Enjoy more SustaVariety! Join our membership community to create, grow and spread sustainable variety (SustaVariety), so we can be more alive! Minimum proxri starts at $2 per month. Explore your benefits here.

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Why Join Our Enjoying SustaVariety Membership Community?

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If you’re not familiar with sustainable variety (SustaVariety), see the home page.

• Why Join?
Would you like to create, grow and spread sustainable variety (SustaVariety), for yourself and others? If so, you can proxri (ProxReward) in different ways, but one of the better ways is providing a monthly proxri of money in our membership community on the Patreon platform. Patreon is a membership platform that makes it easy for people to be an interactive and supportive part of an ongoing community. When you provide a monthly proxri of money, you become a patron and can take advantage of your membership tier benefits and/or simply support our prior and ongoing growth, collaborations and progress. This page tells you more.

• Our SustaVariety Membership Community
This membership community is for creating, growing and spreading SustaVariety. It’s for those who are part of the community, as well as those who might indirectly benefit (which is probably pretty much everyone). We’ll likely strive towards the three goals below in the next bullet. As a patron, you can access your tier benefits, reward my past and current efforts towards proximity thinking and SustaVariety, support and be part of our collaborative efforts, and be part of our ongoing community at Enjoying SustaVariety (where you can join too). If you don’t become a patron, you can still follow our community (look for the Follow button below the membership levels on our starting page).

Three Goals for Our SustaVariety Community
In brief, SustaVariety is variety that continues, refreshes, and renews. Below are three goals for our SustaVariety community as we seek to create, grow and spread SustaVariety, and in the process, enjoy more SustaVariety. The goals are:

  1. To increase SustaVariety generally, for individuals and groups.
  2. For people and groups striving towards SustaVariety to also experience SustaVariety as they strive.
  3. To increase the prevalence of sustainable proximities with sustainable variety (see note below), and to the extent possible list, track and assess them, to improve and further create, grow and spread SustaVariety and enjoy more SustaVariety.

For more on these goals, and three ways we can strive towards them, see Three Goals for SustaVariety Communities, Three Ways To Strive Towards These Goals, and One Recommended Next Step.

• About Membership Tiers
On the page below, you’ll find the current membership benefit tier levels and links to become a patron. These benefit tiers detail your benefits and options associated with different levels of financial contributions. The dollar amount for each membership tier is a minimum proxri, meaning that at any point, you can also add to your monthly membership level with a one-time proxri or an ongoing higher monthly level (short term or long term). If your preferred monthly amount is more than the stated tier amount but less than the next tier up, you can just add something to your current tier. You can also switch between tiers, up or down. For example, you might increase your tier for a while to proxri for other benefits not listed in the tiers, such as your benefits from taking the SustaVariety-boosting online course Let’s Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink. Also, if you’d like to propose different proxri for some tier benefits, let me know. Since part of the nature of proxri is to consider related circumstances and contexts (the proximity of the situation), please choose your tier partly in relationship to my circumstances.

• Even If You Don’t Join, Here’s How You Can Create, Grow and Spread SustaVariety
Even if you don’t become a patron, you can create, grow and spread SustaVariety, and I hope you will, by pursuing it, practicing it, telling others about it, getting involved in some of the groups and projects on the home page of loughry.com, and with some of these suggestions for non-financial proxri. As mentioned above, you can also follow our membership community on Patreon without being a patron and you’ll see the public posts and announcements. And if you can proxri in our membership community at any level, or make a one-time money proxri, you’ll be a financial nurturer of sustainable variety. Whether you create, grow and spread SustaVariety in financial or non-financial ways, or both, you’re helping yourself and others to be more alive.

