We believe that everyone alive has a vow—a life purpose, calling, or vocation—that we are here to discover and give to the world. We discover our vows iteratively, through trial and error, play and experimentation. It is emergent, rather than fated or pre-destined. It arises from the meeting of what we want and what the world needs.
We aim to identify wise, loving, powerful, beneficent, skilled, cool people—heroes—that we are well-positioned to help, and to catalyze their vow. We spend time getting to know them: listening to them, asking them questions, learning about where they are at in their lives, what their goals and dreams are. We develop a deep understanding of who they are, and reflect what we see back to them, as mirrors in a dark room, guides along a singular path.
We then co-create a service project—a quest—with them. A service project is a fun, challenging project that is aligned with their skills and goals, that they are capable of doing at their current skill level, that will help them to grow, and will be of benefit to the world. We understand designing, executing, and completing a service project—giving a gift—to be an actionable way for the people we work with to move towards living their vow.
We are building a community of people who are orienting towards using their skills and giving their gifts in service to the world—a tribe of heroes, embarking on quests for the benefit of all. These people can see each other, encourage each other, and support each other, becoming friends and allies and collaborators, collectively developing the skills and capacity to do more and more service projects with larger and larger positive impacts.
As our community grows, we will be able to establish an infrastructure and a pipeline for larger scale impacts. We will be able to connect the people we work with with the collaborators, mentors, money, skills, and resources that they need to flourish in giving their gift and living their vow.
We aspire to bring about a heavenly realm—a realm where everyone alive is living their vow, for the joy and benefit of all.
Here is a curated selection of some of the projects that we’ve worked on with some of the heroes in our community:
Project Name: Alone Time
Quest Description: Record and share a 5-12 minute film with your iPhone using a horizontal landscape view that captures a slice of life and is psychologically honest & emotionally resonant.
Project Name: SHINE
Quest Description: A video sigil where Anansi gives a sermon about how you, we, all of us, as long as we are willing to Be, that’s the greatest gift we can give to the world. It will feature animations, illustrations, sound and music and live storytelling.
Project Name: Metta Machine
Hero: Benjamin Pence (Ulysse)
Quest Description: A VR game for Quest 2 where you send loving-kindness to lost souls.
Project Name: We All Scream
Quest Description: Make a short video art project sharing thoughts about and recordings of people laughing, crying, orgasming/making love to promote emotional literacy.
Project Name: Your Guide to Deep Work
Hero: Alexandra Heller
Quest Description: Animate several concepts from Cal Newport’s Deep Work to make the ideas more accessible and engaging to a wider audience.
Project Name: Emoji Wallpaper
Quest Description: Make an app that lets users express themselves with custom emoji wallpapers. Choose emojis, set display options, and save to your device in seconds.
You can express interest in doing a service project through the Empowerment Department and participating in the Give Your Gift community by filling out an application form.
The application includes several short- and long-form text questions, as well as making a short video recording of yourself. You can record this on your phone or laptop, and don’t need to edit it—just be yourself, and answer the questions we’ve asked. We just want to get a sense of who you are and why you want to get involved!
Doing a service project and participation in the Empowerment Department’s Give Your Gift community is by invitation-only, and available on a limited basis. We can’t guarantee you’ll receive an invitation, but we’re grateful for your interest and your dedication to being of service in the world!
I believe in creating a world where all of us are doing work that is an expression of who we are and the impact we want to make. A world where each of us lives meaningfully, courageously and unapologetically in connection with each other and ourselves.
Through my work as a work life coach at Lifeworthloving Coaching, I have guided dozens of people from all over the world in a myriad of professions to gain clarity on what’s important to them, work through external and internal blocks and make choices that lead them to share their gifts in a way that best supports both them and what the world needs.
I love people, facilitating transformative experiences through creative forms and seeing each other as learners.
I’m an extremely online pilgrim wandering this precious world for the benefit of all beings. 💗
I live a simple life, dedicating my life to being of service, supported by the generosity of others.
It brings me tremendous joy to see people deeply, to help move them towards giving their deepest gifts to the world, and to watch the benefits compound and ripple out.
We are able to offer this program because of the generous support of the heroes we work with and other supporters who value service in the world. If you would like to support our work financially, you can do so here.
- The Path of Empowerment: our book on what Empowerment is (currently a public draft—feel free to read and make comments!)
- The Digital Productivity Coach: a personalized, self-paced productivity course I built with my friend James Stuber
- Strategy 101: an introduction to the most valuable strategy concepts I’ve found
- Learn You a Fundraising For Great Good!: everything I’ve learned about how to raise money for your service projects