Master Key Master Mind Alliance Week 9 – The Law of Substitution

Character is not a thing of chance, but it is the result of continued effort.  If you are timid, vacillating, self-conscious, or if you are over-anxious or harassed by thoughts of fear or impending danger, remember that is axiomatic that “two things cannot exist in the same place at the same time.”

Exactly the same thing is true in the mental and spiritual world; so that your remedy is plainly to substitute thoughts of courage, power, self-reliance and confidence, for those of fear, lack and limitation.  ~ Charles Haanel

The statements above got me thinking about how most people think.  Most people are programmed by the environment that they exist in.  They are programmed by their parents, their friends, their teachers, their peers, their co-workers, their bosses, and the media.  The list doesn’t end there to be sure.

Our parents, although well meaning, bombard us with words and phrases like, “NO”, “You can’t do that”, “It’s not possible”, and so on, and then along come the “friends”.  Our friends tell us things like, “That’s stupid”, “That can’t be done”, “You can’t do that, and so on.  Enter the teachers, “Oh, Bob, that’s impossible”, “Finish your education, and get a good job”, “You are not as smart as Sara”, and on and on.  I can go on to peers, co-workers, bosses, and the media, but you get the idea.

For 20 – 60 years we are programmed by society to conform to the “norm”, and for what end result?  To be like everyone else; is that really what we want?  When we were kids, did we say, “When I grow up, I want to work in a cubicle for 45 years, and retire broke”?  No, we wanted to be Superman, and save the world.  I personally wanted to be a doctor, and save lives.

What ends up happening is that we mold ourselves into society, because we want to be accepted by the people that we know.  We get hammered with all the negativity, and debauchery flowing from the media.  All this, day after day, for years, and then what? We lose sight of our dreams, aspirations, and hope that we had as young children. Our light is eventually smothered, and we are left in a dim world, without the color of courage, power, self-reliance and confidence.  Things we had as children; however, all is not lost.

The Law of Substitution states that we cannot think about two things at the same time. This is exactly what the statements by Haanel, which I started this post with, is saying to us.  First, he says, “two things cannot exist in the same place at the same time”, and second he states, “your remedy is plainly to substitute courage, power, self-reliance and confidence”, then things we desire in our life, “for those of fear, lack, and limitation”, then things most of us are programmed with, and don’t want in our lives.

I know now that the law of substitution is true.  Since starting the Master Key Master Mind Alliance course, I’ve learned about this law and have been using it with great success.  Substitute the thoughts you want to entertain, for those that are harmful, and don’t you like fear, lack, and limitation.  You have a choice, you can dwell in other people’s reality, or flourish using the law of substitution.

Master Key Master Mind Alliance Week 8 – Grateful

Anthony Robbins - MKMMAThis week, I will keep my post short, and give you some of the main observations from what I have learned so far.  I am a big Anthony Robbins fan, arguably the most popular personal development guru out there, and I love what he does for people.  I believe that he has a heart for the people that choose to listen to him, and a heart for the people that don’t.  I believe that he is a man of integrity, and that he loves God.  This is what I have gathered, based on all the programs that I’ve bought from him; however, I personally don’t consider Tony Robbins personal development programs to be the best anymore.

Mark & Davene Januszewski

I BELIEVE, in my heart, and in my spirit, that the team of Mark and Davene Januszewski any of Robbin’s programs.  I believe that what the Januszewski’s have done with their Master Key Master Mind Alliance program far exceeds anything any other personal development guru has tried to accomplish.  This MKMMA course, I know, is something done from their hearts, and they want us all to succeed in any personal goal that we might have.  They also, and most of all, want us to find our own personal BLISS, and live it.

Mark and Davene have immersed us, their MKMMA members, in a total and complete, positive mental environment, without directing us as to what our personal goals should be.  We, are finding our own way, and all our paths are different.

Here is what I have found.  Each and everyone of us is unique (obvious), but most of us don’t realize what our true potential is (we’re lost).  We do have the ability to find our way, and find our bliss, and with the Master Key Master Mind Alliance, we have a short cut to our personal purpose.

MKMMA - ConfidenceI have never felt more sure of where I’m going.  I have never felt more confidence about my personal outcome.  I have rarely been more confident of myself, and I can’t tell you what a relief that is, as I have mentally, physically, and financially struggled through life for the last several years.  For this, I’m grateful, first of all to God, and then to the Januszewski’s.  Thank you!

Master Key Master Mind Alliance Week 7 – The Clock Is Dead To Me

Master Key System ThinkI sat for 15 minutes, like I’ve done for the past month and a half, quietly, and without movement.  This time, I was to sit and think about a friend, and see him in my mind like I last saw him.  I was to visualize every detail of the setting that we were last in, including distinctly seeing my friends face.  My friend’s name is Paul, and he has been my best friend since we were both in Boy Scouts as children, and I last saw him on Saturday night.

During my sit this week I was also instructed in the Master Key System, to talk to him, in my thoughts of course, about a mutual interest, and watch his expression change, and see him smile.  Next, I was to tell my friend a story of adventure, then see his face light up as I tell him my story. Charles Haanel says that if we can do this, we are doing well, and making excellent progress.

MKMMA SitI sat for the entire 15 minutes as instructed, without moving; however, at some point during my sit, my nose started to itch.  It was killing me, and I wanted to bring my hand to my nose and scratch, but I knew that I couldn’t.  The next thing I did though, was to take the thoughts in my mind from the scene with my friend, to wondering what the clock read at that point in time.  I was wondering how many more minutes of this itch, that I could not scratch, I would have to endure, when suddenly I realized what Mark Januszewski has been trying to get through to us the last couple of weeks.

