5 Fires: Passion Project in The Barn

5 Fires: Passion Project in The Barn

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1232 Rolling Hills Trail

1232 Rolling Hills Trail

Hudson, WI 54016

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Design, plan and test your passion project. Join a small group, working in a structured process, to accomplish something important to you.

About this event

5 Fires is a design sprint based on a process developed by Google Ventures. We've adapted this proven process to help individuals innovate in their life and work using ideas and tools from design thinking, agile development, and permaculture design.  This program is a practical and enjoyable way to help you move forward with your passion project: A new career; start-up business; post-work adventure or… whatever moves you forward.

This workshop is for you if...

End the Career. Start the Passion.

It's time to "retire". Or maybe you already did. What's next? A Walmart greeter? Perhaps there's another way to welcome new people and energy into your life. 5 Fires will build your creative confidence to design this phase of your life.

Jobs: Bullshit, NO. Passion, YES

Does your job even matter? Is a robot about to take it over?  Take 5 days off, hang out on a pretty organic herb farm, enjoy delicious organic food, burn some shit and make a plan to start a project that's meaningful to you. 

Laid off. Passion On.

Laid off. Sacked. Fired. Call it what you want. Raise a passion project from the ashes. Get out of your funk. It's not the end of one thing, it's the beginning of something better.

You have an idea. 

You have an idea to start something, but  you aren't making much progress. This sprint will light you up and get you going. The program uses techniques drawn from lean start-up and design thinking with a bias toward action.  

You have no idea.

Building creative confidence is part of design thinking. You might feel stuck, but the seeds of new ideas are ready to sprout. You'll use practical tools to generate new ideas and get plenty of inspiration from the cathedral-like barn, change of scenery, and the support of your new friends. We won't promise that you'll find the map to your deep passion, but you will have new places to explore.

Some Highlights:

  • 1st day is online, the next three are in The Barn, then we conclude online.
  • We'll fire up the pizza oven in The Barn, cook on the fire and graze on healthy snacks.
  • Take a break throwing axes, play a round of disc golf, or take a dip in the pool.
  • Use the workshop to build a prototype.
  • Smell the flowers.
  • Accomplish something that's important to you.

The Schedule.

Thursday: Online 5:00 -7:30

Friday, Saturday: The Barn 10:00 - 3:00

Sunday: The Barn10:00- 2:00

Monday: Online 5:00-7:00

(lunch in The Barn included)

What you’ll take away.

New ideas. New skills. New friends. You’ll get a change of scenery and, hopefully, a change of perspective. You’ll take away a concrete idea and a punch list to move your project forward.

The guarantee.

This may not work for everyone. If after the first day in The Barn you aren't feeling it, then we'll give you a refund and wish you well.

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