Wow…its hard to believe my effort in the Master Keys is approaching 2 months in and almost 1/3 complete as far as the training is concerned. After seeing feeling and hearing the things I have in the effort I dont think I am ever going to be the same. Reminds me (and maybe you too) of the red pill and the blue pill in the Matrix…in essence there is NO going back…and I have taken the red pill!!!
I’ve had so many breakthroughs and have done things that I would have never guessed possible. I have been on a parallel course with the Master Keys and my athletic training with 5X Ironman Champion Heather Gollnick. Well Monday of this week I was given a task to run 45 minutes aerobically and then swim 30 minutes working on my breathing and kicking and extension of my arms.
I don’t think I’ve EVER run 45 minutes without stopping multiple times, gasping for air, whining and then quitting thinking it impossible! Not this time! 45 minutes at almost 7,000′ altitude and not once did I quit, stop or complain, BAM! I was not just doing this for pride or some goal. I was going to complete the run and the full 45 minutes as I made a promise and I always keep my promises!
I can tell you it felt awesome climbing in bed with a great sense of accomplishment over past demons and knowing NOTHING is impossible and in my mind (from here on out) that word does no longer exist in my vocabulary or in my dictionary!!!
In addition to my athletic endeavors my business acumen is really being enhanced! I’ve given up TV totally this week and working at not peeking when others in the house are watching! I had a meeting with 5 very high level executives on Tuesday! I was the center of attention and because of my Do It NOW mentality and having my nightly discussion with the guy in the glass I was not only prepared but felt in control of the setting and situation I found myself in! I patted myself and knew I didn’t just do the best I could I did MY BEST! Welcome to 45 minutes runs at 7000′!
Ill be back next week! I’m Thankful for you and that I am able to write this with experiences to draw from.
Master Keys Week 7
Well I am in the middle of the 7th week of work in the MKMMA program! This week was absolutely gorgeous in the Mountains. Since the beginning of October weve had about 60 inches of snow on the mountain which forms my backyard…but in the Yampa Valley all the snow has melted and evaporated and has made for awesome road bike riding which I did on Saturday. Ive been running, and even swimming in the Hot Springs pool with outside temps in the 20’s! What a rush this is!
I am so ready to continue the habits I am forming (good habits replacing bad ones) that I will not give in to the old blueprint saying I don’t want to work on getting bigger, stronger and faster and just quit…I refuse and repeat outloud and internally “DO IT NOW”!
The Master Keys and MMA has given me a true sense of belonging to other like-minded folks. I still look forward 3X daily to reading the scroll in The Greatest Salesman in the World and this is the favorite passage I have been reading this week. It comes from the 2nd scroll and discusses love in all aspects of our lives.
I will love the ambitious for they can inspire me! I will love the failures for they can teach me. I will love the kings for they are but human; I will love the meek for they are divine. I will love the rich for they are yet lonely; I will love the poor for they are so many. I will love the young for the faith they hold; I will love the old for the wisdom they share. I will love the beautiful for their eyes of sadness; I will love the ugly for their souls of peace.
Please digest (if you will in the stillness of your day) this as its powerful as you let it seep into your subconscious! If you do not have any still quiet time may I suggest you slow down, relax, and take 15 minutes and quiet your mind body soul and spirit! All the best!
Be back in a week!
Master Keys Week 6
Well I am in the middle of the 6th week of work in the MKMMA program! This is NOT easy work and not suitable for everybody but my desire to get better and grow and mature has paved the way for me to dig in, get dirty, and become a promise keeper to myself not just a promise maker with no integrity to finish what I started.
I have realized some really interesting things this week…last week it started to manifest but I got some tremendous clarity this week and once I spoke it in an email to a couple mentors of mine it felt fantastic to share and was better than OK with my decision…it felt great!
So what is the revelation? I decided that after nearly two years of effort I was not and am not of the ilk to neither manage nor recruit people into a business model where I was given responsibility for hundreds if not thousands of people.
The money was the main motivator in starting this endeavor for me but my heart was sad not there nor engaged and I kept feeling a disconnect and an abrasion that I did not like at all. It was a battle all the time to motivate myself to work the business which in essence caused sadness and tremendous reluctance to do the things I knew needed to be done to gain success.
Now I wrote above that I was going to be a promise keeper not just a promise maker and this may be construed as saying one thing and doing another but even as I refine my Definite Major Purpose being a leader in the industry I am no longer focused on is not even a part of the equation.
I was told that some people would find they are in ‘the land of misfit toys’ (…taken from my favorite Holiday show Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) as they do the work in the Master Keys. As one of those guys, it is so freeing to say I am following my heart and it feels AWESOME and a great sense of relief surrounds me now.
