June 7, 2023
Unleash Your Inner Champion: Discover the Power of Self-Reflection for Personal Growth and Success

Welcome, everyone, to your Mindset Mastery class with me, Laura Catella, your professor. Today, we embark on a journey of self-reflection and personal growth, where we will explore the power that lies within each of us to unleash our inner champion. Get ready to dive deep and discover the incredible potential that resides within you.

In this class, we won't just be passively absorbing information. No, we are going to actively engage and collaborate on exercises that might push us out of our comfort zones and challenge our usual patterns of thinking. Together, we will delve into an exercise that has proven to be incredibly impactful for many of my clients and individuals from diverse backgrounds. I must admit, this exercise has even brought some to tears - powerful tears that come from a place of growth and realization.

But what exactly are we going to do today? Well, let me introduce you to the concept behind our exercise, and who better to learn from than the legendary Michael Jordan himself. Picture this: it's 1998, and Jordan, along with the Bulls, is facing the Utah Jazz in game six of the finals. With just 30 seconds left on the clock, the Bulls are down by one point. The stakes couldn't be higher - win this game, and they become champions; lose, and they face the Jazz again on their home court.

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What unfolds in those final moments is etched in basketball history. Jordan takes the famous last shot, a remarkable fadeaway jump shot that secures victory for the Bulls. However, what many people overlook is the critical moment that preceded that shot - the steal that set up the opportunity.

Today's exercise draws inspiration from this pivotal event. We will explore the significance of those hidden moments, the steals in our own lives that often go unnoticed or underappreciated. By delving into these overlooked moments, we can uncover profound lessons and insights about ourselves, our capabilities, and our paths to success.

Through self-reflection and guided exercises, we will uncover the steals in our lives - those pivotal moments that may have seemed insignificant at the time but ultimately led us to triumph. We will discover the immense power of self-reflection in recognizing our own strengths, resilience, and potential. Brace yourselves for a transformative experience that will leave you inspired and ready to take on new challenges with a champion's mindset.

Prepare to dig deep, reflect, and unlock the incredible potential within you. Get ready to unleash your inner champion and embark on a path of personal growth and success.

Stay tuned for the upcoming lessons and exercises that will propel you towards greatness. Let's make the most of this opportunity and embrace the power of self-reflection. Together, we will achieve remarkable things. Let the Mindset Mastery class begin!

Unleashing the Power of Self-Reflection

This exercise is inspired by an important concept, which I will illustrate through a captivating story about none other than Michael Jordan. Picture yourself in 1998, as Jordan and the Bulls face the Utah Jazz in game six of the finals. With just 30 seconds remaining on the clock, the Bulls find themselves trailing by a single point. The outcome of this game not only determines their championship destiny but also carries the weight of a potential rematch on the Jazz's home court.

In a moment that has become legendary in basketball history, the Bulls emerge victorious. At first glance, it may seem like a simple sequence of events, culminating in Jordan's famous last shot—a breathtaking pullback fadeaway jump shot. However, what many people fail to realize is that the shot itself was not as pivotal as the steal that preceded it.

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So how was Jordan able to make that critical steal? The answer lies in his relentless dedication to studying the game. Through countless hours of watching the Jazz play, he had developed a keen awareness of their strategies and tendencies. In this specific instance, he noticed that his opponent, Malone, tended to look to the left when receiving the ball in that position. Armed with this knowledge, Jordan anticipated the play, swooped in from the right, and made the game-changing steal. Despite the risk of fouling and sending his opponent to the free-throw line, Jordan's confidence and understanding of the situation allowed him to seize the opportunity and secure the win.

The concept behind this story is simple yet profound: champions review the tape. They study and analyze their opponents, but they also look inward and scrutinize their own performances. To illustrate this further, let me share another inspiring tale—this time about Wayne Gretzky.

Gretzky, the iconic hockey player, once said, "Don't skate to where the puck is, skate to where the puck is going." But how did he consistently know where the puck was going to be? The answer lies in his lifelong habit of observing and analyzing the game. As a child, Gretzky would sit in front of the television with a sheet of paper and a pen, tracing the movements of the puck. Over thousands of hours, he developed an intuitive understanding of the game, enabling him to anticipate plays and position himself accordingly.

The lesson here is clear: champions review the tape. They meticulously examine their performances, learning from both their successes and failures. And today, we will embark on our own journey of self-reflection, tapping into the power of reviewing our personal "tape."

