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Master Key week 19 – Observing helps!

“You gotta love irony!” – Mark J

One of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite teachers, Mark Januszewski, and one that can be applied to most situations in life when we find ourselves in a place we neither wanted to be nor could even fathom ending up.

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

A great reminder of how often we keep ourselves from getting what we really want because we are to afraid to loose what we have!

“3. Difficulties, inharmonies, and obstacles, indicate that we are either refusing to give out what we no longer need, or refusing to accept what we require.
4. Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, of the good for the better; it is a conditional or reciprocal action, for each of us is a complete thought entity and this completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give.
5. We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have. We are able to consciously control our conditions as we come to sense the purpose of what we attract, and are able to extract from each experience only what we require for our further growth. Our ability to do this determines the degree of harmony or happiness we attain.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System”, Part XV

Encouraging words on how to handle potentially devastating losses and find meaning in past uncomfortable experiences we didn´t see coming and could not avoid.

If You´ve been following this blog for some time You know that I quite recently moved back to Sweden from Cyprus mostly for the reason to spend time with my wife who`s been studying in Stockholm since September.
It turned out that she discovered the need within herself to be alone and only with herself, by herself and for herself. Something that obviously didn´t include me being around.

As much as I respect her needs and decisions I must admit these news shocked me on a very deep level, turning life as I knew it upside down and totally changed the future I had planned and expected for me and us.
Separation after a pretty long and very loving relationship is never easy and I´m immensely  grateful that we are staying close friends and want the best for each other.
Even through this at times extremely painful process I always felt a calmness deep down that I cannot explain in any other way than a personal centeredness I didn´t possess just a short year ago.
Knowing the Law of Growth I could chose to focus on this calmness and my belief in the benevolent nature of the universe, keep all the good memories and be grateful for the most fun time of my life so far. The opposite reaction of resentment, hurt and regret was just not an alternative and soon my natural curiosity started asking how this new situation in my life would unfold.

It´s been so interesting to observe my own reactions and behaviors being so different from what they would have been if this had happened before the MKE. Not that I haven´t freaked out and been carried away by grief and hurt at times or never handled my feelings in a far from optimal way. I certainly did both…

The important difference has been my ability to observe and to adjust when I started acting in ways that did not support what I want for my life and the realization that though I´m now divorced from a woman I love (and loved being married to) every other aspect of my life is still just as fantastic as before!

I cannot avoid being overtaken by grief and sadness at times yet I can still chose happiness and gratefulness for our time together and focus on visualizing the best for both of us in the future.

Knowing that what happened leeds to as many doors opening as have been closed makes this the most important question right now:

What do I want? Now, in this new situation? With new possibilities opening up?

What do I really want now?

That question is still worth quite a few sits and there´s no point in trying to force an answer, rather do I concentrate on moving with what I do know that I want and what I can control.

Being the observer when things seem tough and accept life´s rollercoaster and surprises as the normal trials and tribulations on ones hero´s journey just make it so much easier to deal with them at the same time increasing the enjoyment of all the good parts of life.

Check out this talk on the hero´s journey by Pat Soloman, the director of the documentary “Finding Joe”:

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Master Key week 18 – Follow Your Bliss

“30. The race has usually been for money and other mere symbols of power, but with an understanding of the true source of power, we can afford to ignore the symbols. The man with a large bank account finds it unnecessary to load his pockets down with gold; so with the man who has found the true source of power; he is no longer interested in its shams or pretensions.
31. Thought ordinarily leads outwardly in evolutionary directions, but it can be turned within where it will take hold of the basic principles of things, the heart of things, the spirit of things. When you get to the heart of things it is comparatively easy to understand and command them.
32. This is because the Spirit of a thing is the thing itself, the vital part of it, the real substance. The form is simply the outward manifestation of the spiritual activity within.

33. For your exercise this week concentrate as nearly as possible in accordance with the method outlined in this lesson; let there be no conscious effort or activity associated with your purpose. Relax completely, avoid any thought of anxiety as to results. Remember that power comes through repose. Let the thought dwell upon your object, until it is completely identified with it, until you are conscious of nothing else.
34. If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage.
35. If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance.
36. If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health.
37. Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact; this is the germ cell, the life principle which goes forth and sets in motion those causes which guide, direct and bring about the necessary relation, which eventually manifest in form.”
Charles Haanel, “The Master Key System” Part XVII

As You might know I´ve had a turletgo_2bulent time in my life for the last month or so and in addition to that I launched what we call a “90 day run” for my business which basically means talking to a lot more people than ever before in my life.
I mentioned in last weeks post that ramping up the minimum daily contacts has been so much easier than expected and I´m mesmerized by my consistence and stability while taking on the daily tasks.

