Hanging Out Registration Re-Opens in October 2023
Hanging Out will be the jewel in the crown of Barbara’s Club. To be honest, I think it’s going to be the jewel in the crown of my lifetime’s work. That’s what it feels like. —Barbara Sher, 2012
Barbara called this members-only program Hanging Out, because she wanted it to be like those wonderful moments just hanging out together at her retreats and weekend workshops. Patty Newbold will be your guide now that Barbara is no longer with us.
Registration Re-Opens October 5, 2023
$197 for a full year
Barbara put together her most beloved ideas and stories and wrote her best stuff ever for Hanging Out. This was bigger than writing another book. It was a huge job, but every minute was a labor of love for her. And with this program she gives you videos from her retreats and workshops, loads of audio, new interactive stuff and other amazing things we can’t describe here or we’ll go on forever. All this in addition to the exercises that made a big difference to you in the past.
After almost a year HO is still my favourite thing on the internet and in my inbox. So many things I could just read over and over and find something each time. The world didn’t change but I’m different in it. -JD
I’m excited about this exercise. I’ve printed it out to work on over the weekend. Barbara, I look forward to working it through and circling back. You’re a gemstone! -A Hanging Out member in Week 38
Once you’re a member, the rest will be easy. Every week, three times a week, via email, I’ll send you some very special things to read, watch and do. They’re not what you expect, I’m pretty sure of that. As much as you may like my books, what you’re going to find in Hanging Out is very new and very different. You’ll want to make comments, compare notes and talk to the other members of Hanging Out, and that’s exactly what happens here. It changes the whole experience into something entirely new, something most of us are missing and need as much as vitamins and sunshine. The effect on most members has been profound.
Registration Re-Opens October 5, 2023
$197 for a full year
You can’t get Hanging Out all at once like a book that ends up on that pile of books you plan to read, and you can’t stick it back on your bookshelf and forget what your life is supposed to be. Barbara learned too much about what’s important for us humans to take that kind of chance.
You’ll receive emails from her every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a year, announcing the day’s video, audio message, Identity Exercise, Reality Series success story or Brain Candy she prepared for you. Barbara’s Director of Sher Success Teams and WriteSpeak Coach, Patty Newbold, will be reading and responding to your online comments. You’ll also be able to read Barbara’s replies to comments from our first eight years of Hanging Out.
Hanging out has really developed clarity in my life. One thing that I love about you Barbara is that you never tell anyone to just try harder and you don’t shame in any way. You support and encourage which is so very rare. You make sense of the non-sense. This group has provided something wonderful for me. Even the subtle messages are always very powerful. —Michelle
So what is it?
It’s easier to say what it’s not. Hanging Out is not a how-to course or a motivation program. I sometimes think it’s designed for people who have worked too hard and forgot what it’s like to wake up in a goal-free world full of fresh, stimulating ideas, fun and camaraderie.
I’ll always have courses for you on Barbara’s Club so you can find your dreams and achieve your goals, but Hanging Out is not about goal achievement. Instead, it’s more like what one member called “a profound and delicious form of Identity Rehab.”
If you join us here, Barbara’s emails and online messages will be popping into your life briefly, happily and relentlessly, over and over, waking up your senses, making you laugh and go exploring and, most important of all, helping you remember who you are and how good life is supposed to be.