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Tier Summaries

• About the Term Flex Tier
First, a note about why you will sometimes see the term flex tiers below. You might become a member for different and even overlapping reasons. One reason might be the tier benefits. Another reason might be to reward my past efforts and support my current efforts towards proximity thinking and SustaVariety. A third reason might be to support and grow the membership community’s collaborative efforts to design, build, test, grow and expand different ways of creating and implementing ProxThink approaches for SustaVariety. Of course, other reasons are possible as well. And for some of these reasons, you may want to sometimes or even always provide support without accessing or using your tier benefits. In light of the many possible and even overlapping reasons for becoming a member, and to reinforce that and remind ourselves of that, I’ll sometimes use the term flex tiers in the tier sets descriptions below. This allows tier benefits to be flexible as well. Additionally, the idea of flex tiers supports our efforts towards sustainable variety, as it allows for differences, variety and change. Plus, you may become a member for one reason, but that can change over time to different reasons. And all of the above reinforces the main goal of this community, which is to create, grow and spread SustaVariety for ourselves and others. Related to this goal, all tier benefits mentioned here may not be available every month, to allow for SustaVariety in the growth of the group and for those providing benefits.

• Three Tier Sets
There are three sets of membership tier levels: the Sustaining Tiers, the Content and Small Group Tiers, and the Custom Tiers. Below are benefit summaries for each. Note that if you want to proxri more than a stated tier amount every month, but your preferred amount is more than one tier but less than the next tier, you can choose a tier and add to the monthly amount. You can also switch between tiers as needed. To jump down to the detailed tier sections, use the Jump to Details links at the end of each summary.

Sustaining Tiers

Your membership in ANY of the Sustaining Tiers (flex tiers) is about how much you want to, and are able to, sustain the creation, growth and spread of more sustainable variety in the world, rather than what you get at different Sustaining Tiers levels. In fact, when you choose ANY membership level in the Sustaining Tiers set, you can access ANY OR ALL of the Sustaining Tiers benefits. At any point, you can also add to your monthly membership level with a one-time proxri or an increased monthly amount, which may be suggested for some tier benefits. It’s also possible to proxri $1 per month, without getting patron benefits, by making what Patreon calls a custom pledge. You may want to sometimes or even always provide support at these tier levels without accessing or using your benefits, in order to reward my past and current efforts, and/or to support and grow our collaborative efforts, and/or for other reasons. Jump to Details

Newcomers to SustaVariety
$2 or more per month

Explorers of SustaVariety
$5 or more per month

Nurturers of SustaVariety
$9 or more per month

Extenders of SustaVariety
$17 or more per month

Cultivators of SustaVariety
$27 or more per month

Content and Small Group Tiers

The Content and Small Group Tiers (flex tiers) provide higher levels of support for my content creation, and the possibility of access to small group versions (for more discussion and interactivity) of some of the online sessions of the Sustaining Tiers. The three highest tiers in this group also include some ProxThink collaboration and coaching. These tiers also allow higher level proxri for general support and rewards. You may want to sometimes or even always provide support at these tier levels without accessing or using your benefits, in order to reward my past and current efforts, and/or to support and grow our collaborative efforts, and/or for other reasons. Each of these tiers also gets the Sustaining Tiers benefits. Jump to Details

Launchpads
$47 or more per month

Booster Rockets
$97 or more per month

Space Capsules
$197 or more per month

Astronauts
$297 or more per month

Custom Tiers

The Custom Tiers (flex tiers) allow higher level proxri for providing general support and rewards, as well as opportunities for custom and changing benefits. Currently, the major custom benefit is ProxThink collaboration and coaching. The tiers are similar except that they offer five, ten or twenty hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. You’ll get the integrated value of my diverse background, projects and creative abilities, combined with the flexible and comprehensive proximity thinking framework I developed for creativity, problem-solving and collaboration, available via a variety of communication and collaboration methods. You may want to sometimes or even always provide support at these tier levels without accessing or using your benefits, in order to reward my past and current efforts, and/or to support and grow our collaborative efforts, and/or for other reasons. Each of these tiers also gets the Sustaining Tiers benefits. Jump to Details

Champions for SustaVariety
$497 or more per month

Partners for SustaVariety
$997 or more per month

Benefactors for SustaVariety
$1997 or more per month

Note that benefits provided in the tiers are subject to the terms of use and/or terms of service of the related websites, products and/or services.

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Sustaining Tiers — $2 to $27

Newcomers to SustaVariety
$2 or more per month

Explorers of SustaVariety
$5 or more per month

Nurturers of SustaVariety
$9 or more per month

Extenders of SustaVariety
$17 or more per month

Cultivators of SustaVariety
$27 or more per month

PLEASE NOTE — Below are details about all of the Sustaining Tiers, followed by more about each one.

