Mastermind as a tool for transformation

“Masterminding allows us to lean on each other and live our life with more efficiency and clarity of purpose. It provides us with tools for self-discovery, growth and transformation.”

Anyone with goals needs a Mastermind group to bounce back ideas, brainstorm, and to be accountable. You can join our Mastermind Focus Group or you can start one of your own locally with faculty members, colleagues, associates, or like minded people. Unsually you meet once a week for 1-2 hours, depending on what you have agreed on. Make sure that your mastermind group consists only of committed people who really want to get better results and who are willing to share their knowledge and experience.

Make sure you have clear objectives when you join a Mastermind group and find out what the objectives of the group are. Network with the other members and be willing to shre your network.  Everything that is said during the Mastermind meeting – whether on- or offline – has to be confidential. Be a giver and give with pleasure. Offer your services and provide advice and leadership. Participate actively in the group, stay open to new ideas and be friendly.

You are as responsible as any other member to make your mastermind group a success!

Remember, you are 8 times more likely to succeed when being held accountable.

Are you accountable?

One of the reasonswhy people do not reach their goals…

is that they are not accountable to anyone (in many cases not even to themselves!). Did you know that we work 7 to 9 times better when we have someone that we are accountable to? We seem to rise up to the occasion and get that little extra out of ourselves.

The easiest way to illustration that is in with our exercise routine. How often have you wanted to start a daily exercise routine but got distracted or were too lazy and found a good reason (or better said excuse) not to do it today because… But when you exercise with a friend, a colleague or a neighbor, you will pull yourself out of bed and put on your sneekers to meet your partner and do it anyway.

If you want to reach your goal, get your self someone whom you can be accountable to. Make sure that the person you pick has their own goals and is as committed as you to reach them. They should be  supportive of your ideas and goals. Let them know that you wish them to be strict with you whenever you try to stray. That is why coaching works so well. You pay them to keep you on track. That way you have something at stake that you don’t want to lose.

A good accountability partner is invaluable to your success and if both of you have similar goals in mind it works even better.

If you don’t have someone you can work with, get yourself a coach or join a mastermind group.

Join our Mastermind to Abundance and Fulfillment

TRUTH is supposed to be objective and verifiable. It reflects present circumstances so may I ask you, is your present situation desirable? Is it what you have wanted it to be?

For many it is not. They have lack of love, lack of money, lack of freedom, lack of …

But does “this truth” have to stay the same forever?

NO, it doesn’t!!!

Things can change because we can change.

Ask yourself where you could be in 3 months, 6 months, even 12 months from now if you would change the way you do things. What will your truth be then?

There are only two ways you can get different results

  1. Do different things
  1. Do things differently

Makes sense, doesn’t it? Because if you continue to do what you have done until now, you will continue to get the results you have until now.

So, if you want to know how to do different things or do things differently join our True Mastermind group and move forward in the most direct line possible. Together we will take a new path to freedom and fulfillment – be in in love or in financial abundance.

You can do it alone and struggle, maybe struggle for many years or we can do it TOGETHER. What do you think will be faster? I think it was Tony Robbins who said T.E.A.M. means Together Each Achieves Mircacle.

Join our Mastermind now and let’s achieve miracles for each other and with each other!

How to make your dreams come true – Success Cycle

Do you still have dreams?

I sincerely hope you do and also that you want to make them come true! You can start by writing your dreams down – the clearer the better and please don’t judge on the possibility or probability, just write whatever comes to your mind. Remember, what the human mind can conceive it can achieve!

Crystal Cathedral in Anaheim, CA

The dream of Dr. Robert Schuler

Let me give you an example. Maybe you have heard of Dr. Robert Schuler. He dreamt of a Crystal Cathedral which he wanted to build in Anaheim, California. This is an earthquake area. In the 80th he invited a famous architect to plan the Cathedral for him. The architect said that it would be very difficult to build such a large glass structure in this area and if at all possible, it would cost an incredible amount of money. “Do you have that type of money”, he asked Dr. Schuler. “No” was the answer. “Well, then it is absolutely impossible” the architect retorted. Dr. Schuler took him to his study and showed him his dictionary. The word impossible was cut out, as it was in all his literature. For him impossible did not exist and a few years later the Crystal Cathedral was built and his ‘Hour of Power’ is broadcast from there to the world (

Be outrageous! Think big! We can all reach out dreams – You too – if you really want to.

