MKE WEEK17

This blog is about what’s going on with me as opposed to the webinar itself or Digital connections.

I am enjoying the growth within me. I have a science/technical background and over the years I’ve been told that I am not an emotional person. Even as I was changing my profession from something very technical to one counselling people, I was told that I was too analytical and I should get more in touch with feelings. Even with my blogs when I first started MKE, it was more about me breaking down the lesson or webinar. Now I am not about to blame myself for whatever talents I was born with, but I do notice that as a result of MKE I am getting more in touch with myself. And my growth can be demonstrated by what I will describe in the following paragraph.

Because of certain changes in my life over the past several years, I’ve spent a lot of time comparing. I use the economic ladder to compare; whether it’s above or below. And believe me that only results in uncomfortable feelings and does not present any solutions. But now I am moving away from that type of behavior and appreciating who I am more and more. I am just gonna open up to the Universal wisdom and ride this journey to success.

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MKE WEEK 16

So what is my true value. It is definitely not wealth as money is just a medium of exchange for attaining my true value. What’s my higher ideal? What am I really striving for? It’s interesting that when I look at my DMP it essentially is about a thought that’s been within me but which I have been afraid of. Somewhere along my life’s journey I developed a bad habit of thinking I am not worthy of higher ideals. I am lacking in the spiritual power needed to attain my ideals, but I can regain it by as I replace those bad mental  habits.

Visualization is the key as evidenced on how I decided to become an Engineer at a young age. At the age of 8, I  had the experience of driving by an oil refinery, and there was just something about the look and the smell. So right there and then I decided that I was going to work at a Chemical Plant, and there was nothing that was going to stop me from that accomplishment. However, let’s fast forward to a period later in my life. I was a manager earning the most I ever did but I was not settled spiritually. I was frustrated internally and became frustrated externally, which resulted in discord between me and my staff. I couldn’t figure out what life was all about and I was having a hard time accepting life on life’s terms. I went from having thoughts of vigor, strength, courage, and determination to having thoughts of lack, weakness, scarcity, faithlessness, and timidity.

Sometimes I feel that my DMP is too idealistic, and that I should change it to something less worthy but which would be more acceptable by my countrymen based on their traditions for measuring success. Heck No! I am gonna do me.

I want to get there: I am ready for my blessings; enough difficulties! The best thing I can think of right now is a portion of the Serenity Prayer by St. Francis of Assisi: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

Peace out! Remember that Success is in the Journey.

WEEK 15 MKE

My post is gonna be about the Week 15 intemized Lessons as opposed to the Webinar itself, although the lessons are obviously interwoven throughout the webinar. The reason I choose to do that is because the Lessons truly kicked up some feelings and I need to get honest about my journey.

The first item that got to me was “the laws under which we live are designed solely for our advantage”. And I said to myself that is so true so why am I not living it? I’ll tell you why. It’s because my allowed my subbie to develop bad habits that have been a stumbling block to me taking advantage of that reality.

Then “Difficulties, inharmonies, and obstacles, indicate that we are either refusing to give out what we no longer need, or refusing to accept what we require.” I choose to call it stubborness or that know-it-all attitude. I’ve got to let go and be open with harmony and love. A simple example of how I am letting this attitude to impede my progress happened this week. I was attending a tax review course, and someone offered me a ride back from the course. Initially I totally resisted the idea for a variety of reasons, none of which made sense. But eventually, after a battle in my mind I accepted and learned a lot because of the kindness and graciousness displayed by the driver. I was left with this feeling that those are qualities that I really need to improve on.

“Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, of the good for the better.” Me personally, I need to exchange the old for the new. I spend way too much time thinking about the old: the type of career I used to have; where would I be now if I had stayed. Fact is that is long gone, and the only thing I can do about it is to embrace the new. Because for whatever reason I always wanted to be a successful entrepreneur.

There are so many other goodies in the Week 15 lessons that I am not gonna list the all but just summarize what I got out of them and the things I need to do.

Acceptance is one of the keys. Where I am today is because of me. The old subbie wants me to stay stuck and I am really identify with Paul’s statement in Romans 7:15, :I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” My old subbie enjoys sabotaging my growth so I need to “sit” and “sit” and “sit” and mentally relax because as the lesson points out “The ability to appropriate what we require for our growth, continually increases as we reach higher planes and broader visions.” I’ll tell you the truth when I first read that I was scared but I have concluded that I just need to let go and trust in the process.

The lesson also teaches me that “All conditions and experiences that come to us do so for our benefit”, and ” that we reap what we sow is mathematically exact”, but thank God that there is hope because “The inexorable requirements of growth demand that we exert the greatest degree of attraction for what is perfectly in accord wit us.” The “greatest degree”; hmmm. Not a great degree nor a greater degree, but the greatest degree. I’ve got to make a decision to myself, not to anyone else but to myself. So am I gonna put myself on the spot right now. I don’t need to be good or better. I need to be the best I can be.

“In order to posses vitality thought must be impregnated with love.” In order to attract abundance in my life, I need to think abundance only including harmonious language which can only be derived through love. Therefore my thoughts should all be based on love. Love will allow me to gain the sufficient insight to formulate a definite program for my success.

In summary, it was Paul who said “there is faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of these is love”. So what this tells me is that since the time of creation there is nothing new under the sun. The principles for my success are contained within all the laws of the Universal Mind that I need to plug into harmoniously.

WEEK 14 MKE: COOL RUNNINGS!

