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.

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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 4 – An Epiphany

Week four of the Master Key Mastermind Alliance started with an awesome conference call.  I knew that it was going to be a great week, but I had no idea that I was about to have an epiphany.

I had the, “What the bleep do we Know!?” movie bookmarked on my computer forever, as Mark J mentioned it a while back, but I never go around to watching it.  During this weeks webinar; however, Mark showed a snippet of the video, but it was hard to hear very well, so I decided to watch it in it’s entirety.  While watching the movie, I had an epiphany.

To begin with, if you ever watch The Big Bang Theory, you’ll notice that they talk a lot about quantum physics, and “What the bleep” goes pretty heavily into what it’s all about.  I had no idea though, that it related at all to our thoughts, and how we can manifest things with what we think.

Below is a scene from the movie, and some proof, that what we say, and what we think, effects the world around us.  Keep in mind, that this experiment was performed using water… And our bodies are made up of mostly water.

Amazing right?  There are several experiments that are mentioned in the movie, that prove thoughts effect the world around us.

I almost wept, when I heard what J.Z. Knight, one of the people that were being interviewed in the movie, said about belief.  She talks about Christ’s miracles, and our belief’s.  This clip can be found at 1:02:00, if you are so inclined to take a look.  Even the apostles who were there with Jesus, and saw His miracles, had a hard time believing the miracles that they saw Him perform first hand.

We, our bodies, are the temple of God, so He is within us.  We are one with the omnipotent (God), the creator of the universe, and I believe, my creator.  So we should believe, with full faith, that we can manifest things in our life if they are good, but the problem is, most of us are unaware of God’s power within us.

William Tiller, Ph.D. stated the following in the movie (1:00:25):

“Most people don’t effect reality on a consistent, substantial way because they don’t believe they can.” 

And, Miceal Ledwidth, Ph.D. said (1:00:33):

“Whatever way we observe the world around us, is what comes back to us.  And the reason why my life, for instance is so lacking in joy and happiness and fulfillment, is because my focus is lacking in those same things exactly.  If we’re victims, we should ask ourselves, have I a victim mentality.  If I continue meeting misfortune, accidents and tragedies, maybe it’s because my mentality is basically attuned to accepting that this is the way life is; and so it happens.”

My paradigm, after watching this movie has changed.  I would recommend taking the time to watch the entire movie, but most of you won’t, and just keep on with your, “STINKIN’ THINKIN’, and wonder why, your life is so rough.  I hope you take my advice, and have your own epiphany.

Here’s the entire movie for your convenience…

Master Key Master Mind Alliance Week 2 – In a Nutshell?

We are approaching the end of week 2 of the Master Key System, and have to tell you that I can’t wait for the week’s ahead.  The Master Key System, originally created in 1912 was a 24 week correspondence course, then it was published as a book in 1916.  As I mentioned in my previous post, it’s the granddaddy of personal development books.

Mark Januszewski, using the Master Key System as the nucleus of his version of the Master Key course, has added some great, additional material to help us along the path to success.  One of the books that we are reading from daily, three times a day in fact, is The Greatest Salesman in the World, by Og Mandino.  We were instructed to start reading “The Scroll Marked One”, as Og Mandino said to do in his classic book, morning, noon, and night, for thirty days.


Failure - Master Key System

The point of The Scroll Marked One, in my opinion, is to understand that our habits are what makes us succeed, or fail.  In fact, Mandino writes, “In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits.  Good habits are the key to all success.  Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.  Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is – I will form good habits, and become their slaves.”  We, in Mark J’s, Master Key Master Mind Alliance, are well on our way to forming good habits, by training our subconscious mind.

The exercise above is only one part of what we are required to do to keep our course scholarship.  Yes, you read that right, we have requirements to meet, otherwise our scholarship is suspended, and we are free to apply again in two to three years.  Some of the assignments are tangible, and need to be submitted to Mark J, and the Fabulous Davene, and some are assigned and you are trusted to complete them, per the honor system.

We were also asked to create a DMP, or Definite Major Purpose, and to read it out loud three times a day.  This DMP consist of goals that we have for our life, written in the present tense, and charged with feeling and emotion.  For example, someone may have a goal of losing 20 pounds.  To write, “I’m gonna lose 20 lbs by March”, is not a strong enough statement to make a change in the subconscious, to make it start working toward that goal.


I will - Master Key System

A better way of stating this goal would be, “I’m ecstatic that, because I wake up at 5AM each day, to exercise using the P90X program, 6 days a week, I lost at least 20 pounds, on or before, March 1st, 2013, and my health is better than ever!”  See the difference?  This statement is charged with feeling, it’s specific, and when you use phrases like, “on or before”, “by”, and “at least”, you’re telling your subconscious that it’s perfectly acceptable to accomplish your goal before the specified time frame, and it’s OK to lose more than your targeted 20 pounds.

OK, so that’s The Scroll Marked One, and our DMP three times a day, but wait… There’s more! In addition to reading a chapter of the Master Key System daily, for a week, (were’s on chapter 2) we also read Napoleon Hill’s, Self-Confidence Formula, from chapter three of Think and Grow Rich, once a day.  Mark calls this the Blueprint Builder, and you can find a copy of it by clicking on this link, Self-Confidence Formula.