Maybe I can demonstrate what I mean through a poem written by Marianne Williamson. Part of this poem was used by Nelson Mandela in his Inauguration speech in 1994. The words are very powerful:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves WHO AM I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be!
Our playing small does not save the world.

There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking,
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

You are born to make manifest to the glory of God that is within us;
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other’s permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fears,
our presence automatically liberates others.”

These are inspiring words, aren’t they? Let them inspire you to really go all out and reach whatever it is that you dream of. You deserve to reach it!

Actually, we all do but during the course of our life we seem to forget all the big dreams we had when we were young and believed we could do anything. The question is why does life get in the way? Why do so many of us arrive at a stage where there seem to be more obligations than motivations?

The main reason is that most of us have let ourselves be “programmed” for mediocrity. We have not been told or taught that we can be powerful beyond measure. Since early childhood we are conditioned to swim with the swarm, to stay in the crab basket we call humanity and there will always be enough people around us who will remind us of it – but in spite of all this, we have a choice at any one moment of our life.

We really can do what we are here to do – if only we do!

And exactly here is our next challenge. To dare something new we must move out of our comfort zone and believe me, that is not easy. We feel comfortable in what we know, we feel safe and secure even if we are in a miserable situation because the devil we know… I am sure you know the proverb. But if we continue to do…

Einstein put this very nicely: “The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results.”

To help you move out of your comfort zone visualize what it would be like once you have reached your big dream. Open your boundaries and dream in 3D. Visualize in every little detail, with all 5 senses what life could be like when you are actually there. Close your eyes and daydream and only when you can “see” yourself in your perfect day and have a wide grin on your face and a nice and warm feeling inside, open your eyes and write it all down. Every little bit of it. Where you are, what you feel, who is around you, what you do, is it warm or cold, are you in a city or in the country, is it a special day of celebration…

Make it a very vivid Vision of your perfect day. Imagination is the root of everything that we do and by far the most powerful tool to success. Unless you can imagine yourself being richer, happier, thinner, fitter, or whatever it is you want to achieve, the chances of you ever getting there are slim.

Your brain needs to ‘see’ the results of your actions before it will allow you to apply your time and effort on striving for them. But unfortunately, although we are all blessed with imaginative powers as children, those powers very often fade as we enter adulthood. Remember the 95 % confidence we have as children and only 5 % as adolescents.

Regaining your ability to imagine, to picture something in your mind so complete that all your senses can experience it, IS possible. It just takes a little bit of practice. The more detailed your written “vision” is the more it will draw you towards actually getting there. Mine gets longer and longer and I feel great when I read it – which we should do frequently.

Jim Rohn says: “If the why is strong enough, the how becomes easy.”

It is up to you to create your WHY. Get yourself into the feeling. This is the strongest technique to create belief in yourself!!! My clients say it is like giving birth and it really is incredibly motivating.

Honestly look into the amount of time you give to your dreams every day? For most of us it is NONE so how can we expect to ever make them come true?

It is only when your vision is clear that you should ask yourself: What do I have to do to get there? Always start with the end result in mind! That is what most of us do wrong. We start walking before we know exactly where we want to go to. In consequence it is no surprise that we stray off and get discouraged.

Work with the secrets of those who have done the “impossible”. Change your programming from “What if I fail?” to “What if I succeed? Then what?” Would that scare you? It shouldn’t! You are the Best in whatever field you are passionately involved in. But you must know exactly what you want. Your vision has to be crystal clear to you.

Sorry, if I get carried away but I really want you to get this.

