Breakouts

New
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6.5 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Everything graduate school should be but isn't.

Hosted by

Cornelius McGrath

Solopreneur. Advisor to NYT Bestselling Authors, Fortune 500 execs & $1B Brands.

Course overview

Breakouts is the world's first lifestyle accelerator.

We give you the assets, frameworks, and connections you need to live your dream life.

Breakouts is for

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Professionals who want to master their circle of competence.

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Side-hustlers who want a proven path to go full-time on their venture.

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Entrepreneurs who want to get paid for their value, not their time.

The frameworks you'll master

#1: Systems Thinking

You’ll see the world through the systems that govern your time, energy, and focus. We'll identify the parts that work, the aspects that don’t and then architect a new system that actually works for (not against) you.

#2: Circle of Competence

We can see who we truly are by identifying where our assets, aspirations, and market realities overlap. Come to know yourself, the games only you can play, and the value you are uniquely built to provide.

#3: Odyssey Planning

It’s easy to believe you only have one life ahead. In reality, you have multiple futures. We'll help you sketch out 3 achievable futures you can live over the next 5 years. Then pick your favourite.

#4: The Perfect Cold Email

Getting in front of anyone you want is an art form. We’ll show you how to write cold emails and land the meetings that matter. A whole new world will be at your fingertips.

#5: Curiosity Conversations

Our quality of life is based on our quality of conversation. We'll break down how to consistently have talks that net you the information and opportunities you want.

#6: I Am Portfolio

Real upside comes from assets that work for you around the clock. Your I Am Portfolio scales your brand and story in a unique way that begets serious opportunity.

We have 100+ alumni globally. Here's what they're saying.

        Breakouts was my respite on my toughest days and the highlight of my week on every other. Emotional cross-training. I love it here.
Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson

Nieman Fellow; Co-Founder of Due Dilly. NYC. Breakouts I Fellow.
        Breakouts should be something everyone is required to take. Wherever you are in your journey, it enables you to take back ownership of your life. For me, it reminded me of why I started this business and made my paint strokes better.
Laura Deems

Laura Deems

Award-winning Abstract Painter. Atlanta, GA. Breakouts III Fellow.
        Alongside my business partner, I entered Breakouts after being made redundant by a multi-million dollar global sports brand. We needed a company strategy. In 6 weeks, we experienced immense progress; launching the #1 new soccer podcast in America, signing contracts with New Balance and Live Score, and adding 937 paying subscribers to our Patreon.
Jack Collins

Jack Collins

Co-Founder; Ranks FC. London, UK. Breakouts II Fellow.
        Any entrepreneur or owner looking to take it to the next level needs to join Breakouts. I joined to craft the strategic vision of my business and learn how to monetize my craft so I could go full-time. It was my launchpad to build a killer 2-3 year business plan and execute it. In short: everything I knew I needed but didn't know how to get.
Sam Viola

Sam Viola

Founder; Uproute Travel. Full-time Nomad. Breakouts III Fellow.
        Breakouts gave me the confidence to finally own the fact that I'm an artist, after 27 years on this earth. I describe the community as the running shoes you didn't know you needed. It's quite unlike any other community or course I've taken before. And what I love the most is that it's just the beginning of my journey with this amazing EE community.
Killian MacDonald

Killian MacDonald

Author; World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Edinburgh, Scotland. Breakouts VII Fellow.
        Breakouts was introduced to me by a friend. It's an environment unlike anything I have experienced, I felt an inexplicable draw to what has now become a community I could not see myself without. My understanding of the world has shifted as this group has enveloped all of its members with curiosity, enthusiasm, and unconditional support.
Alexia Williams

Alexia Williams

Educator; Fulbright Scholar. Washington, D.C. Breakouts I Fellow.

Breakouts Fellows hail from

Breakouts Fellows hail from

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Breakouts

Breakouts VIII

$3,600 USD

Dates

Oct 30 - Dec 11, 2022

Application Deadline

Oct 28, 2022

Meet your instructor

Cornelius McGrath

Cornelius McGrath

Storyteller. Entrepreneur. Editor-in-Chief.

