I know some things that you don't about daily publication, and I've spent three years walking the hot coals you're about to, so I hope to serve as a resource. But...
I don't want this to be "the cult of Philip". There are some freaking amazing business owners in this pilot group. Just wait; you'll see what I mean. So I really hope there's a strong element of peer-to-peer connection and interaction both during and between our weekly meetings. I know it takes time for a group to gel--and some never do--but I really hope this one does.
So please know that you have my full encouragement to interact, offer support, and seek support from each other. If you need infrastructure for that like a Slack channel, forum, whatever, please let me know and I will add that to the mix. Let's start with the weekly calls and then add in more infrastructure as and if needed.
When you give feedback to others, I have a few suggestions:
Before you do, take a beat and ask yourself: "Am I clear on what this person is trying to accomplish? Do I understand their goal here?". If not, make clarifying their goal, need, or intention your starting point, then frame your feedback in terms of that.
There's a time and a place for declarations, and there's a time and a place for open-ended questions. Consider starting your feedback with an open-ended question rather than a declaration. It might get both of you further into the good stuff :) These kind of questions almost always begin with what, why, how, when, who, or where.
Our general meeting format will be:
A moment of small talk while the group comes online
Brief check-ins on progress and blockers with each person, facilitated by me
Open discussion, driven by your questions or needs, moderated by me
As we go, I'll be desperate for your input on the meeting format, program, and any other ideas you have for how I could help you get the most out of this experience.