Risk Faith Magic

I am inspired by a book that I am reading!  This book inspires me to stretch beyond myRisk Care Dream Expect comfort zone.  I have heard is said, if you stretch your mind to new possibilities, with new ideas, to new challenges or new skills your mind will never return to its original dimensions.
Most people are looking for or want absolute certainty before embarking on any type of opportunity whether buying a new car, calling a prospect or starting a new business.  We as a society love 100% money back guarantees.  The problem is that we have or are taking faith of the ‘risk equation’.  There is no such thing as risk-free faith.  Faith in your God, faith in yourself, faith in your support system, faith in yours skills mixed with a little failure in a requirement for true success.  You will not experience true success without risking failure

Comfort Zone v Magic ZoneI was texting with a friend this Tuesday evening, Eric Villalta, about success and taking risks. He stated that, “successful people must commit to something even before they do it, so I had to get comfortable with being uncomfortable…that with enough action we could make this happen…” We can fail, as long as we learn, adjust and move forward! Never quit, always strive for your goal/gold! 

You will never be more than 80% certain on any risk regardless of all your research. Waiting for greater certainty may and will probably cause you to miss the opportunity, which could change your life!

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Taking the Mystery out of Smart Thermostats

Eliminating the mystery of Smart Thermostats and other thermostat available for your home.  Heating and cooling dollars can be saved with either the Smart or Programable thermostat.  Much greater savings will be realized with the Smart Thermostat and can beecofriendly integrated into the home with security systems and other smart devices.  Here is another powerful statistic that should be considered.  Smart thermostats are eco-friendly!  Smart thermostats save millions of kiloWatts of electricity everyday.  This helps planet Earth to remain green.

Smart Thermostat very in price from $99.00 to $249.00

There is a huge difference between a Programable Thermostat and a Smart Thermostat; price, monthly savings and features.  A programable thermostat have limited capabilities but are smarter that a standard thermostat which keeps your home at a desired temperature, regardless if you are home or not.  Programable thermostats will typically allow you to program you’re heating and cooling 4 times a day.  This means that at 4 different times during the day your thermostat will automatically adjust to the previously programed temperature setting.  Some programable thermostats will provide the capability for weekend settings, as well.

Not all thermostats (even smart ones) work with all heating and air conditioning Flux Capsystems.  Make sure that you choose a thermostat that’s guaranteed to work with your home’s existing equipment and that offers an easy-to-follow installation guide if you plan to do the installation yourself.  A smart thermostat isn’t just convenient: Used wisely, it can save energy (and money), and it offers the potential for some cool integrations.  The first and most life-changing difference will be the ability to control it remotely, from your phone, on your tablet, or with your voice. No more getting up in the middle of the night to turn up the AC. No dashing back into the house to lower the heat before you go on errands (or vacation). No coming home to a sweltering apartment—you just fire up the AC when you’re 10 minutes away, or even better, have your thermostat turn itself on in anticipation of your arrival, a feature using geofencing.

The Smart Thermostats are a full featured thermostat, but not all Smart Thermostats are created equal!  Here are some of the features that you can expect from the industry’s best smart thermostat:

The Nest Learning Thermostat saved US customers about 10-12% on their heating bills and about 15% on their cooling bills. Since October 2011 homes using the Nest Thermostats have save a total 13,350,178,861 kWh.  The Nest works well on its own or integrated with other smart-home products.  Its software and apps are solid, it provides notifications when you need to change the air filter, humidity changes as well as nest giftemperature.  The Nest thermostat does a really excellent job of keeping your home at a comfortable temperature with little to no input from you. Plus, if you want to change the temperature yourself, you can easily do so from your smartphone or computer, or with your voice by integrating  Google or an Amazon Echo.  The Nest uses two feature Home/Away Assist & Family Accounts (also called geofencing).  By using your phone’s location The Nest can do the right things automatically.  The Family Accounts feature will allow you up to 10 register users using the Home/Away assist feature to adjust temperature and turn lights off and on and more.  The Nest allow you the option to add additional sensors throughout your home to heat or cool areas that other thermostats can’t.

