Posts Tagged ‘masterminding group’

TIP: Ignite Your Passion

November 1, 2016

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What turns you on?

Do you dutifully go through day-to-day living?

Are you simply trying to make the best of your lot in life or do you complain about it and others?

Or do you know that, if you allow yourself to redirect your focus, your life can be sensational?

A few minutes ago, I returned from a tango performance by an Argentinian dance company.

The audience was wild with excitement.

The precision talent of the dancers, singers and musicians was inspiring.

However, unlike most everyone who watched, it didn’t ignite my passion.

If you’ve read my TIPS lately, you know I’ve attended several performances that sent me soaring.

The common denominator is that each uplifted me. Coupled with extraordinary talent, I walked away smiling a big YES to life.

Here’s what I noticed doesn’t turn me on.

Watching a drunk destroy his life and lose his disheartened woman after causing her misery.

Forcing a woman to be with him against her will – even dragging her.

Rivalry, jealousy and an uncaring spirit.

People being mean and cold to each other.

Violent knife fights.

Yes, this is art, and, of course, there’s freedom of expression.

Perhaps this was all to make a point to demonstrate consequences.

Yes, worse exists in this world.

Personally, I don’t find watching these uplifting or life-affirming.

The energy we fill ourselves with – drama or joy or fear – is what we’ll find mirrored in daily life, too.

I’ve learned a secret.  It’s why some succeed and others struggle.

The secret is found in what you focus on and how it makes you feel.

If you focus on misery and what makes you feel bad, you attract misery in your life.

Focusing on what makes you feel good brings you more things that make you feel good.

A friend told me that she’s turning into her mother – complaining.

The result? My friend felt depressed and hopeless.

She said she was whining and wine-ing too much.

Her mother died of cancer in her fifties. She believes her attitudes ate away at her, just like the cancer.

My friend woke up to what she was doing and made a decision to choose life – change her own attitude; watch what she was putting in her body; take care of herself better; focus on her goals and dreams instead of her limiting situation.

Focusing on negatives or mediocrity can keep you stuck.

You can focus on the bad and the ugly or the good and beautiful.

Remember, where your attention goes, energy flows. You’ll create more of the same.

If you focus on what makes you happy, your life is waay more enjoyable, too.

Feeling good is the master key to manifest the life and business of your dreams.

Life sucks for everyone at times. But where you focus and how you respond is a CHOICE.

Your TIP is to identify one or more things that ignite your passion… and go for it.

Yeah, yeah. You’re busy and have a lot of responsibilities. You gotta make money. You gotta do a lotta things. You really don’t have time. You feel exhausted. Others are depending on you.

You are depending on you, too!

This is your life. What are you doing to enjoy it?

What are you doing to take care of yourself?

What turns you on?

The company of supportive people who unconditionally care about you is a godsend.

This is one of the benefits of our mastermind teams.

For me, I love what I do helping people do what they love so their dreams come true.

And I believe my passion will be ignited when later this week I see The Temptations and The Four Tops in concert. I’ll let you know on my next TIP.

 

Virginia works with people who long to share their gifts or business in a BIGGER way but don’t know how or feel stuck. She helps them ignite their Soul’s goals and be richly compensated doing what they love.

For more information on upcoming mastermind teams or a complimentary Do What You Love Break-Free Session, email Virginia at vg@ResolvedForResults.com

 

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TIP: Believe

August 30, 2016

Young Lane

Wow! 30 people gathered on Sunday for Free, Fun & Fulfilled – and what an experience.  An attendee just emailed saying it was an “energizing celebration.”

Maybe I didn’t take pictures because someone was on the Witness Protection Program and didn’t want to be seen. More probably, next time we’ll have a designated photographer.

Instead, here’s a photo of the wonderful estate where we held our gathering.

Everyone with whom I spoke following the meeting had a feeling of exhilaration, and no one could articulate why.

The energy created with the strong intention of love, acceptance, the magic of masterminding and belief in yourself and your goals – and through these the manifestation of dreams coming true – transcended words.

Belief infused the event days before our meeting.

Belief that the weather would be good instead of the forecasted thunderstorms. (It was a beautiful, sunny day.)

Belief that the speakers would agree to talk as well as share their stories in a meaningful way. (Everyone was awesome!)

Belief that the people who registered would show. (There were zero no-shows, and several unregistered guests showed up.)

