Week 20 – Let Go and Let God – Post 330

Let Go and Let God

I am a big proponent to the “law of attraction.” I have personallyletgo seen this universal law manifest itself in my life. Being a Christian, I believe that God is the center of the universe and everything comes from God and the Law of Attraction is God at work in our life. In my own personal life I can look back throughout the past a see just how this Law has affected my life in every way without me even being aware of it.

There have been numerous times that I have gone through some very challenging times. In each and every one of those times I gave the problem to God. I prayed, read scripture, contemplated. And in every instance the answers came to me and I followed them. This MKMMA journey has been no different. In fact this MKMMA journey has made me even more aware of the ways that God has influenced my life. Through MKMMA and a more focused awareness of the law of attraction the phrase “Let Go and Let God” has taken on a new meaning.

I’ve heard people throughout my life claim that they gave their problems to God and nothing happened. Because of this they now have doubt about the very existence of a higher power. They even ask, ‘if God really did care, then why does he answer some people’s prayers and not others? I asked and I trusted but nothing happened for me?’

I never really had an answer. Why did it seem that God answered some people’s prayers? Why didn’t He answer others? We see people like Joel Osteen; he gets up there every day and talks about God answering. He talks all the time about great things happening to people when they give it to God. I saw the same things but I could never answer the WHY?

Well my first clue as to “why” came a couple years ago when I came across a movie called, “the secret.” Now the movie tends to be a little too much on the “new age” side for my sensibilities but as a Christian I really connected to what was said in the movie on a more spiritual level.

It talked about putting out there, into the universe, what it is that you want to attract into your life. I found this concept so fascinating as it relates to prayer and asking God because as I mentioned before I could look back in my past and see instance after instance where I put forth a desire and over time, all the pieces necessary to make it a reality came into my life. I started exploring why this seemed to work for me in the past and what I discovered was there is just a little more involved in the process than just asking.

I could see many times in my past when I asked and nothing happened. I started looking at what it was exactly that I did that was different when things worked out compared to the times in my life when I did not have success.

We have all heard the scripture that says, ask and you shall receive, but have you looked a little further in the scripture. In every instance when someone asked and received there was another step involved. What was that extra step?

In every instance the person took an action. They believed enough in the fact that they would receive they took an action toward receipt of what they asked for. They Let Go and Let God then acted as if God had already answered them moving themselves toward that goal. Think about it, every time someone came to Christ and asked for a healing what was Christ’s response? He told them to go do something, take an action, take a leap of faith, show they believed by taking an action and then they were healed.

For example he told the leapers to go down to the river and wash themselves and they were healed. He could have just healed them without them taking the action. But he gave them instructions to follow and then when they took that action they received what they asked for. The same thing has happened in my life so many times I can’t even count.

When I lost my job at the end of 2011 God had already put into action the path for me to follow to replace that income. The problem was is that I was not ready to Let Go and Let God. I had forgotten what I had learned throughout my life. Yes I was praying for help but I wasn’t listening, letting go and following His lead. I was following my own lead. Doing what I thought was the right thing. I wasn’t really believing and trusting that things would turn around. I resisted the path God was laying out in front of me. In fact I couldn’t even see the path because I was stuck on the idea that I had to get another full time pharmacist job. I didn’t even see that he was giving me the tools and the opportunity to pursue a different path full time. A path that had I paid more attention I may have never had to return to pharmacy.

Looking back now I see that God had brought so many people into my life during those two years of unemployment that had I followed my life would be totally different now. Over that two year time frame God brought many of the top leaders in my network marketing company into my life. He even allowed me to have the opportunity to travel with the founder of the company not once, not twice but on five different occasions. God had in mind a new direction for me and I just couldn’t see it. It’s true in the back of my mind I wanted to move away from pharmacy. I had been praying for years for God to show me a new direction but I wasn’t willing to listen and let God.

I laid my concerns at God’s feet. I knew and expected that God would bring the right people into my life and I didn’t see it. I knew I had to be willing to be open and follow his lead, but worry had consumed me and I did not see Him in front of me. Two years later I found myself back where I was before I lost the job. Back working 70 to 80 hours per week in pharmacy.

God put the movie “The Secret” in my path. He knew spiritually that I was ready for the message even though the movie was not a Christ centered message. He knew in my religious formation that I would see this movie in context of my Christian background. He knew that my intellectual side would pursue this idea further and look at how this principle applied to my walk with him.

