Meet Jenny Evans.
Congratulations to Jenny for not only graduating from the Mindset Mastery program, but also for allowing it to be “easy” – right from the start! We love reading about experiences like hers and are excited to see what she continues to create from here!
As it is with all of our graduates, I had some questions for Jenny:
Q. What was your experience with the Phase 1 experiment? (The “inconsequential goal”)
I wrote an email to my strategist 3 days after I’d purchased the course: Is it possible to cheat in the mindset mastery course?
Or maybe I should just use it as evidence of how well the principles work. Let me explain: I haven’t quite finished the first lesson. The inconsequential goal has barely been mentioned. Our courier who brings us supplies every day asks me this morning if I’d like anything from Lin’s. Usually I’d say no, but I decided I wanted some Bellavitano Gold Balsamic flavored cheese. He didn’t know what I was talking about. Fat chance I’d get it anyway…. But still a better chance in Richfield than Escalante.
Because he didn’t know what I was talking about, I had to explain it and imagined it more. Looked it up on the internet. Found out I can order it from Amazon. Or from the company that makes it. Who knew? And then I went home for lunch. And in the fridge was Bellavitano Gold cheese. I did a double take because it probably wasn’t Balsamic. But it was. And it was so delicious. Even more delicious was knowing that it could be so easy. Can it really be that easy?
Yes Jenny! It really can be that easy! Whether something is “hard” or “easy” is up to us and the meaning that we assign to it. WE get to decide how easy it will be!
(You can learn more about how to reassign meaning to your thoughts by attending one of our Genius Bootcamp workshops.)
Q. What was your bite-sized Phase 2 “difficult, meaningful, or important” goal?
I wrote it this way:
“I am so grateful to commune with my God in the early morning. I give thanks for the strength I develop. I appreciate the blessings and peace I bring into my family’s lives by this daily practice.”
This is a beautiful example of a written goal. She includes gratitude, writes the goal as if it has already happened, and the emotion can be felt within the words. Outstanding!
Q. What happened?
From my journal (1/21/22): I had the guts to read it aloud 70 times today.
This brought me a chuckle. It is absolutely OK to need “guts” to read a new vision statement out loud, and especially for an entire 70 times in one day! If you need “guts” just to read your goal out loud, then it’s an excellent indication that your goal is exactly aligned to bring you out of your comfort zone and into growth.
It changed a bit, as I repeated it. “Peaceful time” became “solitude” and instead of saying peace 2 more times, one changed to “strength I develop”. And instead of inviting blessings, I bring them in. It’s not that I don’t believe words have power… it’s that I do and I don’t want to screw it up. 😐 I wanted to write more this morning about how my vision statement grew and developed on its own. How it felt like a guided prayer.
From my journal (1/27/22): I’m calling my bite sized piece of my goal completed. I put the pic of my goal- the words with corrections- as my lockscreen. I read it a few times last night before bed. I’ve been stressing about how to measure it… well, today I saw a change in *me*. Instead of snoozing my alarm for another hour, I wanted to get up. And that’s why it’s done for this purpose: because I’ve changed.
Her goal was completed when she felt the change.
Goal achievement, the Rare Faith way, is not measurable by someone else’s standards. Jenny felt the change – and in that moment not only did she achieve that bite-sized goal, she experienced personal growth….the true “vision” of Rare Faith.
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?
I had help from my friends. Lots. And I had to decide who I was doing it for (God) and that even if no one showed up, He knew my heart and accepted my offering.
Jenny shows here how we can lean on our friends to help us face our fears, but she also recognizes that if for some reason we feel we are “alone”, we never really are. We have a loving God that will hear our hearts and accept what we have to offer. Well done, and thank you for this example.
Q. Did you experience a Terror Barrier Breakthrough during the course?
(Journal 3/22/22) Fear: nobody likes me, my ideas are no good and no one will appreciate what I can offer.
Facing it: was really a matter of several months. First I faced it when I put the idea out there for an Easter & Passover celebration. I wanted it to be for everyone- the Baptists, the Mormons, the Catholics, the people who don’t really do religion either… the whole community. That they would come for the food or the art or the music and feel the Spirit of God’s love, power and deliverance. I chose some pieces (music) and said we were having a community choir right after church. There were many lonely practices and I’m so grateful that some of my friends can carry a vision with me and help me think truth in spite of appearances.
The choir got together best the last 2 to 3 weeks. Kathie coordinated and helped the special numbers. Joey’s awesome with so many things. Stacey let me use the HS and showed me around. Althea helped with the artwork. Kira and Briannon were fantastic. Like, it was so many people working together to make a dream come true. So many people.
Engaging friends who can help us hold onto our vision is a powerful tool to help us not give up. I can only imagine the discouragement Jenny felt during those lonely practices, but she allowed her friends to hold onto her vision with her, and even though she didn’t see the payoff in the beginning, eventually it did pay off. And in the payoff, a community came together.
Q. What would you tell someone who is facing their fear right now?
It’s okay. The fear is a sign of progress, not failure. Keep going and watch for the miracles.
Thank you Jenny for your perseverance, making things look easy, and example of allowing others to support you. Excellent work and congratulations!
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