“Prior to meeting you and attending an ADVISORY COUNCIL, I knew nothing about either, except that, being a Dallas resident, I was acquainted with the prominent Dealey family name.
A friend of mine and I were discussing the fate of a mutual acquaintance who had some problems. My friend said the acquaintance became involved with a powerful group of people who changed his life. I told my friend, “I want that, too.” A few weeks later, I received an e-mail with your contact information.
During our first conversation you mentioned the ADVISORY COUNCIL and said it was difficult to describe. I remember you saying it is like having one’s own private Board of Directors. Your challenge to me was that I must see it to understand it. I was intrigued, of course. More than that, though, the motivating factor was the depth of the focused conversation I had with you during that first telephone call. I thought it strange that I was so immediately willing to be forthright about my life and my business with a virtual stranger. In some sense, it seemed to me that you weren’t a stranger. When I attended my first meeting, I quickly realized, and it was obvious, that you commanded the absolute trust and respect of every person in attendance. I can think of no stronger commendation.
For some time, I fantasized about being involved in a comfortable, collegial, consortium of business persons committed, not only to personal and business excellence, but also to listening, advice and counsel on a genuine basis. My fantasy was that this group would somehow be apart from, yet a part of, my own business life. When I attended my first ADVISORY COUNCIL, I knew this was it. I couldn’t believe such a group was in existence. Where had I been? I told you that you would have to get a court order to keep me from being a participant.
My first problem solved through the ADVISORY COUNCIL was that, before the meeting, I was mired in a negative process of understanding the problem. Needless to say, I was stuck. I quickly learned, and am learning, to focus, and to stay focused, on solutions.
By participating in the ADVISORY COUNCIL, I’ve experienced a 180-degree change in myself. I feel a strength, a confidence and a clarity I have never felt in my 32 years of business life. The impact is an “inside job” for me, which has beneficially impacted my partners and my family.
Thank you, John, for introducing me to a way I can participate in a real personal growth process in which I not only have complete confidence, but also is fun at the same time.”