Lifestyle Guide : "MasterKeys"

Confidence

How to be 40 Something and Feel Confident for the First Time

ConfidenceChampion, this is not the word that comes to mind when I think of myself.  I'm like a lot of other people.  If I take a moment and really look at all that I have accomplished, all the challenges I have faced and come out a winner, then I can see myself as a champion.

Too  many times we glorify the word champion.  Winning our own personal struggles makes us winners; a hero in our own lives.

One of the biggest personal struggles ChmapionI battled with throughout my life is confidence.  I still don't know the origin of my feelings of unworthiness.  That's OK!  I am eternally grateful to have woken up from that life of always feeling the victim!

My wake up call was the Master Key Experience.  Through the lessons taught in it, I conquered my feelings of inadequacy.  I discovered three things to feel confident.

1. I am perfectly made:

I always have believed in God.  I know that God and all He created is perfect.  I never really took the concept all the way back to me.  God made everything perfect and he made me; therefore I am perfect.  God doesn't make mistakes. I am who and what I am for a reason and that reason is perfect.

2. Fake it until you believe it:

We've heard how if you're sad, try smiling even if you don't feel like it in your heart.  Even do some laughs and before you know it your state has changed and you feel happier.  Your day is suddenly brighter.

The same holds true for anything you want to be but don't yet fully believe.  The more you practice feeling confident, the more your brain starts to believe it.  What you focus on expands.  So focus on the positive and on being confident and one day you will wake up to a new more confident you.

3. It is a choice:

Wow was that a zinger for me to learn.  EVERYTHING we do, think, or feel is a choice. EVERYTHING!  When presented with a situation, how we respond to it is a choice.  By making a conscious decision to respond confidently, we are choosing confidence over unworthiness.  It feels so much lighter, happier, and freeing to make a conscious decision to be confident.  If you choose to respond with confluence enough you will find your body will crave it.

Yo can discover your won confidence.  Join me this fall in the Master Key Experience.  Sign up below for early notification.

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I Survived When There Was No Hope. Want to Know How?

Surviving your mistakes

Survival can mean so many different things depending on the circumstances and the person defining it.  Here is what the dictionary says it means:

the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances.

In the hectic pace of modern society, most of us are living in survival mode, just barely existing, running the rat race that has become the false American dream.  Most feel like there is no hope to even begin to race toward their dreams.  I was there.  I survived.

Sure I still have days where I revert back to that old blueprint, habit.  The thing that helps me survive is that I have the tools now to pull myself out of that mere existence and to true freedom.

How did I do this?

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer

The beginnings of my pulling myself out of survival mode was this concept.  This and the concepts taught in the Master Key Experience helped me to change my perspective on life.  I learned it is my life to live and it IS worth living.  It is up to me to make that happen.

I believe the Master Key Experience is what helped clear up my vision and helped me to find my true self.  It taught me about the power I had within myself to make anything I desired happen. In finding my true self I found hope again.  With hope all things are possible. So we must live inside that hope, truly living right in it.

With hope in my heart, I had the strength to try new things and to follow my heart's desire.  I didn't know how I was going to do it, but I just Hopebelieved it was in me to make it happen.  Things fell into place and now at the end of this one of many small adventures on the road of life, I can say I survived and am a published author.  A thought I had tickling at the back of my mind that is now reality.
You too can find your true self and hope can return.  The Master Key Experience is available for everyone.  It is a pay it forward program and the next class is coming soon.  It can help you change your perspective and bring you freedom from just existing to truly living your life.  Sign up below and get on the list to be notified of when this life changing course becomes available again.

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Our Path

Success in Life

Success in Life is Being True to Yourself

Success

What really is success?  As Og says in The Greatest Salesman in the World

Which two, among a thousand wise men, will define success in the same words

What is success to one person may not be success in the eyes of another person.  What is common among everyone is the feeling of success comes when we are true to being our authentic selves. In so many areas of life today we are programmed to someone else's idea of what we should be.  It has become ingrained in us that we go to school, get good grades and get a good job.Be Yourself

Is that what is authentic for everyone? NO.  Is it for you?  That is a really great question we should ALL be asking ourselves.  True happiness and success  comes from doing what we love.  The reason we are happiest when we are doing what we love is because we are listening to our true selves.

