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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

No Time For Labels!

Can't Stop; Won't Stop!

Can’t Stop; Won’t Stop!

Posted by Sandy G

One of the valuable concepts that the Beyond Freedom Evolution curriculum teaches is the practice of gratitude.

For me, gratitude for certain people I come across in my life has had the biggest impact. I find inspiration from others, simply in their character or in small things that they do. Just yesterday, I was so inspired by someone that I had to share. What was so impactful to me was the young age of this person.

I’ll call her “Sally” (not her real name). My daughter has been schoolmates with Sally since 6th grade, and they are both graduating in 5 weeks. Sally got bone cancer when she was 12, and I vividly recalled when my daughter came home and told me the sad news. Due to her treatments, Sally lost 8 months of school in 7th grade, but caught up and finished Jr. High with her classmates. Over the last few years, I knew that Sally’s cancer was remission and she was doing well in school.

Last night at the Senior class awards presentation, I learned what Sally has been up to the last 4 years. She has earned straight A’s throughout high school, has taken 12 advanced placement classes, 4 International Baccalaureate classes, earned 2015 Valedictorian, had been involved in several clubs at school (including swing dance, even though she has a pin in her leg), started a non-profit organization with her mom to raise awareness and money for research of the most difficult to treat childhood cancers, volunteers at a kids camp for cancer patients, and will be attending Stanford University this fall.

I was blown away! What a strong individual I saw in this petite 17 year old, someone who obviously does not believe in labels, or the words “I can’t.” I am grateful every time I am put in the path of someone like this, truly an example of our ability as humans to overcome the seemingly impossible and go beyond.

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

GOING DEEP – ROOTS N ALL!

Posted by Brianna B.

Have you ever seen a small plant that is just beginning to grow? I mean really see it, the entire plant, roots and all?

I recently re-potted my bonsai tree and was amazed at the roots under the surface, nearly twice the length and certainly three times the intricacy compared to the tree part of the bonsai. I couldn’t help but compare the similarity to the exercise in Action book 2 or BFE quick start week 11 day 75 exercise 5. Draw your shield of Armour.

Here is mine:
Shield of Armour

For me my shield represents the triumvirate Curiosity, Faith & Compassion – however it also represents how I will improve and live by these core values.

The roots of a tree are like our beliefs, our values and the words we live by. It is our responsibility to nurture them, to use our available resources like the nutrients within the soil & water, ESPECIALLY when they are just beginning to grow and develop. They are intricate & strong however cannot survive without the support of the others around them. They are a support network for our physical life – the tree. The stronger your roots, the healthier & stronger your tree.

Would love to hear if you’ve done this exercise and what your shield of armour looks like!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Marching in the Army of The Mile That Matters!

This Comedy Is No Joke!

This Comedy Is No Joke!


Posted by Brianna B.

I love the emails I receive from Greg Strom letting me know there is another inspirational story on his blog, The Mile that Matters. Recently I received an email talking about the documentary Comedy: The Road Less Traveled.

While I had seen the short snippets from our amazing curriculum, Beyond Freedom Evolution, I had not seen the entire documentary. While cooking dinner (it’d take an hour) I thought what an amazing opportunity to sit down and watch from start to finish and BOY am I grateful for doing so. Such an amazing and heartfelt purpose, I nearly came to tears a few times.

Here are a few lines, experiences and words of wisdom that stuck out for me:

You can make a mistake, you can make lots of mistakes but, you can never BE a mistake.” I love how true this is, no matter how many mistakes you make, you never are the mistake yourself you are above your mistakes.
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He came and spoke to us like real people.” I attended our Influence Live event in Denver 2014, this was my first experience with homeless people in a wealthy country. Our RAK (random acts of kindness) day really enlightened me to see people as people no matter what their struggles are and to treat them equally. Some of my favourite memories were from making complete strangers smile & laugh – like the duet Kirsty and I played on the piano in the middle of the street! – we even had some people do a little boggy.

We need to laugh, we deserve to laugh.” Everyone deserves happiness in their life, I think how blessed I am to laugh on a daily basis and am truly grateful for this lightness and fun in my life.

