Week 3: MKMMA 2016/17-Continuing to Fine Tune

Watching the week 3 webinar sat with me in a few ways.  The first is as Davene and Mark went over DMPs, I found that Liberty does seem to give me both time and financial freedom which is from where my brain was initially coming.  It sits better with me when I read liberty over autonomy and gives me a huge feeling of joy so I have chosen to keep liberty.  It was great to try on autonomy.  I do require that as well, and all of the personal pivotal needs are met when we focus on our two primary needs.  True health always sits with me.  If you don’t have your health, what will anything else do for you?

I also am refining my own DMP.  I remember going through DMPs last year.  I tuned in to being even more detailed.  Words and specificity are so important to train my brain to go after what I desire.  Therefore, I have been able to improve it further.

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The other link that I thought about with our changing weather and fall settling in is how appropriate it is to be reading Scroll 1 in Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World.  “Today I begin a new life.  Today I shed my old skin…”  Today, outside my place leaves are changing colors and they are shedding as I am changing to create a better version of myself with the many other members of the MasterKey Mastermind Alliance.  What a beautiful and harmonious Universe!

I promise to live my definite major purpose which provides my personal pivotal needs of liberty and true health.

I always keep my promises.  Cathy

I am grateful and celebrate today and everyday!

 

Week 2: MKMMA 2016/2017 Personal Pivotal Needs

Okay, so I am behind in my blogging which is not part of the good habits.  However, I do forgive myself.  Part of my journey last year was definitely realizing that driving to perfection is wonderful, but we are perfectly evolving human beings doing more to be a better version of ourselves.  It is that time of year with large weather changes in Chicago throughout the day.  For me, that seems to be the hard time for allergies in the early fall especially as well as late spring.  Although my duration of sleep has been good, I was not waking up well rested.  Is it possible to push past that…yes.  However, that continues a viscous cycle of a lack of care.  With health and wellness being one of my endeavors, I need to make sure that I am taking care of my own as one of my personal pivotal needs is true health.

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Going through this program a second time had me lean in more to autonomy versus liberty.  Last year, I was listening to that cast in the airport and remember being on the border of liberty and recognition for creative expression.  The good news is no matter which personal pivotal needs you choose, you will find that you indeed get them all after accomplishing your chosen two.  What I noticed this year is liberty, the financial freedom for which most people desire versus autonomy being the ability to come and go as you please.  Autonomy is more important to me.  I can not buy back time with my son to handle the responsibilities with him.  Even some day, when he is an adult, I would still rather have freedom with my schedule over a little more money.  The good news is that these needs come as a package deal.

I gratefully realized that I really have my needs met.  Now it is a matter of manifesting them in a great abundance.

I am grateful and celebrate life everyday!

I promise to live my definite major purpose everyday which provides my personal pivotal needs of true health & autonomy!

I always keep my promises.  Cathy

Week 1: MKMMA 2016/17 Continuing to Create Good Habits

I am happy to be back doing my second round in the Master Key Mastermind Alliance.  I have both new friends and continuing friends on this journey with me.  I believe in ongoing journeys as if you want to maintain life changes and continually improve, it makes sense to keep and improve your daily practices.

I always love the story of the Golden Buddha as the analogy reigns true.  My little one is just a young second grader, but he comes home with interesting statements and questions at times already.  I work with him on objective facts versus subjective opinions and allow him to see that anything can be improved with practice.  It is critical that I lead that example for myself and for him as I am his role model.

If you have not read my blog before, I have attached last year’s week 1 which includes the Golden Buddha.

https://cathymasterkey.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/week-1-mkmma-2016-returning-to-the-golden-cathy-2/

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This year, I am fine tuning my DMP.  Continued progress and improvement are critical to be my best, most Golden self.  Another key, no pun intended, is right there in scroll 1.  “If I must be a slave to habit, let me be a slave to good habits.”  I continue to develop good habits to service my purpose.  When we change our world within, which is our thoughts, and follow that with action, our world without (outside world) matches.

I am grateful and celebrate life everyday!

 

Post MKMMA 2016: The Big Secret is…..Law of Attraction is not a Secret!

Oh My!  Has Positive Mental Attitude Cathy Turned Into a Balloon Popper?

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The Law of Attraction seems to be the “new in thing”.  Do you believe there is a secret to it?  Thinking maybe there exists a underground society that knows how to use it while you don’t?  My logic has always displayed the “like attracts like” concept.  Let’s think here.  If you are a positive person, how appealing is it to be in a room of negative people?  If you are an adventurous person, do you want to go on vacation with a couch potato or another adventurer?  I see it as part of the Law of Growth which is what you think about grows which leads to the Law of Attraction.

