Lifestyle Guide : "MasterKeys"


Live Like You Were Dying- Week 18

Too often, we just let our days pass by, not even really doing anything of measure at all. Og's Scroll V is one of my favorite scrolls.  It helps us keep what is important at the front of our minds.  This is my blog post from last year, and it still holds true.  I shared one of my favorite songs that I have on my playlist to help me stay focused on my compass.  I hope you enjoy the read

Live Like You Were Dying is one of my favorite songs.  It really makes you think and it encompasses the meaning of scroll V.

Scroll V really spoke to me last year and it still holds strong influence on me this year.  In the last year, so many more people I know and love are facing death from cancer or even just from giving up on living.  It helps keep making every day the best for front in my mind and to cherish each and everyone.  My family is all about living peak experiences over having things.  Things will break or get used up and no longer be there, but memories of peak experiences will be remembered into our old age. (I personally planned to never be old!)

If you look around our house, you will see many quotes reminding us to cherish each day.  One of my favorite quotes is

Life is Measured

You can find this several places in our house. Reading Og’s scroll V three times a day, I really do not need these reminders.  Every time I read it it reminds me to value my life and to not waste my time while I am here.  It makes me sad when I see others who can’t seem to recognize the value of life, their life and they sit and exist but do no live.  I can only pray for them and be an example and hope they see how wonderful they are before it is too late.

I am so grateful for all that the course has taught me and to value my life enough to make it count.

[tweet_box design=”default”]I will live this day as if it is my last. And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks.[/tweet_box]

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The Hero’s Journey. Are you Heeding the Call? -Week 17a

the heroHero’s Journey.  Wow, what can I say?  I can say that it will have times that are difficult.

It is worth it!

It will take hard work; all those years of building up the layers of cement.

It is worth the effort!

It will take time.  A lot of time for some

It is worth it!

We may trip and fall backward.  It is och as long as we get back up and move forward.  We will be stronger for the experience.  Those experiences will show us the value in completing the journey.  They show us…

It is worth it!

I love this week because I can go back over some of my favorite master key lessons and sits.  I love the planting of a seed and watching it grow. Envisioning my dharma growing is so motivating to “Do it NOW!

My hero’s journey is not complete.  I believe I will always be on this journey because as I accomplish one thing a new opportunity will manifest.  Always changing, always evolving into the best me there is.  I have definitely had my share of stumbling blocks and I know fear has set me back on many occasions.  I cannot ignore the herald’s call anymore.  It speaks to me loud and clear in-the middle of ht night if I don’t do the things that lead me to my future self.  The only cure for this is to “Do it NOW!”  then it has no reason to nag me when I am in the space between deep sleep and awake.

So I Do it Now and continue on no matter what; improving myself daily, molding myself into the future me.  How’s your journey going?  Are you frustrated that it is taking too long?  That’s normal.  In the end, all the time, effort, struggles, triumphs, challenges, successes…

It is worth it!

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Hey Good Looking! Learning to Fall in Love With My Future Self- Week 17

This weeks guest blogger is Louise Kohl.  She has made some great self discoveries and loves the person she is becoming.  Please show her some love by going to her blog and reading her post.  Thanks.

Week 17 -My New Friend


“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.”  Og Mandino

“I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty 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”  Blueprint Builder (2) Self-Confidence Formula

“By keeping the thought in mind, it will gradually take tangible form.” Haanel  17:27

“The lady whose verdict counts most in your life, Is the gal staring back from the glass.”  Dale Wimbrow 1934

All the above plus my DMP, Movie Poster, Press release, the weekly lessons, cards, gifts, makeovers, masterminding, and so much more have culminated into me developing  a new friendship with….ME!

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Kindness is not Always Sunshine and Rainbows- Week 16

When one thinks of kindness, usually warm fuzzy images come to mind.  Visions that will fill the soul with love and joy.  That is why kindness week is one of my favorite weeks in the course.  My whole week is filled with happiness.

This year it has been different.  I observed that there is a side to kindness that can be on the sad side.