So, grab your phones, as we delve into an exercise that will help us uncover hidden insights and valuable lessons from our past experiences. I will provide a link to a document that you can copy and refer to whenever you wish to revisit it. Open your photos app and scroll back to January of 2023. It's time for our year so far in review, where we will examine each month, recall significant moments, and capture their essence.

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The document I've shared with you contains spaces for each month, where you can jot down any photos, videos, screenshots, or memories that give you pause. Reflect on where you were, what you were doing, who you were with, and the lessons you learned. This exercise is a judgment-free zone. We are here to gain insights from our own tapes, celebrating growth and acknowledging the moments that shaped us.

After each month, you'll find prompts to help categorize your experiences—lessons learned, accomplishments, challenges, surprises, and more. While you don't need to have an answer for every prompt, allow yourself to explore the significance of those that resonate with you. Following that, we will assess our past five months, grading ourselves on our clarity, persistence, communication, and more.

But this exercise doesn't end with the past. Armed with the knowledge we gain from reviewing our personal tapes, we will use it to guide us into the next seven months of the year. How can we make the upcoming months even better? How can we increase our happiness, efficiency, and clarity? Let's architect a roadmap for our future, leveraging the insights we've gained from the past.

Remember, this exercise is not confined to today. It is a tool that will remain available to you indefinitely. You can revisit it at any time, whether for a month, a year, or longer. By observing our progress over time, we can appreciate the transformations that may have slipped our notice in the day-to-day rush. It's a powerful reminder that change can happen more swiftly than we realize.

So, let's embrace the opportunity to review our personal tapes, extract valuable takeaways, and shape a brighter future. The next seven months hold tremendous potential for growth and achievement. It's time to unleash our inner champions and create a path to success and fulfillment.

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Reflections and Insights: Gaining Clarity and Setting Boundaries

In this section of our blog post, we delve into the personal reflections and insights of Lin Chayes, Stephanie Haugen-Brown, and Amy Gravlee. They open up about their experiences and realizations, highlighting the importance of self-reflection, setting boundaries, and embracing growth. Let's explore their stories and the valuable lessons they have learned.

The Power of Objective Self-Reflection

Often, we either assume what our past output was like without objectively looking at the tape, or we only focus on the present moment, maybe the short-term future. We focus on what we haven't done without celebrating what we have. And so this simple, it's not a nuclear physics equation, this simple exercise stands to give us a little bit more clarity and perspective, and your photo reel is one place to gather some information, but there are others.

Lin Chayes: Rediscovering Personal Priorities

Lin Chayes shares her journey of being a dedicated single mom, investing much of her time and energy in raising her children. With her kids now transitioning into independent lives, Lin confronts the challenge of defining her own path. She realizes the need to determine her future and regain a sense of personal identity outside of motherhood.

Stephanie Haugen-Brown: The Importance of Setting Boundaries

Stephanie Haugen-Brown opens up about the realization she had regarding the chaos in her life caused by a lack of boundaries. As a supportive and caring person, she found herself enabling unhealthy habits and neglecting her own needs. Stephanie shares how she took the courageous step of setting boundaries, both in her personal life and her business, ultimately finding clarity and attracting clients that align with her values.

Stephanie reflects on her reluctance to promote herself and her business. She recognizes the need to create more content, go live, and show her true self to establish meaningful connections. Stephanie acknowledges the fear of negativity and how she aims to push past discomfort and embrace vulnerability.

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Amy Gravlee: Recognizing Progress and Seeking Clarity

Amy Gravlee shares her experience of striving for significant changes and financial growth. She highlights the tendency to get caught up in the present moment and the importance of reflecting on past progress to gain perspective. Amy acknowledges the need for greater clarity and capitalizing on what has already proven successful.

These personal stories highlight the power of self-reflection and the importance of setting boundaries in various aspects of life. By objectively assessing our journey, embracing complexity, and seeking clarity, we can make significant strides towards personal growth and fulfillment. It's a reminder that our past experiences hold valuable insights, and our willingness to evolve and adapt ensures a brighter future.

Diamond Day Four: An Unforgettable Experience

Are you ready for an extraordinary event that will transform your business and life? Look no further than Diamond Day Four, the upcoming edition of this incredible gathering. If you missed out on the previous Diamond Day events, don't worry because this time, we've got you covered. Here's everything you need to know about Diamond Day Four, taking place at the beautiful Wigwam Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, from September 7th through the 10th.