Belief in a message that if you believe in yourself and your dreams… with just enough trust to take inspired action… that there IS a way to manifest them beyond anything you can figure out with your limited thinking.

And somewhere in all of this emerged the enchantment of the afternoon.

I remember a quote I heard years ago that heaven and earth will step aside for the man or woman with a dream.

Having enjoyed my program, Resolved for Results, the room included several people who are living examples of dreams that not only have come true but continue to expand. Dreams that include business, financial and creative goals along with enjoying a fabulous, personal life, too.

Today’s TIP is to believe in you and your dreams.

Believe that whatever your life circumstances, you can create something greater and better.

Believe that you are a child of the Divine, which means you deserve and are worthy of manifesting your dreams or something better.

Believe that there’s always a way out of your current conditions and a way in to live a life that exceeds your wildest expectation.

So be it!

You’re Invited to Free, Fun & Fruitful

August 25, 2016

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The flow of water in this picture isn’t stopped by large rocks.

Likewise, you don’t have to be held back from the success you deserve by lack of clarity, distractions, fear, obstacles and self-limitation.

However, you must know how to be unstoppable.

You’re invited to discover tools to break free so nothing and nobody can stop you from living your dreams – not even you!

In case you missed my last couple of TIPS or haven’t registered yet, you still have time to join us for a dynamic afternoon to be Free, Fun & Fruitful on Sunday, August 28th, where you’ll:

  • Hear people’s personal stories about how they overcame challenges and struggles to break free and receive remarkable outcomes.
  • Discover missing keys to create a business and life that exceeds your wildest expectation.
  • Learn tips so you can do this, too.

You’re invited to Free, Fun & Fruitful An Energy Boost for Your Success

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016

FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP: 3 – 3:45 PM; PRESENTATION: 3:45 – 6 PM

LOCATION: A beautiful home in Lewis Mountain Estates off 1826 in SW Austin, TX

WHO’S INVITED: Business associates, friends and family who are open to feeling good and elevating their success

TO REGISTER, SEND ME AN EMAIL :  vg@ResolvedForResults.com  

INVESTMENT: IT’S FREE!

You’ll experience what it feels like to be free, have fun and be fruitful.

FRUITFUL: producing good results; beneficial; profitable; producing an abundant growth

To get the results you choose and be the shining star you are, you must be aligned with the energy of success.

Join us as you learn how from pros, and raise your ceiling of infinite possibilities.

Feel what it’s like to know that you’re not alone and someone’s got your back.

Speakers include:

  • LB Thomas, the Big Cheese at LBTJ Ad Agency; a founder and President of TWIB (Texas Women in Business); Austin Business Journal Top 25 Woman of Influence
  • Carol Warkoczewski, City Architect of City of San Antonio, TX; founder of I-LinCP
  • Mark Hairston, Mortgage Loan Officer
  • Lisa Bargsley, Certified de Bono Trainer of Six Thinking Hats; Sage Speaking
  • Michele Viera & Merrie Ellis, Mortgage Specialists
  • Virginia Goszewska, Do What You Love Coach

This is for you if:

  • you long to share your business or gifts with the world in a BIGGER way but don’t know how or feel stuck.
  • you’d enjoy meeting positive, successful people
  • you’d like to learn how to be in the Now, ignite your Soul’s goals and be richly compensated doing what you love.
  • you’re a seasoned masterminder who’d like to plug into a larger vortex of empowering, mastermind energy

TO REGISTER, SEND ME AN EMAIL :  vg@ResolvedForResults.com

I’m confident that this will be a worthwhile investment of your time. You’ll even receive insights to questions you wonder about when you can’t sleep at night.

Seating is limited. If you’re getting a nudge to go, I highly encourage you to register for free now. vg@ResolvedForResults.com

TIP: Congrats to Carol Warkoczewski!

May 17, 2016

Carol Warkoczewski

Success at its BEST is an apt description of the City Architect of San Antonio, Texas.

Since January 2000, Carol Warkoczewski’s mastermind teams have supported her goals and dreams every step of the way:

  • When she created her consultancy business of Synergy Builders
  • While getting her Masters in Organization Leadership & Ethics
  • At the conception of her founding the Institute for Leadership in Capital Projects (I-LinCP) and later developing it into a non-profit 501(c)(3) with multiple chapters
  • During a nationwide search which resulted in her being chosen as the City Architect of the 7th largest city in the U.S.
  • Reveling in her being a speaker at AIA Conventions (American Institute of Architects)
  • And enjoying a wonderful family life and travels.

