Week 19 – My Persistence Awards?

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I will persist until I succeedIt’s week #19 in the Master Key Experience and week #6 in the Franklin Makeover.  I chose Persistence as my virtue for this week.  This means I ranked Persistence as #6 in the list of 13 virtues that I require and seek improvement in my life.

Now I’ve been very successful in several businesses over the past 20 years, however, there are areas I wish to excel in that my persistence seems to wane at times.

As the week began, I always seek insight in my daily Sit or meditation time.  All that kept coming up for me was this unpleasant feeling of defeat and judgment on myself that I’m not where I should be in my business.  I am so grateful for the residual income I have created and receive every Monday without fail, but my goal when I started was to reach the level of income I enjoy in real estate sales so if I choose to step out of real estate then I have that option.

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I decided to persist in my Sit seeking insight on my persistence virtue when something told me to look up.  And there they were.  They have been adorning my office shelf for years yet I had forgotten about them.  In 2013, I was awarded two awards simultaneously for Persistence.  The persistence award  reads, “The race goes not always to the swift but to those who keep running.  You have powers you never dreamed of.  You are capable of doing things you never thought possible.  There are no limitations on what you can do.”  The 2nd award is titled “Whatever It Takes, Above and Beyond”.  Isn’t it interesting how the Universe has a way of reminding us of what we are capable of.

Wow!  How had I forgotten this and more importantly how have I stepped away from my persisting toward my goal?  I find myself questioning, “is this my true bliss?”  I really don’t doubt that it is.  What I believe is that when I achieved goals in the past, I was operating out of pure ignorance on fire with unbridled enthusiasm and we know that enthusiasm will move our subconscious mind further and faster toward our goal achievement.

I also know that in the past I was not leveraging DEFT, OATS and Framed Firelighters in my business building activities.  Therefore, I was extremely out of balance in my personal and business life.  I experienced burnout and exhaustion and backed away.  I can not back away, I must persist.

Reading Og Mandino three times a day is so helpful.  Og wrote in The Greatest Salesman in the World, “Nor I allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure.”  Guilty!

What keeps coming up for me is focus on the skills because the skills build confidence and confidence creates action.  Action that is sustainable for a lifetime with balance in all areas of my life.  Og says, “Never I forget that many have attained great wealth and success with only one sales talk, delivered with excellence.”  BAM!!!

When the Universe answers your call for insight, it flows from everywhere.  I read daily from a book titled, Saving Grace by C. John Miller.  There was a message this week that goes like this:

If you don’t stick to things, if you don’t prepare, if you don’t persevere through difficulty, you’ll always be frustrated because deep down what you really want is your own way.  You want the success, but not the blood and mud that goes with it.  Whose will are you doing?  There is a Father who loves you so much that he punished his own sinless Son for you.  He welcomes you as righteous just as his Son is righteous.  Give him your will.

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Peace, Love and Harmony to all.

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 18 – Discipline Can Feel Like a 4-Letter Word

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DisciplineThere is nothing sexy about the word DISCIPLINE.  Just the thought of discipline elicits thoughts of pain, drudgery and difficulty.  The most common new year’s resolution is weight loss.  For most it requires developing discipline in the areas of working out and making conscious decisions about what you decide to consume for nutrition. So why do we seek more of it?  We seek change, but it doesn’t always come easy.

Discipline is required to get me to my goals.  If I want to finish that half marathon race, then I require discipline in following a running schedule.  If I want to generate a 5-figure a month residual income check equal to my real estate income, then I require discipline in growing my team.  If I want to compete in figure competitions, I require discipline in doing the figure workouts, posing and following the food plan required of me to compete in this category.

Once you have mastered the art of discipline, do what is required without even thinking about it.  It just happens without fail.  The question becomes how bad do you want it.  How enthusiastic are you about achieving your goal.

What’s really interesting in having this virtue so high on my list of virtues to improve on is that I often get compliments from people who say to me, “you’re so disciplined!”  What they don’t know is that you have to move through dis-ease in order to experience ease.  So it’s true, I have conquered discipline in some areas of my life, but in other areas, it still eludes me.