The story hadn’t ended there. There is another part of the formula that I had not fully focused on at least not until MKMMA entered my life. Yes I did recognize I had an opportunity in network marketing because I was open and wanted more our of my life but I still had not developed a keen awareness of my surroundings. God wasn’t finished yet.

Remember I was praying to find a way to replace my income. That I was burned out and unsatisfied with where I was in my life; my career path wasn’t fulfilling a deeper meaning, a deeper purpose.

A big part of the Law of Attraction’s success come from taking some action toward what it was that you wanted but there is another part of the formula. I had to develop a more intense awareness of the things that were around me. The tools, the opportunities, the people that were there and have been there all along that I just did not see because I was so focused on taking care of needs. I could never even began to think about the deeper, more intimate desires for my life.

For the past three years I have been so restless. Things in life just seemed so out of whack. Yes I lost my job and then found another thanks to God but it did not feel fulfilled. Something was just missing. Call it mid-life crisis, burn out or whatever you like to call it but life just did not seem to have a meaning any longer. I knew I should be thankful for where I am in life and for all that I had accomplished but where I am and where I thought I would be by now just didn’t match up. My restlessness had become all consuming.

I had found what I believed to be a way to rectify this restless feeling. I knew that network marketing held the answer for me because it could give me the time freedom and financial freedom that I needed. But how do I switch from being a successful pharmacist working for someone elses dreams to becoming an entrepreneur pursuing what I wanted out of life.

To be successful in this new endeavor I needed to develop a new set of skills. It took 5+ years in college to become a pharmacist so I new it was going to take a little time to have the same success so I began taking classes and reading everything I could get my hands on in the way of coaching and personal development. On this quest I met many fantastic people, some virtually through books and on-line, others in person. I consider them mentors.

Last year on this journey I came across a network marketing trainer, Mark Janeszuski. His training systems and videos gave me insights into this business that I had never even considered. He made me start considering the other person. What did the prospect think. What they thought about me; what they though about themselves; what they thought about my opportunity and how I could build better rapport with the prospect.

It was in this training that I finally began to look inward at myself and what I thought about me. What I had been thinking and how I have been holding myself back from success. I began to realize that I determined my own success and failure more than the action of the other people around me. That’s how I became aware of the MKMMA program; actually more of a self-discovery, self-awareness program.

It has been through this program that I have developed a deeper relationship with my God because through this program I have become more keenly aware of myself; the various universal laws and how they affect me. And the Law of Attraction is just one of those universal, God given laws.

The point is folks, set some goals. Not just some goals but think outside the box. Look deeply into yourself and at what you really want to accomplish in life? I’m not talking about the material things that you want. Those will come as you achieve the deeper more meaningful goals for your life. For myself it boils down that I want to achieve autonomy and liberty. That is I want to be able to be personally responsible for my accomplishments or failures. I don’t want others to tell me yes I can do something or no I can’t. I want the freedom to be my own boss; to achieve at my own pace and to help as many others as possible realize their inner most desires for their life.

Once you determine the deeper more meaningful desires of your life start thinking about what you need to do, what people and what tools need to be brought into your life to accomplish those goals. Start working toward attracting those things into your life, paying close attention to the things that come your way and start taking actions, no matter how small they are that will put you on that path.

While you start following that path, relax, let go and let God. Trust in the direction you go and keep your mind open to the possibilities of change then be conscious to the people and circumstances that come into your life. Just because something that happens doesn’s seem to be the right circumstance, be open and take a deeper look at whatever it is.

You will be amazed at what happens. It’s kind of like when you buy a new car or maybe a new pair of boots or something. Once you buy it you suddenly see other people all around you that have the same thing. They have been there all along you just never noticed. The same thing happens once you Let Go and Let God and you open up your mind to be conscious to the people and circumstances around you that can help you move in the direction of your deeper major purpose of life. Some have been there all along God will bring the rest to you if you trust.


