Week 21 – Giving It My Best

I have been giving more of myself towards my reading with enthusiasm and staying on track with our services such as the daily gratitude’s  and the Franklin makeover, it’s been great I have given more and I am getting more, especially loving all the comments in the tools for expansion mastermind which has really got my brain working this week.

The biggest difference I have seen this week is with my self confidence which seems to be growing particularly when making calls to potential prospects for my network marketing business, I used to have to psyche myself up before a call and think of all the possible objections that could come up I mean what a bunch of crap that is!! It comes down to what am I pretending not to know?

It lead to an amusing incident the day before yesterday actually, usually I am the world’s worst procrastinator at least I was before MKE and I would sit there looking at my leads for literally hours making countless cups of tea and coffee or any excuse not to call straight away I don’t know what I am waiting for but anyway I began going through a pile of business cards that I had collected as potential leads so just started calling.

This is a miracle for me and I even got a bit robotic and came to the last card and I dialled the number and somebody answered and I thought who the heck am I calling? I looked at the card and saw the name Karen as the business owner so I said Hi is that Karen? The voice on the other end said it’s Steve actually, I busted out laughing trying to stay serious as he explained that Karen wasn’t there and should call back tomorrow that would’ve embarrassed me to the point that I wouldn’t have picked up the phone for a while in the recent past but it was brilliant!!

The first thing I did was tell my parents about it and we had a laugh over it and do you what life is meant to be enjoyed and if it weren’t for my network marketing business that incident would never have happened and if not for this experience I may never have plucked up the courage to make that call and do you know what I may still be sitting staring at my computer screen trying to think of something to write about, I am grateful to myself for coming so far and the best is yet to come I know there are more incidents waiting to happen and I can’t wait because the more times I make a fool of myself then the harder and more effeciently I must be working hey I’ll take that.

Week 20 – We All Have A Timeline

This experience is amazing how in the hell did I come away from this weeks webinar feeling positive about death? If somebody had told me that this week not only would I see the end in sight but I would actually embrace it and map out a path to my death and feel great about it I would probably have had you psychologically examined.

I love the summer time I just didn’t know how much until we drew out a timeline looking at how many summers I have left in my life if I am fortunate enough to get that many, it dawned on me that it could be less and then it hit me like a tonne of bricks I have to live each summer as if it’s my last because it could be, I have come to realise how short and precious life is especially when I see my father in such poor health I wonder how different he would’ve lived had he known what was around the corner?

To quote Mahatma Gandhi “be the change you wish to see in the world” I have to show people the way by living my life to my full potential and to enjoy every second of it, I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, healthy and happy, now I manifest it, live it and breathe it because I am nature’s greatest miracle, I have what it takes but it’s going to take everything I have.

My Dharma was a pipe dream now it’s reality I am my company’s top earner I just haven’t been recognised for it yet, I am in world class physical condition my reflection just hasn’t caught up yet, I have 100 members enjoying my cash-flow club they just don’t know it yet, I have helped 100 business owners connect with their ideal clients they’re just waiting for them to find out, I looked at the guy in the glass it was me but your days are numbered as the person I see is far different than the guy staring back at me, so answer me this guy in the glass what do you see?

I always keep my promises

Week 19 – A New Beginning

I feel that I need to start again, let me explain it’s not that I haven’t done the exercises or stopped altogether far from it but I need to give more (enthusiasm) to get more (results) when I know I haven’t given my all it hit me when I thought what would the person I intend to become do next?

I believe the person I intend to become would be honest with himself and dedicate himself to the exercises 100% so that’s what I am doing, what am I pretending not to know? I was pretending not to know that I wasn’t giving it my all. I feel that a major shift is happening in myself this week which began last week so I thought to myself during my sit in silence if I am having this kind of progression giving 80% then what’s it going to be like at full throttle?

I am going to find out!! The gratitude flash cards are really helping me be positive how can you not be when you’re thinking about all the good things going on in your life? It hit me how close we are getting to the end of this experience at least officially but it never ends because our thinking has changed forever, I am going to miss The Master Key Experience especially the Sunday night webinar’s they have become a highlight of my week.

The reading of the obituary’s is becoming fun I initially took a little time to discipline myself to do this my old blueprint reared it’s ugly head there I was wondering when you’d pop in for a visit again, I am not sure why I procrastinated on this exercise, maybe I didn’t see the value which I should’ve learned by now it’s there for a reason as everything else is tying together so just trust the process I told myself and I’m glad I did, I have read a few good ones there was one lady unfortunately I forgot her name as I read a lot yesterday but she said that she never knew how happy she could be until she got married but by then it was too late!!

I didn’t know how happy I could be until I discovered The Master Key and my old blueprint wants me to go back, so I have decided to go all in so that I don’t slack

I always keep my promises

Week 18 – I Live Each Day As If It’s My Last

The first day of scroll 5 living each day as if it’s my last which makes the reading of obituary’s every day tie in very nicely hardly a surprise the way The Master Key Experience keeps on linking everything systematically as I said previously it is becoming extremely hard to fail come on Mark J and the gang at least give us some room for excuses!!