So here’s a quick summary of what our day looks like so far:


Read Blueprint Builder (Self-Confidence Formula) out lout

Read DMP, Definite Major Purpose, out loud

Read the designated chapter of The Master Key System (We’re on week 2), and sit and think for 15 minutes as directed in that chapter

Read The Scroll Marked One, from The Greatest Salesman in the World silently


Scroll Marked One - Master Key System


Read DMP out loud

Read The Scroll Marked One


Read DMP out loud

Read The Scroll Marked One

But wait!  There’s more!  That is actually what our day looked like last week.  This week we have added some simple exercises to the mix.

First, we were directed by Mark J to close our eyes, ask our maker, in my case God, because I am a Christian, for guidance to help us know our truth about our true desire.  Then when we were to open our eyes, look down at a sheet of paper with the following list of 7 “Personal Pivotal Needs”, and choose two of them.

Personal Pivotal Needs (PPN’s)


Spiritual Growth



Helping Others

Recognition for Creative Expression

True Health

My PPN’s, in case you’re wondering, are helping others, and recognition for creative expression. I coached baseball for 17 plus seasons, and I love working with the kids, but in general, I’m a helper, and love helping people which is why I chose “helping others”. Now, as I sit here composing this blog post, I realize that the reason I chose “recognition for creative expression”, is tied into the fact that I love helping others.  I will someday, be on stage, teaching other network marketers the skills they need to succeed in this business.  These two PPN’s go hand in hand.

Second, we took a couple of index cards, and on the top we wrote, “I promise”, and on the bottom we wrote, “I always keep my promises”, and then signed under the latter.  On one we wrote a chore that we have been putting off, and a completion date of October, 13th, 2013. Mine was to re-screen our sliding glass door screen, as our dog tore it a while back, and I’ve had the new screen sitting there for about 2 months.  I re-screened it on the 10th… WOO HOO!

On the other cards we wrote that we promise to manifest our two PPN’s, so on mine I wrote, “I promise to manifest helping others, and recognition for creative expression”.  And lastly, we wrote, “I promise to repeat ‘Do it now’ 25 times, twice a day, out loud”.  Next to these statements we drew a blue triangle, and were instructed to think about our promises whenever we see the color blue.  WOW!  We read these index cards, three times a day.


Master Key System BrainSubconscious

It’s only week two of The Master Key Master Mind Alliance course, and we are really bombarding our subconscious mind with lot’s of great instructions, via the gate keeper, our conscious mind.Our subconscious mind is like a child, as it’s influenced by our conscious mind, hence it’s important to monitor what your conscious mind, your gate keeper, lets into your subconscious. You can also think of your conscious mind as a parent, who should NEVER, EVER allow anything negative near their child (the subconscious).

Master Key Master Mind Alliance Week 1 – What Is It All About?

Master Key System Week 1 – What Is It All About?

Master Key SystemOK, here’s a breakdown of what I’ve learned about the Master Key System, by Charles Haanel. I never even heard of the book until I joined Go90Grow, a network marketing course.  Mark Januszewski, better known as Mark J, added a bonus to his Go90Grow course. The bonus was a Think and Grow Rich course, where Mark taught us how to get the most out of this well known self development book, and his teaching was amazing – IT WAS A HUGE BONUS.

At some point during the Think and Grow Rich course, Mark mentioned that the book was given to him by, W. Clement Stone, a friend and business partner of Napoleon Hill, and someone that Mark J had the privilege of working for during his career.  Mark learned a lot from Stone, and from Think and Grow Rich, and taught us that Napoleon Hill, a “hillbilly”, who didn’t even wear shoes until the age of 12, was given the task by steel magnate, Andrew Carnegie, of interviewing 500 plus successful men, and then outlining a simple success formula that anyone could follow based on his findings.  The result was the now famous Think and Grow Rich book, written by Napoleon Hill.

Hill's Letter to Haanel - Master Key System

Hill’s Letter

But wait… How did a hillbilly from Pound, Virginia know what to ask these men?  Well, Mark explained that before Napoleon Hill set out to start his task, Andrew Carnegie gave him a copy of the Master Key System.  In fact, Napoleon Hill later wrote a letter to Haanel, in which he thanked him for his works, and mentioned that he owes his many successes to the Master Key System.

The reason that I mention some of the history behind this important book, is because it’s not just another self help book.  It not an offshoot of Think and Grow Rich, but rather Think and Grow Rich owes it’s success to the Master Key System, and so do many other self help / success books.  Even many of the self help “gurus”, whether they know it or not, owe some of their success to this pivotal book. 

In closing, I’d like to leave you with this.  During the first week of Mark Januszewski’s version of the Master Key System, he has had us saturate ourselves in thought.  In the Master Keys, one of the first things that Haanel tells us to do is, “Select a room where you can be alone and undisturbed; sit erect, comfortably, but do not lounge; let your thoughts roam where they will but be perfectly still for from fifteen minutes to half an hour; continue this for three or four days or for a week until you secure full control of your physical being.”

The Master Key System is the granddaddy of self improvement books.  Think and Grow Rich happens to be more famous.  Notice the first word in the title of Think and Grow Rich… THINK! And that’s what most people fail to do.  

Dr. Derek AtchleyMy friend Dr. Derek Atchley, who is also taking the Master Key course with me, wrote an excellent post outlining, “Three things to add power to your day and your life“, based on what we are learning in the course.  Check it out, and you’ll get more detailed information as to what to do to get started on the path to success, and let me give you a hint as to what one of the hugely important things you must do to achieve success is… START THINKING!