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Unparalleled Collaboration and Connection

At Diamond Day Four, we take a unique approach to conferences. Unlike other events where speakers deliver their talks and leave, our speakers stay with you throughout the entire event. They don't just share their wisdom from the stage; they join you at your table, participate in workshops, and engage in meaningful discussions. This level of interaction and connection sets Diamond Day apart from the rest.

A Stellar Lineup of Speakers

Prepare to be inspired and motivated by an exceptional lineup of speakers at Diamond Day Four. From renowned entrepreneurs to industry experts, these individuals will share their insights and experiences, helping you overcome obstacles and elevate your business and personal life. Here are just a few of the amazing speakers you can expect to see:

  • Martha McSally: Martha, the first woman to fly a fighter jet in combat, is a true badass. She will delve into topics like bravery, stepping out of your comfort zone, and conquering imposter syndrome. Additionally, she'll lead us on an exciting physical excursion, whether it's shooting guns or embarking on an invigorating early-morning hike.

  • Dan Nicholson: As a personal mentor and the founder of Nth degree CPAs, Dan is a hard-to-get powerhouse. He will share his valuable insights on making decisions, including his philosophy of turning a "no" into a "hell yes." Dan's expertise and willingness to be there for his mentees make him a remarkable addition to our event.

  • Emma Rainville: Known for her operational genius and talent for hiring copywriters, Emma is someone every aspiring copywriter should know. She will provide invaluable advice and strategies that will take your writing skills to the next level.

  • Barton Scott: Founder of Upgraded Formulas, Barton will bring hair follicle tests to Diamond Day Four, offering us the opportunity to discover any nutritional deficiencies. This optional testing provides a unique perspective beyond standard blood work and allows us to gain valuable insights into our overall well-being.

  • Joe Polish: A dear friend and one of the most well-connected individuals in the world, Joe always goes above and beyond to serve others. You'll have the chance to connect with him personally and tap into his vast network of valuable connections.

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And Many More Incredible Individuals

In addition to these remarkable speakers, Diamond Day Four features a lineup of other incredible individuals. From mentors like Nick Peterson and Joel Weldon to professionals like Alyssa Dillon, Kat Merritt, Chris Encarnacion, and Andre Norman, each brings a unique perspective and expertise to the event. The collective wisdom and experience of everyone present at Diamond Day Four make it an event like no other.

Get ready to be inspired, motivated, and empowered by this extraordinary lineup of speakers. Diamond Day Four is set to be a transformative experience that will leave a lasting impact on your business and personal growth.

Unleash Your Potential

Diamond Day Four is not just about listening to speakers; it's about taking action and achieving tangible results. Through engaging exercises and thought-provoking discussions, you'll gain the tools and strategies to overcome obstacles and reach new heights in your business and personal life.

Testimonials from Previous Diamond Day Events

The impact of Diamond Day is best expressed through the testimonials of past attendees:

  • Alyssa Dillon shared that she had to choose between receiving her Two Comma Club award at Funnel Hacking Live or attending Diamond Day. She chose Diamond Day because the personal connections and exercises provided her with greater value and actionable insights.

  • Johanna Sanchez, who started with only $800 in her bank account, saw her financial situation drastically improve after attending Diamond Day. She now has over $25,000, no debt, and even bought a house. The exercises and reflective moments at the event helped her realize how far she had come and provided her with renewed determination.

  • Emma Rainville said that one deal she made at Diamond Day III brought her 3 million in revenue.

These testimonials highlight the profound impact Diamond Day has on individuals, allowing them to achieve significant breakthroughs and accelerated growth.

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A Gathering Like No Other

Diamond Day Four is a unique event that combines connection, inspiration, and deal-making. It's an opportunity to surround yourself with like-minded individuals, forge meaningful connections, and engage in transformative experiences. If you're ready to take your business and life to the next level, Diamond Day Four is the place to be.