I think that becoming self directed is exciting but also worrying because if we don’t hit success then we are going to have to face facts that we are lazy wow that is harsh but it’s true. I am actually quite pleased to learn that I am only lazy not a failure it’s kind of a relief I can fix lazy it’s pretty hard to fix being a failure.

This week does seem to have a different feel to it than all the previous weeks judging by the comments in the alliance area a large percentage of the members seem to be having a major shift myself included I think the after effects of the previous week when we were introduced to the hero’s journey has played a big part and really added some enthusiasm and more belief.

Living each day as if it’s my last has been very timely and the question we ask ourselves what would the person I intend to become do next? Boy is this powerful it’s oil to get the brain working if you ask yourself a question you have to answer it there is no hiding from it this is fantastic, we know what we should be doing but how often do we ask ourselves the tough questions?

I say keep asking the tough questions because they get easier and more comfortable to answer, in most cases we know the answer, what are we pretending not to know? who are we kidding? Let’s all have a don’t kid myself anymore day and live that day everyday and I will see you at the top.

I always keep my promises

Week 17 – Hero’s Journey

Firstly just wanted to say R.I.P. Faye Plett so sad to hear that we have lost a member of The Master Key Experience my thoughts go out to her family. This is a reminder how short and precious life is and we should all take the opportunities that life gives us to live as the best version of ourselves that we can be, I am nature’s greatest miracle.

Here we are embarking on the hero’s journey or we can go back to the known but I know the known isn’t going to give me much to be excited about because I have tried it for nearly forty years and I have learned nothing at least nothing of note so I guess what I am saying is I have to take the hero’s journey the other option has now become more scary.

I am no longer a reluctant hero so I am stepping into the unknown it has to be better than the known or comfortable mediocrity as I now call it, instead I am thinking of atonement or as The Fabulous Davene refers to it at-one-ment what a great take on it, I loved the sentence great discoveries are the result of a long continued investigation what a great sentence probably my favourite so far I have to keep on investigating or I won’t discover my true self now that’s powerful, how? The Hero’s Journey of course.

Where do we make this discovery by taking the journey within it really is beginning to fit together, I have started to see the value of the makeover other than just to feel good it’s the law of growth to me because what we think about grows, concentrating on a single word or phrase helps us see it within and in others, what we forget vanishes so we haven’t got room in our mind to concentrate on what we are bad at, this is also the law of substitution we can’t think of two things at the same time it’s great when it clicks.

I have my bags packed ready to go to climb my mountain you are going to see me waving from the top or dead on the ground but one thing is for sure I am not coming back to the known.

I always keep my promises, Gareth

Week 17 – Still On A High

After an amazing kindness week last week it’s hard to imagine it being topped but the kindness mastermind has carried over into this week and I can’t help but still keep on looking for random acts of kindness, the word for this week for me to observe is discipline and it’s something that I have lacked in my life or is it? I had been saying to myself that I lacked discipline in my life that I believed it so strongly that I identified it as one big area of weakness for me but during one of my 15 minute sits I started to think about it and realised that I have shown discipline in my life such as holding down 2 different jobs for over 10 years each, I have exercised 3 times a week or more for as long as I can remember and last year I gave up drinking alcohol so do you know what I am going to give myself some credit for once.

I have come to realise that I am capable of being disciplined but maybe the subtext should’ve been I have lacked discipline in some areas of my life such as sticking to the task  in my network marketing business but I have breathed a sigh of relief because it’s not something I am bad at I have established that I can do it, so maybe it was a lack of focus and not discipline as a result I was focusing on the wrong problem, if you’re still with me after that you’re incredible!!

I am finding out a lot about myself and at first it was very difficult to look at myself I mean really look at myself and cut the B.S. as Mark would say and realise that all this crap that I had been telling myself isn’t true now I might have been carrying out behaviour to support my beliefs to make it true because as humans we make decisions and then look for reasons to support our beliefs, if the reasons aren’t there we will justify it some how what a strange creature us humans are but on the flip side we do have the capacity to change which makes us unique.

As far as this discipline thing goes do you know what I am still here on The Master Key Experience doing the work so this is another example of discipline, if I wasn’t disciplined I would’ve quit my network marketing business as well, now I have put the ball down for a while but never quit I decided to seek out the top earners in network marketing and read the books, listened to the audios and attended seminars this discipline thing isn’t my problem I am convinced of that now so I am going to focus on the main thing and as Mark says the main thing is keeping the main thing the main thing, maybe I am not doomed to fail after all I am going to focus on the areas of weakness that I have and maybe I will discover that I am capable of focus too.

Week 16 – Moving Masses In Kind

This has been an incredible week for me in fact the best week of The Master Key Experience so far and what an experience!! The power of people master minding together towards a common purpose with everyone working towards the same objective oh my god it’s so powerful, the thing that strikes me the most is how much kindness there is in the world after this week it’s an undisputed fact!!

