Daniel Adam’s Graduation Spotlight

I’m pleased to present Daniel Adams as a new Mindset Mastery Honors Graduate!  

Daniel has been on quite a journey. In his words:

For 10 years of marriage I’ve pursued some different jobs here and there, and I’ve basically floated wondering what the secret to prosperity is. I’ve mimicked all sorts of people and strategies, and when I read that line [in Jackrabbit Factor] about Harold Ashway barking like a dog, I cried pretty hard, because 10 years is a long time to do that.

It is amazing to experience different thinking, and original ideas, and actually plant them. I love how sequential and thorough this [Mindset Mastery] course is, I love how it builds on everything I’ve done up this point…

I love how this course fits so closely with the instincts and principles I’ve learned in church and in life. It resonates. And it’s working.

Daniel currently works as a relationship coach strengthening families, awakening creativity, and inspiring people to step into the fullness of their Creator-ship. Experience his work firsthand at www.YouCanCreate.org.

From struggling to achieve his goals, to doubling his income:

November 27, 2018

I made a goal statement to double our families income starting in October so we could build the kingdom of God, liberated from the scarcity we were vibrating.

[What happened?] A tour guide company approached me and asked me to take guests on hikes at some pretty cool places at an awesome rate. You guys, I ❤️ this game!! The RESULTS from this course have been AMAZING!

And yes, the income doubled. What a fun way to do it! 💖💖💖

But BEFORE Daniel was ready to double his income, he needed to first practice the principles in Phase 1 on a smaller goal, an important step for gaining the confidence needed for bigger goals. 

Here was his smaller goal, in his words:

July 1, 2018

I made a grocery list with the ingredients for fajitas on it, and lettuce, and Greek yogurt, and chips, and mango salsa 💃🏻. We had chosen to budget funds elsewhere, so we hadn’t really been buying real food, for like, some months. So I was pretty excited about testing [my Phase 1 goal on] this grocery list.

I pulled my wife into the living room and we looked at our kitchen, and holding hands we envisioned our cupboards full and the fridge full with all the yumminess on our list. We tasted it, felt the coolness and sweetness of it, heard the crunch of bell peppers and felt the juice in our mouths. She had fun ideas that I hadn’t thought of.

And then I submitted the list over our counter to The Master Chef I was envisioning—I heard we have to put in our own orders.

Two days later I was building a shed on a mountain property and I opened the cooler someone had brought, and there sat the Black Pepper Turkey I asked for. Later that night my sister-in-law cooked corn on the cob and cut a juicy watermelon, also on our list.

I was pumped! And it gets better.

The week after that, my wife was in charge of running a summer camp for teen girls, and our church’s budget paid for the camp food, which sat in our fridge. It was, of course, a bunch of the stuff on our list, so we thought, “Okay, we’ll be more specific next time about it being ours.” Ha. Bummer it’s in our fridge and headed elsewhere else, but we’re happy to serve.

After the camp, the participants donated ALL of the leftover food, which had pretty much everything else on that grocery list.

That was three weeks ago, and we’re still eating fajitas and yogurt.

The night before it came, I took matters into my own hands and bought some of what was on the list. Those items showed up triple of what I bought. We had a good laugh about relying on our own strength.

With his newfound confidence from successfully achieving his Phase 1 goal, he was ready to apply Rare Faith to accomplishing something bigger.

But it didn’t go the way he hoped.

First attempt at the Phase 2 goal – failed:

He writes:

August 9, 2018

[After] …the Mindset Mastery course showed up miraculously in May, …miracle after miracle kept lining up… money from places we had never expected, rich relationships, and transformational healing events and scholarships to them. SO MUCH to be grateful for!!

So in module 13 I was so pumped to make something really impactful. I’ve always wanted to run seminars and retreats, and now I had all the tools to do it. I went all in. I posted the goal statement all around my house about running a seminar. And I felt it, and I knew it was happening:

I meditated and visualized and sensitized on the specifics: where it was, who was there, programming for guests, how they would feel, how I would feel, the grateful hugs we’d share, content for the workshops, how much to charge, and asked everyday, “What do I do next”?

