Pebble Storm Reflect Webinar Dc Trip 10-3-09


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Pebble Storm Reflect Webinar Dc Trip 10-3-09

  1. 1. PebbleStorm: Reflect and Find Your Unique Genius Oct. 3, 2009
  2. 2. Intentions for “Reflect” <ul><li>Get clear on what you want from your (work) life, and how you want to do it </li></ul><ul><li>… What is your Unique Genius? </li></ul><ul><li>… What is a Dream Business to you? </li></ul>
  3. 3. If You Built a “Dream Store”… What do you want? Blueprints Attract partners & customers Stock it Ring the register! Reversed!
  4. 4. Where are we going? <ul><li>REFLECT on what you truly want & enjoy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your Unique Genius? Dream Business(es)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Result : a “Vision ___” (a representation you can share with others) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aaron: answers came ~2 months after asking the questions (June 07) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PLAY with how your Unique Genius manifests </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Play a game that you win by creating a next, 90-day game to play that’s inspiring to both you and to others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The 90-day game carries you through to “Receive” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aaron: my game gelled after three months (Aug 07) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>ATTRACT an audience, fans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Result: you have your “first 5” (collaborators, affiliates or opt-ins) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aaron: began attracting after 8 months (March, 08) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PACKAGE products & services for your audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Result: you create products or find others’ products to share (you have your first Layers of the Onion that produce $) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aaron: launched “Come Play With Me” after 20 months (March 09) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RECEIVE income and growth…and it’s time to reflect again! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Result: you have monthly revenue, and are familiar with financial and commerce tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aaron: Year 3 for PebbleStorm </li></ul></ul>Where are we going?
  6. 6. Unique Genius
  7. 7. /Magnets /Seeds
  8. 8. Why Unique Genius Matters <ul><li>It’s the foundation of your Dream Business house </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoyable success: more “success” in something you don’t enjoy creates more unhappiness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lasting success: easy come, easy go! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If a business is easy to start for you, it’ll be easy for 100 others to start too </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Differentiated success: people WILL rip you off, but they can’t take your unique genius or audience </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable success: The audience and fans attracted by your Unique Genius will stick with you </li></ul>
  9. 9. Unlocking Your Unique Genius <ul><li>It’s like watering a plant </li></ul><ul><li>Constantly watering it will kill it </li></ul><ul><li>Give it a little water (attention) each day, and eventually it’ll sprout </li></ul>
  10. 10. Like Musicians‘ Uniqueness <ul><li>Fans are eternal </li></ul><ul><li>Musicians collaborate, rather than compete </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic talent lasts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key is unlocking your authentic talent </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. They Will Copy Your Site, But Not Your Unique Genius & Audience “ Fresh, customized and B2B customer data”
  12. 12. 1st: What Are Your Puzzle Pieces? <ul><li>Are you committed getting real answers from the worksheet, or not taking it seriously? </li></ul><ul><li>Shared any of it with your team or friends yet? </li></ul>
  13. 13. 2nd: What Can You Build With Them? <ul><li>What is a Dream Business for you? </li></ul><ul><li>Or any fun project? </li></ul><ul><li>Consider both what it does , and what it does for you </li></ul>
  14. 14. What Is A Dream Business For You? <ul><li>How can you mash your enjoyments? </li></ul><ul><li>Who would you want to help, & how? </li></ul>Try saying or writing “My dream business is…”
  15. 15. Breakdowns & Backsliding <ul><li>They are ok!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Breakdowns happen when we try new things </li></ul><ul><li>I still backslide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I forget my enjoyment points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I forget to make work fun </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I fall back into “work is hard” habits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It’s just like returning to your breath in meditation… </li></ul><ul><li>Relax </li></ul><ul><li>Choose another babystep and make it tiny ! </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for help </li></ul>
  16. 16. Feeling Stuck?
  17. 17. What are YOU creating? <ul><li>Keep doing what you’re doing = keep getting what you’re getting </li></ul><ul><li>Onna: “I used to create ‘not good enough, no special skills, nothing special to give, too busy’ LOL!” </li></ul>
  18. 18. PebbleStorm’s ‘Inner’ Hard Work <ul><li>“ Selfishly” committing to your happiness </li></ul><ul><li>Letting go of limiting beliefs & neediness </li></ul><ul><li>Letting go of ego </li></ul><ul><li>Patience </li></ul><ul><li>Having fun </li></ul><ul><li>I still work on these too </li></ul>
  19. 19. Help Yourself By Helping Others <ul><li>Helping people with their ideas and businesses will help you see yours! </li></ul>
  20. 20. A Heartbeat Should Have Pauses
  21. 21. Enjoyment Enemies
  22. 22. Dream Killers <ul><li>Eeyores </li></ul><ul><li>Energy vampires </li></ul><ul><li>Crazymakers </li></ul><ul><li>Party poopers </li></ul><ul><li>Bozos </li></ul><ul><li>But-ers (“But…”) </li></ul>Appreciate real feedback…and follow your intuition
  23. 23. DOUBT
  24. 24. Impatience <ul><li>I want it NOW! Waaah!! </li></ul><ul><li>Crying won’t make Xmas come faster </li></ul>
  25. 25. Fear <ul><li>BOO! </li></ul><ul><li>Why be afraid of the boogeyman? </li></ul><ul><li>Take a babystep </li></ul><ul><li>“ Throw a rock”! </li></ul>
  26. 26. More Enemies <ul><li>Ego </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let go of titles, turf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ What would ______ think?” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Perfectionism </li></ul><ul><li>Ill health – mental, physical, spiritual </li></ul><ul><li>Perfectionism </li></ul><ul><li>Your programming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I can’t make money at that!” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Work isnt’t fun” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cloudy mind - intoxicants, drama </li></ul>
  27. 27. Impatience = Unhappiness <ul><li>Doubling the temperature won’t bake a cake faster </li></ul><ul><li>Patience: </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances clarity </li></ul><ul><li>Increases enjoyment </li></ul><ul><li>Creates time </li></ul>
  28. 28. A ToyBox For Reflecting <ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas Bowl </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>Buddy System </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyment Points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewards Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Morning Pages </li></ul><ul><li>Questions cheat sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Self-reminders </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Journaling, blogging, Morning Pages… </li></ul>
  30. 30. A Patience “Ideas Bowl” <ul><li>Toss ideas into a bowl </li></ul><ul><li>Every few weeks, toss the junk & save the golden nuggets </li></ul><ul><li>Savor the time created by not chasing every idea! </li></ul>
  31. 31. Meditation
  32. 32. The Buddy System <ul><li>Find a buddy (or several), in or out of PebbleStorm, and meet regularly </li></ul>
  33. 33. Follow Your Fun!
