Did you notice we’ve been under construction – Shifts eyes left, then right admiring the NEW WEBSITE!
The past few years have been bumpy for me & those who are close to me, but I’m FINALY feeling GOOD, which mean that I can get back to doing what I love. ♥
I can return to creating, sharing knowledge, teaching and brainstorming with the Second Life community, and other (secret) communities too, but I’ll leave those secrets for another post.
Fear is a funny thing & loneliness is it’s best friend, those two move in and the next thing you know BOOM! isolation. The WORST part- is not the depression that follows but the lack of inspiration, motivation, and ultimately your creativity vanishes.
You know, for a while I thought… Well, I thought a lot of things, like the lie I’d tell myself every day, “No one likes you.” Ugh! Through that lie, I gave myself a justified reason, NOT to go out! To sit alone and “work.” I mean really, those people are distracting aren’t they?
Sure, it worked… For a while, until it spiraled and suddenly I was uninspired, I was alone, and I lost all motivation to do much of anything really. I stopped trusting people. I became became suspicious, and judgmental. Eventually I stopped trusting me. I mean I could not even walk out the door without questioning “Did I leave the stove on?” Honestly, it got pretty bad.
Have you ever found yourself in the same spot? If you have then you know it SUCKS!
If you’re there now, hopefully this will inspire you to change it. After all, only you can make the choice to change you, even your depression is a choice. “I’ve got the right to lay here, I’m DEPRESSED!”
I talk about these experiences more in depth at the Sunday “Mastermind Meet-ups” In Second Life. I’ve hosted these meet-ups for a few months now and I have to say, the creatives who come in and share their struggles on their paths to excellence, they are AWESOME! Do you want to get out of a funk FAST? Then GET OUT!
If you’ve never attended a Mastermind Meetup I welcome you too. We’ll be rebooting the program this June , we’ll meet every Sunday at 5pm SLT for 8 weeks! At minimum- y
ou’llget out, but I bet my left pinky y ou’llget more than that, y ou’llget inspired . Ifa Mastermind group does not sound like your kind of fun then I encourage you to get around other people who inspire you, Get moving on something that is meaningful TO YOU!
A whole new, updated Mastermind Workshop Promo Edition.
This workshop is 8 weeks long meeting twice each Sunday and is provided to the residents of SecondLife FREE of charge (those tips appreciated.)
Gain the support of a team while you reach for your dreams and achieve your goals!
Love helping others but not quite ready to chase your own dreams? This workshop is for you too become part of the cheering squad, brainstorm ideas, give contacts, connection and feedback and be a valued part of our team!
Mastermind Workshops are hosted in Second Life @ CafeMake on Sunday 7am + Sunday 5pm
Bring your notebook, your desires to change, and your energy! See you all there,
Mastermind #1 Recap & Mastermind Meetup #2
On Sunday June 24,2018 we had our very first mastermind Meetup & it was a great success! Thank you all for joining us for our very first Mastermind Meetup (cheers wildly.)
For those who missed out I’ll be submitting a recap after each and every Sunday’s Meetups combining useful information from both the 6am-7am & the 6pm-7pm sessions, but please do join us at @ Cafe’ Make, Wyndavere City to get the most out of the project. Showing up is the first step to succeeding at ANYTHING!
During our flagship meetup we covered a range of topics from psychology- why you don’t believe you can do it, or why you lack motivation, and even some stories told by other Masterminds. Here is a recap:
Host introduction: Hello I’m Wynd Ling, SecondLife resident of over 11 years (and counting), artist, architect, entrepreneur, leader, teacher and life loving psychology junkie info sponge!
Mastermind Introduction: The idea of mastermind groups was first introduced in the 1930’s in Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich” and later in “The Success Alliance.” A Mastermind it is a group of people with drive, determination, and love of their craft who give each other support and brainstorm ideas to help them reach their fullest potential,and ultimately fulfill their dreams.
The goal of these meetups is the same, support each other because success is determined not by drive alone but by the people you surround yourself with. A group of supportive high energy peers will be worth more to you than a certificate or money because of the time it will save you to reach your dreams sooner.
Look back through history, all of us could have been Einstein or De Vinci, or even some of my personal heroes, Oprah and Ellen, if only we’d had that one person who believed in us, even when we did not believe in ourselves.
I invite you to be that person for someone else and let us be your people too.
See these ideas in action with Barbara Sher’s Tedx Talk
- Dreams are built by connection. Networking and surrounding yourself by people who want to help solve your problems.
- A dream should be something within your control…So as much as I too would like world peace, I can not control all the people in the world so this is not a good, concrete goal to go after, though I’m not suggesting you don’t do your part by being a good human.
- A dream needs a problem to solve, as Barbara Says “Even people who don’t like you will want to help you solve your problem.”
For next Sunday’s Mastermind Meetup July 1st please think up a dream you want.
Example: I want to tour the world
Obstacle: but I don’t have the money (finally “But’s” do matter!)
Can’t wait to see you all there, Dream big friends!
Next Mastermind Meetup: Sunday July 1,2018
6am-7am SLT session 1 + 6pm-7pm SLT session 2 @ Cafe’ Make, Wyndavere City
Please join the Wyndavere City Second Life group or follow us on Twitter, Subscribo,or @ Wyndaveres.com to keep up to date on future events. Upon joining the group send a quick IM to Wynd Ling and request a “Mastermind” title. I look forward to seeing you all there!