Week 7 – Love In My Heart

“We are in this struggle together.” — Philippians 1:30

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In this Week’s webinar, one of our assignments is the 7-Day Mental Diet. This entails of thinking positively for seven days. If you have a negative thought in your mind for more than 7 seconds, you have to start over again. Let me be the first to say I have failed remarkably and have had to start over many times. I realize I will have to start over again after this blog, but I feel I must be honest with the struggle I am having. One of the best things about the 7 Day Mental Diet is, not only do we become aware of the negativity we ourselves put out there on a daily basis, but we realize the negativity coming at us from the outside world.

I work two jobs, one of which is as a health insurance agent. Since open enrollment started November 1, I have been working overtime, six days a week. I also have a second job. Needless to say, just finding the time to do all the assignments has truly become challenging. My only saving grace is having built the foundation before things got truly crazy. Yes, I have missed reading the scrolls and service cards three times a day. The hardest part is mid day, with my job, I just cannot take time out to read the scrolls and my service cards. And, just this week alone, I missed reading the Master Keys one day. I have a husband, three kids and a home. I was not able to blog last week because I simply ran out of days. Before I knew it, it was Sunday and we were starting a new week. How can I manage to do everything?

As much as I try to convince myself I am wonder woman, I have had to accept that I am not. At least not right now! The one thing I have done, is continue with the process everyday. After an extremely long day last night, I carved out a couple of hours to listen to this weeks webinar. My son wanted to watch election results, but I told him I just was not going to participate in that. Around 1 a.m., after the webinar, I went to bed, purposely shutting out what was happening. When I woke up I did not know the results and frankly did not care. Everywhere around me at work today people were talking about what all this means. Some were very negative, but I chose not to participate.

At home, my kids wanted to talk about it, so I told my daughter about how I am doing this 7 Day Mental Diet. She laughed and said, “I don’t think that is going to last long. That would be the hardest thing to do.” I did agree with her. I told her I had already started over a few times because try as I might, I had failed.

So my plan this week is to work harder to catch up on the things I have fallen behind in. I will greet each day with love in my heart and I will start over again as many times as I have to on my 7 Day Mental Diet.

On that note, I must exit this blog post now because at 11:15 p.m. my son tells me he needs help with his Spanish homework.

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Week 4 – Consistency is Key!

“But change must always be balanced with some degree of consistency.”                                                                                    — Ron D. Button

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Consistency is my word for the year. I wanted to pick a word that would  help me keep my focus on my goals.

Knowing that I do not always follow through has been the hardest thing for me to overcome. Through the years plans and goals have fallen through the cracks. Not for lack trying, but I have learned it has been for lack of knowing how to follow through. In the past I have given up too easily. I tend to give up the minute things don’t go the way I plan. I am now learning that quitting makes me a failure. I’m sure I knew this all along. I had to become honest with myself and completely admit that I had no clue how to go about this. Good intentions had not worked. Getting down on myself every time I failed and had to start over again, was not working.

What I love about the Master Key System is how you have these assignments you do and almost miraculously you find yourself doing the things you have to do. It seems almost effortlessly I am accomplishing the things on my list.

So, has it all been rainbows and unicorns? Absolutely not. This week was a particular trying week. Here it is Friday and I am rushing through this blog and my DMP because I have a job I have to go to. Working two jobs and having a schedule that is going to go off the charts coming next week, is really going to try my commitment.

During the webinar on Sunday, Mark said Week 4 is when people usually give up or commit 100%. I am choosing to commit 100%. I find myself thinking, I have to read my service cards, I have to read the Scrolls and the Master Keys. I remind myself throughout the day that these things need to be done. And I make it a point to find the time to make sure I accomplish them. I am not going to lie, I did fall asleep on Tuesday night and did not do the nighttime reading. In the past I would have felt like a failure and given up. But not this time.

I have become an observer. I am a work in progress and I know I have a long way to go. I will not let the old blueprint get in the way of the things I want in life. That is what doing the assignments everyday has accomplished for me. It seems like every week we add something new to the plate and I have to find a new way to add it to my to dos. When I feel like I do not have time or I might revert back to the old blueprint, I take out my Blueprint Builder and read it. Or I refer to the service cards and read the promises I want to keep at all costs. The next few weeks will be a test for me. I will have to try harder than I have before and trust that if I keep making the changes and being consistent with the Master Key System, I will succeed beyond my wildest dreams.

Week 3 – Discipline is Freedom!

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”                                                                                                   — Jim Rohn

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Being disciplined has been one of the hardest things for me. I start things with all the enthusiasm and best intentions. Every time I start something and do not finish it, I tend to beat myself up about the fact that I did not have the discipline needed to see it through. It has been one of the things that I have hated about myself for so long. Always wondering why it is that others around me seem to be able to commit entirely to the things they set out to do. Always asking myself why I could not just push through and make it happen. The thing that has really helped me has been following through everyday with the daily assignments.

