Week 25 – Commencement is the beginning


The goal of the Master Key Experience is Self-Reliance for our members.  To not rely on a self-proclaimed guru or guru’s, but on one’s self.  To always seek truth from within and to discover your bliss by taking your hero’s journey to your authentic self.

This was my first year as a guide.  I have been gifted a tribe that I now have relationships with beyond this course.  I am grateful for all the valuable lessons I have learned as a “newbie” guide that will assist me to be better and refine my guide skills for the next class of MKMMA.

Gratitude to my Master Guide, Derek Atchley, for giving me so many learning opportunities once we launched in September.

Thank you to Mark, Davene, and Dayna, for all you do tirelessly so more scholarships can be awarded each year.

Thank you to all the friends I invited in to MKMMA, who said yes to their calling to their bliss and massive congratulations to those who have completed the Master Key Experience.

Congratulations to my fellow guides and all the members of the 2016 Master Key Experience.

And now a link to my Week 25 post from a year ago. Enjoy! Click Here


Week 24 – My Heart is Singing


I have really enjoyed having  Deb Schnitzer in my 2016 tribe and following her journey through the Master Keys has just filled my heart with song. deb-schnitzer

Deb and I recently connected by phone and I will never forget something she said in that conversation that still rings clear in my mind.  Now understand that one of Deb’s SMART goals is Liberty.  What she said in that phone conversation was, “it’s like people are throwing money at my feet.”  Drop the mic.  That is music to a guide’s ears.

Deb has been consistent every step of the way in the Master Key Experience.  She has blogged weekly, completed all her assignments, and remained committed to her daily exercises from the word GO!

What Deb is experiencing in her personal life is exactly what we expect when you take your own hero’s journey to your authentic self.  Her new mental blueprint is becoming her reality.

Let’s show Deb some love friends. Please read, like, comment and share her blog post!! Click Here

Peace, Love and Harmony to all.


Week 23 – My Favorite Law + Spotlight Blogger


My virtue this week in the Franklin Makeover is “Enthusiasm” and I am going to share the perspective of one of our members on this topic.  But before I do, let’s recap a few items from this week.

There is nothing more liberating than putting the Law of Least Resistance/Least Effort into practice in your life.  There are three steps to making this work:

  1. Acceptance – You must practice 100% acceptance in all things. No matter how good or more importantly how bad things go, you accept it as it is, as it was meant to be.  Declare it all perfect!
  2. Responsibility – Respond differently. We can’t choose our circumstances, but we can choose how we respond to them.
  3. Defenselessness – This is the key to unlock the door for effortlessness. STOP defending your point of view.

When you put this law into practice in your daily life, BAM…it’s like the Mental Diet on steroids.

Finding your unique gifts – how do you do this?  In your three days of silence.  Have you done it yet?  I have not.  But, I feel a really strong calling to get it done.  Why?  I feel like there is so much waiting to be revealed as soon as I make the time for it to happen.

And now here is Deb Schnitzer’s take on the virtue, Enthusiasm.  Enjoy!  Click Here

Peace, Love and Harmony to all.


Week 22A – Spotlight Blogger – Jimmie D King


This is a week we give our members a break before the final three webinars.  Normally during a webinar break they have assigned movies to  watch.  I love movies, don’t you?  Especially the movie list we provide.

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This week I really want to share a blog post a friend of mine wrote recently.  Jimmie is a good friend, husband and all around good guy to everyone he meets.  He has served his country.  Thank you for your service, Jimmie.  He lives, works and plays full out.  He goes after his goals with passion and conviction and I greatly admire his tenacity.  Jimmie and his beautiful wife, Lori, are both members of the class of 2016 Master Key Experience.  When you can take this journey simultaneously with your spouse, amazing things happen as a couple.

Enjoy his blog post, but also take the time to poke around his website because he always delivers value.

Peace, Love and Harmony to all.

Week 22 – What Do You Want? … GO BUILD IT!


Week 22 – The Masquerade Ball & Guest Blogger on Imagination


theatre masksLast week I dangled a really big carrot in front of you on how to use guilt, anger, fear, hurt feelings, and unworthiness as tools to expand your comfort zone.  Since my virtue for this week is IMAGINATION, imagine a world where we could create a massive shift in our negative emotions to leverage them for positive outcome in our lives and show the world how to do the same.  Wow!  How grand would life be for those suffering by how these emotions encapsulate them in their comfort zone to no longer just survive, to stop playing small in life and THRIVE.  We have the ability to do that with sharing the Master Key Experience and our pay it forward scholarship program.

It’s time to step away from the masquerade ball, take off the mask and let go of all these feelings that do not serve you and step into your true authentic self.

Our comfort zone will control us until we learn to control it.  How do we learn to control it?  We control our comfort zone by learning to control our world within.  We begin by leveraging the Seven Laws of the Mind.   Law of Dual Thought – I can attach any feeling I desire to any thought, my choice.