Mark asked us to buy a compass, and instructed us to wear it around our neck, or tape it to our watch where the face is.  He told us to do this so that we remember that we should not live by the clock, but live by the compass.  DING, DING, DING!!!

It occurred to me right then, that by doing this mental exercise (the sit), I was working on my Definite Major Purpose (DMP), but when I was focused on the clock, and what time it was, and when this darn “sit” was going to end so that I could scratch my nose, I realized then and there, that’s how most of us live our lives… By the clock.

Consider this; the alarm goes off in the morning, we get out of bed, we get ready and head out the door, so that we will be on time to our job, because we have an itch to scratch called bills, and debt, and we get to scratch them when we get paid.  Then, our stomach growls; we’re hungry, another itch, so we look to the clock, for noon to roll around to scratch that itch.  Next, we get the, I want to go home itch, and that’s an itch we can’t scratch until the clock makes its way around to 5PM.  Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick tock, is the rhythm that dictates most of our lives.  The tick, tock, of the clock.

Clock Compass MKSFreedom from the clock is what Mark is trying to teach us, some of us may get it, and some of us may not get it yet.  We all must learn to live our lives with purpose; have something to strive for.  Find our bliss, or like Mark likes to call it our dharma.  To accomplish this, we cannot look to the clock.

Does the clock give you direction?  No, the compass does.  Without a compass you cannot find your way, and before you know it… Tick, tock, tick, tock.  Your life has passed you by, because you had no direction.  You, and your life, were enslaved by the clock.  I will not go down this way; therefore, the clock is dead to me.

Dead Clock MK

Master Key Master Mind Alliance Week 6 – A Very Visual Week

Week 6 of the Master Key Master Mind Alliance was a very visual week.  By that I mean we put together a “Movie Poster” per Mark Januszewski’s instructions.  This movie poster is more commonly known as a dream board, and although Mark said it took him 20 minutes to put his together, it actually took me 6 hours… Uh, such is the way my mind works.  :/ Below, for your viewing pleasure, is a picture of mine.

Master Key Master Mind Alliance - Movie Poster


We were told to write/type our goals, from our Definite Major Purpose, into the 4 shapes that you see in the picture.  For example if you look at the upper right hand corner of my movie poster, you’ll see a blue rectangle.  In that rectangle are some is one of my “Personal Pivotal Needs”, a goal that I will accomplish, along with my target date.  I included a picture of this below.

Personal Pivotal Needs - Master Key Master Mind AllianceI Photoshopped my head into the picture of “me”, next to the BMW, and into the picture of a person doing training at a network marketing event.  I had to find just the right picture, and I had to Photoshop my face in, because otherwise, it pains me to look at it if it’s sloppy.  There you go, a peek into my psyche.

Although it took me some time to finish this, I enjoyed the final product.  This, to me, has been the most enjoyable task that we’ve had to complete.  We also were told to get creative, and print out small pictures of our Movie Poster, and use them as a bookmark, put them around the house, and so on.

We are really saturating our mind with what the kind of life that we want to manifest for ourselves.  We’ve done so much, so far, and we are only into week 6.  It’s hard for me to imagine what more we could possibly do to condition our minds for success.  I just know that I trust Mark and Davene are going to shock us with more awesome exercises to change our mental blueprint for the better.  I can’t wait!

Master Key Master Mind Alliance Week 5 – Press Release Assignment Proves Illuminative

CLICK! I woke up at 2 AM. It was like someone turned on a switch, and that was it; I wasn’t going to fall back asleep anytime soon.

2 AM - Master Key Master Mind Alliance

I knew that I had to get my Press Release composed, and posted on my blog, before the end of Thursday, October 31, 2013. It was a requirement to maintain our Master Key Master Mind Alliance scholarships.  I knew that I would have plenty of time, even if I woke up at my normal time, to get it done before the deadline, but the thought of it would not leave me, so I got out of bed, and went into my office to get started.

Press Release - Master Key SystemI’m the type of person that will spend at least three hours on something like this project, and it took me five. I wrote it, read it, rewrote it, read it, rewrote it… Well, you get the picture. In addition to writing the article, I had to select the pictures that I wanted to put in the post, and that’s a whole other can of worms. It’s funny how my mind works.

One of the first things that we were asked to do for the Master Key Master Mind Alliance course was to write our Definite Major Purpose, or DMP. This is basically the things in life that we want to achieve. For example, one of the goals that I have on my DMP is to help others, including family, and anonymously help people that I don’t know.

The Press Release was to be written as if we already accomplished the things on our DMP, and we were being interviewed about how we did it, and what we did. This assignment was something that struck me as just another writing assignment, but it was POWERFUL!

Crying - MKMMA

I got to a certain point in my writing where I get teary eyed, and the emotions that this project drew out were very strong. During the entire process of writing, and rewriting it really felt as though the things on my DMP had already been completed. I felt joy, excitement, fulfillment, contentment, and love.


I’ve never considered writing about my goals in this manner, but it was yet another tool that Mark J had up his sleeve to change our thinking, and rewrite the old blueprint that’s been embedded in our minds for a long time now. This is hard work, it’s not a walk in the park, we’re just in week 5, and I know that there are many that will drop out before the 26 weeks is up, and I wish that wasn’t true.  I do know though, that I cannot wait to see what’s else is in store for us in the upcoming 21 weeks.  If this is just the beginning, I can only imagine the remarkable path that’s still ahead of us.