We've reached a critical point in history

Our systems are crumbling

Our leaders are panicking

We're becoming more dependent

... and more separate

So what can we do?

Wait for "someone else" to fix things?

Complain, blame, polarise?

Or look long and hard in the mirror

You are the problem and the solution

So if you're ready to step up.

We welcome you to join us at

Fourthguides Network

 
Find purpose - Live your legend - Leave your legacy

Welcome to Fourthguides

Fourthguides is a service like no other, where you can gain greater self-awareness, knowledge of critical issues and expand your network - all in order to navigate the accelerating change of global conditions and take action to create better conditions for future generations.


It is a platform for individuals to support one another toward the creation of a more just, peaceful and harmonious society. We have no specific demographics, nor are we "like minds". We are people who do not wish to sit by and let the train continue toward derailing.


We recognise that in order to avert disaster, we must take full responsibility for ourselves. We must learn what it takes to become Regenerative Citizens - and perhaps Elders - of the society. We need to form Regenerative Communities and design Regenerative Systems. With these three pillars we have a chance of survival.


With access to the network's broad diversity of perspective and vocation, you will find personal and business development support, leading thought around extremely pertinent topics, a variety of engaging and valuable events and much more.


Do you want to learn what it means to live on purpose? Do you want to get paid for the work that only you can do? Do you want to develop powerful relationships with people who both care deeply about the world and take massive action? Then this is the place to be.


Fourthguides has been 10 years in the making and is contributing toward the culmination of a great vision - the Regenerative Society.

 
Find purpose - Live your legend - Leave your legacy

Welcome to Fourthguides

Fourthguides is a service like no other, where you can gain greater self-awareness, knowledge of critical issues and expand your network - all in order to navigate the accelerating change of global conditions and take action to create better conditions for future generations.


It is a platform for individuals to support one another toward the creation of a more just, peaceful and harmonious society. We have no specific demographics, nor are we "like minds". We are people who do not wish to sit by and let the train continue toward derailing.


We recognise that in order to avert disaster, we must take full responsibility for ourselves. We must learn what it takes to become Regenerative Citizens - and perhaps Elders - of the society. We need to form Regenerative Communities and design Regenerative Systems. With these three pillars we have a chance of survival.


With access to the network's broad diversity of perspective and vocation, you will find personal and business development support, leading thought around extremely pertinent topics, a variety of engaging and valuable events and much more.


Do you want to learn what it means to live on purpose? Do you want to get paid for the work that only you can do? Do you want to develop powerful relationships with people who both care deeply about the world and take massive action? Then this is the place to be.


Fourthguides has been 10 years in the making and is contributing toward the culmination of a great vision - the Regenerative Society.

 

Who is it for?

But first who is it not for? It is not for anyone who believes "business as usual" is acceptable. Nor is it for anyone who thinks "love and light" or seeking happiness will solve all of the world's woes. It is not for those who want to take action without thought and not for those who resign to thinking themselves in circles. It isn't for those who want to sit around - privately or collectively - dwelling on their pain. It is not for victims - whether you blame your parents, the government, the privileged, or history as an excuse for the lack of results in your life. It is not for tourists of the personal development industry.


This network is for anyone who wants to take full responsibility for themselves. It is for anyone who recognises the need for greater balance and harmony in their life. It is for anyone who recognises that we make things all too complicated, applying too much reductionist (left-brain) thought to our lives. It is for anyone who has lived a conventional life, an unconventional life and found no solace in either. It is for those who recognise they are as unique as their appearance and that their purpose - once identified - will reflect that.


In other words it's for those who want to live life - with all of the pain and joy that entails - fully. Not run away from it. To actually LIVE LIFE.

Who ISN'T it for?

It is not for anyone who believes "business as usual" is acceptable. Nor is it for anyone who thinks "love and light" or seeking happiness will solve all of the world's woes. It is not for those who want to take action without thought and not for those who resign to thinking themselves in circles. It isn't for those who want to sit around - privately or collectively - dwelling on their pain. It is not for victims - whether you blame your parents, the government, the privileged, or history as an excuse for the lack of results in your life. It is not for tourists of the personal development industry.

Who IS it for?

This network is for anyone who wants to take full responsibility for themselves. It is for anyone who recognises the need for greater balance and harmony in their life. It is for anyone who recognises that we make things all too complicated, applying too much reductionist (left-brain) thought to our lives. It is for anyone who has lived a conventional life, an unconventional life and found no solace in either. It is for those who recognise they are as unique as their appearance and that their purpose - once identified - will reflect that.

