Week 23: Do You Have Regrets in Your Life?

MKMMA 20 years from now do not be disappointed

Have you spent any time to evaluate where you are in life?

I mean really planned time out of your busy or non-busy life to sit down in the quiet and determine what experiences have brought you to this moment in time?

Are you where you want to be or where you thought you might be by this time, by this age in your life?  Do you often say to yourself I wish this, or I could have done this or recite the entire shoulda, woulda coulda routine?  Do you harbor regrets????  Do you feel any of the following (5) five listed regrets fit you?   They eat at you.  There is no need to feel that way.  It is unhealthy to harbor those feelings.  You may disagree with me, yet; read on do not quit here.

The following was written by Bronnie Ware a writer and songwriter from Australia who spent several years workinged in palliative care spending days supporting individuals in their last days of life.  When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.  The above 5 were shared from  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bronnie-ware/top-5-regrets-of-the-dyin_b_1220965.html.  This post above was originally published on Inspiration and Chai.

Forgive yourself right now and create a new plan for your future life, beginning with quiet time daily.

There is always a time to begin and that is now.  It is never too late to begin a new.  

Life is Beautiful Quiet the Mind and Soul will Speak

You may not meditate, or pray, or make time to sit quietly.  I had not meditated or made time to sit quietly until I began this #MKE course last fall.  I always thought I did not have time for that stuff.  I always thought I had a whole list of things I needed to get done.  My friend has meditated for years. my daughter-in-law teaches yoga classes and I have heard the benefits of quiet time and yoga for years, but; I have not listened.

When I started to sit 15 minutes each day, what a challenge that was.  I thought of all the things I could be doing during that time.  Gradually and I did not sit everyday when I started my sit practice and I am still a work in progress, yet the days I sit each week are a gift.  I have learned to quiet my mind.  That in itself is a gift.

Let’s review meditation, praying in silence, just sitting quietly whatever you call this practice. You may have never considered this option in life but here are                                     (4) four powerful reasons to sitting quietly each day:

These are some of the benefits of meditation:

  1. Improved concentration – A clear mind makes you more productive, especially in creative disciplines like writing.
  2. Less bothered by little things – Do you sometimes allow yourself to get upset by little things? It is the nature of the mind to magnify small things into serious problems. Meditation helps us detach. We learn to live in the here and now, rather than worrying about the past or future. We do not worry about meaningless things, but see the bigger picture.
  3. Better Health – There have been numerous studies pointing to the health benefits of meditation. The reason is that meditation reduces stress levels and alleviates anxiety. If we can reduce stress, many health benefits follow.
  4. Knowledge of Self – Meditation enables us to have a deeper understanding of our inner self. Through meditation we can gain a better understanding of our life’s purpose.


Do you say to yourself you do not have time to sit quietly each day?  I did! and often I said that when I began my sit practice…

But I don’t have time To Meditate

Many people like the idea of meditation, but feel they don’t have enough time. When you really want to do something you can find time. Get up earlier or watch 30 minutes less TV. Meditation requires an investment of time, but clearing the mind makes the the rest of the day more productive. Nothing is better than the feeling of inner peace. What is the point in being tremendously busy but unable to enjoy it? Meditation is not about retreating from the world; it gives us inspiration. Whatever you do, if you have peace of mind, your work will be more enjoyable and productive.

Through meditation, you attain the power to control your thoughts, and on occasion stop them completely. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t attain a silent mind straightaway. It takes time and practice. There is nothing really else to it; meditation is a simple and spontaneous action. Unfortunately, our mind is used to complication and it takes time to unlearn bad habits.

Here is a an explanation to help you get started.  Write 15 minutes per day onto your calendar. Just a paltry 15 minutes out of a 24 hour day can help you live healthier and think more clearly to help you determine a new path for a new future you.  Sit in a chair upright in same location each day.  Quiet means quiet, no music, no other household chatter. Find a quiet location for your daily sit practice.