We found out about midweek that a friend and classmate of ours lost her husband in a snowmobile accident.  I cannot even imagine what she is going through at this moment.  My husband it the world to me and I don't know how I would react to losing him.wood-1199599_1280

The customary condolences where posted on Facebook with many people, including us, to let us know what we could do for her and her family.  Her response broke my heart and the next step became crystal clear.

They use wood burning to heat their house.  Her husband was the only one who knew how to fell a tree and use the chain saw to cut it up.  When he died, they only had a short supple of wood.  She asked for help getting firewood.  One of our acts of kindness this week was to find and cut up some fire wood for her and her family.  It was the very least we could do.  We will be delivering a truck full to her today.

So this year, my observations during kindness week has taught me that it is not always a happy moment when you show kindness.  In fact, in moments of sorrow and tragedy, kindness is more needed than ever.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers, as she still has young children.  Thank you.




Being Fanatically Honest: Choosing Butterflies Over Rocks- Week 15

As Master guides, we love sharing our members posts, especially when they share experiences that others in the class may also being facing.  Many find the time around the holidays and the first weeks of the new year challenging and to know they are not alone is comforting.This week we are spotlighting Joanna's week 15 post.  It is shared below, but please show her some love by going to her post to comment and share.  Give more get more.


Week 15: Rocks or butterflies?

Rocks or Butterflies?
On this week’s conference call, I had rocks in my gut.

Right at my solar plexus, this feeling of tension, of anxiety roiling, as The Fabulous Davene congratulated all of us on sticking with the program and cheering on our successes. With every “atta girl!” And positive reinforcement, the rock-lump grew bigger and I had do to my best to not cry, to not puke, or to turn off the call because I have not been faithful to the program. I have been struggling and as I have shared before, I am VERY good at beating myself up. My old blueprint has been winning.

I feel as if I am hanging on to the edge of a cliff by my fingernails, just barely keeping my grip.

But then Davene shared some info a friend shared with her, that (to paraphrase) “fear and excitement release the same chemicals into your body.”

-Wait, WHAT?!

It made me pause and reevaluate the feeling in my gut.

On some level, I know this information. We have talked about it before, how we can decide what reaction we have to any situation. WE can decide our feelings, if only we are the observer and can identify what is happening. We can choose whether it will be fear or excitement that we feel. Rocks or butterflies. A weight dragging us down or wings to lift us up.

This is difficult to do, to choose the positive. Being an observer in our own lives requires that we keep our eyes wide open and not fall back into old habits.

Dave Ramsey, a financial guru, once mentioned that all the millionaires he knew & interviewed were “fanatically honest.” It has been years since I heard him says this, and it has stuck with me because I did not understand it for the longest time. “Fanatic” is usually has a bad connotation, and I could not understand why he would connect this negative word with “honesty.” I think now I am getting an idea of why he said “fanatically honest.” These millionaires he interviewed must keep their eyes wide open, they must constantly reevaluate themselves, their goals and decisions in order to stay on track and be successful.

By being “fanatically honest” they are most of all, honest with themselves and do not hide behind excuses.

How can I create a new blueprint to be fanatically honest with myself? I think that keeping this idea of honesty & no excuses in mind will reinforce and support my habit of being an observer. If I make this decision, it will cause me to reevaluate any decision, no matter how small it may be, and help determine if it keeps me on target with my main goals. By observing my choices, being honest, I will make better choices instead of reacting to situations the old way.

Rocks or butterflies- where am I now? Well, I must admit, I still have this feeling in my gut.

Today, I choose butterflies.


Are you willing to commit – Week 14

What is it that you are REALLY committed to?

How busy is your life?  Go on - actually think about what you have going on today.  This Week...  Step it out to the Month and things can start to get pretty crazy.

We've all hit those points where we think - there is no possible way that I can fit one more thing into my life - how can I possibly expect to KEEP UP...much less get ahead!

Ivan Remus, a friend of ours in the Master Keys class, gives us a peak inside his Journey of discovery learning that...

