Poor Little Genius

What is a “Poor Little Genius”?

A poor little genius is someone who has a wealth of talent hidden inside of them, but who perhaps remains poor because they haven’t figured out how to discover and develop their God-given gifts.

No matter how financially stuck people may feel, everyone is born with the capability of having “genius” ideas.

For example, consider the woman from the midwest who was frustrated with all the tumbleweeds blowing through her back yard which were getting stuck in the fences.

As a joke, she put them up for sale on the internet, and now she runs a business selling tumbleweeds to high-end designers and movie producers.

She probably didn’t recognize her idea as “genius”, but it was. She was simply responding creatively to an annoyance in her life.

So as long as you have annoyances, disappointments, challenges, or setbacks, you have all the right ingredients for a genius idea.

Your genius ideas are right there, floating on the surface of your consciousness, and like that woman, you might not even realize that the subtle idea trying to get YOUR attention could open huge doors for you.

Years ago, when my husband and I were brainstorming on how to recover from a financial setback of our own, we decided it was time for me to finish my third book. However, there was one giant obstacle in the way.  As we worked to overcome that second problem, my husband had an idea, which turned into over forty-thousand dollars in new income within just a couple months.

This idea-generating skill is a skill that can be learned, which is why I’ve worked really hard to create tools and programs that will help YOU identify and develop the genius ideas that are inside of you.

So, don’t be a poor little genius. 😉  Let me help you.

But first…

Say “poor little genius” ten times fast…

…and you’ll probably end up saying the name of my third book.  Here it is, along with a few of the other new “Genius” tools available now to help you figure it out:

I look forward to helping you have a major BREAKTHROUGH this year! Originally published November 12, 2010.


Meet Shantel McBride

Shantel McBride is one of our busiest Genius Bootcamp Facilitators. She loves Genius Bootcamp, and because of the quantum leaps it created in her life, she has been teaching what she’s learned ever since.

Outside of Genius Bootcamp, she also teaches other classes such as “Live Like You’re Dying”, “Ideal Life Vision”, “The Power of Words” and also offers personal mentoring.

At a time when I was running out of steam, Shantel showed up and became the wind beneath MY wings. She believed in my message, could personally vouch for its power, and has since been a strong driving force behind keeping the Genius Bootcamp project alive.

Shantel is a mover and a shaker. She hosts a show on K-Talk Radio called INSPIRED CONVERSATIONS, and is an in-demand coach and mentor.

Listen to her presentation at a TEDx event on the topic: “Live Like You’re Dying”. So powerful!

And of course, I should add, she continues to facilitate Genius Bootcamp trainings in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Mesa, Arizona.

Thanks for all you do, Shantel! You are certainly a force to be reckoned with!!


Meet Denise Webster

Denise Webster is one of our FTMF Honors Graduates who went on to Mentor Training as well as Genius Bootcamp Facilitator Training.

Because she’s also working on a book, she has also been through Profitable Author training, and attended one of our Book Writing Retreats.

Because of her dedication and rapid progress, in 2010 she was appointed a member of our Mentor Advisory Board, and I’m very excited to have you meet her now.  I want you to see what she’s gone on to do and become… and I know that it’s only the beginning!

For one thing, she’s built (and continues to build) a fabulous website called All About Becoming, which shares her stories, humor, expertise, confessions, and unique perspective on the Laws of Success.

…And recently she was invited to speak for a TEDx event. So funny and so real!

One last thing you should know, is that she’s now facilitating Genius Bootcamp trainings for those who can get themselves to the Southern Utah region.

Way to go, Denise! So glad to have you on the team!!


Got a Dilemma?

Positive Thinking Tip: Keep it Simple – and Trust the Process

Got a dilemma? What if you had absolute confidence, knowing exactly what to do next?

The hardest work you’ll ever do takes place inside your own mind. It’s the hardest work in the world, and most people will do anything they can to avoid it.

But when you know how to get your mind in a ready-state for inspired ideas, then you more easily recognize them when they come, and you learn to trust them to help you find the shortest distance between your dilemma and its resolution.

This is a very simple process, but it can be tough to do because it requires mental discipline.

