Landmark Education and the Landmark Forum

May 28, 2013

Landmark and Lululemon

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Many people know that Lululemon Athletica is one of those companies that sends its employees to The Landmark Forum for training and development (Panda Express is another one). I’ve read this in a few publications, which usually have some snide things to say about both Landmark and Lululemon – I’m not sure whether they’re using Landmark to insult Lululemon or the other way around.

Lululemon and Landmark seem to attract the same fans and the same haters, which besides their business connection, seems like it’s because both are cult brands that people often love or hate.

Personally, I think it has a lot to do with responsibility. Both Landmark and Lululemon promote responsibility over making excuses and blaming others for one’s failings. While this seems like a common sense approach to life, it seems like it annoys some people. I think many people are attached to their reasons and blame of others, and don’t know what they’d do without them.

Also, some people seem to equate the idea that if one is responsible, one is somehow to blame for the stupid things other people do. Being responsible, to me, is a view one takes to give oneself power, not some evaluation on the state of the world, and it doesn’t mean stupid things others do are your fault.

Chip Wilson, Lululemon’s founder, has some interesting things to say about this in this old article about Landmark and Lululemon.


August 3, 2010

Creating the Future Now

Filed under: inspiration — Tags: , , , — landmarkeducationinaustralia @ 9:13 pm

I was reading a women writing about the future that she was creating for her life, and I was struck by how much it sounded like an exercise I had done years ago in a Landmark Education course (the Advanced Course, I think). Then I noticed that she indeed wrote of taking Landmark Education classes, and that she worked for the athletic clothing company Lululemon, where many of the employees take part in Landmark. In fact, the post about creating her future was in answer to a Lululemon questionnaire about her future plans.

Whether Lululemon or Landmark, it presents an interesting way of creating one’s future. Rather than simply listing future goals, it speaks in the present tense, as if those things have actually been accomplished, and speaks from the pride of having fulfilled those things. Three different time slots are written about – 1 year, 3 years and 10 years out, so you can still see the future building over time.

One of the most valuable things I got out of taking part in Landmark is the idea of living into a future now. Rather than having future goals that one hopes to achieve someday, you create possibilities for the future that impact you right NOW, so you are moved into action NOW, rather than someday. In this way your goals give you power in the present, rather than being a mirage out in front of you.

I hope this makes sense – I recommend reading the ‘Glo’s World‘ blog and you’ll get a clearer picture of this.

September 11, 2008

Setting Goals – Advice from Chip Wilson

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Hello! Sometimes I think there is synchronicity in the universe. I put up a blog post about setting goals, and just after I do, someone sends me a great video of Chip Wilson, founder of Lululemon Athletica, a significant Canadian athletic apparel company, talking about personal development, goal setting, and mentioning the landmark forum along the way. Here it is!

This is just one of a whole set of videos Wilson and Lululemon have made about goals–Go check them all out for yourself if you are interested.

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