Business Development, Masterminds, and Success

Business Development, Masterminds, and Success

Business Development, Masterminds, and Success

I’m sure you are amazed at how time flies–so now really is the time to create success, leaping out with faith and fortitude founded in ACTION.

Let’s toast to you making your biggest New Year’s goal actually HAPPEN this year! You are still keeping that resolution, aren’t you?

Here’s a quick video that shares the absolute BEST (and most fun!) way to ensure that you DO follow through… And it features an appearance by my alter ego, Dr. BORING Brown, as well as “talking” poodle, Wally.  Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one:

This video tells you one of the greatest secrets of success that has catapulted my personal growth and business development forward in the last three years, and has worked wonders in the lives of many people.  (I just wish I had discovered this secret earlier, dang it!)

Onwards,

P.S. You will be amazed at what masterminds will do for you, so give ’em a try, okay?  And if you haven’t already, be sure you grab our free report, How to Overcome Overwhelm in 7 Easy Steps , which features a chapter on how to put together a mastermind to spearhead your business development and personal growth.

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    Business Development, Masterminds, and Success

    Do What You Say: Mission, Life Purpose & Business Ethics

    Do What You Say: Mission, Life Purpose & Business Ethics

    It’s the first day of the Chinese New Year today so Happy  New Year! I know it’s a little later than January 1st, but I’ve been practicing congruence! Go ahead and click on the word if you want.  I’ll wait…

    Congruence means living in alignment with your highest values. In honor of the new year and that resolution of yours that you haven’t broken (yet…), in this short video, I’m talking about your mission, life purpose, and your business ethics.

    Also, keep an eye out for cameos by Tiger Woods and my nemesis, Dr. BORING Brown, and be sure to look carefully at my left arm–What is that furry black little critter there??

    You’ll really want to  know the secret to success that I reveal here:

    I wasn’t kidding when I said write down your top principles. Put them where you can see them every day!

    Congruence is when you do what you say and are true to yourself, your mission and life purpose, and your business ethics.  Take heed, my friends, of this secret of success!

    Onwards,

    P.S. That little critter in my left arm is Punkin, our five-pound little tea cup poodle.  She’s about 14 years old and such a little sweetie!

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      Business Development, Masterminds, and Success

      Your Mission and Life Purpose: Make It Happen!

      Your Mission and Life Purpose: Make It Happen!

      Here we have a great question from someone who identifies himself as one of my “groupies.”  (By the way, it means a lot to have “fans” and “groupies” rather than intellectual “snipers” around me…) So here’s this loyal reader’s question, along with my GBK-ing (Gentle Butt Kicking) answer…

      Question: “Barnsley, I have a dream and want to help people internationally with my ministry but I am tired of having to ask for money and all the stress involved in my work with prisoners. I am feeling like a defeated warrior and am doubting my calling. Please give me some ideas for what I can do right now.” John, Missionary to Central America, currently residing in Clayton NC

      Answer: John, We ALL doubt our calling at times–That is natural. 

      And we are all subject to feelings of dejection. If you take any great leader, inventor, artist, or other personage, you’ll find that they suffered through times of supreme self-doubt.

      BUT, you have incredible resources and I want to give you three ideas for what you can do:

      1) Keep a file of cards, notes, emails, anything nice sent from the people you have helped or worked with, and when you feel down, pull something out of there and reread it. Keep pulling items out and rereading until you feel your spirits soar again! We all need fans and you undoubtedly have plenty of them! So get your folder and start that file TODAY!

      2) Keep your spiritual practice going on a daily basis. That may be meditation or prayer. For others it may be taking a reflective walk in nature or writing in a journal. Whatever gets you centered again, do it DAILY. Don’t talk about it, DO it! We often forget to do our spiritual practice when things are busy and stressful–and that’s when we MOST need the lift!

      3) Know that everywhere you go and EVERYTHING YOU DO is part of your mission. Figure out where your message and your mission are most needed and work in that arena! Who needs to listen to what YOU have to say? Who needs you unique combination of skills and life experience? Who needs your wisdom and knowledge? Get clear on who your audience is and WHEREVER THEY ARE, get a plane ticket and go! 

      Whatever you do DON’T GIVE UP! What you have to offer is absolutely VITAL on our planet. And if you don’t keep moving in the direction of your dream, it will pass away when you do, a sobering thought!

      The only way a dream becomes REAL is through hard work, persistence, and the belief of the OWNER of that dream—and their raving fans—in its VITAL IMPORTANCE and NECESSITY in the world.

      So, go have some fun and then BACK TO YOUR MISSION! Lighten up and things will be a lot easier…

      Onwards,

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        Business Development, Masterminds, and Success

        How to Prosper: The Way to Wealth and an Abundant Life

        How to Prosper: The Way to Wealth and an Abundant Life

        Hey, I bet this cold snap we’re having has you missing summer, right? Do you have stalactites forming on your nostril hairs? Do you find yourself digging a hibernation hole deep in your backyard? Have you scheduled your audition for the remake of Frosty?

        Before you let the wintry wisps of wind whisk you away into a winter wonderland, would you welcome a wonderful way to win well-being and wealth without worry? (This part was written for Elmer Fudd, quite obviously…)

        Find out how to feel prosperous with what you have RIGHT NOW! You don’t need to go to Disney World to live like a princess, hon.