Now, she’s featured in American Builders Quarterly. Here’s the article about her. Go take a peak.

http://americanbuildersquarterly.com/2016/city-of-san-Antonio/

“I think you have to have a heart for public work, and my heart is towards helping people live their life, so being a city architect, you really get to have an influence on the city of San Antonio and its citizens.”

Carol, in addition to it being your birthday, we congratulate you for your many successes – personally and professionally.
You’re a stellar example of having a heart of service and caring. You change people’s lives, and the world is immensely better with you sharing your gifts in BIGGER ways!

So be it!

Your TIP for today is to consider your heart of service.
Good works, commerce, making money or making friends all involve relationships.

Whenever your results and creativity involve others, it’s about relationships – even if you’re sitting in a room by yourself designing ideas or number crunching.

People feel and know your intentions and respond accordingly.

When you take action inspired by a heart of service, people feel it.

You have a choice when you engage in a relationship. When you make a phone call or meet with a client or friend, you can:

  • Feel emotions like worrying about if you don’t get the deal or job, obsessing over a fear of rejection or what-if things don’t work out OR
  • Focus on an intention of your heart of service – how can you help?

Which one would you enjoy experiencing from others? 

That’s how they feel about you and the energy that precedes you. 

You have a choice. 

UPDATE ON MY CAT MICHA:

Thanks for everyone’s well wishes! YOU made a difference by sending her love from your heart of service.

I really didn’t know if she was going to make it.

Now, she’s doing great and eating a lot to make up for when she ate a little.

Personally, I’m in awe of her determination and belief in herself. Her actions demonstrated that it wasn’t her time to go.

She wasn’t willing to give up. So, I didn’t give up. 

Don’t you give up on you. Don’t give up believing in you and your dreams, either! 

Miracles happen… everyday.

TIP: Are You in the Flow?

April 12, 2016

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In Divine flow. Tapping into the mastermind energy. Aligning with your Soulgoals. Being in the vortex.

What do they mean, how do you know if you’re in it and what difference does it make if you are or you’re not?

To explain what I mean by divine flow, and all of these names lead you to a similar experience, here’s an excerpt from my program Resolved for Results: A Step-by-Step Guide to Do What You Love… even if you failed before, lost hope, are afraid, stressed or confused.

When you choose to be in divine flow, you allow the universal energy and your spirit to take you beyond the daily chaos and ego’s desires.

Divine flow elevates you to a zone beyond fear and resistance, to be at peace with what is. You relax and release fixed ideas of how you think your life should go by knowing there’s a bigger plan in play.

What difference does it make? You choose.

How do you know if you’re OUT of it. (Pun kind of intended.)

When you’re out of or against the flow, it’s like swimming upstream.

Life is hard, frustrating and a struggle. You’re worried, things aren’t working. You’re full of fear, anxiety, lack, limitation, doubting yourself, and business isn’t running smoothly.

I know you’ve experienced these at times. Maybe now.

Imagine changing the channel on your radio.

You have to be on the correct frequency to hear an AM station. If you’re tuned to FM, you won’t receive AM.

When you’re not in the flow, you’re tuned to a channel to receive a bunch of stuff that doesn’t make you feel good.

Then, it’s easy to blame others for problems, health, accidents, finances, break downs, and burdens.

Yeah, all that complaining about things builds energy to generate even bigger problems that make you want to complain more.

Yeah, it seems like it shouldn’t be that way. That we can spew our anger and frustration and somehow life will change because we’re having a hissy fit.

That’s not the way the Universe is set up.

Instead, life matches the way you feel and ups the ante.

There’s a far easier way, if you’re willing to let go of the habit of grumbling and feeling bad about what you don’t like.

If life isn’t working, change your channel.

Feeling grateful is a good place to start.

How you know if you’re IN it.

The momentum you create is like a powerful waterfall.

I took notes during a recent mastermind meeting when a new, team member described her life now:

I’m zipping through life with energy, happiness and vitality. Never in my life have I been happier. Everything gets done. Everything is wonderful. Everyone is great.

Usually my life is like a roller coaster – up and down. Frustrated. Not going right.

Before, business kept me so occupied, I didn’t have time for my creative side – painting and singing.