Week 15 – I am not on this earth by chance. – Post 320

I almost quit. Seriously thought about it. But thanks to Og and the urging of God, I’m still here. Let me elaborate.

quitingSince Jan 1st I have worked 112 hours on my J.O.B. On top of that my youngest son (who’s 18 years old and has always been a very consciousness, good kid) decided to take a road trip with one of his friends without letting us know where he was. On Saturday he told us he was staying at a friend’s house and we never had any reason to doubt it. Monday morning after I get off of a 12 hour night shift my wife gets a call. He lost control of his car on ice, spun around and slammed sideways into the curb shattering his left rear wheel. He couldn’t get home and had to tell us he was 100 miles north of town. Needless to say we drove up to help him out; it took until 7pm for the wrecker to get there which caused me to be late for work. On top of that I got absolutely no sleep and had to do another 12 hour shift.

Lack of sleep has a way of making you want to quit.

I felt bad for him. Not only was he feeling guilty for not telling us where he cars3 smwent but now he was facing repair bills on his classic 1999 Firebird. He had paid cash for the car just a few months prior with the proceeds he had earned from his network marketing business and now he faces car repairs that are nearly what he paid for the car.

With this and all the hours I was working I have had no time to work on my network marketing business nor have I had the time to devote to the MKMMA that I need to devote. Because of all the hours I want so badly to replace my J.O.B. with my network marketing business but I am caught in a catch 22 not having the time to really devote to the endeavor.

That’s where quitting came in.

Mark J is about to launch his Go90Grow program, a program that I really need to participate in to advance my networking business. I realized that I can’t do MKMMA, work tons of hours, work my Networking business and do the Go90Grow class. I also can’t invest in both classes at the same time so I made the decision about half way through the week to quit MKMMA and invest in Go90Grow. I figured I have enough from MKMMA so far that I could continue on my own so I determined that I would continue my reading and my flashing while working on the other program.

Finally I had the chance to read and reflect on Og this past Friday. Various phrases from scroll IV kept going through my mind and finally the words became personal. Og’s message transformed itself into a personal thought. I am not on this earth by chance. I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Nevermore will I be satisfied with yesterday’s accomplishments. I can accomplish far more than I have, and I will, for why should the miracle which produced me end with my birth? I will practice, and improve. I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think. I will win, I am nature’s greatest miracle.

In addition to Og, scripture also has urged me forward. These words of scripture melded together in my thoughts.

Yet those who wait, Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary (Is 40:31). I am a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come (2 Cor 5:17). I will not be tempted beyond what I am able, but with the temptation God will provide the way of escape so that I will be able to endure it (1 Cor 10:13).

God knows the plans that he has for me, not for calamity but to give me a future and a hope (Jer 29:11). Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, like the stars forever and ever (Dan 12:2-3). Therefore I do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Rom 12:1-2) that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self . . . and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self (Eph 4:22-24) because I can do all things through Him who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13) forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal (Philippians 3:13-14). Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you (Is 41:10). The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You (Is 26:3).

Needless to say , I have decided that MKMMA is where I need to be at this point in my life. As much as I would like to also pursue Go90Grow the personal development (as opposed to professional development of Go90Grow) needs to be a priority. I have come so far and just need to trust the process that by improving myself all other areas of my life will follow.

I am back and pushing forward. I am not on this earth by chance. I am nature’s greatest miracle.



Week 13 – Why some have success while others don’t – Post 317

Why do some people have success while others don’t?SuccessFailure

Do successful people possess some supernatural powers that others of us don’t have? Not really. From a scientific view point we are all basically the same. We have all come the same basic building blocks of life and we all share the same primordial DNA. Yes we all have different abilities, traits, talents. Some of us are physically stronger, others have finely tuned critical thinking skills, while others excel in the arts. But successful people can be found within these various groups.

Does success therefore come from Divine Intervention. We all know people that live their entire life for God but never seem to get a break. And we know of people that are pure evil yet still seem successful. I just don’t see an all knowing, all loving God being that unfair. Why even try if you have no control of the outcome. Instead I believe God put us all hear and gave us all the basic laws of the Universe. It is how we use those laws that determine our success.

Maybe some people have success while others don’t because that’s just the way it is. No sense trying to figure it out. If that was the case then Columbus would have never discovered America. The world is flat after all, that’s just the way it is. The Wright brothers would have never flew because people can’t fly. We would have never landed on the moon, etc. Because of the universal power of thought, someone thought it could be done and succeeded.

Thought alone isn’t the answer. I have often heard “you become what you think about most.” If that’s the case then why haven’t more people achieved success?

In the movie The Secret they discuss the law of attraction at length. In one part they discussed when people dwell on debt or illness they always seemed to get more of the same. People that have achieved success discuss in the movie how when they concentrated their thoughts on success, success came their way. Many people that watched the movie came to the conclusion that all they had to do was concentrate on what they wanted and it would just happen.  Nothing happened for them so they threw out the law of attraction.