The last two weeks have been extremely crazy for me. I started a new job last week, on top of another job I have. So working two jobs  has not been an easy task. I could not attend Sunday’s webinar because I knew I would be working ahead of time. I have been training at my new job these last two weeks. Expected to come home to spend extra hours learning our products and sales process. At the same time, I was to listen to a three hours Master Key webinar, write this blog, work on my DMP, say the scrolls three times a day, read the Blueprint Builder, read the Master Key for the week, create an About Me page and follow the daily chore’s cards. Did I miss anything? Lol!

Oh, and let’s not forget about my three teenagers and my husband. Everyday this week, the minute I got home from work, my daughter had another makeup emergency where we immediately had to rush out to buy another eyebrow pencil. Yeah, it can get overwhelming. In the past, I might have said it is just too much and it’s OK if I skip something here or there. Who the heck is going to notice anyway.

Keeping up with everything has been so hard this week. I just had to plug along. I have had to stay focused on what I want. Become that observer when I found myself wanting to give up. I am so proud of the fact I have managed to keep up. I wake up every morning and the first thing I think about is reading the Scroll 1 and the Blueprint Builder. This week things changed to where we are supposed to read the Blueprint Builder only once a day, but I prefer to read it twice a day. I like reading it in the morning then again at night.

My new job is in sales. There was a time when I would have been so anxious about things. Nervous I would not be able to perform at the level expected from me. But I love my job. I wake up every morning ready to take on the world, visualizing how I am going kill it. I’m telling you, that old blueprint new blueprint concept has been a lifesaver. Anytime there is a little bit of self-doubt creeping in, by brain now automatically says, “That is the old blueprint. You  have a new blueprint now.” I have been so calm, so relaxed, so confident. I want more of that feeling.

Week 2 – Becoming a Slave to My Good Habits

“Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.’ — Og Mandino

When I read this quote from  Og Mandino’s book The Greatest Salesman in the World, I had my Ah Ha! moment. It is so right. I have a quote on my smartphone screensaver which says, “The secret to your success is in your daily habits.” I have to admit that I am not one who has practiced good habits everyday. But since I started the Master Key System, I have been conscious of my habits on a regular basis. I have become an observer of my behavior.

For the first time in my life, I am really paying attention to my habits. In the past when I have wanted to make changes, my bad habits would creep in. But now when I want to say, I don’t have time to read Scroll 1 three times a day. I read it twice, do I really have to read it before I go to bed. I catch myself and say, “Heck yes, I do not want to fail. I always keep my promises and I will not fail at this today.” But I have to admit that I am not even really saying I do not want to read or do my assignments. What I actually find myself doing is having an urgency to make sure I get everything done. And I am proud to say I have not missed one day yet.

I am seeing the results from starting these new habits and sticking with them. In the last few weeks we received a large monetary scholarship towards our kids private school tuition. I started a new job which really came out of the blue. I had applied for this job months ago and did not think they were interested. Imagine my surprise to see that in the span of two weeks I interviewed twice and started on Monday. I used some of the skills I have been using daily. I meditated and visualized how I would perform in my interviews. I visualized them offering me the job and it worked out almost exactly how I saw it happening.

I truly do believe that by learning how to use the mind within I am changing my life. Every time I try to talk myself out of something, or try to have a little doubt in my ability, that little voice creeps up and says, “No way, that is the old blueprint. We threw that old blueprint away. I am living my life by the new blueprint and I am never going back, baby!”

 

Week 1 – New Beginning

“It is not who we are that holds us back, it is who we think we are not.”                                                                                                                 —Michael Nolan

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What a powerful quote that is. My experience with the Master Key System this week has made that so clear. For me, I have been looking for this type of mentoring and coaching for a long time. You know how it is, we say we are going to make changes. Every year we make make resolutions and promises to ourselves that we just can’t seem to keep. Then we spend the rest of the year beating ourselves up because we did not accomplish what we set out to. Been there, done that. Over and over again.

Now, I am excited about the process I am about to embark on. Where I will be learning, growing and becoming the person I have searched for. During the question and answer session in our first webinar, someone mentioned that they were not sure this was going to work and they didn’t think they could do all the work it is going to take. I’m not going to lie, I had my doubts at first. And, there is still a part of me that is just a little afraid. But, I agree with Davene’s answer, she said why not just do it. Everything else you have tried has failed, so why not just give this all you have. I am willing and open minded to this new experience.

As I have followed the assignments this week, I have noticed myself looking forward to doing all my reading. I truly enjoyed working on my DMP. When i noticed my Certified Guide responded with her comments, I couldn’t wait to read them and start working on improving it.

I have been visualizing and meditating for the last couple of months. I have seen some truly incredible things manifesting in my life because of it. I have always tried to live my life in a positive way. I know that by following the program completely and trusting the process I will no longer be allowing my old blueprint to control my life.