While the competition is catching up, none of the other devices tested could match the Nest’s smarts. The expansion of the Works with Nest smart-home ecosystem and the introduction of Home/Away Assist have kept the Nest in the lead by fine-tuning those smart capabilities. Recent hardware update merely added a larger screen and a choice of clock interfaces, but the ongoing software improvements (which apply to all three generations of the product) have helped keep the Nest in its position as the frontrunner in this category without leaving it’s early adopters out in the cold.  Because of this statement and the ease of use, I have elected to use the Nest Learning Thermostat in my home.

The second most popular is the Honeywell Lyric.  You can control Lyric from anywhere on your smartphone, or let it adapt to your life as you go.  The Lyric can save energyLyric Thermotat when you’re away, and get the house warm or cooled when you’re heading home. No more wasted energy when you’re out for the night, and no more getting in from work to a hot or cold home.  It’ll even let you know when the filter needs changing.  Lyric can send you notifications when the humidity changes, and if the temperature is too high or too low.  Geofencing Lyric uses your smartphone’s location to work out where you are, 200 miles away? Then you probably don’t need the heating on. Just round the corner, heading for home? Time to get the place warm.  Lyric uses your smartphone’s location to work out where you are.  200 miles away, then you probably don’t need the heating on!  Just round the corner, heading for home? Time to get the place warm.

The Ecobee3 is a 7-Day Smarter Wi-Fi Programmable thermostat. The Ecobee4’s is a distance third choice with the smart phone support and has Amazon’s Alexa already integrated.  Ecobee4 supports remote sensoring makes it appealing to measure theecobee4 gif temperatures in large, multistory house with a single-zone HVAC system, you can have big temperature differences between rooms. With Ecobee4’s add-on sensors (you get one with the unit and can add up to 32 more), the thermostat uses the sensors’ occupancy detectors to match the target temperature in occupied rooms, rather than just wherever the thermostat is installed.

As for myself, I have the Nest Learning Thermostat!  My Nest has paid for itself in less than a year.  Now I enjoy the saving and the convenience of my Nest.  When I leave my home the Nest recognizes that my smart phone is not close by and automatically adjusts to the “AWAY” setting temperature so the air or heat is not running whilenest-smart-thermostat I am away and saving me dollars every month.  I can remotely reduce the temperature so that the air conditioning cools my home before I get home or allow The Nest use the Home/Away Assist to determine my ETA from home and adjust the temperature accordingly.  I get a report every month from Nest to informing me how much energy I have used, it definitely makes me conscience of how I can save.  The Nest Thermostats make a great gift for the family that is conscience of the environment and monthly cost saving.  I Love my Nest!!!

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Determined Dedicated & Committed

As for many of us, our life acquaintances as well as family and friends tend to discourage us from our dreams and goals to our Jac Pose Flower
demise and it was no different for this lady. I have had the pleasure of talking with her and following her career on FB for several years. She has an incredible story and I would like to introduce you to Jaclyn Gough. Jaclyn is a creative floral designer and award winning Body Builder. I had to do a double take myself! When I think of a floral designer, I didn’t picture a beautifully sculpted muscular body, but hey why not!

I have followed Jaclyn’s evolvement through floristry to now into bodybuilding. I believe she has a remarkable story and her results in both disciplines are incredible!

WS: How long have you had the passion for floristry?

JG: 9 years.

WS: What background, education, floral design experiences or blessed natural talents, have help helped you develop into an expert in the floral design industry?

 JG: Wow, where to begin with the first question! Attending college for Floristry and learning from some of the top educators helped create my foundation for the designer I am today. I’ve always been interested in horticulture and design in general and believe this has impacted my floral career profoundly.

WS: What is your “WHY” to pursue this floral design as a professional person?

JG: My “WHY” to pursue floral design as a professional was simple, I always believed that whatever I studied in college I would pursue in life. I go full force in anything I do, and I was determined to strive to be the best as a professional floral designer. Many hours of studying in school, attending flower shows, workshops, money spent so I may as well put it to good use, right?

