Master Key Experience Week 8

Just what is imagination?

We image things is our minds, but is it daydreaming or is it an artificial reality?

Daydreaming is a temporary escape from reality by forming mental pictures of things we would rather be doing, or just thinking about something else while we are doing something were should be doing.

Imagination is the force of constructive thoughts whereby we take images from our minds and thinking of ways to make things better, easier, faster, or more efficient. We are still dealing with the present but in a futuristic format. With the movie Start Wars, I can’t help but think of what a vivid imagination it took to produce all the effects, designs, plots, and scripts.

What do you imagine? Maybe you can imagine what it would be like if money were not an issue, what would your life be like? I like to pose this question to people and it is amazing the hear the answers: “I never thought about it.” “It’ll never happen.” “That would be a miracle.”

Asking people the question, If I could show you a system that could provide you with more month then money, you would think that they would say “YES.” However, people today are so beaten down by the system of corporate America, that they seem to have lost the ability to imagine, to dream, to share these dreams, and gradually transform them into physical reality.

So take a moment in your life and answer the question, what would I do if money were not an issue? Would it be family, travel, material goods, philanthropic activities? What if you could concentrate your thoughts and imagination bringing them to reality?

Master Key Experience Week 7

Visualization is the process of making mental images in your brain and is the key to achieving your goals.

I can’t help but think of the process I use when planning a hike. First I pick out a destination. I want something with a view, like a lake, mountain top, or meadow. I visualize the view, the trail that will lead to my destination. Then I start building on that image I have in mind.

It is my goal to think and visualize where the trailhead is, how I’m going to get to it. Is it going to be on a dirt road or maybe just off the highway? Will there be a nice trailhead sign or will I have to with a latitude and longitude to get there. It reminds me of geocaching. All you have to go on is a latitude and longitude sometimes. Is there a trail or will we have to go cross country? How accessible is the trail? How far will we hike? What do I need to put in my backpack to be safe? What will I do if there is an emergency? Where is the closest medical facility? These questions and more have to be considered and visualized before you even get out of the house.

Once we have our destination and starting point, the next part is to get a map of the trail. Is it going to be strenuous or will it be just a lot of ups and downs? Will the people going with me be able to make it? Are the trail and destination dependent on one’s ability to achieve? Who will be going and what is their experience level?

It is the use of the imagination through the trail guides or previous imagery that creates visions of what we want to accomplish on the hike and then make it happen. Along with focus and emotion, it becomes a powerful, creative tool that helps us achieve what we want in life. When a hike is properly planned and executed correctly it can bring about self-improvement, maintain good health, help you perform well in other sports, and accomplish your goals in life.

This same process should be done with our lives. Where do we want to go? What do we want to do? Do we take control of our lives and circumstances or do we let the world dictate to us and take what is given?

Master Key Experience Week 6

What an exciting week.

Every thought you were going fast and were busy, and then you’re expected to step it up a notch? That’s like going 60 MPH and now you’re doing 75 MPH.

So, what makes this so busy? Let’s look at it this way. Do you like to swim? Remember when you were first learning, most likely in a nice calm pool? You were concentrating on your arm movement and then you remembered you had to kick your legs? About the time your getting it all together, they tell you to stick your head in the water more. Then they took you to a lake where the boats make all kinds of noise and churn up the water and you learn to ride waves. Next, they’re going to take you to the ocean and you’re going to experience the crashing waves and you get in far enough and the gentle waves will lull you into relaxation and your swim is all-natural. Soon, it is like you’ve been doing it forever!

How did all that happen so fast? Yep, you guessed it. First, it was getting your reading OG 3 times a day, then getting your Definite Major Purposes refined, then reading some ancient literature and looking up words that made a lot of sense then but have slightly different meanings today and then putting it back in perspective with the remaining content.

Oh, did I tell you about the vision board? No, they call it something else. What was that? Dream board? Whatever!

Next, put a compass around your neck. Keep focused with a magnifying glass, and read about the person in the looking glass!