One Pointed Concentration

However you learn to meditate, you must learn to concentrate on one thing at a time. Usually, the mind tries to hold several different thoughts and ideas at once. When you sit down to meditate for the first time, you realize how cluttered the mind is. Mediation teachers have described the mind as a “mad monkey”. However, the mind can be tamed and forced to concentrate on a single thought.

One helpful technique is concentrating on a candle flame. Narrow your gaze to the small tip and block out all other thoughts. When you get distracted, go back to focusing on the candle flame. You can also use other objects like a small dot or flower. The important thing is that you concentrate only on one thing at a time.                                              http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/4-reasons-you-should-meditate-and-how-to-get-started/

MKMMA starting over is okay

Leave those regrets behind.

Consider the path I am on.  Jump into #MKE Master Key Experience.

Do not feel sorry for yourself.  Do something today.

Today— Visit and register for the next #MKMMA course here:                                                    http://masterkeymarkj.com/master-key-master-mind-alliance

Participate in this #MKE program and change your future and not look back!  Your New Future Awaits YOU…


Week 22: Do You Let Fear Intimidate You?

MKMMA life to great to fear or be intimidated

MKMMA far better ahead than what is left behing

MKMMA Worst is to not try

MKMMA live as if dying tomorrow

Do the above statements resonate with you?

Do the above statements create an emotion that your life could be better?

Do the above statements move you closer to create action?

Do not feel sorry for yourself.  Do something today.

Today— Visit and register for the next #MKMMA course here:                                                    http://masterkeymarkj.com/master-key-master-mind-alliance

So YOU can participate in this #MKE program and change your future and not look back!  Your New Future Awaits YOU…

Week 21 What is your legacy?

Do you agree by creating action to accomplish your burning desire you will also potentially leave a legacy?

How do we define legacy?

legacy, for something handed down from one generation to the next. A relative might leave a legacy of honesty and integrity.  1. Money or property given to another by will. 2. Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past: a legacy of religious freedom.

In this #MKMMA program we have been reading Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman in the World” and we are currently finishing Scroll V which pushes us to consider this Scroll content:  “I will live this day as if it is my last”.

Have you ever made time to read obituaries in your paper?  Read several this week and as you read them determine if this person lived the live they invisioned or just lived day to day.  What do you want your eulogy and obituary to say about how you lived your life?

If you were told this was your last day of life, what would you do today?  How would you live today?  Og asks:   “What would you do with this last precious day which remains in your keeping?  One last day, will you waste time mourning yesterdays; misfortune, yeserday’s defeats, yesterday’s aches of heart?”   You most certainly know that you cannot change yesterday and you have no control over tomorrow.

So what does this leave you?

Og states:  “This day is all we have and these hours, today, are our eternity.  I/We greet this sunrise with cries of joy as a prisoner who is reprieved from death.   I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day.  I beat upon my heart with gratitude as I consider all who greeted yesterday’s sunrise who are no longer with the living today. I am indeed a fortunate man and today’s hours are but a bonus, undeserved.  Why have I been allowed to live this extra day while others, far better than I, have departed?  Is it that they have accomlished their purpose while mine is yet to be achieved?  Is this another opportunity for me bto become the man I know I can be?  Is there a purpose in Nature?  Is this  MY day to excel?”

Today is our day to excel.  Today is our day to live our purpose and serve others.  Today is our day to begin to create our legacy. There is still time to make a difference.

MKMMA legacy define

Following our burning desire/purpose will include serving others and therefore the beginning of our legacy.   I will persevere until I accomplish my burning desire/purpose in service to others.

I have been given a gift of a new day.  In my kitchen I have a saying that states:

“Thank God for Today.  This is the beginning of a new day.  I can waste it or use it for good.  What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.  When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever–leaving in its place something I have traded for it.  I want it to be gain, not loss; good, not evil; success, not failure; in order that I shall not regret the price I paid for today. ~ Anonymous ~

MKMMA legacy for family

Are you interested in leaving a legacy versus just living day to day?  Are you willing to make change and learn this process?

