This journey has taught me that the truth shall make you free. I know, you heard that before, right? Well the truth I speak of is more deep that someone telling you the truth, or you telling someone else the truth. The truth I speak of is more plain.
Plato, Emerson, mathematics, or your religious leaders (like Jesus for instance), teach that you may “reach degrees of power to which it is impossible to assign any limit”. Through understanding this, it is explained how gold in the mind may be transmuted into gold in the hear and in the hand.
This journey of life that I’m on has already proven to be leading me on a path of happiness as I put out vibrations and thoughts to the universe to make it so. My current reality may not be my envisioned reality… yet, but through continual improvement and work, there is little doubt that I will get there.
Want to be a Regional Vice President? Why not? Want to make a six or seven figure income? Yep, can do. Want to help fund multiple charities and reach out a hand to the less fortunate? Why not. Just get it done!
This week started off great. I just hired a new recruit into my business. I made a promise to help her make some money and get promoted… And I always keep my promises.
For this weeks Franklin Make-over I am to follow persistence. How appropriate. Well I do see persistence every where. I even see in myself. Like a proud father, one of my recruits from earlier this month brought a few guests to an opportunity to earn and learn.
The law of attraction at work. When I started the master keys’ program, who knew that I would take a mildly confident but very hard working and turn into a fairly confident, still hard-working (but hopefully smarter working) person who is happy and accepting of his situation? Well I think the folks at the MKMME knew, that’s who.
For those changes? Well, my March 17 mini-convention in PA was delayed and changed to May in Florida. My MKMME live experience in June – delayed/ canceled? My international convention in GA coming up in July? Nope. Also delayed to next year (sometime in the summer?)
I made a promise to become a Regional Vice President before January 2025, but that will be here sooner than later. I know, now, that by practicing the good habits taught in the MKMME that no matter how COVID-19 that began in 2020 and still going on in March 2021 may throw life curve balls that the goodwill and thoughts I produce and care for daily will be made manifest.
My word of the week in my Franklin Makeover is decisiveness. If I can see it in others, I must possess it, right? Well, I can tell you that my bosses decide when I work and how I work. As a manager, I decide how my direct reports work too. But what about the main thing?
With my distribution business, I can recruit, field train, and promote. But can I decide for someone else when is the right time to work or do anything that I know will be beneficial to them? Of course I can! But do they have to listen?
I fully believe that one should put a God of your understanding or higher power first, family second, and business third. My regional vice president states that you may have to temporarily go out of sync and put business first so that you can then grow it to a point that you can then put it in order. The master keys tells us that you should not change the order. You can decide to have a spiritual sit in the morning, dinner with the family in the evening and business all day in between.
Why not? I find that as a person with a few (seemingly full-time) jobs and business this can be a challenge. This brings me back to the question, “Self-directed?” I believe to be self-directed, you must also be able to have self-reliance.
In the MKMMA workbook, I learned that “There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that every envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that through the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till.”
You reap what you sow! What have I sown? Well, after more than 5 months in training with the Master Key system, I am more happy and my business is starting to grow.
This week was a time for introspection and take a period of 24-72 hours of silence. The issue with doing this during the week is that it contains my wife’s birthday, our anniversary, and 3 jobs of which I cannot take the time out.
Just because I do taxes, finance in general, and manage employees along with my two wonderful home events does not mean that I cannot carve out any time, does it?
I found 6 hours for two days and was not able to leave to total silence. However, I did find that I have faith in myself and all the knowledge that I need. I also decided that I promise to give my self another set of times during the upcoming week whereby I can do another possible 6 – 12 hours.
During the time that I was able to commit to myself, I could not quiet down the noise in my brain. Silence… What about/ NO! Silence… If I do this… NO! Silence… Well anyway, I am sure you get the point.
Better luck next time? I was told by others in the MMMKE that they have had time to put aside and got away totally (either left the house and went to a hotel or whatever). I wonder if my experience will be similar when I am able to devote more time.
