The Power of Masterminding

A Brian Klemmer original from 2008

Have you ever heard of masterminding, the powerful tool that can enhance your marriage and business life? If so, do you use it?

Napoleon Hill, author of the classic, Think and Grow Rich, considered masterminding one of the most important principles of success. Andrew Carnegie also recognized the value of it. Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of the mega-hit Chicken Soup for the Soul series, agrees. Before his Chicken Soup series, he experienced only Read More…

Find the why behind your goal

By Krystal Zellmer

Having goals is imperative to you moving forward in your life. Goals create action. Now, if you have already set some goals that is awesome! What happens when that goal gets tough? It can be hard to power through to accomplish your goal if you are not connected to WHY that goal is important to you.

Your “why” is your vision, or your purpose. Having your goal connected Read More…

Trigger Devices

By Krystal Zellmer

One interesting thing I remember about Brian Klemmer was that he always had a nail polish dot right in the center of his watch. Sometime that dot was the same color for years. The dot on his watch when he passed was purple. Those were not just arbitrary dots or colors, they were trigger devices. The purple dot was for one of his books to get onto Oprah’s Book Club.

Trigger devices can be extremely useful in our daily lives. They can be reminders of lessons we have learned. They can be reminders of where we want to be. They can be reminders of who we want to be. After Personal Mastery we Read More…

Gain Clarity on What You Want

By Krystal Zellmer

What is it in life that you want? Your own business? A totally toned body? The man/woman of your dreams? Do you know every detail? How would you know that what you were aspiring for came to life if you did not have it written down?

Say you are searching for your soul mate. Write a list of all the things that you want in that person. Don’t be afraid to be detailed. Knowing exactly what you want is part of the battle. Now after you have written the list Read More…


By Krystal Zellmer

There are two ways to learn something; emotional involvement and repetition. At Klemmer and Associates we strive to create opportunities at our seminars where you can have an experience with emotional involvement to create a large amount of change in a short amount of time. Repetition is also an effective tool for change.

Positive affirmations can be extremely effective. What do you tell yourself about you? Is your self-talk riddled with positive feedback, or overwhelmingly negative? What if you were to declare positive qualities about yourself, or a positive statement about who you are? Could that eventually shift Read More…

First Day, Last Day

By Krystal Zellmer

What list of things do you have that you want to accomplish before you die? How many of the things on that list are you actively pursuing? This is not a new concept, but it is an important one. What if today was your last day? We would like to believe that with modern technology, a healthy diet and a regular work-out regime we will live a beautiful life into our 90’s. Unfortunately there is no special formula to Read More…

Rocks, pebbles, and sand

By Krystal Zellmer

Picture a mason jar. If I fill it to the brim with rocks would you say it was full? Most people would say yes. Then I pour pebbles that slide in between the rocks. Is the jar full? Then I pour in sand and the sand fills in even more of the supposedly used space.

Imagine your big dreams; the things that are attached to your purpose. Those things are your rocks. Your pebbles are the things in your life that are also significantly important but not the end all of everything like your rocks. Lastly is the sand. Things that need to get done, but might not hold the highest value in your heart. These are Read More…

Up Your Intention

By Krystal Zellmer

It is a tradition for Americans and others in the Western Hemisphere to set New Year’s resolutions. These resolutions can vary from losing weight to getting out of debt. Basically New Year’s resolutions are goals that start on the first of the year. Did you know that roughly 88% of people that set New Year’s resolutions fail? (Weismen, 2007) Did you set a New Year’s resolution? Are you on track for completion?

Your goal is something about which you gave your word. Brian Klemmer said, “A Compassionate Samurai follows through whether it feels good or not; average people do what they feel like doing.” So if you are committed to your New Year’s resolution, but feel like you are losing steam, up your intention.

One way to up your intention is to put something at risk. Choose something that you are not okay with losing, and if you do not hit your goal that is the price you will pay. Another way to up your intention is to make a bold declaration. Find someone that will hold your feet to the fire, or an accountability buddy. The more people you declare your goal to the better. Imagine if you tell your children the goal you are going after. Do you think they are going to let up on you when you start wavering? Would you want to not accomplish what you told them you were going to do? Now that is a high level of accountability!

Let’s be the change we want to see in the world! Go after your dreams with the tenacity that they deserve.

Blame It on the Brain: The latest neuroscience research suggests spreading resolutions out over time is the best approach, Wall Street Journal, December 26, 2009

Be With Listening

By Krystal Zellmer

At the root of success is the ability to be “in relationship” with others. Unfortunately, we are bombarded on a regular basis with how to speak, or how not to speak. Rarely are we given skills on how to listen. In Personal Mastery, we cover three ways of listening.

First is “agree with” listening. Agree with listening is listening to someone even though you have already decided they are right, or that you agree with them. The feeling behind an “agree with” listener is, “I know.”

Second is “disagree with” listening. Disagree with listening is listening from a place of Read More…

Anyone feeling like they are running on an empty battery?

By Krystal Zellmer

Sometimes does it just feel like your battery is drained? Feeling uninspired or underwhelmed with your results? Life is full of moments where we tend to feel stuck in a rut. There are many ways to shake up your routine to change your outcome!

One way to change your routine might sound incredibly simple… SET A GOAL! Choose an area in your life that you feel you want to improve, and set a SMART goal in relation to that area. You can find a full explanation of a SMART goal in Brian Klemmer’s book If How To’s Were Enough We Would All Be Skinny Rich and Happy. Have a huge goal in mind and have no clue where to start? Break that large goal down into smaller goals. Give yourself actions steps to set yourself into motion because life is not slowing down any time soon. Looking for some true accountability around your goals? Samurai Camp is the perfect place to set four separate goals and have the support to achieve your dreams.

Another way to recharge your battery is to staff a seminar. I believe staffing is one of the best classes we at Klemmer offer. Staffing gives you an opportunity to dive into the material, another time around, while being of contribution… a total WIN/WIN. On top of being a part of the work again, it is another chance to connect with like-minded people. Please take the opportunity to come and staff Personal Mastery, Advanced Leadership or Heart of the Samurai. We would love to see you again, and support you in your dreams and goals.

Take life by the reins and fill up your cup. You are worth honoring yourself and living a life of passion and purpose.