I am living in the #MKE (MasterKeyExperience).  I wish you would consider it.

Go here to read and listen to wisdom from the ages:  http://masterkeymarkj.com/master-key-system-week-13-truth-is-everywhere/

and register for the next #MKMMA course here:                                                    http://masterkeymarkj.com/master-key-master-mind-alliance

I leave you with this Dr. Seuss saying for your consideration:

MKMMA legacy dr suess



Week 20: Do You Really Follow Your Burning Desire?

MKMMA heart in hands burning desire metaphor for movie poster

Do you really follow your burning desire at all times?

Do I really follow my burning desire at all times?

Well here I am in end of week 21 writing my week 20 blog?  So what happened you ask?

Well my candle began to burn less brightly this past week.

Life, incredible busy project for my business, working day and night and all weekend to get it finished, blame it on not being a good multitasker…but did we not learn that multitasking is not a positive trait to utilize?  The bottom line is I did not plan well and I gave in to my old Blueprint of old thoughts and ways of functioning.  What happened to my WPOA (written plan of action) or my FRI OATS?   The answer I gave in to my busy…ness.  The old blueprint took over saying I did not have time for everything and the old habits of allowing myself to be overwhelmed versus sorting out and planning the work list better.

Whew…an honest answer. I guess it is time to forgive myself.

When we were first intoduced to this #MKMMA self-development program we learned about ‘Desire’ and the young man Barnes who went to Edison to state he wanted to become a business associate.  Would you have had the guts to do that?

Maybe not then, but; now you would I bet after 21 weeks learning about your burning desire and how to sustain it,  from Mark and Davene…

So where is my burning ‘Desire”  well the candle dimmed abit this past week.

Did not read ‘The Gal in the Glass’ every night. Thought I was to overwhelmed with work, energy drained and on and on with the excuses.

We,  and I, did learn that ” to win the big stakes in this changed world, you must catch the spirit of the great pioneers of the past, whose dreams have given to civilzation all that it has of value, the spirit which serves as the life-blood of our own counry-your opportunity and mine, to develop and market our talents.”  Did not Columbus follow his ‘Desire’ of finding an Unkown world?  Did he give in to being too busy or too tired?

Henry Ford, poor and uneducated, dreamed of a horseles carriage, went to work with the tools he possessed, and we know where this story ended.

Thomas Edison dreamed of a lamp that could be operated by electricity, and despite more than ten thousand failures, he stood by that dream until it became reality.  Did he say he was too tired?


And I named my new business: Pioneer Spirit Marketing as I grew up in North Dakota on a farm.  I choose this name before I had heard of #MKMMA.  Little did I know that I would learn what this name I choose really meant for me.

And the most important lesson for me as I look back from our introduction to #MKMMA is this sentence:  “If the thing you wish to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it!  ….you may meet with temporary defeat…know that EVERY FAILURE BRINGS WITH IT THE SEED OF AN EQUIVALENT SUCCESS.”

MKMMA success burning desire to start again

And I also learned that I forgive others and myself. This week I forgive my self and start again.  My flame for my burning desire is burning bright.  My storm will pass and  I will be persistent.

MKMMA success storms will pass



Week 19: Is it too late to claim your personal power?

Today we will be talking about personal power.  What is this power and how do you define personal power?   Do you feel you have power?  Have you claimed your personal power?  Do others applaud your demonstration of personal power?  Do you view personal power as positive or negative?  Do you still have time to claim your personal power?

Take a moment to write out your definition of personal power and what having this power means to you before reading this blog.

MKMMA Power how do you define yourself

The following is an excerpt from an Ethics article about personal power.

For centuries, philosophers, social scientists, and psychologists have struggled to answer ethical questions regarding the use and misuse of power. They have described both the positive and the negative effects that powerful individuals have had on the business world, politics, religious movements, historical events, and the lives of individual members of society.