I was told Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” I can’t state what is the right answer, but for me, I find little things can be miracles. The rain, the snow, day, night, a beautiful day…. anything and everything.
Another great thing to know is that you are the answer!
The other day, my Regional Vice President, Anthony called me up with a message he had received. The message was from a person that we had spoken to a few years ago about financial concepts and helping join our crusade. He stated he had lost our information, but had been looking for it and finally came across it.
It is true, “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. I cannot say yet what will be result of this call, but I can say the master key system does have an affect.
I start this with a question. What would the person I intend to become do next?
Would I watch TV? A movie, perhaps? Ignore my DMP? I don’t think so. My break is over. Time to get back to “the grind?”. That’s no fun. 😦 Luckily, fun is not my primary motivator. I think it is time to “do the math”.
My Regional Vice President, Anthony Barone, said the math is the math. Find 10, show 4, 1 will follow. Some days you have the odds in your favor, sometimes not. Mark J. says that if we follow the Hero’s Journey, give gratitude’s and follow the Laws of the Mind, we will win.
TomAto, Tomato. With enthusiasm, I will listen to the ‘coach’ and happily meet people, make phone calls, talk with folk.
What is the most important task? What would the future me be most happy that I did? Your future you is watching…
This week was a rest week for me. I decided that I would be thankful and listen to my body.
My Franklin Makeover word of the week was self-control, and continuing to see kindness. As a generally calm person, I find it easy to control emotion. While driving, however, I must generally exercise more self-control then in other situations.
I decided to ‘project’ green lights while traveling. I must admit that while I still plenty of ‘red’, I can use that to project me closer to my goals. Red is to have $1,000,000. I guess a red light is not so bad, huh? I digress. Getting back to self-control, I am able to see in others how they can take situations where control is essential, such as a fireman who runs to a fire instead of away, or a policeman running toward gunfire.
Or myself, who must stay calm at a frustrated tax-payer who thought they would get a refund, but instead owe the government(s)- Fed/State. True it is not the same degree of ‘pain’, but it is still self-control that must be exercised.
One of the main promises I keep is, “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy”. These are indeed words to live by, but do I? Yes! I do. So I ask, “What would the person I intend to become do next?”
Part of the master key we learned was about happiness is not contingent on the “moving goal post”, rather become happy and success follows. (Perhaps not by thought alone, but rather through work.) So after I do my OATS (set Objective, create Actions to meet objective, compute the Time needed for the actions – +20%, and Schedule it – in writing), I think that I succeed and just need to do it now. Easy peasy.
What is your thoughts? Are they bright? Remember, I love you and together EVERYONE achieves more 🙂
As the reluctant hero hits the fork in the road, I find myself with a decision. Do I get to the left, a well traveled road that is written by the old blue print? This road is safe and complete with a max salary and known be the “same old, same old”.
Both roads look like fun to go. Which one goes up the mountain?
At the same time, the sign points to the right, the road less traveled and the “new” blueprint. Far down the road, I can almost see a golden child. But I am frightened of the success it may bring. I wonder why would I be frightened? Certainly I have attained success in my life before. I have a beautiful wife who loves me, a house that keeps me cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and a car that is very nice to drive.
It seems to me that it is a no-brain decision to go right…. Will I? Stay tuned.
This week we started the hero’s journey “chapter”. Like the story goes, this hero was reluctant and at times resistant to start my journey.
For my ‘make-over’ I started to look into organization. I cleaned up some wires near my computer. It looks good (relative to the “before). My old blue-print is fighting to stay alive. It becomes hard to focus, but with my mastermind partner and the master keys with a touch of Think and Grow Rich, I find it more easy to fight the old blueprint and work on the new.
I am confident that I will overcome myself and move forward on my journey. My plan of action is realistic, and I am building my burning desire with a mastermind to reach my goals. The mountain is big, but not impossible.