Week 10 – A new direction .. or is it?

This past weekend saw me take a Life Coaching course in Glasgow with renowned Coach Ali Campbell.  It was very intense. The great thing was that as we were learning we took breaks to go off with a partner and practice what we’d just learned. We kept the same partner all weekend and this really helped as the questions became more deep and emotional. I have found a new friend who I will always have a strong bond with.

Not only did I learn new things but I also gained clarity for myself on ‘stuff’ which had been hanging around for a while in my mind. I’ve been in a much more productive state since the weekend.

The upshot is that I will develop my skills further with Ali’s NLP and Hypnotherapy modules next March and April and build a practice thereafter with Ali’s mentoring and business help.  I’m so excited I can hardly wait to get going. I’ve never felt to positive about something for such a long time. Now is my time.

 

Week 9 – Things are changing

I absolutely love being a Guide to the Masterkeys. This year in particular has been so rewarding, the people in my tribe are so much fun, unique and all have amazing stories. It’s also been so manageable with less people to look after than previously and more time to do my own inner work.

I’ve recently been doing some Youth Coaching for a project near me in Glasgow. I have been blown away by the feeling I get when I do this work, so much so, that it has stopped me in my tracks and made me review my own DMP.

I never had Helping People as one of my PPN’s, although I do help people all the time, probably putting others before myself a little more than I should. However, a light is growing within me to develop this side of life’s purpose and it makes me feel really good to think about it.

More to come on this, as I have already set plans in place …..

Week 8 – Persistence

The Greatest Salesman In The World has truly become of my top 5 books ever! I loved Scroll II = a whole month of opening up my heart each and every day to everyone. Realising that in order to master this I must forgive everyone that I have ever had a disagreement with. Does it mean I welcome them into my personal circle? No, not at all, why would I want that negativity? But what it means is that I have released any ill feeling I have harboured towards them. I have laid down the weight of that dissonance and no longer am slowed down by that drag. It’s a very liberating thing to bless and release, wish them well and really hope that their lives are full. It took a bit of persistance this year but I’ve finally let it all go.

So, joyous it was to move on to Scroll III on the first of December and revisit “I persist until I succeed”. I get so much energy and strength from this scroll. It’s a wonderful way to start the day and also to end it by reading aloud. If I could bottle that energy I would and gift it to everyone.

I needed persistence this month. So far, it’s been pretty exhausting. I’ve felt burnt out, adrenaline fatique and as a result of reduced immunity, a virus. I also needed the strength of a wonderful mastermind partner to remind me to believe!

Happily, after some much needed rest and the help of some excellent health care, I feel so much better. I feel as if I am succeeding! Persist!

Week 7 – I Love You!

Just a few musings from this time last year>

Focusing on not giving opinions but giving a gift to everyone, be that a smile, a gesture of some sort or a compliment really affects the people around  me.  I’ve always been sincerely appreciative of anything anyone has done for me but just holding their eye a second or two longer and really delivering my gratitude with even more heartfelt emotion becomes tangible and not just a platitude. And it’s so easy to do.

Keeping up with my reading and all the others bits and pieces which are becoming more of a way of life rather than things on a list to do each day. I still do my readings first thing in the morning but everything else fits in and around my work. Funny: I was sitting in a car park waiting to go into a class and I had brought my Greatest Salesman book but forgot my DMP or movie trailer.  Surprised myself that I could reiterate practically word for word my DMP from memory.  I know it’s best to see it written down but good to know it’s within me wherever I go.

A group of women were at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with their husband.

The women were asked, “How many of you love your husband?”

All the women raised their hands.

Then they were asked, “When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?”

Some women answered today, a few yesterday, and some couldn’t remember.

The women were then told to take out their cell phones and text their husband: “I love you, sweetheart.”

Then, the women were then told to exchange phones with another person, and to read aloud the text message they received, in response.

Here are some of the replies:

I think some are hilarious…if you have been married for quite a while, a sign of true love…
Like who else would you reply to in such a succinct and honest way.

1. Who the hell is this?
2. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick or what?
3. Yeh, and I love you too. What’s up with you??
4. What now? Did you crash the car again?
5. I don’t understand what you mean?
6. What the f*ck did you do now?
8. Don’t beat about the bush, just tell me how much you need?
9. Am I dreaming?
10. If you don’t tell me who this message is actually for, someone will die.
11. I thought we agreed you wouldn’t drink during the day.
12. Your mother is coming to stay with us, isn’t she??
————
Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
If you are having a bad day, remember it could be worse…..

Week 6 – Oops I forgot about the 7 Day Mental Diet

So last week we also started to practice our 7 Day mental diet! If you are a visitor to my blog you’ll see an opportunity to drop me your email and for me to send you the 7 Day Mental Diet story.

