Monthly Archives: October 2014

Week 4 – If Today Were the Last Day of My Life

do it nowIf Today Were the Last Day of My Life…

Would I want to do what I am about to do?

How many people can answer yes to that question?

Can you?

Can you honestly say that you enjoy what you do?

We should all be so lucky, right?

Funny thing is… we ARE that lucky. Each and every one of us has a choice. We can either enjoy every moment or not. We can be grateful or not. We can create the life of our dreams or live someone else’s nightmare.

I don’t know why I started watching Steve Jobs interviews tonight when I should have been writing my blog. I just did.

As I watched from the earliest speech in 1980 to a game show parody with Bill Gates in 1983 to the unveiling of various Apple products over the next decades, I saw a brilliant man with an idea to help some friends turn an idea into a movement of simplicity and innovation.

Steve Jobs was a problem solver. He solved problems people didn’t know they had until he came up with the solution. People wanted to use computers but they didn’t want to learn how to use computers. He made using a computer simple.

He once said, “The older generation wants to know how it works, young people want to know what it does.” He sold what it does.

But most of all… he lived his passion.

I went looking for a quote that I’ve heard more than a dozen times by Henry Thoreau… just to find out he never really said it. The way I have always heard the quote is, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”
What he actually wrote is:

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.

It’s taken effort and hard work, but I believe I am getting wiser.  I’m not perfect.  I make mistakes.  I learn from them.  I continue.

I used to really connect with the song, Desperado by the Eagles.

I can remember listening to the 8-track of The Eagles 1980 Live and loving every time that song came on. It touched me someplace… someplace I don’t connect with anymore… and that’s a good thing.  Not that I don’t like the song… I do.  It’s just not speaking to me as if it were a part of me.  It’s somebody else.

Growth is good.

A mentor of mine once said, “If you are green you are growing… if you are ripe you rot.”

Are you in a comfort zone?

Are you getting up every day, going to a job you hate just because you feel you have to?

Or are you living a life full of passion… full of purpose.

grand adventureSpeak your purpose loudly and with enthusiasm.

I know I do. And I know the rewards I am getting are real.  Freedom is not just some people talkin’ — freedom is ME talking with enthusiasm about MY dreams. Freedom is YOU believing in your dreams.  Freedom is US working together to dream a better dream.

Thanks Mark J. & Davene for putting an awesome course together. I love how it pushes me to places I was only dreaming of before. I love watching other people grow from this course as much as I enjoy reaching my own goals.

Now… I know… my dreams… come true.

Every day is a dream come true. Today was no different… but then again… it was. I reached a milestone today. It was a grand day.

Thank you to Cassandra, Carolynn, Walter, Mark, and Brad… your attention on my DMP was heart-warming and amazing. I felt the power of our mastermind… I am honored that you all shared in my dreams and I am humbled to be able to share in your dreams.

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Week 3 – I Am Magnetic

glue stickWhen I was a kid, we had the saying, “I’m rubber, you’re glue. Everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you.

I’m glue. My subby is glue. Everything I say sticks like glue… and I am saying a lot of cool stuff.

3 times a day, minimum… I do my readings with ENTHUSIASM. And my subby is taking over the controls. That’s a good thing. I am so grateful for the opportunity to take this class again and join forces with so many awesome people!

I am really resonating with my definite major purpose and all the daily readings are helping me stay at peace. Life is good. I’ve always known that life is good… but it has never been as clear as it is today. And tomorrow will be even better.

Since the work I do on myself through the Master Key Mastermind Alliance is cumulative… I am building a foundation for my new life that is built of the finest stone imaginable.

It’s late and I really didn’t feel like writing a blog, so this one is going to be short.

I am magnetic… and I attract all that my heart desires.

I do this by changing my habits, one reading… one exercise at a time.

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Week 2 – Here Comes the Resistance!

elastic bandsJust like a rubber band, I stretch and I bounce back. When I feel the resistance, I must persist.

And just like bread dough… once stretched, I will never go back to my original shape.

I find myself resisting the same things I resisted the last time around. Persistence is the only thing that can counter-balance the resistance.

Today, I begin a new life!

I am not totally enthralled when I read my definite major purpose, so today I will edit relentlessly and resubmit my DMP by midnight Kauaui time on Thursday as the requirements state.

I am passionate about golf and I hardly wrote about it. For years, I have wanted to golf at every golf course the PGA tour golfs at… that is going in my DMP. My travel plans have just gotten much more fun!

I do these things not because it is a requirement for the class but because I know that my efforts will bring results far greater than even I can imagine. The past year was the best of my life and the next year has even better things in store for me. I see that!

I enjoy helping people out with the technical aspects of the class… but I have trouble balancing building blogs for members and helping members in need.

I hired someone to help me build blogs… but they are not working out. Perhaps I didn’t envision the position filled by the right person. I am working on this.

bread doughI have written a clear description of the person who will help me out in my office and I have added it to my daily readings. I picture him sitting at the desk next to me, getting the work done easily and effortlessly. He is such a fast learner and he comes up with ideas that make my life easier.

I must learn to receive. This is something I know I have to open myself up to. I often picture myself with open hands, receiving gifts of abundance from the universe.

My world is getting more pliable… like the bread dough. I feel like I can do anything I can imagine… and I believe that is true. Total faith in the process. Keep reading, keep sitting, keep believing.

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Week 1 – Getting Back On Track

One year ago, I started the journey of a lifetime.

I had no idea what was in store for me…

Letting GoI was challenged.

My mind was stretched and a mind stretched will never go back to it’s original size.

The growth and accomplishments that manifested in my life in the past year are mind boggling.

I am grateful every day for the Master Key Mastermind Alliance.

…And here we go again!!!

Reading with enthusiasm…

Sitting with purpose…

Giving more…

Getting more…

I am the Hero…

And I am on an awesome journey.

The journey of a lifetime.

Dreams Come TrueMy lifetime.

Today I realized how long this year has been. So much has happened and it seems like the longest year of my life. So much has happened.

I can do more. I can be more.

I am more.

Looking forward to giving it my all.

To helping others more than I help myself.

To seeing you all in Kauai next year.

Now, I have to figure a few things out and maybe you can help…

I must be addicted to the peptides I activate from procrastination. I put everything off until it’s due and then I panic that I am going to be late but I usually get things done on time.

I don’t want to do it anymore… so this is a habit I am aware of and I want to replace it with a good habit. I am just not sure how to replace it so it disappears.

I think I will add, “I get things done early” to my daily readings.

Hopefully that helps.

If you have any suggestions, feel free to comment!

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