A goal to find a goal

Meet Leslie Lloyd, Mindset Mastery Honors Graduate!

It was always super rare to meet anyone with my same first name, but in the last few years I have come to know quite a few! Even in my own congregation at church there are three of us now, which would have been unheard of before. (One of them even has red hair and shares my middle name, too. Mind blown!)

Anyway, it’s been so fun getting to know Leslie Lloyd. This announcement of her graduation is long overdue but the timing is perfect because so much has happened since she graduated that her “debut” to my blog wouldn’t be complete without the bigger story.

When she applied for graduation, I had some questions:

Q. Tell me about your experience with the “Inconsequential goal” from Phase 1?

She replied:

“I did 3 inconsequential goals:

  1. See a heart
  2. Hear a specific song
  3. Get a personal handwritten note in the mail

The first two seemed like easy, right? The last goal seemed by far the hardest because it involved someone else to receive it, but that was not the case for me. In fact, the one I received first was my note in the mail.”

She told our Facebook group:

“I got my inconsequential goal today! I also set this intention early on in the class. First, I just decided what I wanted. On a different day, I did the visualizing of me getting the note in the mail, seeing me reading it, and how I would feel. Then when it hadn’t happened, I wrote it down, but it still took a while. … I went to the post office today and there it was, a very nice personal note!”

She added:

“This was such a surprise, because it was not someone I would have expected to get a note from, and it was just so random.”

Q. What about the other two goals?

“I found my heart next, but I really had to keep my eye open and wonder, ‘where will it show up?’

“The song I wanted to hear reminded me of my mom, and it was the only goal that I visualized and felt having it. It’s a little older song but I was sure I would hear it on a commercial or the music in a waiting room. I even started pressing seek on the car radio just to increase my odds, but nothing. What? This should be so easy to meet this request! But it didn’t come, and it was about 3 months later I heard the song … It came, but I sure had to wait to get it!! I have had it show up a few times since.”

“I have been studying these laws for some time, and I decided it was time to start practicing these laws, not just reading and understanding them, [because] they truly were not helping me if I didn’t apply them. I agree ,it sounds so easy that you almost don’t do it, or you half-do-it, but the truth is, to really know what you want, stay focused on what you want, and then act on promptings really takes focused effort!

“I am so grateful for this class to take what I’ve learned, to what I’m using to create what I want!! Thank you, Leslie Householder!!

Then she was on to Phase 2. This is the phase where Mindset Mastery students take what they learned from their inconsequential goal experience and apply it to something more difficult, meaningful, or important. But for the experiment to be effective and measurable, they need to first apply it to something that is bite-sized – something that helps them move the needle on the bigger thing for which they joined the program.

After helping them identify an appropriate bite-sized piece of their larger goal, they put the principles to the test once again. So I asked:

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

She replied:

“This whole process has been hard because I have not been able to pick a goal. I struggled to make a decision and even move toward any bigger goal than my safe, regular ones. I have been praying for direction and/or an opportunity for seriously about four years, and just felt no nudge in any direction.

“So my goal was to find a goal!

“This was very meaningful to me and seemed very difficult because I had been seeking this for a long time. I felt I had something to give and learn from stretching myself.

“I read through the examples of short term goals and one stood out … so I used it with some of my own words to make it fit me and my situation.

“Since this part of the GMM [Guided Mindset Mastery] class happened during potato harvest, I knew I was going to be in my potato truck for two weeks all by myself. So, I made five mini-vision boards and put them where I would see them often. One was in my potato truck, and then I printed my goal and set multiple timers on my phone to go off during the day so I would read my goal out loud, and just imagine having a goal that really inspired me!

“My answer didn’t come in the two weeks, but it came … I felt very inspired to become a Rare Faith Facilitator, which was not even anything I had ever thought of before. But all of a sudden, it was a spark inside of me that I just wanted to help others get clear on their goals and have tools to help them accomplish them!”

On a scale of 1-10, she ranked this goal a difficulty of 10. In fact, it also met the criteria of facing a fear from lesson 18. I asked how effective she was at being able to think truth in spite of appearances through the process, and she replied:

“When lesson 18 arrived, I didn’t have anything with a lot of fear to face that I could come up with, so I was glad that the assignment said it was okay to come back to it. After I finished this class (with a spark to maybe become a facilitator), I had an opportunity to take Genius Bootcamp and I jumped on it and took the class!

“I was getting more and more excited about all of this information and wanting to share it, but I still wasn’t sure or at least I didn’t have enough confidence. But then I saw the Black Friday sale that Leslie Householder was having … and after talking to my facilitators from Guided Mindset Mastery and Genius Bootcamp, I decided to face all my fears and apply for the Facilitator class!

That was her Terror Barrier, and she took it on like a champ. She reflected:

“It is way scarier going through it than it was after … ! Before you have the courage to try something new, all the fears about time, money, and your ability can make you retreat. But if you just keep moving forward and stay focused on the reasons you are willing to try, you will find all the strength and courage you need.”

And here she is at our annual Facilitator Conference, now called the Rare Faith Conference.

(Facilitators in training get their first conference free. Did you know? Our annual conference is open to anyone!)

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

“Just remember the reasons you want what is on the other side of the Terror Barrier, and hold tight to that while you go through it!! It’s worth it!!”

Leslie is now a Life Coach, helping women create what she calls “Million-dollar marriages”. Learn more about Leslie and what she’s up to on her Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/LeslieLloydLifeCoach

Or check out her videos on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJIdeeaCPI8Fx34WAu-dZzw/videos

Well done, Leslie! It’s awesome working with you!



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