Posted on April 21st, 2009 Comment Here
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Posted on April 24th, 2013 Comment Here
I was doing an interview with Tiffany Peterson, a close friend and brilliant sales coach, on Monday evening when a very powerful conversation emerged… Tiffany and I originally met through our work with Jack Canfield. She is my go-to person when it comes to embracing the sales role in my business.
In the interview we were talking about call resistance and Tiffany reminded me of a question we both first heard from Jack: If you knew you had the cure for cancer, would you be resistant to offer it to others? Considering that powerful question led me to ask myself something else… In terms of what I have to offer to the marketplace, if a cure for cancer is a 10 on a scale of 1-10 for clarity and passion, how would I rate MY offer? Is it clear? Am I passionate about it?
Well, I’m embarrassed to tell you the number between 1 and 10 that came to mind, but I’ll just say it reminded me of another saying I first heard from Jack, about “graduating in the half of the class that made the top half possible.” But I kept thinking about it, knowing that it’s important for me to get much clearer and much more passionate about my offer… And so today when I went for a run I went with this question on my mind:
“What is my work the cure for?”
It took about a mile at eight-minute pace for the insight to hit me: DISCONNECTION. I’m a facilitator… what I see and hear from my teleseminar groups, from my workshop groups, from the groups I speak to and from my Ideal Master Mind Groups is that they feel connected. And in today’s fast paced world that is a unique phenomenon.
Social media claims to connect us, but does it really? Does social media provide the kind of connection that we are all really craving, the kind of connection that shows up in Abraham Maslow’s Heirarchy of Needs. The kind of connection that allows us to achieve at much greater levels?
The kind of connection that we get from close family relationships, at a social event with really good friends, at the right kind of seminar or workshop, or even at work if the conditions allow it. What we all crave is a deep, close connection with a group of like minded people that we know will encourage and support us, that we admire and respect.
And that’s the kind of connections I facilitate.
Another kind of “connection” goes beyond the external connection to other people. It’s the internal connection. The connection to our true self, to our sense of purpose and meaning. And my work absolutely addresses this side of “connection” as well. The Manifesting for Non-Gurus approach directly addresses the questions “Who am I?”, “What am I intending to attract?”, and “How will I feel?” as a way of connecting to who we really are and what is most important to us. And when we have a strong sense of self what we feel is connected. Really connected.
So my work really is a “cure”. A cure for feeling s=disconnected. Realizing that has absolutely created the clarity and passion that I was looking for. My “cure for cancer” number is now about an 8, (and climbing). How’s yours?
Are you feeling connected? To a powerful community of like minded and supportive people? To your true sense of self? If you are feeling disconnected, maybe we can help.
If you are interested in learning more about the ways we can help you not just feel connected but BE connected, take a look at the new Master Manifesters Community. It’s the first place I’m putting my new found clarity and passion into effect!
Here’s to your well connected success!
Posted on March 23rd, 2012 Comment Here
One of the many valuable techniques taught as part of goal seting and goal achievement is to “act as if”, to begin now to live your life as if you had already made the money, as if you had already lost the weight, as if you were already in your ideal relationship.
This is a POWERFUL concept and works really well when implemented effectively. AND if you implement it ineffectively it can get you in a lot of trouble, especially in the area of money. If you start “acting as if” you have money you do not have, an already difficult situation can get even more difficult.
Here are two important distinctions of what I mean by “implementing effectively”:
1. In many cases it is more of a matter of “thinking as if” rather than “acting as if”. By consistently imagining the outcomes we desire, and experiencing the feelings and emotions as if we had already achieved our intended results, we stay open to possibilities and attract the people, ideas and resources that can help us.
2. The second thing to keep in mind is that “acting as if”, especially in the area of wealth, does not mean doing what wealthy people do. This is where people create problems for themselves. Consider instead doing what wealthy people DID to become wealthy. What was the next step on their path to getting where they are when they were in a similar situation to yours? It worked for them, follow their lead!
To me, what “acting as if” really means is sharing the same mind-set as the person who has already achieved what you want to achieve. If you are thinking what successful people think, sharing their core beliefs and habits, you will certainly and dramatically accelerate your results.
And best of all you will enjoy the journey so much more! Which is what I really wish for you. I welcome your comments about what “acting as if” means to you!
Posted on February 28th, 2012 Comment Here
Isn’t it amazing how much new material there is out there and yet the work of Napoleon Hill is still so accurate???
What resonates best with you? How does this help you get clear about how to live a life of mastery?
Posted on February 23rd, 2012 Comment Here
I’m back! I finally got the comment section of my blog fixed so I am re-committed to blogging regularly. This will be easy because by working with my Master Manifesters group I have a fresh flow of ideas and insights showing up all the time…
Today’s insight is about the idea of being comfortable being uncomfortable. Have you heard that advice before? Of course you have. And if you have been around my work for very long you have also heard me talk about the importance of focusing our attention on the feelings and emotions we WANT to be experiencing. So, who WANTS to be uncomfortable?!?!