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One thing that I find that helped me to appreciate and feel grateful for how far I’ve come in this virtue is making a list of all that I am disciplined in first.  Here’s my list and I encourage you to make your own.  Lead with gratitude and more will flow!

  • Daily quiet time
  • Daily gratitude journal (list of 10 Monday through Saturday and 20 on Sunday)
  • Required reading 3x/day
  • Daily Prayer
  • Daily Meditation
  • Food Log
  • Exercise
  • 7-8 hours of rest each night
  • 100+ ounces of water consumption daily
  • Weekly check-in with my fitness coach with photos and food log
  • Blog weekly

Making your own list allows you to be kind to yourself in your pursuit of Discipline.

Peace, Love and Harmony to all.

 

 

 

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Week 17 HJ – Hero or Dragon Plus Virtue of the Week

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My virtue this week is “well-organized”.  Remember we are covering the virtues in the Franklin Makeover based on the order in which we require the most work first.

I can’t tell you how many times I have taken organization classes in hopes of finding the missing piece to catapult my efforts further faster.  I believe dis-organization is a form of orchestrated chaos leaving overwhelm in its path.  But why though?  A form of resistance maybe?

This week has moved at a super crazy pace as my real estate business was full and profitable.  I found that the week was slipping away yet I had spent little time focusing on my virtue of “well-organized”.  I kept glancing at my desk top and the piles of paper and feeling a bit of a failure at being well-organized. Does one’s desktop really define well-organized?

In Master Key 18:33 it says “This week concentrate upon your power to create; seek insight, perception; try to find a logical basis for the faith which is in you.

During my next sit I decided to seek insight on well-organized.  I was reminded of two beautiful examples of “well-organized” that I had encountered during the week.  Oh my how I almost missed this.  Never underestimate the power of a Sit.

There is no thought in my mind, but it quickly tends to convert itself into a power and organizes a huge instrumentality of means.  ~Emerson

 Hero’s Journey

The Hero’s Journey is the journey so few are willing to take, the journey to one’s authentic self.  Life is full of conditioning that we often have no clue that we are even cut off from following our bliss in life.  I love the Master Key Mastermind Alliance because this course is all about busting away the cement (conditioning) in our lives and discovering our true self and taking the hero’s journey and discovering and following your bliss.

Why do members choose to quit MKMMA?  They view this journey as danger rather than an adventure.  Change can be scary, unfamiliar, and much of society not just our members choose to stay with what is comfortable and familiar.

The dragon is the voice that holds us back that says, “you can never do that”, and so the cement or life time of conditioning keeps us stuck and separated from our authentic self.  The hero is the voice that says, “yes I am doing that” and seeks out change and follows their bliss.  Choose to take your hero’s journey!

Peace, Love and Harmony to all.

Ep. 1: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth — ‘The Hero’s Adventure’

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Week 17 – Kindness Goal Crushed!

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Wow!  This week our members absolutely crushed the Kindness goal.

Every year MarkJ challenges the members to focus on “Kindness” for a week and to share the acts of kindnesses in our private members area that they experienced in a week by focusing on Kindness.

This is not just about the acts of kindnesses that others give to you, it’s about finding yourself being kind to others just by focusing on the word.  It’s a beautiful thing that happens.

The goal was to reach 4,000 posts of acts of kindness in a week and in turn, MarkJ, would give 300 hugs to strangers.  Not only did our members hit the 4k mark, they CRUSHED it by posting 7,550 kindness posts. Wahoo!!!

I love this week because just like the Law of Growth states, “whatever I focus on grows and what I forget atrophies without exception” rings true for our members.

This goal was a collective consciousness of everyone focusing on one word and what you give your attention to becomes your intention.

This assignment was part of our Franklin Makeover developed by Benjamin Franklin where there are 13 virtues and you are to assign one virtue per week based on what virtues you require the most work in to improve.  Kindness week is always the 2nd week and we do it as a group.

Week 1 I chose self-control as my virtue to focus on because that is the virtue I feel I require the most work in to improve my self-control.  It was eye opening to say the least to focus on that for a week and by doing so have honed the areas of my life I require the most work in…a humbling experience.

