Week 16 – My Master Key Experience

The Master Key Mastermind Alliance, or as we call it, ‘The Master Key Experience’ is based on and is a study of Charles Haanel’s work ‘The Master Key System.’ But that is not all of it, that is more a framework not the end all be all of the program. It would be impossible to describe this in a paragraph or two so I will share my experience to this point ‘My Master Key Experience.’

Our life is our thoughtsThe outer world is a perfect mirror of our inner world. The circumstances of our life and our situations all come from how we think. Our thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, biases, prejudices, self-talk. I can’t (why?) I’m not good enough (who says?) I’m not big enough, old enough, young enough, skinny enough, fat enough,….//Fill in the blank//  you get the idea.  We have created beliefs from outside input and it is from these beliefs that we act and react.

An immersion into introspection and self discovery.  Painful at times exhilarating at others, insight and epiphanies abound. Time consuming and some times just plain a pain in the…,  Well, I knew this was going to be different, a true experiential happening, not a lecture series to feel like I accomplished and check off my to do list. Yes, self actualization course for the year , Check! No this has been hard work lots of forward progress, back sliding, regrets, rethinking, re-framing, and thinking. Really thinking!

This is not a do the exercise and be done with it class; No, this is grow-learn-tear down-build then grow some more. I am the caterpillar becoming the butterfly over and over again. As I strive to remove the negative and the concrete that has been layered over me for 50 years. Striving to become the once and future golden child inside.

26 weeks seemed like a long time to dedicate to this project but here I am 17 weeks later and I am in awe of the growth and insights I have found already. But I am also now more aware than ever before of what I do not know and how much more there is  to learn and explore. At the end I know this is not over. This is like college commencement I will take the tools and use them to continue to learn, develop, explore, and create myself on my own without the structure or classroom environment. Good thing I have a lifetime to get to know me!

Teacher my head is full may I be excused!

The journey

Master Key Experience

Week 15 – I Will Welcome My Challenges and Grow

LIFE is hard sometimes and involves pain and difficulties. But you only get stronger by pushing yourself past your current self. So, I will welcome my Challenges and Grow!

Baby walkingHave you ever seen a baby learning to walk just give up? Ok that’s the 10th time I fell down on my butt and I am not doing this anymore! Let them come take care of me right here forever. No me either. But it seems a lot of adults do! We give up on dreams, ambition, great causes because it is hard and takes time. But remember the muscle can only grow by the stress that breaks it down.

In our studies last week with Master Key System and The Greatest Salesman  I found several corollary and links between both of these books. Where MKS Haanel states “All conditions and experiences which come to us are for our benefit; we gain strength in proportion to the effort expended.” Wow, that is such a powerful statement. ‘We gain strength in proportion to the effort expended’ and most of us want life to be easy so we do not have to expend any effort.

Og Mandino says “With each victory the next struggle becomes less difficult. All my problems, discouragements, heartaches are in truth Great Opportunities”. It is in how we look at it, again it is how we associate the thought we have to the ‘Opportunity’ we are experiencing!

I have a very difficult time with making phone calls (it is all in my mind yes I know but it is real non the less!) I have created a mental block and emotional problem for myself somewhere along the way. As I travel through the Master Key Experience and learn to unlock my mind and use the Laws of the Mind, I am getting better everyday. However I still want to throw in the towel and give up sometimes.

Strength-Picture-QuoteRemember Nietzsche’s famous quote”What does not kill me only makes me stronger” Well my manager once took me off the phones because he thought it was going to kill me!  But I continue on with the struggle. The funny thing is, as we learn more and I understand that I can associate ANY thought to ANY feeling and I also know that the chemical reaction in the body that gives you the feeling of Fear is the same as the one that is excreted for Excitement. The body is dumping the ‘Adrenalin’ if you will, and I am the one who designates whether it is because of fear or excitement! My Thought My Reaction My chemical imbalance created by my thinking. Yes, I am just going to sit here on the floor and you all can take care of me from here from now on!

Oh, but I also learned that We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have! So unless I am willing to let it go and learn from the difficulty then I will keep what I have and the pain that goes with it. Haanel makes this observation “Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new, the good for the better.”  So my take away from this is that ‘we absorb the wisdom and grow from the obstacles and difficulties’ or we must repeat them until we do.

