@REBEL ACTION WE RUN FESTIVALS FOR THOSE OF US WHO KNOW OUR CURRENT SYSTEMS ARE BROKEN

@ THE FESTIVALS WE STEP INTO THE UNKNOWN BY BUILDING OUR OWN UNPLANNED SEQUENCES OF BITE-SIZED ACTIONS

TOGETHER WE CHANGE WHAT WE ARE DOING NOW

WE FIND OUR "WHAT IS NEXT"

WE DISCOVER WHAT WE DIDN'T KNOW WE COULD DO

 

Our Mission

TO HOPE

The virus showed the power of us each making our own bite-sized action.

A good bite-sized action is a small action that gets a result. A bite-sized action could be for me to stay at home today to see if I can work from home. A result might be ... yes I can work from home. My bite-sized action worked. I will repeat it and look for another bite-sized action. If a bite-sized action doesn't work it is a bite-sized consequence and I don't do it again. I try a new bite-size action.

If 1 million people stayed at home, it makes a difference. If 1 million people make bite-sizes actions ... our community, our society steps into the unknown. We find our "what is next". We discover what we didn't know we could do. We change what we do now. We make our future unknown. Full of possibility, excitement, and adventure.

We create hope.

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@ REBEL ACTION FESTIVALS WE REBEL AGAINST THE CONVENTION OF RESPONDING TO UNCERTAINTY
BY CREATING
CERTAINTY

We REBEL by not shrinking our lives to restore certainty. By embracing uncertainty to grow. Taking action before we have certainty. By acting with only a rough idea of what will happen, thinking on our feet, adapting as we go.

We REBEL by seeing opportunity in not knowing what is going to happen. Energised by disruption.

We REBEL by feeling alive as we discover what we didn't know we could do.

The purpose of the dance is not to end. If that was true we would only watch the closing few seconds. The purpose of the dance is the dance. The purpose of life is life. To live. To be alive. To embrace uncertainty. To grow in uncertainty. Some of us need to go full steam ahead into uncertainty. But the lockdown stops us doing the very thing that could save us. If we all shrink into ourselves to get a sense of certainty we will make the situation worse. We need to let those who want to embrace uncertainty... dance.

 



Rebel Action festivals give everyone an escape from the constraints of certainty.


To dance.


To live.

To be agile thinkers who adapt, who think in a flexible way.


To see that success and failure is temporary. What matters is discovering what is next.

 

REBEL ACTION FESTIVALS GIVE EVERYONE AN EXPERIENCE OF TRYING SOMETHING WITH ONLY A ROUGH IDEA OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN

Agile coaches help EVERYONE take a bite-sized action that gets a result, to reflect on the result, think on their feet, adapt and act again and discover what they didn’t know they could do.

As EVERYONE grows their confidence in their ability to think on their feet and adapt as they go ... EVERYONE becomes more curious and less fearful of uncertainty. 

As EVERYONE starts to let go of a need for certainty there is less stress when things don’t go as expected. EVERYONE adapts as they go.

EVERYONE stops seeing problems as things not going to plan. EVERYONE stops seeing solutions as ways to get back on plan. Problems become puzzles to be solved by thinking on our feet and adapting as we go.

EVERYONE stops worrying about not being good enough. EVERYONE embraces the joy of life, with all its uncertainty, knowing they will be good enough.

 

@Rebel action festivals their are Agile coaches who help everyone grow 3 life skills we tend to need to live an agile life

An Agile coach breaks the creative activity (sports, adventure, storytelling) into bite-size actions that get a bite-sized result. An Agile coach helps players practice these bite-sized actions individually and to build unplanned sequences of these bite-sized actions. On their own and in agile teams.

 
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To take action

To have the good judgment to know when to do as planned and when to be agile to find a better way. To act with only a rough idea of what will happen, to move into the unknown by building unplanned sequences of bite-sized actions that find “what is next”. That discover what we didn't know we could do.

To get results

To see that success and failure is temporary. What matters is discovering what is next. To be energised by disruption. See opportunity in not knowing what is going to happen. To use failure to fuel a desire to take responsibility and rise to a challenge. To grow by discovering what we didn’t know we could do. To always ask ourselves ... what is next?

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Slamdunk

To live well with risk

To enjoy making decisions in the moment. Doing things at pace and with confidence. To safely think on our feet to correctly act when things go wrong. To try something that we are not sure will work when the potential good consequences out-way the potential bad consequences. To keep reflecting. To stop doing what is not working. Perfect what works for as long as it works.

 

ALL FESTIVALS ARE ALL CLOSED AT THE MOMENT

@ Rebel Action festivals we solve the puzzle of the moment by taking a bite-size action that gets a result, (good or bad it doesn't matter which), think on our feet, adapt and take the next bite-size action. We build unplanned sequences of actions, results, adaptations for each specific situation we face and see where it takes us. 

​​​We play in agile teams. One agile player takes a bite-sized action which triggers other agile players to take their own bite-sized action. All agile players see the result of their actions, think on their feet, adapt and take another action. Agile players are taking bite-sized actions off each other as they collectively solve the puzzle of the moment. 

​We share an experience of finding different adaptations, combinations, and variations in coordinated moments of spontaneity, self expression and collective improvisation to discover what they didn’t know they could do together. 

 

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