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WEEK 5– 2016 MKMMA: Experiencing THE Impact of Words on Thoughts

chore               service

In this post I share the impact of words on  thoughts I experienced in  changing chore to service on my Service card and the powerful  impact that change had on me.  Our MKMMA journey continues and we are now in Week 5.  Recently we were exposed to the power of changing the words in our thoughts. An example  is changing chore to service.  The concept of the difference in the definitions and tones those two word supply is vast for me.  I perceive a chore as something I need to do but it does not make me think of pleasure.  On the other hand when I think of service I think of helping or doing something for someone else and this does provide me with joy and happiness.

One of our activities is to record weekly on our now termed Service card an activity that is to be completed during the current week and by a deadline date.  As a three-timer one would think I would already have this concept down pat. Hmmm.

Not necessarily so.  I had  begun using this task as a way of completing activities I tend to avoid.  Well, this week I nearly blew it.  Suddenly, I realized on Sunday morning as I engaged in my MKMMA reading that I had not completed  the week’s service.  Immediately, following my sit I completed my task.  I learned two lessons this week.  One, be extremely careful about what I record. [Mark has said in the past if it’s on the card and we don’t do it, we are teaching our subby that we don’t keep our promises.]  UhOh!  I definitely don’t want to send that message.

Second, I will focus on recording tasks that are easy for me to finish.  I can still consider the other desired task as a service for completion during the week, but not write it on my card.  Along with this insight, I am setting myself a target of Wednesday for completion of the  week’s service. I am also reminded to ‘Do It Now’.

A wonderful benefit for me of this awesome Master Key Experience is that I continue to grow.  Thanks Mark J and team for aiding me in the development of new and effective habits.

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In Week 4 our attention is directed to the importance of giving gifts to others and developing/increasing an awareness of all the gifts around us.  In the USA there are many occasions during the year when our thoughts are focused on sharing gifts with others, such as birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, etc.   When initially exposed to the promises of living in the flow of giving I  found it a very novel idea.  I found implementing this activity  challenging, but it has become easier and easier as I progress on this awesome journey.  I find I can smile very easily at others I meet along the way.  I consciously  think of something kind or positive to say to the cashier in the checkout counter.  I love the responsibility that keeping these promises to stay in the flow of giving has brought to my life.  I am happier and easier to get along with. I believe that my focus on looking for something positive about someone else  has reduced the negativity in my life.  Mark and team, thanks so much for adding this challenge to my life.

Mark and Davene have frequently mentioned the inexplicable things that seem to happen on this MKMMA journey.  One such event has happened for me and I believe it will lead to the manifestation of certain components of my DMP.  I happened to read my local community monthly magazine.  Usually I merely toss it in the trash.  I not only read it this time, I discovered the availability of a grant for home repair for which I am probably eligible.  I am already visualizing the benefits of receiving this grant, exterior paint of house and repair or replacement of roof.  And, you are right this is included in my DMP.  I believe that I am in the midst of seeing the manifestation of another component of my DMP.  I give thanks for being included on this awesome journey.

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2015 MasterKey Experience Continuation: GUEST SPEAKER MARK J

Today’s post features Mark Januszewski, better known as Mark J.  Mark is the inspiration behind and a major force in the MasterKey Experience.  Based on observation I can truly say he is a very pragmatic, realistic and down to earth individual.  He doesn’t preach ‘do as I say’, or ‘get rich quick schemes’.  Rather he shares principles, strategies and activities that he has personally used and found effective.  Mark J has just published his first book Standing Tall which launches July 23, 2016.  Copies of a free chapter are available here.

Check out the video below and get first hand information from an individual who shares ideas that I believe can change one’s life from desperation to success and happiness. My contact with him has resulted in my seeing the manifestation of several components of  my DMP [definite major purpose] such as trip to South America in 2016. new deck and patio door in 2016, new car in 2015, successful hip replacement surgery 2015, and the list continues to grow.  This is not bragging just sharing the kinds of things that happens to those who join the masterKey experience.

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This post focuses on my awareness of reduced zeal and desire to fire up my enthusiasm.light fire

I have recently been displaying a lag in my enthusiasm for completion of my daily tasks.  How do I recapture and fire up my enthusiasm for my Masterkey Mastermind Alliance activities? When Mark J and his team were providing weekly guidance, I stayed fired up and challenged by the new skill to learn or apply.  Now that the decisions are basically in my court, I find myself becoming lax.  I have begun to make excuses and fall behind on some of the ingrained daily tasks.  However, thank goodness for the good habits established during  this course.  I find myself beginning each day in the prescribed manner.  My weakness falls in determining what to do next.

