As I’ve been working through the Master Keys, The Greatest Salesman and the MKMMA workbook, I am recognizing how they are all LINKING together. I recognize that in the past I have allowed some uneducated thoughts to direct my thoughts and by extension, my actions, in ways that can (and have!) only lead to torment, pain and/or suffering. Enough is enough.
Everybody knows that the definition of insanity is:
“doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
– Albert Einstein
This week I’ve again remained an avid observer, and have been astounded at the choices and decisions I have made subconsciously, often repeatedly. In order to overcome the subconscious shackles that have been plaguing my life, I am committed to giving up control, rather than giving in to thoughts that do not serve my definite major purpose.
With eyes wide open, matched with a humble heart, I have begun to identify ‘themes’ in my life and recognize that I now have the capacity, and the strength to determine which behaviors and beliefs I choose to carry forward from this point forward in my life. It is my choice. It is my life. It is my happiness.
When I was a child and people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up – my answer was always ‘HAPPY’. My internal barometer has guided and protected me, allowing some pretty spectacular adventures.
With the help of this MKE/MKMMA course, I’ve begun deconstructing the false statements I’ve been building the foundation to my subconscious upon (through repetition, but sadly, mostly ignorance). I have carved time out of my schedule to focus on the readings, writing, and completing my promises, because NOTHING is more important than perfecting the world within!
My life is fulfilling, and I am happy – really happy, most of the time. I am blessed in that I do enjoy autonomy in my schedule and the things I choose to do with my time, and am working towards the financial freedom that will match my autonomy with the liberty to travel for three+ weeks every quarter.
I have been blessed with two wonderful children who teach me what it means to both give and receive unconditional love. And then I got Siberian Husky puppies [brothers] who are now six and a half months old…taking love to an entirely new level!!
Blissful relationships with my immediate and extended family fuel me, and nurturing these relationships with love, empathy and compassion drives me and reminds me why I do what I do. I’ve traveled the world for over a decade – for near to free thanks to the Profession of Network Marketing.
Recently, I attended a conference in Vegas [hearts to those there this week], and was enjoying a speaker named Tim Hehr. Tim has been in the same industry as me for 22 years, and like many had been beaten up in this industry.
“It’s not about the acquisition of knowledge, it the application of it.”
– Tim Hehr
It was almost as though he was speaking directly to me that day – it was my ‘lightbulb moment’. I wasn’t happy with my progress in the industry, because I wasn’t totally unhappy with the results in my life…does that make sense? My life didn’t suck – there was nothing really inducing me to try harder, do more, push further. Tim compiled a list of things that were pivotal in this decision to build faith in his place in this industry, again, for the last time.
Tim pointed out how quick Society is to make a list of Top 10’s…and questioned why things get put in certain orders – what makes #1 more important than #2…fair question…so, Tim numbered them all #1. Brilliant.
#1 | HOW DISGUSTED AM I?
“I’ve had it! I don’t want to live like this anymore!!”
– Jim Rohn
Not in the literal sense people, but how fed up are you with your lot in life…good or bad, painful or not, we can change anything in our world without simply by adjusting our world within.
When you decide to step up, nothing will get in your way! #magical
An excerpt from Think and Grow Rich from Chapter 2 | DESIRE:
I bargained with Life for a penny,
and Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is just an employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.
#1 | HOW PASSIONATE AM I ABOUT MY VISION?
“Crave the results so much the work becomes irrelevant.”
– Tim S. Grover from his book RELENTLESS
Your heart has got to be on FIRE!
Doesn’t matter the work we have to do.
Doesn’t matter the people we have to talk to.
Just get it done.
#1 | HOW BIG ARE MY GOALS?
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small.”
– Richard Branson
#1 | HOW HARD AM I ATTACKING MY DAILY PLAN?
Success is attracted to people who know where they’re going. Success won’t come to people ‘later’. Write it down. Break it down every month. You’ve got to be able to visualize it. Without vision people perish. Where there is vision, people thrive.
Through some strange and powerful principle of mental chemistry which she has never divulged, Nature wraps up in the impulse of STRONG DESIRE ‘that something’ which recognizes no such words as impossible, and accepts no such reality as failure.
Think and Grow Rich, Chapter 2 | Desire
#1 | HOW EXCITED AM I ABOUT MY FUTURE?
The way you hold life’s possibilities shows up in your demeanor.
We can change our family tree forever!
– John Ryan
#1 | WHAT WILL I DO WHEN I ENCOUNTER OBSTACLES?
“Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.”
– Mario Fernandez
I’m going to get the job done. I refuse to live a list anything other than GREAT!! I’m going to help people live their lives. Together, we will RISE against obstacles. RISE against challenges. RISE against nay-sayers.
Over. Under. Through. Go all out. Be relentless.
#1 | HOW BIG OF A COMMITMENT CAN I MAKE?
Once you make a commitment, the Universe conspires to make it happen.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
You’ve got to make a commitment in advance. You can’t simply put wood on the fire once it starts producing heat…you can’t. You’ve got to build the fire first, and have FAITH that the heat will come as a result of your efforts.
Commitment is doing what you say you’re going to do. NO MATTER WHAT. Even if you don’t feel like it later. DO IT NOW. DO IT NOW. DO IT NOW.
Back to MKE…
Mark J., the world’s laziest networker, has done a phenomenal job walking us through the necessary steps to begin identifying things which are holding us back. This program given us a safe place to learn and grow. Mark visualized his life on the beautiful island of K’auai and he’s living his dream – I’m still in the same city that I’ve always lived in.Mark’s got what I want – so I’m digging in and letting go at the same time!
Inside the MKE, we are surrounded by Guides who have been through this process and see the bigger vision, and are ready and willing to assist us along this journey. Fellow students are eager to make changes in their lives and are anticipating great things for us and themselves converse in the members area and through the multiple resources available to MKE students. I am so grateful to be part of this experience. When the student is ready, the teacher truly does appear.
Hello, inner child…I finally remember who I am! I promise to return to my innocence, the HAPPY of my childhood, as I deconstruct my old blueprint which has kept me from stepping in to my full potential. I refuse to continue perpetuating my old mistakes as I move forward…i commit to making new mistakes, because then at least, I am taking chances.
I am consciously and subconsciously removing the moment of hesitation in my decision making process, and will act on my initiatives rather than talking myself out of the running by over-analyzing or talking myself out of it. Enough. Now is my time. Time to end the insanity, contain the crazies, and start living forward.
Mahalo and YES YOU CAN!
I always keep my promises.
Jennifer Hope Conrad