I am a “Butterfly Whisperer.”

March 18, 2024

I am a “Butterfly Whisperer.”

May 29, 2023

When you name it, you can claim it.

This principle came to life for me through the insight of my friend and MEA alum Ben Davis, who, many years ago, helped me see the common theme in my career: being a "social alchemist" who is an expert mixologist of people. That revelation wasn't just a label; it was a new lens, a pair of glasses that helped me understand and appreciate my mastery or gift in a whole new light. 

Recently, another MEA alum, Bill Apablasa, helped me see that I was a "butterfly whisperer," someone who hangs out near the chrysalis, inspiring (or coaxing) mid-lifers to emerge from their safe but dark cocoon. Bill even suggested that I should create an anthology of MEA community members with the subtitle "Poems and Musings on the Joy of Becoming."

Okay, it's your turn. If you could distill your mastery down to two words, what would they be, and how would that influence how you show up in the world? One of my favorite MEA repeating questions you can reciprocate with a friend is, "What mastery or gift do you (or can you) offer the world?" Let your friend ask you that provocative question five times, and you will answer each time with a different answer. Make sure there are no distractions, and you're in a place where you can dig deep like it's an archeological dig for your purpose in life. 

-Chip

Go deeper with a workshop, in person or online.

wo-baja-24-014

Cultivating Purpose with Jeff Hamaoui

May 27, 2024
 to 
Jun 1, 2024
Baja, Mexico
May 27, 2024
 to 
Jun 1, 2024
Baja, Mexico

Cultivating Purpose with Jeff Hamaoui

May 27, 2024
 to 
June 1, 2024
Baja, Mexico
May 27, 2024
 to 
Jun 1, 2024
Baja, Mexico
wo-baja-24-028

How to Find Your Next Big Thing with Michael Bungay Stanier

June 3, 2024
 to 
June 8, 2024
Baja, Mexico
wo-sfe-24-011

Mastery Week: Finding Flow in Midlife and Beyond with Steven Kotler

June 10, 2024
 to 
June 15, 2024
Santa Fe, USA

Owning Wisdom with Chip Conley

Apr 22, 2024
 to 
Apr 27, 2024
Baja, Mexico
Apr 22, 2024
 to 
Apr 27, 2024
Baja, Mexico

Owning Wisdom with Chip Conley

April 22, 2024
 to 
April 27, 2024
Baja, Mexico
Apr 22, 2024
 to 
Apr 27, 2024
Baja, Mexico

Life Begins at 50: Embracing Your Second Adulthood with Jeff Hamaoui

April 29, 2024
 to 
May 4, 2024
Baja, Mexico

Radical Transitions: The Courage to Reinvent Yourself with Stacy Peralta, Christine Sperber & Teddi Dean

May 6, 2024
 to 
May 11, 2024
Baja, Mexico