How drastically do you think your life could change within just a few weeks or even days?
I’m going to share with you recent events from someone else’s life that I believe will both instruct and inspire you.
The Beginnings of the Shift
I just got off the phone a bit ago with one of my clients who gave me permission to tell her tale. She heard an interview I did a couple months ago and was inspired by the approach to abundance I was proposing, the same path I took from poverty to abundance myself. She submitted a business health assessment to request a free consultation with me, then signed up for one of my inexpensive $1,500 programs that is basically the creation of a plan followed by a couple months of guidance carrying out that plan.
Though a modest expense for private work, when even group business development programs are often asking for $6-12,000, to her it was the largest business development investment she had ever even considered making. But something in her told her it was time, and she gave me a confident yes when I offered to work with her.
Have you considered joining a Mastermind group for your business? Are you in one now? What are your expectations for such a group?
Often people confuse the idea of a mastermind group with what is really group coaching. The main differentiator between the two is that in group coaching, communication is mainly between the group leader and each participant. There is less interaction between participants.
In contrast, the core idea behind a mastermind group is that by collaborating as a group, an “uber” mind will be created. The whole will be more than the sum of the parts.
To quote Napolean Hill, the person who first coined the term mastermind, a mastermind group involves “The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony…. No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.”
Every day I get at least 6 different invitations to various webinars or other free business related offers.
Much of it is really great information, but can I really do all of this before the next slew of emails arrives tomorrow with still more to add to my “must do” list?
Launch a series of JV partnerships, start doing Meetups, add videos with affiliate links to YouTube, start taking affiliates from ClickBank, get on Periscope, and start doing whatever those many unopened emails are suggesting I do?
Of course not. I can’t even do all of it this week, or month, or possibly even quarter. And yet, tomorrow there will be another batch in my inbox. And the next day. And the next. And that’s just email. Let’s not even start talking about my Facebook feed. I’ve had to turn off images, just to turn off ads.
I’m sharing my experience with you in the guess that you are experiencing something similar.
Thunderstorms, roses and the embrace of a tree-filled landscape…
As I sit here at the close of a full day of reading, writing, creating, sharing, instructing and hopefully inspiring, I can’t help but laugh a little.
Life is funny. It’s convoluted and unexpected and completely uncontrollable. You work so hard to create something, then have it all fall into your lap as soon as you give up. You take a walk along a winding path and a chance encounter leads to a life-altering opportunity. You chat with the hairdresser and before you know it you’ve helped a non-profit get sponsored by the United Way.