Now, I paint every day, and the ideas are immense. I see colors and patterns. It’s just incredible. I’m singing in a church choir again. Before, I thought it would take time away from my family. It doesn’t.

Business is going great, and I’m not worried about it. I’m so excited. I don’t have the vocabulary to explain what I’m doing.

She said instead of worry, she visualizes what she chooses for her life throughout the day.

Instead of stress, she sees her business working.

When you focus on what you choose long enough with good feeling mojo, similar to what Olympic athletes do, you’ve tuned into that channel.

Eventually, there’s no gap between where you are and where you choose to be.

You’re in the right place at the right time, saying and doing the right things.

Solutions appear.

You are a living example of being in divine flow.

Your TIP is to give yourself a time-out today from complaining. About anything. Traffic. People. Politics. Finances. Weight. How parts of your life suck.

Let it go.

Simultaneously, choose to be in divine flow.

Maybe you can only manage to do this for two minutes.

Tomorrow, maybe two and a half.

Or backslide and start again immediately.

Being with supportive people who consciously create a vortex of mastermind energy makes it easier than trying to do this all by yourself.

By the way, before posting today’s TIP…  I just got off the phone with an amazing mastermind team – successful people expanding to BIGGER success.

Everyone commented on the joy and excitement to be part of a collective energy with conscious people while tapping into the mastermind energy.

“Our combined energy is changing everything for us and the world.”

Miracles and successes created since they focused attention on masterminding were astounding.

Opportunities out of the blue. New clients. Transformation. Inspiring. Blessing. Spiritual journey. Not alone. Support. Encouragement. These are a few of the words they shared to describe this morning’s meeting.

Would you benefit from being in the flow?

 

TIP: 3 Questions to Raise Your Bar in 2016

February 23, 2016

Raise your standards

A few days ago, Raise Your Bar in 2016 was the theme for a mastermind group I facilitated.

Later, a team member called to say that the meeting was exalted. “I felt like I elevated 3′ or so.”

Having only thought about this word at Christmas, I asked what she meant. She texted a Merriam-Webster definition. Exalt: to raise (someone or something) to a higher level; to praise (someone or something) highly; to present (something) in a way that is very favorable or too favorable.

When:

  •  you’re inspired
  •  you see yourself succeeding
  •  you believe you have and can do what it takes
  •  you feel the energy move within you
  •  you have a plan of action
  •  you know there’s a team of people around you who give you unconditional love
  •  you feel their support…

Then:

  • you’re open to receive success
  • you’re motivated to take effective action
  • you’re in the right place at the right time
  • you enjoy your road to victory
  • you (finally) achieve results in your business and life for which you’ve longed.

A large part of her feeling elevated came from the mastermind energy.

To explain what I mean, here’s an excerpt from the manual of my program Resolved for Results: A Step-by-Step Guide to Live Your Dreams… even if you failed before, lost hope, are afraid, stressed or confused.

“Napoleon Hill introduced the term masterminding in the early 1900s in his classic book Think and Grow Rich as: ‘the coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people for the attainment of a definite purpose.’ 

“How does this work?

“‘No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.'” 

You can get results working alone. However, when you tap into a vortex of positive energy when two or more are gathered together in harmony and intentional purpose, miracles and successes blossom like spring flowers.

TIP: 3 Questions to Raise Your Bar in 2016

Would you enjoy an exalted business and life?

Answer these questions to put you on a trajectory of success. Writing by hand versus just thinking about the answers allows for more insights and ideas to emerge.

1. What would raising your bar for your business and life in 2016 look like?

2. What would have to occur to allow this?

3. What do you need to release for this to happen?

What to do next?

  • Schedule your actionable ideas on your calendar.
  • Set an intention to implement them.
  • Find positive partners or a team to discuss your answers, provide weekly support for you to be accountable and encourage you to either stay on track or course correct, if necessary.
  • Let go of what’s holding you back using any release techniques that have worked for you.

Believe that life is working in your favor… because it is!

To learn more about upcoming mastermind groups forming so you can enjoy support and guidance or to find out how to let go of what’s in the way of your success, contact me for a free, one-hour Do What You Love Break Free Session at vg@ResolvedForResults.com

TIP: 4 Keys to Create Your Best Year Ever

January 5, 2016

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Would you love to be a Resolutions Rock Star where your new year wishes come true? Even though University of Scranton research says that only 8% of people achieve success with their new year’s resolutions, you can be part of that number.