I went WAY out of my comfort zone making requests and inquiries and building relationships all over the community and the internet.

[What happened?] The spa gave me a discount on space rental without me asking. …Two powerful marketers showed up and offered free, detailed advise about how to fill the event. Various contacts invited me to come to their yoga studios and promo the event. And then people started showing interest!!

His battle with the terror barrier:

[But] then the terror barrier showed up as we used our savings month after month… and many of my music therapy clients moved on… and all of a sudden we needed this retreat to sell (can you feel the lack creeping in), and I fought inside myself: can I really live this life? Who am I to make a difference and live my dreams?

One by one, guests backed out or postponed for one reason or another. Monday was the day the resort asked for a final count and I got to report “ZERO…” 

I cried 😢 and… [felt] disappointed…

Ironically, the goal statement did get fulfilled—every word… The goal was that I would “create & facilitate a powerful retreat for 12 women at such and such resort on Aug 8-11”. [But]…facilitate in Spanish and Portuguese means “to make easy”.

There I was at the resort [on the day I set the goal for…] creating and facilitating [making easy] a retreat for women. 

The [fact that the] resort was willing to partner on the event, discount both my cost and guest cost even further, take on the marketing, and offer it multiple times a year was pretty miraculous. And it all happened on the day I set the goal—Aug 8. … the agreements with the resort WERE easy… Win-win-win-win-win for anyone involved.

Rad. 😆 and frustrating 😠because I put a lot of energy into getting that goal statement just right, but the appearance is that [it won’t be until] December [that] I’ll be paid for it…

[But] all our learning always counts. Nothing is wasted. And now I get to set some different goals, with complete confidence that this process really works.

…Perhaps the largest shift is the one in myself. I’ve been so worried (I know what that attracts) about how to make money, that I forgot the part about how when you provide more value than you consume, money is a natural flow.

A slice of humble pie:

…to be applying for part time jobs at $12 this week is a pretty awesome slice of humble pie 🥧 [but] because gratitude is needed in every leg of the journey… I really can make impact on the path or off it.

And when you catch multiple rabbits, does it really matter how long it takes? 

Nope.

Randy Mollup’s line about being grateful for sandwiches and watching them get bigger and better brought tears to me, and I realized where I’ve been in conceited mis-alignment.  …we’re still safe… a little bruised… and pride wounded. [But] I choose to be on the “plus side” of the stickman.

So Daniel regrouped, doubled his income, and then re-set the dream goal to put on a successful retreat. In his words:

January 27, 2019

I made a goal to create retreats for women around Identity. It’s been in the hopper since June 2018. My mind told me so many times:

“You need an email list first.” “You need an instagram following first.” “You need a big name speaker.” “You need different/better credentials behind your name.” “You need blog content.” “Women should be leading women, you have no place here.” “Who will come to the first retreat you offer, what do you even have to offer?”

I made an offering in August that ZERO people signed up for, and that hurt. I felt failure and I disconnected from the goal. 

Until Leslie challenged me to keep going.

So I kept going. And I told my mind to be kind…a lot.
And I said my goal statement…a lot.
And was open to a lot of pivots along the way.

And I FELT my vibration change.

There were lots of time I felt like quitting, and lots of times it felt bleak, lots of time things got a little wild between Tina and I, and each time I got to pivot, and re-align, re-commit and state my goal statement and really feel it. The event itself underwent quite the transition and finally ended up as:

“Women’s Weekend: You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Powerful”

…which featured music experientials, guided meditations, visual art experientials, Tina lecturing on perfectionism, individual coaching sessions, and vision board creation:

And I’m really proud of what I made!
And proud of all the resources that came together for my ‘Why’
And proud of the impact this event had on the participants lives, and in their homes, and in their communities, and in the Kingdom (and Queendom 👸 of God)

But check out what Daniel concluded:

…I thought I would somehow like myself more if I met my goal. Nope. Seems like that comes first 💖💕🙏

Daniel’s end-of-course Comments:

I left my job in November 2017 convinced I was ready to create the dream life I wanted: balanced between work and family, with extensive travel, and giving beautiful high vibration service to passionate souls. When this course came to my wife and I … in May 2018 I knew it was impactful, and looking back today the impact runs SOOOOOO much deeper than I realized.