Let me explain what I mean by uncomfortable… A comfort zone occurs when our beliefs about who we are match the results we are getting. When I say be willing to be uncomfortable, what I mean is to stretch that belief about who you are. By doing that you imagine a different kind of outcome, a different result, and then you ask yourself how that outcome feels.
If you are currently earning $100,000 per year and you want to double your income, imagining earning $200,000 may make you uncomfortable. But asking yourself how it will feel when you already are earning $200,000 a year should feel GREAT! The journey may be a little uncomfortable, but the destination will be fabulous. Focus your attention on the destination and set off on your journey.
And let me know when you arrive!
What makes you uncomfortable, stretching you into a realm that you know is a good place to go but is new and uncertain for you??? Are you ready to take action in spite of the discomfort?
Posted on August 7th, 2011 Comment Here
It seems like I’ve been working with more and more people lately who are seeking ways to make (more) money doing what they love to do. And, of course, this is a current quest of mine as well. As I sought insight looking at my own situation and the situations of those I am working with, I realized those were NOT the situations I should be looking at. So I refocused on those who ARE making lots of money doing what they love to do, and I asked myself, “what are they doing that is working?”
Four themes emerged. Four things that at least one of seemed to be true for all of the successes I examined. For several of those who were making LOTS of money doing what they love, all four were true, for others it was a case of just one being REALLY true… but it always seemed to be one of these four:
1. KNOW THE PROBLEM YOU SOLVE. Those who are making it work financially are very clear about the specific problem their work solves. This makes them very clear about how valuable they are.
2. KNOW YOUR TARGET MARKET. Those who are making money doing what they love know who will benefit most from what they offer. They do not offer their services to “everyone”.
3. HELP OTHERS MAKE MORE MONEY. In terms of value, one great way to attract more money is to help others do the same. Many of those who are financially successful are teaching others how to do the same.
4. SHARE YOUR OWN SUCCESS STORY. Another way to attract paying clients is to share your own success story if it is one that they would want to emulate. Offer to be a mentor to others who would want to create the same kind of success.
Do you have clearly defined answers to any or all of these four questions? Which one is it most important for you to be clearer on?
For me, getting clearer about the specific problem my work solves and the specific target market I should be focusing on seem to be the most important. I figure this will make my success story even better!
COMMENTS? The comment function on this blog is not working, but I would love to hear your response. Send it to email@example.com and I will post it here…
Posted on July 8th, 2011 Comment Here
The first part of our Manifesting for Non-Gurus approach is to ask the question “Who am I?” The easy answers for most people usually come up around the roles we play: I’m a father, a husband, an author, a speaker, a coach, an athlete, etc. And then we move on to look at the contribution we are here to make and who we are at our core, beyond our roles, our body, our mind, our accomplishments, etc. For most people these perspectives really add the juice to the roles we play, we realize that the roles we play are how we express who we are at our core and how we make our contribution.
But let’s not diminish the importance of roles…
Connecting to who we really are helps us in many ways, especially when it comes to getting back on track when we become aware of NOT having the experience of life we want. In that moment of dissatisfaction, the moment we become aware we are not BEING who we really are, when we have already asked and answered the “Who am I?” question, when we have already chosen what our desired experience of life is, we are able to quickly and easily shift back toward what we really want rather than pausing to try to figure it all out. And during that moment of dissatisfaction is NOT the best time to be trying to figure it all out!
And here’s a way to “uplevel” the value you get from asking this question: THINK BIG! Starting with the obvious answers like the roles you play. My way of thinking big comes from remembering that my work is part of a global shift in consciousness. The roles I play as a speaker, author, coach and consultant, (my favorite is “facilitator”), are all ways for me to contribute to the global shift I see occurring. And the contributions that are easiest for me to remember – increasing awareness, simplifying, opening up to new possibilities – are all ways of facilitating (there’s that word again!) the global shift I am so excited about.
So what is your BIG VISION? The big purpose behind what is on your to-do list today? Remember THAT, connect it to your core self and your contribution, and get excited about your day! That’s all for now… I gotta get back to shifting global consciousness…
Happy manifesting… (please share your “think big” with a comment below…)
Posted on June 13th, 2011 Comment Here
I’m a runner… usually about five days a week. My office and home are close to the beach in San Diego California so I run on or near the beach whenever I can. I keep my tide chart handy and run at low tide whenever I can. And over the years, for some reason, I have gotten in the habit of running in the afternoon or evening most of the time.
