Alicia Howard’s Graduation Spotlight

I’m pleased to present Alicia Howard as a new Mindset Mastery Honors Graduate! 

I am amazed and humbled at Alicia’s ability to live the principles, particularly the Law of Vibration. Even when she came up against terror barriers, and even when others expressed doubt, she kept her brain “tuned in” to the right vibration until she was able to accomplish a goal she hardly dared believe possible. Well done!

Her phase-one inconsequential goal started with a rainstorm:

My daughter and I were headed to the store…in the pouring rain. On a whim I set a “goal” as I was driving to find a parking spot directly in front of the store within 3 stalls closest to the door. I drove right to where I had envisioned it, and there was an open spot, 2nd stall. It was fun to have that happen.

I love that this goal was small and simple. The laws work for the small and simple things too, and this is one of the best ways to start practicing living the laws.

Her phase-two meaningful goal, however, was a much bigger challenge.

She tells us her story here:

My long term goal was to attend a week-long workshop in October, so my bite-size goal was to have the money to register for the workshop and for the travel by June 26th…. To attend the workshop, seemed impossible. I could see no way I could get enough money at all, let alone by June 26.

I had two “stipulations” for the money. 1) I didn’t want it to come from our family finances, and 2) I didn’t want to borrow it. Although I didn’t build these things into my goal statement, I kept that energy every time I said my statement.

Once I set the goal, I tried to be open to any ideas to get the money I needed. One idea was only going to bring in $20, but I wanted to demonstrate that I was willing to do my part, so I did it. Another idea brought in a couple hundred dollars and also allowed me to sell items from my previous business to make some energetic space for whatever was coming next.

Last Monday, registration opened for the workshop and would close when 50 participants registered, so I felt some urgency, but didn’t panic. The organizers also agreed to pay airfare for anyone who registered by Friday. At this point I had about half of the total I needed.

I got online to look at the hotel where the workshop will be, I scouted out different airfare options. That was the first time I got super emotional about my goal. The excitement I felt made me want to jump up and down and shout it to the world that I was going! It was so real to me.

Up until this point (Tuesday night), I hadn’t told my husband about my goal because I felt that it would be really difficult to keep my head in the right space, with the reaction I was pretty sure he would have. But by Wednesday, I knew I needed to tell him about my goal, if for nothing else, just scheduling purposes because I would be gone for a week.

I told him, and his reaction was just as I anticipated. This was my terror barrier. I spent most of the day Wednesday journaling and using all the tools from the course to keep my doubts and fears at bay. I literally went back through all the notes I’ve taken over the last 12 weeks to keep my head in the right space. I kept reading my goal statement and working to keep my vibration up so I could access the ideas needed to create the rest of the money. It was an all day effort!

Thursday morning, I decided to go ahead and register. Although I didn’t have all the money, they had the option of paying in 4 installments. So as an act of faith that the rest of the money would come, I paid the first installment, and registered!

I began to think about temporary jobs I could get to earn the rest of the money. Although I didn’t love the idea to getting a job, I was committed to doing whatever I felt inspired to do.

Friday morning, I just felt uneasy at the thought of getting a job right now. But again, I wanted to be open to all the ideas. Later that day, I met some of my sisters and Mom for lunch. While we visited, I thought about sharing my goal with them, but hesitated because I was afraid that their reaction would be similar to my husband’s. After a while I felt it was safe to share…so I asked them for ideas of how I could earn money because I was going to this workshop in October, and needed to pay for it. They were very supportive and encouraging.

We parted ways and as I got in my car, my mom called and asked me to follow her home, that she wanted to gift me the $2000 I still needed!

I was so humbled and grateful. It was sort of surreal, I expected that I would be screaming and jumping up and down, but instead I was in awe and amazement that it had worked! (The next day I did the module that talks about how we feel the emotion we expect to feel ahead of time, so when our goal comes to pass, it’s not very different than what we have been feeling all along—so true!).

Alicia’s story illustrates several laws of thought:

She used the Law of Cause and Effect when she said, “One idea was only going to bring in $20, but I wanted to demonstrate that I was willing to do my part, so I did it. Because she was willing to take this small step toward her goal, it took steps toward her.

She lived the Law of Vibration when her spouse struggled to support her, but she spent the day journaling and reviewing tools from the course. Wow. The hardest work we often do is keeping our thoughts right. She was willing to do this work and it paid off.