Even the most placid person gets annoyed and frustrated at either themselves or other people for the things they say or do. Some people just keep it internal and perhaps roll their eyes and give a tut under their breath. For others it an all out verbal showcase!

How often have we stayed in that state for more than 5 or 10 minutes? Sometimes all day? What about a few days or even weeks? Yeah, some people can hold on to something for a very, very long time.

So how easy would it be for someone to never have a negative thought for 7 whole days? Nigh on impossible, most people would say. So how about trying just that? Go on. For a whole 7 day stay calm, peaceful, stressless, cool and collected. Devoid of a negative thought or word. Most people would say they couldn’t last 7 seconds, and they’d probably be right.

But let’s practice this. How about we start with a long period of sitting still, clearing our minds, meditating even, practicing mindfulness or focussing on our breath until we feel completely relaxed. Now, feel joy, happiness,, control over self and do not allow a single negative thing to come to mind or tongue. If you do, you have to start over the 7 days again. As you become aware of how often you experience negative thoughts and words, try to capture them within the first 7 seconds and immediately thing of a positive and oppositive thought. If you can do this within 7 seconds you don’t have to start over. But be completely honest with yourself. Start over if you have to. Once you’ve don the first day, you’ll be feeling so good and as you move towards the end of the 7 days you’ll find it impossible to have that negative thought.

 

Have an awesome 7 days!

Week 5 – Getting everything done

It’s around this time that a lot of people start to feel overwhelm. We have been adding to the things we do for the past month and often, the old Blueprint starts to push back.

This is when we must dig deep and keep up. Get it done! Do it NOW!

We have a choice, we can either feel overwhelm and say “I can’t do this” or we can choose so say “HOW can I do this?” The former is a decision made in your brain and when you chose this you have decided not to try at all. The latter keeps the activity alive so we only then have to figure out a solution.

If we chose to say “I can’t do this” and stop, we have set in motion a habit of not completing what we have started. Think how many times you have started something and not completed it? Are there lots? Hmm, is this something that serves you? How would it feel if everything you decided to do, you saw through to completion? A bit of an achiever, eh?

We all get distracted from time to time and sometimes that’s ok. However, when it comes to your life and goals, can you really afford to be distracted? Don’t start something unless you are going to complete it, and complete it very well. Then celebrate it’s completion, even if it’s only something qutie small.

So now our list of daily habits should look like this:

I read by Blueprint Builder out loud every day

I read The Gratest Salesman 3 x every day

I read The Masterkeys every day and sit for at least 15 minutes

I say “Do it now!” 25 x every day

I affirm “I can be what I will to be” 20 x every day

I read The Law of Giving and Receiving each day, I am in the flow

And I read my service card every day.

Seem like a lot? Not really, I spread it out through the day. I find pockets of minutes where instead of looking out the window and just daydreaming, I will pull my cards out (cos they go everywhere with me) and read.

Hope you’ve all had an amazing week.

Week 4 – The Laws of Giving and Receiving

There’s an old, old saying that goes “what goes around, comes around.” and many others of the same sentiment from all corners of the world. And while some people may appear to be on the receiving end a lot more than the giving end, by and large, this is so very true.

There is a motto in my business networking group that goes “Giver’s Gain” if you give a lot of business referrals to others, you will also receive more business referrals. And the evidence for that stacks up in their statistics. Although, it doesn’t necessarily come from the person you gave the referral to.

This week in the Masterkeys, we talked about the very same thing. Give more, get more. If you want to have a friend, first of all be a friend. If you want love, give love. Don’t say, ‘when I have money I’ll donate to my favourite charities.’ Give now, because the laws of giving and receiving are always present.  Here’s the Law of Giving and Receiving, which should be read daily:

(I always start by saying “I promise to keep these 4 promises”)

Wherever I go I bring a gift. I may bring a compliment, prayer, trinket, flower, but I promise I will give something to every person I encounter.

I promise to be a grateful receiver of the gifts that surround me; notice nature, kindness, smiles and compliments, which I gladly receive with a thank you.

I promise to give the hope for joy, affluence, kindness and love, consciously with every encounter, regardless of the brevity.

I promise to give without the expectation of reciprocity fromthe channels I enhance because I know I am in the dynamic flow of giving and receiving.

Ends. (I always keep my promises, signed)

Week 3A – the Blueprint Builder

This should be read aloud each day with gusto and enthusiasm!

It is The Self Confidence Formula.

I promise,

First. I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Major Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistant, continuous action towards its attainment and I, here and now, promise to render such action.

Second. I realise the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action and gradually transform themselves into physical reality. Therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for 30 minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.

