WEEK 17 – TO BE

Let me start with a Happy Birthday to Kathy!!!

Now a few quotes from our weekly reading of Haanel that I liked.

Paragraph 11 “… There is always the cry “to have” but never the cry “TO BE”; they fail to understand that they cannot have one without the other, that they must first find the “kingdom” before they can have the “things added”.”

We always create what we are BEING so to change we have to BE the change first.

23. “…Intuition can be cultivated and developed, in order to do this it must be RECOGNIZED AND APPRECIATED; if the intuitive visitor is given a royal welcome when he comes, he will come again, the more cordial the welcome the more frequent his visits will become, but if he is ignored or neglected he will make his visits few and far apart.”

What you appreciate, increases what you ignore depreciates. So ignore what you don’t want and get excited about what you want.

28. “You may be pursuing the symbols of power, instead of power itself. You may be pursuing fame instead of honor, riches instead of wealth, position instead of servitude; in either event you will find that they turn to ashes just as you overtake them.”

Mark J calls it the river of dreams but it’s the wrong stuff.

30. “The race has usually been for money and other mere symbols of power, but with an understanding of the true source of power, we can afford to ignore the symbols. The man with a large bank account finds it unnecessary to load his pockets down with gold;”

Love the line “unnecessary to load his pockets down with gold”

These next paragraphs talks about what to focus on which is different than what most of us focus on. Change the focus in your life and watch things change.

32. “This is because the Spirit of a thing is the thing itself, the vital part of it, the real substance. The form is simply the outward manifestation of the spiritual activity within.”

34. “If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage.”

35. “If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance.”

36. “If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health.”

37. “Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact…”

Until our paths cross again.

Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe.

Steve aka Yoda

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WEEK 16 – THOUGHT AND FEELING THE IRRESISTIBLE COMBINATION

In this week’s reading of Haanel paragraphs 34 “The psychologists have come to the conclusion that there is but one sense, THE SENSE OF FEELING, and that all other senses are but modifications of this one sense; this being true, we know why feeling is the very fountain head of POWER, why the emotions so easily overcome the intellect, and why we must put FEELING INTO OUR THOUGHT, if we wish RESULTS. THOUGHT AND FEELING IS THE IRRESISTIBLE COMBINATION.”

From the first webinar in the MKMMA experience they have talk about “feelings”, put them in your DMP. When reading your DMP imagine what it FEELS like. When you do your SIT visualize how it FEELS.

FEELING is the KEY to living our dreams.

This came straight from Mark J’s week 15 blog

“You KNOW you need feeling to charge thoughts so they become beliefs.   While we worked hard to push, pull, tug, encourage and drag [whatever it took] you into “charging” what you do with feelings…”

Now in week 16 I’m also listening to an audio book about HeartMath. Guess what they are also talking about Feelings being key to their methods working. Taken from HeartMath.com “Research at the HeartMath Institute has shown that one of the most POWERFUL factors that affect our heart’s changing rhythm is our FEELINGS and emotions.”

If you are looking to make changes in your life use the IRRESISTIBLE COMBINATION, THOUGHT AND FEELING.

But you need to choose your words wisely.

Haanel in last week’s reading paragraph 20 “… if we wish our ideal to be beautiful or strong, we must see that the words out of which this temple will eventually be created ARE EXACT, that they are put together CAREFULLY, because ACCURACY in building WORDS and SENTENCES is the highest form of architecture in civilization and is a passport to SUCCESS.”

Until our paths cross again.

Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe,

Steve aka Yoda

WEEK 15 – (BEN) FRANKLIN MAKEOVER

Happy New Year everyone!

The MKMMA did it again adding a new technique which I just started using but I know will bring dynamic change to my life. It’s called the Franklin Makeover, it came from the autobiography of Ben Franklin, chapter 8, with a MKMMA twist. What we focus on we create!! Ben Franklin had a method he used to improve himself by focusing for one week on an area in his life he wanted to improve. His method had him place a dot in a weekly grid every time he noticed that he didn’t or anyone else didn’t use that virtue.

For example the virtue of Courage any time he noticed that it wasn’t used he would at the end of the day place a dot in the grid he maintained. Because he was focused on Courage for the whole week as he got to the end of the week he would notice it more and more. The MKMMA added a twist rather than focus on when Franklin didn’t use it, THE NEGATIVE, we are focused on when we use the virtue, THE POSITIVE. We get what we think about and focus on, that is why we focus on what we want in our life not what we don’t want.