How To Do It

  1. Picture what you want – see the outcome as though it has already happened. Literally take the time to put the image(s) on the screen of your mind and hold them there until you can…
  2. Create the emotional experience – allow yourself to answer the question, “how would it actually FEEL to have this dilemma solved?”
  3. Get to work solving the problem to the best of your ability, trusting that you are being guided by your higher power to achieve the success you envisioned.
  4. Never allow yourself to think for longer than a split second, “I’m not sure if this is actually working…”  You must CHOOSE to believe until the goal is achieved.  Believe that there is unseen help orchestrating all things necessary for your success.  As long as you believe it’s there and working for your good, you’ll qualify for the help.

Most people get stuck because they do step 1 and 2, but fail to do step 3 long enough because they allow doubt or discouragement to take over.

A lot of people get stuck because they fail to take step 1 and 2 seriously enough.  It requires a space – a positive environment and time to do the mental work.

That’s what we give you at Genius Bootcamp: the environment, the guidance, the time, and the space to do the work.

Do I make people do push-ups and bark at them if they don’t do them fast enough?

Well, I know, I do seem like the type of person to run things that way, don’t I? LOL

No, but the fact is, as Bertrand Russell put it, “Most people would rather die than think; [in fact], many do.”

Or as Henry Ford stated, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is… why so few engage in it.”

Wallace Wattles said, “There is no labor which most people shrink as they do from that of sustained and consecutive thought.”

So, what happens at a Genius Bootcamp?

You THINK – and you think a LOT.

From this thinking in a certain way – which I coach you through, in a relatively small group setting – you will discover genius ideas.

In fact, while you’re at my bootcamp, you’ll wish you were doing push-ups instead!

But you’ll be glad you came. You’ll thank me for putting your brain to work like this, and you’ll take with you a skill that you’ll be able to use time and time again throughout your life.

Did you know?

There are people on the planet who are paid to just sit and think – and they are paid well for it – because they have learned how to tap into genius ideas, in the same way that I’ll show you how to find (and trust) the solutions to your own dilemmas.

Remember, the solution to every problem is only an idea away.

However, so often we remain stuck because we can’t seem to think of that one brilliant idea that tries to get our attention, oh so quietly.

When you go to a Genius Bootcamp, you MUST bring with you at least one perplexing dilemma. That’s the only pre-requisite.

Got a dilemma?

Perfect. That’s all you need to bring!

The next TEN people to sign up will save a whopping 80% off the regular ticket price!

The Bootcamp wakes you up and helps you see your dilemma from a whole new perspective… and from that ten-thousand-foot level, you begin to recognize your hidden resources, and just how to arrange them for your ultimate victory.

Victory is won in those single, shining moments when you make a quality decision in the face of apparent disaster.

This 2-day event will give you the environment, the information, the mental exercises, strategies, battle plans, and support to claim your victory NOW and return with extraordinary confidence to the battle field of Life where your decided win can play out.

Based on the principles contained in the Jackrabbit Factor sequel, Portal to Genius, The Genius Bootcampwill help you tap into those sparks of ideas that have the power to transform your life forever.

Join me for my 2-day Genius Bootcamp for an experience you’ll never forget with do-it-now, get it done application of the principles of success.

You’ll come away feeling like you’ve been str-e-e-tched and SHOT into the stratosphere, like a rubber band off of a toy gun!

It will be fun, enlightening, encouraging, and even mind-blowing. Bring a friend or family member!

You know the principles of success work – you’ve seen it happen. Maybe you look back at times in your life when things were really popping for you. But how do you get back in the groove on purpose? What if your old habits are getting in the way and sabotaging your every effort?

You’re on the front lines of an all-out war against mediocrity and it’s time to toughen you up for victory!

Click here to check the dates and get registered!


Jackrabbit Whisperer

What is a Jackrabbit Whisperer?

Kirk Duncan

On October 9, 2010, Kirk Duncan was named the first “Jackrabbit Whisperer” in history.  We created the title several years ago, and he was the first to completely qualify.

Congratulations, Kirk!

We can’t stop talking about you!  I am thrilled to introduce my readers to you and what you do.

At the time of receiving his award (something he did not expect), he was given a blue velvet case and silver box with inscription, and a brand-new 2011 silver coin with a jackrabbit image and the words “Year of the Rabbit” inscribed at the bottom.

What is this all about?

Learn more about Kirk and the different Mentor distinctions at the ThoughtsAlive Mentor Directory.  But here is a general overview:

Honorary Mentors have programs and services that come highly recommended because the founders of Thoughts Alive have personally benefited from what they do.  These individuals have demonstrated that they ascribe to the principles contained in The Jackrabbit Factor.