WS: Talk to me about your commitment to your profession, floral design.  Professionals from all industries talk about the theory of “10,000 hours of Practice” to be great at their discipline.  Do you support that belief or do you use another strategy or combination of theories and strategies?

Jac Flower Bikini

JG: 10,000 hours, that’s the number for greatness right? For me this is not necessarily accurate. When I was 17, I was in college for floral design. I was also working in a flower shop and learning in both places, I was always practicing my skill. Once I left work or school, I went home and did my homework only to study the latest trend or the history or floral design then to practice design techniques. Day in and day out I was staying committed. Put simply, we will never stop practicing so this 10,000 hours can go out the window now.

WS: How did you get involved with floristry?  I’ve seen some of your floral creations on FB and they are beautiful.   Your creative eye for colors, textures and adornment are a thing of beauty!

JG: I’ve been blessed with a creative eye and always had a love for nature, plants, design, color and texture.

There were 3 women in my life that were strong influences. My grandmother, my mother and Faith, without there direction I not sure I would have experienced success as quickly. Don’t misunderstand, I am still ‘a work in progress,’ I’ll never stop growing.

Jac's Mom

My mom was the one who saw that the community college

Jac with Exs MomMy mom was the one who saw that the community college was offering floral design classes and with my artistic eye and love for nature, she thought I should give it a try. I was outside working on a pond I built in her yard, and then discussed what the floristry course involved, and then later signed up.

Jac with Granny

My grandmother has been a huge support system throughout my floral journey and the first to call me with congratulations through my many successes! She passed away in December 2016, she was my biggest cheerleader!  I will miss her deeply.

 

 

WS: From my memory, I have not seen floral arrangements you have created elsewhere! Where does your floral creative inspiration come from?

 JG: I’m inspired by nature, but those who I learn from also inspire me. I’ll never copy someone’s work as it belongs to them, so I will take my own interpretation andJac Flower Hat create something new, awesome and fun. I’m inspired by prints on clothing, window displays in the mall or on the street. Most of my designs and creations are bold and some would say Avante Garde which I’m okay with. I enjoy creating interesting works of art while staying within the guidelines of floral design. There are elements and principles all professional florists should abide by. These can be found in The AIFD Guide to Floral Design. I like to design how I feel, but also know that “Design How You Feel” is not a design style 😉

WS: What are your business goals for your floristry?  

JG: To gain more exposure and clients in the wedding and event industry.

WS: I would like to understand your mindset for Body Building.  In a recent FB post there is a photo of you flexing which accentuates your upper body.  It’s a great photo depicting the muscles and muscle tone of your upper body.  When I think of a creative floral designer, artist, a perfectly toned muscle body does not come to mind.  I don’t profess to have a total understanding of the body building discipline, but I do know that there is a huge time commitment to achieve the results I have seen in your FB photo.  

JG: As with anything you want to succeed at, you must be determined. When you are determined there will always be a driving force to push you forward to achieve your goal. Whenever I go into the gym whether I’m preparing for a show or not, I strive for greatness. Sometimes that greatness is to be better than my competitor but it is always to be a better version of myself.

WS: What intrigued you about bodybuilding?Jac Body Building Pose  

 JG: I struggled with having a distorted mindset with my appearance and food growing up and thought if I went to the gym and watched what I ate, I would be able to attain a healthier lifestyle. I found a girl in TX who competed in fitness shows, talked to her and then decided to choose a show and run with it. I love the look of fitness and bodybuilding. It takes a very dedicated individual to compete in the sport and it is not for everyone. Also, there’s more than just dieting and training for a show – I loved the fitness apparel worn, the sisterhood within certain organizations and the friendships created.

 WS: What was your “WHY” that drove you to achieve the results we see in your FB photo?

JG: That photo was taken during a photo shoot for the cover of a fitness magazine, Fitness For You in Palm Beach, FL. Interestingly enough; I was not in competition shape and was learning to accept my body in an “off season” condition. I got a phone call that morning asking if I could model for the magazine and it went uphill from there.

WS: What is your personal commitment to body building?   What’s your commitment to maintain your current muscle tone?