The law of attraction is one more powerful tool that can be used to achieve success. People failed to see in the movie that the law of attraction is not a lottery ticket for success. Instead it attracts circumstances to you that you have act upon which then brings the next circumstance.

I see this in my own home business. I talk to people all the time that need and want extra income in their lives. Some don’t believe it’s possible; they don’t believe they are worthy or only the lucky could reach those goals so they reject what I have to offer them. Others have a lottery mentality. They join expecting instant results. They never put in the necessary effort. Fail, quit and say it’s not possible, those things never work.  Yet it’s working for me and thousands of others.

So why do some people have success while others don’t?

When most people think of success they are thinking of material wealth. Haanel talks about how we utilize the law of attraction to manifest material things like wealth. We concentrate on wealth. Circumstances come along to get us there. We take action on those circumstances and finally achieve material wealth only to discover we’re not satisfied or we are only temporarily satisfied.

This is where I believe the power of creative thought comes in. We must use creative thought to define exactly what success means to us. We need to start with what do we really want? What we really want is happiness and harmony. If we are truly happy we can have everything the world has to offer. If we are truly happy we can make others happy.

Haanel says we cannot be happy unless we have health, strength, congenial friends, pleasant environment, and sufficient supply to take care of our own necessities and to provide for those comforts and luxuries that we are entitled to.

I now see how all the exercises we have been doing in this Master Keys course have all been created with this end point in mind. Our DMP helped us to determine what our own definition of happiness would be. All the exercises of been toning up the skills needed so we can better utilize, to maximize the way we use the universal power of thought.

Week 12 – A Fast Food Type Experience – NOT – Post 314

Here we are in week 12 of the Master Key Master Mind program and it just seems things are happening so fast. It’s a bit overwhelming. At times I find myself getting impatient with the entire process. I just want the changes to happen.

We live in a time when everyone wants everything fast. We want our food now. If we want to learn something new we expect the internet to give us the answers now. We want that magic pill to help us lose weight now. We want a way to get rich quick. We go to seminars to get motivated only to be right back where we were within a few days. We don’t really want to take the time to actually learn what is needed. We don’t want to do the things that are necessary to get from here to there.

I’m a pharmacist. It took 5 years of college to gain the knowledge necessary to become skilled enough to become licensed. A medical doctor takes eight or more. CPA’s take at least four years. Master plumbers and carpenters go through extensive apprenticeships to become skilled experts in their fields as well.

I realize it is going to take time to make lasting changes in my life. After all it took me fifty plus years to get where I am today. Yes, I have a lot of reprogramming to do, especially from everything that happened these past few years but a twenty six week course is not really that long in the greater scheme of things.

I want to share with you a short video from Tony Robbins that I found actually encouraged me somewhat about this process. Yes, this video is an advertisement for his coaching but it really did help me put another perspective on what we are doing. With the repetitive way we are learning and the hands on tools, the group experience we are gaining from our peer’s blog posts and alliances, and the personal coaching from our certified guides this has truly been a total immersion.


Week 11 – Not Getting Wet Anymore – Post 302

Some-people-feel-the-rain-others-just-get-wet-positive-pictures“Some people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.” – Bob Marley

I don’t know why but when I came across that quote today it just reminded me of my MKMMA journey. For years I have been living my life, just getting wet. I never once stopped to reflect on what is around me nor questioning why. I’ve just been living the routine. Get up. Go to work on my 40 x 40 plan. Working for 40 years at 40 hours per week only to retire on 40% of what I couldn’t afford. Spending no where near enough time with family or doing the things I would rather be doing.

Sure I questioned there had to be a better way. I even took some action and started a home business to find the better way but I was still on that treadmill going nowhere fast. It wasn’t until I joined this MKMMA experience that I began to realize that there was truly a better way and that better way can be found within me.

By concentrating on the seven laws of the mind I discovered that a whole new world is out there. A world that is ready to be explored. I realized that in addition to the seven laws of the mind, there are other laws of the universe or laws of physics that are in play in my life. By just becoming aware of these laws and understanding them I could utilize them for my advantage.

The law of perpetual motion.

