I've got something to offer you that will actually help you navigate adversity and/or change in your life IN REAL TIME. That way, you can achieve your goals and live the life YOU want to be living. After all, the most exciting parts of life generally happen with other people, out there in the world, NOT when you are reading a book or spending time with a healer or therapist OR doing some kind of self development work.
I know life CAN sometimes BE TOUGH. We have BIG setbacks and sometimes need to make MAJOR changes.
So, I invite you to do it consciously, WITH a supportive group of others and the guidance of a self-development author ( that's me ☺). Read on for more about the 10 Weeks to Conscious Living online group program.
But first, I’d like to share my story of walking through a period of adversity which included profound confusion, crippling uncertainty and intense change in my life. There were days when I thought “I may have to declare bankruptcy” or “God/The Universe has failed me!” Some days I didn’t even leave my house. I had never in my life had these kind of thoughts or this kind of experience. Now, I’ve not only survived and come out the other side, but continue to help scores of others navigate their own confusion, uncertainty and change.
No, this does NOT mean YOU need to get divorced, struggle financially or have a transient ischemic attack (similar to a stroke) to reach your goals and live your best life! I share these particular details about my life story so that you can see that no matter what the circumstances of your life are, I’m living proof that we have access to the energy needed to thrive, find peace AND impact our external circumstances to better match our internal desires.
I had been crystal clear on my life direction for nearly 15 years until I suddenly hit a major bump in the road in 2013/14. Interestingly, the biggest creative accomplishment of my life thus far: the publishing of “The Secret to Conscious Living” kicked off a period of significant challenge. There were multiple major life setbacks and the internal and external struggle was intense and painful. Yet, I've made it through, energized and in one piece. So, I’m sharing what I had already known before the struggle (AND what I learned during it) with you so you can navigate YOUR life’s changes and challenges with all the energy you want and need. What might your period of challenge be preparing you for? A new career? A new love? A new place to live? Because those periods of struggle, when examined and leveraged, always lead to an even brighter future that the one you were living into before.
There were multiple major life setbacks and the internal and external struggle was intense and painful. Yet, I've made it through, energized and in one piece. So, I’m sharing what I had already known before the struggle (AND what I learned during it) with you so you can navigate YOUR life’s changes and challenges with all the energy you want and need.
So, I was in my apartment in Barcelona in the summer of 2013, at the end of a new type of intense yoga practice. I had just recently begun to “lose the plot” on my career as they say in the UK. I was profoundly uncertain about what the next step was for me. After years of ease in transitioning from the corporate world to coaching, I had excitedly, but ultimately fruitlessly, tried my hand with network marketing of a nutritional supplement. I realized (and, if I’m honest, had known already) it wasn’t the most inspiring vehicle for delivering my gifts to the world.
There I was, sitting cross legged on my yoga mat and in my mind’s eye, I saw the face of someone I knew from my time living in NYC (10 years prior). She’s a powerful force in the world of self-awareness. And, I had the thought: "Well, what about me? Couldn't I offer something similar to, yet different somehow, to what she does?"
I was immediately freaked out. "But, I don't want to be so visible"..."I don't know if I've got what it takes"..."My life, as it is, is very comfortable"..."This seems like too massive of a change"..."Where would I EVEN begin?!" I went from excited to uncomfortable very quickly. Can you relate? Have you ever seen some compelling future and then, almost immediately after, experienced that fear to move out of your comfort zone? That desire for more/something else matched by a kind of terror about the unknown?
But back to the aftermath of this “vision”. I was smack dab in the middle of one of those moments that I've seen countless of my clients struggle with. I was quickly burying myself with dis-empowering questions, doubt and all kinds of reasons not to move forward and touch off a chain reaction of changes. Even though I had so many tools and models and methods to empower myself, I just didn't know where to start. I was walking a tightrope between the past and the future and I could not see how to get myself across the void. I was frustrated and unsatisfied, not making as much money as I wanted to make AND I wasn't getting any younger.
If I had stayed in that questioning/doubting mode, I just would not be where I am today. I knew some change was being required of me to expand my fulfillment, but I didn't know how to take the first step. Then, “out of nowhere”, one of my mentors emailed me and guided me in a deep meditation, at the end of which I had the broad outline for a book. As soon as I had the outline and the support of this master coach/mentor in place, I birthed the unique idea for how to write the book. So, I decided to launch a crowd-funding campaign that pre-sold the book concept and raised nearly $12,000.