JG: Right now, I’m training and eating for life. I want to be healthy and feel good! I want to lift heavy if I want to and also have my “high rep” days if my body feels like going that route. Right now, I’m doing 30-45 min. cardio a day and lifting weights – I do yoga at home and just recently joined a gym. Would you believe I have not been to a gym in 6 months since moving back to MD from FL? It’s true.Jac Flexing

WS: Are you going bigger?

 JG: Bigger? Well, my arms for instance used to be 16” years ago. That was an accomplishment to have biceps that big. Now, If I get bigger muscles, awesome. If not, I’m not sweating it 😉

WS: In a lot of cases, when people have more than one full time discipline something suffers. How do you balance your time with the floral design business with bodybuilding?  Is this happening with you?

JG: I’m still working on building a business with floral design so balancing the two is not an issue. Even when I worked for a floral company full time, I was training for a fitness show and seemed to be pretty successful as I got 1stplace in my show. I do a lot of writing and connecting with others in the industry so I set out a couple hours a day to do that. I set aside 1-2 hours for ME time which can be going to the gym, yoga or taking a walk outside. Balance is so important and very possible. If you let something suffer, it most likely will.

 WS: Can you tell me what your professional and personal goals are for the next 12Jac 1st BB Showmonths?  How often do you go back and re-evaluate your goals and adjust your actions if you determine that the course you are on is not producing the results to achieve your goal?

JG: I’ll answer the second question FIRST! It seems like I re-evaluate every day! I’m always looking for the next place to live, the latest wedding and flower trends and where I stand in the industry. I ask myself “ Am I making an impact and am I creating something different If I see something is not taking the course as expected, I do re-evaluate afterwards and plan ahead whether it be to take a flower test, attend a conference, freelance or business goals.

JG: Professional goals: Connect with hotels and venues for wedding and event business, write for flower magazines and blogs and of course, make money Personal goals: Write a book: This goal can be a professional goal as well. You’ll have to stay tuned and keep following me to find out what the book is about, but it’s going to be so awesome and a real in depth look inside my life through all the trials and tribulations.

 WS: Do you have and will you share your long-term goals for the next 5 years?

JG: Well, I think I’ve answered that in the question above however, finding a life partner would be grand.

You can see additional floral inspirations by Jaclyn at www.theskinnyvase.com.

Jaclyn’s email address is theskinnyvase@gmail.com

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Determined Dedicated & Committed

As for many of us, our life acquaintances as well as family and friends tend to discourage us from our dreams and goals to our Jac Pose Flowerdemise and it was no different for this lady. I have had the pleasure of talking with her and following her career on FB for several years. She has an incredible story and I would like to introduce you to Jaclyn Gough. Jaclyn is a creative floral designer and award winning Body Builder. I had to do a double take myself! When I think of a floral designer, I didn’t picture a beautifully sculpted muscular body, but hey why not!

I have followed Jaclyn’s evolvement through floristry to now into bodybuilding. I believe she has a remarkable story and her results in both disciplines are incredible!

WS: How long have you had the passion for floristry?

JG: 9 years.

WS: What background, education, floral design experiences or blessed natural talents, have help helped you develop into an expert in the floral design industry?

 JG: Wow, where to begin with the first question! Attending college for Floristry and learning from some of the top educators helped create my foundation for the designer I am today. I’ve always been interested in horticulture and design in general and believe this has impacted my floral career profoundly.

WS: What is your “WHY” to pursue this floral design as a professional person?

JG: My “WHY” to pursue floral design as a professional was simple, I always believed that whatever I studied in college I would pursue in life. I go full force in anything I do, and I was determined to strive to be the best as a professional floral designer. Many hours of studying in school, attending flower shows, workshops, money spent so I may as well put it to good use, right?

WS: Talk to me about your commitment to your profession, floral design.  Professionals from all industries talk about the theory of “10,000 hours of Practice” to be great at their discipline.  Do you support that belief or do you use another strategy or combination of theories and strategies?

