MKMMA Week #4 When The Circle Is Full

TAKE A BREATH…..BLOW……TAKE A BREATH……BLOW…….TAKE A BREATH…..BLOW

The smaller the balloon the faster it grows.

Get too much air ……..and soon it “Blows!”

Too Much.  Too Much!  It’s hard today.

Give me a break and let me play!

NO! The “I” in me says to Subby.

You’ve had “your way” too long.

Those bad habits the I’ve let you enjoy.

Has let me loose out on  joy.

SO, “I” Choose today

That the way it’s going to be

Is replacement time for habits

And a making of a new “Me!”

This week has been filled with lots of responsibilities with work and the anticipation of becoming a grandpa for the second time this year when our daughter delivers in a few days.  All that I want to accomplish weighs heavy on my mind but I am so much aware through this MKMMA course that I can control my anxiety and concentrate more at the things that are important to me.  This has been a blessing.

To add to my To Do List, I find that, I too, like others I see in the alliance area, am needing to rethink my PPNs and re-write my DMP.  I could choose frustration but I am choosing joy because I know that when it is clear what the “I” in me has planned to be, accomplish and have, “I” can receive it with joy.

I write my new version of the DMP with gratitude for the insight provided from my MKMMA personal guides.   Thank you.  🙂

I am also very thankful for the time I have been involved with MLM businesses because they have led me down a road of discovery about people, myself and learning to think differently.

One individual I have learned from in this journey is Steven Covey.  I think about the illustration he gives…..About our world being made of two circles.  One is inside the other.

The Outer circle is everything outside of a person……Things and people outside their control.

The Inner circle contains things within my control.  This circle can grow larger or grow smaller.

If I concern myself on the outer circle, my world begins to feel very small and cramped.  As it fills up, my own circle (or world) can only get smaller.  When my circle becomes smaller…. I become less and eliminate more.  If I am not careful where my focus is, it can grow quite small and not be of much service to others

However, if I concentrate on the inner circle and fill it with my purposes, it grows larger and allows me ample room to expand.  I relax, breath easier and I enjoy the life God has designed for me.  I have more. I can do more. I find and have more opportunity.  Jesus said something about this when he was on earth…..”For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.”  Matthew 25:29

It is neat that similar thought is expressed in the MKMMA course.  “I can be what I will to be.”

Sometimes we think that we are going to explode but I think that perhaps it is an “implosion” that could take place because the pressure is greater the smaller we become.  Many time a larger object will have great flexibility that a small one.  Design wise, I believe that as we receive and exercise strength, we gain more.  As we do the same with responsibilities, we get better at taking on more.  When we exercise good thought, our thoughts improve.

A small improvement everyday is growing my circle larger.

My circle may be full but I am glad it is the one I choose to fill.

May your inner circle be full of purpose.

Daniel Fenton

MKMMA Week #3 “P90X” Mind Building

Muscle memory.  I recall the term when listening to a professional arms shooter describe an experience, where he was engaged in a contest to shoot a moving target and he hadn’t shot it weeks. Let’s call him, Joe.

Joe is an expert trainer and marksman who leads countless individuals in firearm safety and firing control.  He had practiced and practiced, daily to improve and develop accuracy in shooting at a moving target.

This one day he is at a conference with a number of other professionals and peers, learning more of the process.  The group’s activity leader announces that there was going to be a random shooting exercise.  Joe thinks,  “I hope they don’t call on me because I have not shot in three months.”

Joe is called.  He’s nervous.  He knew he had done well in the past but not shooting lately, left room for doubt in his mind.  His task was to move to the right when the target moved to the left, out of hiding and Joe was to shoot it with three bullets.

Joe’s adrenaline is turned on.  He thinks about the writers of gun magazines who are observing him and what will take place.  The activity commences and Joe dives right, draws his firearm and sends three bullets toward the object.   The “rush” dazes him for a moment and he thinks he did ok but doesn’t know yet.  The target is brought forward and all three entries are well patterned.

Joe is extremely pleased.  He goes on to explain that the accuracy was due to “muscle memory” he’d developed over time with proper practice.

I think about that, along with how P90X takes an exercise program and by mixing up the muscle groups on regular intervals, the muscles become stronger.

Connect these thoughts with MKMMA and I feel quite amazed.

Like P90X, Mark and Davine plus our guides are working us through various changes that keep us constantly aware of something new most of the time with this course.  It keeps things fresh and helps me stay alert.  It builds enthusiasm……… because you’re always on the edge of your seat for what is coming next.

The Greatest Sale’s Man is like the muscle memory part because it is reprogramming my “Subby” to replace certain habits with very good habits.  With a good habit in place, emotion doesn’t thwart the result because the habit determines it.  It is like the flight attendants and airline crew who train over and over again for an emergency and when it does happen, the habits kick in and the proper actions continue to be applied.

I am really glad for the SMART portion of writing the DMPs and the examples in this week’s webinar made a big difference in understanding how to correctly speak to my subby in a clear way.

I have been trying to get subby to be more helpful when I play Scrabble with my wife…….. but I understand it is a process….lol.   (Can I do lol in a blog? …….Oh, I just did. 🙂 )

I can’t say this week has been easier but I look forward to my blueprint building time.  I get more excited as the pics of the me the future become clearer.

Enjoy the journey my friends!

Dan

MKMMA Week #2 Combat Zone Over The Blueprint

I’m just curious……Do you ever want something so bad that you feel yourself tense up with emotional awareness because in your mind it just isn’t happening? Ok OK I meant fear, frustration, anger and concern.  My goodness!  It seems like that is happening more than I want it to.

I read that it is my old blueprint rising up in disagreement to making a change and I accept it……at least consciously I am accepting that this is happening.  But, How to I over come this booger of a bad blueprint?

I will read, and do the exercises despite my feelings.  I resolve to make this change.  I will choose to relax in my mind and set aside the concerns and frustrations.

As my title suggests, I do feel like I am in a war.  Not only do I want to make the changes that I learn about with the Master Mind Keys, I want to continue to also stay on top of my other responsibilities that support myself and my family.  This is a juggling act but I know it is well worth it to become the person I am designed to be.

Tonight is Tuesday and I sat for my fifteen and did Hannel’s exercise.  He was right…… it was very difficult.  If I focused my attention to the wall and had my eyes opened, I could deflect thoughts.  But I found this to be tiresome and my eyes would close.  Immediately I would find myself pondering this thought or another.  I would pop open my eyes, resolve to focus again and BOOM.  they’d be shut again and onto a new thought.

Yep!  This is an exercise that needs some work.  I had been pretty happy with myself for my ability to sit still but much of that must of been from habit learned by sitting in church as a youngster.

I am quite amazed that the things I am reading by Hannel makes sense.  The first read is always quite deep but then it gets easier.  Highlighting will be tomorrow’s task on the lesson and I found last week that really made it sink in even deeper.

To all my Blueprint War buddies,

Let’s keep up the good fight….We will win because “they” need us to!

MKMMA Week 1 Three days into a new habit

It has been said that awareness is a vital step in the process of change.  One thing that creates awareness is tracking.  And tracking done over and over again creates a habit.

This week I have thought about the concept of being a slave to my habits.  Hadn’t ever really given it much thought.  Could it be that the position in which I find myself really be the result of the habits I have formed.  Perhaps it is the habit of staying on the edge of failure and success that creates an amount of stress within me that is quite needless.

Must I stay on this precipice?  I think not.

Really, it is kinda crazy to allow myself to live in a manner that is more destructive to me and my family by allowing the habits that are bad to rule me.

What I found interesting this week was that I will always be a slave to habits but the secret was released that if they were good habits, then the results would be to my liking.  Sort of like when slaves of the past chose to remain a slave because the master was kind and good to them.

Death is the only option to being a slave and that serves no purpose for one’s definite purpose in life.

It was neat to learn that I have a choice……not about being a slave because that must be…..but to whom or to what will I be serving?  As a believer in God this coincides with things I have been taught.  I can be a slave to sin or I can be a slave to righteousness.  I can actually consider myself dead to sin because I am alive to God as a believer.  Basically, I can life free because I can serve as a slave for the good things and God.

He created me and is the one who is Omniscient,   Omnipresent, and Omnipotent.  I was created in His Image.

My purpose is becoming clearer as I develop this new attitude toward habits and my relationship with God.

One thing I do want to mention is that there has been internal resistance and that I am also very much aware of.  This is good to understand and it will make me stronger in my resolve to be a better me.

I’m just curious………….are your habits making you better?