Back in 2015, I held a Genius Bootcamp ticket giveaway. And some interesting things were revealed through the process.
People were invited to enter the giveaway by explaining why they wanted to come. I stumbled onto the original post that announced the winner, and discovered that it contained some important principles, so it was worth dusting off for a re-post:
Before I talk about the winner and why she won, let me explain that the responses from 2015 fell into a few different categories:
- Those who just sort of hoped for it
- Those who desperately needed it, and
- Those who claimed to deserve it
Our winner stood out because she didn’t fall into ANY of these categories.
If you’d like to get a powerful new perspective on how to ask so that you may receive, visit my earlier post on HOW TO RECEIVE. This post has become one of my most thought-provoking and popular posts, with over 160 reader comments.
When the winning answer arrived, I knew it immediately.
There were so many other submissions that really tugged at my heart, and I wished I could accommodate everyone’s request, but we’ve done enough of these events and had enough students come through them to have a sense about whether a free ticket will help a participant’s long-term progress or not.
This isn’t to say that everyone who didn’t win would be hindered by receiving a ticket… Not so.
But the more prepared a person is going into the event, the more effective and productive the event will be for him/her.
So that was actually good news for those who did not win. Because after announcing the winner I gave everyone else some (less expensive) things they could do right away to prepare to have the most incredible experience at bootcamp when they came.
I’ll share that list at the bottom of this post.
For now, let me reintroduce you to our winner of the 2015 giveaway, Wendy Bunnell.
Again, I already announced her before, but I’m excited to give you an update on what’s happened for her since.
In response to my question, “Why do you want a free ticket?” Wendy wrote:
I was very excited to see the email in regards to entering and winning a ticket to your Murray boot camp recently. I am currently [in the] Mindset Mastery program. I remember vividly the example you wrote in regards to finding solutions and answers to any problem. You used the $10,000 life changing seminar as the example. I found myself immediately thinking that I would be one of the students that “couldn’t afford it”, but yet after this module – I realized that I needed to be more open to answers and if I want something – I need to find the solutions.
I have been watching the upcoming Genius Bootcamp schedules – and this time and location are perfect for me (only 3 hours away – I can stay with my mother, etc.). Even though finances aren’t in place to register – I decided to allow myself to imagine myself attending. I looked up Shantel McBride and found a picture of her so that I could “picture” myself attending the class and being taught by her.
This would be such an amazing experience to solidify my learning. I am truly hoping that this will be the way that I get to attend! If not – my mind is open to other solutions!
Thank you for your knowledge and teaching. I truly appreciate all of your programs!
Again, well done, Wendy. Your submission demonstrated that you were not just learning what to do, you were doing it. Your confidence in the principles and peace in the outcome either way was felt in your words.
For those who did not win
I thanked them again for their interest, and offered some insight. Wendy was not the most needy. She did not have the most compelling story. She was not the most expectant, even.
What Wendy did was demonstrate her teachability and readiness for applying what she learned. She was doing what my materials taught her to do. When I first started learning about the principles, it took me 7 years to actually DO what they instructed me to do.
Again, Wendy was already doing it. And I didn’t give her the free ticket to “make the principles work for her as a reward” for following instructions, she was simply the right one. She was ready for Genius Bootcamp. I had no hesitations about that. It’s not what she said, it’s what she did.
As for the others who entered our giveaway, I invited them to check their thoughts RIGHT THEN as to how they were responding to the news that they didn’t win.
Some were maybe thinking, “See, I knew I wouldn’t win.” And they probably clicked off the announcement before reading the rest of what I had to say.
Some were maybe thinking, “It’s not fair for someone who’s already in a better situation than me to get the free ticket. I really needed it more than her.”
If this was their response, my heart really ached about their discouragement. I still remember how painful and discouraging it feels to want something so desperately, but for it to be seemingly forever out of reach.
I believe those who were open to learning some things that would help them make progress, kept reading.
We don’t get what we want because we need it.
We receive according to our faith, and according to how well our thoughts align with the laws of right thinking.
However, having dealt with depression myself, I know that sometimes it is literally beyond my capacity to think right, even when I know how I’m supposed to think.
The good news is that there is mercy. To understand how mercy fits into the equation, read this.
And finally, some maybe took a deep breath and thought, “It’s okay, because there is a seed of equal or greater benefit contained in every disappointment, including this one. I choose to find that benefit. I choose to believe that this is best for me. I choose to believe that there is something good for me to learn through this experience. I can still go to the next Genius Bootcamp, and I still believe there’s a way (if it’s important for me to be at that one); so I’m going to keep reading to see what I can learn, and then I will determine my next steps.”
