee to share their story unless they volunteer it. You will never be put on the spot - just share if you feel like it.

Your Host - Sam Middlewood

Hi I’m Sam Middlewood and I’ve recently moved to Vancouver from London. After many years working for corporations in the UK, enduring the same day in and day out routine become more of a drag than a motivator, and I felt lost as to what I wanted to do next.
I was close to letting the assumption that “you’re not supposed to enjoy what you do for work” get the better of me, but instead I made the decision to start investing in myself, surrounding myself with positive people, and experiencing new things that I have grown to enjoy.
Moving to Vancouver was a part of the experience - and what an amazing city it is.

Along the journey I’ve been inspired by countless people and the ideas they share; from their books, from their TED talks and from their outlook on life.

I believe in the power of inspiring others to be the best version of themselves, and founding Be Inspired Vancouver is my way of inspiring people just like you.

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