A Story Of Ordinary People Discovering How To Do Extraordinary Things (& How You Can Too!)
Time & Date: 8:24PM, Saturday night, 11th May 2019
Place: The prow of a luxury yacht cruising Lake Las Vegas.
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I want you to picture the scene...
The three of us sat in the quiet prow of a luxury yacht looking out over Lake Las Vegas. The sun was nearly completely set now, the water was very still, the stars were just peeking out and the luxury houses were reflected on the water. The voices of the inhabitants drifted across from their gardens as they enjoyed their evening.
I felt a moment of sheer joy, you know those moments that come to you occasionally when you are just so glad to be alive, in that moment and everything seems perfect. In my case, I also felt a deep gratitude because it had been a long, tough road to get here.
It was quiet at our end of the boat but the party inside was just getting going. We could hear the first bars of Earth Wind & Fire's "September" and that song always got people on the dancefloor, both young and old. It had become the theme of the Mastermind over the week...
Two of us were old friends and while we lived quite close to each other in England, we rarely saw each other there, but often meeting up, on various events around the world, like this Mastermind. The third was new, a young film producer from Dublin, someone who once you met him you instantly know that you are going to know him for a long time. He'd just produced a new film that I thought could rival "The Secret" as it was both inspirational and practical, giving a blueprint for success at the end that anyone could follow.
My other companion on this balmy night, we'll call him "A", had been incredibly successful several times in his life and had a brain the size of Asia (along with the spreadsheets to go with it). He could literally learn how to do anything he put his mind to and become successful at it and as well as a friend, he had become a mentor to me.
We sat, sipping our perfect margaritas, created by the specialist lady mixologist, brought in especially for the occasion, a cruise party to celebrate the end of one of the most amazing Mastermind events I had ever been to.
All week we had been learning from, networking with and just "getting on down" with the most successful people in the self-help industry, attending parties and dinners, being driven around in luxury limousines and generally being entertained royally.
One night A and I had just looked at each other, laughing and saying "We're just ordinary folks from Worthing, West Sussex, did you ever think you would be at a champagne cocktail party in Liberace's Mansion?". Another night we had all been driven into the desert, where we had partied well into the night in Bedouin tents, sitting on easy chairs on carpets next to fire pits, complete with a free bar, dune buggy racing, amazing moroccan food and a real-life camel to ride.
I'd met some incredible people at this Mastermind who had previously greatly influenced my life and business; Alex Mandossian from AskDatabase, Hypnotherapist to the stars and royalty, Marissa Peer and spiritual leader and US Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson to name a few. Some were lesser-known names to the general public, but were very successful business people in their own right like the legendary adman Joe Sugarman and Mindmovies co-founder, Glen Ledwell, not to mention Blair & Wendy Gorman, founders of Numerology.com.
I had made some great contacts, new friends and done some great business deals. I had even achieved my main goal of getting a great speaking gig to promote my product.
Just as I was looking back on my favourite moments of the week, our new friend (let's call him "M") asked me "How did you first got started in this world Nicola? How did you end up here tonight?" A laughed and leaned back, getting comfortable, ready to hear the story again, a familiar one to him.
"Well, it all started with a wedding" I said laughing, all ready to tell the tale..."Here's how I went from Zero to Hero, then down to Zero again, then back to Hero and here!"