In our reading this week Haanel in paragraph 13 say … “It is evident, therefore, that if we wish desirable conditions, we can afford to entertain only desirable thoughts.” Paragraph 14 “This leads to the inevitable conclusion that if we wish to express abundance in our lives, we can afford to think abundance only, and as words are only thoughts taking form, we must be especially careful to use nothing but constructive and harmonious language, which when finally crystallized into objective forms, will prove to our advantage.”

Imagine yourself focusing a whole week on Courage looking for it everywhere in yourself and all around you. Can you imagine the positive changes you would experience? For the next 13 weeks we will focus on a different virtue each week. Can’t wait to see the person I become.

In our Scroll Marked IV in The Greatest Salesman for our reading this month I love this paragraph “I am not on this earth by chance.  I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.    Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.”

We are all going to make great MOUNTAINS.

Until our paths cross again. Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe,

Steve aka Yoda

WEEK 14 – THE FOUR TINY HABITS

As part of our week 14 assignments we were asked to watch one of four recommended movies, The Fabulous Kathleen and I choose October Sky. We were asked to watch these movies, all true stories, because they demonstrated the four tiny habits which are behind the big habit of PERSISTENCE.

The 4 Tiny Habits

1. A definite purpose backed by a burning desire for it’s fulfillment

2. A definite plan, expressed in continuous action

3. A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances

4. Friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose

The movie is the true story of Homer Hickam a teenager growing up in a coal town in West Virginia in 1957 when the Russian’s launch Sputnik 1. Homer is inspired to learn rocketry and launch his own rocket after seeing Sputnik circle the earth. This was his habit 1 in the four small habits of Persistence a definite purpose backed by a burning desire for it’s fulfillment.

Habit 2 is A definite plan, expressed in continuous action. His plan was inspired by one of his school teacher’s to present at the Science Fair and win a scholarship to a college and get out of having to work in the mines like his father and everyone in town. Homer used his parents basement along with three of his friends (the Rocket Boys) to build his rockets. His first rocket destroyed part of his parents fence and didn’t launch. His second almost killed people working at the mines as it went up then came diving back to earth. They had failure after failure but kept learning and refining their rocket until they finally had success.

Habit 3 is A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances. Nobody believed they could do it and they were discouraged by 99% of the people. They were made fun of and laughed at my everyone. But they continued after every failure. Homer’s father was so against him building rockets, he wanted him to work in the mines, he threw everything away in the trash after an incident that embarrassed his father. At one point because of circumstances Homer did give in and gave up on his dream and went to work in the mine. But that didn’t last long and his burning desire to learn rocketry, build rockets, present at the science fair and get that scholarship won out.

Habit 4 Friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose. Homer had this with his three friends “The Rocket Boys”.

Homer and the other boys using all four habits made it to the national science fair which they won. All four went on to college and Homer eventually became a NASA engineer.

What the Rocket Boys accomplished was so beyond what anyone in that small coal town thought was possible. Their thoughts and imagination was what keep them going because the norm for boys in their community was to go work in the coal mine. They didn’t let the cement buddha of the town hold them back from their dreams. That commitment to their dream is what I felt was the most important lesson for me. I highly recommend the movie it was very enjoyable.

Until our paths cross again. Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe.

Steve aka Yoda

WEEK 13 – THE HALF WAY POINT

Didn’t expect to redecorate my house and car with pictures with four color symbols and a compass. I also have a movie poster with the same four color symbols plus more pictures of my dreams on my living room wall. My bathroom has of course a picture with the same four color symbols plus on my bathroom mirror is the poem “The Guy In The Glass.”

Everywhere I go I have my copy of The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino. Scrolls I to III have the word ‘WILL” blacked out. Scrolls II AND III have a sentence taken from the previous scroll hand written at the beginning of the scroll. As my virtual bookmarks I have my DMP, the Blue Print Builder, picture with four color symbols and a stack of 3×5 cards. The 3×5 cards are my Written Plan Of Action, my Service Cards, my two Giving and Receiving cards, my One Sentence DMP, my DMP short version and two sets of 40+ Success and Gratitude Cards.

I have a blue binder with chapters 1 to 13 of the Master Key weekly lessons. I have another blue binder with the requirements for each week, detail notes of each of the 13 webinars, screenshots of all 13 webinars.

