Periodic updates on programs, special events, new methods that are relevant to everyone in the Life Crafting universe.

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In this Video, you will learn 5 secrets which if applied with diligence, will allow you to achieve a much higher level of financial success, personal fulfillment and impact all at the same time. 
Many people are using these secrets right now, people who just a short while ago were just getting by and not harnessing their true gifts and genius.
This video is ideally suited to the people who are passionate about their work and dedicated to making a difference in the quality of people’s lives.
These 5 secrets are normally available only from high level business development programs costing tens of thousands of dollars but I’m sharing them with you because i feel they are so important, you absolutely must have them to succeed in today’s world.
The vast majority of people are oblivious to these secrets and as a result, they remain severely limited in the success they can achieve. You are extremely fortunate to be able to learn this information now.
In this video, you will learn HOW to apply these secrets effectively in your business so you achieve the intended results. For this reason you will want to give this video your undivided attention, take careful notes and act immediately to implement the recommended steps.
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The Franchise Alternative

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This article is for you if you have been considering purchasing a franchise business. My aim is to help you make an intelligent comparison of different business options so you can determine what's best for you. 

There are many great advantages and benefits to a franchise business. Some of them are:

  • The ability to plug into a proven product with a good company and solid reputation/brand.
  • Alignment with a reputable company which reduces uncertainty, doubt and increases confidence.
  • In-depth company training and support during all phases of your business/franchise launch.
  • Recruiting a team that fully manages your business for you providing you with freedom to pursue other interests such as travel etc.

Given these enormous advantages, you might ask why would someone not want this? Well, despite these many advantages, it turns out that only 20% of those exploring franchises actually wind up purchasing one! So it is natural to inquire why and explore alternatives.

The biggest downside of a franchise purchase is the cost and the associated risk. Many franchises require a sizable investment of $100K or more and, despite all of the positive aspects, there is still a real risk. Not all franchises are successful and not everyone is cut out for this path. You may feel that the available franchise opportunities you've researched don't fulfill your personal needs or aren't compatible with the lifestyle you want.

Franchises are often very systems driven so it may not offer the creative avenue you desire. It usually takes a while for all the moving parts of a franchise to click and get the right staff that works well together. There's always a learning curve regardless how many manuals and training seminars are offered.

Some questions you may want to consider:

  • Are you the type of individual who will be committed to taking action consistently and following through with tasks?
  • Are you willing to go into areas that are unfamiliar and maybe a bit uncomfortable for you?
  • Are you willing to deal with your own self sabotaging patterns that may get in the way of your success? These are all going to be important for your success in a franchise business.
  • What if… You like the concept of a franchise and and the potential freedom is appealing but you're just not sure a franchise is right for you. Or, it may simply be too scary making the required financial investment. What alternatives exist?

One very powerful alternative you may want to consider is one where you design and launch a business based on your own personal interests, values, purpose, passion rather than seek to match yourself to some pre-existing company or system. If you're a strong individual with the desire for personal fulfillment and/or you have a desire to make a unique contribution to world with your gifts, this approach may be appealing.

The immediate question that arises here is: how can I make this kind of business profitable? What if… the thing I love the most is not marketable in the "real world"?

The answer lies in understanding the connection between your purpose and creating value in the world for others. Value created and income are linked. The more value you create and the more the value is targeted to a population with a specific problem, the greater your marketability and profitability will be.

If your background is mostly in the corporate world as an employee you'' probably need to spend some time learning and understanding this connection. The more this sinks in and the more comfortable you become with it, the more appealing this kind of business will likely be for you.

The good news is that the Life Crafting program addresses this and many of the other goals and concerns people have.

Life Crafting offers the opportunity to:

  • Clarify what you truly love – your passion and purpose
  • Identify your "genius zone" – the greatest avenue for impact and contribution, value
  • Craft an ideal business based on the above that is aligned with your soul's desire.
  • Express your creativity in your business so it is deeply satisfying and fulfilling to you
  • Generate an outstanding income as result of our "leveraged business model".
  • Empower you to master course skills like sales and presentation that are usable anywhere and everywhere
  • Create a business that is location independent so you can you can live or travel anywhere you wish
  • Apply a "systems approach" which gives you many of the advantages of a franchise
  • Transform personal patterns of feared, doubt, lack of confidence etc.


Cost Comparison

A further benefit of Life Crafting is the cost—a small fraction of the cost of most franchises. There's also no risk because the promise of our program is that you will generate an income at least sufficient to cover your program costs. The promise is in effect as long as you follow the prescribed process and apply the tools we teach you.

While this may sound appealing in many ways, Life Crafting is not for everyone. To qualify for our program, you'll need to make a commitment to the process which includes your own personal growth. Many people are not willing to do this.

Life Crafting is not a slam dunk. It takes 6 months to a year to get your business fully launched and it may not generate much income during the months of business development. You'll need to rely on savings, spouse or a part-time job during this time.

While Life Crafting graduates can generate a $10-15K monthly income, it is likely it will not match the income of a major franchise like a McDonald's so you'll need to decide what's most important to you. If having a very high income is important to you, Life Crafting may not be a good fit.

We offer a complimentary phone Strategy Session for individuals who are genuinely interested in the Life Crafting opportunity. You need to be a serious minded individual able to make some investment. One benefit of the Strategy Session is it will help you determine the optimum type of business for you. You can schedule your Strategy Session here

If you decide to work with us in the Life Crafting program, you'll become part of a dynamic community of like-minded individuals. Most people find this alone to be a very uplifting experience. I hope you found this article valuable – please let us know how it is helpful to you!


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The Problem With Business Coaching
I frequently encounter people who tell me that they have a business coach yet they are not getting the results they’re wanting or expecting. Typically, their investment in business coaching is centered around increasing sales and generating greater income. Can you relate? 

If this has happened for you, you may feel confused, frustrated and may be blaming your coach for not fulfilling his or her promise to you. You may even become so resentful about the money you spent, that you've become skeptical about all programs focused on empowering you to succeed in your business.

If this describes your situation (past or present), I urge you to read this article very carefully because it will likely save you thousands of dollars of wasted money on services that cannot work for you as well as years of frustration regarding your business.

I find it rare for new and even experienced entrepreneurs to have an accurate big picture view of business which makes it near impossible to make a proper assessment of services being offered and whether one is a good fit for you.

More often than not, I find that entrepreneurs are clueless about the many moving parts of a successful business and treat the whole thing in a ridiculously simplistic fashion. Most of the time they seek a quick band-aid solution because they’re financially stressed and need cash flow quickly to pay their bills. This mindset does not bode well for success because operating in survival energy makes it difficult to attract people who will pay for your services.

If this describes you, it is time to press PAUSE and get a solid source of short term income that allows you to cover your basic living expenses and eliminate your anxiety about money. In some instances, you can crank up short-term cash flow in your existing business but you will need to take a real hard look at the workability of this situation and avoid pie-in-the-sky thinking that will work against you!

So let’s say you’ve handled your short-term cash flow reasonably well and you now feel ready to grow your business to where you want it to be. What’s the best place to start and how can you use a program of mentorship, training and coaching effectively? The first and absolutely most critical step is to adopt a big picture view of your business and see it holistically with YOU being an integral part of the equation. 