Those who think this way are on the path to success. It’s pretty predictable.
Now – Here’s what’s happened with Wendy since attending Genius Bootcamp
I recently (2019) asked her for a summary of what’s happened since she attended Genius Bootcamp, and here’s what I learned:
- She became a driving force behind the book and movement – Success Through Failing (getting updated now – check back after Aug 15 to learn more about her projects not yet showing) – listen to our podcast together – or read my foreword in her book
- She produced over 10 events and conferences, most of which had 500+ attendees.
- She hosted two podcasts – Success Through Failing and You Got This Women, soon to be Intuitive Success
- She quadrupled her income
- And, in her words:
“I would say that the thing that Genius Bootcamp did for me more than anything was to learn how to tap into intuition, and to learn the creation process fully. That experience helped me to know that I was supposed to speak on stages and to “Heal the hearts and minds of women and youth.” My life has changed in the past almost five years and I owe a big part of it to Genius Bootcamp. My newest endeavor is teaching about Intuitive Success and getting out of hustle energy and one of flow and alignment” – Wendy Bunnell, www.wendybunnell.com (getting updated – check back after Aug 15 to learn more about her projects not yet showing)
So if you’re still reading this post…
I hope you’ll get registered for a Genius Bootcamp. It has a way of shifting your mindset, so that you can move forward to find and fulfill the purposes that will bring you more joy and abundance. Click here to check our calendar.
How to prepare for Genius Bootcamp
Even if you can’t get to Bootcamp quite yet, there are a number of things you can do right now to not only help you get there, but more importantly, to get the most out of it when you do.
1) Get clear in your own mind about what you want to accomplish, and even more importantly, imagine what it will look like once it has been accomplished. This is how to activate that gut instinct of yours. Once you’re clear, it will compel you to know what you can do to get yourself there, or it may even instruct you that Genius Bootcamp isn’t the next best step for you right now. Getting crystal clear on your “why” is the only way to get crystal clear on your next “what”.
2) Take advantage of the free or less expensive materials that are already available to you, and review them again as needed. Some of these resources include:
- The Jackrabbit Factor – Free download
- Hidden Treasures – Free download
- Portal to Genius – Free download
- Mindset Mastery Excerpt – Lesson 10 How to Receive
- Mindset Fundamentals Ecourse – Lay a strong foundation – 20 online lessons
- Mindset Mastery Program – Get guided practice testing the principles
- Browse or search articles on my blog – finances, relationships, parenting, health, purpose, mission, etc.
3) APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN to obtain the resources you need. If you need a few hundred dollars to get to bootcamp, use the principles taught in the free resources to find, save, or create the funds. Honestly, this is how most people get there.
NOTE: If you come to solve a major life challenge, but haven’t exercised the principles enough to obtain the entrance fee, then it may be better to gain some of those basics outside of bootcamp first. Let me begin with helping you discover in real-time the power of your thoughts, and how they literally affect your results.
Here is a more detailed step-by-step prescription:
1) Read the 3 books listed above (Free)
2) Get and go through the Mindset Mastery Lesson 10 – How to Receive (Free)
3) Sign up for the Mindset Mastery program and go at least to the end of Phase 1. The premium version will be $1297. The regular version is $197 for six months or $47.95/mo until you cancel. If you get started and if you are diligent, you can get through Phase 1 in less than 2 months if you dedicate an hour or two per week.
(Sometimes we have specials on Mindset Mastery, so check here first, just in case.)
If you take those steps, then you’ll not only know exactly how to get the money for Genius Bootcamp, but you’ll also have an amazing new level of confidence to make it happen. Come to Genius Bootcamp with that kind of confidence, and your mind will be blown by what happens for you next.
Wendy knows what I’m talking about, because she was a Mindset Mastery course participant who applied what she learned in Phase 1 to get her bootcamp ticket with confidence.
We all sort of know what we should do, but it’s the additional perspective and training that gives you that extra something to really make it happen.
In closing, I would like to caution my readers to avoid declaring that they deserve what they want. There are a lot of teachers out there training their students to think that way, and while it does some good, it can also do some damage. To understand the good that it does, but also why I feel the way I do about it, read this post: Human Empowerment in Perspective.
PS. If you are still determined to be at Genius Bootcamp (and I hope you are), and if you’re ready to take that leap because you know it’s right for you no matter how scary it may seem, click here to register while we still have seats available for certain dates.
If you need help overcoming the terror barrier, click here.
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