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I Blew It…Again!!

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I make mistakes,,,,
I make a lot of mistakes….
I may well make more mistakes than anyone I know…
In fact in a discussion with a friend and Creator’s Code Team member we were discussing my willingness to make mistakes and after talking awhile he said something like this “I want to give you a compliment, you are totally the most successful failure I know!” and we both burst out laughing and I responded with a heart felt thank you.
I am USUALLY quite fine with my mistakes, I GENERALLY do not get to worked up about my mistakes.
But not this time.
Why?
Because I got attached, I wanted to be right, I KNEW IN MY BONES it could work and damn it I was going to prove it!
Does this sound vaguely familiar to you?
Maybe it can work, maybe it just needs tweaking and adjusting but the most important thing is the honest and truthful assessment that AS IT IS, it is not working right now.
Let me give you a few details and this will make more sense.
One of the Creations that I have been MOST PROUD of in my life is the business model I designed a couple of years ago for Creation Circle Leaders.  Which in short is a way for coaches  to step up to a group coaching model using The Creator’s Code content and business systems and the KEY IDEA was that Creation Circle Leaders and Creation Circle Members who get fundamentally free seats into “The Gift” would give their free tickets away, generate referrals and fill The Gift with great ease and joy!
In concept it sounds simple and common sense enough, and in practice it did work…a bit but only a fraction of what I had hoped for and an even smaller fraction of what was possible.
All of which would have been fine IF and it is an exceptionally big

IF

I had not stopped doing all of what we were doing before that worked so well.
I was so sure that this was THE WAY, that I left what was working, and even worse because I was attached I did not correct the mistake for far too long!  Instead i compensated by working more, taking on more personal clients, traveling more to deliver courses that in terms of numbers were not to the standard that I had previously declared, and I tried to cut costs instead of increase value…
The cost has been far to high, it has taken a toll on my health, time with kids, finances, inconsistent date nights with my amazing wife Cory, missing details because I got too busy.
Can you relate, have you ever gotten stuck in a whirlwind of compensation for something that you were attached to that was not working?  Job, relationship, friendships, agreements and obligations that no longer serve you?  It happens to us all, I would wager that right now in your life there is something that is not working something that is unsustainable yet you are burning time, energy, money and resources to keep it in your life.
Well the great news is this, consistent with pillar 3 of The Creator’s Code “I support Sustainability and vote consistently with all my resources” I am not just acknowledging my mistake, I am making a commitment to getting back to what has always supported our community and The Creator’s Code the most, and that is one on one coaching, one on one attention and VALUE!
What we are doing is offering FREE Creation Acceleration Coaching Sessions, yes free, yes one on one. I want to give one of these outstanding sessions to YOU!
Please understand that there are limited spots based on time and number of coaches and we must do this around our very packed program delivery schedule.  So ACT FAST!
Note: You may have already seen the email that lance sent offering the first 10 free sessions, well those  were filled in a few minutes after he sent the email. So we are going to set up another round…I believe this will go as fast as the others so apply FAST!
So
What will you get out of a Creation Acceleration Session?
In short MOVEMENT, MOMENTUM and COMMITMENT!
You will be HEARD, you will get unstuck, you will BEND TIME, You will Commit to yourself and what is most important for you to create.
So let my lesson from my most significant mistake in a long time be the launch pad for you to let go of what is not working, redirect your energy and CREATE a new chapter in your life!
Learning with you.
I am off to go skiing with the family…see how fast a shift can occur : )
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Are You Creating More Than You Consume?

