The Master Key Experience [MKE] journey continues in week 3 with the creation of a movie trailer DMP. We discover the strategies that help us create a movie trailer DMP [definite major purpose]. Most people are familiar with the movie trailers that appear frequently on TV. That is our task this week—to create a movie trailer DMP. This is a concise snapshot of our DMP which not only summarizes the DMP but invigorates and energizes the viewer/reader with the emotions and passion of our DMP.
In my earlier versions I concentrated on writing a brief summary of the key points in my DMP. This year I am able to focus on the energy, emotions and feelings that are the driving forces in my DMP. Practice does make perfect. I quickly sailed through the process of creating my movie trailer DMP for my new revised, 2016 DMP. I feel energized every time I read it. The selection of vocabulary that contains both emotion and visual stimuli has really increased the power I feel when I read my movie trailer DMP.
As I continue to travel on this MKE journey, I continue to grow and see progress. Thanks Mark J and MKMMA team for your guidance and direction.
What is imagination you may ask? Webster defines it as follows: : the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality. 2 a : creative ability.
Week 8 of Haanel provides the following insights.
8-6 …cultivation of the imagination leads to the development of the ideal out of which your future will emerge.
8-8 Imagination is the light by which we can penetrate new worlds of thought and experience.
8-10 Imagination is a plastic power, molding the things of sense into new forms and ideals.
WOW! If I can learn to control and manipulate my imagination I can control my future destiny. However, first I must be able to perceive and visualize this desired reality. How do I achieve that? Well, I am a student in this process but already experiencing growth. I have learned to visualize and see myself five years from now. I can see my accomplishments and achievements. Guess what, I acquired this ability through daily practice. Where have we heard ‘practice makes perfect’? Therefore if I utilize [practice] my imagination daily, I will grow in my ability to perceive and visualize the direction I wish my life to take. I can see this senior citizen [me] walking briskly and merrily down the road—independently, no cane or crutch. I can see myself looking at my bank balance, noting the healthy balance and determining with whom I can share my abundance. I look and can see the awesome growth in my ministry membership and the good works accomplished by it. All of this is happening through the power of my imagination. Now, having seen it, I know that others will also be able to see it.
The MKMMA course and following its teachings has already manifested certain of the ideals from my 2013 DMP [definite major purpose]. My overall demure has become pleasant and positive. This may sound like bragging, rather it is an observation. I am frequently told how pleasant I am. Strangers frequently assist me in a variety of ways [on their own initiative]. I have internalized ‘do it now’, which has resulted in my experiencing more peace and contentment. My use of my imagination in a daily exercise seems to have resulted in my completion of daily tasks in an orderly almost effortless manner. First I believe, then I perceive [imagination], then it happens. I can’t always say how or why but it does.
The underlying theme this week continues to be persistence. As I watched ‘Rudy’ I was amazed at his persistence against obstacles that continued to re-occur even though he was giving his best.His definite major purpose was clearly observable. He was not stopped by the continuing rejections for admission to Notre Dame but continued on. Once admitted he did not allow the evidence of his eyes to discourage him. I looked at the size of the football players and compared it in my mind with Rudy’s size and thought what a gigantic heart he must have. I was also impressed that he seemed more eager to achieve his goal for his father than for himself. It was great to watch circumstances come together and individuals change their viewpoints from one of negativity to positive support for Rudy even to the extent of encouraging him to continue when he was ready to give up. Hopefully the purpose of viewing this movie was to reinforce for us the benefits of having a dream, visualizing it and putting our all into attaining it. It appeared to me that the smiles on the faces of Rudy, his family, teammates and friends reflected the value of Rudy’s achievement and that his accomplishment touched each of them in a special way. This film clearly expressed Rudy’s positive mental attitude, plans of action and the establishment of multiple master mind alliances.