Jac Flower Bikini

JG: 10,000 hours, that’s the number for greatness right? For me this is not necessarily accurate. When I was 17, I was in college for floral design. I was also working in a flower shop and learning in both places, I was always practicing my skill. Once I left work or school, I went home and did my homework only to study the latest trend or the history or floral design then to practice design techniques. Day in and day out I was staying committed. Put simply, we will never stop practicing so this 10,000 hours can go out the window now.

WS: How did you get involved with floristry?  I’ve seen some of your floral creations on FB and they are beautiful.   Your creative eye for colors, textures and adornment are a thing of beauty!

JG: I’ve been blessed with a creative eye and always had a love for nature, plants, design, color and texture.

There were 3 women in my life that were strong influences. My grandmother, my mother and Faith, without there direction I not sure I would have experienced success as quickly. Don’t misunderstand, I am still ‘a work in progress,’ I’ll never stop growing.

Jac's Mom

Mom

My mom was the one who saw that the community college

Jac with Exs Mom

Faith

was offering floral design classes and with my artistic eye and love for nature, she thought I should give it a try. I was outside working on a pond I built in her yard, and then discussed what the floristry course involved, and then later signed up.

Jac with Granny

My grandmother has been a huge support system throughout my floral journey and the first to call me with congratulations through my many successes! She passed away in December 2016, she was my biggest cheerleader!  I will miss her deeply.

 WS: From my memory, I have not seen floral arrangements you have created elsewhere! Where does your floral creative inspiration come from?

 JG: I’m inspired by nature, but those who I learn from also inspire me. I’ll never copy someone’s work as it belongs to them, so I will take my own interpretation andJac Flower Hat create something new, awesome and fun. I’m inspired by prints on clothing, window displays in the mall or on the street. Most of my designs and creations are bold and some would say Avante Garde which I’m okay with. I enjoy creating interesting works of art while staying within the guidelines of floral design. There are elements and principles all professional florists should abide by. These can be found in The AIFD Guide to Floral Design. I like to design how I feel, but also know that “Design How You Feel” is not a design style 😉

WS: What are your business goals for your floristry?  

JG: To gain more exposure and clients in the wedding and event industry.

WS: I would like to understand your mindset for Body Building.  In a recent FB post there is a photo of you flexing which accentuates your upper body.  It’s a great photo depicting the muscles and muscle tone of your upper body.  When I think of a creative floral designer, artist, a perfectly toned muscle body does not come to mind.  I don’t profess to have a total understanding of the body building discipline, but I do know that there is a huge time commitment to achieve the results I have seen in your FB photo.  

JG: As with anything you want to succeed at, you must be determined. When you are determined there will always be a driving force to push you forward to achieve your goal. Whenever I go into the gym whether I’m preparing for a show or not, I strive for greatness. Sometimes that greatness is to be better than my competitor but it is always to be a better version of myself.

WS: What intrigued you about bodybuilding?Jac Body Building Pose  

 JG: I struggled with having a distorted mindset with my appearance and food growing up and thought if I went to the gym and watched what I ate, I would be able to attain a healthier lifestyle. I found a girl in TX who competed in fitness shows, talked to her and then decided to choose a show and run with it. I love the look of fitness and bodybuilding. It takes a very dedicated individual to compete in the sport and it is not for everyone. Also, there’s more than just dieting and training for a show – I loved the fitness apparel worn, the sisterhood within certain organizations and the friendships created.

 WS: What was your “WHY” that drove you to achieve the results we see in your FB photo?

JG: That photo was taken during a photo shoot for the cover of a fitness magazine, Fitness For You in Palm Beach, FL. Interestingly enough; I was not in competition shape and was learning to accept my body in an “off season” condition. I got a phone call that morning asking if I could model for the magazine and it went uphill from there.

WS: What is your personal commitment to body building?   What’s your commitment to maintain your current muscle tone?

JG: Right now, I’m training and eating for life. I want to be healthy and feel good! I want to lift heavy if I want to and also have my “high rep” days if my body feels like going that route. Right now, I’m doing 30-45 min. cardio a day and lifting weights – I do yoga at home and just recently joined a gym. Would you believe I have not been to a gym in 6 months since moving back to MD from FL? It’s true.Jac Flexing

WS: Are you going bigger?