This past week’s virtue was specialized knowledge.  I really feel like the one thing I require to launch my business into the stratosphere is “skill”.  This will in turn allow me to realize my Liberty SMART goal as my new reality. Yes!  I require specialized knowledge.  So in this past week, I have linked arms with a fellow partner in Go90Grow and we are practicing our dialogue for 30 minutes prior to making calls.  I am promoting this program so others can achieve their specialized knowledge and I am gaining confidence in my specialized knowledge every day.  I am labeling this week a victory!

Peace, Love and Harmony to all.

 

 

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Week 16 – Harmony, Happiness & Kindness Mastermind

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After a week of meditating on Insight from Master Key 15, I open my Jesus Calling app to this message this morning:

I Am With You and For You

I am with you and for you. When you decide on a course of action that is in line with My will, nothing in heaven or on earth can stop you. You may encounter many obstacles as you move toward your goal, but don’t be discouraged—never give up! With My help, you can overcome any obstacle. Do not expect an easy path as you journey hand in hand with Me, but do remember that I, your very-present Helper, am omnipotent.

Much, much stress results from your wanting to make things happen before their times have come. One of the main ways I assert My sovereignty is in the timing of events. If you want to stay close to Me and do things My way, ask Me to show you the path forward moment by moment. Instead of dashing headlong toward your goal, let Me set the pace. Slow down, and enjoy the journey in My Presence.

What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? —Romans 8:31

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. —Psalm 46:1–3 nkjv

For nothing is impossible with God. —Luke 1:37

The insight that flowed this past week is in complete alignment with the execution of my course of action, DMP.  Today’s message is about letting go of my will for the execution of this plan and trusting God’s will to execute it more beautifully than my mind can even imagine.

Master Key 16 – This week I am meditating on Harmony and Happiness and so many good things bubble up inside of me and I can’t help but smile during this intentional quiet time.

16:6 With such an ideal in mind, the ways and means can and will be provided, but the mistake must not be made by substituting the means for the end.  There must be a definite fixed purpose, an ideal.

That ideal is what our members create called a DMP or Definite Major Purpose.

16:8 The power to create depends entirely upon spiritual power; there are three steps, idealization, visualization, and materialization.  Every captain of industry depends upon this power exclusively.

Once our members create their idealization (DMP) then we teach them how to systematically implant that visualization onto their subconscious mind so it can become their reality (materialization).

16:6 It is by the exercise of this power that we take our fate out of the hands of chance, and consciously make for ourselves the experiences which we desire, because when we consciously realize a condition, that condition will eventually manifest in our lives; it is therefore evident that in the last analysis thinking is the one great cause in life.

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Lastly, our members this week are challenged to notice a random act of kindness or create one themselves and post about it in the Kindness Mastermind.  Our goal is to have them reach 4,000 kindness posts so that MarkJ will then pay it forward by hugging 300 ready, willing and able huggers ready to receive.

Peace, Love and Harmony to all.

 

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Week 15 – Insight Flows & Franklin Makeover

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There is something really special about reaching week 15 in the Master Key Experience journey.  Maybe it has something to do with your commitment to yourself to stay out of your resistance in pursuit of your hero’s journey.  Maybe it’s because you have completed 14 weeks of intentional meditation at this point.  Whatever the rationale when I reach week 15 and the assignment is meditating on Insight, it just flows wildly.

I have been raised knowing that prayer time is speaking to God and meditation time is listening to God.  I’m not even certain that in my family we called it “meditation”.  My recollection is we were told as kids to be quiet and listen and we will hear God speak to us.

This week I feel like this focused meditation time has increased my productivity as priorities were established during my daily Sit.  Even more special for me is that I executed on these priorities.  Yes!

“Today I begin a new life.  And I make a solemn oath to myself that nothing retards my new life’s growth.” (Og Scroll 1)

“Nor I allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure.” (Og Scroll 3)

MarkJ refers to 15:26 as the “tipping point”.  These are self-evident facts, but the all-important truth that a thought containing principle is vital and therefore contains life and consequently takes root, and eventually but surely and certainly displaces the negative thoughts, which by their very nature can contain no vitality, is one which seems to have been overlooked.

