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Thinking about my thinking. MKMMA week 15

I’m thinking about my thinking. I’m observing myself and others. I’m seeing that most of the time we are a reaction to life…someone does or says something that upsets you. You dwell on the upset. And down you go…down into the tunnel of despair. You wonder why you had such a crappy day. There’s that old saying “I must have gotten out of the wrong side of the bed!” Yeah, that must be it. ūüôĄ  The truth is that your negative thought perpetuated itself and BAM…one crappy thing after another. 

Same day, new scenario…law of substitution. I can instantly replace a negative thought with a positive one. One positive thought leads to another. Now the day takes a turn upward. Sounds like Pollyanna, right? Maybe…but it works and I love it. 

It’s certainly not as easy as I just made it sound. Mental effort really is…effort.    But it’s so worth it! I’d much rather have a good day then a lousy one. And I actually get to say how it goes.

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Can I really do it all? – MKMMA Week 2

Can I really do it all? That’s what’s going through my head right now. All the reading, writing and re-writing my DMP (Definite Major Purpose), writing a weekly BLOG, posting on Twitter (I still don’t get the point¬†of Twitter so I’ve only posted once), two weekly webinars, weekly CHORES, and Tweetdeck…really? I’m sure that I’m spending much more time then I’m should¬†be on our homework. It¬†does seem like a lot though!

What I’m noticing is that, once again, I’m using a personal growth program to keep me from doing what I need to do to expand my business. It’s just another form of RESISTANCE. Damn it. I’m taking on this program 100% and I haven’t skipped¬†a thing (except tweeting). I’m pretty proud of myself for that because it’s not my usual modus operandi. In the past, I have to admit, that I’ve done programs kind of half assed. Then I’m disappointed that I¬†didn’t get the results I wanted…duh! It’s because at some point I get confronted by something that pushes me out of my ‘comfort zone’ and I don’t do it. Well, I’m not willing to do that with this program.¬†But I find that I’m letting some¬†things go and that’s getting to me. So…if it¬†isn’t written, it isn’t true, right?

Here’s that scheduling thing again. “I don’t want to be a slave to my calendar”. That’s ridiculous! I am already a slave to my habits and not keeping to a schedule is a BAD habit that’s certainly NOT working. So I’ll do it. I’ll replace that bad habit with the good habit of scheduling it all and keep to my schedule. Big time RESISTANCE. But I’m trusting and believing that this is all going to work out. The Master Key is fascinating to me. I can’t believe that I never knew about it. And the Greatest Salesman is putting new thoughts into my subconscious. I am truly excited!

A few days ago, my grandson, asked me what I was reading and why I was reading out loud. I explained that papa and I need to change our thinking. There are things in life that we want to do and achieve and our current level of thinking isn’t cutting it. So I read the same chapter¬†in this book three times a day, every day for 30 days and out loud before I go to sleep. He said, looking at me like I must have said that wrong, “the same chapter for 30 days?” YEP! Sounds crazy doesn’t it? But I think it’s gonna take a little crazy to snap me out of this mediocrity I’ve been willing to live with. (Actually my life is already pretty amazing but, like I said, it’s time to¬†take it to the next more amazing level.) Onward!

Matthew 2015

And So It Begins – MKMMA Week 1

Star Trek – Borg –¬†Resistance¬†is futile…I wish!
Resistance is hijacking my future. Correction…WAS hijacking my future.
I’ve taken on a lot lately. My health (exercise, drinking enough water, chiropractic care, a 3-week cleanse)
My business (taking it to the next rank – Thank you Mark J. for your fabulous MLM training)
Painting classes (I must nourish my creative side)
And of course, the usual stuff like grandkids (there’s 6 of them and one on the way),
seeing and caring for my mom (she’s in a memory care facility),
managing two homes (our central headquarters and the mountain retreat on 7 acres),
I’m sure I’ve forgotten something…oh right, the MKMMA!!! (Master Key Master Mind Alliance)
I figured that it was probably a good idea to REALLY put everything in my calendar and keep to my schedule.¬†Whoa. The pencil doesn’t want to mark up the pretty calendar. Maybe I should get an ugly one.¬†Yikes. What’s that¬†nauseous¬†feeling I’m getting in my body when I attempt to mark out a block of time to do business calls or my ‘MKMMA Change My Freakin Life’ homework? What if one of my daughters calls and asks me to watch the kids, or better yet, suggests we go out to lunch.
I certainly can’t say no so it’s better to just not have a schedule, right?
NOOOOOOO!
I just finished the first draft of my DMP (Definite Major Purpose). There’s a bunch of really great stuff in there and if I’m going to even come close to THAT life, well as the Fabulous Davene says, I’ve got to put on my big girl panties and GET REAL!
So I did it. I used those colored pencils we got and colored in blocks of time. It’s freakin’ me out but I did it.¬†Now I get to KEEP MY PROMISE! I’m so glad that I have our Master Mind Alliance for 6 whole months. This is Awesome.
And this weekend I’m going to share it all with my family so they’ll understand when I have to say no (ugh) to their last-minute requests. It’s all good, they get to benefit from my new life too.
My new morning routine for MKMMA.
I start with the readings then some yoga to prepare my body for 15 minutes of stillness as prescribed in the Master Key.¬†The morning weather here has been perfect lately so I decide to do my 15 minutes in the back yard under the grape arbor.¬†What could be better? The sounds of the neighborhood awakening, birds singing, a slight chill on my skin but still some summer warmth, and the smell of fresh morning air. My big dog Roxy thinks it’s a good time to be outside too.¬†OK, sure.
I set my timer, get comfortable but upright and I find that I need some perfection in the way I’m sitting. What’s that all about?
My hands MUST be resting exactly the same way, my feet MUST be place equal to each other AND I MUST be sitting perfectly in the middle of the chair – Is that weird?
Anyway, I begin. Stillness comes fairly easy since I have been meditating off and on for several years. Wait…what’s that?
My eye brow itches. Oh God, it feels like a spider crawling on my eyebrow. Maybe I should just brush my hand over it…NO!¬†Stop it! I made a promise to do the exercises as prescribed. I will have control over my body. Just be with the itch. Be one with the spider…ok, it’s going away. Relax. I’m good. I haven’t moved.
Birds chirping…fresh air…wait. What’s that smell. Yuck, it’s getting¬†stronger.
Oh, I recognize it now. Roxy’s morning constitution. Lovely.¬†IMG_0223
I sit in stillness…poop smell and all.