Official ThoughtsAlive Mentors have Graduated with Honors from the Family Time & Money Freedom Course and have gone through Mentor Training by our company to help you achieve your goals with the principles we teach and their own unique approach.

Jackrabbit Whisperer – the highest of all honors within the Thoughts Alive community, reserved for individuals of exemplary reputation for striving for excellence in personal, business and family life. Jackrabbit Whisperers are not necessarily perfect, but they have a track record of solving significant problems in the pursuit of “rabbits”, and are down-to-earth & personable no matter how successful they become. Their strong leadership is a natural byproduct of the selfless service they render to people at every level. While this distinction may be deserved by many, these are individuals with whom we have been permitted to develop a close and personal relationship, such that we can confidently and personally attest to their worthiness of this title.

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Mentor Training 2010

Mentor Training 2008

Planning has begun for Mentor Training 2010, and this event will be limited to just 15 participants.

We want to be sure we provide excellent individual attention, a powerful growing experience, and strong relationships with like-minded leaders.

To be considered for Mentor Training, complete the FTMF program with honors no later than June 30. (You’ll need at least 3 months to prepare for the Mentor Training event.)

If you’re interested, join the first-priority notification list.  Due to the limited size of this group, registration is closed now, but will open in a few weeks.  The 15 positions will be filled on a first-come first served basis.

ThoughtsAlive Official Mentor Training

Ever thought about Teaching what you’ve Learned?  Want to develop a business as an expert in your favorite topic?

Official ThoughtsAlive Mentor Training Mesa, AZ
Oct 7-9, 2010
Prerequisite: FTMF Honors Graduation
Fee: $2995

This is a great way to start or expand a business helping people understand the principles of success.

ThoughtsAlive Official Mentor Training Overview

It is a unique opportunity to be a part of ThoughtsAlive’s Official Mentor Training. We’re building Mentors from the cream of the crop, to help people around the world take their understanding and success to the next level. We can’t do it alone… that’s why we’re excited to help you magnify your success, your understanding, and your ability and effectiveness in helping transform other people’s lives.

As an FTMF Honors graduate, we know that you understand the principles well enough to help lead others to the next level. This Mentor Training will give YOU the additional tools and self-confidence you need to be an effective mentor.  We’ll help you find your wings and help launch you into a successful career of your own.

We want to position YOU for a growing income stream, doing something that is profitable, gratifying, and soul-expanding.  As an Official ThoughtsAlive Mentor, you will even have various avenues for getting YOUR message, products, and services in front of our many site visitors and ezine subscribers.

Event Objectives:

• Dig deep into the 3 most powerful concepts from our rarely conducted Principles of Prosperity Seminar

• Identify, solidify, and make a quantum leap toward your own #1 priority goal while you’re with us (so that you can help others do the same)

• Set up an individualized passive income stream at ThoughtsAlive.com with a product of your own creation – completed, and in place before you even go home

• Receive tools and training to develop multiple income streams (shortcuts, time/money saving tips, marketing secrets, implementation – experience a hands on, “get it done while you’re here” workshop as much as time permits)

• Learn fundamental principles of effective mentoring so you can naturally attract an abundance of clients to you and your product(s)

• Establish credibility online – discover and then begin the process while you’re in class of how to become known as a reliable, principled resource for helping others become all they can be.

• Become an expert goal reviewer to help people clarify and ultimately attain the objectives they have in mind – including your own

• Receive $ for each product of your own creation that sells as people find you in our Official Mentor Directory

• Learn the secrets of what large list owners look for in a joint venture partner

• Develop a personal relationship with Trevan and I as we work together for a common cause

• And more…

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity – see you there!

(This group will intentionally be limited to 15 attendees. Positions will be filled on a first-come first, served basis when registration opens on June 8.)

Join the notification list below:


Important Deadlines:

June 8, 2010 – Mentor training registration opens for just 15 participants.

June 16, 2010 – if there are spots remaining, registration opens for regular FTMF graduates and participants.  (Mentor Training Certification is not complete until you have also obtained FTMF Honors status.)

September 15, 2010 – Mentor Training Preparation Packets due (if homework packet is not completed, you’ll forfeit your position to the next person on the waiting list.  There will be no refunds, but your registration fee may be applied to future events.)

Do Not Procrastinate Registration! You will be given a significantly large packet to complete prior to your arrival, to gain the full benefit from this training.