Finally, I know she practiced the Law of Relativity, which states that nothing we experience is fundamentally good or bad, from this message she sent me:

I’ve learned how to be curious about my thoughts without getting emotional…. It was therapeutic to take a look at my fears and answer them. As I took the fears to a worst-case scenario and answered them, they lost all their power, and I was extremely hopeful that I would figure it out, no matter the outcome. I knew that my fears were just emotions that were a lower vibration, so I became proactive in finding new thoughts that would put me in a higher vibration to find the solutions I needed.

Following is how Alicia ended her story, but I have a feeling it’s a beginning as well:

So there is my story…I love it! One phrase in my goal statement was ‘the story of how the money came to me will always be a testament to the power of laws and faith, and God’s desire and willingness to bless me with the desires of my heart’…

Thanks so much for this course!  I’m grateful the Guided class came online just at the perfect time when I was ready to move forward! I love looking back and noticing how small little events, that didn’t seem to relate to each other, in the end, worked together to facilitate my experience! I’m so grateful for the things I learned.  Hearing from the other class member in the guided group each week was key to my own success.  I’m not sure what is next for me, but I’m confident that whatever it is, I will be successful with the tools you have given me! Much thanks! Alicia

Again, congratulations, Alicia! You’ve done an amazing job!

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What’s YOUR story going to be?

I want to see YOU graduate, too!

Learn more about the Mindset Mastery program HERE.

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The Mindset Mastery Program is not to be confused with the Mindset Fundamentals Ecourse.

The Fundamentals Ecourse provides an introductory exploration into the principles that govern success for effective goal setting. It also fills the gaps to give you a basic but complete understanding of the principles, so that you have a solid foundation on which to develop true mastery. 

By contrast, the Mastery Program is focused on the *implementation* of those principles and the *achievement* of your goals. It is full of interesting assignments that take you step-by-step through two experimental goals, challenging your thought processes, helping you experience success, and setting up a pattern in your thinking that you will be able to utilize over and over for effectiveness with all of your future goals. There is a self-paced version, but we also have a GUIDED version if you want to go through the lessons on a weekly basis with an expert guide. View all your options here.

I hope you’ll join me in one of these programs, so I can help you take your understanding and success to the next level in ALL areas of your life!

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Debra Woolleys Graduation Spotlight

I am pleased to present Debra Woolley as a new Mindset Mastery Honors Graduate! She achieved honors status with a total of 303 points!

From the very beginning, I could feel Debra’s intention to give the program 100%. She learned the laws of thought with an abundance of faith and determination that allowed her to break through numerous terror barriers and achieve things she wasn’t sure were possible. She was excellent at using the law of gestation to let go of the “how” and have faith in her journey. Thank you for your inspirational example Debra!

Debra’s phase-one inconsequential goal was to find the perfect owner for her puppy, Rosie. Here is the touching story in her own words:

I have bred and sold little puppies over the years as a hobby and have decided to end on this last little batch of Chorkies…I try to be very careful to place them in the perfect home but sometimes that is hard to tell when the people come to see them…

As the time got closer to selling the puppies, I began to really bond with one that I had planned to sell. Her name was Rosie. I told my husband that I didn’t know if I could … let her go because I loved her so much… I knew that she was a special little girl that seemed to be tuned in to the emotions of others. When I was struggling, she would come and sit on my lap, forgoing play with her sisters until I felt better. Then she wold look into my eyes as if to check and see if I was ok. I would say, “It’s ok Rosie, you can go play now,” and she would hop down and play for a few minutes, then check back with me by hopping into my lap and just sitting there watching her sisters play….

I knew that I could not let her go to just anyone, so I decided not to place an ad for her at all. I told my husband that I could only let her go If I knew for sure that the perfect person showed up. I did place and ad for the 4th little puppy and I put the price at the top end of the scale for little Chorkies. About an hour later my daughter was at the store with the father of the puppies and an older woman approached her asking her where she got such a tiny and adorable puppy…When she saw “Donny,” she felt something. My daughter said that her mom, (me), was selling a little one just like him and she brought the woman over to my home.

