Few things in life give me as much pleasure as truly, madly, deeply, connecting with people.
I wonder if perhaps I derive so much joy from this sense of connection, because (outside my inner circle and immediate family), it’s such a rare and precious occurrence?
I also wonder (but highly doubt) if I’m alone in holding and sharing this perspective?
To truly thrive, we need purpose and intimacy.
THIS has been my prevailing thought, since spending three days with my mastermind group in Melbourne, last week.
After a year of hanging out online, we finally came together to mingle in a welcome stream of diversity and influences.
We celebrated and supported one another, shared tears and fears, and strengthened the foundations of our respective businesses and passions, in an unexpected and organic way.
On the final day we all shared the stories of our hearts with an inspired audience who we were then able to spend time with, amongst tinkling glasses and soaring spirits.
And I, along with dozens of others, remain transformed.
I’ve written and spoken about the power of connection before. Our drive for connection and a sense of belonging is a basic human necessity right alongside our biological need for shelter, safety and food.
And then, there is the desire for significance.
We want to believe that our lives hold meaning – that our existence matters and potentially makes a difference to the collective world at large.
We can pursue this need as a dogged individualistic pursuit, through competition, comparison and a lot of hustling.
We can also fulfill this need through sustained reciprocal support and communion with other like-minded souls.
This, I think, is the heart of it all: These moments of depth, of real, heartfelt exchange.
On one hand, they seem fleeting and small. On the other, it’s people taking care of one another, exchanging stories that become gifts of enduring significance, tied to the energy of an enormous collective heart.
This is what I want more of in 2016. Connection.
Helping other women to elevate their dreams and become brave, conscious caretakers of their own lives and businesses.
This is why I’m going to do something that I’ve never done before and that is, to begin an exclusive mastermind in 2016.
I’m looking for no more than 6 highly committed and supportive women who want to make 2016 one of the most incredible years of their life.
We will work closely together for 6 months from 1st February, through July, with monthly live calls, weekly challenges, structured group accountability and support, email coaching, and two individual 1:1 sessions with me.
There will be access to resources that I have built up over many years, audios and random self care goodies to keep you feeling loved up and inspired!
The cost is just $150 AUD per month, with a non-refundable deposit of $150, due by January 1st. Access to our Connected Mastermind will be via application.
Masterminds work because of the group dynamics of connection, respect, inspiration, and genuine care.
I will run our ‘Connected’ Mastermind through applications because I want to craft the most supportive group possible.
The application process will involve a short questionnaire and a 15 minute chat by phone.
At this stage, I’m taking expressions of interest. All you need to do is email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header ‘Connected Mastermind’ and I will send you more information and application details.
You’re under no obligation by filling out the application, except to tell me that you are extremely interested being part of the 2016 group. Applications will open next week and you will be contacted within 72 hours of submitting your application.
Why is it so inexpensive?
Even though I’ve been working as a coach, counsellor and mentor for 10 years now, this is the first time I have run a mastermind. If I decide to run it again, the price is likely to double.
This Journey is for you if…
:: You are committed to putting it all out there: owning your desires, your fears and your challenges.
:: You’re craving connection and support with a group of women who will embrace and challenge you.
:: You want to create an online business, or you have a really big SOMETHING that is waiting to be birthed in 2016 (a book? a product? a sizzling relationship with yourself or your partner? a transformed, compassionate mindset?)
:: You believe that you are worthy of a joyful, successful, meaningful life.
:: You know that you have loads of potential but you need help and practice in learning to consistently support and back yourself.
:: You are ready to be honest with yourself about what is and isn’t working in your life.
:: You’re incredibly thrilled to have ME on your team for the year.
:: You’re willing to work hard but also allow it to be easy to get what you want.
This Journey isn’t for you if…
:: You have a habit of giving up or losing interest half way through.
:: You don’t want to participate in group calls and group accountability.
:: You’re not willing to take absolute ownership of your actions and experiences in life.
:: You’re not able to make a financial investment in yourself.
I’m here to answer any questions you might and I can’t wait to hear from you.
Let’s make 2016 one of your best yet!