Typically, power has been viewed with suspicion or given a negative or evil connotation. Pejorative terms such as “harsh,” “exploitive,” “fascist,” “sadistic,” and “Machiavellian” have been used to describe the ways in which power and influence have been exercised. Although this is too often true, power and leadership per se are obviously neither positive nor negative in and of themselves. However, the specific types of power that people tend to develop over time and the methods whereby they accumulate and utilize this power to either inspire, dominate, or destroy other people, can be evaluated from an ethical point of view.

As described in The Ethics of Interpersonal Relationships (2009), (link is external) there is a clear distinction between positive power, which I refer to as personal power, and negative power, which can take either a covert or overt form. From this perspective, there are three basic types of power:
Personal power is based on strength, confidence, and competence that individuals gradually acquire in the course of their development. It is self-assertion, and a natural, healthy striving for love, satisfaction and meaning in one’s interpersonal world. This type of power represents a movement toward self-realization and transcendent goals in life; its primary aim is mastery of self, not others. Personal power is more an attitude or state of mind than an attempt to maneuver or control others. It is based on competence, vision, positive personal qualities, and service. When externalized it is likely to be more generous, creative and humane than other forms of power.

Read the entire ethical discussion about power here from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-human-experience/200904/personal-power

In conclusion, understanding the components of personal power can help us identify specific qualities that one needs to develop in order to become a better human being as well as an effective and ethical leader. Similarly, an awareness of the diverse ways in which individuals utilize covert negative power in their personal relationships has the potential for ameliorating much of the disharmony and conflict within couples and families. Lastly, insight into the dynamics underlying the exercise of overt negative power is crucial to understanding social and political issues in contemporary society. The role played by psychological defenses in motivating political leaders and their agendas compels our attention and concern. I believe that a better understanding of the myriad defenses against death anxiety sheds light on the underlying motivation of power-struck individuals who comprise a major threat to societies and nations.

Here are several other definitions to ponder in relation to a person of power:


  1. one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
  2.  a very wealthy or powerful businessman
    → baron , big businessman , business leader , king , magnate , mogul , top executive , tycoon (notice the use of businessman and not the inclusion of businesswoman-we will use this term to mean either gender here) There is still today a stigma about powerful women and girls.  Sharing my belief we do  need equal gender opportunity and acceptance worldwide and this is a blog for another day.
  3. possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
    e.g.)・danger heightened his powers of discrimination
    → ability
  4.  Power [N]  Dictionaries – Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology – Power
    Power is an English logical construct referring to a variety of ideas relating to ability, capacity, authority, and might/strength. In human relationships, power is the authority one person holds over another often translated “power” in the King James Version but it is almost always translated “authority” in modern versions.        a. Paul develops the motif of divine power as the key to Christian living by noting that unless the believer is empowered, it is impossible to please God (Rom. 6-8; 1 Cor 15:56-57 )                                                                                                       b. Peter also utilizes the concept of power to image the Christian life as an empowerment from God. Second Peter 1:3 states that “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness.” The context views this power as channeled through knowledge and virtue. Peter does not view this power as passive, but as the foundation and motivation to pursue a circle of virtues (Peter 1:5-9 ) that produce and evidence productive Christian living.
  5. From Oxfords Learner Dictionary control is another word used when defining power
    a. [uncountable] the ability to control people or things
    power (over somebody/something) The aim is to give people more power over their own lives.
    b.  power (to do something) He has the power to make things very unpleasant for us.   To have somebody in your power.

MKMMA power in each of us as individuals

In a Family and Parenting column recently in our local paper there was an article that covered this extremely well explaining how this woman columnist was chastized for being successful when she was 10 years old.  The title stated:  ‘Stop apologizing for winning; it’s OK to experience success.’