Kindness unfortunately will never make the news it’s not dramatic enough for most people and bad news sells a lot more newspapers which is a shame because how different would the world we live in be if we focused on good instead? When the Franklin makeover was first mentioned on the webinar my first thought was interesting  and I was happy to give it a go little did I know how much the kindness mastermind was going to affect me and the rest of the members I have had such a great week it’s hard to put into words!!

It has really helped me focus on being the observer as I am always keeping my ear to the ground to listen for people complimenting each other and it has even made me listen to my partner and my children more intently because I am listening for acts of kindness that I might otherwise have missed.

On the Franklin makeover we have another mastermind pencilled in by the look of it as there is another word that we all have the same week and I am already looking forward to it as it will be incredible like the kindness week we have all experienced, the MKE always seems to come to my rescue right on cue don’t get me wrong I am loving this experience but sometimes doubts about myself creep in and all of a sudden I am not reading my DMP or Og Mandino with the same enthusiasm and just drop off slightly then skip a sit or a read here and there but this experience always seems to deliver something that gets the juices flowing again just as I need it.

I wanted to sign off with a kindness quote for this week even though I don’t want this week to end, Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless. -Mother Teresa.

Week 15 – I Am Nature’s Greatest Miracle

I am really enjoying scroll 4 of The Greatest Salesman I am nature’s greatest miracle I don’t think I am ever going to forget those words they’re etched on my brain now and I love reading them.

When I combine I persist until I succeed from scroll 3 I am wired and inspired like never before and the make over is interesting if we are focused on a single word for the week and with the mental diet as back up against negative thoughts now I feel like I can really fight back on an even playing field.

I was beginning to feel that sense of overwhelm as I often do when I am challenged but and this might just be me I say to myself no you don’t which is me telling my old blueprint to take a hike basically and that phrase seems to work best for me so I shall continue to use it.

Only a small portion of my brain do I employ, only a paltry amount of my muscles do I flex how obvious it is becoming that this is one of the truest statements Og Mandino has written as The Master Key Experience moves into the second half of the journey the brain is amazing and how much we have to learn about how it works as it doesn’t come with instructions we have to first decipher what we have created for ourselves then retrain it to get it working for us instead of against us if that is what I thought I was getting myself into I may not have started this journey which would’ve been one of those fork in the road moments we get to in life only this time I chose the right path which is straight on and I couldn’t go back now even if I wanted to.

Week 14 – Christmas Time Mistletoe But No Wine!!

You’re probably wondering about the title, let me explain I made a commitment to giving up alcohol almost a year ago and this Christmas was going to be the first sober Christmas for me since, well since I first had a drink whenever that was a little over 20 years ago I think but anyway so far so good on the sober Christmas a pat on the back for me but……

I must confess that I have let the Master Key Experience slip a little I have missed a few reads and sits over the festive period, 2 days worth to be exact but I was so disappointed with myself and that I made a promise to throw away all the material or get back to the good habits that I have developed (Narc) and after a brief argument with my old blueprint I decided to make the right choice, Ha you lose old blueprint, Ok a little childish but whatever works right?

It has occurred to me that it’s becoming harder to give up on my vision than to actually do the work which has occurred to me a few times on this journey each and every week we are given new ways to build the defence against our old blueprint being the watchman at the gate and keeping the door closed as belief in myself grows, I thought that I may get off track over Christmas temporarily and guess what? I did because I conditioned myself to do so, it’s so obvious what you think about comes about it’s not rocket science here is it?

What we think about grows and what we think about vanishes or law 7 if you like, if I had told myself that I was going to do the work over the festive period then that’s exactly what I would’ve done, the law of substitution replace the negative thought of getting off track with thoughts of how great it would feel to keep my commitment so for the New Year there won’t be any thoughts of getting off track because staying on track and doing the work is going to feel amazing YES, I just sold myself I will stay on track and do the work because I persist until I succeed.

I always keep my promises Gareth

Week 13 – I Am A Little Narced

For the first time since I began The Master Key Experience I couldn’t do something that was going to be detrimental to my vision and dreams, YES I will take that as a small victory!! Usually giving up on my dreams has been easy but introducing Narc what a concept, if you don’t want to go for your vision then throw your dreams in the bin which is what you’re doing when you give up anyway but the consequences seem much more severe when you can physically see yourself throwing away your desired life.

I feel that it may be too late to give up on my dreams that’s amazing how far I have come in just 13 weeks I have been finding it hard to commit to anything that will advance me towards my goals (when I had goals instead of a vision) now I am finding it hard not to commit to my vision and getting in touch with my future self has been very powerful through the press release and the 15 minutes sitting in silence.

I am getting a light bulb moment almost on a weekly basis and I have never laughed at myself so much before but when my old blueprint rears it’s ugly head I can’t help myself OK OK I have to admit it’s not all plain sailing yet but it’s getting better every day and taking a step back to be the observer is a great place to be this has been a pivotal week for me as I feel there is no going back now and I can’t wait to see what’s in store on this incredible journey.