I’m experiencing tears. The joy and hope I felt as I engaged in the material for this course … has been super needed and super valuable. It has impacted my marriage in a huge way…

This course has changed my relationship with God. I don’t see Him as punitive; I see the laws as providing consequence and Him rooting for me to become a master creator!

The applications of law hurt sometimes, and were joyous sometimes, and everywhere in between.

…I had so much anger and sadness and fear come up around ‘not doing it right’, and around failing, around offering something that zero people paid for. …I had never failed so big or so hard. Going to my parents and in-laws for groceries and rent money was the scariest thing I’ve ever done—a far more intense terror barrier than selling the retreat.

I felt lower than I ever had, and listless, and shaken. But every time I read a lesson I felt hope, and during lesson 19 I picked a new goal, to take our monthly income from $1,500 to at least $4,000.

People [began] approaching me asking for services in my zone of genius, a super successful mentor offered me a free and powerful sales training, and I’ve been practicing it with a guitar coaching idea I had, with 100% conversion so far. I’ve created new contracts all over my area and It’s blowing me away how quickly this new goal is manifesting. I [was able] to come back to the retreat idea, and I’m gaining more and more confidence creating goal statements that get me exactly what I want…

The structure of this course has been so good for me. Hearing Leslie’s stories of success, failure, and pivoting have been so meaningful to me. Sometimes the time just isn’t right, so reload and come back to it!

This [Mindset Mastery] course has provided SO much VALUE. It’s the first time I’ve felt my dreams were really feasible and possible. The course is so concrete. I’m a completely different person than I was in May, excited to serve and provide value to others!! Thank you Mindset Mastery!!

Daniel, you really stuck with it and followed through!

Congratulations, Daniel! 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.

Our next GUIDED session begins March 27th – Click to learn more about the GUIDED version.

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

The Fundamentals Ecourse is a powerful exploration of the principles that govern success, and takes an introductory approach 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 the 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. I hope you’ll join me in one of these programs, to help you take your understanding and success to the next level in ALL the different areas of your life. Learn more about the difference HERE.

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When the husband isn’t providing

I’d like to share a powerful example of how this work (of learning to live by Rare Faith) can impact the family. The following is shared with permission, from one of our Mindset Mastery Program participants. Wendy writes:

I would like to share a significant A-ha moment about money and marriage that has been percolating over the past year.

For 3 years I’ve been trying to turn my side-hustle hobby into one full-time, highly lucrative business. I knew I had emotional baggage around money and especially around my husband+money.

Money and Marriage has been a toxic mix for nearly 20 years now. A year ago I started working with a mindset coach for my biz but it extended into my family relationships, etc, because that’s where a lot of my baggage was centered.

Last summer I had an assignment from her to emotionally and mentally “unplug” myself from needing my husband to provide for me. Yes, that might sound obvious to some of you, but it was a deeply ingrained message from when I was a tiny girl. That message had set me up to create a co-dependent relationship with my spouse and left me feeling crippled every time I tried to create financial income for myself.

Instead I would manipulate, hen-peck, and try to “coach” my husband into being the financial fixer/savior for me and our children. It says a lot about his character that he still loves/likes me after all of that ^. *Ugh*

Anyway, shortly after that unplugging assignment I started listening to the Rare Faith podcasts, introduced my husband to them, and we both started to change.