What you see in others you have in yourself.  It is true.  All people have qualities that are to be admired and room to improve.  With the good qualities, my MasterKey Mastermind Alliance has taught me to recognize, relate, assimilate, and apply.  That is not break through rocket science.  It is just something that I needed to hear and apply.  The not-so-secret secret of life is about doing the work.  I think that most people understand you get out of life what you put into it.  That being said, this program has given me more like-minded individuals, more tools for improvement and success in all areas of life, and the real work to get there.

There are many great things that I was doing previous to the Masterkey Mastermind Alliance, and I was doing well in life.  Previous to the MasterKeys, I had and still do have a wonderful life accountability partner and am someone else’s.  I would wake-up early almost everyday and read meaningful literature.  I had taken a solid inventory of myself and knew exactly how my color code personality test would come up before taking it because I knew myself.  I chose happiness everyday, but sometimes those life challenges aka hero’s journeys were still rough.  I met with like-minded individuals regularly.  I followed so many great guidelines in life.  However, I am always looking to evolve to the next level.  With the Masterkey Mastermind Alliance, I have learned how to retrain my subconscious mind through focused and intentional exercises aka work, and I now have turned many weaknesses into strengths which makes me so proud.   This is in addition to a plethera of amazing literature and information.  I, also, have a fabulous like-minded Mastermind partner and have had wonderful personal connections with many others in our alliance.  Just like the very first scroll from Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World, I have mastered many new good habits, and “if I must be a slave to habit, let me be a slave to good habits.”  I am a constantly improving and evolving perfectly, imperfect human being.

I AM WHOLE, PERFECT, STRONG, POWERFUL, LOVING, HARMONIOUS, AND HAPPY!

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(The beautiful picture above was made by a fellow Masterkey friend, Daniel Bozza.)

 

I am so in the flow of the Universe and myself.  I feel the harmony in all areas.  I am grateful and celebrate life everyday!  What have I personally had in the last week since I have written?  Business is picking up in all of my endeavors.  I can’t wait to officially announce some new programming that I am starting, but I need to finalize the details first.  My son is turning into such a little man helping me as much as possible, making his bed everyday, utilizing his independent thinking to make good choices in his own evolution, and we did our first 5K run together.  I am so proud of him!  He chose to run 5K over a kids dash.  I taught him run/walk etiquette for the safety, well-being, and consideration of us and those around us.  He ran 65-70% of the time walking in intervals for the other 30-35%.  The 5K that we ran raised money for STEM and athletics at his school.  We have decided that we will pick a 5K a month in the nice weather that raises money for children or family causes.  I am a firm believer that the best thing that you can do as a parent is be a good example.

Mommy and Tyler First 5K

This month’s scroll is “Today I will multiply my value a hundredfold.”  I am a visual and kinesthetic learner.  Og creates some great word pictures that I am sharing with you that resonate with me.

“I am liken to a grain of wheat which faces one of three futures.  The wheat can be placed in a sack and dumped in a stall until it is fed to a swine.  Or it can be ground to flour and made into bread.  Or it can be placed in the earth and allowed to grow until its golden head divides and produces a thousand grains from the one.”

“I am liken to a grain of wheat with one difference.  The wheat cannot choose whether it be fed to swine, ground for bread, or planted to multiply.  I have a choice and I will not let my life be fed to swine nor will I let it be ground under the rocks of failure and despair to be broken open and devoured by the will of others.”

“TODAY I WILL MULTIPLY MY VALUE A HUNDREDFOLD.”

“To grow and multiply it is necessary to plant the wheat grain in the darkness of the earth and my failures, my dispairs, my ignorance, and my inabilities are the darkness in which I have been planted in order to ripen.  Now, like the wheat grain which will sprout and blossom only if it is nurtured with rain and sun and warm winds, I too must nurture my body and mind to fulfill my dreams.  But to grow to full stature the wheat must wait on the whims of nature.  I need not wait for I have the power to choose my own destiny.”

 

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He continues, “The height of my goals will not hold me in awe though I may stumble often before they are reached.  If I stumble I will rise and my falls will not concern me for all men (and women) must stumble often to reach the hearth.  Only a worm is free from the worry of stumbling.  I am not a worm.  I am not an onion plant.  I am not a sheep.  I am a man (woman in my case).  Let others build a cave with their clay.  I will build a castle with mine.”

“TODAY I WILL MULTIPLY MY VALUE A HUNDREDFOLD.”

I promise to live my definite major purpose which provides my personal pivotal needs of liberty and true health.

I always keep my promises.  Cathy

Today and everyday, I am grateful and celebrate life!