Adopting a Big Picture View
This involves looking at each component starting with yourself. 
Personal Alignment
Why are you pursuing this business? 
Besides the obvious, (to make money) why this business? 
What does it mean to you? 
Does it allow you to feel fulfilled in some way? 
Is it aligned with your purpose and passion? 
Do you have experience in this area and does it utilize your skills or gifts in some manner? 
Do you have a gut level feeling that this business is optimum for you emotionally, creatively and spiritually? 
It is critical that you be honest with yourself about these questions before proceeding further. We call this the alignment step. Make sure your business idea satisfies all these criteria before proceeding further. 
The next area of assessment needs to focus on the viability of your product or service. You need to ask yourself: 
What is your existing or planned product or service?
Does it fill a real need?
What problem does it solve? 
Does it deliver real value that justifies a good price point like $2000 or higher? If not, you could be spinning your wheels and not making a profit. If and when this happens, you could get very discouraged and lose confidence, then become doubtful about your chances for success and doubtful anyone can help you. I see this phenonenon frequently.

The long and short of it is make sure you have a viable service people want and need. Speak to your potential clients and get their feedback. Work with a few people at low-cost to establish “proof of concept“ so you know you’re not wasting your time. Please note that you can do all things without spending any money on coaching!

There’s a huge trap here that I want to be sure you know about. Many entrepreneurs become so enamored with their product that they never check to see if it is marketable and will be profitable. Just because someone else is doing something and making money does not mean it will work for you. Take the time to clarify the steps before moving forward.

How are you going to market your product or service? Are you planning on winging it and hoping for the best? Is your idea of sales convincing people your product is great for them? If yes to either of these, you're headed for a proverbial train wreck. This is a disaster waiting to happen.

Another possibility is that you are a spiritually oriented and believe that God or Spirit will provide everything you need if you just do your visualizations and affirmations, prayers and practice gratitude, etc. If this describes you, you are seriously deluded and likely headed for a similar train wreck. 
I say this not because these spiritual practices are unimportant, but because they need to be integrated with solid, proven business tools and systems, guidance and inner work in order to achieve the results you want. The greatest tragedy i see are people with a genuine calling or passion who never fulfill their mission because their initial steps are unsuccessful and they become so emotionally broken, they do not trust anyone to help them in the future. Don’t do this to yourself!

The Problem With Business Coaching
Most people who call themselves business or life coaches are oblivious to many of the above distinctions and/or have little to no experience with them. However, since they too are usually hungry for new clients, they will likely sell you on the idea that they can help you make money but will usually ignore the big picture issues. 
Coaches will often ask you to set goals, then challenge you to complete them while ignoring many of the critical big picture aspects of your situation. They often make the critical mistake of assuming that the business you’re in is right for you and never check into your deeper motivations.
Your joint lack of a big picture view combined with the lack of proven systems and templates is a recipe for great dissapointment. In the vast majority of cases, this process becomes little more than an elaborate band-aid which at best, will produce some short-term benefits yet leave you stuck in the same place where you began.

What’s the Solution?
For starters, do NOT hire any business coach. Instead, educate yourself on the nature of business and do your own honest self assessment using the key points mentioned here as a guide.

5 Essential Secrets to Making Money Doing What You Love
To help you get started with your self-assessment and holistic business education, we recommend viewing our video at Take careful notes and score yourself in each of the five areas. This will provide you with a baseline or starting point you can use to create a roadmap and plan.

If, after completing these steps, you resonate with the ideas in the video and you’re serious about applying the 5 secrets to your life and business, we invite you to schedule a complimentary strategy session with us at

Important: this is NOT for business coaching! It is to help you create your own roadmap and gain clarity and confidence about moving forward.

Our Facebook group can be a great resource for you. Join us at and let’s get acquainted. I look forward to connecting with you and supporting you in making money doing what you LOVE.

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Building Wealth With the New Money of the 21st Century

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Would you like to create a new path towards greater wealth and financial freedom? My intention in this blog post is to share a relatively new development in the global financial landscape that will allow this to become possible. Like with many things, there is a critical time window so i recommend that you read this carefully, do the research you need to do for yourself and then take action. I want to begin with a brief summary of how money has worked on this planet for the past several hundred years. It is one of the most misunderstood aspects of our lives. 
What is Money?
In reality, it is nothing more than “agreement". Money is what everybody agrees has value. A long time ago gold and silver coins had value, spices had value, cattle had value and eventually pieces of paper with ink on it came to have value. The value is only a function of what you can do with the item, it’s usefulness and how it can be traded for the things in life that you want or need.
Over the centuries, people in power have sought to control money. By having this control they pretty much control everything. Our founding fathers warned us to only have money authorized directly by Congress and never allow any private interests to influence or control or money.
Federal Reserve Act
Unfortunately, the signing of the Federal Reserve act in 1913 by Woodrow Wilson, put the control of money in the hands of a highly unscrupulous group of bankers. You can learn about this story in many places and I will be happy to point you to the information. Ever since, our money system has been based on fraud and US dollars essentially created out of nothing. The global money game is simply an extension of this game.
The US dollar is an instrument of debt. If you can create money from nothing, loan it to someone and charge them interest over 30 years to repay it back, you have essentially created a debt slave. As shocking as it may sound, this is how our system works.
Total Control
The powers that be have been seeking to control every single financial transaction that takes place everywhere on the planet and now they are close to being able to do just that. The one remaining obstacle is cash. This is the reason for the "war on cash". Do a google search on this phrase and you will learn what is being done to eliminate this one remaining obstacle to total control. As long as we have banks and centralized control, we are never free and eternally slaves. 
By now you’re probably thinking that I would not be writing any of this if there wasn’t something new to share. That is correct! For the first time in several hundred years something has arisen with the capability of returning the power to the people and allowing us to restore our constitutional right to privacy. 
The New Money
Around 2009, a new technology was invented which opened the floodgates to a new kind of money, one that is impervious to 3rd party control and intervention. The technology is called the Blockchain. While it is technologically complex, we do not need to understand the intricacies of blockchain in order to take advantage of it. Blockchain has given rise to many digital currencies, the most common of which is Bitcoin.
In just a few short years since its inception, Bitcoin has grown in value from pennies to now over $2500 for just one coin. Why? Because Bitcoin (abbrev BTC) for the first time allows two individuals virtually anywhere on the planet to complete a financial transaction that remains private—known only to those 2 people. 
The way this is achieved is totally genius and… you can learn about this if you wish. The fees for the transaction are minimal and are used simply to pay people for doing the work of maintaining the blockchain. In this manner, the system becomes virtually self sustaining and self managing. Even just 15 years ago none of this would have ever been conceived of as possible but here it is. 
Without having to pay fees to banks or credit card companies, the benefits of Bitcoin are huge and when you add in the privacy factor, Bitcoin blows away other conventional forms of money. As more and more businesses accept Bitcoin for products and services, the more valuable Bitcoin becomes.
Significant Upward Growth
Because of the huge advantages of Bitcoin, the desirability and demand for it has been increasing steadily and... as you know, when demand increases the price rises, in this case significantly. 
The graph at shows the recent increase in value. Considering the revolutionary nature of Bitcoin, the growth projections of so many experts and the versatility and privacy it offers, I’ve reached the conclusion that Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, i.e. Blockchain assets represent an ideal vehicle for having your “new” 21st century money work for you!
How Do I Get Started?
There are many ways of purchasing Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies. I encourage you to do the research on all facets of this new field and decide what approach feels best to you. If you would to discuss my helping you with this process, please email me at [email protected]. Place Bitcoin in the Subject Line and in the body of the email what you’re most seeking or needing now. I will get back to you shortly. You can Buy Bitcoin Here.

New Developments
We now have some new cryptocoin related opportunities that will definitely get you on the fast track to having Your Money Working For You. Send an email to us to learn more. Thanks for participating in this conversation! I welcome your comments!
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One of the simplest yet most profound correlations I observe is between people's patterns, practices of communication and literally everything else. 