I am so proud to be a part of a community that takes a stand for society and supports those with strong & inspiring vision and purpose.

Have you watched this documentary? Comedy: The Road Less Traveled
Have you Joined the Army? The Mile That Matters Army.

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

The Two Choices I Face in Polaris Global

Striving To Be/Do More!

Striving To Be/Do More!


Posted by Phil P.

Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with our businesses. The first choice we can make is to be less than we have the capacity to be. To earn less. To have less. To read less and think less. To try less and discipline ourselves less. These are the choices that lead to disappointment and discouragement. These are the choices that, once made, can lead to a life of constant struggle instead of a life of wondrous anticipation.

And the second choice? To do it all! To become all that we can possibly be. To read every book that we possibly can. To earn as much as we possibly can. To give and share as much as we possibly can. To strive and produce and accomplish as much as we possibly can. All of us have the choice.

To do or not to do. To be or not to be. To be all or to be less or to be nothing at all.

Why not do all that we can, every moment that we can, the best that we can, for as long as we can?

Results are the best measurement of progress. Not conversation. Not explanation. Not justification. Results! My results with my business are way less than my potential suggests that they should be, so I have decided to strive to become more each day than I was the day before. I know that one day soon I will receive my greatest rewards and that will be who I have become in the pursuit of my business success.

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Finding My North Star

I Am The Source!

I Am The Source!


Posted by Brianna B.

What an amazing call this week for our Beyond Freedom Evolution. I’m so excited that we’re back to the very start of BFE. A HUGE thank you to Susanne & Anna for hosting the call and giving me new perspectives and understandings of what a North Star can mean to somebody – it truly is an umbrella of all our mini goals (awesome way to put it Anna!)

The first AND second time I went through BFE I became stuck on this topic, I feel in my journey I have evolved and changed so much that one mantra didn’t cover everything. I usually borrowed others North Stars. I remember Paul Wheelers north star “Be What’s Missing”, this totally floored me and I used it for a long time always curious as to what I felt was missing in a moment and how to be that.

It was only recently when I had a former employer who is also heavily into his personal development ask me “what has been your biggest discovery on your journey so far?” to which I responded without hesitation, I am the source.

Wow!

When I say, read & think these words I feel a sense of ease wash over me, a trust in myself and I am very powerful – while I am sure my North Star will continue to evolve as I do these words are my North Star, my mantra & the words I live by.

What’s your North Star & how did you come to it?

Monday, April 13th, 2015

How Beyond Freedom Evolution Has Helped Me To Coach Others

Fired Up Every Morning!

Fired Up Every Morning!

Posted by Alex F.

A few weeks ago after reading The Go Giver by Bob Burg I had in my heart to coach someone outside of my Polaris business free of charge. At first I felt uncomfortable about this but having used the knowledge in Beyond Freedom Evolution, the Polaris Global training calls, and other personal development to turn my life around, I knew I had the skills. Taking this step was more a matter of getting out of my comfort zone.

As I know action is the first thing you must do when an inspired idea comes to you, I put out a Facebook status offering this coaching and overnight got a few replies.

Today, I’ve been talking with this lovely lady, Stacey from the U.S., for a few weeks now and WOW, so much has shifted for her in the last couple of weeks.

Before we spoke she was struggling financially so I helped her get super clear on her goals and help her figure out what she wants her life to be about – her Primary Aim. I really didn’t know where to start but I knew that once you get clear on what you want and why you want it, the rest falls into place – something I learned from Beyond Freedom Evolution. She also wanted to lose weight and felt she said had no time because she was working 12-15 hour days, 7 days a week.

Throughout our coaching sessions, I’ve recommended some material to go through including The Go-Giver, The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason and Tony Robbins’ Living Health program. Of course, I’ve given her so much insight too that I’ve learn from Beyond Freedom Evolution and have used to get results in my life.

Today, I spoke with her and she told me all the amazing things that have happened in the last couple of weeks. Last week she got a $6000 USD job through her e-commerce designing business. This week she got a $11,000 USD job. She told me that she’s never made so much from one sale in one day. She also mentioned that when we first spoke her goal was $250,000 in a year and she didn’t feel like it was possible. Now she feels like it’s ABSOLUTELY possible! And I felt the certainty in her voice when she said that.