In physics we learned that an object in motion stays in motion until acted on by something else. I realize that the law of giving follows this same basic principle of perpetual motion. When you give you will receive. The problem with most of us is we give but we don’t believe that we are worthy to receive so we don’t except it.

Someone pays us a complement, we reject it because we are taught to be humble and act with humility.

Someone offers a hand and we refuse it because of pride or for fear that we may be asked for something in return.

The good book says that if you give freely, ten fold will be returned to you. Give and be opened to receiving. Accept the compliment with a warm thank you. Don’t be the one to stop the flow of giving.

The Power of Positive Thinking

For years I have believed in the Power of Positive Thinking. As a result good things have usually come my way.

I remember a scene in the movie The Secret where I guy talks about how he always thinks of a good parking spot and one always seems to be available to him. Well, that is what I have always done and probably 99% of the time I have always found a good spot. Ever since my son got his license to drive he has had the same thoughts and almost always that good parking spot manifests for him as well. It’s amazing.  Now, after the first trimester of the MKMMA experience I have learned that my Power of Positive Thinking experiences where one of the seven laws of the mind, the Law of Substitution.

I must confess however that the past few years things in my life have not been positive. I lost my job in Dec 2011 just a few weeks before Christmas (in fact it was this very week in 2011). As I shared on this forum a few posts back, it took me 2 years to find new employment. As I look back now I realize that even though outwardly I was expressing positive thinking, inwardly I was defeated and depressed. In my thoughts I did not express the positive attitude that I showed everyone else. I didn’t want my wife and friends to know just how scared I was.

I have come to realize through this MKMMA experience that even though I got a new job a year ago, mentally I was still in that bad place. The place of hopelessness.

Two years ago I started taking the Network Marketing business more seriously. I finally began having success. I reached the pin level needed to maximize the compensation plan. I had groups of people that were growing without my assistance. I hit the $20K per year level. A level that the average net-worker would love to achieve. But I just could not seem to go any higher and I blamed myself for that. Now I know by studying the Seven Laws of the Mind that I was still mentally back in December 2011 when I lost that job.

I have now began to see through this MKMMA experience that I can truly write my own destiny and now I understand the how and the why. Despite the success I was having I have been so depressed about my performance in Network Marketing that I had begun to give up. I knew that I could do much better than I had been doing but just did not know how. I had the skills needed to be a million dollar earner but lacked the mental focus needed.

I wasn’t “feeling the rain.”

Now thanks to Mark J and the whole MKMMA Team. I am beginning to “feel the rain” once again.

Thank You

Week 10 – Waking Up – Post 299

“The ordinary man, who has no definite knowledge of cause and eLes-Brown-Quotes-3ffect, is governed by his feelings or emotions.”

Boy, 10 weeks ago I don’t think I would have recognized myself in that statement.  I looked outside of myself to try to find excuses for situations I faced. I blamed the economy, jobs, bosses, the weather, whatever reason I could find.

I knew that those who succeeded in life had perseverance. They had drive and just didn’t give up but that is all I knew. I never realized that perseverance was only one aspect. I didn’t realize that looking inside of oneself and despite all of the circumstances the person within controls the direction that I would go in life.

Les Brown talks about how as a child he was told he was functionally retarded. That he was illiterate. Then one day a teacher told him not to let others label him. That he could become whatever he wanted to become. Once he heard that he changed his opinion of himself. He grew and is now an internationally recognized speaker. Intuitively he came in contact with his person within and manifested success in his life.

Me, I’m going through life reacting  to circumstances because as Haanel says, “he does not know that every effect is the result of a certain definite cause, but he seeks to console himself with explanations and excuses. He thinks only in self-defense”

Thanks to the Master Key now I get it. I may not be there yet but now I do understand. “…the man who understands that there is no effect without an adequate cause thinks impersonally. He gets down to bedrock facts regardless of consequences. He is free to follow the trail of truth wherever it may lead. He sees the issue clear to the end, and he meets the requirements fully and fairly, and the result is that the world gives him all that it has to give, in friendship, honor, love and approval.”

Week 7 – Mental Dieting – Post 293

bookcoverAmericans are concerned about weight and billions of dollars are spent every year on weight loss and weight control in this country. Whether it is to improve one’s physical appearance or to improve one’s health Americans are obsessed with dieting.

Last year I wrote an e-Book on Why Diets Fail. I won’t go into all the details on weight loss and dieting in this post but the jest of it was that all diets fail unless a diet program is supplemented with all of the essential nutrients necessary for the body to function optimally.

