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Ten Year Trivia

Just for fun, and to celebrate The Jackrabbit Factor’s 10th birthday, here are some things you may not know about my books, business, or whatever:
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1) The name of my business “ThoughtsAlive” came out of a brainstorm in 2002 over the phone with friends Alanna Webb and Marnie Pehrson. Did you know they also pioneered the first online mall in 1996? True story.

2) Portal to Genius was originally going to be named “Hasenpfeffer in Munich”, but my co-author Garrett Gunderson feared that Google wouldn’t be able to provide a “did you mean…” suggestion when a user fails to spell it right.

3) In the year 2000, my husband showed me an email from Bob Proctor, which asked if we had ever thought about teaching what we had learned. I HAD to do it!! So we invested about $9000 to send me to the training. I didn’t find out until recently that Bob’s email caught my husband’s eye because my husband was interested in becoming a facilitator himself. When he saw how badly I wanted to go, he decided to keep his own interest a secret.

4) When I asked Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul) for an endorsement for Jackrabbit Factor in 2005, he told me no, he was taking time off to be with his family. I had just read his book Success Principles, which has a chapter called “Ask, Ask, Ask”. So I asked to be an exception. He politely declined again, so I decided to impress him by asking again. He finally had to get blunt with me. I apologized profusely for my rudeness and learned a hard lesson in respecting other people’s agency. You can achieve your goals without any particular person doing any particular thing for you. 

5) The television interview pictured above from 2005 was horrible. I had 3 minutes to explain Jackrabbit Factor but I blanked out. Great picture, awful experience. The show was broadcast throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area and outlying mountain regions but I think I only sold one book.

6) As I wrote Portal to Genius in 2009, I had writer’s block for 6 months, until the turn of events described in Chapter 35 happened to US and got my creative juices flowing again. You can begin reading Portal chapters here.

7) I’ve lost count of how many times people have posted the following video on my Facebook page. I’m called the crazy rabbit lady, so this is right up my alley. It never gets old. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it just as much as I do!!

8) The Jackrabbit Factor has been translated into Spanish, Turkish, and Chinese. Whether they are good, accurate translations or not, I may never know.

9) Hidden Treasures was originally intended for my peers in the LDS faith (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), but has since organically achieved best-seller status on Amazon.com and received glowing reviews from people of Jewish, Buddhist, and other faith traditions. The principles are Universal, and its message is unifying. Have you read it yet? It’s free.

10) In 2003, I gathered a decade worth of event notes containing my biggest epiphanies from over 100 seminars, and prepared to weave them into a story. It was originally going to be about a sea creature that evolves into other life forms, ultimately making it to the surface as it learns each of those important lessons. Somehow it ended up being a story about Jackrabbits instead. I’m kind of glad about that.

When You Feel Confused and Don’t Know What To Do… Pick Your Picnic

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John Sims was traveling with an associate. The associate said, “John, aren’t you going to put on your seatbelt?”

John replied with his raspy tenor voice, “Why, are we going to get into a crash?”

“No, but seatbelts save lives…”

John retorted abruptly in his usual blunt way, “Seatbelts don’t save lives.”

“Of course they do!” His friend explained, “Once, I was driving with my family and something told me to make sure everyone was wearing their seatbelts. So we all belted up, and just as we turned a corner, there was another vehicle coming at us in our lane. Even though it was a head-on collision, we all survived because of those seatbelts!”

John was firm, “No, the seatbelts didn’t save your life, whatever told you to put them on saved your life.”

Probably a decade has passed since I heard John relate that story. Leaving a lasting impression on me, its message has deepened and taken on new meaning. He’s right. It wasn’t the seatbelts that saved their lives. True, they played a part in the actual physics of keeping the bodies secure during impact, but the credit belongs to the voice of warning. The “life-saving” seatbelts were there during the entire trip. But the timeliness of the prompting, and the man’s response to it, changed the would-be tragedy into a miracle.

I am reminded of a game I played in high school. Planning to take some friends to a picnic, my friend and I prepared a tape recorder which described our every move as we traveled from our starting point to the final destination.