 JG: Bigger? Well, my arms for instance used to be 16” years ago. That was an accomplishment to have biceps that big. Now, If I get bigger muscles, awesome. If not, I’m not sweating it 😉

WS: In a lot of cases, when people have more than one full time discipline something suffers. How do you balance your time with the floral design business with bodybuilding?  Is this happening with you?

JG: I’m still working on building a business with floral design so balancing the two is not an issue. Even when I worked for a floral company full time, I was training for a fitness show and seemed to be pretty successful as I got 1st place in my show. I do a lot of writing and connecting with others in the industry so I set out a couple hours a day to do that. I set aside 1-2 hours for ME time which can be going to the gym, yoga or taking a walk outside. Balance is so important and very possible. If you let something suffer, it most likely will.

 WS: Can you tell me what your professional and personal goals are for the next 12Jac 1st BB Show months?  How often do you go back and re-evaluate your goals and adjust your actions if you determine that the course you are on is not producing the results to achieve your goal?

JG: I’ll answer the second question FIRST! It seems like I re-evaluate every day! I’m always looking for the next place to live, the latest wedding and flower trends and where I stand in the industry. I ask myself “ Am I making an impact and am I creating something different If I see something is not taking the course as expected, I do re-evaluate afterwards and plan ahead whether it be to take a flower test, attend a conference, freelance or business goals.

JG: Professional goals: Connect with hotels and venues for wedding and event business, write for flower magazines and blogs and of course, make money Personal goals: Write a book: This goal can be a professional goal as well. You’ll have to stay tuned and keep following me to find out what the book is about, but it’s going to be so awesome and a real in depth look inside my life through all the trials and tribulations.

 WS: Do you have and will you share your long-term goals for the next 5 years?

JG: Well, I think I’ve answered that in the question above however, finding a life partner would be grand.

You can see additional floral inspirations by Jaclyn at www.theskinnyvase.com.

Jaclyn’s email address is theskinnyvase@gmail.com

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How To Succeed in Life and Business

Being educated about FEAR and the cause and effect will help us all understand what we need to DO to conquer FEAR of any particular situation! Remember we all have FEARS, some FEARS are much stronger than others. Those who deny they don’t have FEARs are only kidding to themselves.

There are 5 Truths about FEAR.

1.) FEAR will never go away as long as we continue to grow in life.

2.) The only way to get rid of the ‘FEAR of doing something’ is to go out and do it. The more repetitious the activity FEAR will dissolve away into confidence.

3.) The only way to feel better about yourself is to go out…and DO IT!!!

4.) Not only will we experience FEAR whenever I’m on unfamiliar territory, so will everyone else!!!

5.) Pushing through FEAR us less frightening than living with the underlying fear that comes from a feeling of helplessness and the lack of accomplishment of our dreams and goals!!!

Everyone can learn how to ‘Handle It’, whatever you might be fearful of, just continue to push through the new experience.

I am reading a great book by Susan Jeffers, , Ph.D Feel The Fear… and Do It ANYWAY. She describes the different kinds of fears in life and provides direction and exercises to overcome life fears.

As I uncover golden nuggets of information I will posted them in the effort to assist humanity to deal with there fears.

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My New Beginning – Week 24

I must admit that as the weekly MKMMA webinars and assignments wind down I find that I have mixed emotions. There is a touch of sadness, as I will miss the regimented commitment of the class activities and my guides, Mark J, the MKMMA staff, along with the other participants of the MKMMA.

I am very happy that I finished the grueling six months. I have many new Master Key Mastermind Associates and friends that I will value for the rest of my life. And most of all, I cherish the very valuable knowledge that I have acquired and will use to better my life and the world around me.  I will take this knowledge and use it in harmony for the rest of my life.

images-1How fascinating it is to understand and have a working knowledge of the world within and the world without. The world within is the world within our minds.  The world without is the physical world that we live in.  Our ability to change the world that we live in, the world without, starts by changing the way we think, in the world within. The only way to effect change begins with positive thoughts about ourselves and others, the belief that we are deserving of abundance, good health and love, the belief that our lives are wonderful and to think and believe that our thoughts of what we desire most in life we can actually have.