When we joined the Mindset Mastery program I was still wrapped up in the idea that he had to make more money than me, that it was too hard and too stressful for me to be a mom and a financial provider, etc.

When I hit Modules 7, 8, 9 things started to look different. It was like I was waking up from my own life and now I saw myself, my husband, and my children as if I was a completely different person. That old story from that little girl I had been was displaced and I no longer felt those fears that were such a part of me. I finished Phase 1 with flying colors. I even achieved a significant goal because I knew I could.

When I was in Module 14 my husband hit his own terror barrier and instead of trying to “rescue” him (because I felt I had to as he was my financial life-preserver), I heard him out but asked myself: “What is my part that I should be contributing to my goal? He has his own goals. But mine are mine. So what is my part?”

I got a genius idea within 24 hours. Over the subsequent two weeks I continued working through lesson after lesson, fine-tuning my plan, working through my own terror barriers with his and my coach’s help, and saying my goal statement a zillion times.

One of the lessons in Module 17 talks about being grateful for the paper sacks. My husband has worked in the same company for a while now. I had a lot of resentment, pain, and fear around his employment because I saw them as contributing to our financial hardships. I had tried to forgive them, but it wasn’t really working. Through that Module I was able to change my vibration and become neutral about any further income from them. Instead of needing them to save me too, I unplugged myself from them, knowing that all I needed to achieve my worthy goals would come from whatever source was most efficient. I could identify and receive it from wherever God sent it.

Within 2 days of that ^^ shift, I had an experience with my husband that showed me how far my subconscious has shifted. I looked at him and instead of feeling that instinctive, gut-jerking need for him to do more and make more money, I just saw my sweetheart. There was no co-dependency or disappointment. Just affection. I no longer needed him, or his company, to provide for me.

AND within 2 days of that ^^ shift, he received a significant promotion and raise at his job that made whatever income I made in my biz unnecessary to support our family’s current lifestyle. (He can tell more details about his own “rabbit” if he chooses.)

AND (here’s the clincher guys…)
I.
DIDN’T.
NEED.
IT.

I was completely indifferent to it. I was EXCITED for him of course! Because that’s really cool for him! But I didn’t need the income to accomplish my goal.

I was already chasing my rabbit.

After thinking on this for a few days, I wonder if God has just been waiting to unleash blessings that he knew I wanted, only because I was trying to make someone else do the work for me. He knew I needed to understand this first before I could receive it without sabotaging it.

This is just really cool and I can’t thank Leslie enough for inspired teaching that helped this little girl, now grown woman, heal very old wounds that were ruining her life and her family’s.

I hope this helps someone else stick with it. Keep going through the lessons, one after another. Line upon line, our minds and hearts ARE changing. – Wendy B., Mindset Mastery Program participant

Thank you for sharing, Wendy. I’ve had similar experiences with Rare Faith (read the hardest thing I’ve ever tried to write), and what you described is a true principle in action. I’m sure there are others who have experienced the same phenomenon, and I hope they’ll share in the comments below.

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Denise Wallace’s Graduation Spotlight

I’m pleased to present Denise Wallace as a new Mindset Mastery Honors Graduate!  

You may remember Denise from an article I wrote about her back in September. She had already achieved two goals (one about getting a fridge, and the other about having $4000 in savings) after only a few weeks into her lessons:

Read more about her early experiences here: Our Thoughts Do Things

Anyway, all that was when she was just getting started. But now she’s full-on graduated with Honors, and has quite a bit more to say about her latter experiences in this program.

Enjoy the recap, in her words:

Wow, what an amazing year! I started this course in May and completed it in November. Only 6 months!! I set out to achieve a particular goal that I had been working on for 3 years, and found myself realizing that that is not what I wanted.

This course helped me to find my passion and purpose. It helped me realize what I truly want in life, and to reset my path to be more aligned with being home to raise my boys. It also gave me the courage to do something different and speak up about things I am passionate about.