When it came time for the event, we told our unsuspecting friends to wait at a payphone until we called them and told them where to find the hidden tape recorder. Our instructions: “Turn it on and follow the directions explicitly!”

At the end of the journey was the picnic fit for a king. But along the way, we followed our friends, incognito. The most hilarious moments came when they tried to mimic what we had done, but in the wrong places. Having accidentally fallen out of step, our friends found that the description of our actions no longer suited their surroundings and, to us, it became absolutely laughable. If they had only known where they were trying to go, they could have improvised and found their own way.

Sometimes we look at others who have reached an admirable destination in their life, and then imitate their same steps in an effort to achieve their results. We listen to their tapes, read their books, and attend their seminars; and then we do our best to follow what they say. While we can learn a great deal from people who have what we want, we must realize that we’re not always on the same sidewalk, so to speak, as they were when they began their journey to the picnic. We’ve had different life experiences and carry with us a different variety of baggage, all of which makes a difference. We need to have the destination clearly in view, so that when someone else’s instructions do not work, we are still able to improvise our way to success.

So, how do you identify your picnic? It’s so simple that most people discard the idea as unimportant. This is one reason why few ever discover the power behind it. All you have to do is simply DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT.

If you knew you could not fail, what would your goals be? This is actually the toughest part of achieving success; the part that at least ninety-seven percent of the population will never do. Create a description of the success you desire, and commit it to paper. Write it in the form of a gratitude statement as though it has already happened. Then you are entitled to, and can trust the impressions which come to your mind. By doing this, you’ve done it: you’ve ‘spotted’ your picnic table. As you hang on to the vision, you’ll know instinctively just how to get to it, because it will be in clear view. Without it committed to paper, your impressions will seem random and you’ll struggle to know what to do next. Perhaps you’ve already felt that way.

Take control of your life, and experience the exhilaration which comes from proceeding methodically toward your worthy ideal. Your success begins with the dream…and happens after you’ve done your part to enlist the voice of inspiration on your journey. See it in your mind, commit it to paper, and be grateful for it before it’s even yours. This puts you in tune with that ‘inner voice’, and you’ll finally know just what to do, and when.

This article, originally written November 14, 2003, was adapted and expanded to become the award-winning international bestseller: The Jackrabbit Factor

"Perfectionism" and Prosperity

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Positive Thinking Tip: God can always do something good with your less than perfect performance. Rely on him to help make up the difference when you fall short.

We live in a time when life comes at us faster than it ever has in the history of the world. We get stressed, overloaded, and overwhelmed. Under these pressures, it is hard to remain calm… the state of mind necessary to live in harmony with the universal laws of success. Often we get discouraged and lose faith, simply because we spend so much time beating ourselves up for our flaws.

To qualify for the blessings weu’re praying for requires a calm and confident state of mind. But when we’re disappointed in ourselves, it is tough to have faith. The problem is, so long as we’re not perfect, there’s always something to be disappointed about. So what do we do about that? How can we have peace of mind when we’re so imperfect? How can we achieve prosperity so long as we fall short of perfection?

Do we have to THINK, BEHAVE, and DO everything perfectly in order for the blessings to come? No.

In my book, Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Money Matters, I talk about how I had a perfectionist mentality for many years, until, after I married and had children I discovered to my dismay how literally IMPOSSIBLE it is to be perfect, even when you give it all you’ve got.

For a simple example, I’d make a commitment to study a certain amount each day or week, and I’d sit down to read… just as a baby in the other room would wake up and start to fuss. Or, I’d get the kids to bed and open my books just to hear some crying and then one of the toddlers would throw up.

It seemed that something always got in the way of my ability to make a commitment to myself and keep it. I had gotten pretty good at “self-mastery” before starting a family, but all that changed after the first baby. No longer did I have much say in how my time would be spent, even with all of my good intentions of living a disciplined, structured life.

