Sheron Cardin's Input...: Notes from the Visionary Leadership Summit Continued.

I have been an interior designer for over 27 years and I have always taught my clients the principles I used while decorating their home so they may enjoy decorating too. The home staging trend in residential real estate is a great way to reach more people every day and what I enjoy the most is they are learning the basics of good design through staging. It is my dream for every person to know the joy and pride of living in a decorated home.

Notes from the Visionary Leadership Summit Continued.

Gina Dougherty from AR, her significant other, and me, sat down in the back row with our coffee in hand not knowing what to expect. The theme of the day was "The Inner Circle". The president of the Mark Victor Hansen organization introduced MVH and the show began.

Before we knew it, MVH was having us draw happy faces on each other's index fingers. Okay, I know MVH likes to have fun but were we ready to deal with our reluctant inner child so early in the morning? Reluctantly, we drew them. I was worried about getting ink on our clothing but then he had us touch our foreheads. Were we going to have happy faces imprinted on our foreheads? About 400 well dressed 30-40-50's something entrepreneurs drawing happy faces on our body is against all the rules and so it began, breaking down the steel walls we build so eloquently. That is what MVH does; he penetrates our safety shields in an instant. He begins the process of finding out who is in the game of change and who is not. 

MVH say's

  • "Wealth is a full participation sport"
  • "Marketing is story telling"
  • "True giving is from the top...not with what is left"
  • "Double it up"
  • "Gain a skill a month"
  • "If dreams were for sale, what would you buy?"

And so on. I am on overload already. Mark talks so fast and spews out words to live by before I can even pick up my pen. Then he introduces Robert Allen and they have their love fest for each other and how one has influenced the other since they met. Their key point was "As a group you can do more than by yourself". That is what he does; he super sizes every one and everything with his unique mega language.

Then MVH returns to the stage and talks about his new book with Art Linkletter and how blown away he is this 94 year young billionaire.  Everyone is filled with a renewed energy lapping up every word spoken. Then he introduces Roger Hamilton.

Roger had an unusual accent like a sing-song brogue and talked about his origin which is half Japanese and half Scottish. So that explained why I was having a difficult time understanding him but I did get one thing: Who we are today is completely different than who we were 7 years ago and who we will be will be completely new in 7 years from now. That's good to know! He sent us back 21 years and we could see all that we had become was very different from where we were. It was a good exercise for me.

So "Going Global" was taking shape. He spoke of the changes that are being made globally because of the members of the "Inner Circle". Just before the lunch break it became clear that the purpose of the meeting was to join the Inner Circle. I was not there to join the Inner Circle and neither were Gina and Patrick. We had our fabulous lunch and met some very interesting people but Gina and Patrick left after lunch. I stuck around for awhile then left early myself. It was a little disappointing knowing that if I did want to be in the Inner Circle then there was little reason to stay for the 2nd half.

What I came home to was my first global experience...it was happening already...a lady from Germany had purchased my Home Staging Package while I was in the meeting. There you have it! I am thinking global therefore global is in my experience. 

For now, what I have taken away from this experience is the movers and shakers of this world are big givers. When I set up my Internet business, part of the plan was to give 10% off the top to a charity. I let that slide not realizing how important it is to building wealth. Originally my choice was with homeless shelters and I do give to the local mission in Fresno, but in re-evaluating from my new global position, I am going to set up a monthly contribution to Oprah's Angel Network and post that on my web site today. I trust Oprah and she is global. 

I did take some really good notes that I will share in a later post. When I left the conference, I left behind my portfolio with everything in it. A gentleman from the MVH headquarters called me Sunday and said they had it and will send it to me. Now that is attention to detail. What was funny was I was reading this week's newsletter from MVH and there was an error in the upcoming Mega Conference in March. The info on the 1st page said Los Angeles and when I clicked on the details link it said Florida. So the timing was perfect, I let them know what I found and they let me know what they found. It all works out.

 


 

Namaste

Comment balloon 5 commentsSheron Cardin • January 15 2007 11:06AM

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Sheron, you summarized it all very well.  It was such a pleasure meeting you and spending the day together at the conference.  I am working on writing about it myself.  CONGRATULATIONS on making the most of such a wonderful networking opportunity by gaining a new customer for your home staging business.  I truly enjoyed meeting you and I thank you for making me aware of the event.  We are not too far from each other and I would love to get together again- next time we will make a trip up to your neck of the woods!
Posted by Gina Dougherty, Home Staging Redondo Beach, CA- FusionDesignConsulting.com (Fusion Design Consulting) over 12 years ago

Hey Sheron It is funny that you spoke of giving 10% off the top towards a charity. I have been struggling in this area and yet it is required of us by God. When we are faithful to give HIM our first fruits He will multiply..I have been holding out, not proud of it. Thanks for the reminder!

Phyllis Pafumi

Posted by Phyllis Pafumi, ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ (ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey) over 12 years ago
Me too Phyllis!
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

Hi Sheron,

Thanks for sharing your experience...I almost felt like I was there!

I love your positive can-do outlook on life...and you think BIG!  I admire that as well!

 

Posted by Val Allocco, HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island (Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island) over 12 years ago
Thank you Val for all your support. Am looking forward to a day when we all meet up somewhere BIG.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 12 years ago

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