As suggested in the webinar, I decided to do my post on the movie Cool Runnings about the Jamaican bobsled team. First of all I am really glad that I chose Cool Runnings out of the four that were presented, and here’s why. I saw this movie when it came out in 1993, and as someone from the Caribbean I had really enjoyed the movie back then. But I was not looking at it then with the perspective that I just did. Back then I was more focused on the humor, and the cultural aspect. In 1993 my friends and I were more enthused that this was movie about an event featuring folks from the Caribbean. We did find it inspirational not so much from the participants accomplished, but just more so from who they were. If you’ve never seen the movie, I definitely recommend it along with Googling the Real Story of the ‘Cool Runnings’ Bobsled Team.

Although the movie is based on a true story, it does not portray how the events actually happened but that does not in any way take away from the theme and the leaning lessons. It is about a bobsled team from Jamaica that competed in the winter olympics. Could you just imagine a team from Jamaica that never even saw snow competing in the winter olympics.

Their Definite Main Purpose(DMP): To take part in the bobsled competition at the winter olympics.

Their Positive Mental Attitude(PMA): Being focused against all opposition from the local Jamaicans including their families who thought they were crazy; and even the race officials who threw many obstacles their way.

Their Plan of Action(POA): Once they had put out into the universe their thoughts about what they wanted to do, things just began falling in place for them.

Their Master Mind Alliance(MMA): It was just amazing how these four team members put their collective efforts together for the good of the team.

In conclusion, here is what I was left with: (1) Cool Runnings meant ‘Peace be the Journey’; (2) Critical point was when they said tat they “want to be the best they can be”; and finally this, “a gold medal is a wonderful thing but if you are nothing without it, you will be nothing with it.”

Success is in the journey, and peace be with you!

 

MKE WEEK 13

This post is going to be relatively short as I am feeling overwhelmed.  As a matter of fact, the best part of the webinar for me was listening to Lori sharing how at this same stage the thought of quitting had entered her mind but she went on to becoming an author because of this process. Her words of encouragement were very meaningful. Part of what I am going through can definitely be attributed to some frustration from the lack of success I am having in my MLM business.

Other than that I just want to give an update on a promise I made in my week 12 post. In that post I had promised to read my one sentence DMP for 50 minutes at bedtime for seven straight days. I had to make two adjustments, the first of which was due to the incorporation of the Mental Diet in my life. I started but missed the second day, so I had to start over on Tuesday the 19th. Secondly, right at the time I had to start over I decided to get a little creative. My DMP has to be accomplished by 9/13/2021, but I have a mini task that needs to be addressed much sooner. So I wrote one sentence for that mini task to be read out instead of my DMP and I am doing that for 30 minutes in the morning when I wake up for seven straight days. So today is day #3.

MKE WEEK 12

The Master Key, Part Twelve Lessons:

Paragraphs 3, 4, and 6 were the most valuable to me.

[3] “We find it difficult to banish fear, anxiety or discouragement, all of which are powerful thought forces, and which continually send the things we desire further away, so that it is often one step forward and two steps backward.’

[4] “You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.”

[6] “But your ideal must be sharp, clear-cut, definite; to have one ideal today, another tomorrow, and a third next week, means to scatter your forces and accomplish nothing; your result will be a meaningless and chaotic combination of wasted material.”

These lessons have caused me to coin a new word which is “sticktoitiveness”. I need to commit and not jump around. My past course of action and even still is to try and listen to every internet marketing or network marketing guru out there which causes me to lose focus and spend less time on recruiting. Although I really need to improve my recruiting skills in a serious way, I cannot listen to every expert there is.

Tangible Stuff:

The exercise to look in the mirror and read my one sentence DMP was just awesome. At the beginning the old subbie was like what for, but that was only for a second. I trusted in the process and reading with enthusiasm just took over. I did it for the full 50 minutes and I really felt good about my DMP. It erased all subconcious doubt and I felt absolute about my committment. I promise to do this exercise for 50 minutes each night before I go to bed for seven straight days, and I always keep my promises.

Writing out the index cards about my achievements and good qualities was also very important and I look forward to reading those daily.

MKE WEEK 11

Wow! I am gonna try my best to keep it simple by remembering the acronym K.I.S.S. I am sure many of you are familiar with that but I will not use the traditional word for the second ‘S”, instead I am changing it to Keep It Simply Simple.

Reflection: During the past week prospecting for my MLM business didn’t go the way I wanted it to and as a result I allowed bad thoughts to creep into my mind which caused me to be slack with my Sits, Key thoughts and Reminders, and my Daily Blueprint-Building Exercises.

The Webinar: It became very clear that one of the things I must do as part of my Sit is review, and learn the seven Laws of the Mind so I can commit to the Law of Practice in order to master the mechanism. The mechanism created by the Master Architect is perfect, but since I am inexperienced and inefficient, only practice and determination will overcome this defect.

I need to trust and have faith in the process because where there is trust there is peace, and where there is faith there is growth. There is abundance available to me everywhere but it requires me to live in harmony. As I live harmoniously the Universal Mind will equip me with all the qualities I need to fulfill my desires. All my thoughts mus be creative and harmonious and they will give me the power to be wise, strong, courageous, and harmonious.

Nevertheless, I can have all the knowledge but it’s only with understanding and application that they work. Application to me means that as I give more, I get more.

A topic that is near and dear to my heart is Self-Confidence and the need for me to grow in that area. And as it was said on the Webinar it will not come from my monthly income but is built by character.

Finally, the four Tiny Habits: (1) A Definite Purpose; (2) A Definite Plan; (3) A Mind Closed to All Negative Thoughts; and (4) A Friendly Mastermind Alliance. I really enjoyed the example of the Monarch Butterfly to demonstrate these habits. Many of these species migrate from the Seattle area and as far up as Canada to overwintering sites as far down as Mexico. Do they complain? No. Do they turn back in the middle of the voyage? No. Do they stay with each other? Yes. Do they do it again? Yes.

Monarch