Her father had died recently, she loved community involvement and ran for student body president and won.  And then…a female teacher from another classroom asked if she could see her in the hall.  She said:  “I excitedly went to speak with her, thinking she was going to congratulate me on my high achievement, only to be told that my winning had made my friend, and presidential opponent in another classroom, sad, and that I needed to apologize.  Which I did.  I was just a kid and adults were right, so I must have done something wrong.  I believed the teacher and apologized for something I never should have.  From that point on I associated my winning or my success with guilt or shame.  I was taught instantly that if I was shining too bright, it was at the expense of someone else.  That lesson has been taught over and over since then, in my life and I still see it taught especially to little girls.”   Have you experienced this in your life?  Do you feel power is not something acceptable for girls or women?  As a man do you struggle with accepting that you are powerful?  How do others interact with you when you share your innate power?

How do we teach our children (girls and boys)  to accept being successful and growing up to have innate power is a good quality and how to use in a positive way?  This author was gifted a poem that changed her view of power,  I share here today:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are poweful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented,fabulous?”  Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.  We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”  ~Marianne Williamson ~

MKMMA Power self Identity

You do not have to live your life by someone elses definitions of who they think you are or how they think you should act. You can begin a new life.  #MKMMA will help you define your own blueprint and understand and accept your personal power.

In our MKMMA course, we have learned to define our own personal blueprint to live by as well as our personal power.  We are reading Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman.  In the Scroll  Marked V states  “I will live this day as it if is my last.”  He asks:  “Can I relive the errors of yesterday and right them?  Can I call back yesterday’s wounds and make them whole?  Can I become younger than yesterday?  Can I take back evil that was spoken, the blows that were struck, the pain that was caused?  NO.  Yesterday is buried forever and I will think of it no more.”  During our MKMMA week we read obituaries and read about individules life stories and those that may have wanted to accomplish more, if given the extra time to live on earth.  What would you do if you knew your last day was at hand?

Og goes on to say:  ” I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day.  So too, I will beat upon my heart with gratitude as I consider all who greeted yesterday’s sunrise who are no longer with the living today.  I am indeed a fortunate man (woman) and today’s hours are but a bonus, undeserved.  Is it that they have accomplished their purpose while mine is yet to be achieved?  Is this another opportunity for me to become the man (woman) I know I can be?  Is there a purpose in nature?  Is this my day to excel?  I live this day as if it is my last..  Each minute of this day will I grasp with both hands and hold onto with love for its value is beyond price.”

MKMMA power personal power define  Do you have a sense of your personal power?

I ask again.   Have you claimed your power?  Are you ready to make each minute of today more fruitful than the hours of yesterday?  Will your last be your best.

MKMKMMA Power Personal development is conscious choice to improve life

As Marianne Williamson said above:  “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission  to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

It is never to late to begin anew.  I offer you a gift, go there now to initiate your conscious choice to grow as an individual and either gain personal power and/or to enhance your personal power.  Do not delay.  Go here to retrieve it:   http://worldslaziestnetworker.com/mkmma


Week 18: Do you love yourself?

MKMMA people are attracted to you

Do you give yourself permission to like yourself? To love yourself?

If you do not like yourself or love yourself, who will?

I am going to share today some affirmations I have on the back of my door in my office that lift my spirits and my self image.  I hope they do same for you:

  1.  From It’s All Good:  Good new, Good works, and Goodwill for and from Auxiliary Members:

“I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us, and we change things”  ~ Mother Teresa

2.  Prayer:  ~The world’s greatest wireless connection.~

3.  I believe anything is possible; I see opportunity when others see impossibility; I take risks. I’m focused. I hustle. I know that nothing is unrealistic; I feel overwhelming love; I embrace my childlike wonder and curiosity; I take flying leads into the unknown; I  contribute to something bigger than myself; I create. I learn. I grow. I DO.  I believe it is never too late to start living a dream. I AM an entrepreneur.

4. My morning prayer from The Global Leadership Summit:

God, this is a new day.  I freshly commit myself to the role you have invited me to play, as you are building your church in this world.  I am awestruck again today that you include me in this grand life-giving, world transforming endeavor. So today I joyfully offer you:

My Love, My Heart, My Talents, My Energy, My Creativity, My Faithfulness, My Resources and My Gratitude.  I commit all of myself to the role you have assigned me in the building of your church.  And I will ‘bring it’ today.  I will bring my best!  You deserve it.  All those I meet today deserve my best!  Your church deserves it!  It is the Hope of the World.

