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Proud Mama!

Posted on 29 Sep 2010 | Author Stefanie | Comments 4 comments | Tags

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Ok so remember in the summer I told you about my mastermind student who is an art expert and is creating a web TV program about how to find treasure in thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales?  Well this summer he found a REAL Picasso – can you believe it?

Well I can!  I was so proud.  But I am even MORE proud that he is packaging this info and will be teaching others how to do the same thing and packaging his expertise to the public – something totally NEW for him.  Way to go Reverend Kenny Kozlowski!

Well today, I just got an email from another Mastermind student and MIT (Millionaires in Training) Graduate Carmen Dragomir, who when we started working together was a shy talented designer, now a few years later, she has won SEVERAL design awards, appeared on TV and is now one of the Celebrity Stars on the Home Show.

And she’s giving away tickets so if you are in the Toronto area – I’m sure you can try to beg her for a free ticket here off my blog or find her on Facebook and ask her.

She’s also speaking on the main stage about design and how you can put your personality into your own home.  She is a wealth of knowledge and a GREAT lady.

Here’s her link:

Click on “Attractions” and then “Celebrities”

Pop into the show and say hello to her!  Carmen we’re rooting for you!

Rev. Kenny we are proud!

It seems combining the program with my Annual Private Mastermind Group is where all the power is.  Very interesting for me to see that.  Well in 2 months I will be able to open it up again to my list for only a handful of people.  I can’t WAIT to see who the powerhouses of 2011 will be!

More success to come!

I just LOVE bragging about you guys – especially since I know where most of you started.  You should be so proud of yourself; you are breaking into NEW higher levels of YOU and your business and income.  That’s not for the faint of heart.

You are courageous and talented!

All the best,

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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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This may be my last year….

Posted on 01 Dec 2009 | Author Stefanie | Comments 59 comments | Tags

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I have just met with my team and am currently going over the planning for next year (as you may be doing yourself) and thinking this may be my last year that I am able  I release the Inner Circle as it currently stands – or I may change it radically today, as I have a real world dilemma. 

Perhaps you can relate or offer some advice.

I discovered a few problems:
1. The current design of the Inner Circle Group includes 2 live events with limited attendees, monthly group mastermind coaching calls, private one-on-one with me, plus more.  It currently has me on ALL the calls, all the private sessions and at all the live events.  I actually love this – but you can see my team’s dilemma:  how can I do ALL this with every member receiving personal time?

2. In addition – at the 2 live events – we as a collective group focuses on EACH person.  We cannot do that if we have too many people.  This is likely why most other mastermind groups (even the ones charging $15,000 – $18,000 per person) are really just ‘seminars in disguise’  where they train from the stage – which is easier for those selling it, they make more money and they don’t need to limit the attendees.  Plus they don’t actually ‘coach’ you privately at all.  By the way, I don’t think that is bad of them- I admire the business model and they are making amazing money at it – great for them – truly. 

In fact I would coach YOU to only trade your TIME as one of the highest commodities.  So why am I not taking my own advice on this matter? (I guess because in this case it just feels wrong to me in this particular scenario. Darn conscious!)  I totally subscribe to charging value for money and not your time- but in an INNER CIRCLE? Just doesn’t make sense to me – so does that mean I RAISE the price and help fewer?  Ugh. I hate to leave people out.

3. As I continue to grow, I will be helping thousands of entrepreneurs, women and men, and therefore may not be able to do as much one-on-one consulting – so shouldn’t I SAVE that time for BIG clients and not giving it away now?  Again that feels icky.

O.K.  I admit…maybe doing it the way I have it designed is not as ‘business savvy for me’ as it costs me way more time and I am charging way below the price of those other people – but I have a hard time doing it any other way – as I‘d like to see actual results and support for you- not just another seminar.

So… IF I do this,…. this may be the LAST year I do this mastermind group with me this way.  I have 2 books coming out and am focusing on new areas – and I can only do so much at one time.  But the truth is I LOVE brainstorming.  I LOVE the live events where we focus on EACH person.  It is so rewarding.

Oh and here’s the 4th problem – last year’s grads ALL want to re-join , plus some are planning to have a few friends standing by the computer when we launch later this week, trying to ‘get them in’.  Their friends have witnessed their results and feedback all year and also know it sold out in 48 hours.

So I am really torn….do I raise the price to $20,000 like the other “big guys” and sit on my yacht (I really don’t have one) and basically make a seminar or do I keep myself as a major part of you support?

If I choose the latter I have to tell my husband we will be turning money away….oh boy… try to tell that your spouse, while we’re planning for a big move and possibly a family in the next few years. 

Well decision time HAS TO HAPPEN TODAY as I have to get the applications in before I leave town end of this week.

I have always in the past put people in front of profits, but that has also helped my competitors get more publicity time than me. I also cannot spread myself too thin or nothing else will get done.  Boy oh boy

Please comment if you have any thoughts on this.  I can tell you this is an honest dilemma, not a sales ploy. Turning people away from a smaller program is also hard if I keep the program as is. So either way some tough choices are happening today.

Appreciate you guys so much!

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