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I Create More Than I Consume Pillar 2 of The Creator’s Code 

Our focus on taking care of our finances and entrepreneurship (Pillar 12) continues!
Yesterday the Millionaire Makeover with Loral Langemeier was outstanding! For me there
were many takeaways that were simple…yet I forget, thanks Loral for the powerful reminders!
  1. Do not let myself get sucked into the details of life, cooking. cleaning, maintenance, these activities COST ME MONEY, growth for my business becomes a time issue, protect my time to CREATE with vigilance!  NOTE: I really do love cutting the lawn, I will keep that one ; )
  2. Focus on the quality of my Joint Venture partners, there are literally hundreds of people who I like, who can create GREAT value for my clients 
  3. and tribe, BUT not all of them are really READY as one of my partners posted a few days ago “what if the big fish came looking for you, while you were busy fishing for minnows?” Thanks Lisa Cherny (who is one of the amazing guests on the Success Tsunami Summit that starts on Monday check her out!
  4. The power of a small sale.  There is so much more to say about this but
    uffice it to say as part of a larger well designed system, small sales can ROCK!
  5. Loral took an Idea that I have been passionate about for many years RGA’s Revenue Generating Activities and called them Revenue Generating DAYS!  That may not seem like much to you but it is a SIGNIFICANT contextual shift for me!
Other fantastic news about the event is that Loral has decided to run her course “3 Days to Cash” here in Alberta, which is outstanding, no travel to attend it is May 1 – 3 and it is outstanding, if you can’t tell I am more than a little thrilled to be joint venturing with Loral and her organization.
I also want to apologize for the funky google hangout, we had SEVERAL issues which I will not bore you with the details.
BUT
There is an excellent upside to tech troubles Loral has agreed to honor the in room special price  of $750 per person AND you can bring a teen with you for that price  which is like $375 per person!! If you even remotely do the work in the weekend you will far exceed your investment!
If you want to catch parts of the amazing presentation, (parts of the broadcast worked really well, once we figured out the issues) you can watch and get a taste of what a Millionaire Makeover really is.  Enjoy!
So what else is coming up that will support you to MASTER your finances and Create More Than You Consume?
I am so glad you asked!  We have 2 more events that will really support you one of them is local here in Calgary the other online.
1) Online, as ANYONE can access it!
The Success Tsunami Summit  STARTING MONDAY MORNING at 10 AM!!
This is a summit that I co created with my friends Ronnie Tsunami and Joe Pei.  The summit will help you with next level tribe building and lead generation strategies for coaches and consultants.
Focusing on 5 key aspects that will create a Tsunami of leads and sales in your business!
1. Define Business
2. Build Credibility
3. Increase Visibility
4. Capture Leads
5. Generate Sales
 
This collection of experts will create momentum in your business NOW!!
2) Live event in Calgary, Tuesday February 18th my friend Colin Sprake is leading his “MASTERING YOUR BUSINESS FOR MAXIMUM PROFIT & SUCCESS” evening.
 
Colin is a brilliant man and he has created one of the most comprehensive business building programs I have ever seen.  It covers it all, it has long term support, it is lead by a man who walks his talk and has built and sold many multi million dollar businesses.
 
This is a SUPER SIMPLE, if you have a  business or want to start a business, you need to meet Colin and find out how he can support you and your business to grow.
 
To reserve you seat visit this address and input the code 9494
 
We are only 1/2 way through February, MUCH more Conscious Creation to come!
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Millionaire Makeover

pocket-change-1Much has been made about the becoming a Millionaire, books have been written, programs have been designed, songs have hit the top 10, businesses have been created marketers have used it to entice the masses to spend their money. For most people it is a highly romanticized and distant dream of “if only”.

THAT IS SILLY!!

The truth is that the VAST MAJORITY of the developed world can and I will be so bold as to say SHOULD be Millionaires.  This is not the case, check out the number of millionaires in the richest countries in the world.  Lets be clear if we actually “GOT” the power of compound interest. $300 a month @ 6% for 48 years is over $1,000,000 most of North America spends more than that a month on coffee, make up, toys, interest and junk!

The real reason most people are not Millionaires is that they have been seduced into unconscious consumption instead of conscious CREATION!

If you are ready to join the ranks of Millionaire or add another number in front of your current 6  zeros (and lets be clear YOU DESERVE IT AND YOU CAN DO IT!) Join me and my friend Loral Langemeier The Millionaire Maker in Calgary tomorrow Feb 13th, 2014 for 3 hours that will change your financial destiny!