I absolutely love the idea of Barbara’s Club being integrated into the everyday world—nothing to leave behind—and a consistent source of inspiration. Thank you! —Victoria, by email
You’ll receive emails from Barbara every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a year, announcing the day’s video, audio message, Identity Exercise, Reality Series success story or Brain Candy she prepared for you. Barbara’s Director of Sher Success Teams and WriteSpeak Coach, Patty Newbold, will be reading and responding to your online comments. You’ll also be able to read Barbara’s replies to comments from our first eight years of Hanging Out, before she passed away.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating Hanging Out with Barbara. There have been so many “favorite” posts. One that stands out is your description of how you decorated your apartment with all the glorious references to color. I wanted to sink into one of your armchairs and absorb it all. Finding our originality. Yes. Discovering ways to express it. Yes. Realizing that time is short and excuses long. Yes. Boxing up all our should, would and could and relaxing into today, into now, into this moment. Yes. Finding that joy is the reward for allowing oneself to just be who you are. Yes. So many wonderful lessons I have learned, relearned, and unlearned this year…What I have learned this year has changed my life. For that I am eternally grateful. – A Hanging Out Member at the end of the year
No risk – full refund if you cancel your subscription within the first 30 days
$197 for a full year
OR pay by the month – $24 per month
Registration Re-Opens on October 5, 2023
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Hi! I miss HO with Barbara. Im need to get re-signed up for 2023, because “isolation is the dream killer.”
Absolutely! And no need to pay again. Just contact firstname.lastname@example.org in early April if you would like the emails sent again with the next group, as you remain a member for the life of Barbara’s Club.
I Am pretty sure I’m a scanner and was hoping to find more info here kinda now lol.
April next year ill be onto something else.
Hi Kaylee I remember discovering the word “scanner”, thanks to Barbara years ago and finally realizing my love of learning, and my innate curiosity had a name and validity. Her book Refuse to Choose became one of my most helpful resources. Why don’t you start now with buying her book and then in March join the book club, If you are a true scanner, and I bet you are, you will love the process.
Happy to find this! And sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. Finding her book in my early 40’s changed my life. i did it! I did all of it, and it forever changed the way I lived my life. Now, at 69, there’s a new challenge with retirement. I’ve done most of the ‘things’, and now have less passion and less energy, but I’m looking for meaning in retirement…without being tied down to a schedule, because I also want lots of travel and fun.
So I was ruminating: “I need another Idea Party, which 30 years ago, launched me in the direction my life took for the next 20 years”. I thought: “I should write Barbara, and tell her what her book meant to me”, and went on the internet…only to find out I was too late. But not too late for some things, so I would like to become a member of Hanging Out, when that next becomes available in April of 2023
And we would love to include you, Linda! Please be sure to put your name on the mailing list. If you’re a Scanner (lots of different interests), you might also be interested in our Refuse to Choose book club that starts in March and our free Telesummit on February 11, 2023. Don’t miss the non-stop Idea Party at https://barbarasclub.com/ideaparty/
Info re free Telesummit on February 11, 2023 , please and Happy New Year to you
If you decide to an idea party, pls let me know. I have the same interests.
Hi, is this club still active? I went through “I could do anything, if I only knew what it was” back in 1997 — very thoroughly — and made some significant life choices based on my deep work and searching.
It would be wonderful to revisit and collaborate with others who appreciate Barbara’s work…
Hanging Out most definitely is still active, Dainis. Although Barbara is gone, she made sure her work would continue. We open the doors to Hanging Out twice a year. Registration opens again on October 6, 2022 for our October 24th start. And on October 3, 2022, we open registration for a 16-week Book Club to read I Could Do Anything again, where you can discuss the book and each one of the exercises as you do them with lots of fellow Sher fans. We’ll start introducing ourselves right away and begin the exercises on November 17th. We have guides who spent plenty of time with Barbara in person helping members through both of these programs, as they did before her death.
Registration for Hanging Out is open through Sunday, October 23. Please join us.
This sounds great.
Hi, Please send me a reminder in the Fall to register for a success team in the Los Angeles area. Thank you !
I am looking forward to doing this. I get to wait until after September. I am hoping that you don’t have a limit to the number of people that get to experience this.
Please put me on newsletter.:)
I registered but have not received a confirmation!
I am so glad that you also sent an email to email@example.com, Lisa, so we could get everything fixed.
I’m renewing . Is there a discount for people renewing?
A very big one, Marian. There is just one year of WriteSpeak messages. And you always have access to them. You can pay $12 to receive the emails again with the new crew. And if you’ve paid that $12 in the past, just write to firstname.lastname@example.org for a free reboot.