MKMMA 2016/17-Week 17: A Helper Learns Wealth & Lives a Golden Lifestyle

I’m grateful and celebrate each day!  I expected to get out this blog a day or two ago, but I am technologically improving each day.  I ran into a challenge that required me to reset my lap top.  I’m thrilled that talking it through with a helper in information technology allowed me to learn and fix my lap top myself.  Thanks Ken!

 

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This has been a very interesting week.  I’m so in the flow of abundance.  I have turned down some business partnerships that are not in 100% harmony with my definite major purpose.  I am launching my wealth and life coaching business and what makes me unique is I also incorporate your health through neuroscience, nutrition, and exercise.  I’m negotiating out a potential facility to offer a program for families that will also benefit a non-for-profit that is close to my heart.  Finally, I have made a verbal agreement with the Marvelous Mark Januszewski to have a joint partnership in a health and wellness endeavor.  We are starting defining our purpose and plan after the launch of Go 90 Grow which is his network marketing skills training including an active “Think And Grow Rich” practice of which I am an affiliate and grateful lifetime member.  I maintain my other business endeavors, and of course, my priority remains to be a leader for myself, my son, and society.  There is not a more important job than my connection with myself and being a Golden Mom to my son.

 

As a helper and an outside observer to the world at large, it appears that I am not the only helper who was less than stellar at living up to my financial and leadership potential.  What I learned from my own journey (and I find that which many helpers relate) is that we are so focused on helping others and as many causes as we can that we lose the vision and execution of helping ourselves.  This is evidenced with our own personal wealth and sometimes even our health.  We unintentionally do not put our maximum effort into the leadership role in which we so effectively can thrive as we are too distracted with our addiction to being a helper.  For myself and many others I know, the subject of wealth and money are taboo.  We feel (yes, we are those feelings people and self-righteous!) as if we are not servicing when being an unstoppable force in creating wealth.  In fact, my Bodacious Blanca also known as my intellectual side states the facts.  The fact is the more wealthy that I make myself; the more help that I can provide to others and the causes that I choose to service.

 

Please choose whichever version of “Paid In Full” that you prefer below or enjoy them both!  **Warning Snoop Drops an “F” bomb**

 

I promise to live my definite major purpose everyday which provides me with my personal pivotal needs of Liberty & True Health.

I always keep my promises!  Golden Cathy Bea Hallihan

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Week 4: MKMMA 2016/17-Giving Kindness

I give kindness as much as possible in my life.  When I see that I can do better, I take accountability.  I am moving slower with my blogs this year.  This week, I need to share the kindness with myself to get my week 5 blog out as well.

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The funny thing as we talk about giving is I have had many people ask me over the last two weeks if I am always this kind.  I say thank you, and my goal is always to lead with kindness and love.  You find a domino effect occur from this.  This is the whole law of giving.  In essence, what you give out will come back to you.  Many times, it comes back greater if you keep your eyes and ears open.

What are you giving to the world today?  We each have something.  I give kindness, love, and encouragement as much as possible.  I give gratitude and acknowledgement.  I give regardless of whether or not it comes back as that is a part of love.

I am grateful and celebrate each day.

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

I always keep my promises.  Cathy

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.

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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!

 

 

 

Post MKMMA 2016-Success In Life Is Being True To Yourself

I can not believe that I have allowed six weeks to go by without posting!  I apologize to my awesome friends old and new who have been reading.  For those of you who follow my Facebook, you will see that I have moved for the first time in over 10 years.  Moving is always a big event. I am grateful that I had movers for the big stuff.  The work of packing, organizing, and setting up a new place in addition to my business endeavors, and mother duties has filled my days.  I am honored that you are taking part of your day to read my blog.

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I have been continuing my Master Key Exercises, and I will be the first to admit that I could be better.  However, as one of my fellow Master Key Friends likes to say, “Don’t let the perfect get in the way of the good.”  Therefore, I happily appreciate what I have practiced and am adding more back in this week.  I have a confession.  Pushing for that perfect and losing out on a critical need such as good sleep is a problem for me.  I celebrate the different ability with those who can do the few hours a night.  This fitness professional needs 7-8  hours with 6 being a minimum.  Anything less causes me to function at less than my fully successful state.  I forgive and love my imperfections as much as my strengths and happily accept that I can’t do everything at the same time.

In April, as I was reading Scroll VII in Og Mandino’s, “The Greatest Salesman in the World”.  I could enjoy my challenges even more as it talks about laughing at the world and yourself.  Fortunately, that is something that I have been doing for several years.  I feel that it is my job as a human being to evolve.  That being said, we all have quirks and qualities that can be improved.  When I notice a less than stellar attribute, I enjoy the moment to laugh at myself and am grateful for how far I have come.

This month’s scroll has talked about multiplying ourself one hundred fold.  I agree Og.  Now is the time.  I need to do it now.  That being said, I am back to blogging and indeed am stepping up my duties to be helping with the MasterKey MasterMind Alliance Benefits and Blogging Task Force.  I enjoy the writing, and I love the experience so I saw this as a great way for me to contribute in paying it forward and to learn even more.  I am attending a party this evening where I will meet new people and will be given a little time to share my business.  I have also been spending some sit time on deciding to grow my fitness part of my business in my own neighborhood.  I have had several parents over the last couple of years want me to teach.  True to myself, I love teaching, helping others with exercise, and the fact that I can make a difference in my own neighborhood is appealing.  I can charge more money if I were to take on a similar business endeavor in a more affluent neighborhood.  However, Success In Life Is Being True To Yourself.  When you do what you love, that follows your purpose, all of your needs will be met.  I need to do some more planning as every business has logistics so I will keep you posted.

Through all the changes, my boy has been amazing.  He is still doing great in school, had a smooth transition with the move, and we are enjoying our new home.  I believe that children and in fact most people will follow your lead.  By sharing my positivity and happiness in all areas, I receive the same back from others including the cute 6 year old.

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Happy Mother’s Day to all!  I look forward to a nice day with my boy.  My son is going to have some quality time with Grandma while I give myself the gift of my favorite workout class.  That also gives me plenty of time to lift weights.  Then, we’ll all go out for lunch.  If the weather cooperates we’ll enjoy one of Chicago’s fabulous parks, and if not, we’ll make it a fabulous movie, bowling, or museum.  The above picture is from two weeks ago when we enjoyed my nephew’s first birthday and a formal mother/son dance at school.  I have always been a believer in family first.  This lines up with my MasterKey Mastermind Alliance as you are encouraged to schedule your family time.  If you don’t have success at home, how can you expect success anywhere else?

Remember, even if you are not a mom, you may be someone’s chosen mom.  What does that mean?  Someone sees you as a positive role model in his or her life.  There are even single dads who are playing mom and dad.  Not to mention, if you are on this Earth, you have a mom whether she is still living or in the after life so there is reason for celebration for all tomorrow.  For your enjoyment, I shared a picture below of a hanging in our home.  It aligns with my own beliefs, my Mastermind Experience, and I hope that you will enjoy it too.

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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!

(Note: I had a consultation for my hosted blog.  I am going to get that started on or before next Saturday which I would guess would mean a couple of weeks before that is ready.  When it is complete, I’ll let you know how to get there and give you some free goodies for continuing to follow me.  In the meantime, I will continue to blog here on WordPress.)