Member Group: The Doers' Group


For creative, driven, entrepreneurial people, ideas are the easy part.  What’s harder is evaluating the idea.

What’s hardest of all is actually doing something with it.

In my experience, those last two are where ideators need support.  But it’s hard to find.  Unless you’re lucky enough to know someone unusually wise and experienced, you’ll end up reinventing wheels and using them to roll down dead ends.

In this group, dedicated Doers come together to support each other.  We pool our collective knowledge and experience to help each other build, create, and Do Your Thing, more effectively and constructively than you would have flying solo.

What We Do Together

  • We actively listen to each other’s challenges, then offer frank, honest, constructive feedback.  No expertise is required; only your ear and whatever experience you’ve gained from living and doing.  This includes commiseration as well as encouragement or discouragement, as appropriate.
  • We share our half-baked ideas, and help each other bake them until the toothpick comes out clean. 
  • We offer each other accountability and sanity checks, keeping us from sailing off into the stratosphere of ideation.
  • Occasionally, we find partners and collaborators with complementary visions and skill sets whom we already recognize as committed Doers.
  • While most engagement is written via our Circle forum, we hold live video check-ins through Circle or Zoom at times that work for as many of our members as possible.  Lest these become yet another distraction from Doing the Thing, they’re not required, but members usually find them worth their time.

Membership Requirements

There’s only one: you must have at least one project that you’re actively working on—ideally, one that can be seen through to completion or maturity.

  • It can be marketing a creative project (including a finished book) or building a creative brand.  (Note that if your project is writing a book, that technically qualifies, but you may prefer to join our creative writers’ critique circle and support group, which will be coming soon.)
  • It can be building a social group, online or off.  Those leading other groups here at Third Factor qualify to join this space by virtue of trying to cultivate those spaces.
  • Any form of business or proto-business is a match for this group.
  • Activism or organizing could be a match for this group, if you do not mind mixed political company when talking about strategy and tactics. Political advocacy, however, does not belong in this group.
  • Efforts to develop creative habits do not belong in this group.
  • Creative writing projects are not a match for this group because we are assembling another group dedicated entirely to that very specific form of doing.

Questions about whether you’re a fit?  Reach out and ask!

How to Apply

The first step is to join our community, if you’re not already a member at the Community Member tier. If you’re at the Subscriber Tier, please log in to and upgrade.

For those who are members of the community, the next step to joining is to log in to our forum to send a DM to group leader Jessie Mannisto with a description of your project.