Week 10 – Excuses

Have you ever noticed how many people have tons of excuses for their failures?  As Hannal said in his introduction to the Master Key – Part Ten speaking of the ordinary man:

If he fails as a businessman, he says that luck is against him. If he dislikes music, he says that music is an expensive luxury.  If he is a poor office man, he says that he could succeed better at some outdoor work.  If he lacks friends, he says his individuality is too fine to be appreciated.

There are always excuses.  They cannot see that there is a cause and effect to everything.  They are totally ruled by their emotions.  I remember years ago when I used to listen to Dr. Laura on the radio and someone would call in and say, “I feel….” and she would get on to them and tell them to not say they “feel”.  She said to take the emotion out of it to make a good decision.  She was right.

I also do not like people who are always blaming others for something that has gone wrong.  Can they not take responsibility for their own actions and why do they constantly have to point out someone else’s failures?  At my job, if someone finds something entered wrong,  filed wrong, just done wrong, they always have to point out who made the mistake.  But, when the time comes that they made a mistake, they don’t want anyone pointing it out to them.  It really makes for a very negative environment to work in.

I try to stay positive in my office.  I’ve always been that way, but this Mastermind Alliance course has helped me be even better.  I try to really love people for who they are and how they are…even if I don’t agree with them or like their attitude.  I deal with a lot of tenants of commercial property.  When they call, they are usually calling about some problem or complaining about something.  If I handled the situation they way my boss tells me to, I would have all of them hating me and not really accomplishing anything.  I treat them with respect and show a genuine concern about their problems and I find now that when they call, they always ask for me.  And, if I make a mistake with them, I admit it and don’t blame it on someone else.  It really pays off to show them you are human and truly care about them.

I try to show love to all that I meet, admit my mistakes when I make them and do not make excuses for my failures.  And, I always keep my promises!

 

 

Week 9 – Negativity

I have been very conscious of the negativity in my life this last week or so.  I am basically a very positive person but I can’t believe all the negative people around me.  My 8-5 is as a Commercial Property Manager.  And, of course, most of the calls I get from tenants are of a negative nature.  Things that are wrong with their space – roof leaks, trash in the parking lot, AC not working, etc. etc.  Then, the people I work with.  Oh my gosh!!!  One of our maintenance guys comes in every other day or so and the things going on in his life are all bad things.  But, all he talks is negativity.  I told him to have good thoughts and positive thoughts and maybe things would turn around for him.  But, he doesn’t get that.

The girl I work most closely with is also very negative.  She is currently suffering from the bad choices she made earlier on in life.  She constantly has trouble with some of her kids and/or their fathers.  If anything could go wrong, it tends to go wrong with her!  I told her the other day, that she needs to affirm positive thoughts about her life and the lives of her children instead of all the negative talk she does.  She said that she has been told that before but it doesn’t seem to help her.  “Why do good things always happen to someone else and never me?”

So, my goal this week is to repeat the affirmation of “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy” and affirm it for them, too!  I’m hoping I can help them in my own way by being “positive” for them.  As Haanel says:

Not only did I affirm if for myself, but for others that I knew needed it.  Whatever you desire for yourself, affirm it for others, and it will help you both.  We reap what we sow.

This will also show my co-workers that I love them!  I truly want what’s best for them and I want their lives to change for the better!

Week 8 – Challenges

This week has been a challenge so far!  Mostly a time challenge, but I’m trucking through it!  I have found, from the past, that when you are doing something really right, the Devil tries to keep you from it.  I have had obstacles thrown in my way all week.  I’m not sure what happened to my Monday, but it came and went so fast I didn’t have time to blink.  Tuesday, I had Bible Study after work.  This was a good thing but the Devil kept telling me I didn’t have time for anything else.  Satan, get thee behind me!  Wednesday…after work, I had a meeting that was supposed to only be about 30 minutes, ended up an hour.  Then, I rushed home so I could get on my Mastermind call with my Guide.  I was late, but got on and it was awesome!  I’m usually a very talkative person, but I could really only observe this week.  I’ll step it up soon.  Then, I had to rush off to an emergency board meeting.  I’m on the board of a Volunteer Fire Department.  We had some issues to resolve and that was the only time everyone could get together.  Today, Thursday, after work, I have a birthday party I have to attend.  I would skip that one, but the guy who planned it wanted me to scan some pictures and bring.  Argh!!!  I’m not sure when I’m going to get my invoicing done for my side business that I was supposed to do on the 15th!!!  I feel like I’m rushing, rushing, rushing all the time.  So, I need to get some “calm” in my life for just a few minutes!

All that being said, I finally experienced something this week from Og’s Scroll I.  He says:

As the words of these scrolls are consumed by my mysterious mind i begin to awake, each morning, with a vitality I have never known before.  My vigor increases, my enthusiasm rises, my desire to meet the world overcomes every fear I once knew at sunrise, and I am happier than I ever believed it possible to be in this world of strife and sorrow.