15:30 For this reason Insight must be exercised so that the thought which we entertain contains no mental, moral or physical germ which we do not wish objectified in our lives. (i.e. Sacrifice expressed in positive words).

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Franklin Makeover

This week’s assignment for MKMMA members is the Franklin Makeover created by none other than Benjamin Franklin.

Using the list of Virtues provided, you list them in order of what you require the most improvement in first down to the least area of improvement needed with the #2 spot on the list reserved for Kindness Week.

So #1 on my list is Self-Control.  I require exercising more self-control in certain areas of my life so I’m focusing on self-control for the first week.  So by focusing on self-control for a week, I will be able to identify, magnify and multiply my awareness and therefore effect change.

During week #2, which is Kindness Week, the members including guides will be posting acts of kindness either given or received into our Kindness Mastermind.  Our goal as a group is to reach 4,000 acts of kindness so that MarkJ will then give out 300 hugs to ready, willing and able huggers.  Pretty Cool!

This is the Law of Growth in action…”whatever I think about grows and what I forget atrophies without exception”.

Here is the balance of my Virtue list:

#3 – Specialized Knowledge

#4 – Well-Organized

#5 – Discipline

#6 – Persistence

#7 – Courage

#8 – Taking Initiative

#9 – Pleasing Personality

#10 – Imagination

#11 – Enthusiasm

#12 – Decisiveness

#13 – See God in Others – Our members focus on seeing God in others for the final week

Peace, Love and Harmony to all.

 

 

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Week 14 – Shut the Door by Guest Blogger, Kay Beam

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kay-beamPlease welcome this week’s guest blogger, Kay Beam.  Kay is part of my Master Key Experience tribe this year.  It’s been my pleasure to be her guide in this 26 week journey as I watch her grow, expand and challenge herself like possibly never before.  Please if you would take the time to read, like, comment and share her post.

Thank you so much and enjoy!

Week 14: Shut the Door

lockeddoor“Learn to keep the door shut, keep out of your mind and out of your world, every element that seeks admittance with no definite helpful end in view.”                  George Mathew Adams

This week, the last week of the year.  Thought this week might offer some relief in allowing me some time to breathe.  Well not the case.  But in all the chaos of the holidays, and year-end business, I am thankful for the year it has been.  Thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Master Keys.  Thankful for my husband. Thankful for my family.  Thankful for my health. Thankful for the opportunity to give much this week.

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The key word this week is Harmony.  Being in agreement, peace, oneness. It’s also a great time to be thinking forward.  What will 2017 become?  Will it be the year of opportunity, unity, peace that I believe it will be

Master Keys 14:2 “To recognize this Intelligence is to acquaint yourself with the knowing quality of Mind and through it to move upon the Universal Substance, and bring it into harmonious relations in your affairs.”

The Law of GrowthWhat we think about grows.

Maseedlingster Keys 14:27 “If you enter into the discipline necessary to bring about a radical change in your life, you must do so deliberately, after giving the matter careful thought and full consideration, and then you must allow nothing to interfere with your decision.”brainweights  Have come this far to continue working on keeping the good thoughts alive.

Og’s Scroll III: “The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner.”

I will persist until I succeed.

Click Here to read more about Kay’s Journey through the Master Key Experience!

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Week 13 – Paper Flowers by Guest Blogger, Noelle Suzanne

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noelle-suzanneNoelle Suzanne is a very special friend and one of which I have yet the privilege of meeting in person.  Someday soon, I’m certain. Perhaps at the Master Key live event. We are both entrepreneurs building the same business model and we share a passion for helping others achieve freedom from time and financial constraints.

Her journey through the Master Keys is producing wonderful results in her life, so when you visit her blog I encourage you to take some additional time to follow, read and comment on her continuing journey.

Enjoy!

MKMMA Week 13 – Paper Flowers

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Tonight my heart was filled with the greatest joy. It was the culmination of one of my endeavors in the Master Keys Experience class. With the prompting of the Master Keys, I made it my mission to bring a bit of light into this world through the act of giving.