I love how this puzzle is coming together. The pieces are fitting so nicely and the metaphors make sense after a while. It is like the dawn; the world revolves so slowly but so expectedly, and we know the light will soon illuminate the world.

Press Release

It was a beautiful, sunny, summer day in Anaheim, Ca. At the Anaheim Convention Center were gathered 10,000+ people to celebrate the highly successful year of helping people become healthier and wealthier.  Standing before a cheering, throbbing, yelling crowd, Dave S. was announcing this year’s producers and promotions.  Wes Bartell, wearing his famous Hawaiian shirt, with khaki slacks and tennis shoes had met all the requirements for the Crown level of management.

Receiving that award brought new awareness to Wes on how important education about the benefits of organic food was.  His desire to share truly organic, non-GMO products have always been his passion.  His part-time business has given him the income and ability to share these products with everyone he meets.

Wes had been recently retired from corporate life and realized that he needs another source of income to take him through his retirement years.  “With this company, I can do what I want, when I want,” Wes said.  “Whether it is hiking in the hills in California or traveling to other states and other countries to hike or just vacation with a bit of rest and relaxation.”

Wes was accompanied by this wife, children, and grandchildren who had come from various states to celebrate with him on this momentous occasion. 

Master Key Experience Week 4

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their subconscious mind.  Too long we have allowed our minds to be bombarded with advertising from multiple sources, telling us how to think, act, and what so say. It seems like no one can think for themselves anymore. 

Ask just about anyone what their purpose in life is:

Answer: “I don’t know, I haven’t really thought about it.”

It is my opinion people don’t like to think.  They want to be told what to do.  They roll with life as it is offered to them.

Leaders are people that can think for themselves.  They know what they want, and they know how to get it.

The power, the drive, the knowledge comes from within.

Let’s learn to take stock of what is in us.  Listen to our thoughts and what our bodies are telling us.

Master Key Experience Week 3

“The mind is a powerful force. It can enslave us or empower us. It can plunge us into the depths of misery or take us to the heights of ecstasy. Learn to use the power wisely.” David Cuschieri

Since the mind is the key to success it is paramount to use this quote to help inspire the greatness that lies within us so that you can live life on our terms. By becoming the master of your mind you bring about into life what you think about. We must see ourselves as who we want to become. So by thinking thoughts of success and going confidently in the direction of our dreams and know that we have what it takes. So now is the time to believe in yourself, as we are capable of more than we know.

It is my belief that we do not use our minds as a powerful force to do good in this world. David Cuschieri states above that the mind can take you to the heights of ecstasy or the depths of misery. The mind is the most powerful tool that we can possess and we don’t utilize it to its full potential for good.

Master Key Experience Week 2

I’m reading the book “The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino. I am reading the first scroll and came across these words…”Experience is comparable to fashion; at action that proved successful today will be unworkable and impractical tomorrow. Only principles endure…”

I started looking back at my 40 years in the workforce and was thinking of all the experiences I had as a programmer. One of the reasons I left the workforce was due to the fact that changes in software were so rapid that regardless of your experience level, there was always someone new that had the lastest training and techniques. The principles were constant, but the experienced people were let go because of the needs of the company had to remain on the cutting edge of the technology.

Master Key Experience Week 1

Guess what? I don’t really need this Master Key stuff. I’m old enough to where I thought I knew everything, but guess what? The older I get, the more I’m finding out that I actually know very little.

So, getting involved with new learning experiences after 40 years of learning technical “stuff,” it is with the profound discovery of these new (to me) concepts that excites me.

Getting started is like going back to college. The first day, they throw the learning syllabus at you, tell you to run to the bookstore to get your supplies and be up and running and ready for class the next day. Then when you get to class, they tell you to start a new way of thinking. Coming from a life of doing what managers tell you what to do, to learning a concept that says you have to think for yourself and regather your dreams, is like going from night-to-day.

Right now I am totally overwhelmed, but I know that with a little tenacity, I’ll get settled into this new way of living.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus you own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.