Following the principles taught in this course also helped my family find a home that is more suited to our family and lifestyle, and brought us from a less desirable neighborhood to one that is perfect for raising my boys in. I am so excited about all the new possibilities that this course opened up for us.

On Breaking Through a Terror Barrier

I don’t know what it is about me, but when I am afraid to do something, it affects my whole body. I start to sweat and my whole body starts to shake uncontrollably. I have always backed down from doing something if this starts to happen, but I realize now it is just a terror barrier and my body is trying to keep me in the safe zone. So I experienced this as I was doing my Live Facebook posts, and the biggest one was when I applied for [a certain] Scholarship.

For some reason I have always had thoughts that achieving stuff like that just does not happen to ordinary people like me so I don’t even try. As I applied for the Scholarship it was so hard for me to submit, but I finally just hit the “send” button. I almost had to have my husband do it for me. I was shocked at how much fear I had just doing that and how my body was reacting.

Even after I sent the application off, I had to work really hard to keep my thoughts calm. and not allow them to go to negative thinking. I kept myself very busy… anything to not allow myself to sit and ponder. Every time a negative thought would come to me I had to work really hard mentally to switch my thinking around. Lots of deep breathing activities and uplifting conversations with myself, along with fun music and lots of time spent being present with my kids.

I did get the scholarship and am so grateful for this experience that I had. [It] was worth all the time, money and lessons learned on breaking through a terror barrier.

I felt like a liar

I have never in my whole life allowed myself to sit and dream about things, or imagine what life could be like with this or that. I watched my parents struggle, and just thought that if you want anything in life you have to work and struggle and hopefully catch a break. I have even made it very hard for my husband and my family to dream about things, because in my mind it was a waste of time to dream build. “Just go to work,” were my thoughts.

The last 3 years my husband and I have struggled to really get our business up and running. We have gone to seminar after seminar. Put up vision boards and speak affirmations daily, but I never really understood why I was doing this, I always felt like such a liar saying these things to myself, and never allowed myself to really believe I could have or achieve the things on my vision board.

I really related to Leslie when she talks about all the speakers saying, “Dream big, think positive, speak the things you want”. Like her, I just thought, “Yeah yeah yeah, [but] what are the steps to do the work?”

…I read Jackrabbit Factor, Hidden TreasuresPortal to Genius, (and I even went through the Mindset Fundamentals E-course) before I started studying this Mindset Mastery course. The laws have been my A-Ha, and Leslie has done an amazing job at teaching them to me in a way that I am finally understanding how it all works.

I was only half way through this course, and it already provided huge breakthroughs for me. … This course … helped me to … appreciate and be grateful for my husband, children, and other family members. It … helped me raise money for my father. Helped us get into a better home, and on a path to financial freedom. I understand now why we have struggled so much with our business. I am so excited to apply these principles and laws along with my new mindset to our future goals.

I did not die!

For lesson 18 I felt inspired to do a Facebook live, teaching how to Slay Dragons and how this helps my family keep positive daily. I experienced all the sensations of fear before starting my live feed. My whole body started to tremble, I started sweating, my heart was racing. I honestly was terrified. It took me many tries of recording myself over and over again before I could actually do it live, but after I completed it I had several people respond on how the information was helpful to them. I found out I did not die and I ended up doing 50 days of Facebook live posts along with recorded videos, called 100 Days of Joy. I just reported daily on what I found joy in each day or how I turned a negative situation and changed my perspective to find the joy out of the situation.

I made it to day 50 then took a social media fast. It did get easier to speak live each time I did it. But my nerves tried to take over every day, and I just had to push record and go before my brain tried to talk me out of it. I am finding that I have a voice and I have information that others need and want to hear. I never had anyone say anything negative to me about my posts, but I did have a few people comment and thank me for speaking up about whatever I said that day.

