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February 13, 2010

The Path to Becoming an Expert--Part I

What makes an 'expert'? What is an expert? These are questions that you might want to consider on your way to creating the business and life you have always wanted.

Times are tough right now. Money is in short supply for many of us. But if you look around, abundance is still flowing. There are many opportunities for you to continue moving forward to fulfilling your dream of creating abundance through living your passion.

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One of them is the gift of Kathleen Barry Ingram, the co-founder of the Epona Apprenticeship Program! During my apprenticeship at Epona I was able to access a part of myself that I didn't know was there. We all know the horses are masters at helping up to do this. Kathleen, who coined the term 'sacred space of possibility' did just that in partnership with the horses so they could do their magic! She is a master at creating a space where we can live in possibility--the first step to creating our future and the lives we want.

Next month, Kathleen will be joining me at Top o' the Morning Farm in Wellington, FL for a never before event! An Equine Facilitated MasterMInd Group! She has been taking her wisdom and experience all over the world. She has seen and experienced what is happening in this field. And now she is bringing it us! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from her again. We created this time in a particular format for sharing and growth and are officially launching an EFL MasterMind!

What is a MasterMind?


  • A group of like-hearted professionals that are on a success track with their business--If you want to be successful, you need to be around people who are! Or people who are on the way to being successful!
  • A community of people who are committed to living in abundance--There are people who have a context for life that says abundance is for other people, it will never happen for them. A MasterMind group is not the place for them!! A group of people whose collective life context is YES! is what this group is all about!
  • A tribe of challenging colleagues who will question your ideas, support your genius and push your limits--So many of us are working on our own with the horses. How often do you feel isolated and feel like you need some fresh ideas and input on your work? How often do your assumptions about your work keep you stuck?
  • A sacred space for sharing ideas and creating new ones!--This EFL MasterMind is for those of you who are ready to partner, collaborate, TEST your ideas and learn new ones. As we have each taken our respective training and made it our own, we have grown the field of Equine Facilitated Learning. This group is a way for you to grow your work and business even more.

      What's the difference between this EFL MasterMind and others, the very few that exist? This one is live, experiential and full of horses! The others are virtual--a great venue, but limited in terms of building relationships and learning. This is really a ground breaking event! And it is necessary!

      The field of Equine Assisted Learning is growing in leaps and bounds. The time for the Way of the Horse is NOW! The time for differing factions to ban together for the greater good of the industry and the planet is also NOW! Are you ready to join the movement?

      We need your voice and your energy for this next EFL quantum leap! This is more than just another workshop, this is the future of this work. Please take a look and consider what part you can play!

      To register, click EFL MasterMind with Kathleen Barry Ingram! Join us and take your next step to becoming an expert in your work with the horses.

      With ease and grace,
      Lisa

February 20, 2010

The Path to Becoming an Expert--Part II

In Malcolm Gladwell's book, Outliers, he tells us the secret to mastery is the 10,000 hour rule. To achieve 'expert' status, you must do whatever you do for 10,000 hours. Now let's think about this....

How many hours have you put into your Equine Facilitated Learning practice? That means actually doing the work, either you and your horse, you and a client(s), paid or unpaid. Fifty? One hundred? One thousand?

To give you some perspective, as an ICF certified coach, to apply for my MCC (Master Certified Coach) I needed to have at least 2,500 hours of coaching. I have been coaching for 15 years.
10,000 hours is a lot of hours!!

Why does 10,000 hours make an expert? Because by being engaged in any one field that amount of time gives you answers to critical questions like:


  • What is happening in this field right now?

  • Where do we go to find out?

  • Who are the leading experts?

  • How do we create an abundant practice with sustainable value to our clients?

  • What are cutting edge practices?

  • Who can we partner with to grow, learn, and create possibility?


An expert must have the answers to these questions to give greater value to their clients. So how do we go about becoming an expert in our field of EFL?


I have found that constantly engaging in the work is essential. The upcoming EFL MasterMind with Kathleen Barry Ingram is one of the ways that I invite all of you to do this.
If you are on a true path to becoming an expert in EFL, you need to be part of a community that will support you towards your 10,000 hours. Do you have that now?



We have 6 slots left for this first ever live, in person, experiential EFL MasterMind in Florida March 12-14. And this is only the beginning! We plan on making this a bi-annual event for those of you who are serious about getting your hours!

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ou can also join a virtual MasterMind on tce, The Coach Exchange, an extension of the experiential work. So if you can't be there in person, you can still be part of a community where you can talk and share your EFL experiences. (It doesn't take the place of the experiential work--there is no short cutting those 10,000 hours!!--but it's a great start!)

Now take a moment...are you on a true path to becoming an expert in living your passion through Equine Assisted Learning? How many hours are you engaging in your passion? What do you need to do to move forward?

Kathleen and I invite you to step up to 'the next highest version of you and your business' as Schelli Whitehouse (who will be there, too!) would say and join us in March and/or on tce. No time like the present! REALLY...

With ease and grace,
Lisa

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