If you are outside of the Calgary you can still attend virtually using this link.

Want to know more about becoming a Millionaire? Wikipedia has some fascinating data on the subject.

Not sure what you would do with a Million dollars? Canada’s Bare Naked Ladies had a very comprehensive plan of what they would do if they had a Million dollars.

Join us, you and your family will be grateful that you did!

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My MOST Important Month This Year!

frog_waterPillar 2 “I Create MORE Than I Consume” is on.  I for one am super excited about it and while working on myself and my business from the perspective of Pillar 1 “Personal Accountability”  I have gained some insights that have me HIGHLY MOTIVATED!  I am dedicating myself to a conscious creation RESET.  Want to join me?

I have spent the last 2 years developing content, systems and process for our new brand The Creator’s Code.  My output has been stellar in terms of content creation.  BUT I have been out of balance, I have consumed FAR too much time, money, resources in the “Creation” mode and in taking 3 steps back to evaluate, in fact this creation process has actually become more of a CONSUMPTION process.  UGGGG, that feels like a kick to the… to the… lets say solar plexus.

What is fascinating to me is the subtle at least to me way that some of my greatest acts of creation of turned into unconscious act of consumption.

So my question to myself is “How the hell did that happen?”

It feels a bit like the story of the frog and the boiling water. If you toss a frog into boiling water it jumps out and saves it life…makes sense BUT if you put a from into nice and comfortable lukewarm water and slowly but surely turn temperature. One or two degrees at a time the frog remains comfortable…after all it is just a small and subtle change and remains in water until it is boiled to death.

So the truth is I have been sitting comfortable in creation mode, which I love and have let myself slip, a couple of degrees at a time into consumption mode.  In hindsight I see some of the key decisions and framing that lead to this result…but at the time I was oblivious.

It makes me wonder, how many of you currently have a life area, business, relationship, creative project that started as creation but has slipped into consumption? If you are wondering if this is true ask yourself these questions, I know that they would have helped me to recognize when the “HEAT” was being turned up.

  1. Are you in resistance to…
    1. Working on the project
    2. Completion
    3. Engaging and accepting specific types of support
    4. My normal routines
    5. Doing that which will have the GREATEST positive impact
  2. Do you have specific results that are normally clockwork that are suffering?
    1. Self care routines
    2. Financial results
    3. Time with family
  3. Are you managing low levels of negative emotions?
    1. Frustration
    2. Sadness
    3. Confusion
    4. Disappointment
  4. Are you managing incompletes?
    1. Taxes
    2. Correspondence
    3. House cleaning/maintenance
  5. Relationship strain
    1. Not seeing the people you care about most
    2. Not being PRESENT with people you love when you a re with them
    3. Changes in sexual intimacy
    4. Drama with family
    5. Undefined distance

If you said responded yes to 3 or more of the questions above you may have shifted into consumption mode and need a RESET.  When it comes to creating a reset the faster the better and we have collected some fantastic people, tools and experiences to get you back on track THIS MONTH.

One of the most powerful experiences that we offer at The Creator’s Code is “The Accountability Intensive” weekend which is the experiential version of my bestselling book “Reframe Your Blame” it is happening this weekend in Edmonton. Email lance@creatorscode.com to secure your seat.

Conscious Creation, here we come.

PS: I was going to share this with you later but seats are going so fast that I think it will be full in a day or 2.  I am bringing “Loral Langemeier The Millionaire Maker” to Calgary on February 13th.  We just went our first email about it and we are at 115 people and the venue only holds 150 so grab your free seat FAST!

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The Samurai Game Coming to Alberta, the Second Time!

Samurai_Art_Blacklight_062510One of my most meaningful personal development experiences last year was playing The Samurai Game.  It was so powerful to me that I choose to bring The Samurai Game to Alberta, which rocked!