...the paradox is that the only way to “discover” the masterpiece we want from the the marbel <of our life>, is by deciding which exact masterpiece we want to create ...

-- Ivan Remus

This week we are spotlighting Ivan's Week 13 post, which reminds us....

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it - Michelangelo

Ivan has this to share....

From my point of view, our true potential is the statue inside us. And it’s up to us the carve the stone all the way to the skin and “discover” the true masterpiece that lives inside us.

It is essential to us to be able to visualize the final product before we even start to carve the stone… 

Are you willing to commit? Click through to Ivan's Blog !  


Loudly Proclaim – Wow! What a Ride! – Week 13

 What a ride? Have you been falling of the wagon?  It is not unusual during the holidays to become lax in some of the habits you have created.  The real question is, will you get back on the wagon and complete your ride?

Passionite_leadership_SkillsI suppose you could call it a near death experience — as I have certainly experienced an amazing recovery this week. And all thanks go to the wonderful team at Training Solutions LLC – talk about a booster shot!

I had fallen off the wagon, and back into the old addictions of self-deprecation and pity… turns out there ISN’T a road to recovery that doesn’t involve addiction… and thanks to the Law of Substitution I am back in the swing of things with an addiction to the MKMMA.

Now I am ADDICTED to getting out there and doing the reads – and to making SURE I get the services and P.O.A. promises done!

I suspect it was a portion of my subconscious that loves the number 13 which made week thirteen really connect all my internal systems – mind, body, subconscious AND conscious minds – with the philosophy behind the Master Key Mastermind Alliance.

That and taking over the entire detached three stall garage for my “readings”… ’cause, ya know – BE EPIC! (oh and #BePhenomenalOrBeForgotten )

yes-man-movie-poster-2008-1020412886And – that seems to be exactly what I needed.

When I look back on my decreased participation – and thus my MUCH reduced belief (Thought + Feeling!!) in what I was doing in the MKMMA – it coincided with the change in weather.

Weird… I know, but I had moved my reading ‘inside’ as Minnesota tends to get…cold, at least for those First and Last readings of the day,

and as I moved inside I had to be aware of my children sleeping first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening.

2940012693280_p0_v1_s260x420So I read to the (guy in the) bathroom mirror with “H.E.M.” – that’s supposed to work right? Hesitation, Emphasis, and Modulation – it’s supposed to help you connect with what your are readingsaying.  Though, I guess when you have spent decades clamping down on your emotions, that’s a bit like using a tissue to swat a fly – the motions are all there, they just lack a bit of IMPACT.

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Best way to manipulate a group is to control the three sides…then synthesis appears to be THEIR decision.

Add to that the fact that I have “known about” H.E.M. for many years – and used it intentionally to connect OTHERS to what I was saying… my subconscious was having none of it.  I mean c’mon my Mother taught me about Hegelian Dialectics when I was in high-school and I read every book I could get my hands on about “body-language”, voice modulation, “Thesis – AnitThesis – Synthesis”… all ways and means to a manipulative end(s) — right?

I mean – I would have to accept manipulation – even of self – for this to “work”…

Combined with ‘misses’ on my P.O.A. and service card commitments as my intensity waned – my belief began to falter.  Having experienced it for almost three weeks now – I can tell you it is VITALLY important that you DO NOT put anything on those cards that you cannot – or will not (yet) -commit to doing 100%.

I know that no wealth or position can long endure, unless it is built on Truth and Justice. Therefore I engage in NO transaction that does not benefit ALL whom it involves.  MKMMA Blueprint Builder #5

If you do – you have entered into the realm of propaganda rather than self-improvement. We all inherently know when we are being manipulated – even when it is WE doing it to ourselves.  And in the case of our efforts with the MKMMA we must base everything on truth and justice.Having moved out to the garage – my morning and evening reads are completely un-tethered again.  Intensity is no longer an issue.  In the first few weeks of the MKMMA – my neighbors 1/2 mile away could hear me, now out in the garage – I wouldn’t be surprised if they could again… and I don’t have to allow ANY mental effort to be expended on concern for my kids sleep.  The Emotion is back in the reading – and the TRUTH buried in the words on my re-written cards can be extolled from the “mountaintops” again.