Now, after studying Hannel and The Master Key System I realize that there is another kind of “diet” that is needed to create or manifest the desired outcome of one’s life.

When was the last time you went on a “Mental Diet?”

The “Mental Diet” on which you live determines the entire character of your life. The thoughts you think and the topics that you dwell on in the mental realm affect everything in your life. Your physical well-being, your income potential, your happiness are all dictated by what you feed into your daily thoughts so over time your “Mental Diet” affects the outcome of your entire life experiences.

This idea of “Mental Diet” would explain why most people fail when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. It explains why, no matter how well you create a list of goals or how much detailed thought goes into planning those goals ultimately failure is the outcome. As dieting fails without a program of proper supplementation of the essential nutrients for optimal health, so does “Mental Dieting” fail without the proper consumption of mental supplementation for optimal mental well-being.

In “Why Diets Fail” I show that the lack of essential nutrients causes the body to crave creating an insatiable appetite in an effort to find the lacking nutrition. In the “Mental Diet,” Emmet Fox discusses how difficult it is to change current reality because past thoughts, the way our minds have been programmed, the diet we have fed our subconscious mind with, keeps us from standing back and taking an objective look at the reality in which we find ourselves. As a result we continue to “feed” our mind with what has got us to where we are in our current reality.

In weight loss, supplementing with the essential nutrients increases the effectiveness of any weight loss program. To succeed with a “Mental Diet” you have to carefully select all day the kind of thoughts that you think. If you want to have a life of happiness and a sense of being worthwhile you must be selective in the thoughts that you allow yourself to dwell upon. A properly supplemented “Mental Diet” shapes your life into what it can be not what it has been so far. This is precisely why I have chosen to go on this journey into Mark J’s the Master Key Master Mind Alliance.



WEEK 6 – Mental Calisthenics – Post 289

Not sure how to classify this week. It has been a mentalcomplete emotional roller coaster. Work has been very busy and on the home front lots of “fires” have had to be dealt with. This MKMMA program has actually been a grounding experience throughout the whirlwind of life. The more determined I am to make changes in life the more life fights back.

I love scroll two . . .

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.

I love all the mental calisthenics we are doing.

I am w-a-y behind on blogging and really have not had the time to put more thought into this post.

Oh well, week 7 starts today and I am looking forward to getting back on schedule not only with this class but also with my business blog. I haven’t posted a vBlog since I got back from my business trip to Vegas in early Sept and I used to make 2 posts per week. I think I am going to make this weeks goal to get back on track with posting at least one vBlog on my business site weekly and to get last weeks “promise” done as well.


Week 5 – Habit of Failure? I think not! – Post 284

This post is much longer than most of my posts on this blog or any of the others that I operate but I felt the need to get this off my chest. I apologize for the length but as everything else with this course so far I find it therapeutic to say what I have to say, get it out and behind me so I can move on.

I want to start off my post today with a paraphrase of something that Mark J. has said over and over in this course so far. If you do not intend to do a thing, do not start; if you do start, see it through even if the heavens fall . . . if we start something and do not complete it we are forming the habit of failure. It would be better to not have started it in the first place. That is such a profound statement and one that has troubled me this week as a face a serious struggle with my journey at this point. The deeper I dig into the Mastermind system the more I am being attacked by forces without to knock me off this course and it is increasingly difficult to set the sail and stay the course.

Let me back up a little bit and tell you a little about myself so you can understand where I am at this point in my life.

I have always been a very driven person. I always looked for a way to improve my circumstances and have always stepped up to the plate and done what it takes to achieve my goals. I never let outside forces turn me away from the end goal. As a teenager I had several friends that abused alcohol and they always tried to get me to join them in their drinking.  The more they pushed the more I resisted. The same thing with drugs, when the peer pressure became too strong I sought out new peers to associate with. I was determined not to go down that proverbial rabbit hole.

In my junior year of high school I became interested in marketing through a co-op program. I got a job in my senior year in a struggling upscale department store in a poor area of town. Of all things I was hired into the housewares dept. Fine china, crystal, small appliances, that sort of thing. Products that most 16 to 17 year old high school boys including myself never dealt with much less ever bought or sold.