5.  “Wealth is the ability to truly experience life”  Henry David Thoreau

Do do you begin each day with love in your heart?  Do you give yourself permission to love yourself and those around you?  Do you believe you are nature’s greatest miracle?

You need to say yes to these statements from Og Mandino’s book:  The Worlds Greatest Salesman. If you read my blog recently and have not yet purchased this book, that is your personal assignment for tomorrow. Go directly to the closest bookstore and buy this book. Read each scroll 3x per day for 30 days then go onto the next one and repeat the process.

Do you know what your purpose is on this earth?

Being wealthy is not a bad thing.  As you read the statement from Thoreau above, we all know that money is a common demoninator that is a daily requirement for living. And having wealth or at least some money helps us to feel good about ourselves and therefore like ourselves as well.

So let’s read on from my office door:

6.  Research Fact:  Positive people are happier, healthier, more productive, and more successful.  Do you feel deep inside that you are a positive individual?  You can change that you know.  Start feeling good about your self today. Use the power of substitution:  You can change any thought you want to a postive one.

Do you ever have a negative thought?  Huh?  who hasn’t?   Have you ever participated in a diet?  WE all have at one time in our lives.  Well, I bet you have not done this diet. This is the most important diet of all times.  Read about  this  7 day diet here:  http://masterkeymarkj.com/the-mental-diet-would-be-so-easy-if/                                              Buy this little book by Emmet Fox: 7 Day Mental Diet or since we are in the digital age.. google it for a youtube video or order it from Amazon.  We all need this diet.  Being positive has alot to do with whether or not we like ourselves and/or love ourselves.

7.  Charlie Chaplin stated:  “You have to believe in yourself, that’s the secret.  Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the streets trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world.  I had to feel the exuberance that comes form utter confidence in yourself.  Without it, you go down to defeat.” He kept  a positive attitude even in his darkest days. He learned to believe in himself and like himself at a young age.  If Charlie could do it, so can we.

An excerpt from the following blog: ” I wake up and say….this is one of the 4 tiny habits, a positive mental attitude from within.”  I am living in the #MKE (MasterKeyExperience).  I wish you would consider it.

Go here to read and listen to wisdom from the ages: http://masterkeymarkj.com/master-key-system-week-13-truth-is-everywhere/

You are nature’s greatest miracle.  I want you to feel it deep down in your soul.

The following mirrors what we are learning in the #MKE experience.  I could not say it better so read this explanation below from http://www.wellbeingalignment.com/how-to-love-yourself.html:

“Learning how to love yourself is a key ingredient for happiness. Self love is at the very core of wellbeing, joy, self-empowerment, and our ability to  enjoy the kind of life we want. Even if you had everything else in your life exactly the way you wanted it, you wouldn’t be able to enjoy it if you weren’t at peace with yourself.

Besides that, every relationship you ever have with someone else exactly mirrors one or more aspects of the relationship you have with yourself.
What Are The Effects Of Not Loving Yourself?

Not knowing how to love yourself can be severely debilitating. At the very least, you’re plagued by indecision and self doubt. In more intense cases there is depression and self hatred, which cripples you in every area of your life. Self-focused negativity obscures our awareness of our Oneness with Life Force, our connection with all that IS.

Until you know how to love yourself there will be an inner mental war going on within that creates the experience of dividing your energy and sabotaging your efforts to enjoy life.

Additionally, if you feel separate from your own love you will attract people and circumstances that mirror your negative beliefs and feelings about yourself. By the Law of Attraction it couldn’t be any other way. We experience the manifestations of what we FEEL and have attention on. So, in order for you to experience loving people and circumstances, you need to know how to love yourself first.”

Yes there it is, let’s state this once more:  ~…So, in order for you to experience loving people and circumstances, you need to know how to love yourself first.”  ~

You are a loving person. You are natures greatest miracle. Give yourself permission to love yourself.  Begin loving yourself and your life today.