The Best Intimate Connections That Stick

At Diamond Day, you can expect more than just a typical conference experience. It's a gathering where lasting friendships are formed, and the connections you make are authentic and long-lasting. The unique atmosphere and shared experiences create bonds that go beyond the event itself. Let's explore why Diamond Day stands out in creating these intimate connections:

Real Lessons and Tangible Results

Diamond Day isn't just about theoretical concepts or generic advice. It's about real lessons that have a tangible impact on your life and business. While there are tactics and strategies shared during the event, the focus goes beyond surface-level knowledge. The goal is to help you overcome the feeling of being stuck or unworthy and empower you to implement what you learn consistently. It's the fundamental work that creates a lasting shift, leading to real results.

Unforgettable Shared Experiences

Diamond Day is filled with shared experiences that you'll cherish forever. Imagine being present when Parris Lampropoulos, the legendary copywriter, immerses himself in an ice bath and passionately yells in pain. These moments become memories that stay with you, reminding you of the extraordinary experiences you had. From sunset horseback riding to ATVing in the desert, the activities create a sense of camaraderie and fun, forging deeper connections with fellow attendees.

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Genuine Emotional Moments

Diamond Day isn't afraid to embrace vulnerability and authenticity. You might witness personal moments, like a heartfelt cry from the event host, or Andre Norman using his humor to change lives. These genuine emotional experiences create a supportive and understanding environment, fostering deeper connections between attendees. It's an opportunity to connect on a human level and feel truly seen and understood.

Premium Amenities and Expert Guidance

When you attend Diamond Day, you receive top-notch treatment and guidance. Premium IV therapy is provided to help you feel your best after the party night, ensuring you're ready to fully engage in the event. Additionally, the event offers a range of experts, including Emma, who guides you through operational aspects, and CPAs and attorneys who can assist with tax and legal matters. The attention to detail and support provided ensure that you have everything you need to succeed.

Pricing and Limited Availability

Diamond Day offers different ticket options to cater to various needs. Standard tickets grant access to the two-day conference room experience for $3,000. VIP tickets, priced at $4,500, include additional benefits such as the Biohacking Day, IV therapy, and adventure activities. For the ultimate experience, the Diamond ticket priced at $6,000 includes the fourth implementation day, access to experts, and all dinners and parties. Prices are subject to increase, so it's wise to secure your spot early.

A Transformational Opportunity

Diamond Day is not just another conference—it's a transformative experience that can change your life. The genuine passion and dedication that goes into creating this event is palpable. From the carefully curated lineup of speakers to the unforgettable shared experiences, every aspect is designed to empower and inspire you. The connections you make and the knowledge you gain can propel you to new heights in your personal and professional journey.

Join Diamond Day and be part of an exceptional gathering that offers so much more than conventional conferences. Don't miss the opportunity to be surrounded by like-minded individuals, learn from experts, and create lifelong connections.

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Secure Your Spot and Join the Transformation

As we come to the end of this blog post, I want to take a moment to talk about the incredible opportunity that awaits you at Diamond Day Four. The value and experience you'll gain from this event are truly priceless, and I want to ensure you don't miss out.

Currently, the prices for tickets are as follows: standard tickets for the two days in the conference room are priced at $3,000, VIP tickets which include the Biohacking Day, IVs, and adventure activities are available for $4,500. However, the Diamond ticket is where the real magic happens. Priced at $6,000, it includes the fourth day, the implementation day, where you'll integrate and develop your next six-month plan with the guidance of experts like Emma, CPAs, and attorneys who will help you with various aspects of your business.

By investing in the Diamond ticket, you not only gain access to the incredible content and networking opportunities throughout the event but also enjoy all the included dinners and parties. Trust me; it's an experience you won't want to miss.

I understand that pitching and making offers can feel uncomfortable, but my goal is to create an extraordinary experience that will change your life. I want you to be a part of it. If you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to DM me. I'm here to assist you and provide all the support you need.

On a separate note, I'm thrilled to announce some upcoming classes and interviews. Martha McSally, the trailblazing woman who fought to change the law and become the first woman to fly a fighter jet in combat, will be joining us for an interview. We'll dive deeper into her incredible story and gain valuable insights from her journey.

Additionally, I'll be wrangling Dan Nicholson for a special presentation on public speaking and presenting. This session will equip you with the tools to overcome your fears, captivate your audience, and create content that resonates.

I want to express my deep love and appreciation for each one of you and I'm truly grateful for your support. I can't wait to connect with you again next week, where we'll continue this transformative journey together.

Take care, stay inspired, and see you soon!

With love and gratitude,


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Laura Catella | Mindset CoacH | Founder of Diamond Day Mastermind
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