My friend and business partner Rae Ann Wood Schatz loved it so much that she choose to become certified to deliver The Samurai Game.  Rae Ann will be delivering The Samurai Game in Edmonton on January 17 – 19, 2014.  The really cool part is that because this is Rae Ann’s first course we are offering it at a significant discount only $497!

The first time we brought the game to Alberta it was $897 so this saves $400.  Of course there has been outstanding response and now we only have 10 spots left!!  If you know already you want to come and play grab one of the last seats NOW!

Click here to grab one of the LAST 10 SPOTS!

If you need more info please read on.

Simply put the Samurai Game ROCKS!!It is one of the most powerful activities, that mirrors who and how we are as human beings.  I will not tell you the details but I can tell you that in the game I died, the way I died was a perfect awareness (kick in the ass) for what I am working on in my life right this moment.  PRESENCE, being in the present moment, I have come away with clear commitments to strengthening my practices and more consciously aligning my environment (internal and external) to support living MORE in the moment.  I will write more about this in near future!

So if you are ready for a significant step up in your life and world, you really MUST get yourself registered in the program.  Feel compelled?
More Details:
The Samurai Game Workshop
The Samurai Game® Workshop is a powerful opportunity to experience the way of the warrior as a path to deeper self-awareness and enlightenment.In Japanese, the word samurai means “to serve.” The samurai lived and died by the code of bushido, “the way of the warrior.” For the true samurai, iron self- discipline, 100% commitment, inner calm in the face of danger, willingness to die rather than be dishonored, and unwavering loyalty to leader and team were a way of life. The Samurai Game® allows you to take on these qualities of the samurai warrior, and experience for yourself the way of the warrior as a path to deeper self-awareness and enlightenment.At the same time, the Samurai Game® is an amazingly accurate mirror that allows you to see exactly how you live your everyday life. As the game unfolds, major life issues will come to the surface for you to confront and deal with. For some people, the main issue is commitment—the willingness to persevere, not give up, in the face of setbacks, difficulties, and even pain. For others, it’s honesty and integrity—the courage to speak the truth, even when speaking the truth means the possibility of rejection or becoming an outcast. For others, what surfaces is the struggle between cowardice—giving in to fear—and courage, the willingness to risk, for what you believe in. And for still others, the issue brought up by the game is trust—trust in yourself, trust in other people, trust in life itself. The list of major life issues that may surface in the game is endless, since the game is simply a mirror. But you can count on being challenged to face up to yourself in a deep and meaningful way.Another challenge in the Samurai Game® for many people is the challenge of (symbolically) facing death. As you confront the possibility of dying in battle, you have an opportunity to contemplate the meaning of your life—and to face up to how brief this lifetime really is. For many participants, this is a chance to re-evaluate their priorities, and to gain a new level of clarity about what really matters. The Samurai Game® is also an exercise in leadership and teamwork. Throughout the game, you will be presented with opportunities to lead—and opportunities to surrender completely to the leadership of others. The game will test you, and expose for you to see clearly your strengths and weaknesses as a leader and as a member of the team.

Participation in the Samurai Game® demands a high level of personal commitment and willingness to participate. Playing the game does not, however, require a high level of physical fitness or physical contact. Men and women from 18 to 80 years old, from all walks of life, have participated fully and created tremendous value in the Samurai Game®. As with any experiential process, the value you create will depend entirely on your willingness to participate fully and face up to yourself honestly.

The Samurai Game® was created by George Leonard. George was a founding member and former president of Esalen Institute. He held the rank of 5th Degree Black Belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido and authored twelve books including: Mastery, The Ultimate Athlete, Education & Ecstasy, The Way of Aikido, The Silent Pulse, and (with Michael Murphy) The Life We Are Given. The Samurai Game® is now used globally in classes, seminars and corporate retreats, and has served hundreds of thousands of people.

Join us for a weekend you will not only never forget, but that you will be able to apply to your life immediately! Click here to grab one of the LAST 10 SPOTS!

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