What do you see?

by Marcy Heim on March 11, 2020

What do you SEE?

You probably want this to be more complicated.

Simply put

Position, relationships, wealth, results.

And, it’s the same for the things you have but don’t want.  In reverse.  It’s that focus on “what if this or that happens” that becomes true.

I pulled off a whopper this year – I’m telling you – it was NOT good. When I got the news I just went – “Oh my goodness, I manifested this mess.”

Likewise, my entire business shifted and I take responsibility for my thinking that caused it.  I’ve been thinking I don’t have the bandwidth to both grow my speaking business AND my coaching and on-line programs. The result?  My speaking gigs are half.  My VIP and Accelerator clients have doubled. It’s ok, but I miss being on the plane headed to speak so it’s time to rework those thoughts! I’m thinking BOTH!

Like I said, you probably want this to be more complicated.

Quote Earl Nightingale

If you have ever heard me speak, you have heard this quote and been asked to repeat it OUT LOUD and with energy.

Why? Because your thoughts determine your life. This is just another way I remind you to tune in to your own thoughts about yourself and what your life contains. 

Tell me, what do you SEE?

Let’s look at some thoughts you might be seeing and thus, thinking….

  • “It’s going to be a real challenge dealing with Coronavirus (or the new tax laws or the election or whatever) this year. It will impact giving.”
  • “The financial environment plays a big role in our fundraising success.”
  • “The turnover in our office is going to prevent me from reaching my goals.”
  • “I’m so overwhelmed. There just isn’t enough time to get it all done.”

It’s never about the external environment; it’s always about YOUR INTERNAL ENVIRONMENT.

Like I said, you probably want this to be more complicated.

MMG 2020 Denver Class

Let me showcase just two stories from my MORE Major Gifts workshop participants. 

1. Kathy’s story. Prior to her current work, Kathy worked for over a decade with Garth Brooks – country music star – specifically with his amazing and large foundation. He shares about being in high school, just learning to play guitar. Garth bought T-shirts then for all his family and friends that said, “Garth Brooks World Tour.”  Kathy said that my mindset section in the workshop was a major ah-ha for her with regards to what buying those T-Shirts demonstrated about Garth’s self vision. Garth SAW his WORLD TOUR in high school and saw himself in it. It’s estimated he’s worth $330 million today. Kathy will never see herself the same way again. She has a new BOLDER VISION!

2. Alissa’s story. Prior to attending the workshop Alissa shared that a new DOD had been hired to whom she would now report. The new DOD decided she would take the current major donors and Alissa would get a new portfolio of never-given program past participants. By the end of the workshop, Alissa was glowing with the prospects of what her artful conversations with these older women could lead to in both outright and bequest giving. She sees her success, has a clear plan and I have no doubt she will be incredibly successful.  

Your success

See here is what I am thinking about now – “Every day I receive phone calls, texts, emails and letters inviting me to speak while my coaching clients enjoy my sessions.” Yep! It’s really that simple.  One of my MORE Major Gifts Accelerator members, Janet Keller, said this, “Sometimes one just needs to be repotted!”

YES! Time to repot your mind into a new, fresh pot! Push down the voices in your head that say you’re not enough, you could never do it. Push down the voices of others who say stupid stuff like, “Girls aren’t good at math” or you have to “Get them to open their wallets.”  See yourself in wonderful uplifting conversations with people who have the money and desire to do something significant. These folks see themselves making a major investment with a non-profit that mirrors their values and interests and vision.

You probably want this to be more complicated.  I’ll keep reminding you to see yourself in your success until you catch on!  With my hugs and love….

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