I understand myself well enough to know that when I have a task and a deadline, I work zealously to complete it.  Looking back on the last few weeks, I realize I must be more diligent about setting myself challenges and tasks that will lead to the manifestation of my DMP [definite major purpose].  I am not one of those who can coast along.  I must actively pursue my targets.  Therefore as of today I have taken out the wet noodle.  Theresa will give Theresa 10 lashes each day that she does not set and work on a task that will lead to the manifestation of her DMP.  Check back with me next week to see if I keep this promise.  “I promise to daily record and complete a minimum of one task that leads to the manifestation of my DMP.”  A review of my daily log will let me know how successful I am in this process.  I function more efficiently and effectively when I am motivated.  My MK [MasterKey] experience has taught me this.  I am so thrilled to see the many milestones on my DMP that have already been achieved and do not want to lose momentum now.  The biggie, financial freedom, still awaits.  I intend to continue hot on its trail.  Thanks for sharing with me this brief moment of low impetus and energy.  It is now behind me and all systems are go, go, go.

If you too would like to start or advance your journey to success, join me on this MasterKey Mastermind adventure/journey.  A new class begins September 2016.  All placements are by scholarship.  Sign up below to receive advance information about this program that can catapult  you from stagnation to success.


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Today we will focus on how to see the manifestation of your success.  First, you must have a clear-cut idea of what it looks like, feels like and evidence of its reality.  Does being rich equal success?  What is being rich?  Does that equal winning the lottery, having  one plus million dollars in your bank account, being debt free with home and car lien free?  I may not have mentioned your particular criteria, but whatever it is if it is definite you cannot attain it.

Therefore, the first step in attaining and seeing the manifestation of your success is to define it.  The MasterKey Mastermind Alliance Course was of significant help to me in arriving at my personal definition of success.  I have heard it said that if you can see it and believe it, you can achieve it.  The MasterKey experience taught me just how to integrate this concept into my reality.  I began my MasterKey journey in 2013 and have completed three years of active involvement in the course. This is my choice, not a requirement.  That is another great thing about this experience.  It reminded me that I always have choices. Whether I act or not, I am making a choice.  Am I guided by the desires of others or my own?  Prior to this course I had not even thought about how much of my thoughts, actions and behavior were guided by others.

Back to seeing the manifestation of success, how is this achieved?  I want to take a vacation.  Do I need a destination to achieve this?  Will this trip require any finances?  If so, how much.  What is to be the length of this vacation? When is the trip? You get the idea.  If I want to visit Washington D.C. in the Spring of 2018 to see the cherry blossoms, what are my anticipated expenses?  I need transportation; lodging; expenses for the travel, etc.

Step two is to develop a plan of action that will lead me to achieving this goal.  I must determine total sum needed and how much to put aside weekly [daily, or monthly].  I must schedule time off and make reservations for travel and lodging.  This process begins with my thoughts and is then transferred to actions.  This is another skill I gained from my MasterKey experience.  I consciously think through the task and consider options for its completion.

Step three.  Take action.  Implement the plan just completed.  When obstacles are encountered, revise, re-evaluate, modify or change the plan. If the target date is missed, set a new date.  Be persistent.  Persistence, patience and perseverance are additional key behaviors I gained from my MasterKey journey.  Since I control my thoughts, I am not controlled by negativity or fear of failure.  I use the seven laws of the mind to think thoughts that are helpful, not harmful.  You got it.  The MasterKey Mastermind journey again.  I have already achieved many of the targets I established in 2013—travel to Australia and South America, tithe monthly at my church (work in progress, not yet tithing $1K monthly), healthy, mentally alert, physically mobile.  I am 79 years of age. My desires for my home are being manifested.  I have a new deck and one new patio door. One more is pending manifestation.  Wow! I am truly blessed.  Oh, I work at being kind to others and so many others are unexpectedly kind to me.

If you are struggling to see the manifestation of your success, I encourage you to consider the MasterKey Mastermind experience as an aid on your journey.  The 2016 course will open in September 2016.  Get on the waiting list now  to receive information.  Scholarships are awarded to all participants. Check out the video below for more details.

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