Especially as I have a confession to make here, prospecting on the phone is NOT my favorite and having to deal with some of the excuses and BS people bring up is nowhere near my choice for fun.

So what has this all to do with Joseph Campbells advice to “Follow Your Bliss”?

Well, as it turns out it has everything to do with it!

Finally during my sit today I gained some understanding of why the daily routine of contacting people finally has become not only bearable but actually desirable.

It´s the shortest, most direct and smooth way to manifest my DMP that I have access to right now. And that means by doing the work and sticking to the plan

I´m FOLLOWING my BLISS!!!find-place-inside-theres-joy-and-joy-will-burn-the-pain-joseph-campbell

The work itself might not be that blissful, just as hauling water and fetching firewood hundreds of years ago probably not was anyones idea of having fun. Just as these activities ensured survival of self and family, the work we do today is what ensures survival and manifestation of our dreams.
And in pursuing our dreams there can be only joy!

Funny enough my Subby knew that long before I did – my conscious mind rejected the thought out of habit and “pretended not to know”!

heroofownstoryNow is the time to up the ante and start getting better at the daily tasks, the habit has been formed a lot faster than I could ever have hoped for and I´ve started to improve my skills.

“I increase my knowledge of mankind, myself and the goods I sell, thus my sales multiply. I practice and improve and polish the words I utter to sell my goods, for this is the foundation on which I build my career and I never forget that many have attained great wealth and success with only one sales talk , delivered with excellence.”
Og Mandino, “The Greatest Salesman in the World” The Scroll Marked IV

So, that leaves us with the “Bliss Part” of the whole equation and I´d like to share a short video by some people who did some tiny bit of what the future holds for me:

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Master Key week 17 – You gotta love Master Mind

Hey, as You know I´m usually a pretty up-beat and positive guy and admitting that I just have some of the absolutely worst weeks in memory doesn´t come easy…

That said (apologizing for being murky here, just not ready to write about the full experience) , life sometimes throws us a curveball that´s more difficult to handle and those are the times when preparation, skills and habits really hit the road.

If You followed this blog for some time You know that one of the first and foremost benefits I got was that I´ve stopped “sweat the small stuff” – and so it´s very interesting to observe my reactions when facing radical unwanted and unexpected changes in my life without having any option to influence the situation.

So, first of all I just love the gratitude exercise – finding the three things to be grateful for every morning (and journal about a positive experience or thought from the day before) really sets me up for finding more things to be grateful for and avoid getting stuck with negatives, habitually focusing on positives for years really helps when seemingly negative things happen.

Secondly, the drill has been so helpful – reading my DMP and POA out loud so many times has programed my mind to get the stuff that´s on the card done. Regardless if I feel like it or not (and, frankly, when it hurts inside it´s easy not feel like doing stuff), “just” because I keep my promises.
And it´s just amazing how I always feel a lot better about myself, the world and my life after I kept my promises then I would if I just didn´t do the work!

Think about this – only a year or so ago I found it hard to talk to 2 people/day even 4-5 days/week. Now, with my life turned upside down, I talk to 10 or more every day (yes, even weekends) and it feels easy!
That´s the power of telling Subby what´s supposed to be done after having trained it with proven methods.

Thirdly, knowing the difference between what I can control and what not and really (that´s for real REALLY) focus on the things I can do. Thereby letting the rest, and the results of my efforts, take care of themselves. As they always will!

And, last but not least, the wonderful people I mastermind with and who I got as friends because of this course. Especially Lance Botha from South Africa who helps keep me on track every single day through a short laser call in the morning.
I´m so grateful for him taking this time out of his schedule every day and this is a great contribution to my staying on track!

Best thing about that is that the law of compensation immediately rewards his kindness with additional success in his own endeavors!

For me combining the three quotes below sum up the benefits I´ve experienced over the last couple of weeks thanks to the Master Key.
I´ve surprised myself with how I´ve thought, felt and behaved while facing a devastating situation and I´m forever grateful that I did the work that over time put me in a place better than I ever imagined!

“No one makes it without a Master Mind”, Napoleon Hill

“You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.”, Charles Haanel

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”, Joseph Campbell

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