I am able to converse full out with the man in the full length mirrors set up ALL AROUND the garage – as I walk, shout, kneel, jump and dance – everywhere I can see the man in the mirror (my future self!) celebrating and commiserating (!!) with me as the layers (and years) of clay are F(reakin’) SHATTERED off of my self-image.

Take over the WORLD with your attitude and dreams.  Build big or go home – cause you only get one run through in this life.

From all of this I can absolutely state that you MUST do WHATEVER it takes to get emotion connected with your reading – and bring that ‘high’ into your sits to give your subconscious something to WORK with as it manifests the plan and connects the Universe to your demands.

Just keep Swimming- Week 12

Persistence, it is a common theme in the Master Keys.  If you want success, persistence will get you through the tough times.  This rings true especially around the holidays.  Schedules are filled with many things that call out your old blueprint and trip you on your hero's journey.  Here are some of  my insights from the first time through the course in 2014.

Week 12: Take Another Step


there is no testimonyMy experience with MKMMA has been a great journey with very few bumps in the road and some major breakthroughs and enlightenment.  That is until this week.  I am not entirely sure what triggered the fierce return of my old blueprint after so many weeks of building the new one, but it has been working to trip me up all week.  I have felt like I am spinning my wheels and going no where.  However I will NOT give up.  No matter how many failures I encounter, I will NOT give up.  I will fight with every fiber of my being because my future self deserves the life I desire.

it is ok to fall down

I have been hanging on to Scroll III.  I will persist!  I can relate to the young bulls being pricked by a picador.  Each day this week, my old blue print has been knocking me down.  I recognize that each day , my old blue print has been testing me.  It does not want to give up its hold now that I know the key to success and it is fighting for control.  I have had a very busy week, struggling to fit everything in.  It would be easy to look down on my struggles and failures, but that wouldn’t help me at all, so I read my index cards and make sure I end the day with a success even if I did fail at somethings.  I may be experiencing some failures, but I know if I persist, success hides behind all these struggles.  Always I take another step.  One step at a time is not too difficult.  I never consider defeat and I keep my eyes on the goal.

Each day I get to start new.  I will keep stepping one step at a time until I permanently stamp out my old blue print.  When I struggle, I will find solace in the Master keys, The Greatest Salesman, my accomplishment index cards and DMP to build my watchman at the gate back up.watchman

Tomorrow brings a new day and I persist.  I win!


I will persist

Patience, Persistence, and Perspiration: Week 11

Patience, persistence

Patience, Persistence, and perspiration are an incredible combination to help us obtain success.  I discovered this in the first round through the MKE  and it was huge for me  Here is another of  my posts from 2014.  I hope you enjoy the insights I had from week 11.

This weeks webinar was very emotional for me.  I was having an emotional day to begin with and I have not really pinpointed the cause and since it is in the past that no longer matters.  When Mark revealed that we have been building up to the pay off and we would find out on the webinar, I was really excited to find out what the payoff was.  When he said that all the work, if we had been diligent  has already instilled in us the 4 tiny habits needed for success, I was happy I had been giving it my all.  In fact this maybe the most work I have ever put into anything other than being a great parent.  He still had not said what they pay off was.  I was eagerly waiting to hear what it was.  When he said it was persistence, I had an emotional response.  It was one of mixed emotions.  On one hand I was surprised it was such a simple thing and on the other hand I was excited, because I knew I had been persistent and I could continue to be persistent. I got chills to know I had the power in me all along and now that I know it there is NOTHING I cannot accomplish if I set my mind to it.