I will never forget the feeling of the contributions coming in every few minutes just before midnight eastern U.S. time on the night of the 27th/28th of December of 2013. It was hard to sleep that night in Barcelona as the notifications arrived each time someone contributed and pre-ordered a book. And all I had at that moment was an idea. The amount of energy I was feeling in the days surrounding the 28th of December, 2013 was incredible.
So, how did I get from internal vision to external reality? Well, I’ve come to understand that there are four “Energy Magnifiers”. And, we can develop these Energy Magnifiers (these aspects of ourselves) so that they provide us with all the energy we want and need to fashion our lives in the way we desire. In short, the Energy Magnifiers are your body, your emotions, your mind and your “higher self”. We’ll spend lots of time developing your relationship with each one during the program.
As I was writing the book, things got pretty intense. I experienced something like a stroke AND separated from my partner of 7 years. I learned, for the first time, that connecting with the Energy Magnifiers could power me through even the most bleak of circumstances.
Ultimately, I published the book. This was a major accomplishment and felt really good. But then, I didn’t know what to do. I had published it myself and hence, did not have the machinery of a publisher on my team to help me share it with the world. So, what followed was a year and a half of being stuck in the mud. Then, it finally hit me. I want to share this wisdom with people in a group setting. I remembered that at the moment of conception of the book was the seed of the idea that this book should be like no other. Even down to the marketing and how people interact with it. AND I knew how powerful group programs could be from my experience coaching students at Integrative Nutrition®.
While my story may sound unique or not at all like your life, I promise you’ve got a story too. We each have an incredible amount of energy that we were born with and that we can connect with every day, hour and moment. This energy can be harnessed to make the changes that need to be made to:
After writing and publishing the book (paperback in 2015 and digital in 2016), and walking through the initiation into greater ownership of the practices and principles I recommend, I'm now ready to walk you through it and introduce you to these Energy Magnifiers so you can harness them for greater self-expression.
With no further ado, it’s time to introduce my group program: “10 Weeks to Conscious Living”. I want to make this transformative material available to the maximum number of people at a reasonable price. And, don’t worry, you won’t even have to read the whole book. It is actually not even designed to be read cover-to-cover.
With years of experience leading groups of students in transforming their lives at Integrative Nutrition® AND my 9 years of 1:1 coaching experience AND 16 years of my own personal development experience, I’m ready to ROCK YOUR WORLD.
By the time I had the idea for the book, I had already had a massive quantity (15 years) and variety of experience making change in my own life AND serving others to do the same. I led embodied energetic experiences at wellness events, serving hundreds of people for a weekend in 5 cities on two continents. I also coached hundreds of aspiring health coaches at Integrative Nutrition®, in addition to my private clients. AND, I had partnered with leaders at a globally active self-development company to deliver weekend-long life transforming experiences to more than a thousand people.
It was an intense period of growth and mastering personal development tools:
I can see now that I spent those 15 years synthesizing seemingly unrelated training into coherent and incredibly powerful coaching expertise. When this expertise is combined with the awareness of the Energy Magnifiers, I am able to empower those I work with through the resistance they can feel when contemplating big changes in their lives.
Now that I have written a book like no other, and stepped into the next level of embodiment that this path demanded, I have a humble yet strong confidence in my ability and commitment to helping you achieve your best life.
Here’s what it boils down to. I care, I’m seasoned and I am committed to you.
Thank you for taking the time you have taken to read this.
Will you start your next journey to greater fulfillment with me today? Join me for “10 Weeks to Conscious Living”!
Listen, I really get it. There is a limited amount of time, money and focused attention that you have to spend in a given day, week or month. So, let me speak to what might be there for you:
Here’s the thing: In life (and, if you join us in this program) you will continually find yourself along a continuum between the extremes of 1) being instructed/influenced in what to do and 2) determining for yourself what to do. In this program, you will find the perfect mix of direction and self-empowerment to create sustainable life changes. There is no escaping the change. Plus, the course supports people in various ways between sessions (beyond the 9 calls, there is a buddy system, a customized “Energy Magnifier ‘On Track’ Tool”, a community site, audios and videos AND 50+ practical exercise options to choose from in the book).
There will be a maximum of 7 others with you in the group. In my experience, this number of people allows for enough 1:1 attention while also giving you the opportunity to learn from and leverage other participants’ experiences and insights.
The combination of the focus on these fundamental energy magnifiers, my coaching experience (in groups and 1:1) AND all the tools to keep you focused and on track makes this program one-of-a-kind.