In other words it's for those who want to live life - with all of the pain and joy that entails - fully. Not run away from it. To actually LIVE LIFE.

Why we need the regenerative society

Time seems to be short on some pressing issues that require systemic change to address them
 

Our major domestic systems are failing. Our leaders are lost. Current global economics are untenable.

Sustainability is no longer an effective goal. Great damage has been done and the only way to get out of this mess is to regenerate. That is, to make more creative choices than destructive ones. Down to the level of every-moment decisions.

Artificial Intelligence - though with some great potential - seems more likely to create problems than solutions as we increasingly opt out of dealing with life in favour of supposedly quick fix solutions. This will result in lost freedoms and we will have asked for it! As the citizenry increasingly loses their sovereignty, becoming even more like dependent children, governments will lack the resources and support to respond in time to the multiple collapses that are predicted.

This may sound all too doom and gloom, but it is the reality. We must embrace the reality first, if we're to make good decisions from this point forward. But no one can ensure your future, but yourself.

 

Our major domestic systems are failing. Our leaders are lost. Current global economics are untenable.

Sustainability is no longer an effective goal. Great damage has been done and the only way to get out of this mess is to regenerate. That is, to make more creative choices than destructive ones. Down to the level of every-moment decisions.

Artificial Intelligence - though with some great potential - seems more likely to create problems than solutions as we increasingly opt out of dealing with life in favour of supposedly quick fix solutions. This will result in lost freedoms and we will have asked for it! As the citizenry increasingly loses their sovereignty, becoming even more like dependent children, governments will lack the resources and support to respond in time to the multiple collapses that are predicted.

This may sound all too doom and gloom, but it is the reality. We must embrace the reality first, if we're to make good decisions from this point forward. But no one can ensure your future, but yourself.

 

So how do we go on in the world of the future?

This all means that we need to thoroughly recognise our own responsibility in how things will play out, and step up RIGHT NOW!

We cannot create a truly Regenerative Society until we learn - at least partly - how to function as citizens of such a society, able to co-operate within inter-dependent communities of shared Purpose.

We will need to step up individually. With more individuals seeking and fulfilling their unique role, the diversity of activities and solutions will ensure greater resilience and chances of success. But we're not in this totally alone.

We must support one another to identify and fulfill our unique roles also. We can utilise technologies such as the internet to ensure we are informed and connected to allies in these times of global crisis.

So how do we go on in the world of the future?

This all means that we need to thoroughly recognise our own responsibility in how things will play out, and step up RIGHT NOW!

We cannot create a truly Regenerative Society until we learn - at least partly - how to function as citizens of such a society, able to co-operate within inter-dependent communities of shared Purpose.

We will need to step up individually. With more individuals seeking and fulfilling their unique role, the diversity of activities and solutions will ensure greater resilience and chances of success. But we're not in this totally alone.

We must support one another to identify and fulfill our unique roles also. We can utilise technologies such as the internet to ensure we are informed and connected to allies in these times of global crisis.

 

Above all, we need to REGENERATE!

Fourthguides provides a platform and services - for you as an individual - to do just that, in connection with a community of peers - learning, sharing, building the future we all need.

How do we do that?

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  • Having the opportunity to become involved with Fourthguides has allowed me to challenge my ideas about what it means to be a leader in today’s society and really explore what building a regenerative society might entail. I’ve come into contact with some truly inspirational people who have broadened my networks and introduced me to new and different ways of thinking – I’m very much looking forward to continuing my involvement and seeing what we can achieve together!
    Kat Marlow
    Positive Change Forever
  • David is a an absolute master of network-weaving and a magnet for engaged, interesting people. After just a few online discussions and attending the September event, I’ve found connections and collaborations worth moving to the opposite side of the world for, and am now setting the wheels in motion to do just that. Thank you David … and everyone!
    Kylie Stedman
    Praxorium
  • I have been able to face and overcome some long standing fears that held me back from pursuing my vocation. Onwards and upwards from here! Thanks everyone.
    Kevin Latham
    Awenydd Awake
  • Such a wonderful weekend! Nourishing, nurturing, great fun, wonderful connections with incredible people... so inspiring! Thank you to everyone!
    Charlie Mitchell
    Creating Space For You
  • I have lost count of the number of ‘initiatives’ ‘groups’ ‘sessions’ ‘seminars’ etc that have purported to be for my benefit but have actually been a means to ram a concept down my neck or sell me something. This approach allows us the space to choose, contribute and in some cases alter the direction of travel.
    Lenny McCoy
    Simply Great Media
  • David takes enormous care to listen and get to know you in depth. His advise is life changing. He holds you to account, but is also flexible enough to adapt with you as your purpose in life becomes clear. David is brilliant at challenging you and guiding you from the early stages of development all the way through to the advanced. And he's a wonderful man too.
  • David's guidance has enabled me to change my life for the better. He has a profound ability to make sense of life. Throughout my 39 years I have never had a sense of direction or self-worth and within a matter of months he has supported me to realise the scale of my potential and purpose and I feel unstoppable no matter what challenges life throws at me.
  • David's tailored support has been validating of the path I am on, while also helping me to identify the missing pieces of the picture I am creating, that I couldn’t see myself.