        You can discover HOW to create prosperity with what you have right now in less time than it takes you to don your itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, yellow polka dot bikini. (And doll, you don’t want to parade around in that “thang” in public anyway!)

        Click HERE to watch this witty, wealth-wielding wideo (As Elmer would say…):

        Onwards,

         

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          Business Development, Masterminds, and Success

          How to De-stress, Leave Work at Work and Relax

          How to De-stress, Leave Work at Work and Relax

          Question: “Barnsley, I’m an incredibly driven person when it comes to my career and feeling like I’ve accomplished what I need to each day. In tackling those pursuits, there is a certain amount of ‘armor’ that I wear to continue forward motion despite disappointments, failures, etc. I find it difficult to remove this armor when I come back to my family at the end of the day. Do you have any suggestions for helping me transition from my ‘game face’ to my loving family face?”
          Quinn in Wilminton, NC

          Answer: I understand your predicament, Quinn. A lot of times we feel like the two-headed god, Janus, in our work versus home life. In Roman mythology, Janus is usually depicted with two heads, one facing one direction and the other in the opposite direction. One direction symbolizes the past and the other the future, so Janus is associated with transitions or changes from one state to another.

          I think Janus is useful to us here in that what is most needed for ALL of us is a transitional time between work and home life in which we leave work at work, the armor as you so aptly put it, and DE-STRESS ourselves so we can be fully present to our families.

          How to de-stress, you ask? This can be as simple as taking time to pray or listen to a positive CD in our cars, walking outside in nature, or enjoying a relaxing shower when we get home. At any rate, we all need to have some mechanism in place to smooth the transition between work and home life, even if you work at home!

          May I suggest that you create an outward ritual (a shower, a walk, time for reading, etc.) as well as an inward ritual to make the shift. By inward ritual, I mean a tried and true way that you “change the channel” from push-push-push and work-work-work to relaxing with loved ones.

          I find this much easier to do by creating my written plan for tomorrow (the outward ritual) before I leave my office. (By the way, I do work from home but I LEAVE my office every day–and I don’t return until the next morning–This is a topic for another blog post…) Then I consciously affirm to myself (the inward ritual) that I turn over all work concerns and endeavors to my Higher Power for safekeeping until tomorrow and I choose to be fully present to my family today.

          Onwards,

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            Business Development, Masterminds, and Success

            Get Energy, Creativity, and Focus: Experience Nature!

            Get Energy, Creativity, and Focus: Experience Nature!

            Question: “Barnsley, We came to this area originally to get away from Washington DC. We wanted to come to quiet Cary and enjoy the forests and the beautiful scenic roads. In five years we have seen every piece of land in a two mile radius become de-nuded of trees and we have seen multiple Harris Teeters, Walgreens, Lowes, etc. etc. put on every single corner of every single intersection.
            It’s not that I don’t want growth. I am thrilled to be living in the fastest growing area of the United States and I love it when new people come here. But how do I reconcile the feeling of being in such an international happening place and the feeling that this is no longer the place we recognized when we came down here to retire?” Virginia in Cary, NC

            Answer: Ah, Virginia, how things change over time! And how we change! Will you feel completely out of place? Really, what makes a place powerful for you?

            I’d like to suggest that you ask yourself that question. I’ll bet you will find it is the natural beauty as well as the communities of people, in which you live, work, socialize, and thrive.

            Your question points to a poignant yearning of all of us to be more in touch with the earth, to take care of our planet, and to get out in nature and feel the wonder of creation! It also points to the fact that we really MUST experience nature in order to relax, be productive, and be focused in our hurried lives.

            What can you do to get energy by “greening” up your life? All the things I’d bet you’re already doing–recycling, being politically active regarding issues of energy, development, and so on. But one thing that I think all of us need to do on a regular basis is to GET OUT IN NATURE!

            We have been deracinated by “civilized” life, and pure and simple,we NEED GREEN! We need to be out in the trees and flowers and creeks and oceans and mountains and valleys, really ANYWHERE we find a spot of nature, a power place that can replenish and relax us.

            It’s no coincidence that big cities, especially those with few trees, parks, and GREEN places, have the highest crime rate.

            We are meant to be in nature. We’re a part of nature. So, Virginia, I urge you to honor this desire in yourself to BE in the forest and the other power places you love and to let your spirit be free! Even with all the development around, you can find such havens though you may have to look harder for them.

            Sometimes I just sit out on our back deck at night and muse, much like I did on a dock in Morehead City when I was fifteen. Oftentimes I just watch the fireflies work their hypnotic magic and listen to the crickets play their syncopated sonata.

            Time in nature creates peace and power within that we can later translate into concrete ACTION and RESULTS. And I believe time in nature is ESSENTIAL to our creativity, our well-being, and our ability to perform at peak levels in ALL areas of our lives.

            So Virginia, get out there and let Mother Nature replenish you. Make Walt Whitman proud.

            I’ll see you at Umstead Park. If I’m streaking, well, just look the other way, okay? 🙂 I’ve been reading too much Whitman….

            Onwards!

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