As soon as she walked in the door, I knew in my heart and mind that she was here for Rosie, but wasn’t sure if I was ready to actually let Rosie go. I showed her the one that I placed an ad for, and she held her and said that she was very cute and tempted to get her but wasn’t sure if it was a good fit for her or not. I hesitated and she could sense that I was hesitating for a reason so she looked at me as if to say “go ahead and say it.” I told her that I had another puppy but I wasn’t sure if I was going to sell her or not. She asked if she could see her and so I went to get Rosie. As soon as I placed Rosie in her arms a smile spread across her face and I knew it was a match. Rosie snuggled into her and just loved her. It was so sweet. After sweet goodbyes were said to this sweet little puppy, she drove away.

Later, Debra sent me this message:

The mindset mastery program has been such a blessing in my life. It has answered so many questions as to why my life was the way it was… I knew that it was because of my thoughts but didn’t know how to create with intention.

Debra, well done. You co-created the perfect situation with your skillful intention.

Debra’s story got even better as she worked on a bite-sized, phase-two goal. Here is her story:

I have been on this journey for a while, learning all about how the mind works and the biology of what is actually taking place in the brain. I knew that I wanted to share what I had been learning with people and have done so just here and there as people have shown up in my life. I could still feel there was a block but I couldn’t identify it. My bite-sized goal was to have something show up that would assist me in identifying the block and releasing it.

I was listening to Dr. Bruce Lipton who mentioned some modalities that could help, and he mentioned Psych K as a very powerful modality for bringing people into a whole-brain state, where they could transform the limiting belief in just minutes.

I knew that was the answer I was waiting for. I got online and found a class on how to learn and become a facilitator that was taking place in Portland, Oregon, and I signed up for the class. During the class, I was asked to be the model as she demonstrated how to identify our limiting beliefs through muscle testing. As she went down the list, I held strong on all of them until she said this one, “I am willing to take the RISK to change.” I felt all of the strength just drain out of my body even before she tested me on that belief. We were able to clear it in a matter of minutes by putting me in a whole-brain state, and it made a huge shift in me. I have now broken through my biggest terror barrier and am doing things I would never have agreed to do before! When the pupil is ready, the master will appear!

I love how Debra used the Law of Cause and Effect, taking one small step toward her goal—listening to a radio program–and the solution she needed took a huge step toward her. She was rewarded with inspiration that helped her find her block. The solutions to life’s challenges are truly just an idea away! I was also impressed at her willingness to go the extra mile, literally and figuratively—Portland, OR is more than just a few miles away from her home in American Fork, Utah—to follow her inspiration.

Debra left me with these kind words at the conclusion of her program:

Wow! Leslie, I can’t express my appreciation enough to you for this course! It was foundational for my journey and I knew that when I started it.

Again, many congratulations, Debra! 

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What’s YOUR story going to be?

I want to see YOU graduate, too!

Learn more about the Mindset Mastery program HERE.

___________________

The Mindset Mastery Program is not to be confused with the Mindset Fundamentals Ecourse.

The Fundamentals Ecourse provides an introductory exploration into the principles that govern success for effective goal setting. It also fills the gaps to give you a basic but complete understanding of the principles, so that you have a solid foundation on which to develop true mastery. 

By contrast, the Mastery Program is focused on the *implementation* of those principles and the *achievement* of your goals. It is full of interesting assignments that take you step-by-step through two experimental goals, challenging your thought processes, helping you experience success, and setting up a pattern in your thinking that you will be able to utilize over and over for effectiveness with all of your future goals. We have a self-paced version, but we also have a GUIDED version if you want to go through the lessons on a weekly basis with an expert guide. View all your options here.

I hope you’ll join me in one of these programs, so I can help you take your understanding and success to the next level in ALL areas of your life. Learn more HERE.

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Madeleine’s Story

The following comes from Madeleine Blomberg from Sweden:

“I just want to tell someone: I have an issue with money and haven’t earned any for 15 years. (Fell ill – and I didn’t know how I could change that!) I am working with that now. Slowly.

“I started January 2 by giving away knowledge as a Breathing Instructor. (Did you know that is the best way to reduce stress and heal body and mind!?) Leslie tells us to use feelings and I did. (And I use some pictures/sort of a vision board to help me imagine myself succeeding. I have had a hard time seeing IN my head.)

“After one week just giving (created a small Facebook group) I had an offer. A man was willing to pay me for the work I already did. (2000 Sek/month. Over 200 Dollar per month for the next three months!)

“It went well.

“April: He wants me to write on his English Facebook page and site (welcome to visit Conscious Breathing!!) and I get 3500/month.

