What I love most about teaching is that all I’m really doing is bridging students back to their own truth, their own voice, their own unique way of learning and expressing and letting them know that’s what matters most. And when they touch that place of truth within them, it’s like a light goes on and they start to hone in on their guidance system, a system that will direct them through every aspect of their lives.
The basic theme of a master class is, "Trust you're own individual and natural instincts and know that your voice, your way of expressing is unique. Learn what that feels like and express from there as only you can." And we always have a conversation about the meaning of the word "success." This is imperative. Armed with the proper definition, a person will find their way to what they deeply desire. It is my experience that what keeps most people from succeeding greatly in life isn’t their lack willingness to work hard. It’s their lack of willingness to pay attention to the evolution of their desires, which in truth, never ends.
The implementation of the Little Apple Tree is something we do when there is enough time or it's offered completely separately and very intentionally. This is a relationship book disguised as a children’s book, which is a very sneaky and powerful way to hand out lessons about the most important relationship in life: the relationship with one’s self. I have work shopped the book with students as young as 10 and as old as 19, along with or separate from their parents. The theme is the simplest form of the essence of what I teach in the master class. And it gives them a touch point, something to hold on to, to remind them of the most important aspects of what they learned in the Master class. It also gives them a way to share the teaching with the parents in a nonjudgmental and grateful manner. Its affects have been very profound for parents as well.