When I wake up and a hour before bed is dedicated to my gratitudes, reading my DMP aloud with enthusiasm, my readings and my 15 minute SIT. Unlike before when that time was spent on emails, Facebook, TV News, etc.

Monday to Friday I do my accountability call with my Master Mind Partner takes less than 30 seconds but I feel my results are multiplied by a 100%. 1 + 1 = Much More Than 2.

Can’t count the number of ways this has changed me. I’m more positive and happy. I always was but this took it up another level. I’m focused on my hearts desires and they are MANIFESTING. My relationship with The Fabulous Kathleen is fantastic. My legitimate business from home has exploded in a positive way as new people are joining us. My TV is rarely on anymore as I have better things to do with my time. My time now on Facebook is basically to wish people Happy Birthday and a little bit of time for entertainment. Just to name a few things.

Every week is another surprise from the MKMMA as they bring more and more out about manifesting our dreams.

Who will I be after week 26? Who knows but I will love the new me who is no longer a stranger as he was when I started this experience.

Until our paths cross again Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe.

Steve aka Yoda

WEEK 12 – IF SOMEONE DID IT SO CAN I

Haanel in Lesson 12, paragraph 28 …”that you have exactly the same potential ability which ANY INDIVIDUAL EVER DID HAVE OR EVER WILL HAVE…, the only difference being one of degree.”

I love that! I have always believed that if one person has done or could do it then so can I. I only have to decide if it’s in alignment with my goals and worth my effort.

This week The Master Key Master Mind Alliance (“MKMMA”) added success 3×5 cards which ties into the Haanel quote from above. We were taught to write down our successes, one success per 3×5 card along with on five other 3×5 cards Affirmations we have been repeating since day one of the course. One example of an affirmation is “I Always Keep My Promises”. They don’t have to be big success I Brush My Teeth 2x A Day is a success, I Drive To Work is a success, I Make My Breakfast is a success. We do so many things successfully during the day but what do most of us focus on? The one perceived unsuccessful thing we may do. How many of us beat ourselves up for second/s, minute/s, hour/s, day/s or even year/s because of that one thing? Is it really an unsuccessful thing? I believe that earth is a school to have experiences in, where we are always learning.

I’m listening to an audio book Game Changers by Dave Asprey the founder of Bulletproof Coffee and Bulletproof podcasts, etc. One person he talked about (sorry I don’t remember his name) allowed himself 5 minutes to be upset with himself, that’s it. Then he dropped it and moved on with his life.

I have found that the most successful people I know have this ability to drop something and move on, “I … Persist Until I Succeed” Og Mandino this months reading in The Greatest Salesmen In The World. They have emotional maturity to move on “It’s Not What Happens To You It’s What You Do About It”, W. Mitchell.

I have been reading my Success Cards for four days now, twice a day, and for me it has kept me focused looking for my successes, no matter how small rather than on anything else.

Almost halfway through our 26 week experience with the MKMMA can’t wait to see what they come up with next!

Until we cross paths again. Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe,

Steve aka Yoda

WEEK 11 – I PERSIT UNTIL I SUCCEED

It’s a new month and we get to start reading a new scroll, SCROLL MARKED III, in The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandiino, I love it ❤️!!!

This month is all about Persistence or in my business I like to call it The Magic of Compounding.

Og says “Henceforth, I will consider each day’s effort as but one blow of my blade against a mighty oak.  The first blow may cause not a tremor in the wood, nor the second, nor the third.  Each blow, of itself, may be trifling, and seem of no consequence.  Yet from childish swipes the oak will eventually tumble. So it shall be with my efforts of today.”

Magic Of Compounding another example. Would you take $300,000 TODAY or a PENNY that doubles for 30 days?  I’ll give you a second to decide.

Most people take the $300,000 because a penny seems like nothing, we even want to get rid of the penny, but do the math.

1 + 1 = $.02

2 + 2 = $.04

4 + 4 = $.08

Etc

Do the math you will be amazed how much more the PENNY is worth than the $300,000.

We learned this week in the webinar the true meaning of PERSISTENCE. It’s a habit made up of four small simple habits that the Master Key Master Mind Alliance has been teaching us since day one.

I loved when Mark talked about people telling us “Don’t Quit” it just means you didn’t Quit, so what big deal. Most people who don’t quit at the same time don’t do anything. The key is Action and the four actions we have been taught leads to Persistence which leads to SUCCESS.

Until are paths cross again.

Be Happy, Dream Big and Believe,

Steve aka Yoda