My Midterm Experience

As I was thinking about what to choose for my midterm goal, I immediately thought of my 5 year old son. His birthday was coming up and he asked for an electric train set. But he did not want just any train set, he wanted one with lots of tracks and accessories. As I started looking at them, I realized they are $500 or more. So I thought this would be a good inconsequential goal, after all, if I did not find a train set, I had other ideas to fall back on.

I immediately started visualizing the train set I wanted to find for him. I saw his excitement playing with it, and felt so much joy and thankfulness for finding such an awesome train set for about $100. A couple days after visualizing the train set, I decided to go to different yard sales and see if I could find a used set. Nothing.

A few days later, I had some free time, and knew I needed to get his present ordered soon before we headed out on vacation the following week. So my husband and I both started searching some online stores and a few buy, sell, trade sights. I then thought I would check Ebay again. Last time I checked everything was way over budget, but this time I found one seller that was selling multiple sets put together, there was enough trains, tracks and accessories to build a whole big town, and it was only $120!!!!!

could not believe it, I felt so much joy and gratitude the tears came. This was the hardest goal for me to continue to believe in. I had to constantly reject any negative thoughts about finding a train set and replace the thoughts with joy and gratitude, but the train set came 6 days after I first visualized it and felt gratitude for it.

I am still in awe over the whole experience.

Adjusting the Goal

My [original Phase 2] goal was to reach the rank of paid as 12K in our health business. …I did not accomplish that goal, but I did accomplish paid as 3K status in our business 3 months in a row… a stepping stone to 12K. …I realized [my original] goal was a lot bigger than a one-month goal, and I needed to make more sub goals to reach it. 

I had to stop saying my goal statement 70 times each week, because I realized it was frustrating me too much the closer and closer I got to the end date of my goal. I was not able to feel excited about reaching 12K, every time I read it. I just felt defeated and struggled to feel the happiness that it would bring me.

As I have reached other goals, I have found that for me, I need to allow myself to feel the excitement and joy and gratitude, visualize it being accomplished, then leave it at that and go about my business and my daily routine.

(We talked about this at Genius Bootcamp, I thought there was something wrong with me until you mentioned YOU had to take down your vision board for a time, and also that you don’t count your profits after each event, because it sets you back. I have the same problem, the more I look at the facts, the harder it is for me to believe it is going to happen, so I just visualize, feel gratitude, ask, and go about my business.)

Unexpected Detour

In lesson 21 I realized I did not want to pursue building [my health business] anymore. After going through this course, I realized that the purpose of that business has been accomplished for me at this time.

I have other dreams and desires that I feel are more aligned to my purpose. I am still figuring it all out, but as soon as I let go of the goal of reaching 12K again, I had a strong impression to get myself to Genius Bootcamp. So that was my next goal.

Back in October I had spent some time visualizing myself being at the bootcamp, and I saw myself sitting in the class and learning from Leslie. I was excited and felt very grateful to be there. I had resigned myself to waiting until summer of 2019 or when we move back to the mainland.

When I saw … another bootcamp for the end of November, I started looking into flights and found that I could get cheap flight for that weekend and presented it to my husband. He did not agree and said to wait after the holidays. …We figured we could spend about $1000 for me to go. So I … tried my hardest not to think about it again until I got the confirmation that I [had the help I needed] to go. As I was looking for flights, over night the prices dropped from $800 to $600, and with our military discount at the hotel I was able to keep our right about $1000. I was even able to attend the evening VIP dinner.

…This course has given me so much more insight. and given me so many lessons learned than I could ever have expected. I have reached many, many other goals using the process taught here. (We even found a more suitable home for our family using this process…)

I am excited to take the Guided Mindset Mastery Course to add to my learning, along with starting the Mentor Training Course.

 

Again, Congratulations, Denise! 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.

The 12-week Mindset Mastery Program is not to be confused with the 8-week Mindset Fundamentals Ecourse.

The Fundamentals Ecourse is a powerful exploration of the principles that govern success, and takes an introductory approach 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 the 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. I hope you’ll join me in one of these programs, to help you take your understanding and success to the next level in ALL the different areas of your life. Learn more about the difference HERE.