I now have the understanding and knowledge of cause and effect.  What we think are the causes, and the effects are outwardly conditions that are manifested in our lives due to our thoughts. Throughout the Master Key Haanel points out that harmonious or right thinking will manifest what we most desire in life such as abundance, perfect health and love.  Haanel also tells us that inharmonious or wrong thinking will manifest every form of lack, limitation, disease and discordant conditions in our lives.

The only activity that our Spirit possesses is the power to think.  I now know that all thought is creative and thought is a form of energy.  All conditions are outward manifestations of thought. I have learned that the easiest and quickest way to secure results is through forming mental images of the conditions I desire.  Every form of concentration helps gain results.  Here are three methods I employ: visualizing mental images, internal discussions, and auto-suggestion/affirmations. These are methods that enable me to realize my desires in life.

I now know that this Omnipotent Law does not discriminate against any person that possesses the knowledge and continually uses the knowledge in harmonious ways.  One may reach degrees of power in their life to which it is impossible to assign any limits!

I now know and understand that Mind is Omnipresent, it exists everywhere, and there is NO place where Mind is not. Mind is Universal and the Universal Mind is the totality of all Mind which is in existence.  In order for me to use the Universal Mind I must go into the Silence to know the Truth.

Truth is absolute.  No form of error can exist when ‘Truth’ appears.  We will find Truth in the ‘world within.’ Truth is the product of a developed consciousness.  To train our mind to see ‘Truth Only’ is to desire true conditions only in the world without.  Truth contains a vital principle and will manifest itself.  If I desire harmony I must think harmony, if I desire good health I must think good health and if I desire abundance I must think abundance. These outward desired conditions must first start as thoughts in the Mind and then honed in the Silence by visually refining the vision until it is perfect.

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After Further Review – Week 23a

I was inspired to write this post this morning.  As you read on you will understand my inspiration.  A common theme in Part Twenty Three and throughout the Master Key is that we need to give in order to receive.  This is not to be misconstrued as an insincere act of kindness nor applying our professional skills just for personal gain.  23-4 tells us, “…to be interested in the race rather than the goal, for the pleasure is in the pursuit rather than the possession.”  23-6 tells us, “… both ends must remain open; and so our greatest success will come as we recognize that it is just as essential to give as to get.” 

Even Og Mandino tells us in The Scroll Marked VI, “Seeds are sown; harvests are reaped.” “If I bring joy and enthusiasm and brightness and laughter to my customers they react with… the same.”

One of our daily MKMMA exercises is that we repeat the promise below twice a day.

I Promise to Keep These 4 Promises

Wherever I go I bring a gift.  I may bring a compliment, a smile, a prayer, a trinket, a flower… but I give something to every person I encounter.
I promise to be a grateful receiver of gifts that surround me, noticing nature, kindnesses, smiles and compliments, which I gladly receive with a “thank you.
I promise to give the hope for joy, affluence, kindness and love, consciously with every encounter, regardless of the brevity.
I promise to give without expectation of reciprocity from the channels I enrich because I know I am in the dynamic flow of giving and receiving.

There is an individual, a minister that I have been following as one of my guides on my journey of self-discovery to a life of peace and prosperity.  This man of God is the most positive and uplifting public figure I have met.  This gentleman, minister is Joel Osteen.  Sometimes I wonder if he is a member of the MKMMA class, of course he is not!  His weekly messages are totally on target with our weekly Master Key lesson.  I so enjoy his sermons. 

Below is Joel’s recent message.  He uses the term Honor or Honoring which we can change/associate with the word giving.  He explains how honoring an individual with an honest and positive statement will come back to us many times over.  I believe you will enjoy Joel’s message!  Click on the link below.

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The Reawakening – Week 23

What a crazy busy week.  I am finally back in the swing of things after an illness knocked the wind out of my sails for almost 3 weeks.  I am back to completing my daily reading, catching up on all of the back issues as a Sales Executive for a specialized telecommunication company and my MLM business is taking off without my daily involvement! 