Dr. Schuler, Edison , Mandela, Leonardo da Vinci, Richard Branson and a lot of other extremely successful people all have and had these 3 things in common.

The first key is that they know exactly what they want and start with the end in mind.

The second key is BELIEF. People who do the seemingly impossible believe they can do it and eventually get it done!

And the third: They act in spite of their fears; in spite of their doubts and in spite of what their family and friends might tell them.

Always remember: These are your dreams not theirs. This is your life not anybody else’s!

Dare to go further, dare to create new experiences, implant greater ideas. Act in spite of your fears and doubts – again and again. Move on even if you feel uncomfortable. It is in those moments that you grow.

If you find it difficult to do this alone, join our Mastermind Group or the Success Cycle weekly mentoring program. As a group, with the help of someone who has already done it, it is so much easier.

I wish you to be ALL YOU CAN BE and that is anything you want to be!
To your success!

Barbara Hofmeister
Making this world a better place – one step, one dream, one life at a time!

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Mastermind to Success – Take the Opportunity NOW

Masterminding allows us to lean on each other and live our life with efficiency and clarity of purpose. It provides us with tools for self-discovery, growth and transformation.

The concept of the Mastermind was formally introduced by Napoleon Hill in the early 1900’s through his book “Think and Grow Rich” It is an extremely powerful concept that has been somewhat diluted and misused in business and personal development circles in the last few years. Let me explain what a real Mastermind group is and how it works.

In a true Mastermind group you will find synergy, commitment, and support.  The beauty of Masterminds is that participants raise the bar by challenging each other to create and implement goals, to brainstorm ideas, and to support each other with integrity, respect and compassion.  Members of our Mastermind groups hold each other accountable and act as catalysts for growth, devil’s advocates and supportive colleagues!

In his timeless classic, “Think And Grow Rich” Napoleon Hill  wrote about the Mastermind principle as:

“The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony.”

He continues …

“No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind.”

In a Mastermind Group, the agenda belongs to the group, and each person’s participation is key to it’s success.  Your peers give you feedback, help you brainstorm new possibilities, and set up accountability structures that keep you focused and on track. You create a community of supportive colleagues who brainstorm together to move the group and each of its participants to new heights.

You’ll gain tremendous insights, which can improve your business and your personal life. Your MasterMind Group is like having a objective board of directors (something you will not find too often in business 🙂

What will you gain from being part of a true Mastermind group?

  • Experience, skills and confidence
  • Real progress in your business and personal life
  • An instant and invaluable support network
  • A sense of shared endeavor – there are others out there!
  • Design things to be the way you want them to be, not as people say they “should” be
  • accountability and a stronger commitment to the outcome you desire

Who should participate?

People who:

  • still have dreams and goals they want to achieve
  • have the desire to make this year extraordinary
  • want a supportive team of Mastermind partners
  • who are willing to work with others
  • want to reach or exceed their goals
  • are ready to overcome their fears and doubts
  • want to move our of their comfort zone and into an empowered life

How does it work?

–  We meet online on a weekly basis for about 1 hour

–  We have a special message board only for our group

– Our group is intimate and small – maximum 12 active members

Attention! The TO BE Mastermind group is by inviation only. We start the Mastermind together. anyone can join for the first few weeks while the group is forming. After one month the group decides by majorty vote who will continue. That way we make sure group members are compatible and commited.

Special Bonus: You get access to the Success Cycle weekly Gold Membership (47$ value per month)

It has been scientifically proven that it is 7 times more likely

that you stay on track  when you are accountable!!!

If you want to succeed

If you want to succeed faster

If you want to succeed faster in life

If you want to succeed faster in life and in business

JOIN the TO BE Mastermind Group NOW!

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Ask and it will be Given – Mastermind to Success

If you think asking for help is a weakness, think again. It shows maturity and strength as alone nobody is really successful.  Your Success Cycle offers you mentoring and coaching plus a true Mastermind Group monitored personally by me.  I can tell you from personal and very costly experience that usually you get put off to some coach who doesn’t know half of what you do or need.