Q: Is this the right membership for me?
If your goals are to feel good and to be happy but you haven't been prioritizing happiness in your goals, then yes.
Q: Is there a better membership than this?
I've been around the block with membership programs. I'm consistently unsatisfied with the amount of content and services offered for the price point, and so far my membership is the best I've ever seen. Objectively. If I wasn't in my group, I would join.
Q: Will this solve my problems?
If your problems are related to the things I listed in the "If This Sounds Like You" section, you're doing the work, and have your basic human needs met first, then YES.
Q: What will people think of me if I become a Merriment Maker?
If you're new to the world of personal development, it might feel intimidating to wonder if people will think you're getting woo-woo or new age-y now that you're 'working on yourself'. It's okay for people to not get what you're doing, but don't let that stop you from trying something you want. We can talk more about how to create boundaries once you join.
Q: Is this something I'm really going to use or enjoy?
That's up to you, but I will tell you that people who call themselves "lurkers" say that it's worth it just to know they can contact the community and access the resources whenever they want.
Q: Do I know enough about joy/personal development to be in this program?
Yes. You can begin from knowing nothing and see results. Don't let your level of expertise stop you from your next level.
Q: How do I know this isn't a scam?
A: That's a super fair question, and I'm proud of you for asking. I used to never think like that and I'm sad we have to these days. I want to make sure you know that I'm a real person, I don't use AI to write my content, I have multiple degrees, I've been in business (as 'Uncustomary') since 2013, and there's a ton of testimonials below (keep scrolling). I've even started taking screenshots of them to provide more authenticity to them instead of just copying and pasting because I realized people will literally just write their own -- that never occurred to me. I promise I'm real and so is the content. Please e-mail me if you have any questions.
Q: What if I'm worried or intimidated by a thousand resources?
A: No one is grading you on what you do or don't look at or do. Think about it like a library. Everything is available for your access and you get to search for what you want and leave what you don't.
Q: What if I'm not into videos or live calls?
A: Any video call has a replay, but there are also many additional types of learning materials available. There are monthly challenges intended to get you off the computer. There are also audio lessons, workbooks, digital and printable art, and guided practices.
Q: What if I already feel happy?
A: That’s great! This program isn’t exclusive to people who are starting from a place of overwhelm and unhappiness. You can accentuate your life and enhance your you-ness no matter where you are. If joy, fun, weirdness, creativity, celebration, and kindness are values you’re interested in, then you’ll enjoy this program.
Q: What's the difference between The Merriment Makers and Operation Merriment?
A: Operation Merriment is a weekly masterclass and kindness mission based on an upcoming unusual holiday. The Merriment Makers is an archive of over a thousand pieces of content with new modules every month. By signing up to the Merriment Makers you also get access to Operation Merriment.
Q: I notice there's a lot of women/femmes in your testimonials. Is this a girls-only group?
A: Nope! I do tend to attract more women/femmes (probably 80:20), but everyone is always welcome as long as you're nice!
Q: Can I sign up at any time?
A: Yes! The only thing that's timed is the physical mail. You have to be signed up by the 2nd of the month to receive that month's snail mail newsletter, otherwise, you'll get next month's.
Q: What happens when I check out?
A: You'll receive an email with your unique username and password, and then you can log in on the exclusive members only dashboard.
Q: Is the price of membership the same if I live outside of the U.S.?
A: Yes! It's the same price no matter where you live
Q: Is there a cancelation fee?
Q: What if I decide I don't like it after/Are subscriptions refundable?
A: That's life, babe! As this is a digital offering and you get access to a thousand resources immediately upon enrolling, per industry standard there are no refunds for membership subscriptions.
Q: What does 'lifetime access' mean?
A: You get access for as long as the product exists and the technology we use is still viable!