    With his guidance I have been able to connect with my strengths, some of which I had long forgotten or taken for granted without appreciating or accessing their benefits. Stepped into my personal power, enabling me to create a bigger vision than I had thought possible. I've identify my vulnerabilities and find ways to work with them so they are not self-sabotaging. I've created my personal mission, vision and purpose for my work that has helped me to identify new ways of working that I had not considered before. I'm now prepared to stand by my commitments to myself without fear by connecting with my inner warrior.
    Charlotte Mitchell
  • David is a god send. He helped me to sort through the chaos of projects I was working on and set up my business to be more effective. Using some great cutting edge technologies and tried and tested methods of effectiveness, I felt well taken care of and have seen big positive progress and reduction of stress from Dave's help.

    His pragmatic approach and advice on project management really helped me to get thing done. I would recommend anyone looking to get organized and effective with your lifestyle and business, do some work with Dave.
    Shae Matthews
    Liberated Man
  • David was recommended to me by a friend who had found his approach inspirational and helpful in turning her business around. I had been speaking to her about wanting to work with someone who could mentor me whilst respecting my need to honour what I describe as a more "feminine" approach to my work.

    As a creative I desperately needed guidance in structure yet also needed to feel understood by the person guiding me. David's style is an integration of structure and creativity. I found the practices David supported me in developing greatly enhanced my time management and therefore productivity, without cramping my flowing style. Having an accountability practice really helps me to keep on track when shiny glittery things attempt to distract me, yet David's kindness in responses also prevents any overwhelm I might feel by getting overly task orientated. And I love using the "capture" techniques to optimise on inspirations, catching them as they arise instead of letting them float off into the ethers. I could write a chapter on how effective and awesome David's methods are, but you will only discover this as a fact by having the experience yourself. I will say though that for me, balance is the key, and David is a master of balance.
    Amanda Lyons
    Amanda Loves Lyons
  • David offers very authentic and down to earth guidance. He's helped me overcome many sticking points and revealed blind spots in a way that was both fourthright (?) and understanding. Great at listening to your needs and imparting knowledge that best suites your own personal journey, in all areas of life.
    James Roper
    James Roper Art
  • What David’s offering is so needed. It’s the kind of thing that everybody needs to realize they need. Surrender and flow simply ain’t cutting it if we want to build a proper business.

    I’m super grateful for his contributions to my business, and for what he’s contributed to our overall operation. It’s not always been easy, but David persisted in his efforts.

    He can really help you, folks. For the idealistic flowsters out there who think that everything will just automagically work out if you “follow your bliss”, David is your guy. Because you’re dreaming, folks, and you’re headed for disappointment.
    Eivind Figenshau Skjellum
    Reclaim Your Inner Throne
  • David is a rare jem! He brings such a down to earth approach to what can seem a daunting tangled mess. He guides gently and steadily to the places I try to hide from myself, and then probes fearlessly until I crack. Still then he’s there to hold and encourage until the illumination inherent in my blind spots come into view.

    A course of sessions with David is not an easy ride, but a very fruitful one.

    Practically, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience in systems and organisational tools that have helped me to focus on the real work I do, knowing that everything is running smoothly in the background.
    Cat Nightingale
    Dakini Cat
  • I absolutely recommend David and the Purpose in Action programme to any soulpreneur seeking support. I’ve been working with David since late last year and the changes have been stellar. After 5 years of being self-employed I finally feel that I have a business. I have a team, I have support, I have accountability and I have direction. Making the investment in my business – both financially and energetically – has opened up new possibilities and horizons. Thank you David!
    Gayatri Beegan
    Tantra Massage Training
  • David’s passion, honesty and organisational skills to drive projects forward have been a pleasure to be part of and witness.

    David’s management skills during the turbulent time of our office move were exceptional and made the process run smoothly.

    Over the last 5 years I have witnessed David develop his strong project management skills. His methodical mind combined with his creative approach to engage different audiences is extremely valuable to any organisation.
    Joanne Wilkes
    Creative Engagement