I am excited about my business!  It is starting to explode with growth just by implementing skills and strategies from Go 90 Grow!  As my mentor and coach Mark J like to say, “This is about teams building teams building teams without me.

I really enjoyed Part Twenty Three of the Master Key this week.  I had several take-aways that were important to me.  The first was in the fourth paragraph. Haanel writes, “Perfection in this is not acquired in six days, nor in six weeks nor in six months.  It is the labor of life.  Not to go forward is to go backward.”  There are six words in the text that hit me square between the eyes!  “It is a labor of life.”  I found myself getting discouraged and frustrated with my progress.  When I read the comments and statements in the Alliance section of the MKMMA website, I am impressed with the folks, their progress and successes.  Then I start comparing myself to them and I don’t see the amazing progress of the others.  Don’t get me wrong.  I have come along way.  My thoughts tell me that for the effort and work I put forward that I should be further along.  What?  Is that my damn old nasty old blueprint still showing its ugly self after 5 months of MKMMA exercises!

The second statement that really resonated with me is “Not to go forward is to go backward.”  This statement has shown up several times of the last several weeks.  After being sick I had trouble motivating myself, picking up where I left off prior to the illness.  All of the affirmations that I repeated were just words and had NO meaning to me, but I still moved forward.  These eight words made me realize that I in NO WAY wanted any part of that old blueprint and the direction my life was heading prior to the Master Key.  I was looking for something!  I still am looking for something.  What am I missing?  Is it my ‘dharma’?  Am I being true to myself?  Is my DMP truly what I desire?  Is this why I got so sick?  I am certainly happier than I was six months ago.  What is it?

My plan is to continue strong with MKMMA, especially with the ‘sits’.  I am increasing the length of my sits every day until I am with the Omnipotent creator.  We will come to a conclusion.  I have the knowledge and the tools for success!  I persist until I succeed!

I leave you with this thought from Haanel.  “I know that all things that “work out” in business are the result of thought; any fool knows that.  Just now, I seem to be short on thoughts and good ideas.  But, if this “All-Mind” teaching is correct, it should be possible for the individual to attain a ‘direct connection’ with Infinite Mind; and in the Infinite Mind there must be the possibility of all kinds of good ideas which a man of my courage and experience could put to practical use in the business world, and make a big success thereof.  It looks good to me; and I am going to look into it.”

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What Happened… – Week 22A

Synopsis:

Sick with the cold and flu caused me to stop repeating a few very good HABITS I started building into my everyday life over the last five months.  I have grown tremendously in my life and I am truly putting the knowledge to work for me.

I feel more in control out here …its great out here being the OBSERVER.

However, I have misplaced something important to me.  Those good habits I learned that guided me here?  Yes, there is some pain deep down inside causing me angst, I feeling sick to the stomach at the same time.  What was this thing that was bothering me so deeply?  Was I quitting on the process?  Was I quitting on myself once again?  …just three feet to gold.  No, its not the process, …you have started implementing much of the knowledge that you gained!  Must be the quitting on yourself…answer. …”just three feet from my goal!” 

That son of bitchin’ old BLUEPRINT!  “…you’re NOT to complete the MKMMA course, I win and you lose!” 

One of the most important tools I learned and use from my MKMMA Guides is to be the observer, understand your task/goal, builded your attack, plan of action and do the action steps everyday in some cases to achieve your success!

I need to make my apologies to my 4 Mastermind friends that I quit on as well.  I have so much respect for all of my Mastermind collogues and especially for the MKMMA guides who provided the most excellent direction and I quit on all of you!  But most importantly I quit on myself!  Well, that ends today!!!  I now have the knowledge to know what you are doing to yourself, SIF self-inflected failure! 

It is my hope and sincere apology along with my commitment to MYSELF that I complete the final few weeks of the MKMMA class.  I have the mind and knowledge and a renewed spirit within that will change the final outcome…  Hell NO I am NOT quitting!  New Blueprint – 1, old blueprint – 0

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