Just as each morning offers a fresh start, a new year can inspire you to become who you always wanted to be when you grew up. Or somebody way better and more interesting.

Here are four keys to help you experience the success you richly deserve. Be sure to read to the end about a time-sensitive opportunity, too.

1. Focus on what you choose. The Hawaiian Huna tradition highlights this idea with one of its life principles: energy flows where attention goes. If you focus attention on what you don’t have or didn’t do, who or what’s not working for you, or berate yourself for what you shouldn’t have done (but that yummy dessert was so worth it), you’ll create more of the same. Instead, focus on your goals and feeling good. Achieving small, specific goals, like a target of going to the gym twice a week, can encourage you to keep going for your big vision. Not making yourself wrong can get you further than being disappointed because you didn’t release 30# last week, even though you just set your resolution today. Also, cut yourself slack when the inevitable backslides happen.

2. Let go of goofy ideas that try to seduce you to doubt that you and your goals are awesome. Universal beliefs like “you’re not good enough” (yes, everyone has a variation of that theme playing in their heads) hold you back. Low confidence and limiting  beliefs cause resistance.  A car that’s going for higher performance factors in air resistance, which is basically friction created from moving through the air. Releasing resistance, while moving to your goals, is essential to manifest them. The more you let go of this friction, the easier and more quickly you see results.

3. Create momentum for success. Don’t dwell on silly stuff that gets your you-know-what tied up in a wad. Focus on feelings and thoughts that create good feeling mojo – about everything. This will propel you in a trajectory to turn your dreams into reality. Positive attracts positive. Waiting for circumstances to change before you feel better will only leave you tasting the dust as you watch others zoom by you and succeed.

4. Tap into the infinite power of a mastermind team, and immerse yourself with positive, supportive energy where resolutions turn into results. My Resolved for Results course describes the mastermind as “an energy created when two or more gather in harmony… highly charged energy greater than the mind can conceive. It has the ability and does produce results beyond your wildest dreams. It’s unlimited and often creates in better ways than you could plan. Life flows in your favor naturally and with ease. Plans already in motion come to fruition; new opportunities just happen when they didn’t before. As events unfold, it’s as if you never had any problems to begin with, and you see success is inevitable.”

TIP: 4 Keys to Create Your Best Year Ever

You probably want to make several changes in your life or business. For now, choose one that’s most important to you.  Be sure that your resolution or goal doesn’t include another person without their permission so you don’t infringe on their free will.

Know that if you have an idea, this or something better is available for you. Be single-minded in your focus that you can achieve this. If you believe and then question yourself, you create an energetic wiggle that throws you out of alignment with your goal. This is important.

Treat your goal like a precious gem, and only share it with those who respect it. Refrain from naysayers who offer constructive criticism or are “just telling it like it is.”

If you’re serious about 2016 being your best year ever, there’s a new Resolved for Results course with a dynamic mastermind team starting Sunday night, January 10th.  This time-tested and proven program supports you to apply effectively with ease and grace these four keys and so much more. 

Because meetings are by phone, people from anywhere in the world can call in or Skype.

Bottom line, you’ll experience results as you create your best year ever.

I’m not sure when another team will begin, so if you’re getting nudges that you’re not going to let another year slip by, contact me for a free Do What You Love Break Free Session. You’ll gain clarity and direction as well as evaluate if Resolved for Results can be your springboard to finally make your dreams come true.

If not now, when?

Learn more at www.ResolvedForResults.com .

I can be reached at  vg@ResolvedForResults.com .

May 2016 be your best year ever!

TIP of the Week: How A Client Is Making $43K This Month

November 3, 2015

Here’s a great (and profitable) update on a recent TIP: How To Make Your Life What YOU Want.

It started like this:

“During his short ride to the office, a client’s daily routine was looking for annoying drivers. After starting the day with this momentum, his attention shifted to work.”

“When asked to share recent business success, his reply was, ‘It’s hard to find wins…mostly going backwards.'” He was working on deals, but they were filled with complications and some looked like they’d fall apart.

“He recognized his perspective wasn’t helping and reframed it. He continued working on the deals but let go of the emotional stress and negative attitude.”

