The Insighter – December 2021

Dec 10, 2021

Happy Holidays Everyone!

We are thick into the holiday season and isn’t it wonderful! It’s getting chilly outside and hopefully your homes are getting nice and cozy. Decorations are being hung and there is a merry cheer to be found in the air.

As the year ends it’s natural to reflect on what the heck happened this year.  When we reflect, it helps us integrate all the experiences we had into a more manageable construct in our heads.  

In other words, what can you learn from all the events and experiences you had over the past year? 

These can be great conversations sitting in front of a crackling fire or over a festive holiday dinner party.  Any way you approach it, the advantages of reviewing past experiences set us up for even better experiences as we advance forward!

Start with these simple questions as a conversation or written reflection:

  1. What were my top 3 most impactful experiences in 2021?
  2. What made each of those events so impactful?
  3. If I could go back and give my former self some advice before I went through that event, what would I tell myself? 

As we here at PL reflect, we are incredibly grateful to have you in our world. Our team is sending you love and a happy closing to this year! 

With Gratitude,

The Productive Learning Team

Workshop Spotlight

Is reflection making you eager to make 2022 your best year yet? Check out this upcoming workshop that other Learners are excited for!

Masquerade of Authenticity 
3 Day Learning Intensive
March 11-13, 2022 – Long Beach, CA

“Be your authentic self.”  “Live authentically.”  “Be true to who you really are.”

There are a lot of ways to say something that may mean a lot of nothing! 

What is the authentic you? How would you even know if you’re being authentic? And if you’re not always authentic, what does that mean about you?

Legitimate questions. And the answer isn’t so cut and dry. 

As we navigate the relationships in our jobs and at home, when we show up to meetings and parties, what is the persona that comes out? Is it the intimidated and shy one that has a hard time making conversation? Or is it the one that is trying to impress everyone and puts on the show? Maybe who comes out is your persona of the smart one that has it all together and needs nothing from anyone.  

All of these ways of showing up, these personas, are us. But are they who we really want to be at that moment? Do they have us liking ourselves afterwards or do we feel a bit out of line, chew on it and fester on it long afterwards?    

Dive into your personas with us at Masquerade of Authenticity on March 11-13, 2022 in Long Beach, CA. 

Tell me more about Masquerade of Authenticity!

Holiday Madness

Years ago we used to do a workshop called “Holiday Madness.” It was put together after observing the condition many people seem to be in following the holiday season. It seems that the added pressures, stimulus and activities of the year-end take a toll on people… generating anything but the “Holiday Spirit.” 

At times like these it becomes more important than ever to…

“Holiday Madness” can take a toll and it becomes more important than ever to make conscious choices according to a clearly defined plan or outcome.  

We can only do this if we’ve looked ahead and determined what we want out of this time of year.  It also helps to remember some of the choices we’ve made in the past that didn’t work for us.  By doing so we can more easily recognize the trappings of a seductive, but most likely unhealthy, choice.

In preparation for the next few weeks of Holiday cheer, answer the following questions and, where appropriate, have some discussions with the family and friends involved.

  1. What do you definitely want to avoid this year?
    • Examples would be: overeating, too much alcohol, not enough time with family, too much time with family, overspending, etc.
  2. What do you have to watch out for to make sure you don’t end up doing the above? List here some of the activities that you must not do, or must limit the time spent doing them.
  3. What is the absolute dollar limit that you can spend this season?
  4. How much alcohol will you set as the absolute maximum you will have in a 48-hour period?
  5. What other limits should you set to protect yourself from later regrets?
  6. What are some of your favorite parts of the Holiday Season?
  7. What do you need to do to make sure you partake in those activities?
  8. What are your fondest Holiday memories?
  9. How could you create a similar opportunity this year?
  10. Who would you like to reconnect with during this time of year that could easily be forgotten if you don’t commit to?

There is a good chance that you already have a calendar that you use, so use it to create a visual of the rest of the holiday season so that you can see where you might run into problems ahead of time. But not only problems(!), you also want to make sure to hit all the fun stuff too! 

PL Does Coaching!?

Yep, we do! And we have multiple coaching programs that will fit you no matter what you’re looking for.

Women only, goal achieving, you name it, we have the structure and the format that hits the mark. But it’s no child’s play when you step into a coaching relationship.

It’s not always the fact that you don’t know what to do, it’s sometimes that you just can’t get yourself to do it! Other times it feels like beating your head against a wall, over and over and over…

New eyes on the problem can often kick things into gear. Add in some regular support through accountability and that’s a sweet tasting recipe for success!

Coaching can be those eyes and that accountability. If you want to make changes and improvements, all you really have to do is figure out which kind of coaching you want to step into. 

Make the Leap Coaching (small group)

Dozens of your fellow Conscious Community members have thrived through this intense goal-getting 12-week course, where you don’t just say what you want, you make it happen!

Nourished Coaching (women only, small group)

Join a small group of other women in this 12-week coaching program to transform the way you identify with your body and the way you approach food.  This ain’t your ordinary diet group!

Private Coaching 

Sometimes having 100% of the attention focused on you helps deepen the value of past insights and create the structure needed to achieve success. Choose a package that meets your unique support needs.


New dates and topics recently added!  Explore our exciting 2022 workshop calendar to choose your next learning event.

1:1 Coaching

 Private coaching is now available! Got a specific goal or dream you’re ready to make happen? Coaching will help you move farther, faster.   

Free Stuff

From weekly Facebook Lives to Podcasts, there are so many fun and FREE ways to stay inspired on your journey to extraordinary living. 

Facebook Lives

We love connecting with our community in our private Facebook group, where we’re doing Facebook Lives twice a week. 

Facebook Live with Mark Nicole Tuesdays at 2 pm Pacific

Facebook Live with Lindon A. Thursdays at 4 pm Pacific

Kind of like mini-masterclasses, our Facebook Lives will give you more tools to create an extraordinary life, plus a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the lives of your favorite trainers!  

With a variety of topics from the practical (Crucial Conversations) to the abstract (Days of Grace) to fun insights the trainers have about themselves, you just never know what they’ll come up with next. 

Hop on with us live on Tuesdays or Thursdays, or scroll around and binge-watch past episodes at your convenience!

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New Podcasts

We’re delighted to introduce our “Conscious Guide To” family of podcasts! Now available on Apple, iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud and YouTube! 

Listen in on your favorite PL trainers while they discuss their personal discoveries and challenges on the path of conscious living.  You’ll laugh, cry, and get valuable insights and tips to apply to your own life.

Conscious Girls Drink Champagne with Cassie and Alycia

Conscious Guys Get Laid More with Lindon A. and Andy

Conscious High Achievers with Mark and Michelle

 And keep an eye out for our Conscious Couples podcast coming soon!  

Want to be a part of the PL Team?!

Do you check Facebook and Instagram multiple times a day? Do you also love the insights from workshops you take with Productive Learning? How would you like to be a part of this growing team?! 

We are looking for someone excited to be a part of PL’s marketing and Social Media team.  If you love workshops, have a natural tendency to be on Social Media all day, and would love to use your skills towards helping people live their extraordinary life, send a message to and let him know you want to hear about the social media position. 


Where You’ll Find Us

Explore our full 2022 workshop calendar here