Week 13 of the Master Key Master Mind Alliance takes place during Christmastime, and I find that fact kind of ironic. The number 13 is said to be an unlucky number, but Christmas is a time when we reflect on what God did for us, in that He sacrificed his only Son so that our sins would be forgiven. Christ is the sacrificial Lamb of God, and our Savior.
Ok, enough of my observations. This week of the MKMMA was very interesting. I learned 3 things that are just awesome, and I may never have realized these things had it not been for the Master Key Master Mind Alliance.
First, being that it was Christmas, I learned where I got my old blueprint from. I learned how much influence my family has had on me all these years, and that some of these traits I like, but many I do not. Some of these traits stick out like a sore thumb now, and in the past, I never even noticed them. They are things that I’ve observed all my life, and emulated (unconsciously), but since doing the MKMMA exercises my mindset has changed, and I now realize that I don’t want those behaviors in my own life. WOW! It was a shocking, but welcomed experience for me.
Second, I’ve discovered how much these Master Key Master Mind Alliance exercises have really changed me, and have become a part of me. It’s not only because of what I observed as I mentioned above, but because of what I’m going to mention in the next paragraph. This entire experience has blown me away.
The third thing is NARC. What’s NARC you ask? NARC stands for Neurological Associative Reactive Conditioning. This is a way to leverage our minds, and put the pedal to the metal in getting our goals accomplished.
There are two thing that drive us as humans – pleasure and pain. The desire to have pleasure in our lives, and the need to avoid pain. These are the motivating factors in our lives, and the following application (NARC), is how we leverage this fact.
We have been drilling our goals, dreams, aspirations into our subconscious for 13 weeks now, and they have become a part of us. Imagine if someone wanted to rob you of your dreams, and aspirations. It would be like someone trying to rob you of one of your arms or legs. You would fight, scratch, pull hair, gouge eyeballs, and do whatever you’d have to do to keep from losing one of your extremities.
So, we’ve been documenting our goals in the form of our dream boards (Movie Poster), our Definite Major Purpose (DMP), and we’ve been reading affirmations three times a day, and writing these blog posts as a journal, along with some other readings. Now imagine taking all of this, and literally throwing it in the trash. Something what we are so attached to, and just TRASHING it. That’s like losing a limb, when it has become so ingrained in your mind. PAIN! PAIN! PAIN!
And when I say literally throw these things in the trash, I mean literally. Mark instructed us to take all of our materials, and put them in a trashcan. Just writing this post, and visualizing it, is making my stomach turn.
Next, we are to create a wonderful memory that we can reward ourselves with (pleasure). I, for example, will have some pictures of when my son and I took a 6 mile hike to a lake, and camped there for a couple of nights. I have a fond, vivid memory of my son hooking on to a fish while we were fishing, and the surprised look on his face, and how he panicked when the fish hit his bait. Luckily I have the pictures to use for this exercise.
Now, your goals and aspiration are in the trash (pain), do you want to hang on to them? Then do the things that you know you have to do to reach your goals. Mine are, call 20 prospects, that I bought from online leads, per week. Go to 50 businesses and get business cards, so that I can mail letters to them. Show my business to at least 3 people per week, and a several other tasks that I know will make me successful.
The pleasure comes when, at the end of each day, I finish my tasks. Then, and only then, can I take my goals out of the trash, and embrace them again. After rejoicing about being able to do this, I get the pleasure of looking at pictures of me and my son at Lake Valentine in the High Sierra’s, during that awesome trip, and relive the wonderful time that we had there (pleasure). POWERFUL!!!
Once again, I learned where I got some of my less than desirable habits. I learned how Much my goals are becoming ingrained in me, and are actually becoming a part of me. And I learned how to leverage pleasure and pain, to reach my goals, and ensure I follow through with the things that I must do to reach them. Thank you Master Key Master Mind Alliance.