On top of that she’s paid off a $2500 debt she had, has $1000 savings which she feels amazing about, she’s lost 10 pounds (4.5kg), has completely changed her diet, has cut out procrastination, is going to bed early, is waking up early, she’s eating great, she’s cut out sugar and carbs, she can’t believe how much energy and mental clarity she has, and she’s actually going out and enjoying life now – before she never felt like she had time to do things she enjoys.

How amazing is that! Taking this step to work with someone in this way was a bit out of my comfort zone but it’s been amazing seeing results in someone else’s life as a result of working with them.

And not only that, I’m currently working with two people in this manner and it fires me up each morning that I speak to them. Seeing someone else succeed in their life because of what I’ve learnt and applied from Beyond Freedom Evolution and other personal development gives me a feeling of empowerment, which is also translating into my Polaris business and life.

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Helping People Know What They Want And Why They Want It Using Polaris Global Training

Helping Others Own Their Dreams For Success!

Helping Others Own Their Dreams For Success!

Posted by Alex F.

Recently, I’ve really been implementing what Shane Krider has spoken on the Polaris Global Alchemy Apprenticeship calls about helping people painting a clear picture when it comes to their income goal and really owning it. Not sure what Polaris Global training call it was… but I’ve really taken it on board and it’s amazing having the power to give people the space to do this.

I did a prospecting call just now (day I submitted this blog) and and when I asked the income question, the guy said that it depends on the projections of the business. So I reframed the question because he was looking outside of himself, not within. He came back with “being moderate, $15k-$20K per month”. I asked him what his figure would be if he took moderation away and thought limitless. He said $40-50K per month.

That was pretty awesome helping him get out of his own way.

The next part was even better.

I wanted him to own that so I asked “And what would that do for you?”

He said: “Wow, I’d feel financially free.”

Then I asked: “And in terms of lifestyle, what would that help you achieve?”

This is where he really owned it.

He came back with saying that he would be able to do so much for his family, children, etc.

So I repeated back to him “So helping your family is a big driving force for you?”

He said “Yes” in a very congruent way – I could hear that he really owned that.

In the end, I helped him paint a clear picture instead of the fuzzy one he had and get out of his own way. Felt so good helping someone to do that. And I wouldn’t have been able to ask the right questions if it weren’t for Shane Krider’s Alchemy Apprenticeship training calls :)

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

My First Blog Post… Ever!

Always A First Time... Like Now!

Always A First Time… Like Right Now!

Posted by Rebecca K.

Blogging…..Never done it…..Daunted by the mere thought of it……

Writing and essays were never my forte at school and I especially hated the times when we had to read our creative stories to the entire class for fear of ridicule at my lack of engaging subject matter. The variety of personalities that make up a school classroom, or at least any of the classes I was in throughout my school years, included the usual bullies and smart alecks who took delight in encouraging belittling laughter from other classmates at those of us who struggled with our stories. Bullies love nothing better than to pick on and intimidate the less confident. Fortunately I was reasonably good at sports and it was always a relief to get onto the sports ground.

Being quiet and reserved, my shy nature frustrated me. I was envious of those who seemed outgoing and bubbly and frequently wondered at how they always seemed to have something to say. Socialising and mixing within new crowds was always daunting because I had convinced myself that after the initial introductions I’d be struck dumb and there would be that awkward silence as I looked for a way to excuse myself so as not to appear stupid or ignorant.

This lack of confidence clung to me like sticky weed to such an extent that I gravitated to dominating personalities because I could hide behind their outgoing nature.

Well, you (I mean me) can go through life always staying in our comfort zone and avoiding the perceived ‘awkward’ or ‘challenging’ moments and missing what could have been some amazing experiences or new friends made. Or you (me) can choose to take control of our insecurities and say, “Enough! I am the captain of my ship and I control the direction I go. I’ve been running too close to the rocks for fear of the deep water. I need to make a course correction to cross the unknown deep to ‘know for myself’ and to get to my true home of confidence.

And so here I am thanks to the encouragement gained through the Polaris Global training and the Beyond Freedom Evolution program…my first attempt at blogging.

