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Shocked by your comments to me…

Posted on 07 Dec 2009 | Author Stefanie | Comments No comments | Tags

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Thank you so much for all the incredible responses about my “dilemma” of whether to move forward with another Inner Circle group or restructure it.  I was thrilled to see how many smart & empathetic people are out there – and wow – all on my list.  That was so great – awesome advice for any business owner going through the same thing.  I suggest you do a quick read.  It may very well help you in your business.  Click Here

I was shocked though at not only the time many people put into their posts to me but how many people, even those who desperately want to re-new the mastermind this year, were telling me it would be sad for them, but they would support me if I closed it down as they want what is BEST for ME.


I am humble person to begin with, but that greatly impacted me.  How often do we hear that from people?  I know I must be doing something right in my business to garner that reaction from people.  I am used to adopting that attitude for you but I have never expected it returned.  How amazing.

In order for so many of you to say that to me, it just proved to me that I AM making an impact with people and you have no idea how great that  made me feel.  After all, I do what I do to HOPE to affect other lives but this was one way you reflected it back to me.  I, like you want to serve others, and I get my motivation to continue when I get feedback that my purpose IS making an impact.

I THANK YOU for that.  Thank you. Thank you.

So you being so gracious to me, you helped me to find a way, find room in my life to HANDS DOWN keep helping and working with my special Inner Circle group.    You are like family to me!   I would MISS you if you weren’t there.

Now I am laughing as I write this cause you guys are either the most brilliant sales people to me (with your sneaky reverse marketing technique) Ha Ha. Or you just opened up my heart and once again REMINDED me of WHY I chose to do this work.

Either way…you guys are so cool!  How blessed I am to be able to know you and work with you.

So here’s what I did…

I am going to work on both…move forward with my ‘capture the big market’ plans (but it may just take an extra few months) and part of that is next year to work on a program where I can train new TEACHERS to carry on my message.  So if you are interested in teaching what I teach – let me know.

As far as the inner circle – I have way too much fun at the live events to give that up – so I streamlined my one-on-one time to what you ‘really use anyway – cut out the fat’ (so you still get that special time working with me solo – and it’s a generous amount – not skimpy) and I will be on majority (if not all) of the mastermind calls but I found an awesome person to step in on the rare occasion I am travelling or something.  But again, it will be rare and feedback from my mastermind partner has been people falling in LOVE with him – so you may want him more than me – Ha Ha.  And of course I will be there full force at the live events.

Plus I added NEW features for this year – that will knock your socks off.

And drum roll please…..I still am keeping it affordable – because as much as I admire others business style to sell less for triple the price I still feel weird about that choice for myself.

Anyways, check it out, see what you think, I feel you will be THRILLED with the NEW design.  And yes it will take up ‘my time’ – so I’m going to require a strong group – so make sure YOU my friend, STEP up and make it worth it for both our lives and time!!!

So it’s on your shoulders now – Ha Ha (that was my attempted evil laugh).

We’re in this together!  I’m not showing up next year – if you show up half-way – so only apply if you’re ready to shine!!!!

PS – for those of you who asked for the private 1 x 1 FULL day for me – go for the Platinum as it’s CHEAPER to buy this package than buy my time separately.  Or don’t – hey my time is the same and I earn more if you book it separately – so I won’t mind if you don’t’ go for it now.  Just PLEASE don’t pass on it now and complain to me later – ok. I seriously have to have a deadline on the Platinum & Gold packages as they begin in the New Year.

I am so excited to hear what you think.

Oh – here’s the link:

Jeez. Almost forgot that!

Have a GREAT weekend and I’ll be looking over applications next week.

I expect we’ll close the offer by week’s end, judging from last year (which was 2 days).  So please act now if you want this – I can’t bring stragglers in after the teams have been assembled (even really cool stragglers).  Logistically it looks bad for us.  So please check it out.

THANK YOU again for all your comments – you are so amazing!!!

Much love,


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And the winners are…

Posted on 30 Sep 2009 | Author Stefanie | Comments 5 comments | Tags

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This is Tania, from Stefanie Hartman’s office. 

Stefanie asked me to let you know the winners of tickets to the event in San Diego on October 10th and 11th. 

She is now in Calgary dining with Richard Branson and meeting the Dalai Lama, but last weekend she was at two other events.  She met with her Confidant Circle Mastermind group and was a guest speaker at Dov Baron’s Quantum Mastery Seminar.  It was such a whirlwind of meeting new and existing friends and generating ideas and excitement with everyone at both events. 

It was so great to connect again with all the Mastermind Members, my mind is still spinning with ideas and my hands are cramped from writing down all the brainstorming you guys generated.  I saw the same thing happen to people that I saw happen at the last live meeting in San Diego and I don’t know why I still get so shocked by the power of having a group generate ideas for others and Stefanie as the laser focused leader – it’s eerie (in a good way though!!) how she gets to the crux of the issue so fast.  It’s funny to see how each person gets what they need even when they didn’t know what exactly they needed and take them in that direction. It was a longer event than last time and there was training involved as well from Stefanie, some of the group members and our Guest Speaker on Podcasting, Scott Paton. Vancouver was gorgeous this weekend – perfect weather!!

