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Transformational Leadership: Becoming a “Golden Dragon”

Leadership and mastery, two words that are virtually synonymous as it almost seems that you cannot have one without the other.  Leaders are typically masters of what they do, and most masters become leaders as they share of their mastery with others.

How does one become a leader, and what is this idea of transformational leadership?  There are 3 levels you must pass through to reach the level of mastery that allows you to become a true transformational leader. These 3 levels are as follows:

1)      Leadership of Self

2)      Leadership of Others

3)      Global Leadership

Leadership of self involves learning to master your own thoughts and emotions. This is the critical step to master, because until you do this you are too easily “taken out of the game” by your own mind and emotional reactions to things outside of yourself.  Once you have learned to master your own thoughts and emotions, you are able to become fully present in the moment, leading others, and serve those you are leading no matter what is going on in your own life. This dictates having the ability to respond to any situation rather than react.  Those who have achieved at least some degree of self mastery are able to be fully present in any given moment or situation, and respond to it with authority and leadership.

The third and final level of leadership happens when you begin to take action on the fulfillment of a bigger vision, a global vision for the betterment of the world and humanity as a whole.  The “win/win” world as envisioned by Buckminster Fuller. When you have reached this place on your leadership journey, you can know that you have moved into true transformational leadership, what I call becoming a “Golden Dragon.”   I envision a global network of Golden Dragons crisscrossing the planet, enlightened entrepreneurs bringing peace to the world through business, and all of our work at Quantum Success Group is directed toward helping create and develop leaders and leadership initiatives through coaching and live events so that this vision can become a reality by 2020.

Wishing you success and freedom on your leadership journey!

It is Here!


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The book is here, finally just sat down and did it.  You can see two different covers here side by side..which one do you like better? Would appreciate any feedback. Thanks!


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Lady Gaga a Golden Dragon?

What do you think about Lady Gaga? The very fact that I do not have to even explain who she is a testament to her ability to “create” her fame and to have become a household name in just a few short years. She has become the number one musical artist in the world in terms of visibility and top of mind awareness.  Is there a lesson here for entrepreneurs and leaders?

The Key

What is it that makes Sir Richard Branson stand out from the rest of the successful billionaires whose names you probably don’t know? What made Madonna who she was? What is it that makes Lady Gaga as famous as she is today?  The answer to this question is the key to your success as a messenger, as a transformational leader, as an entrepreneur, as a business person.

And the answer is…..a willingness to be bigger than they are.  If you read my post on the most important success skill for experts, I talked about doing this in your video postings so that you will really connect with your audience-reach out through the screen and grab their minds and hearts.  But what about the rest of the time?

Mastering the Art of Fame

Lady Gaga has called herself a master of the art of fame. While you may not be seeking fame-I would bet that you are indeed seeking fortune. And the principle still applies-the more people who see your message, who buy your product or service, the more fortunate you become. And the bigger both your impact and your bank account.   Become a student of those who have mastered the art of fame, those whose names are well known, those whom you see daily on the news, on TV, in the movies- learn what they do and in your own way, model them, model what they do, because there is no arguing the fact that when something works in one place, chances are great it is simply a system and will work wherever you apply it.

Impact and a Powerful Message

What about Gaga being a Golden Dragon? She is using her fame and her ability to impact millions to share a powerful message of self empowerment from the stage. This is true mastery, true power, and the essence of being a Golden Dragon.  Reach millions-make millions-leave a legacy of positive change.

T o Your Success and Freedom,

Vincent j Kellsey


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If you have a sense, a deep knowing, that  you haven’t yet achieved what you were sent to this life for, that you are being called to a bigger destiny, called even to be a leader,  maybe it’s time to walk the fire.

“You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.”
-Richard Bach

Walk The Fire – What Does That Mean?

We all face challenges in life, some easier than others, and the thing about life is that there are always more challenges as we grow and change, and just when we think we have everything handled, up comes something totally new and unexpected.  How well you deal with those challenges, how well you are able to lead others through those challenges, all depends on how much you are able to master your fear and your emotions, stay centered, clam and clear in the face of anything, and how on track you feel to really living your purpose in this world.  There is also one other critical component that is so often overlooked in our current “can do” culture, and that is the support of others.