Finally, one day I surrendered in despair. I realized I had become a cranky, sloppy person with the utter inability to finish anything I tried to start. Anything that did get done was done half-shod. I collapsed in tears and expressed to God how sorry I was that I was such a failure. I was devastated and confessed that I was doing the best I knew how, and that as poorly as I was doing, it was all I could do.

For the first time in years I felt Him really smiling down on me. It was as if He was saying, “FINALLY you realize your dependence on me! NOW we can proceed!”

Everything changed after that. How does this lesson apply to me now? I still have all the interruptions that come with family life… even more now than ever. In fact, a paper airplane just hit me in the head and I’m not even kidding.

I don’t have time to plan, prepare, and execute much of anything as perfectly, professionally, or impressively as I should. Let’s say I’m selling something, and if doing the presentation poorly could cost me the deal, I have two choices. I can either think “oh, dear… I did such a bad job” or I can think, “that’s just going to have to be good enough.”

Which mentality will bring success? Which mindset leads to prosperity?

Now that I know my best is never going to be good enough, and now that I know that God understands and is okay with that (so long as I really try), I rely on Him to make up the difference for my inadequacies. When I’m trying to do a good job and I blow it anyway, I think of Him and pray that He can make something useful out of my less-than-perfect efforts.

So long as I have believed that, I’ve seen miracles.

So then, do we have to THINK, BEHAVE, and DO everything perfectly in order for the blessings to come? No. We will not live the principles perfectly, no matter how hard we try. BUT, we can think of God when we come short, and pray for mercy.

Let me give you an example. Years ago, my husband and I made the mistake of trying to purchase multiple investment properties at the same time. The underwriters on every one of those deals became uneasy when they realized what we were trying to do. The first home went through relatively easily, but the second was more tough. The underwriters kept coming back with more unexpected hoops that we had to jump through, including having us show larger amounts available in certain accounts than what they had originally requested, as well as proving that those funds had already been seasoned for so many months, etc…

Each time we managed to jump through one hoop, they came back with yet another and another and another. Originally they only needed to see X amount in the bank and 3 months of payments in reserve. Then, seeing us as a risky investment, their requirements increased to something like X times two and 6 months in reserve, which eventually turned into a required 12 months in reserves plus a letter stating we weren’t accruing more liabilities, even though they already knew we were. It seemed as though they had long since decided not to extend the loan and were hoping we’d just give up.

After meeting their newly imposed requirements over and over, it eventually became impossible to do the next thing they asked. We were so weary that we were ready to just let it go. We had done all we could do. Then a simple thought came to mind: we don’t have to come up with all that extra money and we don’t have to do everything they are asking… all this would take is for one person in underwriting to simply have a change of heart.

Suddenly it all seemed so simple, because it was going to be so much easier for us to pray for one person’s heart to change, than to pray for another $40,000 (or whatever it was – I can’t remember) to show up in our account by the next day, WITH proof that it had already been sitting there for several months, which would have been impossible to do.

Having finally come to peace with giving it our best and letting go of the outcome, we emailed to let them know that we would not be providing them the proof of the additional unexpected funds they were requiring.

The next day, our loan officer called and said that there was only one final token request (something insignificant), and it would be a done deal. There was no more mention of the large sum of money they had wanted before. It all finally went through.

The point? “You need not run faster than you have strength.” When perfection is impossible (and it always is), God can make up the difference if you will ask for His help and then believe in Him. Do your best to only ask for those things that would be in your best and highest good, and then trust Him. (More on that…)

A woman prayed: “Dear Father, I’ve been doing really well today… so far I haven’t yelled at the kids, cussed, thrown anything around in anger, overeaten, overspent, or overlooked my responsibilities… I haven’t watched too much TV, nor driven too fast. I’ve been good natured and cheerful to everyone around me… But Father, it’s morning and time for me to get out of bed. From here I’m really going to need your help.”

That’s what it comes down to: reliance on that higher power. If you choose to believe that somehow, God makes up the difference between your efforts and what’s required, then it’s that very belief which puts you in the right state of mind to receive the blessing… even when you don’t “deserve” it. In all honesty, none of us really “deserve” it. Only by the grace of God are we even breathing. So, to reach our goals, what does He require? Belief. Belief that He has a way to make up for our failings, and asking Him to help.