To the gifted writers and communicators out there I hope you treasure your gifts and use them to good purpose.

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

3 Lessons That Changed My Path In Life!

Lessons Learned!

Lessons Learned!

Posted by Debbie A.

I wanted to share with people, the path that led me to explore the options of running my own Home Business of Design A Dream Life with Polaris Global. I am sure my friends thought I had gone mad. I left a great job; largely because of Lessons 1 & 2…I even left a great country! I’m in New Zealand now, designing my own dream life. Yes…it’s risky, some people would say crazy. But let’s see who is going to have the most fun in the next 12 months!

Throughout time, it is funny how subliminal messages are delivered to you during your life. It is entirely up to you as whether you listen to those messages and take heed. It is a well- documented fact that 80% of people are happy being “comfortable”…no risks, no excitement, no changes…yet quietly and secretly living in a state of quiet desperation. Same life…day in, day out. Is that really a life?

LESSON 1.
I was living in Cairns, Tropical Far North Queensland in Australia. I lived beneath this iconic mountain; in fact, it is called Walsh’s Pyramid for obvious reasons. For 30 years I gazed at this mountain, declaring that getting to the top of that mountain would definitely be on my Bucket List! Everyone else seemed to be doing it. Problem was, I worked in real estate sales, 7 days a week. Ate, slept and breathed it. I was good at it, I LOVED IT…I was hooked. But it left absolutely no time to climb mountains, let alone have a normal life!

My second son, Sam, was home for a week from his job in Europe. Sam was only 24, I was 50. I mentioned to him, my goal of climbing this mountain. Sam is ever the enthusiastic type! He was keen to climb with me. Without going into all the details, this mountain is one of those climbs that makes your heart beat extremely loudly inside your temples as you make your way up in altitude! No matter how fit you are; you still breath deep, gasp for air and your muscles fair burn. It requires agility and stamina to successfully scale up steep rock embankments and a narrow winding beaten track to the top, especially in the humidity of the tropics.

To finally make it up above the clouds was an absolute thrill! Views for miles on a perfect day…how exciting and exhilarating to complete one of your life goals! After “yahoos”, hugs and selfies, we sat down on this huge big flat rock to just stare in wonder and contemplate…well…life!

Full of beans, our run to the base of the mountain was, of course, very quick…it was steep, but downhill all the way. You just had to be cautious of damaging ankles and knee joints! As we flew down, we passed the usual tourists trying to scale up. The Asian tourists in their beautiful neat clothes, little black shoes and lacy socks daintily, hand-over-hand, systematically climbing. The young kids, who skip along weightlessly clambering to the top. The fitness freaks with sinewy muscles and sweat pouring off them; training for the next big mountain race. Then we came across this couple, obviously locals and probably in their early 60’s. The lady was crying; she was so distraught. I stopped to ask if she was okay. She looked up and simply sobbed; “My husband and I have been driving in our car past this mountain for the last 40 years; we always wanted to climb it! Now we are nearly half way, I have just realised, we have left it too late. I cannot go any further. I cannot make it to the top of the mountain and I never will.”

I have thought about that poor couple nearly every day since then. I don’t know why; but they won’t go away. At the time, I felt gutted for them, but if anything came good of it, it gave me a great lesson in life. I wish I could meet up with them again and thank them for the great gift they gave me. I do hope they got at least something out of the lesson too.

LESSON 2.
A few months later, a great Face Book lesson appeared on my phone (as they do!). The Top 5 Regrets of The Dying, written by a lady called Bonnie Ware.

Bonnie is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She put her observations into this book. Bonnie writes of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives, and how we might learn from their wisdom. “When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently,” she says, “common themes surfaced again and again.”

So good were these wise words, I handwrote them out in my messy writing while at another boring, hot Open Home!
1. I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. Honour your dreams while you are young enough to do so.
2. I wish I didn’t work so hard – don’t get stuck in the treadmill of a work existence.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings
4. I wish I’d stayed in touch with my friends. Give your friends the time and effort they deserve (don’t work so hard!)
5. I wish I had let myself be happier. Happiness is a choice. Let go and smile

This was the second conscious lesson I really wanted everyone, especially my children, to absorb and remember: Bonnie made the poignant statement, “We only have a limited time to live the life we chose ourselves” How true….