“This is absolutely wonderful. I cannot live on it though, so I try to Ask for More (and feel as if it is not possible and true.) Not the man. God. He who tells me to “give to the poor.” So I guess he means he is not unwilling to let me have money!

“I ask for double the money in May. 7000. In simple and in various ways, [it happened!]

“I am there now! …

“I just realized that I had a goal to double what I earned last month, [and] I REACHED IT!

“I am not self-reliant yet. I have loads of “holes” in my bank account. But this is a lovely BEGINNING!! Right?” – Madeleine Blomberg, Mindset Mastery Program participant

Congratulations, Madeleine! And you’re right. It IS a lovely beginning!!

Learn more about the Mindset Mastery Program at www.ProspertheFamily.com

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It’s not how much faith you have

“We don’t need to maintain perfect faith… We just need to show integrity toward the faith we do have. And then, through the Lord’s mercy, our mountains are moved.” – Daniel Blomberg

I received the following from a reader and thought it might help someone. So here it goes:

Hi Leslie,

How are you? …I still read your newsletter, and I still share your books with other people at any opportune moment. Hope things are going well for you and your family.

I just wanted to share a journal entry on the subject of rare faith – see below.

We just had a business miracle in April, and it merited a long journal entry—I want to remember this forever. Hope you enjoy it. Feel free to share if you think it could help someone.

Have a wonderful day!

Daniel

Background: We got back to Utah from the Middle East in August 2017. I tried life coaching and loved it, but it soon became clear that the Lord wanted me doing music—a very happy but scary proposition. I did my first songwriting session for a client in April 2018, and in March this year, after 19 months as an entrepreneur and 11 months in music, I was able to provide for my family exclusively through music for the first time.

It has been a grueling time, with way too many trips to the Bishop’s storehouse, lots of help from family, lots of advice to go get a job, and way too much self-doubt.

So after our March miracle, I was determined to keep this going. When the end of April came around and I still hadn’t made nearly enough to pay the bills, failure was just not an emotionally sustainable option.

What happened next is described below.

Journal, 2019-05-01

This is a precious thing that just happened. After March’s wonderful achievement, where we for the first time were able to make more money in the business than we needed to pay the bills, I really wanted to keep this going every month. Partly so we can prove that we are financially ready for the foster-to-adopt process, and partly because I need to know that I can provide for my family through music.

This month, I felt like I should take the time to build an online presence. Allie told me she wanted to build me a website for free! So I wrote some website content. And then Colleen wanted to tell people about me online. So I quickly bought a domain and put out the content, to have a place to send people while waiting for Allie….

Then, I felt like I should start running Facebook ads. So I did. It takes a few weeks to dial those in, so I haven’t seen any specific results from those yet. But I had to put together a business Facebook page to run ads from, and I didn’t want it to have 3 likes and look unprofessional, so I invited pretty much all my friends to like it. It crossed 100 page likes in the first 24 hours, and now has over 300 page likes, in less than two weeks! 🙂

Spending this much time building an online presence meant that I didn’t chase specific results a whole lot. I did read the sequel to The Go-Giver, Go-Givers Sell More, and learned to trust that as we give value to people around us, and not give sales pitches, most of our sales will come from “left field” – the 99% of the Universe that we have no idea about, but which God knows all about.

Come Sunday, which was April 28, I realized that we needed $2,485 more, plus Venmo and PayPal instant transfer fees, to cover April’s bills and buy my ticket to Sweden for Victor and Jessica’s wedding. So Monday morning, I set out to sell that much in services in two days. Technically, I realized I didn’t need $560 of those until May (the rest of the plane ticket), but I had my sights set on the whole sum.

On Saturday night at Allie and Zach’s wedding reception, I had mentioned to my client Greg that I would be going to Sweden for my brother’s wedding if we could swing it, and he had generously offered, without me asking, to prepay $700. That’s why we “only” needed $2485, or $1925 plus $560. I fasted on Sunday for help to achieve this big and worthy goal, for the sake of our family, including our future children.

A key piece of learning had also come on Saturday morning, as I went running with Vinicio. I was in a time crunch, and needed to complete 8 miles in about 90 minutes. I remembered as we ran and talked that Elder Holland teaches:

It’s not the amount of faith we have that is the issue, it’s the integrity we show toward the faith that we do have.