Your membership in ANY of the Sustaining Tiers (flex tiers) is about how much you want to, and are able to, sustain the creation, growth and spread of more sustainable variety in the world, rather than what you get at different Sustaining Tiers levels. In fact, when you choose ANY membership level in this Sustaining Tiers set, you can access ANY OR ALL of the Sustaining Tiers benefits listed below. At any point, you can also add to your monthly membership level with a one-time proxri or an increased monthly amount, which may be suggested for some benefits. If you attend more of the online group sessions below, it’s suggested that you choose a higher Sustaining Tiers level, or increase your monthly amount, and/or make additional one-time proxri. It’s also possible to proxri $1 per month, without getting patron benefits, by making what Patreon calls a custom pledge. Since part of the nature of proxri is to consider related context and circumstances (the proximity of the situation), please choose your tier partly in relationship to my circumstances. You may want to sometimes or even always provide support at these tier levels without accessing or using your benefits, in order to reward my past and current efforts, and/or to support and grow our collaborative efforts, and/or for other reasons.

Again, patron benefits at ANY Sustaining Tiers level include ANY or ALL of the following benefits. Below the summary bullets is the same list with expanded descriptions.

  • Reap the Benefits of SustaVariety
  • Connect, Participate, Influence
  • Access to the Online Course Let’s Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink
  • Download, Explain, Show, Share
  • Live Stream Notices and Participation
  • Early Looks at Content
  • My Art and Photos
  • Patron-Related Q&A
  • Online Group Sessions (Five Groups)

Expanded Descriptions of Sustaining Tiers Benefits

  • Reap the Benefits of SustaVariety — You’re helping create, grow and spread more sustainable variety. In turn, this should result in a variety of benefits for yourself and others.
  • Connect, Participate, Influence — By participating in discussions, activities and events, you have the potential to connect and/or collaborate with other members, as well as influence the evolution of SustaVariety.
  • Access to the Online Course Let’s Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink — Your onramp to basic ideas that underlie some key parts of SustaVariety, this online course is available to all members. Get introduced to proximity-oriented approaches to transform how you create, collaborate and live. Join and start the course at Here’s Your Onramp. If you’re already a member, skip step two.
  • Download, Explain, Show, Share — To explain SustaVariety to people and show you’re a patron, you’ll get a downloadable PDF you can print, hang, hand out, etc., as well as an image you can share online. These are in development, and will be announced when they are ready.
  • Live Stream Notices and Participation — Get advance notice of occasional live streams, some of which may be exclusive to patrons. Also, you’ll have a higher chance of participating in them via video if you wish.
  • Early Looks at Content — Early looks at new content (videos, art, photos, writing). This means that final versions of new content will be posted for patrons days before the public has access.
  • My Art and Photos — You can download or request any of my new or previously posted art and photos (on Patreon or on loughry.com) to display, print, hang, alter and mashup. Creating art and photos creates and sustains variety for me, which helps fuel my projects and efforts for you and others. Details below.
  • Patron-Related Q&A — Post questions about being a patron and patron benefits in a Q&A, which may become parts of an FAQ for new patrons.
  • Online Group Sessions (Five Groups) — You can attend and participate in five different online group sessions that relate to SustaVariety, fostering learning, sharing, supporting, celebrating, collaborating, etc. Attend any or all of the sessions below, if they occur that month. These sessions may be irregular, since scheduling will depend on participant interest levels, my other commitments and availability, and the availability of participants to attend (you’ll be able to sign up for proposed sessions). Once we have a decent number of members, I hope to have at least one of these sessions, if not more, every month. If you attend more of these sessions, it’s suggested you choose a higher Sustaining Tiers level, and/or make additional one-time proxri. Some sessions may be limited to a fixed number of participants (to enable better participation and collaboration), so signing up soon after they are announced may be needed to secure a spot. Some sessions may be streamed live publicly, but some of the participation may be limited to patrons. Some sessions, or parts of sessions, may be posted publicly later, even if the session is not public while it’s happening. You’ll be notified of these and other details when sessions are announced. Here are brief descriptions of possible online group sessions (and below this bullet section are longer descriptions of each):
    • Intro to ProxThink User Group — Proximity thinking is one of the keys to sustainable variety and my projects. Join our online group sessions to ask questions, share experiences, connect and collaborate. It’s suggested that you first attend some of these sessions, as ProxThink-based approaches will be used and mentioned in other group sessions. However, if you’ve already finished the online course Let’s Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink, feel free to join other group sessions without first attending Intro to ProxThink User Group sessions. Also, early on, before lots of people have experience with proximity thinking, there may be more of these sessions than the other group sessions. Details below.
    • Sustainable Variety Network — As we build pockets of sustainable variety in our lives, organizations, neighborhoods and communities, let’s share tips, resources and experiences, support each other, and work together. Details below.
    • Artsdown Pioneers — Join online sessions with other pioneers who are using the Artsdown approach to enjoying and sharing the arts! Details below.
    • Shared Situation Guide Experimenters — Are you trying and experimenting with the Shared Situation Guide? Join our online group sessions to ask questions and share experiences. Details below.
    • Create and Collaborate Experience creating and collaborating with the proximity thinking (ProxThink) framework in these online group sessions. Details below.