When you are asked to do something you really don't want to do, how do you feel.  What emotions does it illicit?  Are you happy?  Have you ever asked yourself why you aren't happy?  Did you feel successful?

Now turn it around and think of a time you were really doing something you enjoyed.  What emotions were you feeling?  How was your mood?  How was your take on the world around you and your mental state?  Were you happy?  Did you feel like you were successful in these moments?

Our PathMore often than not you probably had a sense of success in the second scenario when you were enjoying what you were doing.  No one wants to be forced to do things we don't want to do, yet the majority of us do that daily with the jobs/ careers we have found ourselves.  We are not listening to our heart and being authentic.  It then effects the world around us and the negative feelings that go with not liking what you are doing brings down your productivity, motivation, mood, and many more aspects.  All of these will affect your ability to succeed.

So, take time to listen to your heart.  Discover your true self.  If you need help try a self discovery course to help guide you to your deepest desires.  One like the Master Key Experience which helped me discover my authentic self.  I took the course over a year ago and my confidence in my self has sky rocketed.  I also have published my first book.  This was an idea that was sitting in the back of my head, that I never really thought would come to fruition.  Thanks to learning what my true self was and living that true self, I now have the feeling of success in this area of my life.  You can have it too.  Interested in learning how?  Sign up for the early notification for the next course below and see how much your life can change too.Cultivate Your Authentic Self

Success can be yours!  Let your light shine.

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MKE Week 23- Today I Will Be Master of My Emotions

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Today I will be master of my emotions.

The tides advance, the tides recede.

Winter goes and summer comes.

Summer wanes and the cold increases.

The sun rises; the sun sets.

The moon is full; the moon is black.

The birds arrive;the birds depart.

Flowers bloom; flowers fade.

Seeds are sown; harvests are reaped.

All nature is a circle of moods and I am a part of nature, so like the tides, my moods will rise; my moods will fall. — Scroll VI

 

Moods change like the seasons. Unlike the seasons we can take control of our moods and direct them in the way we want them to be.

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If I feel depressed I will sing.

If I feel sad I will laugh.

If I feel ill I will double my labor.

If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.

If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.

If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.

If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.

If I feel incompetent I will remember past success.

If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.

Today I will be master of my emotions.

 

I may wake up feeling one way.  If it is a negative state I have the power to use the Law of Substitution and Dual thought to turn that unto a positive state.  It is only by being in a positive state that I will be able to attract the opportunities and things I need to propel me toward my bliss.

It may not be easy to control our moods, but nothing that is worthwhile is easy.  With the awareness of my moods, I will become more aware and understanding of the moods of others around me. I can then help them better and perhaps  even teach those who are open to it, to become their authentic self and gain control of their subconscious mind and their moods.

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MKE Week 22- The Challenge of Silence

Get lost in a beautiful placeFinding a moment of silence can be a challenge, but it is very important to make it a priority. The exercise for this week and next is to take an extended sit. You can choose how long; the longer the better.  It is in those moments of silence that we can hear the truth of our heart.  I have to be honest, I did not get to doing this exercise last year.  I wanted to do it and knew the value of it, but I didn't make an effort to do it.

This time of year is extremely chaotic for me.  I am a high school speech team assistant coach and judge which means practices 3 days a week and meets every Saturday.  Add to that dance mom.  Last year I was at the dance studio 5 or more days a week.  And most importantly, I am a homeschooling mother.  That takes up a lot of time and requires me being available to my children.  These are what I used as excuses to not do the exercise last year.Quiet Please

Ah, I am a work in progress.

Yes, I still have these activities in my schedule this year and have actually added taking care of my twin nephews.  I have not done the exercise yet, but I know its value, so I have scheduled it for April 26-27.  If it isn't written it won't happen.  So now it is written and it will happen! My old blueprint is still flinging thoughts to try and keep this from happening, but I will not listen.  I will win over my old blueprint.