So, believe you can achieve your ideal life. Do what you can, and then when needed, say to yourself, “this is just going to have to be good enough.” Can you see how thinking this way is in harmony with the laws of success? If we think we aren’t doing well enough, and if we think that our inadequacy will prevent us from succeeding, then we’re right. Trust God to fill in, believe that He will, and you can succeed.

I just got hit in the head again. I’ve tried to edit this article as I’ve gone along, and now that I’m at the end I really should run through it one more time to make sure it comes across the way I wanted it to, and make sure the sentences are readable and flowey, but a precious little 5 year old has been trying to get my attention for more than two hours, so… it’s just going to have to be good enough.

Originally published February 7, 2005

Added August 8, 2015: Those of you who have been following me for a few years know that those real estate investments didn’t go so well! So yes, be careful what you pray for, because you just might get it. Here are some related follow-up articles that you may find interesting:

Gurus are Human
Human Empowerment, In Perspective

What I Think of Dave Ramsey

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For years I’ve been hearing about Dave Ramsey and I’m embarrassed to say that (without listening to him myself) I had him pegged as the guy who helps broke people manage their limited supply, while I elevated myself as the teacher who helps people expand their supply.

At first pass, this may appear to be the case. But I want to set the record straight.

Listening to Dave Ramsey’s podcast and radio show has become one of the most inspiring, motivating things I do now for a number of reasons:

1) Dave’s advice is solid. Scripturally sound too, if that matters to you. I honestly wish we had been listening to him back when we first started making a lot of money. If we had, we wouldn’t have nearly lost it all in 2008.

2) The good news is that the principles I teach help you get what you want. The bad news is that the principles I teach help you get what you want. Did you catch that? They work even if you set stupid goals. Dave’s program helps you choose smart goals. REALLY SMART GOALS.

3) In the past, I’ve offered psychological strategies for getting out of debt. While they make sense according to the principles, human beings do a better job getting out of debt by following his advice than they do mine. In time, I hope to update and revamp some of my materials to reflect my new point of view. My tips may seem good and right as they are, but the fact is, he’s got a longer track record of helping MORE people actually achieve the debt-free goal, and I’m not afraid to tell you that.

4) I thought Dave was only about managing a limited supply. The truth is, he has a LOT to say about how to expand your cash flow. I never realized that before! Combine his tips with the principles you’ve been learning from me, and holy moly, you’d be unstoppable.

5) I thought Dave’s audience was only low income wage earners, and that high earning entrepreneurs had nothing to learn from him. GASP! Those of you who are already fans of his know how wrong I was. He has SMART guidance for helping you increase your income through entrepreneurship if that is one of your goals.

6) The principles I teach are a powerful and appropriate rescue when you’re in crisis. But once you get on your feet and start building for your future, his advice will keep you on a solid path. It will keep you out of debt. It will keep you prepared for emergencies, it will keep you on the path toward building wealth, and prepare you to give like no one else. At any point along the way, if you face another crisis, apply what you’ve learned from me to exercise faith and get yourself back on track quickly. Use the principles you’ve learned from me to achieve his baby steps in record time!

7) His baby step goals do not have to replace the goals you already have… but I do encourage you to listen to his podcast for a couple weeks and consider following his advice on what would be the smartest order for obtaining them.

8) He’s entertaining and seriously MOTIVATIONAL! There’s nothing more powerful than hearing people accomplish seemingly impossible things. Like paying off your house in your 20s, or paying off $500,000 in student loan debts in only three years, starting out making only $50K/year. We’ve already made greater leaps forward since listening to him than we were making before.

9) Dave loves to point out how most people who follow his baby steps usually end up getting raises, promotions, or increased business revenue in the process. He says that God tends to bless the person who is on the right path, and I believe that wholeheartedly.

10) Some people disagree with his investment recommendations. I’m not qualified to comment on those. But I do appreciate the education I’ve been receiving, so that I can at least make more informed choices than I’ve been able to make in the past.