Below you’ll find more information for bullets above which mentioned “details below.” You can shift between tiers anytime. Discover more details below or become a patron here.

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As a patron, you can download or request my full-resolution art and photo files from current and past Patreon posts, as well as posts on loughry.comDisplay on screens, print and hang, and even alter (tweak, color, etc.) and mash them up! If you like, show people how you’ve used them in the post comments. Creating art and photos creates and sustains variety for me, which helps fuel my projects and efforts for you and others. Become a patron here.

Online Group Sessions — Open to All Sustaining Tiers

The rest of the Sustaining Tiers details below relate to the online group sessions previously mentioned.

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The proximity thinking framework underlies other approaches for sustainable variety you’ll find here. So you’ll get more out of the other online group sessions detailed nearby if you gain some understanding of proximity thinking. Join one of these Intro to ProxThink User Group online sessions to ask questions, share experiences and perhaps connect or collaborate with others. Many of the sessions will focus on one or another of the four stages of your transformation as you move through the online course Let’s Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink. To join a session with this group, you’ll need to have taken the course, or at least signed up for the full course (not the Trials). These online sessions will be about an hour. It’s suggested that you provide additional proxri for these sessions. If you just want to attend a couple times, I’ll also be posting dates for the online sessions on this Eventbrite page where you can sign up. To easily attend more often, and also to get other ongoing patron benefits as well as create, grow and spread sustainable variety, become a patron here. Note that this group is in addition to the ProxThinkers Facebook group. Those in the Facebook group can also join the Intro to ProxThink User Group online sessions if they are part of the SustaVariety membership community by being patrons.

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As we build pockets of sustainable variety in our lives, organizations, neighborhoods and communities, let’s share tips, resources and experiences, support each other, and work together. The term sustainable variety is pretty descriptive. So you don’t necessarily need to understand proximity thinking to start creating more sustainable variety. However, you’ll get more out of these sessions if you have taken the online course Let’s Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink. These online group sessions will be about an hour. If you just want to attend a couple times, I’ll also be posting dates for the online sessions on this Eventbrite page where you can sign up. To easily attend more often, and also to get other ongoing patron benefits as well as create, grow and spread sustainable variety, become a patron here.

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Artsdown is a place to explore and post downloadable arts and things related to downloadable arts (such as links, reviews, events, products, services, ideas and experiences), as well as a place to comment on postings and reward (proxri) arts creators. (Note that Artsdown is transitioning from the current site to Facebook, most likely.) Join online sessions with other pioneers who are using the Artsdown approach to enjoying and sharing the arts! Share what you’re doing to use, enjoy and spread this approach, and hear what others are doing. Visit artsdown.org for more about the Artsdown approach. Since a big part of the Artsdown approach is the use of proxri, which are part of the ProxThink growth model, you’ll get more out of these sessions if you have taken the online course Let’s Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink. These online sessions will be about an hour. If you just want to attend a couple times, I’ll also be posting dates for the online sessions on this Eventbrite page where you can sign up. To easily attend more often, and also to get other ongoing patron benefits as well as create, grow and spread sustainable variety, become a patron here.

