Altitude Mastermind with Alex Mandossian

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Travel, Updates on October 26th, 2007 | No Comments

Hello from the Altitude Mastermind session at Alex Mandossian’s living room in beautiful Novato, California!

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 Simon Leung and Alex Mandossian in front of a limo parked outside of his Novato house

I had the extreme pleasure of spending the entire day today with Alex Mandossian at his gorgeous, 5500 square feet brand new Novato home, along with a handful of other Altitude attendees to mastermind about what we’ve learned, implemented and still have questions about moving forward.

It’s been a long day, especially since I didn’t even go to bed last night because I was trying to finish up everything before I take the day off, so that means by the time I get home tonight, I would have gone about 36 hours without sleep!

But man, oh man, was it worth it! It was an incredible day and please, allow me tell you all about it … :)

First of all, Alex Mandossian’s home is so new that his street didn’t even register on my GPS system! I had to locate it by entering some nearby street names in the neighborhood, and I must say that the scenery by the bay just minutes across the Golden Gate Bridge is absolutely breath-taking!

As I drove up the streets of these huge multi-million dollar Bay Area mansions, I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful weather and quiet neighborhood, not to mention the sound of the wind as I pull up to Alex Mandossian’s driveway, greeted by his Halloween decorations, which included a scarecrow, a plastic severed head at the doormat, and a sign that read “Party Inside.”

So I went inside, and boy, was it a party!

Most of the gang was already there because they had stayed at a hotel just across the way, and I let myself in and enjoyed a quick tour of the house. It was especially neat to visit the home office where all the Teleseminar Secrets classes happen!

And as for the mastermind session itself, it began with everyone introducing or re-acquainting ourselves to the group, answering the same three questions that we discussed back in March during Alex Mandossian’s Teleseminar Secrets Reunion (although only a few people present were actually at that event, and it has been several months since we first played this game, so it’s good to revisit).

These questions were:

1) Who am I?

2) What do I do?

3) Who is my ideal prospect?

If you think about it, while these are three pretty simple questions, they are all very important pieces of information for someone to know because it will tell them almost everything they need to know in order to get to know you, and decide right whether they have a need for your products and services in their own business, or of someone they may know.

And so, it was in all our best interest to give the questions some thought and answer them intelligently so that we can all receive maximum benefit from the day’s networking events.

Throughout the day, Alex Mandossian served us with his brilliant ideas and business strategies, and we even played several different games that were designed for us to help focus our energy into what’s important in our businesses and lives, and make sure that we make the most productive use of our every day work time.

Right after lunch, I had the opportunity to stand up in front of the room for about 20 minutes, sharing with everyone my own personal takeaways from the Altitude event, and actually teach Alex Mandossian things that I have learned and implemented into my business during the past few weeks that I have found success in!

I think that was one of my most valuable experiences of today, which was to actually give back to Alex Mandossian, whom I consider to be a mentor and a friend, because he has taught me so much and have been such a huge part of my business during the last year.

And if you know me, and you are a reader of my blog, you know how I thoroughly enjoy taking and posting photos. In fact, you’ll most likely see photos of me on stage after many of my speaking engagements.

Since this Altitude mastermind event is happening inside Alex Mandossian’s home and right in his own living room, I decided to respect his privacy and not take any photos inside of the house.

But outside of the house after our mastermind session as we prepared for a fancy night out on the town, that was a whole different story… :)

The first photo above was taken right outside his house as we prepared to leave for Napa Valley, and here are a couple more after we got there.

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 Simon Leung and Alex Mandossian at a Napa Valley Winery

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 Just some of the fine wine we tasted at a Napa Valley Winery

Not only is Alex Mandossian a great and fun guy to hang out with, he is also mighty generous, treating us all out to Napa Valley on a stretch limo for some champagne and wine!

And then, after we’re all liquored up and feeling good, he took us out for a nice steak house dinner at a restaurant down the road.

What an incredible night, and what a fantastic day! Running solely on sugar and caffeine all day, it was all completely worth it to spend time masterminding and hanging out with my mentor and friend, Alex Mandossian.

I definitely will never forget this experience, and very much look forward to a future reunion with the mastermind team. In the meantime, Alex Mandossian and I have some projects in the pipeline, so there is much to work on and much to discuss.

Tonight, I will be leaving with a very specific action item that I must take next in my business (as opposed to a long list of to do’s that typically do more harm than good because up to 95% of it remains incomplete due to lack of time and focus).

So that’s it, that was my day. I hope you had as much fun reading about it as I did sharing it.

This is where the rubber meets the road. As Alex Mandossian likes to say, “Onward… and upward!”

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