In 2005, Michele Hermansen began a journey that consumed her mind and soul and would leave her changed for life. In her job as her company's vice president of national sales, Michele traveled the US with many Fortune 500 executives.
She maintained a strict, almost obsessive control of her life and emotions until African villagers helped her burst from the armor with which she had surrounded herself. Michele was drawn to Tanzania to help members of a small village to improve day-to-day life. Unexpexcted Journeys (www.mhermansen.com) is the candid account of a life changed.
It is the story of the incredible potential that exists within each of us. In Unexpected Journeys, Michele's passion is expressed through her photojournalism. Each photo tells an emotional story that needs few words.
She sent me her book last week and it is stunning and moving. Michele is a club fearless member and therefore knows how to immediately convert, as she said in her note accompanying the book, "a dream into a project."
Fearless people are not out there dreaming. They are working on projects.
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George Simon is 86. He has had two major heart surgeries in his life and just about every doctor he ever went to told him that if he kept racing he would die. Needless to say, he didn't listen to any of them. He's having the time of his life.
"I don't want to just live longer," he said. "I want to live longer for the right reasons." So he runs every morning, writes his life stories for an adult-school class at the Reseda One Generation Senior Center every week, visits friends as often as he can, and meets with his track group every Sunday at UCLA. "As long as the passion still flickers and you have the ability to stoke the embers," he said. "There is always the chance to bring back a roaring flame."
That reminded me that the first working title for the book Reinventing Yourself was Set Your Life On Fire.
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From Julie Blake:
Club Fearless has helped me stop trading my aliveness for survival – it has been a catalyst that has helped me choose being fully present and ALIVE instead of living a life worrying about what others may think of me. This kind of fearlessness is the ultimate freedom and this is what Club Fearless has to offer.
As Steve Chandler says “There is a fearless state that is simple joy - the joy of love, the relaxation that is fearlessness… Being fearless is absolute, relaxed, inner peace, relaxation, connection to the universe, happiness, deep happiness---not surface pleasure. And there's no thought of fear. There's no feeling of fear whatsoever. There's no idea of fear.”
I am deeply grateful to Steve Chandler for creating Club Fearless and for teaching me how to take graceful action from a place of love, creation and fun! Join the Club… www.ClubFearless.net transform fear into love and your life into freedom.
The Solopreneur Coach
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My Fifth Coaching Prosperity School (I can't believe this will be the fifth one...I'd only planned to do one.......but they have been VERY successful in teaching coaches the art of client acquisition and practice-building)..... it starts August 20/21 in Phoenix and has been sold out for a long time but now has an opening because of someone who was unable to attend. If you are interested in that experience, please email me immediately. It will be filled in the next 48 hours and I've had a number of candidates apply already. StephenDChandler@cs.com. The fee is $9,000 and if you are not prepared to make that back the first two weeks you are in the program (it's a six month program) do NOT apply. I want only committed people in this school who will be role models for the other coaches.