I met John at a weekend training event in Hutchinson Island, Florida and was inspired by his wisdom and how he is so great at communicating massive life-transforming ideas through small experiential games and stories! Klemmer events are something you have to experience to really understand what they do! They change lives! Enjoy! ~Suji
Have you ever had a dream or goal that was so huge that it seemed to consume your every waking hour? One that was the first thing you thought of in the morning and the last thing you thought of or even prayed about at night. That something that burned deep within you with an intensity that was like nothing else?
If you have never experienced such feelings then maybe you have stopped dreaming. People just like you live life based on circumstance rather than choice and commitment. Life unfolds and they live with the hand they are dealt.
What if you decided, in this moment, what your life would look like and actually took the action to create that life? Some of you, right now, are thinking, “I wish I could do that but too many people make decisions that impact my life.” “I have no control over what they want.” And you are right. But you do have control over what you want, your dreams, and your goals.
Eight years ago when I first attended a Klemmer & Associates Personal Mastery seminar, I experienced such a life altering weekend that I wanted every person on the planet to have this same opportunity. For me, it was as though I had been awakened after a lifetime of walking dead. You too may know the feeling of sucking up oxygen and taking up space.
I had worked in a career for 30-years and really didn’t have much to show for all that time. But now, I was feeling fully alive and I wanted to get the word out. My wife and I began to pray for family and close friends who we intended to receive this gift of life.
Notice I said “intended.” Brian Klemmer says in his book, If How-To’s Were Enough We Would All Be Skinny, Rich & Happy, that “Intention is not merely will power but a deep state of knowingness that comes from a deeper level. It is a deep clarity with intensity. It is focus, certainty and commitment.” And boy did I have that after Personal Mastery.
Our children, grandchildren and extended family were the first ones we held an intention around attending a Personal Mastery. Even when they said there was no way they’d ever attend such a seminar, we didn’t back off our intention. By becoming so clear about what we wanted to create we noticed that how we showed up changed. My Beingness shifted. I became more open, trusting, compassionate and vulnerable in my relationships. And it was noticed by others, so much so that in 2005 I became a team member of Klemmer & Associates’ Advanced Leadership Seminar.
Stephen Covey says, “Anytime you think the problem is out there, that is the problem.” For me that means, one cannot solve issues in relationships until one’s own Beingness shifts. I shifted and created myself into a completely different person.
One who is accepting of others; one who loves humanity because it is God’s creation; one who trusts easily; one with compassion for mankind; and one who is vulnerable in relationships. And in so many other ways there is not room here to describe them. The short of this is by BEING different, I DO different and I HAVE exactly what I want.
Over the years fifteen of my family and extended family (and countless friends and strangers that we have invited) have attended one or more of the Klemmer & Associates seminars. And this month one more, my son, will attend and all because we declared an intention and maintained focus, clarity and commitment. My wife, Linda and I are creating the life we desire out of choice and commitment.
Advanced Leadership Facilitator