I knew nothing but I took the skills I learned in class and created visually appealing displays, used lighting and mirrors to increase the sparkle and most importantly, I engaged the customers to find out what types of products they would like to buy to give as gifts for weddings and other special events and then went out of my way to be sure I had those things on hand even if I had to bypass the corporate types that wouldn’t send me those products because it didn’t fit their demographic data. Many times I had to get the products from other stores in our chain in the upscale neighborhoods to put them on my shelves. Within a year I had that department turning a profit, the only department in our entire store (other than shoes) that was in the black.

Once I graduated from high school I got a job at a fortune 100 company, AT&T. I was hired into the residential collections department where my job was to call residential customers and tell them that we were going to cut their phone service off if they didn’t pay their bills. I worked hard and quickly worked my way into the business marketing dept. I was being fast tracked into their management training program when a judge decided Ma Bell was too large and broke the company’s monopoly up. As a result I lost my first corporate job.

I bounced back quickly holding several other jobs of varying types in the marketing world until my wife and I had our first child. I began looking for something that would have a more steady income than what commissioned sales offered. I discovered an area of healthcare that sounded interesting. All the numbers pointed toward high income. Aging population, retirement of the current workforce, more females entering the workforce that only wanted part time employment to work around family obligations, these all pointed to a major shortage in full time workers to meet the demand.

The only big obstacle was the college degree. There were 400 to 500 people applying for less than 100 seats in the professional degree program. You had to complete 2 years of college, score high on an entrance exam and maintain a higher than average GPA to even be considered. There were no guarantees that I would get in after spending 2 years of time and money on the prep work but I took the chance. I worked full time, went to school full time and still managed to get into the program.

I graduated from that program in 1995 and have experienced an unbelievable income, much more than I ever anticipated when I started that journey. I found that I was not happy in the healthcare field. I worked 12 hour days with no breaks or lunch. As a management employee I put in 50, 60, sometimes as much as 80 hours per week to help keep stores open when there wasn’t enough of us to fill all the spots. I wasn’t happy or fulfilled but I continued to do that work because there was nowhere else that I was going to make the income I was making.

Then in 2011 everything changed. A couple weeks before Christmas someone from our corporate headquarters came in and told me that my services where no longer needed. At 50 years old I found myself unemployed and things where about to get worse. You see the major shortage in my field had suddenly become an overabundance of us. More and more Universities started offering the degree and the existing ones doubled their class sizes. Moreover the new graduates where coming out with Doctorate degrees and nearly two hundred grand in debt and willing to work for any amount of money. At the peak of my career I earned nearly two hundred thousand a year and now these new graduates where being hired in at a fraction of that. The real shocker wasn’t the major difference in income however. The real shocker for me is I suddenly found myself unemployable. No one would even consider me for employment with only a bachelor’s degree when there are so many candidates coming out of school with doctorate degrees and even residencies on top of that.

It took me two years to find another position in my field. Two years out of work messes with your psyche. As I discovered through this Master Key course, I once was a magnetic person. I could do anything I put my mind to. Even through the two years off work I pushed very hard to maintain that

A year ago I landed a new job. I also started my network marketing career. Actually started isn’t the right word since I had already been involved in 14 companies and failed. I guess the right word is I finally started taking it seriously. For the first time I actually built the business up to making profit and finally having belief that network marketing really was the answer for me. I built the business up to the point that I was able to save enough to replace my car and make some significant headway on getting us back on track after two years out of work.

As fast as I was building up my business however I was losing people. My business was not duplicating. If I had to work extra hours on my job I would notice that my sales volume dropped in the same periods. I have never had any help, never really had an up-line sponsor take me by the hand and teach me what to do. I felt alone, much like what Mark J expressed in his own life experiences.

I know that network marketing is the answer for me. I know that I can never trust corporate America for a living again. It can be taken away in an instant. Besides network marketing is more in line with what I have always known. It’s what I want to succeed at more than anything I have ever attempted in my life. When I started having setbacks I began to notice that I was also losing a lot of what I thought was self-esteem, what Mark J called magnetism. My last hope.

I know to succeed I need two things. I need to work on myself and I need someone to teach me what to, as Mark says, what to say and what to do. So a few months ago when I learned about Mark and Davene I knew right away that I needed this MKMMA program to get my mind back where it used to be. I also knew I needed the Go90Grow program so I can finally gain the skills to build a duplicating organization.

