Dawn’s Graduation Spotlight

I’m pleased to present Dawn Norton as a new Mindset Mastery Honors Graduate!  

Dawn began the Mindset Mastery program back in 2013 when it was still called FTMF (Family Time & Money Freedom). She’s stayed busy as a mom of a large family, and her goals and direction has evolved over the years, but she finally hunkered down recently to complete the program officially and graduate with honors. Congratulations Dawn!

Here are some of her experiences, in her words:

My Midterm Experience

The power of a suggestive thought (positive or negative) to create reality is… Real. Last week I was putting on my makeup and saw a random blush brush in my stuff. I thought, I don’t need that, I’m throwing it away. And I did. Immediately the suggestion was presented, if you throw that away, your real brush will go missing and then you won’t be able to put your blush on. (Fear) Around blush? Really? I ignored it. But the weed seed was planted for creation. I kid you not, the NEXT DAY, my regular brush was gone. I was astounded! My honest thought was, I created that!

I looked around fairly thoroughly and it was totally gone. So I scrounged around and found another random brush. Side note, my blush brush has never once in my life gone missing. That’s how I knew I created it. As I applied the blush, my next thought was, what if I used this as an opportunity? I did not get upset about the loss. I just was in wonder that I had the negative thought and it had immediately brought a negative event into creation. So, I thought about the brush returning and how I’d be glad to have it back because it’s much nicer than the scrounged one. New seed planted. (Hope, faith)

And then I let it go. Which is interesting to me and shows me that some of my past habits of worry and fretting have lessened. But, I mean it’s a makeup brush. What’s to worry and fret about? Yesterday while getting ready for church, a new thought came to me and I was honestly surprised because I’ve had a teen daughter before. But I hadn’t even thought of it. “Ask Olivia.”

So I called her from across the house. Have you seen my makeup brush? Uh, yeah. Why in the world didn’t I think of that before? She did. She borrowed it and didn’t put it back. Which some may think I just missed the obvious with a teen girl in the house, but I really believe this was an opportunity to up my return on thought investments.

How many times do I allow or plant myself these kinds of weed seeds and then balk at the frustrations growing up all around me? It’s an opportunity to go deeper and bring more awareness to the enemy of all success and our own less inspired thinking.

My Phase 2 Short-Term Goal

My goal was an income goal: $15,000 in 3 months. I knew $10,000 was coming, but had no idea if or how another $5,000 would show up. I just kept it in sight daily, seeing it every day on my mirror, and just 2 weeks past the 3 months, I reached my goal. It was so amazing to me how easy it was and kept me motivated for the rest of the year to repeat the goal, which I also did. I feel so much less insecure about money and other things, because of this particular goal. It helps me know that I maybe I can maybe do ALL things.

Finishing the Course

What I have learned over the years as I have applied this in so many things from furniture, to moves, trips, and income is that this is an amazing practice to increase faith. You learn, that if you can “simply” bring solutions into existence in physical, temporal matters, how much more you can bring spiritual and other needs into existence. Having the temporal met so clearly teaches me how God is willing to meet my EVERY need.

Congratulations, Dawn! You did it! 

See, no matter how long it takes, you can always graduate with Honors. I invite you to finish the course and let me share your story, too. As a Mindset Mastery student, you’ll also get to join our private Facebook group where you have the opportunity to get to know the other students better, and ask for more details about how our graduates accomplished their goals. We’d love to see you in there!

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What’s YOUR story going to be?

I want to see YOU graduate, too! Learn more about the Mindset Mastery program HERE.

The 12-week Mindset Mastery Program is not to be confused with the 8-week Mindset Fundamentals Ecourse. The Fundamentals Ecourse is a powerful exploration of the principles that govern success, and takes an introductory approach for effective goal setting. By contrast, the Mastery Program is focused on the *implementation* of the principles and the *achievement* of your goals. It is full of interesting assignments that take you step-by-step through two experimental goals, challenging your thought processes, helping you experience success, and setting up a pattern in your thinking that you will be able to utilize over and over for effectiveness with all of your future goals. I hope you’ll join me in one of these programs, to help you take your understanding and success to the next level in ALL the different areas of your life. Learn more about the difference HERE.

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Jennifer’s Graduation Spotlight

I’m pleased to present Jennifer de Azevedo Suttner as a new Mindset Mastery Honors Graduate!  

Jennifer has been a classic over-achiever with this Mindset Mastery program – the instruction for the Midterm was to pick something inconsequential to achieve, but she picked something which seemed anything BUT inconsequential. So, just don’t get any ideas that your midterm has to be as significant as hers… in fact, I almost made her re-do the assignment because she picked too big of a goal. Anyway, we went back and forth about it when she applied for graduation, and I finally decided to let it slide 😉

Enjoy the recap, in her words:

My Midterm Experience

I have been on an anxiety medicine for the past 8 years. I’ve tried to wean myself from this medicine a few times, but it’s quite a process. It’s like coming off an addiction… headaches, nausea, etc. I once had my doctor say she’d tried to get off the same medicine and it was so horrible she decided she’d just stay on it forever! This was unacceptable to me, but I hadn’t been successful. I decided I was going to be able to get off this medicine and feel fine while doing it. I spent time imagining tiny particles of this medicine emptying from a place in my mind into my blood stream, urine, sweat as I worked out, etc. I drank tons of fluids and pictured it flushing everything from my system while feeling good and productive and happy and clear. Every time I would start to feel a headache or nausea… I’d quickly imagine everything leaving my body. I would start to feel better and the discomfort would completely go away or at least become small and insignificant. I am STUNNED how this has worked considering I’ve tried to stop taking it before so many times and not been able to.