For example, do you know someone who is important to you yet they disappear for weeks or months with no explanation? You try to reconnect but get little response? I've heard some people call this going dark. This is a form of relationship sabotage. Being busy as a reason is pure bullcrap. It takes 10 seconds to communicate a response like "busy now, lets connect Tuesday" or "I need alone time now".

Another classic pattern is one of withholding. You or they withhold thoughts or feelings for fear that the other will be offended, become angry and maybe want to end the relationship. This is devastating and is the single most frequent cause of relationships ending, not just romantic ones but friendships and professional relationships like coaching, counseling, teaching, mentoring. Withholding is absolute sabotage. 

In a coaching or mentoring relationship these patterns are so destructive that they invariably cause the "client" to become resentful, demonize their coach even while the coach is doing everything in their power to support the individual. Sound familiar?

Fortunately, there are several powerful and elegant solutions to these patterns but they require a willingness and a commitment from all parties to be responsible and address the issues that are present. They require a willingness to deal responsibly with your feelings and stop operating as a victim. When there's a long standing pattern of victimization, it can take time and inner work to shift it.

If you'd like to learn more about this, I invite you to email me at [email protected] and place the word "communication" in the subject line, or join our Facebook group at These are the kinds of transformational tools we share in our community.

The bottom line here is to treat each person in your life like the sacred treasure that they are. How you deal with them is how you deal with everything else. If you want make changes, improvements in your life a great place to start is with your relationships.

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Imagine that you're in an airplane flying over the city of Atlanta and that your compass heading is set to take you to San Francisco. Now you make a 3 degree shift in your compass heading. This changes your destination to Los Angeles which is over 1000 miles from where you were headed before.

What does this little story tell you about making shifts in your life now? It demonstrates the incredible power of making a small, seemingly insignificant shift in your direction. You will soon see that this idea is critical to understand if you're pursuing an important life goal or vision.

Let's apply the 3 degree shift to something concrete. Suppose you have a goal that is important to you but your current path is not taking you closer to your goal. You feel discouraged because you cannot see realistically HOW you can get to your destination from where you're standing. For example, you might be in an entry level job earning a low salary while your future life vision is to have your own business doing something radically different from what you're doing now.

This is where the 3 degree shift reveals its magic. Ask yourself: what small shift can I make now, perhaps with the help of some supportive people in my life, that will get me moving towards my desired destination? If you can't think of what this could be, ask some of your friends. Chances are good that they will be able to see some things you're not seeing.

With the help of some interaction or coaching, you'll be able to identify and create a small shift of only 3 degrees in your course heading. Now project yourself forward on your new compass heading. Notice how this simple shift is pointing you much more in your desired direction. What do you see that's different? Chances are good that you now see a bigger possibility for the future, an easier path ahead and an increased confidence in moving to where you want to be. 

So now you may be saying to yourself "okay, I get the 3 degree shift idea but where am I going to find a skilled coach or someone able to guide me on making this shift? Great question! I have some good news for you! This is exactly the kind of thing that happens in our Complimentary Strategy Session.

In the Strategy Session, you'll gain clarity on where you're presently headed, where you actually want to be and from this we create the shift. Part of it will be strategic, part practical and a part perceptual, emotional, maybe all of the above. The Strategy Session has a value of $495 but we're offering it for a limited time to a select group of people who are motivated to create shifts for themselves.

What excites me most about the 3 degree shift is that once you've experienced it, you can create another one pretty easily and then another. I'm sure you can extrapolate the implications of carrying this further. How do you schedule your Strategy Session? Just click here, complete the form and you're in! I appreciate you posting comments and questions. 



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In this Video, you will learn the real reasons and causes behind your frequent struggles with money AND exactly HOW to break free!
If you are a healer, coach, practitioner or spiritual teacher, you may be one of the many individuals who cares deeply about others, wants to make a difference in people's lives, has great gifts to share but finds it difficult to get enough clients and make a decent income.
You will learn how to shift the limiting beliefs at the core of your survival energy pattern and change your own perception of value in the world. You'll come to see that the ability and willingness to receive is at the heart of the matter.
A critical aspect of your solution will come from having a truly effective support system which is far more than simply a group of friends or family who care and give you encouragement. 
It is important to stop judging yourself for having this challenge and take a step back from it so you can see the big picture.
Lastly, you'll be introduced to our Life Crafting community and the many resources we have not only with your money breakthrough but also to fully realize your life vision and craft an ideal business in which you make money doing what you love.
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Many people are. You may have acquired a a high level of specialized skills and experience which don't translate into a high paying position. This is especially true now that so many companies are seeking to reduce costs by hiring younger candidates starting out in their careers. Ironically, the greater your level of skill and experience, the more difficulty you will likely have, making you unemployable at least at the salary level you need to be receiving.

On the flip side, these same advanced skills make you highly desirable and marketable in a freelance, consulting or entrepreneurial context. The reason is that in this context, you are a problem solver which is exactly what's needed and wanted in the maketplace. The key distinction is that each environment or context has a different set of rules and criteria. It is vital for you to see this, understand it and, as soon as possible, apply it effectively.

You could easily spend the next 6-9 months or more peddling your resume to companies or recruiters and get no results, or spend the same time generating significant income and simultaneously establishing yourself as a respected go to professional in your optimum niche. If you sit down with paper and calculator and determine the costs and the risks, you will be shocked. The loss of income for this time is huge not to mention the hit on your self esteem and confidence.

So how can you make this critical shift? You'll need an open mind along with a good dose of courage and self trust to change your mindset and focus. You're also going to need to see some success stories or role models of people with similar backgrounds to yours who made this transition successfully. This is needed to prove to yourself this is possible. After spending the majority of your life in the world of employment it is no slam dunk suddenly becoming comfortable being independent. However, it can be done and is being done everywhere and everyday.

The most important thing you will need is a highly experienced mentor or guide who has mastered the tools and art of life/career transition and entrepreneurial marketing. Equally important will be the ability to help you gain clarity of vision and purpose for yourself because your motivation and confidence will stem from your ability to know and trust when something feels right. A good guide or mentor will help you gain this clarity and make the critical shift to an entrepreneurial mindset. Even if you never considered this seriously and even if you've associated entrepreneurship with high risk, you can do this AND you need to do this ASAP.

The truth is that the corporate world is highly unlikely to offer a seasoned veteran like yourself the level of creativity, challenge, satisfaction, autonomy and freedom you truly want and need at this stage of your life and career.

Our Life Crafting Program has been providing this exact kind of support and mentorship for decades. To learn more and get started, I encourage you to schedule your complimentary Strategy Session here. Doing this simple step today will open a door to a new opportunity in which you can make money doing what you LOVE! I look forward to meeting with you!

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How Much Do You Trust Yourself?

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At the foundation of everything in your life is your level of Self Trust. Why? When you trust yourself, you trust your ability to make decisions, even the smallest ones you make many times every day. 

When this happens you tend to trust others more and they trust you so all your relationships are significantly improved. This allows you to cultivate meaningful relationships, both personal and professional, and in this way it impacts your income and ultimately your quality of life.

If this is true, then why do people so infrequently focus on cultivating this essential quality of self trust? More than likely, it is one of those obvious things that eludes many. Our intention here is to support you in addressing in this critical area. As you do this, you'll see many things shift. 

If you've let yourself down in the past and not lived up to your own values, standards and ideals, then it makes sense  that you might not trust yourself in the same way as you might not trust a friend or colleague that has failed to come through for you.

