“I decided to be there”

Meet Amanda Permann, Mindset Mastery Honors Graduate.

I first met Amanda at Genius Bootcamp. She is a kind and humble woman who is always willing to lift others up, even when she is in the midst of struggles. We have been blessed to work with Amanda closely as she also worked through becoming a Rare Faith Program Facilitator. I am thrilled for all that she has accomplished so far!

When she applied for graduation, as always, I had a few questions:

Q. What was your experience with the Phase 1 experiment? (The “inconsequential goal”)

My small, inconsequential goal was pretty simple with some minor details. I wanted to see a quarter on the garage cement floor by my left foot. I planted my seed. I took the time to visualize, see, and feel the results with my five senses.

I wondered when it would happen, for possible ways it could happen (trying to make it happen, I guess, instead of trusting the process). It wasn’t happening for me as quickly as I thought it would. I was beginning to wonder if I had done something wrong; it had been over a week. I started questioning my goal and thought I should choose something else and try again (doubt). One of the facilitators shared that one of her inconsequential goals didn’t come to pass for about 3 or 4 weeks.

She helped me not give up, remain patient and “choose” to believe it would still happen. About 2 1/2 weeks later, I was getting ready to leave for an appointment, but first, I had to get some laundry out of the dryer. As I pulled some towels out of the dryer, I heard a ding on the floor. A coin fell out on the floor by my foot. I almost didn’t even notice it or think much about it. Then for a brief second, I stopped and paused. I remembered my inconsequential goal (aware), so I bent down to see what kind of coin it was. It was a quarter, and it landed right by my left foot! It came to pass!

It came later than expected and not exactly how I pictured it (on the garage cement floor), but it did happen. There was extra, too; two more quarters ended up in this load of laundry, which is unusual, for we don’t have loose change in the laundry like we used to.

Our goals do not always show up in the exact way we hope for or expect, but if we are clear about our intent behind the goal, God can surprise with His creativity, and oftentimes with MORE than we asked for to begin with. Amanda simply asked for 1 quarter next to her shoe, but she “received” three. Remaining open to receive a bit differently than she originally planned allowed her to find and accept those added quarters and blessings. Great job!

Q. What was your bite-sized Phase 2 “difficult, meaningful, or important” goal?

Knowing my next step to become a facilitator.

Q. What happened?

One day, as I went through my emails, I saw one from Leslie Householder. She was announcing she was doing her very last live Genius Bootcamp in Arizona on June 17-19, offering people an opportunity to be one of her 12 participants and one as her guest for free. If you wanted to be her guest, the requirement was to write and explain why she should pick you as her guest. I felt this would be an excellent step, opportunity, and experience to learn more. I felt excitement, some anxiety, and then a little doubt: Should I even do it? I could sense my subconscious mind trying to keep me safe.

But, I rejected the negative, comfortable voices and thought, “well, it doesn’t hurt to try.” I followed through with my new thought. I wrote up why I felt Leslie should pick me. I finished it and hit send. Then, for a short 3-5 minutes, I visualized and internalized the feeling of seeing myself on the front row of Leslie Householders Live Genius Bootcamp as best I could. I wanted to imagine it a little longer, but my teens came into the house needing my attention.

Time would tell when the reply email came. I distinctly remember the day I got the reply email. It said something like this. We are sorry we could not have you as our complimentary guest at this time (my heart sank a little); then, as I continued reading, the email said, but we would love to have you come as one of our 12 guests. Oh, how I wanted to go. It felt like the right next step for me.

Then, I looked at the price, and my heart sank. It was over $2000; plus, I had to come up with the money for airfare, a hotel, rides, and gas. I didn’t know how to get this much money in just a few weeks. I now had an opportunity to work on my mindset and trust the laws.

(Did you know? You can now attend Genius Bootcamp from the comfort of your own home… at a fraction of the cost!)

Anyway back to Amanda – hers was the perfect set-up for a Rare Faith experience! She saw what felt like a mountain in front of her, and had no idea how she would do any of it. She could have decided that the mountain was too large, and let go of the dream. Instead, she leaned in, saw an opportunity, and trusted. She was committed. She decided she had to be there.

Let’s see how it worked out for her….

I chose to move forward with faith. Doing the next right thing was all I could do.

Moving forward in faith, and doing the next right thing IS all we can do! But nothing get activated until we’ve made a quality decision. She decided to be there. Period. NOW things can begin to line up for her, but not before that decision is firm.

I knew what my goal was. I saw my problem solved. I went to work on spark ideas. Again, negative phrases like, “How are you going to do this?” “Can I do this?” “Should I do this?” “You can’t do this” kept coming to my mind (so much doubt). My subconscious mind was working overtime.

I found it challenging to let go of the squeeze and trust. This new way of thinking and trusting was new, exciting, scary, challenging, and tiring; making it to Leslie’s live “Genius Bootcamp” was a big goal for me. One day I was sitting in my car in a parking lot, writing down resources that could help me. Then, I thought, “I need to talk to and call my husband first.”

I was nervous to tell him that I had an opportunity to go to Genius Bootcamp in Arizona, that I wanted to go, and how much it would cost. He wasn’t against it, but he wasn’t thrilled about the whole thing, either. I told him I could figure it out. He still wasn’t thrilled but said, “it’s your thing, so do what you think.”