  34. 34. Fun 101: Winning Enjoyment Points <ul><li>Follow your fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Find a playmate </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul><ul><li>Shrink it to a babystep </li></ul><ul><li>Add color & pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Break out some toys </li></ul><ul><li>Make it a gift </li></ul><ul><li>“ Let’s play a game” </li></ul><ul><li>Take recess </li></ul><ul><li>Build something cool </li></ul><ul><li>Mash it up </li></ul><ul><li>Make your sandbox fun </li></ul><ul><li>Mix in some silly </li></ul><ul><li>Do it outside </li></ul>Keep your hands (issues) to yourself, play nice, and no raining on parades
  35. 35. Follow Your Fun! <ul><li>Keep coming back to Enjoyment Points </li></ul><ul><li>How can you remind yourself to win them? </li></ul><ul><li>How can you track what you enjoy, with yourself or with others? </li></ul>
  36. 36. Example: Rewards Calendar
  37. 37. A Questions Cheat Sheet <ul><li>“ I make a list of questions I want answers to” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Every few days I scan the list to see if I now know any of the answers” </li></ul><ul><li>“ This way I can learn to trust that the answers are within me (or will come naturally to me)” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The most interesting questions become spring boards for new products and services” </li></ul>Cheryl Miller,
  38. 38. Make Reminders For Yourself
  39. 39. Crafting A Vision Blueprint
  40. 40. How Can You Share Your Vision? <ul><li>Get help from your team & create on e by May 1 </li></ul><ul><li>A self-manifesto </li></ul><ul><li>A simple paragraph or blog post </li></ul><ul><li>An ‘About’ page on your blog/website </li></ul><ul><li>A Dream Tree </li></ul><ul><li>Your Trading or Play Card (not business card) </li></ul><ul><li>A Business Vision Board, Collage or Painting </li></ul><ul><li>A Visual Business Plan </li></ul><ul><li>An audio or video recording </li></ul><ul><li>A “2020 Biography” </li></ul>
  41. 41. My “Small Pebble, Big Wave” Self-Manifesto <ul><li>“ How can I make the biggest impact with the least effort? (And with the most happiness?)” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Small pebble = least effort, big wave = biggest impact” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I want to work on what I want, when I want, with whom I want, and make plenty of money at it.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I want to… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be in control of the work/business, not have it be in control of me. I don’t want to be a slave to a company, even one that I start. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoy work, by working from a place of desire, not obligation or ego </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute from areas of strength…” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Posted this exactly one year ago (4.17.08) </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>My Dream Business, PebbleStorm, helps others create their own Dream Businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>… while working when, how, with whom and from where I want. </li></ul>Even a Single Sentence
  43. 43. A Dream Tree <ul><li>Goodies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you want to have? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What do you want to do? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meaning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How do you want to help? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul>
  44. 44. Another version <ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are your project ideas? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help entrepreneurs, help CEOs, give back… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Umbrella Mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What ties it all together? Ex: PebbleStorm / Make Money Through Enjoyment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Values </li></ul>
  45. 45. “ Open to give, open to receive” <ul><li>Cards can create intrigue and resonance even without many words </li></ul>
  46. 46. “ Hug-Giver, Love-Maker & Tickle-Diva”
  47. 47. A Visual Business Plan
  48. 48. Write your 2020 biography <ul><li>Who was I? </li></ul><ul><li>What was I known for? </li></ul><ul><li>Who did I help and how? </li></ul><ul><li>Why & for what were people drawn to me? </li></ul>
  49. 49. Onna Young’s 2020 Bio <ul><li>“ Onna Young, an innovative e-entrepreneur, life-coach, and author…“ </li></ul><ul><li>“ In 2009, Onna created her first philanthropic organization, became a consumer advocate and lecturer to teach good credit practices, launched a national financial curriculum for schools, wrote her series of Daddy and Me children’s books and through e-entrepreneurship achieved her goal of 1M in net income.” </li></ul><ul><li>” She was CEO of Cold Calling 2.0, a PebbleStorm partner, founded the Idea Factory, Literacy Lab, Passion Projects, Think Forward, Foodies, Dream Dates, The Man Code, Manonymous, Baby Steps, and an E-book publishing house...” </li></ul>
  50. 50. The fun we’ll have, today! <ul><li>Babysteps </li></ul>With sharing throughout!
  51. 51. Babysteps Should Be babysteps It is impossible for them to be too small What can you do in a few minutes?
  52. 52. People Enjoy Helping – Ask For It! <ul><li>Make it easy for them to help (help them help you) </li></ul>
  53. 53. ...Now What? <ul><li>Join the mailing list – </li></ul><ul><li>Join the PebbleStorm community </li></ul><ul><li>Look for our upcoming seminar! </li></ul><ul><li>THANKS FOR COMING TODAY!  </li></ul>