The most important aspect about this is that you can rebuild your self trust in much the same way as you rebuild trust with someone else... by creating consistent positive experiences that add up to a greater level of reliability, safety and security.

I find that the lack of self trust comes up most frequently in connection to making decisions, like making an investment in a personal or business development program. Recently, a woman named Nancy said "I've done so many courses, yet I'm still in the same place i was before so why should I do another one? Nancy felt that since she didn't fully utilize the resources of past programs she could not trust that she would change this now.

Her lack of self trust was paralyzing her from moving forward in her life. Fortunately, in our conversation, Nancy was able to see that by forgiving herself and wiping the slate clean, she could start again and this time with a full commitment to seeing things through to a successful completion AND with a tenacious and loving support system that would empower her to achieve her goals. Today, Nancy has a successful business doing what she loves.

Where are you at now with regard to trusting yourself? What would be the implications of trusting yourself more? If you'd like to create a breakthrough in this area and accelerate your movement to fulfilling your life mission, a great place to start is with our complimentary Life Crafting Strategy Session.

The Strategy Session will allow you to see your life and business situation from a whole new perspective and create a road map for building a successfiul business making money doing what you LOVE. You can schedule your session here. I look forward to supporting you!


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What To Know Before Starting a Business

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Back in January I was interviewed by Steve Caldwell of The interview is now published on his podcast and accessible at

Steve is a really cool guy and a brilliant interviewer. I think you'll enjoy this one. Please post your comments and questions. Below are Steve's takeaways from our conversation.

What To Know Before Starting a Business

It’s not uncommon to hear of someone who chooses to leave the demanding world of corporate America to start their own business. Their choice of what that business will be, however, can either be a blessing or a curse. When the selection is about what will make the most money, you are likely on the wrong path – at least if you don’t want to recreate the same demanding environment you just left.

Howard Sambol experienced a life-altering moment causing him to reflect on the best use of his talents, skills, and gifts. What resulted was the creation of a process which leads individuals to uncover their life calling and passions and to translate that into a successful and lucrative business. What could be more fun than doing what you love and getting paid well for it?

What About a Degree?

Earning a degree and pursuing a job in that field is not the only option. We have been educated on historical ways of doing things that often don’t work well in today’s business environment.

It could be time to examine the limiting beliefs that could be controlling your career choice, find what you would love doing and build a lucrative business doing it. Learn how you can explore ways for turning what you love and are passionate about into a business that will reward you well.

If you want to enter the path of a business owner, be sure to listen to this podcast so that you don’t waste time getting on the wrong road and ending up where you started. Complementary strategy session from Howard Here.



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Are Your Beliefs Allowing You To Create The Life You Want?

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In this post I'm going to share something powerful and profound. It is the subject of Beliefs and their impact on every facet of human experience.

Beliefs are formed at the subconscious level in every young child as an emotional response to their environment. They're usually created to help the child stay safe and may be appropriate for that particular time. However, they remain in consciousness over time influencing perceptions even when they no longer fit the situation.
Beliefs are also indoctrinated into the child by well-meaning parents and teachers. A father may tell his son “life is hard” thinking this will be helpful. Twenty years later the same belief will still be functioning and the man will have no clue why he is struggling so much.
As strange as it may seem, every thought we have is a belief. Our every-day self talk predisposes us towards certain attitudes and feelings. Whenever we have an emotional response to something, there's always one or more beliefs at work, creating reactions and behaviors.
Very few people have a level of awareness which allows them to see their own beliefs and fewer still have the ability to really change what they believe. The difficulty is that beliefs cannot be changed at the conscious, cognitive level. To verify this, just notice how temporary and ineffective it is to give someone a pep talk or try to convince them of something different. Religious beliefs are a perfect example. Many people would rather die than change what they believe.
Throughout history, beliefs have been the chief cause of hundreds of millions of deaths in all wars. All conflicts are the result of one person or an entire nation believing something about another person or nation. The right-wrong game has been the foundation of all society and is a direct byproduct of beliefs.
You Can Now Transform Your Beliefs
The Good news is that there is a process for changing beliefs experientially and when you do this the belief is is actually transformed and replaced by a new, empowering belief that supports you in creating the life you truly want.
Beliefs are neither right nor wrong, good nor bad. Saying a belief is wrong is simply another belief. Beliefs can be empowering such as “I'm smart man/woman” or limiting such as “I can’t make the money I want”.
One of the most powerful practices you can develop is to ask yourself: what might someone need to believe in order to have this experience?” Staying with this question will allow you to uncover the root cause of any situation. A measure of compassion is very useful when exploring beliefs. Judgments are beliefs. Everything you experience in your life whether realized or not is, at the core, a byproduct of some belief. You can think of it as the programming language of your bio-computer.
In the Life Crafting program, we have a powerful method for shifting beliefs available to all our clients. Not only do they get to experience the benefits right away of shifting limiting beliefs, they also learn the method themselves so it is available to them for the rest of their life. They gain the ability to identify the limiting (and transparent) beliefs in others and help them change them if they wish to do so.
Once you learn this method, your life will never be the same and you will have an ability very few people have. Virtually any situation, problem, challenge can be unraveled and resolved by using this advanced knowledge and skills.
You will never learn about beliefs in school even if you progress to a Ph.D level. The reason is obvious. Educational institutions do not want a truly empowered population able to shape their own reality. Think of how this would impact consumers and change their susceptibility to advertising messages! In essence, the population is kept in the dark and essentially asleep by the consistent practice of indoctrination – the subtle or overt practice of filling the masses with beliefs. 
What is Your Primary Challenge Now? 
Whatever it is, it will help you tremendously to write down all the things you believe about your challenge or situation. While doing this, notice where you have an emotional charge on an item, i.e. feelings that come up for you as you contemplate some particular, idea or belief. The beliefs with an emotional charge are invariably holding you back the most. I suggest you circle them. 
Next, ask yourself: is this belief serving me or helping me? If the answer is no, ask yourself: what would you rather believe? Write it down. Imagine having this new belief and the impact it would have in your present situation. This will help you to get started noticing and identifying beliefs that are operating in your awareness. Human experience lives in layers and when you have the courage to drill down and discover your deeper truths, you'll create an amazing level of freedom for yourself and for those you care about.
Changing Your Financial Situation
You will not uncover any one single factor more relevant and impactful to your financial life than the beliefs you have about money, income and all related subjects. If you want to make more money, start looking at what you believe about money and about all the things connected to it. 
Your relationship with money will define most everything that happens with it regardless how hard you work or how clever you are in your career or business.
Your Next Step
Do you have a sincere desire to change your life? If yes, it is time to take the first step in changing the patterns and beliefs that are stopping you.
Scheduling a complimentary Life Crafting Strategy Session will open the doorway to new possibilities. You'll have the opportunity to identify your limiting beliefs and begin shifting them.
You'll be able to assess the path you're on now and determine the changes that will get you into alignment with your highest purpose, passion and greatest gifts. Most important, you will learn the unique formula for making money doing what you love. NOW is the time to make this happen!
You can schedule your complimentary strategy session at I look forward to receiving your information and supporting you in creating the life you want.
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Your Solution to Overwhelm

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Do you often find yourself overwhelmed with everything that needs to get done and sometimes unclear about your priorities? This situation is extremely common nowadays for many people. In my experience, it seems that women are particular prone to this issue. The good news is that there is a real solution AND... if you're reading this, there's a good chance you're ready for it.

It's important for you to know that the solution to your overwhelm is NOT a magic pill that will instantly make everything work easily and smoothly. Rather, it is a game, which will help you focus, restore balance, get important things done and most importantly allow you to FEEL good about yourself, your life and your future. Not too shabby for a game, right?

