Do Not Fear.

You’ve made it. You’re now part of a movement much larger than yourself. You can take a deep breath. Your application has been reviewed. You’ve been found worthy andinvited to a program that will change your life – if you so choose.

Do not fear.

There’s no time for fear in this program. The hard part is over. You were selected among thousands to stand amongst this group of peerless peers, so you can all ebb and flow in undulations of change and growth that you have likely never experienced elsewhere.

Do not fear.

The prompts are tough, but that’s the point. Yes, you’re going to be sacrificing a lot of sleep for the next few weeks. You may miss a few things that you’re used to… family dinners, free time, sleeping in. But push through. You can do anything for 31 days if you choose to. And trust me, it’s worth it.

Do not fear.

Everyone else here is just as scared as you are. Once you get past week one jitters, everyone will willingly announce these fears and self-doubts. But encourage one another. Build each other up but not with flattery or fluff. Use your time and your words wisely. Provide insightful feedback from day one. Don’t wait until you’re comfortable with the group, because as soon as you’re comfortable it’s on to the next week with a new learning team. Build fast connections through trust, honest communication and feedback that propels people towards greatness through the process of refinement.

Do not fear.

No one here is perfect. You’ll see glowing resumes, beautiful writing and grand titles. But everyone here was hand-selected for a reason that’s much greater than what they look like on paper. Know from day one that you deserve a slot here just as much as the people who currently intimidate you. And rest assured that those who intimidate you may end up being your biggest cheerleaders in the end.

Do not fear.

You may not find here what you came seeking. But you may discover something much better. Is this a business course? Kind of. Will I be able to gain knowledge to grow my company? Sure. But is that the point? Not at all. You’ll build skills, gain insights and hone your approach. But shipping, iterating with passionate peers and challenging yourself on a daily basis will create much more in you than a set of lectures ever could.

Do not fear.

You’ll come out on the other side better than when you arrived – if you choose to be strong. It’s not easy. No one that weathered this intense course would say that it is. But I guarantee that they’d all say it’s worth it. Worth the time. Worth the money. Worth the sacrifices. Worth the awkwardness and initial discomfort. Worth the tension. Worth the work. It’s worth it.

Do not fear.

You have a team of leaders and coaches that are rooting you on more than you may realize at first. You also have a team of pioneers that you can call on should times get tough along the way. We all share a common thread now. It’s this thread that will tie together our joint efforts that literally circle the globe. It’s a thread of game-changing momentum that will reinvent industries, cities and aspects of humanity as we know it.

Do not fear.

There’s no time for fear here. It’s time to be present. It’s time to do. It’s time to ship.

So, do not fear.