Be Empowered to Experience the Joy of Missing Out.
BECOME A JOMO MEMBER
I want to support you on your journey to decrease your dependence on technology and increase your dependence on people because making space for human connection makes space for more joy.
Sign up as a member today and receive the following benefits:
// Monthly Benefits :
A JOMO wallpaper for mobile and desktop
// Monthly Benefits :
JOMO mantra postcard to keep focus
Notecard and exact postage from Send More Mail to send a note of thanks via snail mail
A physical product to move the dial in your relationship with tech (see examples below)
Joyful analog surprises
Plus, all digital benefits
When people tell you that they’re going to make your life better, they’re usually selling you something. As the digital age became the social media age, the always-on age, the stay-connected age, we’ve been told a lot lately about things that we never knew we needed to be happy and fulfilled.
Except a lot of us aren’t particularly happy. Or fulfilled. Quite the opposite.
I humbly submit that you should be skeptical of someone offering you a solution that only they can provide- especially a solution that requires you to get more “stuff.” I suggest that REAL paths to happiness are always things you can do yourself, using only your heart and mind and the people around you.
I have a lot of ideas about how we can do this better - how we can all be better.
You’re one of the people that want to be a positive force for change, and you feel, as I do, that one of the most important changes we should be making is to rediscover our connections to each other.
That means beginning by renegotiating what your relationship to technology and the world means to YOU.
Last year, I read the amazing book The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer. It’s about community, art-making, human connection and the power of simply asking for help. Over more than a decade, Amanda has woven a web of relationships that sustain her creative work by just honestly presenting the value she wants to bring and asking her community to help her deliver it.
My biggest takeaway was the powerful reminder that this online world - is just PEOPLE. That's right! The Internet is just people, wanting to be seen and loved from their corner of the world. Just like me.
As it turns out, I LOVE PEOPLE!
Do you know what I want more of in 2019? People. YOU. My neighbours. My family. The people I’m going to meet traveling and speaking this year. People.
I signed up to support Amanda’s work on Patreon last year and it's an amazingly joyful experience to watch her make in her special way and knowing that, in some small way, I’m helping her do it. It’s a relationship. No more shouting /selling /promoting on social media. No fancy sales techniques.
I want to invite you to be a part of something like that with me. I want to know you, and I want to build this with you.
It’s time for me to make the big ask. Isn’t it surprising how hard it is to ask for what we need from others? I think a lot of us have been conditioned to be ashamed of it, especially when it comes to asking for people to really GIVE in a meaningful way - that we should be self-reliant, that everyone is out for themselves, that the only way to get anything from others is to hustle or fast-talk them.
I disagree. I think we’re capable of more and better, and I invite you to contribute to my mission of proving it- and helping us all get there, together.
I invite you to become a JOMO member, by doing so you’ll be the lifeblood I rely on to create the content and programming that will help inform, bring together, and delight.
As a JOMO Member, you’ll get these monthly personal benefits:
A wallpaper for mobile and desktop
JOMO quests delivered by text (optional)
“Digital clean-up” Patreon livestream (Pour yourself a glass of wine and join me…)
Early, uncut episodes of the JOMOcast podcast and patron-only content
JOMO mantra postcard (analog members only)
Card and exact vintage postage from Send More Mail to send a note of thanks via snail mail (analog members only)
A physical product to move the dial in your relationship with tech (analog members only) // Such as: a beautifully-designed copy of The JOMO Manifesto, suitable for framing, standing at your desk, or anywhere else you want to show off your allegiance to the joyful life; The Joy of Missing Out book to read and share; a Kikkerland alarm clock to replace your phone alarm clock on your bedside table; Wooden JOMO box to store and charge your phone and help you be present to your home life; JOMO tote with a reminder to “Do more things that make you forget to check your phone”; a Five-Minute Journal to begin and end your day right — by journalling; a simple sand timer to keep focus; etc.)
Joyful analog surprises (analog members only)
Every new member (digital + analog) will receive a JOMO starter kit (stickers, etc) and a handwritten card expressing my thanks to YOU personally.
For a limited time, I’m offering a 15-minute one-on-one consult with me via the conferencing app of your choice - tell me your JOMO story; I’d love to get to know you! (You will receive an invite to schedule a call when you become a member through the Patreon.)
All members will be on an exclusive invitation list for Patron-only gatherings of the JOMO community. I’ll be keeping these small- intimate gatherings with myself and colleagues featuring art, music, science, and enlightening conversation with similarly supportive folks! I am working on a partnership with Artery.is to launch this later this year.
I hope you’ll join me for the next exciting evolution of the JOMO Movement; look forward to podcasts, live interviews, feature stories on the science and wellness behind JOMO, and more. Take a look at the new year's series I published about reclaiming attention, reclaiming time, and reinvesting that time and attention on life-giving commitments published right here in the Patreon.
I’m deeply grateful for the support, enthusiasm, and friendship of everyone in our JOMO circle so far.
Make space in your pocket and on your calendar in 2019. It’s happening. It’s everything I’ve been quietly dreaming about for this community but never would have predicted.
Together, we are creating breathing room. Space for our hearts and minds to rest and breathe.
The membership is here waiting for you.