Cornelius is a British solopreneur who moved to the US at 18.


A decade later, he's bootstrapped Everyday Entrepreneur into a profitable six-figure business with 650+ customers globally, including NYT Bestselling authors, Fortune 500 execs, elite universities, $1B brands and Michelin * chefs.


In 2020, Cornelius launched Breakouts. 7 cohorts later, there are 100+ alumni worldwide from YCombinator, the World Economic Forum, Ivy League & the US Military.


Breakouts creates results. Here are some of our best:


  • Breakouts I Fellow: sells company to a $1B unicorn.
  • Breakouts II Fellow: hits 1,000 true fans on Patreon.
  • Breakouts III Fellow: Side hustle $ > W-2 paycheck.
  • Breakouts IV Fellow: hits $10K/mo in retainers.
  • Breakouts V Fellow: gets job at $1B fund.
  • Breakouts VI Fellow: puts first album on Spotify.
  • Breakouts VII Fellow: finishes novel in the UK.


What could you do with Breakouts?

Weekly schedule

2-4 hours per week. For 6 weeks.
  • Saturday: Module Released

    5AM ET

    Each module includes 3 Breakout Questions (BQs), 2 Readings and 1 Assignment. Your north-star for each week of learning.

  • Sunday: Live Workshop

    7-8PM ET

    A masterclass deep-dive into the week's core ideas, connections and frameworks with your cohort, led by Cornelius McGrath.

  • Tuesday: Breakout Questions

    9PM ET

    Prompts designed to help create a body of work that you’re proud to present on Demo Day. Write your responses as if they're going to be published in the NYT.

  • Thursday: Assignments

    9PM ET

    Assignments are an opportunity for you to demonstrate your mastery of the Breakout frameworks. They are the bedrock of our time together and paramount to your development.

  • Friday: Office Hours

    1-5PM ET

    The capstone of your week. A space to crystallize your learnings and unpack your questions in a 45-minute 1-1 conversation with Cornelius.

Incredible minds from all-over the globe.

Represented in this picture: Chicago, London; NYC, San Diego, Savannah, Portland and California.
Represented in this picture: Chicago, London; NYC, San Diego, Savannah, Portland and California.

The Breakout Curriculum

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Know What You Want

It’s an uncomfortable question with a mercurial answer. We may not know yours, but we know humans long to be valued. Value is not what the market asks or pays you to do. Rather, your value is your unique expertise.


In Module I, you'll discover your value, investing in the things only you can do.

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Know Who You Are

We’ve spent so much of our lives learning about the talents of others that we struggle to articulate our own. We need to listen to ourselves like we're our favourite creators to understand who we are.


In Module II, you'll discover who you can become by articulating your competitive advantage.

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The Science of Storytelling

The story is the language of humanity. It's how we connect, love and life. But telling compelling stories about own life isn't easy.


In Module III, you'll learn to tell your story, with the plots, twists and punchlines required to capture the imagination of whoever you meet.

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The Art of Social Capital

The world trades on relationships. They are the currency of your Breakout. Cultivate them wisely.


In Module IV, you’ll learn how to build social capital that can get you in front of anyone.

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Scale Your (Re)Brand

You’re only one person. To get the most out of life, you need assets that work for you around the clock. 24/7, 365.


In Module V, you’ll create an asset that amplifies the reputation and reach of your brand by leveraging the best of your life story.

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Design Your Breakout Life

You only get one life. Don’t allow others to design it for you. Forget short-term results, and focus on embracing a long-term lifestyle.


In Module VI, you'll architect the lifestyle that nets you what you really want. All you need is tact, patience, and hustle to bring it to life.

Preview: The Art of Social Capital

3-2-1 Walkthrough (Module V)

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Breakouts

Breakouts VIII

$3,600 USD

Dates

Oct 30 - Dec 11, 2022

Application Deadline

Oct 28, 2022

Breakouts ends with Demo Day. It's your chance to impress the best of our community.