I was able to share this with a dear sweet friend just this morning and I even then got so much clarity that I felt a sense of relief being honest and not living by the clock or the money but living by the compass…heading now in the right direction for me!
Be back in a week!
MKSMMA Week 5
Well I am in the middle of my fifth week in the Master Keys System! I have really felt great reading the Greatest Salesman and Scroll Two discussing love by Og Mandino. I have a whole new outlook on life and people and expressing myself that not only do I love everything, everyone and everywhere but I also find that it is OK to love myself. Wow that’s a hard thing for before I never gave enough credit being good enough to be loved.
I think the first big paragraph will provide a great insight on what I am looking to love…this is taken from Og Mandino the Greatest Salesman Scroll Two:
I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth I will look on all things with love and I will be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge. I will greet this day with love in my heart.
Truly as I read this multiple times as Mandino instructs it seeps into my soul and my subconscious and has positively affected my outlook on life. I pray that all who read this feel encouraged as that is my intent!
Finally, I have been continuing to adopt the workout plans that my personal trainer (Heather) has laid out for me too. I love them! I used to whine and look for excuses (old blueprint) but now I approach the workouts with dignity and when answering myself; Did I do my best? I now have an answer!
Until next week,
Another incredible week! I listened intently to Mark J, my mentor (and texting partner as He loves the Boston Red Sox and I am a ‘died in the wool’ St. Louis Redbird fan) speak so passionately about enthusiasm. It did not get lost on me. I don’t think I read my DMP with the fervor he showed but Im on my way and the things I discuss and read in my DMP are truly manifesting themselves. For example I swam over a mile and half this week as part of my training regimen. I ran over 5 miles just this morning and I am feeling stronger than I have both mentally and physically at any other time in my life.
This is kind of a cool story from this week…I just got a new Carbon Fiber road bike to train on here in the mountains. My personal trainer told me to climb this hill on my bike on Wednesday and at the end of the trail there is a little red school house. Now I have driven there one time but NEVER rode my bike there. She told me it would take about 45 minutes to get to the top of the hill and the Old School House. Well in my mind (and I have no idea how this happened other than my sub conscious taking over and listening to my spoken word) which was; I am going to make the School house in 38 minutes! There was no rhyme or reason on why, just a thought I could make it in that time. So I climbed and I rode faster than I ever had and at the 23 or 24 minute mark I passed the farthest place that I ever gotten before on a bike. I kept riding and hit a pretty steep hill… just kept going getting through the pain determined to hit the school house. Around the bend there it was… the school house…or so I thought, nope it was a horse barn that looked like a school house!
Well I kept pumping and lo and behold the Little Red School House did appear and as I rode into the driveway I stopped my timer at 37 minutes 43 seconds to ascend the hill…meaning my subby HAD NO DEFENSE AGAINST MY SPOKEN WORD…it took over and drove my body, My ‘I’, my ‘world within’, to places I would have never dreamed or guessed possible! It was a small and maybe trite thing…but if my subconscious can do that just think as I unleash it on bigger things what I can expect to occur.
Looking forward to seeing what big things lurk in week 5!
Wow! This has been an incredible empowering week since my last post – as part of my DMP I committed to entering and participating in my first individual competition (like a triathlon, or a marathon) and at age 52 (on Saturday the 19th) the idea is both daunting and exciting at the same time. Not only did I commit to running in the Steamboat Springs, CO Pentathlon, I hired a dear friend and 5X Ironman champion to get me ready for the event in March of 2014!
I have been working out every day with new things and new experiences and without the training of our Master Mind Alliance, and busting of the ‘old blueprint’ I dont think I would be in the spot I am in…in fact I am pretty sure I would have given lip service to the idea and pooh pooh’d the idea or just done a half effort job…but Im not just involved I am committed to not just the best I can but being my best in all aspects of the event.
I ran 6 miles on Saturday (I cant remember ever running 6 miles at the same time). I did a spinning class with two Ironman participants in the same class! Tomorrow I am jumping in the pool for timed laps…I had a really good friend call me today and said ‘you sound like an elite athlete in training’ You know she was right…and that’s how I feel. More important that is how I feel in my life too! In going through the Master Keys and the Greatest Salesman in the World has made me feel like failure is no longer an option and that as Mandino finishes the first scroll “Today my old skin has become as dust. I walk tall among men and they know me not, for today I am a new man, with a new life”. I am really seeing change manifest itself and I am excited!
Looking forward to posting another next week!