However, I must warn you. This is no ordinary game. It is a powerful and transformational game AND yet one that is also fun to play. Sound interesting? You may be asking: how the heck can a game do such a thing? The game is structured so that just by playing it you get the critical feedback you need to make key adjustments in all aspects of your life.

You will soon see that honest, incisive and relevant feedback and adjustments are the keys to everything. How is this possible? When you get feedback on how your actions are out of alignment with what's important to you and you learn simple adjustments that will make a difference, you're empowered to create small but significant shifts. 

Please see my blog post entitled the The Magic of The 3 Degree Shift to understand how this works. Over time, your small shifts add up to significant changes. You're able to restore balance, clarify priorities, pursue goals and set boundaries with the important people in your life. The name of this game is The Promise Game™. The attached introductory video will walk you through the basics on how it works. 

So what kinds of situations can The Promise Game™ address? Here's one common example. You're trying to juggle the demands of a new business, home and family responsibilities but you feel that you never have enough time for everything. You're burned out trying to be super woman and take care of everyone and you never have time for YOU. Sound familiar? This seems to be the epidemic of our time.

In the Promise Game™, you will get clear on what you feel, what you need, what's really important and learn to communicate so you actually receive others' support. Imagine that! You learn to set limits, adjust others' expectations and make sure you have time for you. You also learn how to get past the internal messages of shoulds, supposed tos and move past any feelings of guilt that arise when making sure your own wants and needs are met. Sounds pretty cool, right?

How Can I Learn More about The Promise Game™ and Start To Play?
At Life Crafting, we believe that each situation is different. For this reason, we encourage you to schedule a complimentary Strategy Session so we can get to know you and devise a plan that is tailored to your needs. This includes your business AND your personal life since they are intertwined. 

In your Strategy Session, you'll learn how to create an effective support system that increases your business success. You will learn how to gain access to ALL the materials on The Promise Game™, access our online learning community, find a suitable partner and start to play! 

What's the catch? You need to act today because we will only be able to offer this at no cost for a limited time. Click here to schedule.

Please post your comments and questions below. 



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What Is Your Genius Zone?

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According to Albert Einstein, everybody is a genius. In the attached quote, he also says that if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will spend it's whole life believing that it is stupid.

The greatest value in this this powerful quote lies in the realization that YOU have a Genius Zone. Does this contradict what you've believed about yourself? There is some area in which your gifts shine forth and where your abilities can be applied to achieve impact and generate significant income. Do you want to know where your Genius Zone lives and what it is? Can you imagine the extraordinary implications of knowing it and feeling it for real? Life changing for sure.

Most people don't have a clue what their Genius Zone is and... rather than find it, they spend most of their time beating themselves up for what they cannot do, just like the fish and living a life of mediocrity. While this is pretty close to insanity, it is an ingrained habit for many. What about you?

If you know your life purpose and you're already making money doing what you love, there's a good chance you know your Genius Zone or are living in it. If you do not fall in this category, there is no better time than now to start this journey and get into alignment with your Genius and true calling.

Do you think it's an accident or coincidence that people's passion, once discovered, is always closely aligned with their Genius? It is not. God put you on this earth to fulfill a mission based on your Genius Zone so when you meander around and devote your time to just getting by, you are dishonoring that mission. You may not care about your own success or quality of life but what about all those people who are waiting for you to get it together so you can help them? You probably didn't think of it that way, did you?

So how difficult is it to discover your Genius Zone? It is actually the greatest adventure of your life to discover and live your purpose and in your Genius Zone. It is also immensely profitable because when you access your Genius Zone you maximize the opportunity to contribute and deliver value. This in turn significantly increases the price you can charge for your services. While this is obvious to some, many don't connect the dots. Are you beginning to get it?

Where can you start and how much does it cost? You start by scheduling your Complimentary Strategy Session. The cost is zero and the time is NOW. If you don't act when this is in front of your nose, there's a very good chance you won't do it ever. So a reasonable question is: what is the price you're paying for not Living in Your Genius Zone? Is there really a better time, when you're more ready? NO! This an illusion.

Lastly, find someone who is on the other side of the fence, someone living their mission every day. Ask them what it's like. Our Life Crafting community is brimming with people like this and as you might guess, they are eager to share it with you. I appreciate your receiving these ideas. Please post your comments and questions.


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If you look closely and honestly, you'll see that all human beings have some mechanism for self sabotage, that is to say a way in which they get in their own way or stop themselves from getting what they truly want.

It may be something like a limiting belief that says "I can't achieve my life goal and be happy". This will cause you to push away opportunities when they show up. Most of the time, it's pretty easy to prevent yourself from winning. At other times your self-sabotage may be more complex, subtle or hidden.

Regardless, if you don't gain awareness of your own self-sabotaging patterns, it's likely that they will continue to derail you. Your patterns can cause years of frustration, despair and a life far less fulfilling than it could be. This is a high stakes game!

My own personal self reflection and growth process has allowed me to identify my own self-defeating patterns and shift many of them using a variety of powerful inner map tools. Yet, it's an ongoing process that never ends. The path for the awakened person requires a commitment and diligence.

A reasonable question might be "why do people limit themselves in this way"? The simple answer is that we each have a subconscious part of us that perceives change, regardless of the form and beneficial, to be unsafe and dangerous. This part will do whatever it can to insure that you stay the same and in this way remain safe from the perceived physical or emotional danger.

Since the pursuit of your life goals, business mission or creative expression involves change, they all qualify as something needing to be avoided. For convenience, we will use the word resistance to represent the many manifestations of your subconscious saboteur.

Some common examples of resistance are procrastination, avoidance, nervousness or anxiety, fear of expressing your true feelings, excuses for not completing important actions, etc. One most significant example of resistance is the fear of making a commitment to a personal development program even when you know in your gut, that it's the perfect next step for you.

This situation will often generate the greatest resistance because your subconscious knows that this will bring about the greatest change. Some typical internal messages you may hear are: It's not a good time for me, I'm not ready, I can't afford it, I'm too busy, I'll be dissapointed again, my husband/wife won't approve.

Even when you consciously know that the perception of danger is a distortion or flat out wrong, your subconscious will still operate as if the change is life threatening. If you reflect on your own present life experience. you'll be able to identify how resistance is showing up for you now.

The fact that you're reading this suggests that there is something of value for you here if you're willing to reflect honestly on it. It does take courage to look at yourself in this way but the rewards of doing so are HUGE. If you're unsure where your resistance may be operating for you now, dig deeper and ask someone close to you for their feedback. 

Over the past 2 decades, I've encountered many people who had the most amazing opportunities basically handed to them on a silver platter yet they refused to accept them. They had their reasons or story of course but in the final analysis it boiled down to one thing—their unwillingness to win. Resistance triumphed and they lost out big time.

Getting what you want will generally require you to be uncomfortable for a time. Is it worth it? Staying where you are has the advantage of being familiar, more comfortable and... the price you pay for this comfort is being utterly miserable and unfulfilled. Which do you prefer? 

Can a person be comfortable in their misery and unhappiness? Can they be content with their own poverty or limited financial success? Can they be completely accepting of devastating loneliness and unfulfilled desires? YES, Yes and Yes! I suggest that you not try to make sense of this rationally because you will not get very far. It will not add up no matter how hard you try to explain it.

Human beings are not rational or logical in any way, shape or form. Even the most exacting scientific mind will make personal choices that defy all common sense considerations. Transformation, no matter how ultimately beneficial, is scary, disruptive, unsettling but it will empower you to BE who you were meant to be.