You Don’t Have to Do It All Alone Anymore

Have you ever felt alone and isolated in your business? Have you ever wished that you just had someone else to share the struggles, the passion, the triumphs, the highs and lows of your business with? Have you ever wished that you could co-create, brainstorm and face the world along side someone else?  Me too! And I have discovered that this is a common feeling among business leaders and entrepreneurs, we love what we do but we often feel like we are doing it all alone. And frankly- that just sucks.

You Have Found Your Tribe

That is why we are creating the Golden Dragon Transformational Leadership Network – a place for leaders to get the support that they need, to be able to support others, to be able to know, that absolutely, 100% , beyond the shadow of a doubt, someone has your back.  The Navy Seals in the US have a motto- ” No Man Left Behind” . They know that when they go in on a mission, even if they do not survive it, they will be coming out and coming home, because their team mates will not abandon them.  Imagine having this for your business, and being this for others, on a global platform- having people you can count on no matter what-and being someone others can count on no matter what.

Golden Dragon Leadership

While we would love to be able to open this up to anyone-it would not work if we did. Just like being a Navy Seal is not something open to just anyone, that trust and support is built by the shared experience of  going through training together and being “on the same page” – so too is the Global Leadership Network made up of Certified Golden Dragon Transformational Trainers. This November 14th to the 20th is your opportunity to join us, 10 individuals committed to personal and global transformation, ready to “walk the fire , both literally and figuratively, and to do it together.

If you think this might be for you, and you are ready to become a true transformational leader, a firewalk instructor, and a breakthrough specialist- Send me an email at vincent@epicyou.com with Golden Dragon in the subject line and let’s rock and roll in November!

The time has come, the leaders are all of us, and the world is ready for change.

To Your Success And Freedom,

Vincent j Kellsey

Hocus Focus


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I am writing this while traveling at over 700 miles an hour somewhere far above the Pacific Ocean.  I am on the red eye from Honolulu, HI to Vancouver,BC  and while many people around me are sleeping or watching movies-I am writing this blog posting.  Why?

Having a Burning Goal

Because I have a goal- and I have learned that when you set a goal, if you honestly want to achieve it you will do whatever it takes, even if that means working while other people are resting. I saw an interview with Will Smith and he attributed his astounding success to the fact that he will out work, out practice, and out study anyone in his commitment to his goal. It often seems like magic when we look at successful people, and we wonder how on earth do they do it.  Here is the secret…it is an ancient magic spell called Hocus Focus.


Hocus Focus Abracadabra! and suddenly success appears almost overnight.  But there is always an illusion behind every magic trick and this one is no different. While most magicians will not reveal their secrets, I am going to tell you the real secret behind this one. Ready?  Here is it…..that overnight success took years of hard work and focused, disciplined action to make the trick work. Bummer huh?  Guess I am not going to get rich selling this one!

Coming From the Heart

Focus is not always easy to achieve, but when you lock onto a goal that really comes from your heart, and you feel inspired with a sense of mission and of purpose, focus suddenly becomes, while not effortless, far easier than you could ever have imagined.

If you have not found that burning passion, mission, vision, dream or purpose yet- if you are seeking inspiration, connection, renewal, discovery, and a deep sense of personal power, there is no better place to find that than at the upcoming Golden Dragon Transformational Leadership Training , November 14th to the 20th 2011.

Just follow the link to find out more and register today!


To Your Success and Freedom,

Vincent j Kellsey


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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ll know that the last Oprah Winfrey show aired just last week. After twenty-five years as the queen of the talk shows, Oprah Winfrey has gone on to create something new.

Your Labor Of Love Can Bloom Beyond Your Imagination

Often we start out with our business or project as a labor of love, and we cannot see where it will eventually end up – or even dream how big it could possibly become. I’m sure that when Oprah Winfrey started out with her talk show, she had no idea that one day she would first become not only the queen of talk shows, but would become a brand in herself and a worldwide household name.

Golden Dragons Support Others

With great power comes great responsibility – that’s been said and it is true, and she has stepped up fully to that responsibility by creating her own network and providing a new platform to help others bring their messages to the world. This is the very essence of what it means to be a Golden Dragon.

