Dig yourself out of your hole

Dig yourself out of your hole

We often find ourselves in holes.

Places we never intended to be, but we can learn how to dig our way out of the hole. Let’s do this!

Every day I pick up my little trowel and dig another step out of the hole.

Every day a little more light fills my life and every day is a millimeter away from where I once was.

Dirt, dust, sweat, disappointment, the road less traveled.

I’ve seen others dig themselves out of old prehistoric holes.

It took a while, but they got there, and they are so much the better for it.

They needed a coach—a digging guide.

I handed them a small garden trowel, and we began the dig.

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

Portia Nelson puts it so well.

I.
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in. I am lost. I am helpless.
It isn’t my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

II.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I still don’t see it. I fall in again.
I can’t believe I am in the same place.
It isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.

III.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it there, I still fall in.
It’s habit. It’s my fault. I know where I am.
I get out immediately.

IV.
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

V.
I walk down a different street.
Portia Nelson

Unless you are a Hobbitt, you were never meant to live in a hole.

Dig your way out

In this course, there are videos, audio files, and a workbook.

It’s Pay What You Want because I don’t want money to be a barrier to anyone getting the help they need.

If you cant afford to give anything, that’s fine, but please share about this course with your friends.

You can always come back later and drop a coin in the support box.

Content

    • Introduction
    • Lesson One: Millimetres Matter
    • Lesson Two: Knowing your nest
    • Lesson Three: Getting to know you
    • Lesson Four: Getting to know your hole
    • Lesson Five: Creating a Digging Plan
    • Lesson Six: Training the brain
    • Lesson Seven: Taking action
    • Lesson Eight: Summary

2 hrs 43 minutes
Video, Audio, and workbook

This is a simple course, nothing too complex, and it’s straightforward to complete.

I think it will change your life.

Pay What You Want for This Course

Recommendations

Hours and hours of work and preparation have gone into this course and it shows.
A minimum of 8 videos lasting twenty minutes to half an hour each.
Come on get that wallet out. You are in a hole yourself or you wouldn’t be reading this.
You can spend a fortune in the self-help section of a bookshop and you wouldn’t receive half of the personal attention that Barry gives you.
Barry knows you because he has been in that hole himself. He won’t mind me saying that this is a lived experience.
How would you know how to dig yourself out of a hole if you hadn’t been in one yourself?
Barry has got the wisdom and experience and the gentle manner in which to encourage you out onto the edge.
I know one thing for sure already, once you’ve got out of your hole, you won’t want to go back into the comfort zone of it.
David Williams

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Further reading

When You Find Yourself in a Dark Hole, Start Digging