Energy Magnifier “On Track” Tool:
“I wanted to find a way to have an active social life while balancing self care and maintaining my health. Within just a few weeks of being in Matthew's group program I gained the confidence to get out of the apartment, make plans with my friends and family and maintain my health! I'm still following and maintaining all I learned in the group and am so happy and grateful to Matthew and the group participants for all of the support.” - Jennifer R.
“Matt’s coaching course landed very different from others, in-fact, completely unique in its approach. Having taken part in regular coaching models for a number of years where accountability was usually combined with some level ass-kicking when you don’t meet the goals because life gets in the way. Matt shared a very different approach, I was skeptical in the beginning however once past the confusion I found my energy levels increasing so much that everything became easier, my mind settled, I had greater clarity and took action on the things I wanted to change. A key part of this approach for me was 1 - Looking at and increasing my own energy levels. 2 - Getting clear on emotional drivers and having an opportunity to participate in the group and dive into our deeper human challenges often ignored or brushed under the carpet, these became the fuel which all of us harnessed to reach our targets." - Anonymous in England
Life is a dance between your internal experience and the world around you. Sometimes you need to learn something new and sometimes you need to dig deep inside for the answers you already have. While we sometimes get confused about which is the appropriate focus, what is non-negotiable is that changes will keep occurring. In this program, you are BOTH presented with tools, guidance and community AND respected for the innate wisdom that you possess to direct yourself.
And, you’ll have a buddy, the calls, the book, the online community and more.
Those are just some of the highlights. Now…
You'll receive a copy of the book if you don't already have one, so you can begin reading some chapters to prepare yourself for Session #1. One of these chapters contains a worksheet for a One Week Satisfaction Booster that will give you access to more energy. Like coffee or a really strong green tea, but without needing to drink anything and lasting for much longer than a few minutes or hours.
The pre-start reading assignment also includes multiple mini-exercises. These make sure you begin to apply what you are reading in your life as you are living it. We create conditions for real change, not just new ideas.
“Throughout the years I’ve known Matthew, one common thread has never broken: his boundless curiosity. But not only is Matthew filled with this inspired sense of wonder (which he generously shares)., he has built his life around engaging with it. I’ve never seen anyone so seamlessly experiment with his multitude of disciplines, diving into esoteric studies while also mastering the more “earth-bound” tools of social media, the web and personal growth. In this book, Matthew guides readers into the realm of boundless energy, freeing us from unnecessary struggle and suffering. How wonderful to discover that life doesn’t have to be so hard after all!” – Ophira Edut, astrologer for ELLE.com, Amazon bestselling author, The AstroTwins (www.astrostyle.com)
In Session 1:
You'll meet your fellow course participants and me, the author. You'll be given some recommendations on how to maximize your results during the program. We'll set the ground rules and co-create a safe and powerful group "space" or what is called a "listening for each other".
You'll be led through a simple meditation designed to have you be radically present (using attention to breath).
And, you'll begin the process of getting clear on your intentions and goals for our time together.
Between Sessions 1&2 (and between all Sessions):
You'll be granted access to a website for the broader community of readers of the book. Here you'll find all kinds of resources, including chapter specific discussion threads. It’s a place where others, like yourself, are learning to apply what's in the book in their lives. In addition, there are opportunities to partner up with other readers. And, an audio file of a powerful, self-applied tool that is designed for your healing and empowerment.
In Session 2:
You'll begin sharing successes and we’ll also deal with any challenges you had in taking action since the first session. We’ll also begin exploring your relationship with your body. I'll read from the book and we'll discuss specific ways for you to connect with your body in ways that provide you with more energy.
In addition, you'll be led through a meditation that grounds you in your body, through use of attention to movement.
Between Sessions 2&3:
You'll be given the option to access a tracking document that will help you focus if you are ready to begin taking regular actions towards your goals. And, we'll make sure you are paired with a buddy (if you want to be), so that you can support each other between sessions.
In Session 3:
In this session, we'll begin not just discussing, but also engaging with, your emotional state. Included in the session is a specialized meditation that shows you how to connect with the energy associated with your emotions. This meditation helps you to distinguish, in real time, between your thinking mind and your feelings/emotions.
And, we'll discuss the tendency for human beings to collapse (or put together) their emotions and thoughts. You'll hear about some examples and I'll work with participants in real time to help them separate the two.
Finally, there is an exercise contained in the book, which you will be encouraged to test out for yourself, to assess how you are currently expressing your emotions.
In Session 4:
You'll begin to understand that you are very rarely thinking original thoughts and why seeing this is actually a good thing!