I would love to hear others experiences during your silence exercise. What was challenging?  What insights did you come away with?  Any ah moments? How did you ensure the silence wasn't broken? How long did you take for your silence? Please comment below. 🙂

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MKE Week 22a- Self Reliance

I wrote this post last year and thought it was pertinent again this year so I am re-posting to share with this years members.

In our journey in the Master Key Master Mind Experience we have learned to think for ourselves and to go for our dreams.  We have learned the importance of the word within, and thus self reliance.  In the end, only you will be there at all times for yourself, so we must learn to be self reliant.Man jump through the gap. Element of design.

In our readings for this week, we are asked to read Emerson’s Self Reliance.  In this he states

” Whosoever would be a man must be a nonconformist.”

“I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions.  Every decent and well-spoken individual affects and sways me more than is right.”

“The objection to conforming to usages that have become dead to you is, that it scatters your force. It loses your time and blurs the impression of your character.”

“A Man must consider what a blind-man’s bluff is this game of conformity.”

“This conformity makes them not false in few particulars, authors of a few lies, but false in all particulars.”

Emerson was very against conformity.  He believed that to conform, man lost who he really was and his purpose in life.  He said that man became a lie when he conformed.  As we have learned in previous master keys lessons, truth keeps us in harmony with the Universal.  So if we conform and lie then we cannot be in harmony with the Universal and cannot reach our dreams.  So go against the flow, be true to YOU.sheeple

Steve Jobs

I believe everything happens for a reason.  There are many things that have happened in my life prior to MKMMA that I believe prepared me to be ready for the Herald’s call when the MKMMA launched.  Things which made me feel like I was weird, or different and I now realize I was not conforming and being true to the inner me.  I had to endure being the “Black Sheep” of the family, losing friends, and feeling alienated.  Some of the things that caused this were  that we don’t celebrate Christmas with decorations and gifts; believing we should celebrate Christ’s birth everyday, home birth of 3 of my 4 children, home schooling my kids, and not vaccinating them ( they are the healthiest kids I know; never been to a doctor for being sick).  In the end I stuck to my convictions and I am a happier person having been true to myself.  And the funny thing is that what I was so nonconformist in then is coming to be more widthe ones who are crazyely accepted now.  Go figure I was a head of the times :)

Stay true to your world with in and your dreams, stay strong with your beliefs and convictions, and learn to trust in your self.  The rewards are worth the struggles you may have to endure along the way.

 

 

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MKE Week 21- Hope

Hope

Hope: to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true; to cherish a desire with anticipation.

On this weeks webinar, Trish  said something that gave me hope.  She said she had stumbled recently.  I was kind of surprised Here was one of the co-creators of the MKE, and she stumbles too?  A feeling of relief washed over me to know that even they can stumble. I realized, we are ALL works in progress!

I have been stumbling a lot this year and it wasn't until very recently that I came to the realization of what was causing it.  I knew it was my old blueprint trying to stay in the picture, but what part of it was it exactly?  I couldn't squash it unless I could identify what part it was.

Well it turns out one of my old “bad” habits was piling on more than I can handle.  I would have to say I am definitely addicted to those peptides, although unpleasant.  I am always adding things to my overfull plate.

Thankfully, awareness is the first step in recovery.  It's going to be a long road for me.  The commitments I have taken on are long term. So how do I “fix” this?

whirlwindI have been taking time to observe my patterns and habits so I can come to a better understanding of where to go from here.  I realized I have a crazy, chaotic schedule during the week.  I literally go from one thing on to the next on-stop. It's exhausting. So I have scheduled my weekends to catch up on all the things left undone during the week.

“How's that going for you?” you might ask.  Lousy! I am so tired from all the running during the week, that I end up doing very little or nothing on the weekends.  Then I have to fight off the negative self talk that tries to enter when I have failed to accomplish anything.

So coming to this awareness, I have decided to not try to catch up on the weekends. I need to take time for me and to listen to what my body is telling me and give it some rest.

I know that seems like it will only add to the problem of having too much on my plate.  Actually, it feel freeing.  I know that at the end of an action packed week, there WILL be guilt free rest and relaxation. Something that is important to everyone's health physically and mentally.