As has been the case throughout the course, the Master Keys fit hand in hand with the webinar.  In Master Key 11:17, 11:25, and 11:35 we see this quote from the Bible

“Whatsoever things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24”

All the exercises leading up to this week has been strengthening my belief in receiving all of the things I desire.  I now have a buzz inside me when I think of my future.  I know I have a lot of hard work ahead of me, but that buzz is so thrilling, almost intoxicating, and I can hardly wait to get to work, now that I KNOW I have what it takes, PERSISTENCE, to get all my desires.  As Og says in Scroll III,

Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road.  Never will I know how close it lies until I turn the corner. Always will I take another step.  If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another.  in truth, one step at a time is not too difficult.  I will persist until I succeed.

Now that I know I have what it takes to succeed I WILL NEVER STOP.  I have already seen the Law of attraction working in my life and I am fired up for what the future has in store for me.

I will persist


Affirmations are the Best way to Fail – Week 10

Admit it - you've heard them.  Perhaps you've even used them.  But please - PLEASE - tell me you haven't fallen into the belief that Affirmations - in and of themselves - have some magic Mo-Jo that can bring you everything you've ever dreamed of in life.

That somehow, by merely stating something over and over (and over...) you can magically manifest a state of being as a goal in life.​

Seriously? Can you share some of whatever it is that you've been consuming?

​Perhaps if we define the problem with Affirmations as Goals, it will become more clear.  Especially as affirmations can be an absolutely essential part of your overall success plan - though they can't be the end game so many people see them as.

There are four parts to success:

  • A Definite Major Purpose
  • A Positive Mental Attitude
  • A Plan of Action
  • A Mastermind working together

In the first item, a Definite Major Purpose, the intent is to create a series of Goals laid out in the form of a Document that describes our future Reality.

In order to do this we need to be able to state what it is that we want our Reality to be in terms of S.M.A.R.T. Goals that even a child could clearly understand.

Thus to be a goal, it has to meet these criteria:

Specific : is it stated in a clear, concise manner that does not vary in it's interpretation?

Measurable : can your goal, your definition of a future reality, in fact, be measured consistently and without ambiguity​

Achievable : this one is more ambiguous in terms of discerning the "problem" with Affirmations as Goals - but, is the Goal actually achievable in terms of the Universe we play in?

Timed : any goal without a deadline is merely a dream.  Without the pressure to actually produce our subconscious will always take the easy deadline, why work hard?​

Realistic : in relation to the other parts of a SMART goal - is your desire realistic?

So where do affirmation statements like the one below fit into that list?

I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy.

In terms of a Specific, Measurable, Timed Goal - how does one measure the definition of "perfect"? "strong"? "harmonious"? perhaps 'Happy'?

The reality is that none of those things can be defined consistently across any two people on the planet.  

Therefore the content of an Affirmation - in and of itself - cannot be a 'goal' as it describes something un-measurable and variable to each person that recites it


While they do not, in fact they cannot, create the reality for you, Affirmations help build a personal belief that such a "state of being" is possible.

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Our Reality - that Specific, Measurable essence expressed in how we interact with the external universe in which we exist - can only become manifest through the effects that such a belief makes possible. 

 Our subconscious is always looking for something to Create, and in a document like our Definite Major Purpose we are defining those things we wish it to Create for us.

Take for instance a statement like :

“I easily make financial decisions that bring abundance into my life.”  

Without a date - when would this statement 'have to' be manifest?

“On or before January 1st 2017, I easily make financial decisions
that bring abundance into my life.”

Would pennies at a time be an acceptable manifestation of reality?

“On or before January 1st 2017, I easily make financial
decisions that each bring $1000 or more into my life.”

So... once every decade? Perhaps you meant was your Subconscious to know...

“On or before January 1st 2017, I easily make daily financial
decisions that each bring $1000 or more into my life.”

Once your Subconscious has manifested a goal - it easily becomes an Affirmation, and you should consider - for purposes of a Definite Major Purpose - changing or removing it to allow for the next big change in your reality!  Because, in order for Subby to Manifest an affirmation (as statement of fact or 'being') ‘continually’... it may have to manifest a state of being that is the opposite!!

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