History Recap

Over the last 17 years of trying to identify and monetize a type of work that I would find both exciting and satisfying, I've made an incredible amount of errors! Before Human Design entered my life, I squandered a lot of money because I was making mental decisions instead of trusting my gut. I simply didn't know any better. A soup of conflicting energies also made it extra challenging as I repeatedly talked myself out of many plans I had heavily invested time into.

The silver lining is that I now understand why everything I did was wrong, why the good advice I ignored was right, and why I couldn't have just trusted that advice in the first place. The reason is because I'm designed to learn through my own trial and error.

Now I am doing a better job of intentionally leaning into the trial and error. It's because I now know that everything I do is just another learning opportunity to discover what works and feels right, versus what doesn't. And instead of running away from emotional turmoil, I now face it head on and work through it.

I forgave myself

Lately, I've been integrating and accepting that everything that has happened to date, has all just been part of "the plan". I can confirm this simply by reviewing my timeline in The Pattern App (Android / iPhone) which elegantly maps out the phases I'm moving through and afterwards I'm like... "ahh that's what that was about!" 

Thanks to The Pattern App, I can see that I'm currently in a period where I'm not yet meant to solidify my direction. I translate this to mean that I'm still in a process of gathering information, skills, trial and error experiences, and transforming my Gene Key shadows. Between this perspective and securing stress-free part-time work on the side, I'm able forgive myself for the slow progress towards my goals.

Am I a Coach? My Sacral Says "No"

As far as titles go, I don't feel comfortable labelling myself as a coach. I'm not a business, marketing, sales, strategic, website design, or time management expert either. But I am passionately interested in the continued trial and error of all those disciplines. What I have found is that the 6 in my 4/6 profile likes to take ideas and merge them together to innovate a new digital product or process. 

Am I a Mastermind Facilitator? My Sacral Says "Yes!"

Over the years I have come full circle several times to the idea of Facilitating Mastermind Groups. Recently, I observed a synchronicity of 3x random events within a matter of days and all baring the message "Host a Mastermind!"

The problem is, I didn't know what this message related to. Was it to host Hot Seat Sessions for the Manifesting Generators Community? Sacral Sessions for MGs? An in-person Meetup Group in my local city? 

To find out, I created all three and straight away I was hit with anxiety instead of excitement and my energy disappeared. I realized in hindsight that I was incorrectly initiating big time!

Till this day I don't know why I received the messages to start a Mastermind at that point in time. Was it to draw my attention to my blocks? Perhaps. Nonetheless, I have faith that my life experiences will eventually lead me to step into that role. 

Don’t know what a Mastermind is?

A typical Mastermind is a small group of 4-6 people who meet regularly to help each other overcome challenges by sharing ideas, advice, accountability and support. I find 4 people is a good number such that:

  1. Members bond deeply into each others lives.
  2. Members receive a decent amount of support each week. 
  3. Weekly/fortnightly catchups don’t run too long.

About the Author

Mark J Reynolds

17 years of soul searching led me to discover that what lights me up the most also gives me huge amounts of energy. Efficiency and shining the spotlight on others is a passion that permeates through everything I do.

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