MKMMA where there is love Ghandi

Week 17: Refuse to Quit?

MKMMA Do not Quit

Good morning world,

Today is a new day.  Dawning full of beautiful skies, much excitement and wonder filled with possibilities and potential.  I am blessed to be able to experience what you offer me today.  Thank you God for this awesome world.

Have I ever told you how much I appreciate what you do offer, not just for myself but all individuals?  You open the door to an endless array of possibilities.  We only have to step forward in faith and follow our dream path.  I am excited about this journey.

Yes, I know somedays I am less than grateful and I know there are others who are also not happy campers at times.  My Mother always told me the sun will come up again tomorrow.  Leave your worries with yesterday and begin anew tomorrow.  Do not quit on yourself, she would say.

We have all grumbled sometime during our lifetime such statements as:  Life is a challenge.  Life can be frustrating.  Jobs are stressful many days.  This project is getting the best of me.  At my best I just get through the day.  My kids are not doing their best.  My relationships can use some help.  Where did I go wrong???  In fact, I did not stray in the wrong direction…only a short time in my thoughts.

Then my moment of frustration,  sadness and ungratefulness are replaced by my generally optomistic disposition and I hear myself say…I can replace any thought with a new thought.  Where did that come from?  Oh, yes it came from the Seven Laws of the Mind that I am learning in the #MKE (Master Key Experience) and from my wise Mother.

I am sure, world, you have heard many of us told, just do not quit and it will be okay.

MKMMA Niki Just do it logoThe Nike ‘Just Do It’ logo continues to be that proverbial ‘nudge’ for individuals everywhere – for those looking for a sense of empowerment and ability.  It denotes success.

On a side note:  Did you know this swoosh has been around since 1971, where Ms Davidson was a student at Portland State University, where Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman was a legendary track coach, and co-founder Phil Knight was a young associate professor of accounting.

Ms Davidson said she was sitting in a hall at the school, when Mr Knight happened to walk by. She said he overheard her mention that she couldn’t afford to take oil painting.

She said: ‘He said if I’d like the job, he’d pay me so much an hour to letter some signs, for a side business he had. It started from there’.

Mr Knight remembers that he had offered her $2 an hour, though he joked in 1983 that ‘I never thought she’d spend 17.5 hours on the project!’  She did not give up.   And later in 1988, the  statement ‘Just Do It’ was added by another marketing person.

So, I regress.  I think stories behind success are helpful and motivating.

Ms Davidson said in a story that she struggled with many, many designs finding one that fit.  She did not give up.  Davidson’s work is a good example of how… every job, and how little jobs and efforts can ultimately pay off in very big ways.  She did not quit.  Google her and find out what her reward is today for not quitting.

We have also learned from Og Mandino’s  affirmations, but; not just a few  sentences, his substantial explanations why these are such powerful thoughts.  Here are a few:  1.  Today a begin a new day.  2.  I start each day with love in my heart. 3.  I persist until I succeed. 4. I am natures greatest miracle.  How can one quit with these powerful statements running through our head?

Those of us living in this world…If you do nothing else today, go buy this book by Og Mandino:  The World’s Greatest Salesman and read each scroll chapter daily for 30 days! This is your new beginning to live each day in our wonderful world.  A new. Living in this world, a gift from God.

I taught Confirmation classes many, many years and had my students make these plaques:  What you are…is God’s gift to you.  What you make of yourself is your gift…to God and others.

Be a gift to all you meet.  Do not give up, do not quit, do not pass go without your $200.  Your are nature’s greatest miracle.  You can do it, one day at a time.  Just Do It.

World, I encourage all individuals to check out this #MKMMA program.  It introduces us to a new way of thinking and creating successful days from our new thought processes.

We are grateful for you world and all you offer to each of us, a gift from God and a world of possibilities.  We refuse to quit.

Kind Regards,


MKMMA a mind filled with possiblity