Oh, there are plenty of other reasons I’m excited about Dave Ramsey and what I’ve been learning, but just so you know, getting paid to promote him is NOT one of them. He doesn’t know me from Adam – I’m just another one of his listeners.

I just know that if you are feeling a little uncertain about what goals you should choose next, or uncertain about how to get out of debt, or uncertain about how to do what needs to be done without going into more debt, or if you just want to know what it feels like to not HAVE any, then I wholeheartedly encourage you to listen to his daily radio show or podcast.

I have colleagues who do not agree with his philosophies. I have colleagues who don’t agree with me, either. I don’t always say the same thing as other mentors or gurus (here’s why). The fact is, different mentors’ messages have had particular application to our situation at different times along the way.

But now was the right time for us to learn from Dave.

At other times, other mentors have been right for us, and they had different counsel for us than what Dave would have taught. It’s all good. It’s all about getting the right advice at the right time. Not always because it is necessarily the best, but because sometimes we need to learn something from the experience, which helps us become more effective teachers.

(Remember the sidewalk and picnic analogy at the beginning of The Jackrabbit Factor free download?)

Some of the advice we’ve received over the years has been very expensive and painful – but the lessons we learned as a result was worth it. Without those lessons and life experiences, I never would have become the award-winning three-time international bestseller of The Jackrabbit Factor, Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters, and Portal to Genius

So… I guess it’s okay.

Still, I would have preferred to learn my lessons from other people’s mistakes (such as Dave’s) instead of my own. It would have been so much faster!

Anyway, Dave’s message may not be right for everyone right now (for whatever reason) but it’s a whole lot more right for more people than I ever gave him credit for.

Sorry Dave!

Strongbrook Wealth Mentoring Event

SBMNlogoOn June 17, 2015, Strongbrook will be broadcasting its first all-day mentorship event.

I’ll be there speaking on “The Key to Confidence: How to Know you have the Right Strategy (Goal, or Mentor) for Business Success.”

Whether you live in, or outside of Utah, you can participate!

Get yourself and your friends registered for free:

https://strongbrook-wealth-event.eventbrite.com

Here’s the location:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Utah Valley Convention Center
220 West Center St., Provo, UT 84601
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
(Meal breaks will be provided)

Seats are limited.

If you cannot attend in person, we are will be broadcasting this event live so you can watch from anywhere in the world. It’s always better in person, because sometimes technology can be undependable, but it is an option.

To gain online access, simply register here:
https://strongbrook-wealth-event.eventbrite.com

Agenda:

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.               Welcome

9:10 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.               Loral Langemeier: (NYTBS and #1 Female Financial Expert): Controlling Your Income with 3 Days to Cash Now

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.           Garrett Gunderson: (Author of Killing Sacred Cows): Wealth Creation Loopholes and Sheltering Tools of the Wealthy

11:00 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.           Stephen Miller: (Co-Founder of Strongbrook): How to Access Hundreds of Mentors For Free

11:30 a.m. – noon                    Gerald Rogers: The Power of Mentoring

LUNCH BREAK

1:35 p.m. -2:15 p.m.                Dave Blanchard: (CEO of the Og Mandino Group): Business Relationship Mastery

2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.               Jane Norris (Business & Mindset Coach): How to Shift Your Financial Universe

2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.               Amy Walker: (Entrepreneur Coach): How to Create Powerful, Profitable Successful Businesses

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.             Leslie Householder: (International Best Selling Author): The Key to Confidence: How to Know You Have the Right Strategy at the Right Time for Business Success

5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.               Kris Krohn: (Strongbrook Owner): 10 Year Or Less To Retirement with Passive Income

DINNER BREAK

7:00 p.m. – 7:10 p.m.               Welcome

7:10 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.               Steve Earl, Strongbrook CEO

7:20 p.m.- 7:40 p.m.                Tyler Bennett (COO of Strongbrook): The Where’s and When’s of Winning in Real Estate Today

7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.               Loral Langemeier: (NYTBS and #1 Female Financial Expert): Fast Cash Strategies

The Strongbrook Wealth Workshop will be an unforgettable experience that could permanently change your financial DNA.