I titled this week’s post ‘Satisfaction’ as those are the feelings I have experienced when my persistence has resulted in the achievement of certain goals that did not come easily. One of my major obstacles this week has been completing my readings and sit in a consistent fashion. I realize poor planning on my part is probably the major factor. However, I have given myself permission to not meet my OATS schedule. Another challenge has been the slowness of this internet connection. Yet, when I do complete all the assigned tasks for a given day I feel really happy and successful. I love our new scroll which recognizes our uniqueness. I continue to be amazed and energized by this awesome mastermind experience.
One of the side benefits of my trip has been the opportunity to give gifts. Each day I greet many people and share smiles and friendly greetings. In return I have been receiving like responses. This has really enhanced my enjoyment of this holiday experience.
It is now Week 8 and I am beginning to see some results from the many routines and activities in which I have been engaged. Prior to this class I began my day by reviewing my schedule of work tasks for the day. Now, when I arise I immediately focus on and complete my MMMKA tasks. Once I have completed my Master Key morning activity I then begin my morning routine. Wow my new blueprint is really forming. I also experience the same scenario at the end of my day. Once ready for bed I grab Og and implement my evening routine. ‘Do it Now’ seems to prod me throughout my day. For example, one of my smart goals is to walk up and down the stairs XX amount of times. I now find that when I think of the fact that is something I need to do today, I proceed to implement the action then. Wonderful for me.
I really look forward to and enjoy my quiet time. I usually do this mid-day. Yesterday I went shopping and returned home past my meditation time. About two hours late I remembered I had forgotten to do my mid-day read and sit. I was impelled to immediately complete the task right then. I am finding that I have not only more energy but also more enthusiasm after my quiet time. Thus, I am more motivated to complete the unfinished work tasks that are still outstanding.
My success this week is the completion of my recording. I listen to it while writing posts and completing other computer tasks. Although not completely focused on the message, various points seem to resonate with me from time to time. I continue to be very thankful for the opportunity to take this awesome journey along the road to self-growth and internal riches. My material riches are in the process of development.
TOO ENGROSSED IN CHALLENGES TO SEE ACCOMPLISHMENTS
It seems amazing to me that we are already in Week 7 of our Master Key Master Mind Alliance Journey. There have been a great deal of new experiences and challenges. Each week’s assignment has seemed more awe-inspiring and difficult. Until now I have been so focused on whether or not I could meet the commitments (as promised), that I have over-looked the changes that are occurring in me and my behavior. This week I have noticed some of the side benefits of my MMMKA activities.
I have a very beloved sister with whom I have had difficulty communicating throughout our lives. I am one year older and tend to ‘boss’ her or tell her what she should do. During a recent conversation with her I was very frustrated by not being allowed to give an opinion (because of course I know just what she should do to solve her problem). I could only tell her how much I love her and was available as a listening ear. First, I was amazed at how easily these words came out of my mouth. Second, this statement seemed to open the way for us to experience a really warm and loving conversation. We were both able to agree that we could only walk in our own shoes. The conversation ended on a happy note. A couple of weeks ago, I would have told her just what she should do and why. She would have become angry at me for thinking I have all the answers. It seems to me I am really integrating the lessons of love and respect that we are being taught. In this case practice did make perfect. I have been consciously avoiding giving opinions so much that it is very easy for me to quickly realize when I am about to give one. Evidently I am also incorporating replacing one thought (negative one) with another positive. I don’t initially start with the positive thought but when I hear myself begin statements that are heading toward the negative or that I am not an ’expert’ about I quickly become aware and regroup.
The forest is still out there though. This week’s assignment of a recording with music once again falls in an area of weakness for me. I have not yet completed it but have visualized and planned just what I need to do. Friday I will make my first recording attempt now that I have identified the music I wish to use as background. I am also beginning to have more confidence in my ability to complete any task that I commit to. I believe not only that I can do it, but will do it. Thus I will (promise to) complete my recording by Monday.
I am really growing as a person, but do not understand how this is helping me become a better salesman. I expect this will become clearer to me as we move along. I am spending so much time on MMMKA that I am not making time for skill building using Mark J’s approaches. I, however, am a work in progress so I will eventually be a reflection of my Press Release.