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Dawn’s Graduation Spotlight

I’m pleased to present Dawn Norton as a new Mindset Mastery Honors Graduate!  

Dawn began the Mindset Mastery program back in 2013 when it was still called FTMF (Family Time & Money Freedom). She’s stayed busy as a mom of a large family, and her goals and direction has evolved over the years, but she finally hunkered down recently to complete the program officially and graduate with honors. Congratulations Dawn!

Here are some of her experiences, in her words:

My Midterm Experience

The power of a suggestive thought (positive or negative) to create reality is… Real. Last week I was putting on my makeup and saw a random blush brush in my stuff. I thought, I don’t need that, I’m throwing it away. And I did. Immediately the suggestion was presented, if you throw that away, your real brush will go missing and then you won’t be able to put your blush on. (Fear) Around blush? Really? I ignored it. But the weed seed was planted for creation. I kid you not, the NEXT DAY, my regular brush was gone. I was astounded! My honest thought was, I created that!

I looked around fairly thoroughly and it was totally gone. So I scrounged around and found another random brush. Side note, my blush brush has never once in my life gone missing. That’s how I knew I created it. As I applied the blush, my next thought was, what if I used this as an opportunity? I did not get upset about the loss. I just was in wonder that I had the negative thought and it had immediately brought a negative event into creation. So, I thought about the brush returning and how I’d be glad to have it back because it’s much nicer than the scrounged one. New seed planted. (Hope, faith)

And then I let it go. Which is interesting to me and shows me that some of my past habits of worry and fretting have lessened. But, I mean it’s a makeup brush. What’s to worry and fret about? Yesterday while getting ready for church, a new thought came to me and I was honestly surprised because I’ve had a teen daughter before. But I hadn’t even thought of it. “Ask Olivia.”

So I called her from across the house. Have you seen my makeup brush? Uh, yeah. Why in the world didn’t I think of that before? She did. She borrowed it and didn’t put it back. Which some may think I just missed the obvious with a teen girl in the house, but I really believe this was an opportunity to up my return on thought investments.

How many times do I allow or plant myself these kinds of weed seeds and then balk at the frustrations growing up all around me? It’s an opportunity to go deeper and bring more awareness to the enemy of all success and our own less inspired thinking.

My Phase 2 Short-Term Goal

My goal was an income goal: $15,000 in 3 months. I knew $10,000 was coming, but had no idea if or how another $5,000 would show up. I just kept it in sight daily, seeing it every day on my mirror, and just 2 weeks past the 3 months, I reached my goal. It was so amazing to me how easy it was and kept me motivated for the rest of the year to repeat the goal, which I also did. I feel so much less insecure about money and other things, because of this particular goal. It helps me know that I maybe I can maybe do ALL things.

Finishing the Course

What I have learned over the years as I have applied this in so many things from furniture, to moves, trips, and income is that this is an amazing practice to increase faith. You learn, that if you can “simply” bring solutions into existence in physical, temporal matters, how much more you can bring spiritual and other needs into existence. Having the temporal met so clearly teaches me how God is willing to meet my EVERY need.

Congratulations, Dawn! You did it! 

See, no matter how long it takes, you can always graduate with Honors. I invite you to finish the course and let me share your story, too. As a Mindset Mastery student, you’ll also get to join our private Facebook group where you have the opportunity to get to know the other students better, and ask for more details about how our graduates accomplished their goals. We’d love to see you in there!

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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 12-week Mindset Mastery Program is not to be confused with the 8-week Mindset Fundamentals Ecourse. The Fundamentals Ecourse is a powerful exploration of the principles that govern success, and takes an introductory approach for effective goal setting. By contrast, the Mastery Program is focused on the *implementation* of the 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. I hope you’ll join me in one of these programs, to help you take your understanding and success to the next level in ALL the different areas of your life. Learn more about the difference HERE.

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