There will be something there for everyone.

See you there!

Leslie

PS: Also, look forward to receiving an awesome free gift from Kris Krohn at the event (not sure what time that will be announced).

She walks into the car wash, and…

I received a fun message recently, reminding me of how simple it can be to apply the principles for truly immediate results.

Check this out:

Hi Leslie! I was thinking of you today. I had lost your book in my daughters room and she finally found it several days ago. I’ve been rereading all of the underlined portions and did something that worked!

I got my car washed yesterday and they put a scratch in my clear coating. My husband said to go back and ask what they would do to make it right.

When I read all of the reviews on Yelp, everything was terrible! My initial reaction was “Why should I even go back? They’re not going to fix anything anyway!”

I decided to apply what I learned in your book.

I decided to be grateful that they were actually going to do something to fix my car and be happy as I was driving over there.

When I got there I met the manager and asked him to come and look at my car. He said, “Are you angry about it?

I said, “I’m not mad. I’m just kind of bummed.”

He said, “I can fix bummed.”

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Long story short, he waxed and buffed the scratch out of my car, cleaned up the milk on the inside that the other person had missed. He even offered me a 25% discount for him to do sealant on the whole car to protect it.

He was super nice. I even hugged him goodbye. He said he’s always willing to fix things when customers come in with a “Can you please help me” attitude.

Had it not been for your book I would’ve gone in with a completely different emotion.

I know you probably have hundreds of stories like this, but I couldn’t help adding one more! Really love your books. Really love how things can change so quickly just by using the way we think!

To learn more about what she’s talking about, download my two most popular books, FREE!

Real Estate Investing Wealth Summit – Thursday, April 9th

April 9, 2015 – 5pm to 10pm – ONLY $20!!!

Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown at City Creek
75 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 818-618-1211

On Thursday, April 9, Strongbrook is going to be sponsoring their annual Wealth Summit for anyone interested in looking at real estate as a way to build a new income stream, or for creating a retirement income – only $20!

(I am the author of The Jackrabbit Factor, and one of Strongbrook’s approved Mentors, and if you’ve been looking for a way to leverage your resources for higher returns, you need to check this out…)

Find out how you can create rental income with a team of experienced experts. The Strongbrook team finds the right homes in the right markets, shops the auctions, rehabs the homes, rents, and manages the properties FOR you… and YOU get the cash flow.

If you’re not quite ready to invest, learn about their pre-investor program, which helps you earn money now while you get ready to invest.

When you click through to register for the Wealth Summit, select the “Wealth Summit” Ticket (prices range from $10-$20, depending on how many guests you bring with you).

Click here to register now

My husband will be there, so be sure to find him, and let him know that I sent you. Here’s a picture of him (with me) so you can more easily track him down:

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PS. The Wealth Summit takes place on the evening prior to the Strongbrook convention. Les Brown will be speaking there, along with many other powerhouse speakers. Convention is open to anyone, as long as there is still room. No membership required. For more about the rest of convention, click here.

Partner with me?

Teleconference REPLAY!

Use the form below to request the replay:

I’ve recently been invited to be a Certified Mentor of the Conscious Creator Mentoring Network, which is like the “Netflix” of Personal Development.

For this program, I am preparing a consolidation of all my life’s work, inspirational books, audios, and programs (including several more new and complete courses coming soon) for the Mentoring Network Vault.

As a mentor of the network, I can invite some of my subscribers to become business partners with me, to help me share my message.

To explain how this would work, I held a very special webinar with the owner of the Mentoring Network back on Thursday March 5th, 2015.

I invite you to watch the replay if you:

  • Have been touched by my message and want to partner with me
  • Would like me to compensate you for sharing my message
  • Would like access to a whole group of other amazing mentors, including some of my own
  • Feel that you have a message of your own, and aspire to become a coach, speaker, etc.

If you are already a powerhouse mentor or coach—you especially need to be on this call (you’ll see why).