So what's the message here? If you have important goals in your life (personal or professional) and you want to have a life really worth living, it is imperative that you get to know yourself and your self-sabotaging patters intimately and that you utilize a skilled coach to assist you in cracking the code on your self-limiting patterns.

It will most likely take a while and you will need to do inner work, but the reward will be an extraordinary and rich life of love, financial success and true fulfillment. 

Sounds good, right? Are you willing to do the "work" to get it? If yes, I have 3 simple steps to help you get started. Ready? Here goes:

Step 1: Schedule a Life Crafting complimentary Strategy Session. This strategy session will allow you to take a step back from your life and business and see what you really want. You'll learn about a powerful business model that will allow you to experience both the financial success and fulfillment you desire and you'll know how to move beyond any obstacles to having what you want. To schedule your session, click here.

Step 2: Write down what you most want in your life right now. Be honest with yourself. Ask yourself what would having this really give you? Repeat this a few times until you come down to your real core desire and outcome.

Next, write down all the ways you've been stopping yourself from having it. Again, a fierce honesty will be critical. Lastly, share what you've written with someone you trust and who will support you and not judge you. If you don't feel like you have someone in your life that satisfies these criteria, its time for you to start creating these kinds of relationships!

Step 3: Get yourself a copy of The War of Art. When it arrives, read it and keep it handy so you can easily reference it. BTW, this is not a typo. This is really the title of the book, very different from old classic, The Art of War.

The combination of the strategy session, exercise and book will set you on a powerful path of growth and success. I welcome your questions and comments.

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The longer you live, the more you will hopefully realize that your relationships are your most precious resource. Most of the time, people treat their relationships like a throw away can of beer. They're unaware of the actions and patterns that damage their relationships, often beyond repair and they're equally oblivious to the readily available resources that will nurture and support their relationships allowing them to thrive. The saddest part of this is that it often impacts the most important relationships in your life and the people you love most deeply.

My aim here is to awaken you to one of the most damaging patterns in all relationships. I'm going to focus on the devastating effect of communication withholds and what to do about them. A withhold is something that needs to be expressed but is not communicated. It is withheld. There are countless "reasons" why people don't communicate what's going on for them but regardless of the specifics, the underlying issue is fear.

Communicating your truth, especially your feelings, can be scary. A typical thought process might be: What if... she becomes angry at me? What if... he rejects me and leaves me? What if... my boss gets angry and fires me. The list of reasons for not communicating or sharing your experiences—thoughts and feelings, are numerous.

Most of the time it feels much safer to let things slide by and not "rock the boat". You might rationalize the situation, saying to yourself something like, "it's not that big a deal". While one single instance may not be a big deal, the continued pattern of withholding over time can build up and indeed become a very big deal.

The most important awareness to gain about withholds is how damaging they are even when they seem insignificant. When you don't communicate your truth with someone important to you, the consequence almost always will be some form of "distancing" with that person.

Let's say you borrow money from someone and you're unable to pay them back when you had planned to to so. You're embarrased and now dreading telling them about your circumstances. You're even more scared about them asking you about it and having to tell them you don't have the money. 

So what's the most natural consequence of this situation? There's a good possibility you'll start to avoid this person. You might not call them or see them with the same level of frequency you usually do or you might steer your conversation away from finances. In short, you will likely "tiptoe around the tulips" and not realize the "price" you're paying for not telling the truth and resolving the matter openly. Sometimes the resolution of the issue can be simple and relatively painless yet the inclination to withhold is still often very strong.

Not realizing the downside of withholding, you will tend to continue the withholding pattern even to the point of damaging the trust level with the person. The most obvious and extreme case of communication withholding is marital infidelity. The reason is pretty obvious: there is so much at stake. Yet, when the truth does come out in the open, what does the person on the other side usually say? Something like "what hurts me the most (beyond your unfaithfulness) was your continued hiding the truth from me". 

It definitely takes courage to tell the truth about sensitive matters. There are two keys to harnessing the inner strength and courage to express your truth and feelings. One is being clear about the downside of withholding it AND the second is learning HOW withholds can be communicated in a safe, effective and mutually empowering manner. 

Fortunately, a method exists for communicating withholds that does all this and more. What makes this method so powerful is the "safe container" it provides for your communication. I can virtually guarantee that using this method will clear the air and bring you and the other person much closer together. It will make it much easier to resolve even long standing issues and help the two of you to resolve differences and different approaches or viewpoints.

So how can you get your hands on this powerful Withhold Exercise? Glad you asked! It is available to all our registered Life Crafting Clients. If you're not yet registered, you can create a free account here and download the Withhold Exercise from our document library right after registering.

Once you start using it, you may have questions and if you do you you can get them answered in our Website Discussion Forum Withhold Exercise Discussion.

I look forward to assisting you in transforming all your relationships! Please post your comments below.


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For so many people, planned projects or important life changes never see the light of day. They don't happen. Why? There are many explanations and theores but for now, I just want to share one powerful discovery that I'm confident will make a difference for you.

In my many years of experience in my personal and professional life, I've discovered one overarching principle and piece of wisdom which I place above everything else. It is this:

Getting Started is Everything 

No matter what it is you want to do or accomplish, there is an undeniable magic to just getting started. Even just 5 minutes devoted to the beginnings of a new project, no matter how large or intimidating it may be, often creates such a significant shift of energy, that even the greatest amount of resistance, doubt, fear or confusion will often dissolve from taking this single action.

Maybe you have already experienced this and if you have, you know what I'm speaking about. Have you considered that you can apply this resource to your life right now and use it to create a significant breakthrough? You can! What do you want most now?

Perhaps you have seen the famous quote:

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


As complicated as our lives seem to be in some respects, this principle continues to remain at the top of my list of breakthrough strategies. I offer it as my gift to you.

One thing I hear from people frequently is how they would like to be able to make money doing what they love. So so many business owners are not generating the income they want. Can you relate?

If this describes you, you can change this. It all begins with one step that costs nothing but will empower you to take a giant leap forward. It is our Business Strategy Session. To see all the benefits and schedule your session, click here. This is that one magical getting started step that will set you on a new course.

Once you schedule your session, I will send you a link to my presentation “3 Secrets to Generating $10K per month in your service based business”.

As always, I welcome comments and questions. 


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Turning Challenges into Opportunities

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In the vast majority of situations, people just try to get through the difficult times in life hoping things will get better. They rarely spend much time contemplating the value or purpose of the "difficult" situation in front of them. Unfortunately, this prevents them from turning their challenge into an opportunity.

My aim here is to awaken a new possibility in you. Every situation and challenge you face in life has an intrinsic purpose which is ultimately to help you grow or expand in some manner. If you take the perspective that you're a spiritual being having a physical experience, then everything lives in that larger context. 

To discover the inherrent opportunity in a challenge you're facing, it is valuable to ask for guidance. This guidance can be your own intuition, gut level feelings or it could also be guidance from Spirit, Angels, etc.

You do not need to change your current religious or spiritual beliefs to access higher wisdom or guidance. When you can ask about the purpose of a situation or what you can learn from it, you transform it in your mind. It gives you a new context and a new way to think about it.

Once you GET why a situation has shown up in your life, and you embrace the learning or growth associated with it, you will often find that the process or forward movement accelerates and the original situation changes. Spirit knows when you're embracing something and it helps you integrate the lesson. 

Conversely, when you resist the lesson and avoid the message, things will often get more difficult or the next lesson may be more extreme or severe. This is why your commitment to your own growth in life is so powerful. It allows you to move through each phase and integrate lessons more easily and quickly.