Successes TWO weeks later, a partial list sent to his mastermind team:

  • Partnering with another agent on a $1.7M listing. The other agent is the lead. I will get 30%, which equals a $550K listing for me.
  • I expect to close 6 transactions in November for $1.8 million. One closing set for December.
  • Listed a home for $199K on Friday…expect to sell this week, which would be added to the December closings.
  • Got two buyer referrals the past two days from past clients.
  • November take home will be around $43,000!

He turned his business around when he:

  1. Stopped complaining, feeling discouraged and fighting against what he didn’t like.
  2. Got quiet, went to a clear space within and discovered new solutions.
  3. Believed his deals would work and he’d be successful.
  4. Looked for what was working instead of dwelling on what wasn’t.
  5. Aligned his thinking and feelings with mastermind team support and concepts.

TIP: How A Client Is Making $43K This Month Choose two ideas from this list and apply them to making your goals and dreams come true.

For more ideas, review the TIP: How To Make Your Life What YOU Want.

ANTICIPATE  SUCCESS! 

MASTERMIND ROUNDTABLE & NETWORKING MEETING

January 29, 2014

What do you get if you combine networking, masterminding and clarity while having fun? A Mastermind Roundtable & Networking meeting where meaningful connections meet inspiration.

Although intended to be a one-time happening earlier this month, the results were so expansive and associations so meaningful that by the end of the meeting we decided to keep the momentum going.

Here’s why it works:
You invoke the mastermind energy when two or more come together in harmony. The mastermind is highly charged energy greater than the mind can conceive. It has the ability and does produce results beyond your wildest dreams. It’s unlimited and often creates in far better ways than you could plan.

On Sunday, February 16, 2-5 PM, at Joe’s Crab Shack in Austin, TX 78704, you and your friends are invited to experience a unique event and form of masterminding to unlock your heart’s desires so you can experience miracles beyond your wildest expectations and LIVE what you know to be true.

You’ll exchange Resolved for Results masterminding with three different people as you expand your vision of possibilities and are motivated to take action.

Need clarity? Do you know what you don’t want but not what you want? You’ll find that out, too. For those who attended last time, we’ll do something equally valuable and fun but different.

Reserve your complimentary place on Eventbrite now at http://owl.li/t5oql

Here’s what some took away from our last meeting:
I’ve been in a rut for a couple of years. Now I’m inspired and recharged. Being in a group works best, especially if you work alone.
• Empowering. Loved connecting and networking with like-minded, positive, quality people.
• I set goals where before I had ideas. Now I’m ready to take action.
• Never felt so incredibly cared for.

Discover how you can accelerate receiving what you want in life AND do it with grace and ease. It’s time to leave the crazy busy, crazy people and overall crazy life in the past – it’s so two seconds ago.

The program abounds with rich experiences, relationships and content making it an excellent investment of time for those attending locally or traveling from afar.

While there is no charge for the meeting, please consider ordering food or a non-alcoholic beverage from the menu.

Dress? It’s the weekend, so relax and come casual.

Register now to reserve your space and enjoy the infusion of life-changing energy.

http://owl.li/t5oql

There are so many positive and dynamic changes in my life, and I’m looking forward to sharing this abundance with you!

NEED BUSINESS? MORE MONEY? – PART 3

June 16, 2011

 Life is energy and consists of frequencies. When you see the best in and for others and treat them that way, you help them broaden their perspective and see a positive image of themselves. This lightens their energy which attracts better results. 

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 19th century German Renaissance man and writer said, ‘Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” 

Higher frequencies, such as those created with empowering pictures and feelings, magnetize similar energies. When you recognize your unlimited potential and feel anything is possible, illusions of limitation and fear dissipate like the morning fog. 

Others can give you the same gift. 

From the Resolved for Results Course 

Masterminding is ancient

Napoleon Hill popularized the term masterminding in the early 1900s in his classic book Think and Grow Rich.  However, it’s been used throughout the ages from Jesus and his disciples to Bill Gates and Paul Allen who created Microsoft.

At its core, masterminding is the coordination of knowledge and focused attention born from people gathering together in the spirit of harmony with an intention to serve a definite purpose.

Benjamin Franklin formed a mastermind group called the Junto in 1727.  The results? Our first: 

  • Library
  • Volunteer fire department
  • Police department
  • Public hospital
  • Paved streets
  • And the Universityof Pennsylvania.

I consciously began masterminding in 1995 when I facilitated my first success team which used support, brainstorming and accountability. It worked. However, when people didn’t do what they agreed to, their issues soared as their self-confidence nose-dived.