It was hard for me to move forward, yet I knew this would be a good experience. Next, I thought of calling my brother. He has always been my biggest supporter. He said, “Amanda, I am so excited for you. You are going. You can do this!” He listened to all my ideas.

Getting the money was the biggest hurdle. With my brother’s encouragement, I committed to figuring out:

  • Getting my plane tickets.
  • Finding a place to stay.
  • Getting to and from the Genius Bootcamp event.
  • Going to and from airports.

Not knowing how I’d do all that, I started out by simply talking to a person from Rare Faith about the hotel, which clarified the hotel’s information.

I talked to a sister who was willing to drive me to my flight.

My sister-in-law in Gilbert, AZ helped me discover how to purchase plane tickets for a good deal.

Her two friends were willing to get me from my hotel to my plane in Gilbert.

A couple of Live Genius Bootcamp participants connected with me. I shared my concerns about getting to and from the hotel to the event. One participant had a car, had lived in Arizona, and knew her way around.

My flight home would take me to Provo, Ut, where my other sister lives; she would pick me up and take me to my family. They would be in Spanish Fork for a mission farewell that same day, and I would be able to ride home with my family.

One day at a time, little by little, spark ideas, and the right people came. It was challenging to pay attention and stay aware.

I can see how the idea cloud started to gather together everything I needed to reach my goal. By visualizing, the right people came onto my path, helping me go to Leslie Householder’s last Live Genius Bootcamp.

Amanda did it! Little by little, just doing that next right step, each piece fell into place. What she wanted, wanted her, and what seemed impossible……well, wasn’t. Way to go, Amanda, I am so happy you were able to participate!

Q. What was your experience facing a fear from assignment/lesson 18? How effective were you at being able to think truth in spite of appearances?

What was the outcome of my experience facing the fear? I did it! I made it to Arizona to Leslie’s Genius Bootcamp!

How effective was I at being able to think truth in spite of appearances? I did better than I thought, but It takes a lot of conscious effort not to allow old thought patterns to take over. There have been a lot of ups and downs. Believing all by myself at this stage in my learning was a bit difficult with my present results. The facilitators and my brother have been key to helping me stay on a higher vibration.

Then each person that has come onto my path that has helped me with my goal also benefited me because they were excited for me. Their belief helped me focus on the positive results. Feelings of gratitude for what is was helpful to feel peace and joy in each moment. This shows I still had to borrow from other’s beliefs to a point to help me accomplish my goal, but I kept my focus well enough.

In the beginning of learning these laws and principles, it can be a challenge to hold onto a vision and remain positive all on our own. It is OK to lean on other’s strengths, and allow others to hold our vision with us as we are gaining strength in our own mindset. Amanda demonstrates humility, and the willingness to learn and receive, both vital pieces of achieving goals the Rare Faith way. Excellent work!

Q. Did you experience a Terror Barrier Breakthrough during the course?

Yes, I did break through the terror barrier, but it hasn’t been easy. I am not used to this kind of thinking. I have had so many doubtful thoughts as I strived to think differently. I often felt anxious, fearful, and doubtful, but I also have worked hard to focus on the goal, believing and trusting it will work out. It’s been a little battle.

Keeping focused on seeing it done helped me to be hopeful and excited. It does take one spark and one step at a time, which makes it doable for me to move forward with my goals, while focusing on my desired results. I have done a lot of uncomfortable things, some were harder than others, but I didn’t let those old thoughts stop me this time. I pushed through and things happened.

It may not have been easy, but the rewards are clearly paying off. To see the goal realized, before it actually happens, and just act on each next right step as they come….it’s exactly how that Rare Kind of Faith works.

Q. What would you tell someone who is facing their fear right now?

What we focus on grows. A fearful focus will keep growing fearful results. These thoughts present an opportunity to see things differently. A helpful way to redirect thoughts of fear is to focus on positive thoughts. One way you can do this is with the power of gratitude, intentionally counting your blessings, seeing what you do have and what is going right.

A grateful heart helps clear your mind, feel peace, higher your vibration, and connect you to God, the source of all your blessings. Gratitude puts you in a place of receiving the things that you desire. Blessings come when we express gratitude. Now you have momentum, build on that, keep your focus on your desired outcome, focus on faith, choose to believe, and act on those thoughts and ideas. What you most desire will come to pass.

Gratitude is powerful, and is key to all that Amanda mentions here. Pure gratitude puts our hearts into a place of receiving, and will build momentum as what we are seeking comes closer and closer. Focusing on our past blessings and desired future outcomes, combined with a grateful heart, and Amanda is correct….what you most desire will come to pass!

Thank you Amanda! We are so excited to watch you continue to grow as a Rare Faith Program Facilitator. Congratulations and well done!

Amanda had this to say about our Guided Mindset Mastery Program?

“Trevan and Leslie Householder’s GMM course is truly inspired. As an individual who has trusted others more than myself, I now have tools; tools to help me change my old programming and reach my goals. I am so grateful. It’s truth, simple, and powerful! I know I will take this course again. The repetition is good for me.”

Fast forward, and as of the date of this post, Amanda is nearly finished with her Facilitator Track requirements. She has so much to offer. Working with her has been a pleasure!


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