(WARNING to my readers – please do NOT stop taking medicine without your doctor’s supervision)

Work from Thin Air

I was supposed to be headed to Phoenix a couple weeks ago to attend a Genius Bootcamp. Everything was set except I didn’t have the gas money to get there. I just kept seeing myself at the bootcamp and did my best to not entertain any doubts. A week before I was to be there an old friend of mine posted on Facebook they were looking for an SEO specialist. Another old friend (that I’m totally surprised knew anything about what I’ve done professionally) tagged me in the post. Long story short…I got some freelance work that paid me the day before I drove to Phoenix. Coincidence? I think not. I think we have way more power than we allow ourselves to believe. It was a total confirmation to me of how things come together when you think right.

Finishing the Course

I have been looking for work a good part of 2018. I’ve never had trouble getting work before, but this year has definitely been a struggle. I can now see, however, how that trial has been a part of the answer I’ve been looking for. I have been a single mom for about 8 years. Since then, I have been on my own to pay the costs of raising three boys. I felt guilty for going from being at home for my boys to being a working-away-from-home-mom (often putting in 65 hours a week).

In my life, I felt the most fulfilled and happy when I was able to be present for my kids, be in the kitchen, spend time in the garden, and create a cozy, fun environment for my family. For years I have tried to think of a way I could provide for us while still doing what made me feel happy and fulfilled and good about myself. Last year I really started practicing the art of creating my life and meditating/praying and believing in something more than what everyone said was possible. Amazing things happened… followed by some not-so-amazing things (Hence the job search). But, the job search is what led me to questions, that led me to Leslie Householder’s work, that has led to many other answers to my dilemmas (including work that will allow me to provide and be home for my family). For the first time in a while, I am really excited about what happens next. I am so grateful…

Congratulations, Jennifer! You’ve done an amazing job! 

And I will add, that because Jennifer came along, MY books are finally available on Audible.

Don’t see the connection?

Well, it just goes to show that what you want, wants you. During my interaction with her, we discovered that she knew how to help us get past the Audible hurdles that have been in our way since 2014. Thanks to Jennifer and her Dad, Jackrabbit Factor is finally available HERE, Hidden Treasures is finally available HERE, and Portal to Genius is coming soon. Thanks SO MUCH, Jennifer (and Ric)!

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What’s YOUR story going to be?

I want to see YOU graduate, too! Learn more about the Mindset Mastery program HERE.

The 12-week Mindset Mastery Program is not to be confused with the 8-week Mindset Fundamentals Ecourse. The Fundamentals Ecourse is a powerful exploration of the principles that govern success, and takes an introductory approach for effective goal setting. By contrast, the Mastery Program is focused on the *implementation* of the principles and the *achievement* of your goals. It is full of interesting assignments that take you step-by-step through two experimental goals, challenging your thought processes, helping you experience success, and setting up a pattern in your thinking that you will be able to utilize over and over for effectiveness with all of your future goals. I hope you’ll join me in one of these programs, to help you take your understanding and success to the next level in ALL the different areas of your life. Learn more about the difference HERE.

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#51: Principles of Personal Freedom

This audio recording comes from a special event by the same name, which took place in Rexburg, ID in October 2018.

Topics Covered:

  • How “choosing” a negative situation causes suffering to end
  • What it means to “lean in”
  • The story of my executive assistant/program director getting arrested
  • The story of my son and our fight
  • What it means to “Bring nothing” so that you can create new possibilities
  • …and More

Transcript coming soon. Want to help? Join the Rare Faith Project Team

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#50: Why do my Finances NEVER Change?

In this audio, Katie Vrajich interviews me as part of her Healthy, Happy Women Summit, where she interviewed five different women about topics that women seem to struggle with most: body image, food relationship, money relationship, parenting, sexuality, and mental health/self-care. My topic was on the money relationship segment.

As Katie says: “When you’re slogging through trials it is definitely easy to lose sight of where we’re going and why! I feel a renewed desire to share what I know and lift all the rest of the people who are currently slogging.”

Participant Feedback:

“THANK YOU…!! The cure for doubt is action…:)!! God cannot steer a parked car… The solution to every problem is only an idea away… What is the one thing, to do today? Decide what I want, and put it into writing, and then imagine…THANK YOU Leslie and Katie…” -Tina

“That was wonderful! I really enjoyed the positive feeling today. I will go check out your books, and I look forward to writing down what I want and taking the next step toward it. I want forward growth, even with the backwards steps.” -Janelle

“Thank you so much for this. I love the help with understanding some of these laws. Especially the part about how one negative moment doesn’t kill the dream. And thank you for your amazing books!!” -Aimee

Resources Mentioned:

The Visual Aid that Changed Everything – free video

Hidden Treasures book – free download

Jackrabbit Factor – free download

(Also in Freebies section at the bottom of this blog)

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