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Are you trying and experimenting with the Shared Situation Guide? Join our online group sessions to ask questions and share experiences. The Shared Situation Guide uses a proximity-oriented approach in a mobile collaboration app. This helps shared situations come alive and feel like living things. It can help groups deal with shared situations more effectively, sustainably, enjoyably. Explore it at sharedsituations.wordpress.com. To join a session with this group, you’ll need to have taken the online course Let’s Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink. These online sessions will be about an hour. If you just want to attend a couple times, I’ll also be posting dates for the online sessions on this Eventbrite page where you can sign up. To easily attend more often, and also to get other ongoing patron benefits as well as create, grow and spread sustainable variety, become a patron here.

ProxThink Create and Collaborate Sessions

Create and collaborate with the proximity thinking (ProxThink) framework. In these online group sessions, we’ll generate ideas related to situations, topics and challenges suggested by participants and/or challenges we face in our neighborhoods, cities and globally. We’ll collaborate using the ProxThink-based Shared Situation Guide. To join a session, you’ll need to have taken the online course Let’s Be More Alive — Intro to ProxThink. These online sessions will be about 90 minutes. If you just want to attend a couple times, I’ll also be posting dates for the online sessions on this Eventbrite page where you can sign up. To easily attend more often, and also to get other ongoing patron benefits as well as create, grow and spread sustainable variety, become a patron here.

Newcomers to SustaVariety — $2

Even if you don’t become a patron, you can create, grow and spread SustaVariety, and I hope you will, by pursuing it, practicing it, telling others about it, getting involved in some of the groups and projects on the home page of loughry.com, and with some of these suggestions for non-financial proxri.

In our SustaVariety membership community, this Newcomers tier is the minimum. Just $2 a month, or more if you are able and willing, can make a big difference in my circumstances and our progress towards sustainable variety. So I encourage you to proxri at least $2 a month, and I thank you for it! (It’s also possible to proxri $1 per month, without getting patron benefits, by making what Patreon calls a custom pledge.) Whether you nurture SustaVariety in financial or non-financial ways, or both, you’re helping yourself and others be more alive.

As mentioned, when you choose ANY membership level in this Sustaining Tiers set, you can access ANY OR ALL of the Sustaining Tiers benefits. At any point, you can also add to your monthly membership level with a one-time proxri or an increased monthly amount (described above), which may be suggested for some benefits. If you attend more of the online group sessions, it is suggested that you choose a higher Sustaining Tiers level, or increase your monthly amount, and/or make additional one-time proxri. Since part of the nature of proxri is to consider related context and circumstances (the proximity of the situation), please choose your tier partly in relationship to my circumstances. Explore higher tiers and tier sets below or become a patron here. You can shift between tiers anytime.

Explorers of SustaVariety — $5

As mentioned in the Sustaining Tiers above, when you choose ANY membership level in this Sustaining Tiers set, you can access ANY OR ALL of the Sustaining Tiers benefits. At any point, you can also add to your monthly membership level with a one-time proxri or an increased monthly amount (described above), which may be suggested for some benefits. If you attend more of the online group sessions, it is suggested that you choose a higher Sustaining Tiers level, or increase your monthly amount, and/or make additional one-time proxri. Since part of the nature of proxri is to consider related context and circumstances (the proximity of the situation), please choose your tier partly in relationship to my circumstances. Explore higher tiers and tier sets below or become a patron here. You can shift between tiers anytime.

Nurturers of SustaVariety — $9

As mentioned in the Sustaining Tiers above, when you choose ANY membership level in this Sustaining Tiers set, you can access ANY OR ALL of the Sustaining Tiers benefits. At any point, you can also add to your monthly membership level with a one-time proxri or an increased monthly amount (described above), which may be suggested for some benefits. If you attend more of the online group sessions, it is suggested that you choose a higher Sustaining Tiers level, or increase your monthly amount, and/or make additional one-time proxri. Since part of the nature of proxri is to consider related context and circumstances (the proximity of the situation), please choose your tier partly in relationship to my circumstances. Explore higher tiers and tier sets below or become a patron here. You can shift between tiers anytime.

Extenders of SustaVariety — $17

As mentioned in the Sustaining Tiers above, when you choose ANY membership level in this Sustaining Tiers set, you can access ANY OR ALL of the Sustaining Tiers benefits. At any point, you can also add to your monthly membership level with a one-time proxri or an increased monthly amount (described above), which may be suggested for some benefits. If you attend more of the online group sessions, it is suggested that you choose a higher Sustaining Tiers level, or increase your monthly amount, and/or make additional one-time proxri. Since part of the nature of proxri is to consider related context and circumstances (the proximity of the situation), please choose your tier partly in relationship to my circumstances. Explore higher tiers and tier sets below or become a patron here. You can shift between tiers anytime.

Cultivators of SustaVariety — $27

As mentioned in the Sustaining Tiers above, when you choose ANY membership level in this Sustaining Tiers set, you can access ANY OR ALL of the Sustaining Tiers benefits. At any point, you can also add to your monthly membership level with a one-time proxri or an increased monthly amount (described above), which may be suggested for some benefits. If you attend more of the online group sessions, it is suggested that you choose a higher Sustaining Tiers level, or increase your monthly amount, and/or make additional one-time proxri. Since part of the nature of proxri is to consider related context and circumstances (the proximity of the situation), please choose your tier partly in relationship to my circumstances. Explore higher tiers and tier sets below or become a patron here. You can shift between tiers anytime.

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Content and Small Group Tiers — $47 to $97

Launchpads
$47 or more per month

Booster Rockets
$97 or more per month

Space Capsules
$197 or more per month

Astronauts
$297 or more per month

PLEASE NOTE — Below are details about all of the Content and Small Group Tiers, followed by more about each one.

The Content and Small Group Tiers (flex tiers) provide higher levels of support for my content creation, and the possibility of access to small group versions (for more discussion and interactivity) of some of the online sessions of the Sustaining Tiers. The three highest tiers in this group also include some ProxThink collaboration and coaching. These tiers also allow higher level proxri for general support and rewards. You may want to sometimes or even always provide support at these tier levels without accessing or using your benefits, in order to reward my past and current efforts, and/or to support and grow our collaborative efforts, and/or for other reasons. Each of these tiers also gets the Sustaining Tiers benefits.

Launchpads — $47

Be a launchpad for content and small groups! I have so many content projects in the pipeline, and many I never get to, due to my current financial circumstances. You’ll get:

  • All Sustaining Tiers benefits.
  • In-process and behind-the-scenes views of content (videos, art, photos, writing) in progress, as well as content from small group preparations and sessions.
    • Screenshots, clips, notes, and photos posted only for this tier and above.
  • The possibility of access to small group versions (for more discussion and interactivity) of some of the online sessions of the Sustaining Tiers.
  • Increasing satisfaction and potential benefits for yourself and others from providing more time for my content creation and for small group interactivity and discussions!

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Booster Rockets — $97

Be a booster rocket for content and small groups, and also get one-half hour of ProxThink collaboration and coaching! I have so many content projects in the pipeline, and many I never get to, due to my current financial circumstances. You’ll get:

  • All Sustaining Tiers benefits.
  • In-process and behind-the-scenes views of content (videos, art, photos, writing) in progress, as well as content from small group preparations and sessions.
    • Screenshots, clips, notes, and photos posted only for this tier and above.
  • The possibility of access to small group versions (for more discussion and interactivity) of some of the online sessions of the Sustaining Tiers.
  • One-half hour of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (as described in Champions for SustaVariety, the first tier in the Custom Tiers section below) per month, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations.
  • Increasing satisfaction and potential benefits for yourself and others from providing more time for my content creation and for small group interactivity and discussions!

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Space Capsules — $197

Ride a space capsule for content and small groups, and also get one hour of ProxThink collaboration and coaching! I have so many content projects in the pipeline, and many I never get to, due to my current financial circumstances. You’ll get:

  • All Sustaining Tiers benefits.
  • In-process and behind-the-scenes views of content (videos, art, photos, writing) in progress, as well as content from small group preparations and sessions.
    • Screenshots, clips, notes, and photos posted only for this tier and above.
  • The possibility of access to small group versions (for more discussion and interactivity) of some of the online sessions of the Sustaining Tiers.
  • One hour of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (as described in Champions for SustaVariety, the first tier in the Custom Tiers section below) per month, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations.
  • Increasing satisfaction and potential benefits for yourself and others from providing more time for my content creation and for small group interactivity and discussions!