Oprah’s stage was a place for people to be seen and to be heard. For authors who were chosen for her book club, it was an opportunity for them to suddenly be seen by millions of people. They often saw themselves becoming household names almost overnight. Despite the good she did for so many others however, what Oprah had created with her show was really based around Oprah , and anyone else was simply a guest on the Oprah show.

Golden Dragons Evolve And Grow

She knew that it had to change, and so both she and it has evolved beyond that in order to create a platform for many others to now step into the spotlight with their gifts. First it was Dr.Phil, now Nate Berkus, and how many more will Oprah’s legacy provide the platform for? She has used her power, her wealth, and her influence to serve others and to help others become more – and that, my friend, is the very essence of being a Golden Dragon.

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People ask me what the Golden Dragon means, why did I call my program by that name?

In a recent conversation with a Chiropractor who also does energy work on his patients to get to the root cause of why they have spinal mis-alignments in the first place, he shared with me that he has encountered what he called “Golden Dragon Energy” in his patients when they have a major breakthrough in their understanding of why they are out of alignment.

What Does It Look And Feel Like?

He shared that this energy shows up as a sense of personal power, of self confidence and balance, of really “getting it” at a very deep level.

This is exactly why the program is called Golden Dragon Transformational Leadership Training – and what people can expect to encounter within themselves: Personal Power, Freedom, Strength, Connection – and a new found ability to take action and get results in their lives quicker and easier than ever before.

To your greatest success and freedom,

Vincent j

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I had the most amazing experience recently when I was in Hawaii working on some content for my new program Golden Dragon Transformational Leadership Training.

Journey To Unexpected Places

Totally unexpectedly, this trip turned into a journey inward, into my real motivations for doing the work I do, for being in a relationship, for virtually any aspect of my life – and I discovered something very disturbing. I had been living my life from a place of self-love, self-preservation and greed. My motivations for building my business had been to make money so I could live a comfortable life and not have to worry – and I was jealous of those who were more successful than me, and I wanted to have what they have. Not that a motivation like that is bad, but it was totally self serving and self focused. Whoaaa… bummer!

Magical Hawaii

Hawaii is a magical place, not just because it is physically beautiful, but because it has a way of bringing any crap that needs to be let go, or healed, to the surface, like it or not. Why does that happen? I have no idea, but every time I have come here, my life has undergone a radical shift, and this time was no different.

Sometimes It’s Hard To Keep My Heart Open

I had a long distance conversation with the love of my life, and discovered, unbeknownst to me (remember the self-centered thing? Does not do wonders for being aware of the needs of others) that there was trouble in paradise, and I am not talking about Hawaii! This caused me to take a step back and look inside – and I began a quick downward slide into fear. Thankfully, just like in the classic archetype stories, a wise older man appeared in my life, and like Yoda – slapped me upside the head metaphorically – and got me asking the questions of myself that I needed to ask.

What did I need to do? Open my heart. Learn to lead from love, act from love, act from service, create what I was creating in order to serve and help others. After much prayer, meditation, and a couple of good stiff drinks – the light bulb went on. (Speaking of light bulbs – a light that I had turned off actually did turn itself on in the middle of the night during all of this – but that is another story.) I asked to be led to do my work from the right place, to serve my relationship from the right place, and to be made an instrument of a higher power – as corny as that might sound. And then… it happened.

A Sign From Above?

I had a photo shoot on the beach, getting some new shots for the marketing of the Golden Dragon event and my new website – and when the photographer (who is the wise Yoda character by the way) asked me to stretch up to the sky and feel the joy of why I am here – what I really want my life to be, to mean… and I tapped directly into my prayer to remember to lead from my heart, love my partner from my heart, serve from my heart. We finished the shoot and went home. An hour or so later when the photos came through in my email, I opened them and almost fell off my chair.

In that photo, the one where I was stretching up and connecting to my vision for this work, for my relationship, for my life – in the clouds directly above my head is… a heart. Holy crap.

Don’t believe me? Check out the photo above carefully. That’s how it came out of the digital camera – no photo shop or trickery here. Just a big ol heart in the sky.

You are not alone.

To Your Success and Freedom,

Vincent j

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