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Masterminds, Mentorship and Success

Masterminds, Mentorship and Success

You’ve probably heard the saying, “We are the product of our friends.” This is so very true. It shouldn’t surprise you that nice people who are knee deep in debt often have friends who are also debt-ridden. Perhaps they share feel good lines like, “I don’t need money when I have love.” While love won’t bring you more money, the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

On the flip side, some of my most creative friends also hang around with very creative, motivated people. They help drive each other toward success. They visit each other’s productions and exhibits, deliver honest critiques and push one another to constantly better work. Consequently, everyone wins.

What Pack Do You Travel With?

I was reading about dolphins and wolves recently. Both of these creatures work together in teams to survive. While they may not be strong or fast enough to catch prey on their own, they outsmart their food to win. It’s the same for successful people.

In his classic book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill extolled the virtues of creating a group of like-minded people with which you could share notes and deliver success. Now, “who you travel with” is no longer an accident. You’re actively searching for people to be near who are going to inspire you, cajole you, antagonize you, and make you stretch mentally. They’re going to make you push for more. Like a wolf or a dolphin, they’re going to help you thrive.

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Becoming Your Own Simon Cowell

Okay – tell the truth. Even though it can sting a little…don’t you find you appreciate honest, good quality feedback? There are very few people who give us straight advice about anything…especially finances. How am I doing? Could I do better? What needs improvement?

In short, many of us need a Simon Cowell.

I find it kind of painful to watch many of the auditions for shows like American Idol. If you think about it, doesn’t this kind of sum up the average American – Dancing – With – The Voice – Talent contestant’s thought pattern:

  • Decide that it’s easier to work your way through a competition than to pay your dues and learn your craft.
  • Fail miserably (and publicly) because you weren’t ready for prime time.
  • Blame the judges for not seeing the unique talent that is you.

That might sound harsh…but notice the contestants who make it through the audition process and even go on to win. Hear their story. Usually, they’re the ones who came to the show most prepared.

Imagine you’re going to perform for Simon Cowell:

Shouldn’t you make sure you’re absolutely polished before the show? What will you do to make sure you’re ready?

You’re going to hone your craft until you know every inflection, every note of the performance. By the time you’re finished, you’ll even know what the writer was thinking when they wrote the song. You won’t just sing it…if you’re ready, you’ll feel it.

When it comes to financial planning, it’s the same. (more…)

Did We Strike a Nerve?

So…wow.

Bryan and I have simply been blown away by the response to last week’s “Living in Possibility” call! Hundreds of you joined us for a conversation about living life powerfully as artists who CHOOSE to create the success you desire (and deserve) in every area of your lives. We suspected there would be a few motivated artists who might dive into the material, but we just weren’t prepared for the number of calls and emails we’ve received, sharing your questions, experiences and victories–we’ve never seen the group this fired up before! It seems we really struck a nerve!

Or are you all even more dynamic than we realized?!

The immediate question is: With all of this momentum and new insight, what are you going to do next to stay in the zone of your potential? How will you apply this work practically day to day? How will you best capitalize on these discoveries and treat yourself to the good to come–right now? (more…)

Daily ProsperiTIP

Surround yourself with people who have also made the commitment to create financial prosperity.

We all recognize the people in our lives that are busy – they’re creating – they have goals and dreams and they are actively going for them. Then we also have some peeps who just seem to be hanging around…:) Focus on building community with individuals who are up to something. Recruit and cherish talented people so that together you can support your dreams. Doing this will positively affect every aspect of your life and career!

Want some help creating a network of powerful, financially motivated artists? Check out the next Artist’s Prosperity Boot Camp. The energy and results created in these groups will seriously blow your mind!

The Magic of Mentors

You’re out to do something big—with your career, with your finances, with your life. You’re tired of working hard but never feeling like you’re really moving forward. This is the perfect time to consider putting time and energy into finding and developing a relationship with a mentor.

A mentor is defined as “a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.” Doesn’t that just sound like a person we should all have in our lives?  There is plenty of research demonstrating that mentored individuals earn more money, advance faster in their careers and are generally happier in their work.

Let’s look at just a few of the primary ways mentors can make a positive difference in the results you are creating…

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