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I’m at the beginning of something that I believe will change the world of personal development as we know it. But to do this right, I need a core group of people who know my message, who want to help me out, and possibly get paid very well for doing it.

Register now and let’s see if this is “it” for you.

Sincerely,

Leslie

FREE Parenting Class

Two rebellious, hardened teens from England came to live in Nicholeen Peck’s Utah home for 8 days while a camera followed them around, expecting to capture some pretty explosive conflicts.

NicholeenBut what transpired on the show instead was NOT what the producers expected. It was SO impactful and life-changing, it turned out to be THE MOST VIEWED episode of all. (Watch the whole episode HERE.)

Announcing: A FREE Parenting class with Nicholeen Peck (attend, or watch online)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
7-9pm MT

Option #1) Attend LIVE 7-9 pm MT:

Utah Valley Convention Center, Ballroom
220 West Center Street
Orem, UT 84057

Option #2) Watch the LiveStream Online 7-9 pm MT:

NEW.LIVESTREAM.COM/MASTERMINDMENTORING
(Visit the webpage at 7pm MT and click on the red “LIVE NOW” button)

Questions? Contact the event coordinator:
Phone – 801-691-0375
Email – SUPPORT@STRONGBROOKDIRECT.COM

Oh by the way, I succeeded.

It’s always amazing to me how much people change through the process of completing the FTMF course. So often, they come in feeling nervous and uncertain but hopeful that they made a wise investment by joining me in the program.

Then somewhere in the middle, something shifts. They come to a growing but quiet confidence that having success really can become a natural part of their day-to-day life.

Here’s an example:

cathie-frostFrom FTMF Participant, Cathie Frost:

My short term goal [was]:  We will replace the garage door by Jan. 23 and pay for it without going into debt.  This is a level 9 goal for me because at this point we have no money set aside to pay for it.  By completing this goal, we will closer to putting our house on the market and selling our home.

At this point I have no idea how we will pay for it.  But I’m sure we’ll get the money from some source.  I will move forward with this goal and let you know the outcome.  

I didn’t hear back from Cathie for weeks. It was well past the January 23 date, and I hesitated to follow up, because I didn’t know what had happened, or how she was feeling.

So I finally wrote this:

Hi Cathie, I just wanted to check in. If you did not achieve the goal by the date you picked, don’t throw out the seed… let it keep gathering what it needs until it becomes real. Remember chapter 1 from Hidden Treasures – about the Law of Perpetual Transmutation. We don’t have to have super intense faith, we only need to have a tiny bit of faith, but without doubt. That’s the key. And it’s never too late to keep going, no matter what’s transpired before. Just food for thought… :)

She responded:

Thanks so much for checking back with me… I actually had success with my last goal.  As you know my goal was to have a new garage door installed AND have it totally paid for by the 23rd.  I am happy to report the garage door was installed and paid for without going into debt by the 23rd.   A few days after I set the goal, my husband heard from his business partners who told him that starting this month, they would be sending him $1,000 a month to buy into his business.  This is something we hadn’t discussed with them so we were really excited to hear that not only would our garage door be paid for, but that the money would continue to come in each month.  

I am so excited that I set a goal that was a level 9 for me and accomplished it!  I learned that ultimately God is in control and can arrange things to work in my favor.   I know if I were to set this goal again I would rank it at a level 4 or 5.  Setting this goal was difficult for me because I had no idea how I could accomplish it, but it has taught me that I can see miracles when I challenge my faith.  In a few months, we will put the house up for sale.  I’m not worried about whether or not it will sell.  I know we have felt prompted to do this and that God is arranging things to work out for the best. ~ Cathie Frost, www.cathiefrostphotography.com

I think it’s awesome when the success comes so naturally, that it’s more like, “Oh, by the way… I succeeded” than it is, “WHAT?? IT WORKED??” That’s because it becomes a natural part of you. There is no real shock, but always amazement worth pondering. It’s a quiet, “Wow, this is real…” which inspires contemplative daydreaming about what you can accomplish next.

I hope you’ll join me in the FTMF program, so that you can experience this kind of transformation for yourself.

All the best!

Leslie