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.
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.
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
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)
Recognition for Creative Expression
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.
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).