In this way, even partial faith, if shown integrity, is enough to move mountains. This applied to our running. I wasn’t sure the whole time that we would succeed, but I showed integrity to the faith that I did have by keeping running and not giving up. We finished on time. I felt that this principle should also apply to my big sales goal.

On Sunday afternoon, we got a text from Stephen and Emily, who asked if we wanted to come over, last minute. (We later learned Emily had felt a prompting to invite us over, kind of forgotten it, come home from some Church assignment, and her kids said, “We want the Blombergs to come!”)

We went, and had a lovely time. Partway through, Steven and Emily’s new neighbor, Amy, came over. Emily had invited her to come over that day, but not at any specific time. Amy, who had very recently felt that it’s time to pursue her music, was fasting and had just woken up from a nap. As she knelt to conclude her fast, she felt, “You’re not done yet. Go next door.” We talked about her music, and exchanged phone numbers. I had an appointment with her and her husband Tuesday morning, and she will be in Dave’s studio in July! 🙂 Wonderful news, but not any closer to the April goal.

(finished writing on May 10)

Since April 23 had been my one-year anniversary of returning to the music business, I had a 10% discount for all songwriting and production services until the end of April. As Shawna had 9 hours scheduled for May, I asked if she wanted the discount. She sent $688.50 on Tuesday, April 30.

With $1,853 left to reach my goal, and only a few hours left, I decided that the responsible thing to do for the business and my family was to swallow my pride and tell a couple of clients exactly why I needed the money. The foster-to-adopt process requires that families have “a little extra” money, and I felt we could claim that if we paid all our current bills and saved 4% in the business profit account. We did in March—time to achieve that goal again.

So I asked Art, who had scheduled a songwriting coaching session for his stepson for early May, if he would be offended if I asked for a prepayment so I could get it on the books for April. He prepaid $500.

I re-crunched the numbers, reducing for example our food and gas budget posts to actual money spent, not what I thought we needed for a month, and moving the plane ticket purchase to May. All of a sudden, there were only $39 missing. Or $44, if you consider that I had felt prompted to cut the car payment short by $5, even though I really wanted to pay in full.

So, while Kathryn and I were waiting to meet with a member of the stake presidency to renew our Temple recommends, I sent a message to Colleen, who is on a mission with her husband in Côte d’Ivoire, told her we are really close to our revenue goal to qualify for adoption, and offered to do her next song (a $170 value) for $60 if she wanted to prepay.

5 hours before midnight.

No reply, as she would likely be asleep until 11:30pm our time, or so I thought. (I was actually an hour off – Côte d’Ivoire was only 6 hours ahead of us, not 7.)

All things considered, a very successful two days of sales, even though we were still falling short. Kat and I went to bed at 9:30pm, and in our night prayer I thanked Heavenly Father for all the amazing success, and then poured out my heart and asked Him why:

How come we were so close to the goal, but couldn’t just have made $39 or $44 more? What was I supposed to feel and think about this?

After our couple prayer, I said my own prayer and laid down. But I felt like I should call my mother instead of sleeping. (This is significant, as I have felt for years that the Lord wants me to go to bed by 9:30pm.)

So I got up and talked to my mother in Sweden for almost an hour and a half – not much about the business goal, but about anything and everything. Towards the end, I got my answer—gratitude.

I was supposed to feel gratitude about what had just happened.

So after the phone call, I went to bed again, and laid there for a minute just feeling grateful. Then I considered some options. Would Heavenly Father want me to contact Colleen again? I decided to, and sent her a PayPal request for $60 in case she was interested, and then a note in Messenger to please ignore it otherwise. Pretty bold, I guess. By now, it was 11:35pm.

As I wrote the note, I saw that she had just read the previous message. She replied “For sure.” “It’s 5:36 here.” “We’ll get it done in the next 10 min”.

Turns out, she never gets up at 5:30am, but had decided to start the new month with an extra 30 minutes of scripture study – it was already May in Africa, but still April in the U.S. And so, with 8 minutes to spare, $60 arrived in our PayPal account, and the goal was met.

I cried with joy, told my sleepy Kathryn the great news, and went to sleep a very happy man.

We don’t need to maintain perfect faith the whole time. We just need to show integrity toward the faith we do have. And then, through the Lord’s mercy, our mountains are moved.

Daniel Blomberg is a Mindset Mastery Program Participant.

Learn more at www.ProsperTheFamily.com.

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