I found myself waking up at 4:30 every morning this week.  I was excited to be up early and start my daily process.  In the past, being up at that time of morning would NEVER excite me.  But, now it does.  I have so much to do and I want to get it done!  Exciting!!!!

My biggest challenge this week (and every week, it appears) is getting into the Alliances.  I just don’t know why that is such a challenge.  But, I promise that I will start getting into there more often.

I know these challenges seem so small but they have been real obstacles in my life lately.  I take a vacation next week and I my plan is to get “caught up” on things and relax.  Life is good and I love it!

An update on my co-worker who wouldn’t talk to me after the election. I think I have figured out something about her.  She gets in a funk where she won’t talk to me about something, but doesn’t know how to get out of it.  So, I came bearing gifts this week and now she is talking again – maybe more than ever.

Wherever I go, I bring a gift.  I may bring a compliment, prayer, trinket, flower….but I promise I will give something to every person I encounter.  I promise to give without expectation of reciprocity from the channels i enrich because I know I am in the dynamic flow of giving & receiving.

I really did not “expect” anything out of her when I gave her the gift.  I just wanted her to know that I loved her and cared for her.  It worked and I am much better because of it!!

 

Week 7 – I will be what I WILL to Be!

I know not everyone was happy with the election results but my candidate won! Was he the best choice? Maybe not, but he was our nominee and I truly believe he was the only one who could have beat Hillary.

One of the things I noticed about him was that he would “speak” the fact that he was going to win. He had “willed” the fact that he was going to win. He is successful and I’m sure one of the ways he got there was “speaking and “thinking” his desires. He probably learned this very early on and that has accounted for his financial success in life. I don’t know, but we are being taught that we need to “speak” positive into our life, “speak” success into our life, “speak” so that our subby hears what we “will to be”.

Haanel says the the first step is idealization.  Then comes the process of visualization. And the third step is Materialization when it is accomplished.  I’m sure to be successful, our new President-Elect made a mental image of being President and then he had Earnest Desire, Confident Expectation and Firm Demand, which led to Attainment.  This is a quality of successful people,

I have not started my quest for not thinking anything negative yet – My Mental Diet. I had a board meeting on Monday night that I knew was going to be heated. I knew that I would just be starting over after that meeting. It was funny…through all the “heat” of the meeting, I truly was not feeling any negativity. Then, I knew we were having the election on Tuesday. I have been so tied up for the last year learning all I could about the candidates and educating myself on facts. I knew that there would be a lot of negativity throughout the election results evening. I definitely would have had to start over.

So, I start my quest tomorrow. I don’t care what others are saying about Trump or Hillary. I know what I believe and I know how I feel. I am not going to let “their” negativity influence me. It’s over and I’m glad.  Whatever the outcome, I was determined to be content. I knew that the day after the election, November 9th, my Savior would still be King and God would still be on the throne. I knew whose hands this country was truly in. And, I was ready to accept what happened.

I sit here writing this as my co-worker will not even speak to me. I have said nothing about the outcome of the election. I know her candidate did not win. And, she knows mine did. It is an unspoken fact in this office. However, she is treating me as if the outcome is MY fault. Get over it, as Mark would say!!!

Today is a new day and I will address it with love in my heart. I know where my strength comes from and I am happy to accept this day as a new day and a new beginning.

Week 6 – I’m GREAT…but I’ll get better

There is a man who works down the hall from our office. He’s quite the
peculiar man but I like him. He walks likes he has all the confidence in
the world and like he thinks he is better than anyone else. I always say
good morning to him when I see him and ask him how he is. Yesterday, he
said, “I’m great, but I’ll get better!” I thought about that for a long
time and it made me think that many of us may think we are doing just
fine, but there is always room for improvement.

This Master Keys experience has taught me so many things and it is
changing some habits I have harbored for a long time. I’m finding I watch
way less television and that I am way less critical of others and I’m
still working on those opinions.

But, it has also taught me that there is so much room for improvement in
my life. I probably would have never said that I was GREAT, but I’ll get
better. I may say that I’m fine, I’m great, I’m OK. But, it would stop
there.

I am realizing that I am a product of habit. Some of those habits are NOT
good ones. I would always go to bed at night with the television on. I
would fall asleep sometime during a news program and then wake up later to
turn the television off or my husband would do that. I keep thinking
about the negative things that my subbie must have been hearing. And, I
have done this for 40 years or more. So, believe me, there is a LOT of
room for improvement in my life.

The other day, a lady in my office made a comment that I could have, very
easily, voiced an opinion about. But, I actually bit my tongue and said
nothing. I even tried to think about something else so that I would not
even “think” an opinion. It’s hard, but I’m trying.

The MMKMA has really been a challenge for me. But, it’s been a good
challenge. If you’ve always done what you’ve always done, you’ll always
get what you’ve always got. I want something new for my life, so I’ve got
to be challenged in order to change. Now, I’m thinking, I’m GREAT, but
I’ll get better!