First of all, let me start by saying that we want to see ALL of you attend Genius Bootcamp!
Many thanks to each of you who expressed interest in attending.
Before I announce the winner, I want to share with you that the responses fell into a few different categories:
* Those who just sort of hoped for it
* Those who desperately needed it, and
* Those who claimed to deserve it
Our winner stood out because she didn’t really fall into any of these categories.
If you’d like to get a powerful new perspective on how to ask so that you may receive, visit my earlier post on HOW TO RECEIVE. This post has become one of my most thought-provoking and popular posts, with over 160 reader comments.
When the winning answer arrived, I knew it immediately. There were so many other submissions that really tugged at my heart, and I wished I could accommodate everyone’s request, but we’ve done enough of these events and had enough students come through them to have a sense about when a free ticket will help vs. hinder a participant’s long-term progress.
This isn’t to say that everyone that didn’t get a free ticket would be hindered by receiving one. Not so.
But the more prepared you are going into the event, the more effective and productive the event will be for you.
And so that’s actually good news, if you did not win.
Because, after announcing the winner I will give you some (less expensive) things you can do right now to prepare yourself to have the most incredible experience at bootcamp when you come.
I’ll share that list at the bottom of this post.
For now, I’m pleased to announce our winner, Wendy Bunnell.
Congratulations, Wendy! Please respond below before Wednesday noon PST to respond and commit to all 3 days of the bootcamp.
In response to my question, “Why do you want a free ticket?” Wendy wrote:
I was very excited to see the email in regards to entering and winning a ticket to your Murray boot camp recently. I am currently [in the] Mindset Mastery program. I remember vividly the example you wrote in regards to finding solutions and answers to any problem. You used the $10,000 life changing seminar as the example. I found myself immediately thinking that I would be one of the students that “couldn’t afford it”, but yet after this module – I realized that I needed to be more open to answers and if I want something – I need to find the solutions.
I have been watching the upcoming Genius Bootcamp schedules – and this time and location are perfect for me (only 3 hours away – I can stay with my mother, etc.). Even though finances aren’t in place to register – I decided to allow myself to imagine myself attending. I looked up Shantel McBride and found a picture of her so that I could “picture” myself attending the class and being taught by her.
This would be such an amazing experience to solidify my learning. I am truly hoping that this will be the way that I get to attend! If not – my mind is open to other solutions!
Thank you for your knowledge and teaching. I truly appreciate all of your programs!
Well done, Wendy. Your submission demonstrates that you’re not just learning what to do, you’re doing it. Your confidence in the principles and peace in the outcome either way was felt in your words.
If You Did Not Win
I want to thank you again for your interest, and offer some insight. Wendy was not the most needy. She did not have the most compelling story. She was not the most expectant, even.
What Wendy did was demonstrate her teachability and readiness for applying what she learned. She is doing what my materials have taught her to do.
When I first started learning about the principles, I knew they were true, but it took me 7 years to actually DO what they instructed me to do.
Again, Wendy is doing it. And I’m not giving her the free ticket to manually make the principles work for her as a reward her for following instructions, she is simply the right one. She is ready for Genius Bootcamp. I have no hesitations about that. It’s not what she said, it’s what she did.
As for the rest of you, I don’t want you to be discouraged. Check yourself RIGHT NOW as to how you are responding to this news.
Some of you are thinking, “See, I knew I wouldn’t win.” And you’ll probably click off this page before reading the rest of what I have to say.
Some of you are thinking, “It’s not fair for someone who’s already in a better situation than me to get the free ticket. I really needed it more than her.”
If this is your response, my heart really aches for you in your discouragement. I can still remember how painful and discouraging it feels to want something so desperately, but for it to be seemingly forever out of reach.
However, if you’re open to learning some things I’ve learned over the years that will help you make progress, please keep reading.
We don’t get what we want because we need it. We receive according to our faith, and according to how well our thoughts align with the laws of right thinking.
However, having dealt with depression myself, I know that sometimes it is literally beyond my capacity to think right, even when I know how I’m supposed to think.
The good news is that there is mercy. To understand how mercy fits into the equation, read this.
And finally, some of you took a deep breath and are thinking, “Okay. It’s okay, because there is a seed of equal or greater benefit contained in every disappointment, including this one. I choose to find that benefit. I choose to believe that this is best for me. I choose to believe that there is something good for me to learn through this experience. I can still go to Genius Bootcamp in December, and I still believe there’s a way (if it’s important for me to be there this time around); so I’m going to keep reading to see what I can learn, and then I will determine my next steps.”
If you think this way, then you are on the path to success. It’s pretty predictable.
So, what’s next?
Well, there are a number of less expensive things you can do now to help you get to Genius Bootcamp, and most importantly, to get the most out of it when you do.
How to prepare to get the most out of Genius Bootcamp
1) Get clear in your own mind about what you want to accomplish, and even more importantly, imagine what it will look like once it has been accomplished. (This is how to activate that gut instinct of yours. Once you’re clear, it will compel you to know what sacrifices you can make to get yourself there in December, or it may even instruct you that Genius Bootcamp isn’t the next best step for you right now. Getting crystal clear on your “why” is the only way to get crystal clear on your next “what”.)
2) Take advantage of all the free or less expensive materials that are already available to you, and review them again as needed. Some of these resources include:
3) APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN to obtain the resources you need. If you need a few hundred dollars to get to bootcamp, use the principles to find, save, or create the funds.
NOTE: If you come to bootcamp intending to solve a major life challenge but haven’t yet exercised the principles sufficiently enough to obtain even just the entrance fee, then it would be much better to go over some of the basics outside of bootcamp first.
Let me begin with helping you discover in real-time the power of your thoughts, and how they literally affect your results.
Here is a more detailed step-by-step prescription:
1) Read the 3 books listed above (Free)
2) Get and go through the Mindset Mastery Lesson 10 – How to Receive (Free)
3) Sign up for the home study program and go at least to the end of Phase 1. The physical version is $847. If you get started and are diligent, you can generally get through Phase 1 in less than 2 months if you’ll dedicate about an hour or two per week.
(Sometimes we have specials on this program, so check here first, just in case.)
If you go that far, then you’ll not only know exactly how to get the money for Genius Bootcamp, but you’ll also have an amazing new level of confidence to make it happen. Come to Genius Bootcamp with that kind of confidence, and your mind will be blown by what happens for you next.
Wendy knows what I’m talking about, because she has already applied what she learned in Phase 1 of the Mindset Mastery course to get her bootcamp ticket with confidence.
We all sort of know what we should do, but it’s the additional perspective and training that gives you that extra something to really make it happen.
In closing, I would like to caution my readers to avoid declaring that they deserve what they want. There are a lot of teachers out there training their students to think that way, and while it absolutely does some good, it can also do some damage. To understand the good that it does, but also why I feel the way I do about it, read this post: Human Empowerment in Perspective.
PS. If you are still determined to be at Genius Bootcamp (and I hope you are), and if you’re ready to take that leap because you know it’s right for you no matter how scary it may seem, click here to register while we still have a few seats available.
If you need help overcoming the terror barrier, click here.
So what are you thinking now? I invite you to leave a reply below: