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Week 8 – Substitute Teaching


The Law of Growth states that : “Whatever we think about grows and what we forget atrophies”.  With that being the case , then it only seems to me that we should do our best to think about positive things.  The key is keeping those destructive thoughts out of our minds as much as possible.  Sounds like work / effort required.  The Law of Substitution wil be required.

The Master Keys -Part Eight

Week 2- Here We Go


The Greatest Salesman in the World                                                                                               by Og Mandino  

So far I am really digging this book.  It’s more of an exercise than a reading.  I am reading the first scroll three times per day.  I like reading the paragraphs aloud even though it is suggested that I read the assigned chapter in silence first thing in the morning and again after lunch, then aloud at bedtime.

The phrase:  Failure no longer is my payment for struggle, threw me off at first, then I figured out that to me it means SUCCESS is NOW my payment for struggle instead of failure…Ah ha.  I reject failure because now I am prepared to accept the wisdom and principles that will be presented in these scrolls.

The Master Keys -Part Two

 In Part Two the conscious and subconscious minds are discussed.  I learned that the subconscious mind makes all the decisions.  The value of the subconscious mind is greater than I had any idea (at first).  The subconscious mind controls and regulates our heart and our lung functions for example.  It never rest or sleeps.

The Subconscious mind (the Subby) is much larger than The Conscious mind.  The Subby is the equivalent to the size of an elephant and the Conscious mind that of an ant.  Although,  the Conscious mind is deemed  “The watchman at the gate” because basically the Subby “listens” to the “Watchman” unconditionally.

So using the power of auto suggestion, the Subconscious mind receives any submissions as true. We are employing “Chore Cards” this week in order to start training our Subconscious mind with positive easy to medium achievements.  However, the “Subby” never sleeps, never rest unlike the “Watchman” that is “off guard” at times. I am learning how better to manage this powerful “Watchman”.

Chore card

Week 1 – Blast Off again again 3

Week one of my Master Keys Master Mind Alliance (MKMMA) adventure is under way again again… 3


I’am back ! I am here to sharpen the saw and expand my horizons further.  Looks like I am going to be working and having fun with a variety of supplies: 300 3×5 index cards, colored pencils, two 3-ring binders, 2 copies of the original The Greatest Salesman in the World, a Twitter account and a blog.

The first thing that I learned about myself is that I am a “BLUE”. Blues are touted as loyal friends, employers, and employees. We Blues are also dependable, thoughtful and analytical. Apparently, there are three other personality types- Greens, Whites and Reds. For a free personality test visit 

“My Take on Week One”

So week one has been a lot about getting organized and expanding my learning curve with regard to technology.  I had to edit my MKMMA Blog and check on my Twitter account.  I set up two 3-ring notebooks by printing: The Masters Keys,  Master Keys Workbook and Week One Webcast notes.  Next, was hand writing the Blueprint Builder exercise and reading Desire:  The Starting Point of All Achievement from the workbook via excerpts from one of my favorite books:  Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill.  I learned that in essences our Blueprint is an culmination of our habits.  In order to rewrite our Blueprint we have to replace the old habits with new good habits.  More content to come as I discover more about replacing old habits and Blueprints.  There are two examples of DESIRE being the starting point of achievement that stick out in my mind.  The first is the story of Edwin C. Barnes and his unwavering commitment to not just work with Thomas Edison,  but to become the business associate of the great inventor.  Second, is the inspirational movie RUDY about a young man’s burning desire to play football for the University of Notre Dame, despite his rather small physical stature.   


Week 7- Can You See Me Now ?


The Master Keys -Part Seven

My take on this weeks topic of Visualization.   Visualization is the process of formulating mental images or actions usually with one’s eyes closed.  Seeing is believing…or is it ? Many years ago, I read two research stories while taking a psyche class in college that obviously stuck with me. The first story was about research involving basketball.   There were three groups:  Group A went to the gym everyday for thirty days for 30 mins. This group shot foul shots.   Group B sat for the same time with eyes closed and visualized shooting and making foul shots. Group C was the control group and just went about their normal everyday business.

When the thirty days were complete the three groups were brought to the gym to test how many foul shots each group could make in thirty mins. Low and behold, Group B on the average successfully made almost as many foul shots as Group A that actually physically practiced in the gym . Group C did terrible. In the second story, a prisoner of war practiced in his head visualizing playing a round of golf on a particular golf course for several years. When he was finally released he went to that golf course and achieved an outstanding score !

In conclusion, The subconscious mind does not care and/or know if something is “real” or an image in the mind.  Focus on the things we want and bring them closer to us instead of the things we don’t want.  Close your eyes for 15 mins. a day or so and visualize what you want that is important. For example your DMP and PPN’s.

“You can be what you will to be”—funny thing because over 40 years ago Mom said “You can be whatever you want to be”.  How was she so wise ?

 Some vocabulary:

Visualization- The process of making mental pictures.

Idealization- A process of visualizing or idealizing the plans that will eventually materialize.

DMP- Definite Major Purpose.

PPN’s- Personal Pivotal Needs.

Week 6- Love is All you Need ?


The Greatest Salesman in the World                                                                                               by Og Mandino

Chapter Nine

The Scroll Marked II

“I greet this day with love in my heart”

I am learning that when I come from a place of genuine love in the long run most barriers to selling will melt. It’s not so much about how I look, dress or speak, but more about the value and the benefits that I emit; with love and sincerity.

I am looking at obstacles with a different perspective also. For example, a rainy day is not so bad if I focus on the fact that it is vital to the growth of so many important things (a person can NOT live very long without water). I love to go fishing / boating and lakes, streams and rivers need water !

“I greet this day with love in my heart”. Everyone has qualities to be admired even though they may be concealed. Og writes: “With love I tear down the wall of suspicion and hate which they have built round their hearts and in its place will I build bridges so that my love may enter their souls”. I believe that this philosophy of building bridges so that love may enter souls was part of the message of these three influential men our time: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Gandhi.

The Beatles said it best:   All you need is LOVE.

Some vocabulary:

Laud- to praise.

Week 5- Captain Chris


The Greatest Salesman in the World                                                                                               by Og Mandino

I learned a long time ago during my jogging and coaching High School Cross Country days that for me good habits are the key to success. Habits/ routines helped me stay organized. I think most people would agree that being organized is key. I found after jogging for about 10 days it became a habit and due to my perceived “investment”,  I didn’t want to stop. Remember perception is reality. I am reading The Scroll Marked I three times a day. Hence, I am nurturing this reading habit and becoming it’s slave…in a good way.   There I go again – I can’t stop this routine , I have too much time and effort invested… Yea !

The Master Keys -Part Five

We possess our mental life which is made up of our subconscious and conscious minds. The subconscious never sleeps and what ever the conscious mind directs it to do is accepted . Like a captain of a ship the conscious mind guides the subconscious mind without question.  Most people that I know do not  realize this. What I am learning is to be aware and mindful of what I “feed” my subconscious mind, which by the way, makes all the decisions. Feed it worry, fear, anxiety negativity and doubt and that is what will manifest.   Feed it courage, confidence and optimistic positive thoughts and that is what one will get. There is an old saying in the Computer Community: GIGO – Garbage In Garbage Out.

An A ha moment:…I get to feed it what I decide and desire.  How powerful is that ?

Don’t let your ship drift aimlessly. 

I can be and I am the Captain of my World Within.

Some vocabulary:                                                                                                                                         World within- Subconscious.                                                                                                                   World without- Conscious

Week 4- Watching the Watchman


The Greatest Salesman in the World                                                                                               by Og Mandino  

The “watchman at the gate” in essence, is the Conscious mind keeping an eye on what is delivered to the Subconscious mind .  So taking baby steps I crossed out all the words “will” in The Scroll Marked I. Therefore, now I am deciding what to read and what goes into the Subby via me directing my Conscious mind. I have this gratifying feeling of control knowing that I AM creating and designing my life.

I read some where that Mother Teresa said one time that she would never attend an anti-war rally, but that she would be more likely to attend a Peace rally.  The “watchman” is still feeding the Subby the visions of war with the term anti-war.  Just like, when I ask you not to think of the Statue of Liberty, you instantly think of the Statue of Liberty.  The logic of Mother Teresa and her Peace rallies makes sense to me now. 

The Master Keys -Part Four

Part four starts out discussing the “I”. The “I”, strangely is something that I heard Dr. Wayne Dyer explain on a PBS program several months ago.  So my interpretation of the “I” is that the “I” represents that every present energy or power that is always with me—it is ME. When we do self talk, most of us say things like: I go, I think, I run; the “I” tells the body and/or mind what to do. Some people think of it as GOD. It’s in you…always there. The question might be: Are we all connected ?  

One of the strongest affirmations is: I can be what I will to be”. Mom used to say “ you can do or be anything that you put your mind to”. Funny thing, I don’t think that Mom had time to study Philosophy. How was she so wise?…hmm.

Some vocabulary:                                                                                                                                         DMP- Definite Major Purpose (more detail than goals)                                                              PPN- Personal Pivotal Needs                                                                                       




Week 3- More Cow Bell (feeling)


The Greatest Salesman in the World                                                                                               by Og Mandino 

This week Og started out by confusing me a bit.  He states that we don’t have the luxury of living forever, yet we must be patience like nature. The mighty olive tree requires a hundred years to mature. Obviously,  I don’t have a hundred years to secure the required knowledge to be the greatest of salesman. Apparently, I don’t have the experience to realize greatness because I have already submitted to ignorance and self-pity.  Then he says that unnecessary knowledge and meaningless experience is a handicap.  And experience is wasted on dead men.

After reading this several times, something finally came trickling out of my “Subby” (subconscious mind).  When I was in college I worked in a rib joint.  Sometimes I would be commissioned to train new wait staff.  Ironically,  I discovered that the people with the LEAST amount of restaurant experience were the best students because they had no previous “bad” habits.  I learned a long time ago that bad habits can only to be cleaned out by replacing them with good habits.  I concluded that I am wise to embrace and take the necessary time to digest this new knowledge presented by Og in these scrolls.

 The Master Keys -Part Three

One of the big messages of this week was the importance of adding FEELING into things that we do and say.  I am working,  editing and tweaking my DMP (Definite Major Purpose).  Infusing FEELING(s) into my DMP this week has been my focus.  I am incorporating words like: energized, ecstatic, liberation, joy, pride, gratitude, which I find is stirring something up inside of me while I read my DMP three times a day.  I don’t know exactly what it is yet, but I am liking it.  

*I caught myself this week saying aloud “Opps !…Stop that’s my old Blueprint”