I discovered that when people move forward in the direction of their dreams, they run into the beliefs that hold them back. If they don’t have a crowbar to get out of the crash, they get stuck there.

Can masterminding impede success?

Manifesting works best when feeling self-confident, deserving of success and believing you can do it. But when I watched a college professor shrivel and slump like an eight year old on her own sofa in her own home because she didn’t complete her assignments, I realized why she limited her results.

Over the years, I observed this phenomena countless times. I knew there had to be a way to bypass the emotional sinkholes that people fell into.

The way was revealed to me at a time when I was stuck and DETERMINED to overhaul my life.  I was resolved to change my income, my business, my weight, my house, the struggle, everything – I had had enough. Oh yeah, and I was ready to have more fun, too!

I needed new tools to build a new world for myself.

I didn’t need brainstorming (although it helped) only to be discouraged when things didn’t work out the way we discussed (which seemed to be my norm).

I didn’t need accountability (although it’s a great tool) because an idea often nudged me to actions other than ones I committed to. As I didn’t know where my guidance would take me, I felt that following it was avoiding action I agreed to do. And when I didn’t meet my commitments, I felt like I failed.

I needed to trust myself, see myself succeeding and feel empowered so I could accomplish my goals. It didn’t matter if I worked my plan successfully as long as I felt I could do it and took action. Then, if plan A didn’t work, I’d make up plan X, Y or Z. I’d find a way.

I called a friend, shared my discoveries and asked if she would start masterminding with me immediately. I was desperate for results.

Miracles happened.

  • A retreat facility drastically moved up a deadline and asked for a room commitment in two weeks.  I hadn’t even announced it yet. Instead of giving up, I asked a group to mastermind via teleconference. The retreat not only filled but was one of the best events I’ve had the honor to facilitate. In doing so, I realized great results come from group masterminding by phone.
  • I released 11# of weight in five weeks. 
  • When I shared the idea with others, they wanted to experience it – so business took off for them and me.
  • Projects I’d been putting off for years got done.
  • Life once again became fun.

I realized I was top dog instead of being wagged by the tail.

While there are many types of masterminding, and some are similar to what we now do, this was my journey of discovery of a system that emerged. I call it Resolved for Results because that’s exactly what I was – resolved. As I began to share it with others, a structured program, including a 240 page success manual, evolved that people could depend on to bring results when they used the system.

Here’s what I found.

Creating a word picture where someone can SEE and FEEL their goal, as if they’re living it now, shifts their attitude to possibilities. Action is created through enthusiasm, vision and belief in themselves and their goals. By recognizing their essential connection with their own divinity and uprooting limiting beliefs, they create results with grace and ease that go beyond their wildest expectations

Many mastermind groups use a set of principles. Resolved for Results has its roots in seven beliefs. For example, #7 is “I am grateful which changes my attitude and opens me up to bigger and better things.” 

Now it’s your turn to mastermind for results.

Ask someone you trust to mastermind with the purpose of both of you achieving your goals.

In Part 2, you learned how to choose a goal. Now’s the time you’ll need it.

Have fun with this streamlined version of Resolved for Results masterminding:

  • Say to a partner: “I choose and am willing to receive this or something better:” Then state your goal.
  • The partner responds: Your name, I support your choices, and I see you… then expand the goal by painting a word picture.
  • End the masterminding by saying “So be it.”
  • Say thank you to acknowledge the gift that was given and share how you benefitted from it.
  • Reverse roles.
  • Repeat regularly for best results.

While it’s extremely powerful to mastermind with another person, you can mastermind with God, your guardian angel or anyone on the other side. If you’re a scientist, Einstein would make a great partner!

If you’d enjoy the exhilaration of joining me on a mastermind adventure, go to my website: www.resolvedforresults.com/course.

Groups are forming now – in Austin and by teleconference.

On that note, I’m currently enjoying adventures of my own. 

Although I won’t post my blog for a couple of weeks, I’ll be available by email.

One benefit is you’ll have time to find a partner and mastermind!

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I am grateful for the opportunity to share with you and appreciate your comments and feedback.

Now it’s time to create a higher dimension for your life, business and more.

Mastermind to live the life you dream. You can do it.

Choose a goal, and mastermind for it.

I support your choices and see you receiving them. So be it!