The fabulous children of the Young Twin Valley Players along with the adult Twin Valley Players, a local theater group, gave their most precious gift, that of their time, energy and love. During their rehearsals for the Christmas Show at the Colonnade theater, the children made lovely paper flowers to give to the 63 elderly residents at Polk Personal Care Center. Each flower had a white ribbon with a positive affirmation on it. ‘You are magnificent, Your smile makes me happy, The world is better because you are here, I love you to the moon and back, I wish you peace, You are amazing grace…’

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When I first saw the appreciation of one of the residents, my eyes welled up with tears. The women and men smiled as each received a hand-made paper flower from the children. Then the children along with the adults sang a beautiful Christmas carol. As I felt their heart lift, mine felt just a little bit lighter.

The old women reminded me of my sweet Grandmother. I lived with her when I was in junior and senior high school, and years prior to that as well. I could so relate to these wonderful, old women in their comfy robes with slippers and their gray hair. Some of them were decked out in their Christmas attire. The old men were equally sweet.

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When the children asked them to pick out a flower from a small bunch, one woman carefully inspected the flowers to be sure she received the very best, while another replied sweetly, “You pick one out for me.” It was so moving to see how every single person was gracious, and grateful.
One of the old women had a sweat shirt on. The words “I Believe in Angels” was written on it. I told her I believed in angels too and she flashed me a big smile. I do believe too. Tonight I was surrounded by angels of all ages. It was truly incredible.

Sharon, the fabulous activity coordinator, led us down the hallways and knocked on doors one at a time. She asked the residents if they would like a flower or a song. Most of them wanted both. The children let them choose a flower and sang a Christmas carol along with the adults. Their voices were magnificent. I am in awe of the talent in this little town.

So now I want to take a quiet moment and thank all the players for the wonderful Christmas present they gave me tonight. Thank you Young and adult Twin Valley Players. Thank you Sharon for your patience and time in getting this organized. Thank you Brandi for being a mover and a shaker and bringing everyone together and helping to make this happen. Thank you to the businesses, Millersburg Hardware Co. and The Furniture Center, who donated to the materials for the flowers.

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Christmas time all these wonderful people stepped away from the madness to give of themselves to make Millersburg, Pennsylvania a town that I am so proud to be a part of.

My fondest thank you is for the residents at the Polk Personal Care Center. Your smiles, your kind hearts, your gracious interaction with the children was the most treasured gift I could have ever received. I am humbled and grateful for every single one of you. My love pours out to you. Thank you.

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Tonight I was lifted higher by the light that illuminates the heart of each one of us. I wish you peace. Love Noelle Suzanne

Click Here to visit Noelle’s blog about her journey through the Master Key Experience!

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#MKE Week 12 – Mastermind by Guest Blogger Deb Schnitzer

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Deb Schnitzer is a member of my MKE tribe this year.  It’s been an honor to work with her and witness her journey through 12+ weeks of self-discovery.  Deb is a great example of a member who understands that “knowledge does not apply itself”. Her fidelity to the daily exercises are paying off big time because Deb embraces the hard mental labor it takes to train your mind, to become self-directed and to manifest your DMP.  Simply stated, she does the work.   I love her insight into the Master Key lessons and wanted to share her Week 12 post with you.  Enjoy!

Week 12 – Mastermind


As a bodyworker, this time of year is always a busy one for me, distressing the world one back at a time.  People desperate for a moment of relief from the unbelievable stress that we place upon ourselves during this most giving time of year. Is it because we place our hopes and expectations in things that cannot bring us happiness?  In the giving of material things when what we are asked to give is love.  This song, which is such a great example of a mastermind alliance, really inspires me.  I think about how each of these amazing superstars came together to send a message to the world.  A message of love and unity –  I am deeply moved.

I ponder the idea, did any of those great voices ever have doubt, worry or fear that they weren’t good enough, that their voice would crack, or any other numerous negative thoughts? What if they hadn’t answered the call?  Would this soundtrack have been made?

How does this relate to my actions in the Master Key/Master Mind Alliance? I am being offered all the tools of success. Am I really showing up, or dabbling? Picking and choosing what I will accomplish. Why not show up, why not suspend doubt. What if I really accomplished what is on my DMP. One thing is clear – what I put in, will be what I get out. The Law of Growth is real.