Then I was reading Think and Grow Rich and Hill states “We apply knowledge by converting it into power. We do this by organizing the knowledge acquired (which we got from facing the obstacles) into definite plans expressed through ACTION.  And there I have it. I have obstacles to my success and challenges to face, I learn from these and grow with Knowledge but knowledge does not apply itself, so I must take that knowledge and apply it through action. Action cures all fear, all inertia and all uncertainty. By applying my mind with the laws of dual thought and substitution combined with taking action then as OG said “With each victory the next struggle becomes less difficult” obstacle glory

Wish me luck in overcoming the greatest obstacle there is….. me!


Enjoy Life!

Week 12 – Creating A Living Purpose

Knowledge does not apply itself, we must make the application and that is to fertilize the thought with a Living Purpose. – Master Key Pt 12 -Haanel


I love listening to Earl Nightingale’s great work ‘The Strangest Secret’ where he says “We become what we think about.” This theme is repeated over and over in life and in every work of success that I have studied from the Bible on through the ages. In this weeks study of the Master Keys, we open with the statement “There is no purpose in life that cannot be best accomplished through a scientific understanding of the creative power of thought.”  Wow!

What we need to understand is the POWER that our thoughts have. Again think of the quote ‘we become what we Think about’ and understand that this is the beginning of success. If we want to create the IDEAL life, successful business, successful relationship, or what ever we must first create it in our mind and focus on it.

But! as Haanel points out in line 6: “your ideal must be Sharp, Clear-cut, Definite” If we have erratic or unfocused goals then success will never be ours. The price of success is vigilance it is focus and clarity of vision.

“Unless you can concentrate upon the object which you have in view, you will have but a hazy, indifferent, vague, indistinct and blurred outline of your ideal and the results will be in accordance with your mental picture.”  – Haanel

Road sign

Or as I often say Fuzzy goals = Fuzzy results. What is your life up to this point? how have your results been? What have you manifested? Ouch personal reflection and introspection can be painful! But understand this, that your intention drives your attention and if you can be specific you will enjoy the outcome.

We create our own circumstance through our mental activities and emotional vibration. Why do we do the mental diet?  (see the 7 days to a new you on the side) Because developing a positive mental outlook and removing the negative bias from our life is imperative to the function of creating the purpose and life we want to live.

The things we would have are created in the mental world first before we bring them into existence. In other words we must concentrate on our goals and ambitions and give purpose to our dreams then we will live them.

Live on purpose with a purpose and watch the world open up for you!



Week 10 – We Create our IDEAL and a Thought takes Form

A Thought is dropped into the invisible substance of the Universal Mind, It takes root, the law of growth begins to take effect and we find that conditions and environment are but the objective form of our thought.

– Part 10 #10 Master Key System – Charles Haanel

Good or Bad, thought is thought and what ever we plant the growth takes place and we must accept the harvest. Poor thoughts we harvest ill health, lack, fear, failure. Good thoughts and we harvest abundance, joy, health, wealth, satisfaction.

The Universal Mind can be depended upon to find the ways and means for bringing about any necessary manifestation.We must however, create the ideal, and this ideal should be perfect. -#15 MKS

Your Ideal must be in harmony with natural law and the Universal Mind. A clear, precise purpose and clear specific desires or goals.

It is not sufficient to say I want good health. You must define it, quantify it, and word it in such a way as to create a clear mental picture, an IDEAL, that you can strive toward.

If all thought is creative and we realize that the Law of Growth applies regardless of what thought we plant. Then we must master ourselves by mastering our thought. Be strict with what we plant in that ever fertile ground we call our mind and be ever vigilant in cultivating only that which we truly want in life.

Knowledge will not apply itself. You must make the application. Abundance will not come to you out of the sky, neither will it drop into your lap!  But with clear intention to bring it into operation for a certain, definite and specific purpose, and the will to carry out this purpose will bring about the materialization of your desire. -#23 MKS

What a week of transformation and self discovery! I shall persist, I shall Win! And I greet each day and each person with love and gratitude.