The cold never bothered me anyway ❄️
We saw that so many of you were excited to see the dates for the Iceman Red Carpet events last week. We are definitely looking forward to seeing you there. Make sure to read until the end to find out how you can win tickets!
We also want to remind you that if you’d like to have your meetup featured, make sure to either message us on Instagram (@yestheorymeetups) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wow, so many beautiful smiles in this edition of the newsletter! We can’t get over the fact of how proud you make us feel!
Seek Discomfort Retreats
In case you didn’t know, Seek Discomfort has started to partner up with local Yes Fam Communities, such as the DMV Yes Fam, to host active retreats.
Around 15 of you decided to tackle a set of activities throughout the entire weekend that would challenge you and that would help bring you together. You folks got to go hiking, cliff jumping, and attend a CrossFit class. Since fall is slowly approaching, you had to finish off the weekend with some apple picking.
“We bonded through the pain, fear, soreness, and great conversations over spark cards. The rock scramble for the hike was overwhelming but it became so much fun and the view was worth it. Our group was supportive of each other as we cheered each on when we cliff jumped and @mad_training introduced and led us in our CrossFit Class!”
- LeAnn, USA
Picnic in the Park
The Madrid Yes Fam is back!
After taking a long break, they are finally back with their picnics in the park. This weekend they met in Madrid’s biggest park, El Retiro, to enjoy a chill afternoon “laughing on a park bench thinking to [themselves] Hey, isn't this easy?”. You got to enjoy the beautiful weather and are hoping to make these picnics a regular weekend activity.
“We used to do picnics in the exact same spot before covid. Some people left for a couple years and now we are coming back stronger than a 90s trend (pun intended). It was amazing to see fresh new faces and reunite with the old ones ! You'll be seeing more of us soon!”
- Elena, Spain
What better way to test your teamwork than by attending a pub quiz?
Around 10 of you in Manchester did precisely that and tested each other’s skills. Did you know that pub quizzes originate from the UK? They were started by a company called Burns and Porter, which created the distribution of pub quizzes back in the 1970s. We know that you didn’t win but the most important thing is that you had fun and got to work together as a team!
“Had great fun at the pub quiz, was lovely to meet some new friends! We played Spark! Unfortunately we didn't win the quiz :(”
- Harry, UK
Every week we go through the beautiful stories that the community shares in our Yes Theory Fam Facebook group to highlight someone living the "Yes Theory".
Finding actual friends
Do you sometimes feel like you have friends who are not really your friends, or they are people who you don’t actually want to hang out with?
That is exactly what Sam felt and decided to push herself to make new friends whose company she would actually enjoy. By stepping outside of her comfort zone, Sam got to make new friends and has already made plans to have DND nights, trips, matching Halloween costumes, and playdates with all their kids. It can be difficult to meet moms with similar interests who you’d want to hang out with and whom all your kids would get along with.
Want to read the full story?
West Springfield, MA, USA - New England Fall Fair Meetup (16th - 17th of September)
Montreal, Canada - Meetup in the Park (17th of September)
Aachen, Germany - Game Night (17th of September)
Berlin, Germany - Berlin FiYESta (30th of September - 3rd of October)
Nauyaca, Costa Rica - Meetup (2nd of October)
Cambridge, UK - Meetup (9th of October)
Message us on Instagram (@yestheorymeetups) about your upcoming meetups so they get added to this list!
Remember how two weeks ago we asked you to send us your questions for our friend Cory S. Martin? Well, we finally have some answers for you!
Q: What got you into videography? (submitted by Aqsa)
A: Honestly, I fell into videography randomly and it just sort of stuck. I took a class on the intro to digital video my senior year of college, back when I had no idea what | was doing, and I never looked back. As I pursued it more, it was allowing me to live a lifestyle I wanted to live as well as bridge gaps between people. It never was my passion growing up, but back in 2014, I fell in love with it.
Q: What was your favorite part of traveling with Yes Theory and shooting videos while seeking discomfort? (submitted by Reed)
A: I love the camaraderie and the authenticity of the guys. It’s rare to find YouTubers/influencers” who are exactly as they portray themselves online. It was refreshing when I first met them. As time went on we became best friends and it felt like working with family. My favorite moment was probably the entirety of the Nepal trip. It's been a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a while and it was surreal to experience in person. The Iceman was also massive.
Q: What suggestions do you have for someone who aspires to be a traveling videographer? (submitted by Abigail)
A: 1. Keep creating. The bigger and more diverse body of work you have definitely helps you find your style and helps develop it. In a world that is heavily saturated with traveling videographers, it's hard to find someone unique who is blazing their own path. So I suggest trying to find a unique style that is true to you and that doesn't feel like a replica of someone else.
2. Travel for the right reasons.
3. Grind and get out of your comfort zone. It's not easy being a travel videographer, but the good news is that video isn't going away and it’s only getting bigger. There is no lack of work out there, just have to stay hungry and keep pushing yourself.
Reply to this email with who you would like to see next!
A quick reminder!
Time is running out to get early access to ticket sales for the Iceman Red Carpet Premieres. If you want to make sure that you are guaranteed a spot, click the following link:
We have officially launched the #icemanchallenge and we are giving away 2 VIP tickets for one of “The Iceman Film Red-Carpet Premiere”. Join us in proving that limitations are perceptions. Explore what’s on the other side of discomfort.
Here is what you need to do to enter:
Find cold/ice water and jump in
Record it on your phone and post it to your social media
Use hashtag #icemanchallenge
Nominate 3 people you want to experience the benefits as well
We'll draw a lucky winner by September 26th amongst all who've done and shared an #icemanchallenge video.
Checkout the Iceman Team attempting the challenge: