You may have read previous posts I've made for the Success Club Meetings in Chilliwack The last meeting we had was at the end of May. I've been delayed in posting for a number of reasons, but I say better late than never.

Here are the notes from that meeting:

Cathy Clark

Cathy spoke to us for a few minutes on being successful. She had some awesome questions that she asked us and some other great points I'll share here. - If you want to make your life exceptional, be of service. - Where can I be of service? Not just about me. - Include volunteering with your work. - Give something a name it will have an identity. - Join a mastermind group. A place for ideas and encouragement. Make sure its a place of vulnerability and safety.

Debbie Reynolds

Debbie has been giving us a new update each month on her Profit Series. This was Part II. She spoke about breaking your life up into 5 year segments from your mid-late teens and up. From there ask yourself some questions: - What did you do? Where did you spend your money? What were you good at? What did you talk about? What jobs did you have? What did you like in your jobs?

From there you get deeper: - What did you learn from this? Where is your passion? What do you love? What are your strengths and weaknesses? - Write this all on one paper and work it out, look at it.

Dan Mansell

Dan was our keynote speaker. He spoke about standing out in tough times; If you do, then you'll excel in flourishing times. He mentioned a number of times that this economic hiccup may cause things to be slow right now, but be ready for the post, it's going to be busy.

With Dan it was a lot more interactive. People had a lot of questions of changing or adjusting their brand and if that was a smart thing to do. Dan had a few good points about changing your brand, but the one that stuck out for me the most was: You can't guarantee success by changing your brand. You need to try things and with trying be willing to fail.

Thanks again to Kevin Schroeder for putting these meetings together. If you're a business executive, business owner or something along those lines, let me know and I'll invite you out to the next meeting. Cheers, Matthew A. Hawkins