I attended the International Maxwell Certification just over 4 years ago and got certified to teach, train and coach on the Maxwell Methodology. It was a very emotional experience… The camaraderie, and the sense of purpose and calling on my life, was overwhelming.
It didn’t take long to realize that much of what had happened in my past had led me to this place.
I eagerly signed up for the Mentorship program and got excited about the possibility of traveling to Guatemala with John Maxwell and the team. And to learning, growing and becoming the best that I could be and take my insurance business to another level!
I decided that before the conference ended I had to go up and introduce myself to Paul Martinelli, the president of the John Maxwell Team. I wanted to thank him and to tell him of the major impact this had on me and about the decisions and commitments that I made and to ask for his guidance and help.
But on the final day, when I had the opportunity to meet him things just didn’t happen as I planned… Looking back I can just imagine what may have gone through Paul’s mind as he saw me charging towards him, clambering up the stage, red-faced and teary-eyed, literally grabbing him by the hand and blurting out, “this better work, man!”
Out of nowhere this Big Guy appeared and stood beside Paul and started reassuring me that Paul wasn’t going anywhere and that, “He will be there to help you build your business.” To which Paul added, “It’s not like I don’t have a reputation to protect.” Suddenly it dawned on me, that this must be Paul’s body-guard and because of the gamut of emotions running through me, I must have come across as aggressive… and threatening…
I tried to clarify and apologize but it was too late… And so I left the stage confused, after totally embarrassing myself…
It was a humbling experience; but after a lot of reflection (and learning that Paul does not have a body-guard :)), I must admit that I allowed my insecurities to get the better of me. What Paul experienced that day was an insecure guy who found his dream and wanted Paul to know and to be there to guide him and hold him accountable. A guy hoping that he wouldn’t mess this up like he had messed up other significant pursuits in the past.
Fast forward 4 years later and this guy has grown tremendously and much because of the leadership and mentorship of Paul Martinelli and this tremendous community.
And I’m so excited to invite you to join Paul and me on a FREE call where Paul is going to teach on Purpose, Vision & Goals. This call will help you to discover your purpose and to create and manifest the things you want in your life. Click here for additional info
This is a call you do not want to miss… on June 5th 2017, 7pm ET. Go ahead and register for the call… if you can’t make it you will at least be able to listen to the recording. You’ll be glad you did!