You'll also see why it is that you are choosing to focus on the individual thoughts you choose to focus on. This is extremely important as you begin to create changes in your life. Why? Because rigid thinking does not create fertile ground for significant shifts in life. And, by this point in the program, significant shifts are beginning to happen.
This is the first time you will be guided in a mantra meditation. You'll have a chance to try out three different ones to see which one is most effective for you.
In Session 5:
In this session, you'll be introduced to the final “Energy Magnifier” as we delve into the Chapter entitled "The You Beyond Your Mind". It may be the one that seems least relevant to what you're currently trying to shift in your life. Nonetheless, it is vitally important in helping you to prioritize changes. It is also important for making the changes that serve your highest good and the highest good of those whom you influence (loved ones and those you impact professionally). You'll begin to experience your “smaller self/ego” from your higher self and learn how to do that more often with increased benefits to you and those around you.
Once again, you'll be guided in a special meditation to gain access to the experience of yourSELF.
In Session 6:
In this session, we return to focusing on the body to go further and open you up to a new level of self-love. This self-love is critical in increasing your capacity to experience the love of others. And, also, for being able to actually experience the joy and accomplishment that comes with generating the shifts you want to experience in your life.
We'll discuss the importance and relevance of rest, quality of breathing, minimizing chemical stressors and just plain luxuriating!
In addition, you'll be introduced to a second body-focused meditation.
In Session 7:
In this session, you'll learn the importance of deepening your capacity to feel your emotions fully. This is critical as you harness the energy needed to make changes and get out of your comfort zone. As well, you'll be encouraged to take some small steps in sharing your emotional state with those around you. You’ll be instructed in how to do this in a particular way, which reduces the danger of upsetting those around you whom you care about the most. Being authentic in your emotional expression is also extremely important in shifting the circumstances of your life because your life is made up of more than just you. It includes other people and the quality of your connection with those people is a direct predictor of the quality of your life.
In addition, you will be introduced to a meditation that helps you to first become aware of, and then actually feel, more of your emotions.
In Session 8:
In this session, we'll dive back into the mind with new vigor and you'll learn why and how your thinking can be disempowered and what to do about it. You'll also learn what it takes to have true communication with those in your life.
By this time, you will have determined which type of meditation is most impactful for you. You'll be encouraged to try it out on your own during our session OR cycle through the different ones you’ve been introduced to. Then, you can settle on the one that is appropriate for you on that day (given what is going on in your life AND with which energy magnifier you are engaging with). What you will be developing is the skill of remaining focused yet open, empowered yet always connecting to more power, in the present moment yet still reaching for more. In short, the skill of conscious living.
In Session 9:
In this session, we'll again venture outside of the known limits of who you know yourself to be (the current state of your body, emotions and thinking). We'll discuss some ways of accessing the energy of your highest self and discuss how serving others, attention to breath and even some toning/chanting can all help get you connected to more energy.
And, we'll celebrate all your successes and ensure you've got what you need in place to continue making progress towards your intentions and goals after the program ends.
Finally, in this session, you will learn a new meditation for helping you to actually experience the You beyond your mind.
“I was experiencing a disconnect with relationships and wanted to have more awareness of what that was showing me - what I needed to look at within me. I then took Matthew's group program and my life is more peaceful, less blame attached and more insight on my part. This has impacted the relationships in my life and continues to do so. I’m VERY grateful to Matthew for holding the space for us to be vulnerable and open. I’ll miss the loving community that was created very quickly.”
- Donna E. from Bournemouth
"When I started coaching with Matthew, I hated my job and knew I wanted to change career tracks but I just didn't know where to begin. I started to get clear on my plan even before our first session and then, with Matthew's coaching, I learned so much about the importance of my relationship with my body, emotions, thoughts and life purpose. Now, that wisdom has permeated every area of my life, not just my work life (which, by the way, is so much more satisfying!).
If you are reading this testimonial and there is something about Matthew's work that calls to you. Take the call!"
- Ingrid M. – Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
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I am so confident that this program will provide you with all the tools you need to make change in an area of your life that has not been responding to your attempts at change that I am offering the following guarantee:
You will get your money back*, including a bonus (60 minutes, 1:1 with me to assist you in continuing the work of making change that you began in the program). This bonus honors the time that you had already put into the program.
You can choose to make change now or wait and let it happen TO you. The latter option usually isn’t pleasant. Your choice. You are here on the planet to live YOUR life, not only to be a player in the lives of others.
Also, you have, literally, nothing to lose, given that you have a full money back guarantee AND will have access to much of the material even if you bow out after the 5th session.
So, here are your options one more time:
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