Third. I know through the principle of autosuggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of obtaining the object back of it. Therefore, I will devote 10 minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of self confidence.

Fourth. I have clearly written down a description of my definite chief aim in life and I will never stop trying until I shall have developed sufficient self confidence for its attainment.

Fifth. I fully realise that no wealth or position can long endure unless built upon truth and justice. Therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use and the co-operation of other people. I induce others to serve me because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness and cynicism by developing love for all humanity because I know that a negative attitude towards others can never bring me success. I cause others to believe in me because I believe in them and in myself.

I always keep my promises.

 

Write that out by hand and sign it at the bottom and read that out loud with gusto and enthusiasm each and every day first thing in the morning.

Week 3 – Forming some great habits!

So there is a lot of things we do on a daily basis on the Masterkey Experience.

We read our Definite Major Purpose (DMP) out loud 3 times a day and now we have a little ‘movie trailer’ version to add into the mix.

We read our Blueprint Builder every day (Did I say I’d write that out in another post? Yeah, I think I did. It will happen this week!)

We read Og’s Greatest Salesman 3 times a day

We read Haanel’s Masterkey System every day

We sit very still every day for at least 15 minutes.

We now have two 3×5 index cards to read aloud and do our ‘Chore’ by the date we promised we’d do it.

We have this blog to write (ok, I’m late in posting this)

And we also have to fine tune our DMP with some SMART goals.

So here’s the thing. Some people will say “this is too much, it’s really hard to find the time to do this” and allow themselves to slip/slide and miss doing them. Others will say the same thing but get on with it anyway. You see, we have a choice. We can acknowledge there’s work to be done and CHOOSE to get on and do it in the knowledge that with repitition, it will become a habit.

I learned an acronym some years ago that still comes in easy. In fact, we turned it into a little song with actions (I’ll leave that to your imagination) that I call upon quite often. It goes like this:

R – repitition, repitition

E – easy, easy

P – pleasure, pleasure

O – often, often

H – habit, habit

Because when we Repeat something enough it soon becomes Easy. And when something is Easy, we find pleasure in doing it. And if we find something Pleasurable we will do it Often. And when we do something Often enough, it soon becomes a Habit!

So I’ll REPOH my way through each day and week knowing that change can take a lot of hard mental labour but if I’m going to have habits, they may as well be powerful, purposeful, enabling ones. Have an awesome week.

Week 2 – My Little 3 x 5 Friends

So my Definite Major Purpose (DMP) has been written and I’m reading this thing OUT LOUD each and every day! Seriously. I find the best place to do this is in my attic office. It’s far enough away from everyone that I can just SHOUT IT OUT!! Ha, it feels really good. I get my blood pumping and the air is punching out of my lungs as I commit to my future self.

This week I added 2 Personal Pivotal Needs (PPN’s) These are what I need to be my true self. There’s 7 and they encompass every Need we have.

  • Legacy – what we leave behind for others after we’re gone
  • Spiritual Growth – our desire to Grow
  • Autonomy – to come and go as you please
  • Liberty – Having trhe money to do what you want
  • Helping Others – the need to serve
  • Rcognition for Creative Expression –
  • True Health – more than just going down the gym on a regular basis

If we are true to ourselves there will be two PPN’s that will jump out at us. Though in mastering and manifesting our 2 PPn’s we actually get the other 5 as well.

So for the month of October we are reading Scroll II of The Greatest Salesman In the World three times every day. First thing in the morning; lunchtime and last thing before going to bed. And yes, you’ve guessed it, OUT LOUD WITH ENTHUSIASM!!  My neighbours love me!

Our Blueprint Builder – I’ll post this on another post. It’s totally awesome and sets my mindset for the day. This is read once a day OUT LOUD!

I’m reading part two of the Masterkey System by Charles Haanel and doing the exercise at the end of the lesson. This always consists of sitting still for at least 15 minutes in silence and completely clearing my mind. Anybody beginning this exercise will naturally find it difficult to quiet the mind and think of nothing but this training each and every day has a profound affect on the rest of the day afterwards.

This week I’ve also created two little 3 x 5 index cards. One one side of each one I have written my PPN’s. One the reverse of the first one I’ve written a shortened version of my DMP, kind of like a movie trailer verson. On the reverse of the other I’ve written a chore. This chore is something I commit to do before the end of the week. Oh boy, my office sure looks neat and tidy now!

And my last requirement for the week was to write this blog. I hope you’ve found this little insight into our Masterkey programme of interest and if so, leave me a message and I’ll let you know when the next one starts.

Be kind to yourself and others. Don’t be so wrapped up in yourself and your own cause that you have no compassion for others. And have a peaceful week.