A core principle or overarching belief associated with this is that you're always loved and guided to become the best version of you possible. Life is about mastery. Knowing what you're here to learn and master makes it much easier because challenges are no longer mysteries for you. You know why they are arising.

This brings us to the subject of Life Purpose. When you're clear on your Life Purpose and you live consistently with it, everything flows more easily. A lot of the daily confusion is eliminated and things tend to click and magic happens in the form of serrendipity and unexpected miracles. In contrast, when you don't have a clear sense of purpose you're like a leaf blowing in the wind.

When you base your career or business on your Life Purpose, you increase your income potential exponentially as well as your capacity for genuine fulfillment. Life becomes joyful and you feel a sense of deep satisfaction from doing what you love and sharing your gifts with others.

Does this seem like something you would like more of in your life? The challenge you're currently dealing with, whatever it is, contains within it a huge opportunity and a part of that opportunity is to clarify and live true to who you are. Our complimentary Strategy Session is the first step on this amazing journey. I suggest you act on this opportunity ASAP because we are only offering this at no cost for a limited time. I look forward to supporting you in creating a life of continuous opportunity.



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How To Fulfill Your Goal or Dream that Seems Unattainable Now

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Do you have a goal or dream for your life? Does your goal or dream feel doable or attainable by simply completing some steps? If yes, all you you need is an action plan and a good support system to help you move forward with it.

However, you may have a goal or dream that you desire greatly but one that seems unrealistic or unachievable from where you are now. When faced with this situation, what do you do? Most people just give up and say something to themselves like, "I just need to be more realistic". 

Without realizing it, this "settling" can prevent you from fulfilling your true calling or destiny. My aim here is to show you how to Fulfill Your Goal or Dream even when it seems unattainable now. The method we'll be using is a stairstep approach that works brilliantly as long as you follow the steps.

Beliefs and Energy
Before we get into the meat of the process, we need to establish a few distinctions about beliefs and energy. Everything in the entire universe is energy. The main difference between one energy and another is the frequency or vibration. Wherever your beliefs are now regarding what is and is not possible for you, it's all contained in your energy field. In simple terms, your field is vibrating at a frequency that is consistent with your beliefs about yourself and your world.

When something feels unrealistic or unattainable to you, this means that your present frequency or vibration is lower than the frequency of your desired goal. You need to increase your frequency to match the frequency of your goal. This needs to happen in stages in order for it to work. At each step of the process, you will be able to envision moving one step closer to your goal or vision. We'll be using a stairstep method which is consistent with that taught by high level coaches and spiritually oriented guides and teachers. 

Your Starting Frequency
We're going to use the analogy of an old fashioned radio dial. Lets say that the frequency of your goal is 104 megahertz (MHz) and that this frequency represents the beliefs associated with your goal. Now say your frequency 
at this moment is 92 MHz. You're unlikely to leap on the dial in one step all the way to 104 but you can raise your frequency to 93 and from that place, raise it again to 93 and then 94, etc. In this manner, you can raise to raise it all the way to 104 in a relatively short time.

To make this more concrete, I'm going to share a real story with you about a Life Crafting client, Deborah, who had a goal of creating a profitable business helping animal owners and guardians resolve challenging issues with their pets. At the beginning of her Life Crafting program, Deborah was very doubtful she could achieve this goal and create a profitable business doing something she loved. Yet, she wanted it so much, she was willing to follow the steps to make it happen.

At that point in time you could say Deborah's goal lived at the frequency of 104 and her present frequency was at 92. She had clarity about what she loved and she had good knowledge about animals that she believed would be valuable to pet lovers but she could not see herself attracting clients who would pay her for her knowledge and skills.

Part of her disbelief was the fact that she had worked all her life in a civil service job and had no experience in business. Deborah believed that it would be a difficult transition for her to make this happen especially since she was an introverted person for whom networking to build a business seemed a monumental task. 

Taking The First Step
We decided that her best first step was to move to a frequency of 93 which we agreed would consist of some simple market research. Deborah would interview 10 pet owners who had challenges with their pet. Maybe the pet had a chronic illness or an injury that required special attention. She would learn what the pet lover really wanted and needed and their inclination towards utilizing a service that would help them. At the conclusion of this step, Deborah began to feel more optimistic because she was able to see the real need that existed and that people were more favorably inclined towards getting assistance than she previously believed. 

Completion of this step energized her and allowed her to see the possibility of reaching a frequency of 94 which we agreed would be forming some alliances with veterinarians and getting their feedback and support for the business that she was planning. Deborah realized that she already had a good relationship with 2 local veterinarians so she reached out to them and was very encouraged with the support they gave her. The idea of being able to work in partnership with veterinarians and get referrals from them really made Deborah feel more positive than before. 

This motivated her to go for a 95 which we agreed was to identify the knowledge and skills she already had and the training and skills she needed to acquire. This would give her greater credibility and confidence. The frequency of 96 involved developing a clear market niche, i.e. her target population and the specific challenges she would be addressing with her clients.

At frequency 97, Deborah developed her package of services that offered so much value, she was able to charge a good fee for her services. This allowed her for the first time to see the possibility of becoming profitable. However, it also brought up a lot of fears for her. How could she charge these fees to her clients? Was she offering good enough value? Wa what she had really worth it?

How would she deal with situations when a person couldn't afford her services but needed them so badly? How could she turn them away? Resolving these issues successfully with the application of belief shifting tools and coaching, took her all the way to a frequency of 98. She could now see and feel a greater possibility of her making it happen.

Deborah's next step was to start scheduling initial free consultations with prospective clients. After scheduling a few and seeing that there were quite a few individuals wanting to speak with her, she was at a frequency of 99.

At this point Deborah was ready to take a really big leap. She was ready to launch her business. When she sold her first package of services, she was so excited she could hardly contain herself and this brought her all the way to a frequency of 102. Now she knew beyond any doubt that she could make this work for herself and gain the satisfaction of serving people with her greatest gifts and feeling the satisfaction of the results she created. 

Deborah's last step in the process was to develop a signature talk she could deliver to groups of animal lovers. We worked together to develop a presentation in her area. She practiced it numerous times to make sure she could deliver it effectively. Deborah really surprised herself when she had 5 people wanting to schedule a free consultation with her at her very first talk. The puzzle pieces had come together and she reached her target frequency of 104. Her beliefs and her existing reality were now congruent and aligned. Deborah was making money doing what she loved.

Takeaways and Taking Action 
What are your takeaways from this story? Are you able to get a glimpse of how you could follow this same process and get this kind of result in your life? Now you know that any doubts you have are simply the disparity in frequency between where you are now and where you want to be. If you're not clear what kind of business you would launch, that's perfect! Why? Because it allows you to craft a business in total alignment with your purpose, passion and gifts. We call this your Genius Zone. When you operate in this zone, you become truly invincible.

Where do you start? Your first step is our Business Launch Strategy Session which is complimentary for anyone sincere about your own growth and serious about crafting your life to be extraordinary. Please post comments below and I will answer as soon as I'm able.