On October 30th and 31st Stefanie will be in Vegas speaking at Rick Frishman’s Author 101 event. It’s a smaller more intimate event – it will be cool to meet you there.  PLUS it’s Halloween 

I met with Stefanie, and we went over all the posts and submissions for tickets and we wish we could give every single person a ticket but we only have two and she asked me to give you an update on the winners chosen to join her at the event in San Diego.

The winners are Lauren Blaine and Darlene Butts  – but she also picked runner-ups in case the winners can’t make it Sandra K , Sahana Barade and Ronnie.  View their submissions: Click Here

See you in San Diego or Vegas!

All the best,

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A Marketing Medium – can there be such a thing?

Posted on 14 Apr 2009 | Author Stefanie | Comments 3 comments | Tags

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A Marketing Medium – can there be such a thing?

My inner circle mastermind group met for its first annual live meeting in beautiful sunny San Diego.  All I can say is …wow!

Intellectually I’ve known how powerful mastermind groups can be, especially if the dynamic is right, the people in the group are amazing, and ours hits all elements, but I never truly understood the power of them until last week.

I knew that Jack Canfield (co-author of Chicken soup for the soul) has been using them for over 25 years as well as John Assaraf (street kid millionaire) for 30 years, but I didn’t “get it” until now.  And now that I’ve had the taste – there is no turning back.  

Let me tell you what happened…

This year, for the first time I offered my database only, a chance to work with me one-on-one for 12 months, beginning in January – I knew I was on to something when it sold out in 2 days.  

Each month we would meet on the phone as a group, talk shop, share success secrets and be each other’s business confidants.  On these calls we would offer each other solutions, feedback and accountability.  I know with most mastermind groups it ends there.  And for most, that’s all they can expect, but I wanted my inner circle group to be MEGA successful so then I offered free monthly private one-on-one mentoring calls with me to plan their direction and marketing strategies.  This alone was worth $5,000 month, but I did not charge a dime for it.

So far, people were progressing and gaining clarity in their business and implementing powerful ideas.

But last week we did our first in-person event and wow – more breakthroughs happened in 2 days than all the previous weeks, and believe me, each person was already making incredible progress.

12 of us gathered in the sunshine, right on the beach, in our own private room with french doors that opened to the beach, and wall to wall windows.  On day one I gave everyone a plan and strategy to “reverse goal set” their yearly goal, and they had to break down and schedule the next 4 months activities that would forward their goal.  This really helped people to break down BIG ideas into small achievable steps.  It also provided commitment to their goals as it was put inside a calendar.  Doing so provides commitment, but also it gave them dates to look at when certain tasks would be achieved, which made them that more real – which is important.

I provided the strategy and rules and exact plan they needed to follow to do this properly and now everyone is guaranteed new income within 8 weeks (if not sooner).  And that was only the first hour of the event.

We had some more group and solo exercises designed specifically  to move people forward, as well as provide never before revealed before success tips.  And throughout the 2 days EACH member of the group received their own  “stage” front and center where the whole group focused on them and their business.

That just blew people away.

In those 2 days people went from not knowing what business they wanted to being totally clear, even with a brand message, joint venture partners, and a powerful marketing strategy!  Others who knew where they were going received huge strategies that will bring them incredible income this year.  Many had their business ideas turned inside out and what came out was EVEN BETTER than they could have imagined.

One person said in 10 minutes he received the idea he’d been working on for 2 years.  He could have happily gone home right then, but of course, he stayed and received even more ‘take-home’ breakthroughs.

It was so powerful to see the energy in the room change when a “great idea” came about versus an average one.  It was so powerful to see EACH person contributing and firing off ideas to the person who could not write fast enough with all that they were receiving.

Because I mentor on the phone most of the time, people said they got a kick out of watching my face, watching the wheels turning just before I would spit out a major plan or idea for the person on the main stage.  They were saying it was wild that I could zero in on a seed of an idea or the missing piece EVERY single time, for every single person.  In fact they started calling me the “marketing medium” which perhaps now will become my new tag line because they said it was so spooky, like my ideas were being channeled.  I laughed at first, then realized what a deep compliment that really is.  And really, all brilliant ideas and inspiration does come from somewhere don’t they?

Personally I learned quite a bit about myself and my journey.  I have a confession to make, I really believed when I created this that this would be the one and only mastermind group I would ever create.  But this was such a powerful way for people to learn, I think it is so important for growth and I hope I can find a way to continue with it every year.

Many people in the room said this was the BEST business seminar they had ever attended and many had paid 10x as much to be in other seminars  and other mastermind groups from well known people who charge $20,000 just to have a conversation with them.  So again I was thrilled.  Everyone said I should have charged double – and perhaps next year I will (and as always perhaps give a discount to returning members).

Now everyone is right on track, in fact they zipped ahead by about 5 miles in 2 days and I can’t wait for the next live event as everyone will be in a new place.  I already offered free training to my members on anything they want for the next event and I am looking forward to it.

Now we are indeed a family.  

How powerful is that?

Now, success is simply step on their journey, a done deal.

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