Let’s look at hurt feelings as an example.  Hurt feelings are really self-pity.  It’s a choice to feel hurt.  It may not feel like a choice, but you do choose how to react.  Own your choice.  We can leverage the Law of Substitution – I can instantly replace a negative thought with a positive one.    Rather than feeling self-pity, choose to feel passion.  Do you feel that shift in your body when you let go of self-pity and choose passion instead.  Use this energy to propel you out of your comfort zone.  When you choose self-pity over passion, you are giving away your power.

How about anger?  Letting go of anger is easier said than done.  When you’re angry there is a massive energy surge.  Be the observer of this surge.  Is anger a reason to stop?  Channel that energy in a positive way.  Substitute productivity for the bully pulpit, besides there’s no emotional hangover. Isn’t living well the best revenge?!!!  Leverage the Law of Forgiveness – I forgive everyone along with the Law of Relaxation – My relaxed, calm state of mind helps me access infinite intelligence.

Let’s look at guilt.  Most of society lives in a state of guilt most of their life.  We are masters of self-persecution.  I’m no exception.  The truth is we all make mistakes.  It’s ok, we are created to be imperfect with free will and we don’t always make the best decisions.  It’s ok.

Guilt is really anger turned inward or self-directed anger.  Anger as we just learned above carries massive energy and can be channeled for change on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Use guilt to advance your DMP.  You know what to do, so do it daily as you are directed with these course exercises.

Honesty is the hand maiden of change and when we couple honesty with this energy we can change our beliefs instead of berating ourselves over and over again over the past.


Now let’s look at fear.  Wouldn’t you agree that when you’re in a fear state of mind, there is intense focus.  Your heart races, cortisol level in your body goes through the roof, maybe panic/anxiety, etc.  This state comes about because we project outcomes and perceive danger.  Think back, how many times was there real danger…for me rarely ever.  I created that feeling inside for something that never actually happened.  Oh my goodness!

Now take that same intense focus, only this time direct it toward your DMP.  We know the metaphor of the magnifying glass is focus and fear has the ability to convert thoughts into action.  With intense concentration and focus, you will automatically and instantly begin to improve.

Lastly is unworthiness.  I have challenged myself for a lot of my adult life with unworthiness because I was the child born into our family as a menopause baby, if you will.  But, I was also the child who was originally diagnosed as a tumor in my mother’s belly and she was operated on to remove.  Thankfully, I was not removed and my mother gave birth months later.  Growing up I would hear, “I have three children and a tumor, and this is my tumor”.  It always got a laugh and usually a response of, “she’s a beautiful tumor”.  My Mom loved to laugh and make others laugh right along with her.  Only this was at my expense.  My truth is I AM a child of God who makes no mistakes and I AM worthy.

The truth for all of us is that we are worthy of anything we want, but not worthy of everything we want.  Don’t labor over definitions and focus (magnifying glass) on giving yourself permission to go from constrictive to expansive feelings.  Think like a child.  You are worthy.   Leverage your DMP that you created to speak to you like a friend speaks to you and consistency of reading it keeps you on track.

The statement, “what would the person I intend to become do next?”, warns us if we are getting off track and instantly puts us back on the path to our Dharma.

Remember all of these emotions create energy and choose to leverage this energy toward creating your new reality, your authentic self.

You are well equipped with Og Mandino’s scrolls 2 – Love, 3 – Persistence, 5 – Appreciation and Gratitude.

Follow your bliss.  Once you have the humility to choose doing what you love, you will welcome challenges.


My virtue this week in the Franklin Makeover is Imagination.  I want you to enjoy my friend, Deb Schnitzer’s blog post on imagination.  Click Here.

Peace, Love and Harmony to all.


Week 21 – Taking Initiative vs. Comfort Zone


Comfort ZoneI find it interesting that my virtue for the week in the Franklin Makeover is “Taking Initiative” and it falls right in line with the introduction of how to shift negative emotions of Guilt, Anger, Hurt Feelings, Fear, and Unworthiness into tools for expanding your comfort zone.

Why is the comfort zone so comfortable?  Why do people stay there rather than pursuing their goals and dreams?  It’s easy and requires no effort to stay with what’s familiar.

Next week we will go deeper into how to leverage these negative emotions as tools to move you out of your comfort zone and into goal achievement.

What’s important in this process is that it’s ok to stumble.  The hard mental labor we are doing in this course to imprint a new mental blueprint in the subconscious mind takes time and consistent effort with the daily exercises.  And even then, the old mental blueprint will continue it’s attempts to take up residency in your mind and keep you stuck where you don’t want to be.  i.e. the comfort zone.

As I was experiencing my own backsliding a bit, I felt compelled to look back on my week 21 blog post from a year ago.  Interesting to note I was stumbling at this same point in the course then too.

Here’s the link to read my discovery.

Master Key 21 – Bigger is Better…Plus Challenges