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Astronauts — $297

Become an astronaut for content and small groups, and also get two hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching! I have so many content projects in the pipeline, and many I never get to, due to my current financial circumstances. You’ll get:

  • All Sustaining Tiers benefits.
  • In-process and behind-the-scenes views of content (videos, art, photos, writing) in progress, as well as content from small group preparations and sessions.
    • Screenshots, clips, notes, and photos posted only for this tier and above.
  • The possibility of access to small group versions (for more discussion and interactivity) of some of the online sessions of the Sustaining Tiers.
  • Up to two hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (as described in Champions for SustaVariety, the first tier in the Custom Tiers section below) per month, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations.
  • Increasing satisfaction and potential benefits for yourself and others from providing more time for my content creation and for small group interactivity and discussions!

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

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Custom Tiers — $497 to $1997

Champions for SustaVariety
$497 or more per month

Partners for SustaVariety
$997 or more per month

Benefactors for SustaVariety
$1997 or more per month

PLEASE NOTE — Below are details about all of the Custom Tiers, followed by more about each one.

The Custom Tiers (flex tiers) allow higher level proxri for providing general support and rewards, as well as opportunities for custom and changing benefits. Currently, the major custom benefit is ProxThink collaboration and coaching. The tiers are similar except that they offer five, ten or twenty hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. You’ll get the integrated value of my diverse background, projects and creative abilities, combined with the flexible and comprehensive proximity thinking framework I developed for creativity, problem-solving and collaboration, available via a variety of communication and collaboration methods. You may want to sometimes or even always provide support at these tier levels without accessing or using your benefits, in order to reward my past and current efforts, and/or to support and grow our collaborative efforts, and/or for other reasons. Each of these tiers also gets the Sustaining Tiers benefits.

Champions for SustaVariety — $497

Provide major support and get five hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (see below), to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. Your benefits include:

  • All Sustaining Tiers benefits.
  • Up to five hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (see next bullet) per month, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations.
  • For your ProxThink collaboration and coaching, you’ll get the integrated value of my diverse background, projects and creative abilities (see both this overview and this bio), combined with the flexible and comprehensive proximity thinking framework I developed for creativity, problem-solving and collaboration, available via a variety of communication and collaboration methods as appropriate (such as phone, email, text, video, in person, online meetings, idea-generation tools, mindmapping, collaboration apps, etc.).
    • The dollar amount for this tier is a minimum proxri, meaning you can, and are encouraged to but not required to, make other non-financial or financial proxri of your choice, at the time of service and/or later.
    • Note that the dollar amount for this tier may not match the minimum proxri (on a per hour basis) for similar or other ProxThink services. Related to this, the benefits of this tier are intended to be a kind of introduction to these ProxThink services, and should only be used a few times rather than on an ongoing basis.
    • This service is provided subject to the ProxThink Terms of Use.
  • The increasing satisfaction and potential benefits for yourself and others of helping create, grow and spread SustaVariety. Support at this tier level would help me quit unrelated jobs and focus on projects with greater impact.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Partners for SustaVariety — $997

Provide major support and get ten hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (see below), to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. Your benefits include:

  • All Sustaining Tiers benefits.
  • Up to ten hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (as described above in the Champions tier) per month, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations.
  • The increasing satisfaction and potential benefits for yourself and others of helping create, grow and spread SustaVariety. Support at this tier level would help me quit unrelated jobs and focus on projects with greater impact.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Benefactors for SustaVariety — $1997

Provide major support and get twenty hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (see below), to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. Your benefits include:

  • All Sustaining Tiers benefits benefits.
  • Up to twenty hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (as described above in the Champions tier) per month, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations.
  • The increasing satisfaction and potential benefits for yourself and others of helping create, grow and spread SustaVariety. Support at this tier level would help me quit unrelated jobs and focus on projects with greater impact.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Note that benefits provided in the tiers are subject to the terms of use and/or terms of service of the related websites, products and/or services.

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