In Haanel, Week 12 – 28. ” This week go to the same room, take the same chair, the same position as previously; be sure to relax, let go, both mentally and physically; always do this; never try to do any mental work under pressure; see that there are no tense muscles or nerves, that you are entirely comfortable. Now realize your unity with omnipotence; get into touch with this power, come into a deep and vital understanding, appreciation, and realization of the fact that your ability to think is your ability to act upon the Universal Mind, and bring it into manifestation, realize that it will meet any and every requirement; that you have exactly the same potential ability which any individual ever did have or ever will have, because each is but an expression or manifestation of the One, all are parts of the whole, there is no difference in kind or quality, the only difference being one of degree.”

Let me start giving – there’s a choice I am making, I am saving my own life.

“There comes a time when we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
And its time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

We can’t go on pretending day by day
That someone, somehow will soon make a change
We are all a part of Gods great big family
And the truth, you know,
Love is all we need1

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
Its true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

Send them your heart so they’ll know that someone cares
And their lives will be stronger and free
As God has shown us by turning stones to bread
So we all must lend a helping hand

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
Its true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

When you’re down and out, there seems no hope at all
But if you just believe there’s no way we can fall
Let us realize that a change can only come
When we stand together as one

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
Its true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me

We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
So lets start giving
There’s a choice we’re making
We’re saving our own lives
Its true we’ll make a better day
Just you and me”

Read more: Michael Jackson – We Are The World Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Click Here to visit Deb’s blog about her journey through the MKMMA!

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Week 11 – The Scriptures Don’t Lie & Guest Blogger

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When I read the assignment for Master Key 11, I get fired up like a Pentecostal preacher.  Can I get an Amen!

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11:22 – The fruit of this thought is, as it were, a gift of the gods, but a gift which few as yet realize, appreciate, or understand.  The recognition of the marvelous power which is possessed by the mind under proper conditions and the fact that this power can be utilized, directed, and made available for the solution of every human problem is of transcendental importance.

Every human problem…wow!

An excerpt from 11:34 reads,

“Whatsoever things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them,”

Notice that there is no limitation, “Whatsoever things” is very definite and implies that the only limitation which is placed upon us is in our ability to think, to be equal to the occasion, to rise to the emergency, to remember that Faith is not a shadow, but a substance, “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

This deserves hashtags of:  #desirepraybelieveachieve  and #Mark11:24.

Peace, Love and Harmony to all.

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Now about my guest blogger, Bill Kiefer, Bill has previously taken the Go90Grow course so he is no stranger to these principles when he received his scholarship to MKMMA.  Enjoy his Week #11 Blog post!

 

Week 11 – Persistence

This weeks lesson has been an eye opener! We discussed the concept of persistence and how it really applies to everyone, everyday. OF course, my pre-conceived idea of what persistence really is was completely shattered This is becoming an ongoing theme in this course!

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One thing that Mark J keeps harping on is that most people look for guidance in slogans, books and seminars. The problem is that we all look for the quantum leap, seeing massive gains in all aspects in a few short days or weeks all because we read a book or attended a seminar. This idea of having quantum leaps applies to the “idea” of what words really mean. What I am trying to say is that we all have an idea as to what a word means and how we can apply that in our life, but through this course I am realizing this is the furthest thing from the truth.

This concept really applies to the word “persistence”. The biggest thing I have learned this week is that persistence means nothing if there is no ACTION attached to it! Most seem to think that persistence is the act of showing up, not quitting and staying the course. While that is partly true, not taking action is a passive activity. Being persistent is an active concept.  Just showing up and not quitting does absolutley nothing to get anyone closer to their goal. If we do not actively do the things needed to further our lives, we are just going through the motions and we might as well quit. The results will be the same.

Now I know that being persistent means showing up every day AND doing the activities that need to be done to grow. The activity is the most important part! Continuing to work hard and “mastering the mundane” leads to growth, there is no other way. Now, when I say I am being persistent, I can look at my activity and know that I am doing what I need to do to succeed.

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