It does not mean I get to continue on as I have been though. I need to make the most of my whirlwind week.  It means the two days I have to devote to my business MUST be held sacred!  I MUST do the activities that will advance me toward my goals and let nothing deter me from them.

And I make a solemn oath to myself that nothing will retard my new life's growth.

This is where I have struggled this year.  I do my OATS and have good intentions, but let my old blueprint sneak in and add little errands and appointments come into my business hours.

My new awareness of this habit has allowed me to refocus those business hours and my productivity has increased.  I feel like I am accomplishing things. I have made it through the detour in my hero's journey and I am back on track.  It feels good!

So if you are stumbling, know you are not alone!  Even those seasoned travelers on the hero's journey stumble every now and then.  It makes us stronger in the end.  The important thing is that we geI will persistt up and keep going.

I will persist until I succeed!

 

 

MKE Week 20 – Paired Comparison

paired-comparison-analysis-5-638The paired comparison exercise given this week was one that was also given in the course last year.  A year ago I had no idea how to do the exercise.  I was merely blogging with the goal of having a cookbook published by May 1, 2016.

I had no idea of what I needed to do to make income with this.  I did n't know the steps I needed to take to even begin my cookbook.  So, I thought the exercise was nice for those who already had a business bringing in money and would be good for me someday.  So I kind of just pushed of the exercise and forgot aboutLight Bulb it.

When it came around this year, it was like night and day.  It was literally like a light bulb going off in my head.
I am very near to completing the goal of being a publisher of a cookbook and was not sure where to take my business next.

In the few moments Mark went over the exercise and gave us time to briefly come up with our top 10 and then 5 income producing activities, the light came on and the ideas flowed through me.  It was so exciting to have a new vision and purpose and I could distinctively see what my 2 main activities were I needed to focus on.

This was so important to me at this point in my journey.  With commitments I took on for the school year, I have only 2 week days every week to devote to my business.  I have struggled with making this time productive, basically because I hadn't gone through this exercise.  I knew I needed to do things, but had a list so long becau
se I had so few days to work, that I got overwhelmed and quite frequently did nothing.  This is my old blue print stepping up to sabatoge all I learned and know from last year.

One day you'll wake up
I am so thankful for the growth since last year that allowed my mind to be open to this exercise this time.  I now have 2 new projects to add to my ever evolving DMP, time lines to help them manifest by the SMART goals I have created for them, and I know what NEEDS to be done on those limited days I can do business.  Now I know that I can make head way even though I can only focus on it twice a week.

Take the advice from someone who didn't take the exercise seriously last year.  DO
IT NOW.  It is definitely worth the time and thought to figure it out.

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MKE WEEK 19 -Live Like You Were Dying

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].

MKE Week 18- Enthusiasm

Enthusisam moves the worldEnthusiast- intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.

This was my week 18 trait to focus on .  This was actually one of the easiest traits to observe in myself and in the world around me.  I saw it in myself every time I did my out loud reads as we are supposed to say them with enthusiasm to generate the emotions behind them to make it successful.

I also have found that since beginning the course in September of 2014- I greet more and more daysHenry Ford - Enthusisam
enthusiastically.  Don't get me wrong, I still have those groggy, slow starts to the day but fewer than
before.  I find the gratitude exercises help me to perk right up on those days.  I have been blessed immensely.

As I have used this example in the other traits, I will be using it here as well.  My twin nephews are
enthusiastic about almost everything.  When I greet them with enthusiasm first thing in the morning it sets the mood for
the rest of the day.  They show enthusiasm for their toys, food, attention, cuddling.  It seems the more enthusiastic I am, the happier they are.

Another example of enthusiasm is in my speech team members.  We had our first meet 3 weeks ago and they were all very enthusiastic to finally be performing their speeches for someone other than their coaches.  There was a definite buzz on the bus ride and around the team table when we arrived.  At awards, they not only showed enthusiast for their team members successes but also for all of their competitors. I love my speechies!!

every-man-is-enthusiastic-at-timesI know that when I feel enthusiasm, my whole state of mind changes.  I attract positive experiences and opportunities and I feel in harmony with the Universal (God).

Are you observing enthusiasm in yourself and the world around you?  I'd love to hear about your observations.  Please comment below.