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How To Craft Your ideal Business

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You finally reached the point in your life where you're ready to do your own thing, i.e. to start your own business, be your own boss and pursue your dream of financial freedom. The key question is: how do you know what business is right for you?
Unfortunately, most people's strategy for choosing or creating a business is seriously flawed which is why so many businesses fail to make much money and usually don't fulfill the original idea or expectation. When a business does make money, it rarely provides the entrepreneur with the level of freedom and real satisfaction they wanted. 
After years of study, research and coaching experience, we now know where the major breakdowns occur. I'm going to share the big ones with you.
The first breakdown stems from the fact that most people choose a business based on very superficial and incomplete information and a distorted idea of themselves and the marketplace.
They think mostly of making money and give little consideration to much else. If you happen to have some experience in a particular field or industry such as repairing cars, you might say to yourself: why should I work for peanuts when my boss is making a fortune off my efforts. I'll just get my own jobs and make the same money he makes. 
Author Michael Gerber calls this an "entrepreneurial seizure" which highlights the fact that running a successful auto business requires a lot more than being a skilled auto mechanic. 
The second breakdown occurs because people never consider the longer term implications of their decision. They ignore personal considerations such as whether the business is meaningful and satisfying in some way or whether it is simply a source of income. If all the business provides is money, then isn't it mostly like trading one job for another?
We're not taught in school or in our homes growing up how to think about this super important decision and since we see so many people around us starting businesses, it is easy to believe that this process is straightforward. We may even be told by members of our local Chamber of Commerce that they will help us get our business off the ground.
The third breakdown specifically relates to you if you're a self aware, caring and creative person motivated to make a difference in the world. It is very natural to start promoting your services believing that with a good effort and some networking, you'll soon have a steady flow of clients and your practice will become established and profitable. If you've done this, you likely know the myth and flaw in this thinking.
Success in any business endeavor requires an in-depth understanding of marketing and sales which are usually not the strong suit for people passionate about a service based business. Their common perception is "I just need to get the word out" about what I offer and eventually people will be attracted to my services. 
The process of creating a market niche and reaching their target market is typically misunderstood which often results in the newbie business owner spinning their wheels for a long time and not seeing much in the way of results or cash flow. In a similar vein, the importance of creating and applying an orchestrated sales process is unknown to most people. This results in a hit and miss approach to creating sales and oftentimes some dissalusionment with the slow development of a client or customer base.
The fourth breakdown is perhaps most damaging of all which is the belief that you can build a successful and satisfying business without a really effective support system and skilled business coaching. The reality is that there are dozens of important puzzle pieces and it is very easy to miss some of them. Your chain is only as strong as the weakest link and if you don't know where your chain is breaking, you can't fix it. You need a way to create a structure and get feedback consistently along the way. 
Fortunately, there is a solution to ALL of these breakdowns and a system for ensuring that you're pursuing an optimum business for you. It starts with our complimentary Launch Your Own Business Strategy Session. This session will allow you to look at your current situation from a larger perspective and devise a plan that is totally unique to your needs. 
Your questions and challenges will be fully addressed and you will leave your session empowered to take action. We'll be able to see if working together is a good fit for you. To schedule your strategy session, click here. I look forward to supporting you with your optimum business launch!


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Moving Beyond The Lone Ranger Syndrome

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Moving Beyond The Lone Ranger Syndrome

I’m writing today about something I encounter a lot with people who say they want things to change yet remain stuck.

You may notice that this individual will often remain separate from people and resources which can be pivotal factors for creating the very breakthrough they want. For reasons which are rarely examined, they seem determined to do it all themselves.

I call this pattern The Lone Ranger Syndrome.

Does this describe what is happening for you now?

Are you attempting to solve your most challenging problems on your own because you believe that no one is willing or able to help you? Or, perhaps you believe that asking for assistance is an admission of defeat and proves you are inadequate? This is actually a commonly held belief.

If this is happening for you, don’t despair. There is a solution available. It is possible for you to move beyond the lone ranger syndrome. My aim here is to open a new window of possibility for you, one that could actually be life changing in many ways.

Subconscious Factors
If you have been tenaciously yet unknowingly keeping yourself separate from sources of real support and empowerment while continuing to persist with the same actions that aren’t working, you can be pretty sure that there is a some part of you committed to maintaining the status quo.

Please understand that this is not logical. You may wholeheartedly believe you are committed to creating change but there are other, subconscious forces which have some different ideas and agendas.

While you may feel that you really want change, you may in fact have a greater need for things to remain the same. This may be shocking but once embraced, it can be very emancipating.

Key Principle
When your desire for something is greater than your fear or resistance to change, your desires are going to be realized. It may take a while, but it will happen.

When your fear, resistance or limiting beliefs are stronger than your desire, you will likely remain stuck and oftentimes you will not know why. Your conscious mind will likely make up a story about it, like it’s the economy, but that is rarely the real reason change isn’t happening.

You may in fact be like the proverbial hamster, spinning on his wheel but not getting anywhere. You may even be proud of how hard you are working. Sound familiar?

What's The Solution?
In a phrase, Empowering Partnership. I’m not talking about partnering with just anybody. I am referring to partnership with those people who are already accessible to you (by virtue of the fact that you are reading this) with whom genuine empowerment and breakthroughs are possible.

These are the kinds of people who will tell you the truth which may sometimes be hard to hear yet emancipating at the same time.

These are the kinds of people who bring the qualities of compassion and love into your internal conversation with yourself that has been lacking.

This is a very important because many lone ranger types keep themselves stuck by means of a continual barrage of negative, critical self talk. Breaking free of this will often shake you loose from the trance of self judgement and into a new conversation of appreciation and gratitude.

Isn’t it nice to know that there isn’t anything “wrong” with you and that your desired breakthrough lies in letting yourself win? It may take a while to learn this skill, but it is doable.

Have you noticed that when breakthroughs happen, they are virtually always in the context of relationship, usually accompanied by some meaningful conversation with someone who cares and wants you to see something you haven’t been seeing?

No matter how you slice it, empowering relationship is the key antidote to the Lone Ranger Syndrome. This is the most important aspect of our Career Crafting community. We offer many ways for you to become involved and to get the specific support you need to create the results you want.

Your challenge is that of reaching out and making contact regardless how stong the pull towards isolation and implosion

Money and the Lone Ranger Syndrome
The fearful voice inside you may tell you that you cannot afford coaching so you had better just keep doing the same things even though they aren’t working. That part of you may be in despair and also concerned with security at the same time.

The self deception here is sustained by not recognizing the substantial “cost” of remaining alone without the support system you need. The cost is at every level — physical, emotional, financial, spiritual and affects your quality of life profoundly.

Once people become truly open to empowering partnership and support, they invariably realize that it was never about money. Many get the support they need without spending a dime. Others get the support they need at a cost so low, that it is insignificant. Others make an investment in themselves and reap incredible rewards in the process.

The bottom line here is that money issues are really relationship issues in disguise. Open yourself up to the myriad of possibilities with empowering partnership and your money challenges will go away.

Ask yourself: Why doesn’t a bird worry about finding food each day? Maybe it is because the bird trusts the universe to provide what it needs. The bird has not acquired limiting beliefs about its needs not being met.

Consider someone who is walking around with a pair of worn out shoes that are uncomfortable and look horrible. When they finally give themselves permission to get the new shoes they want and need, they feel great about themselves. What kind of new shoes will make the key difference in your life right now?

The Right Time is Now
We are at the beginning of a new year filled with fresh possibilities and opportunities. It is the perfect time to exit your safe cocoon and come into the sunlight with other like minded people who would love to get to know you and share knowledge and gifts.

It is time to open yourself up to receiving that form of love that YOU personally need right now. Whatever it is, there are people who are available and ready as soon as you are ready to receive it.

How Can You Get Started?
It’s easy. Your first step in moving beyond the lone ranger syndrome is to connect with a powerful network and community such as Life Crafting.

The best way to do that is with our complimentary Strategy Session which will allow you to get clear where you're at now and create a solid plan for the future. All the details and signup form is at I look forward to welcoming you to our community and help you make the alliances you need for your future.

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