Recently it was suggested to me my one of my Mastermind group members that one of the ways I could myself off to an even better start every day would be to run first thing in the morning. So, in the spirit of “I’ll try anything for 30 days”, a few weeks ago I started putting my run on my calendar first thing in the morning, and a couple of amazing things have already shown up…
The first thing I noticed was that running in the morning really did get me off to a great start every day. I felt energetic, focused, alert and ready to go after I got back from my run. I was getting creative ideas and insights. That part made sense to me…
More surprising was the fact that even though these great results were showing up, I was still experiencing some resistance to the change. Hmmm, sounds like I need to learn what I teach! I had gotten myself into a COMFORT ZONE of running late in the day, so when I changed my ACTIONS and started getting different RESULTS, I was experiencing some discomfort because I had not changed my “I am” belief about being an afternoon runner… (those of you who have read Manifesting for Non-Gurus are familiar with the change model I am referring to, if you have not read the book and are interested in learning more about our profoundly simple approach to quickly and easily attracting lasting results: www.manifestingbook.com.
What I love about being around this work is that when I become AWARE of a level of discomfort like what I was experiencing with my shift to morning running, it is easily followed by a CHOICE to change the “I am” belief and get more comfortable with my new behavior and results. This little experiment of changing my running habits has been a good reminder of how this shift does not occur in a moment. It takes time. Especially if you have years of experience being an “afternoon runner”…
The third thing I have noticed in this shift to running in the morning is perhaps the most relevant to anyone who is feeling busy, overwhelmed and bombarded with “to-do’s”. What I noticed was a new pattern of CONSISTENCY. I have an i-phone app that tracks my runs and I noticed that I was running every day instead of almost every day. It’s a simple thing, but one that makes a big difference…
You see, before, sometimes my busy day was getting in the way of fitting in a run. I was missing days, despite my best intentions. Kind of like the way I sometimes let my busy days get in the way of me accomplishing my other most important tasks. So my lesson, my learning, is to make sure I know at the beginning of the day what all of my most important tasks are and schedule them for the beginning of my day.
And I hope you will do the same so you can quickly and easily attract more of the lasting results you desire. Because THAT is manifesting!
Posted on May 12th, 2011 Comment Here
An important distinction emerged this week… the first question of the Manifesting for Non-Gurus approach is “Who am I?”, with the intention being to create a self-image that matches our desired results.
Remember, comfort zones occur when our “I am” belief matches our results. And lasting results with ease start with a new “I am” belief…
Our desired results are the goals we set, the changes we want to make in our lives, the something new that we want, but the problem is, when we ask the question “Who am I?”, what often first comes to mind are our current results, which equally often are NOT what we really want.
So I’ve been encouraging our clients to ask “Who am I… choosing to be?”. This phrasing emphasizes two powerful and important facts. First of all we are reminded that we get to choose who we are. And second of all that it is important to BE who we are before DOING what we do.
And one final note… when you are answering that question, “Who am I… choosing to be?”, remember to include becoming more of the person you need to become in order to reach your intended result. Because we all know what happens if we continue to be the person we are and do the things we are already doing…
Posted on May 5th, 2011 Comment Here
One of the concepts we emphasize in our manifesting work is comfort zones. We define comfort zones as occurring when our results match our belief about who we are. We believe that lasting change requires busting out of our comfort zone, starting by creating a new “I am” belief. That new belief generates new ideas, new actions and new results. When the new results match the new “I am” belief, voila, we have created a new comfort zone.
Of course the term comfort zone is a misnomer to begin with… if we desire a new result, are we really comfortable?!?! Maybe familiar… it also occurred to me that my core self, who I really am, is not who gets comfortable… perhaps it’s just my ego?
Posted on April 25th, 2011 Comment Here
Lately I have had a LOT going on, and I kept hearing myself say these words… “every morning I wake up and my mind is already going a hundred miles an hour…” But it never fully occurred to me what I was actually saying. And how important it was. I was re-enforcing a habit that was not working well at all for me…
Yes me… the guy whose company is called HEART Set… needing a reminder about how important it is to get out of my head, into my heart and connected to the source of all that is manifested. So now I have a new ritual when I first wake up:
- Become aware of and welcome whatever is going on in my mind. Don’t fight it, don’t judge it…
- Consciously bring my awareness from my mind into the area of my heart. Rest there for a few moments…
- From my heart, take my awareness outside of my body, connecting to my perception of infinite intelligence, (I use Napoleon Hill’s words for the spiritual realm. Others call it God, the field, energy, pure potentiality…), noticing the vastness of it and the calm, peaceful nature of it…
By doing this simple ritual, I find myself much more calm, relaxed and focused going into my day. I feel much more of a sense of potential and far less responsible for needing to have all of the answers. And being connected to the source of all that is manifested is always a good thing, right?