Breakouts ends with Demo Day. It's your chance to impress the best of our community.

The Nuts & Bolts

Each Fellow gets the opportunity to participate in Demo Day, which takes place 1x per quarter during our quarterly retreats. You get 10-minutes to present in front of our best alumni and select investors.

The Pitch

You don't have to pitch a business. Rather share what your Breakout truly needs to come to life. See below for a stellar pitch example.

The Stage

Think hard about your environment. Physical or digital? Studio or living room? Your surroundings are an advantage. Use them or lose them.

The Ask & Audience

What do you actually want from the audience? Don’t be shy but be sure to frame it as an opportunity for those who are listening to help you.

Inside A Killer Demo Day Pitch

Hoem by Margaret Mauel (Breakouts VI)

Say hello to our Demo Day investors.

        Molly is an American entrepreneur, musician and Emmy-winning film producer. Best known for being a co-founder of media company RYOT, which was acquired in 2016 by HuffPost/AOL, a venture capitalist at LA-based technology fund 3Rodeo and a contestant on Season 10 of American Idol.
Molly De Wolf Swenson

Molly De Wolf Swenson

Head of Global Partnerships at Community. VC Investor. Emmy winner.
        Elliott Clark is the founder and personality behind Apartment Bartender. As one of the leading voices and platforms in the hospitality, lifestyle and drinks space, Clark has worked with brands from West Elm, Coca-Cola, Entrepreneur Magazine and Breville to Crate & Barrel, Patron and Jameson.
Elliott Clark

Elliott Clark

Founder; Apartment Bartender. 70K+ followers on Instagram.
        Jennifer is an award-winning filmmaker, entrepreneur and comedian. From the boardroom and red carpet to creating content with millions of views for the biggest brands in the world, there isn’t much Jen hasn’t done nor seen.
Jennifer Jane

Jennifer Jane

Co-Founder Proper Good; Filmmaker, Creator of Charged & YETI's Hungry Life
        Devon is one of the sharpest content marketers in the game. He's helped the likes of Ramit Sethi, Shane Parrish & the founders of Tough Mudder refine their message and value proposition for their millions of customers.
Devon Anderson

Devon Anderson

Content Strategist; Founding Team at Farnam Street
        Steve Reifenberg is a teaching professor and co-director of the Integration Lab (i-Lab) at the University of Notre Dame, where he teaches courses on international development and life design. Prior to Notre Dame, Reifenberg worked at Harvard for 20 years. He also serves on the board of Partners in Health.
Steve Reifenberg

Steve Reifenberg

Professor; Board Member at Partners in Health. Design Your Inspired Life Creator.
        Paul is Co-Founder of Sator Grove Holdings, a permanent capital investor helping the world’s top entrepreneurs and operators attain the extraordinary. He served as an Investment Director at the University of Notre Dame Investment Office from 2009 through 2020.
Paul Buser

Paul Buser

Investor; Sator Grove Holdings. Art of Investing Creator.

Breakouts is special. Here's what sets us apart from other courses.

Breakouts is special. Here's what sets us apart from other courses.

1-on-1 Coaching

We provide weekly 1-1 Office Hours, personalized readings outside of the curriculum and diligent weekly feedback on everything you submit.

I Am Portfolio

You're so much more than a resume. Isn't it time you had an asset to reflect that fact? Forget spending hours on a website or IG bio, we've built a cutting-edge portfolio for you.

Retreats & Demo Day

Fellows get to do Demo Day at our quarterly retreats in front of the best minds in our community. Ten minutes done right can create decades of growth and upside.

World-Class Community

Our community is home to cutting-edge scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, and everything in between. All here to support your Breakout journey.

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Breakouts

Breakouts VIII

$3,600 USD

Dates

Oct 30 - Dec 11, 2022

Application Deadline

Oct 28, 2022

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Breakouts

Breakouts VIII

$3,600 USD

Dates

Oct 30 - Dec 11, 2022

Application Deadline

Oct 28, 2022

$3,600 USD

New
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6.5 Weeks