When I applied to master key and got it I was ecstatic and so far the course has been everything I had hoped for and likewise I have been looking forward to the Go90Grow to finally learn the skills that I need to make network marketing work. The skills that will get me completely away from my JOB before October 2017 as stated in my DMP.

I am now facing a major dilemma. I am determined not to give up because I am going to overcome the habit of loss that I have been working from these last few years. The dilemma I am facing is since I started this course is my finances have been under attack by Murphy. All the income we have managed to save for emergencies this past year has been completely wiped out. As it stands today I don’t currently have the funds for the go90grow course before it sells out. Not only that but I don’t currently have the funds to continue the MKMMA program either.

Now I am not and have never been a pessimistic person. I wholeheartedly believe in the law of attraction and have had it work for me many times in the past. I have always looked at the bright side of every situation and I know that everything will work out in the end. The law will bring to me what I need and in due time.

I will not quit this course. I am going to do every assignment that has been given this week as suggested. I am not going to operate form the habit of failure. I am not going to quit. This MKMMA program and the Go90Grow program may be taken from me and if so, so be it but I am not quitting and I am no longer operating from a quitter mentality. If I have too I will take what I learned so far and continue on my own studying the remainder of the books without the benefit of this forum and I will continue on my own attempting to learn everything I can about network marketing as well. I will not quit. I will not ad that habit to the other bad habits in my life.


Week 4 – Self Discovery – Post 282

Over a 26 week period starting the beginning of October I began taking a class called Master Key The Greatest Salesman and Charles Haanel’s, The Master Key System we are learning how to develop our sub-conscience mind in a way to fulfill our DMP.

The Master Mind Alliance that is offered by Mark Januszewski (the http://WorldsLaziestNetworker.com ). We have been discussing why goal setting fails and we have been working on digging deeper into ones psyche to discover what is behind the goals we set. To discover our definite major purpose (DMP).  How to reprogram our thinking and to develop a blueprint for our future. By working through Og Mandino’s,

What I discovered about myself so far, is I am looking for autonomy and liberty in my life. I guess it is only natural to desire these things after being crushed by corporate America so many times. Working  70 to 80 hours per week in management positions just to be told “Your services are no longer needed.” I also know through my faith tradition that the Creator wants us to have freedom and to take personal responsibility for ourselves.

According to Dictionary.com

  • Autonomy means the state or condition of having independence or freedom, or of being autonomous; and
  • Liberty means freedom from control, interference, obligation, restriction, hampering conditions, etc.; power or right of doing, thinking, speaking, etc.,according to choice, freedom from external or foreign rule; independence.

I want to control my own destiny. To answer only to God for my actions. To build my own future without ever having to worry that someone else will decide that I am no longer needed by them, that I no longer fit into their plans to fulfill their goals and desires.

By the end of this journey the vision for my DMP; how I define autonomy and liberty in my life, is to be living a fulfilling life as willed by my Creator since the dawn of creation. My wife and I have oneness and peace of mind that comes from our loving relationship. We are having so much fun together, going to the theater, traveling together spending time seeing the country especially the quaint shops and villages. My love for my wife grows more deeply every day. I have a feeling of freedom since I paid off our mortgage. Being debt free is liberating. This allows me to save more so before my 65th birthday I have accumulated a retirement  retirement fund giving us the autonomy to never be dependent on anyone else.

I am enjoying a week in the Smokie’s with my extended family taking in the smells and sights of the beautiful colors in the fall with the costs of their travel and the chalet paid for so we can all enjoy time together. We all get to enjoy the shows, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, shopping in the arts and crafts village and just spending time together.

I am contributing 10% of my gross home business earnings to my church and splitting an additional 5% to support “Feed the Children” Catholic Radio so our local station can operate 24 hours a day and the St Vincent DePaul foundation at my church to help people in my own community.

I am doing these because of the freedom of time and finances I have created from my Youngevity network marketing business. I am helping others achieve their financial and time independence by coaching them on how to do what we do. I am sharing Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace and teaching how to build a home business using Mark J’s and Big Al’s principles.

These are the things that I will achieve through this master mind alliance. I know there will be difficulties along the way. Murphy will visit and try to play havoc. Others that don’t want me to reach my destination will through out their snide remarks and try to knock me off my path. But I hold the Master Key and I control my sub-conscience mind; what goes into it and what it produces. The Creator of all things tells us to ask and to trust and He will show the way. with all of Creation on the journey with you how can you fail?