LESSON 3.

Working in real estate was always interesting, in particular, the special people that you met. As I have gotten older and wiser, I have made a conscious effort to really listen to the stories of the past; there truly are lessons in every conversation, especially from those much older and wiser than yourself!

This past St Patricks Day, I found myself, at our local pub (oops!), sitting beside a wonderful old man who used to be a good friend of my late father. His name is Bill Brown. Now Bills had a bit of a hard time with his health lately, but he is spritely, his eyes shine and when he smiles, he smiles from his heart and his face shows a life very well lived to this point. I caught him singing along with the band that was playing; he still has a wonderful singing voice; I bet he broke all the ladies hearts in his youth! After a bit of a chat about his life, (he and his wife, Noelene, used to sail the oceans on their yacht, they ran a farm and they were off to pick up a motor home to continue on a new adventure) I asked old Bill if he had any regrets in his life so far. “No, I don’t have any regrets at all…oh hold on; I wish I’d had a bigger farm!” To which his wife sitting beside him, thumped him in the arm and said “No! We did not need a bigger farm Bill!”

This man has lived his life to the full! No regrets? I LOVE THAT!

I get many lessons in life delivered to me. I am now 52; I hope to get a few more! Working through the lessons that my new business with Polaris Global is delivering, had made me so much more aware of what is going on around me. DEPARTURE from my past life into the new has proven to be one of the very best decisions of my life. More on that in another Blog! I hope the 3 Lessons mentioned on this page will resonate with many of you and encourage you to start making some major decisions about where you are heading in your own life. I personally have a deep desire to leave my children with the legacy of adventure!

What is your greatest regret so far and what will you set out to achieve or change before you die?

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

REALISING THAT I’M WORKING WITH THE NEGATIVE INSTEAD OF THE PHOTO!

Developing the Negative Into a Positive!

Developing the Negative Into a Positive!

Posted by Caroline B.

After being on this Personal Development journey for a few years now, not only Beyond Freedom Evolution, we are encouraged to read other Personal Development.

This is a little snippet of what I have been reading and how I believe it has affected me.

“Just before we come to earth to begin this life, we are given a photograph of our futures the Divine Plan to get us excited about the great adventure ahead. As the photo pops out of the celestial camera, we’re in such a hurry to get on with it, we grab the negative instead of the photograph. Now we’ve got the pattern of a fabulous life, but the perspective is reversed. What’s white looks black. What’s black appears white. We’ve got the big picture, but it’s backwards. So we cry when we should be laughing, are envious when we should feel inspired, experience deprivation instead of abundance, do it the hard way instead of the easy way, pull back instead of reaching out. And worst of all, we close our hearts so we won’t get hurt, when opening them is the only way we’ll ever know joy. How many times have we waited for Spirit to move for us, when in fact, Spirit is waiting to work with us? Today, take the negative of your Divine Plan and let love develop it so that you can begin living the life for which you were created. It’s time to move forward.”

Over the past couple of years I have seemed to struggle with some of the easiest things. I have felt very alive when I first started on this personal development journey. The real thing is that I always felt different but never knew it was Personal Development that I was looking for. I was never a reader, reading was like school – something I just did not want to do. I had some many times that I could have blossomed out but just did not step out of my own comfort zone. Oh no, what will people think? She is so weird, she asks the strangest questions, she just does not think like I do.

The thing is who cares what anyone else thinks? It’s not their life – get out there and enjoy it.

Being on this personal development journey has made me stronger in many ways. To think that I could not do something is a thing in the past, it is time to as they say take the bull by the horns and go for it. In the last 10 weeks I have started on a exercise regime becoming stronger and stronger. I’m always up for a challenge, now I have taken on a Sparton Sprint race for those of you like me that did or don’t know what that is google Sparton Race, This is going to happen in May I have no idea how I will go but one thing I know I will finish the Race, thanks to Beyond Freedom Evolution I am learning how to train my brain.

I’m glad to say that I have thrown away the Negative and now looking at the Photo.