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Week 2 – First Steps

With any worthwhile endeavor, the hardest part is always in the beginning.  Last week I learned some new technology, started some different exercises, and stretched my mind in ways I wasn’t used to.  That was a lot to do in 1 week, especially if you have been inactive.  It was all about clarity, focus, and discipline.  It’s only about an hour worth of work spread out throughout the day.  I was shocked at how hard it was to stay on task.  What is easy to do is also easy NOT to do.  Laser focus and self-discipline are skills.  You don’t just wake up tomorrow with a new set of skills.  The simple things can be the most challenging, at first.

The week 2 lesson was fascinating, and dug deep into the science of how and why the Master Key System works.  It also introduced a little bit more work for us to do on a daily basis.  The index cards, and linking the small tasks to the larger goals to rewire our brains was very interesting.  Of course, it all comes down to execution.  You have to do the work!  Everything we are learning and implementing is critical to making the changes that we seek.  It’s a battle.  The subconscious doesn’t like change and it will make things difficult.  We also had to refine our DMP, get clearer on our purpose, and identify our PPNs.  This required some deeper thinking and I really enjoyed this part of the process.

In retrospect, I wish I had 1 more week to get used to the daily exercises BEFORE introducing the new stuff.  That way I wouldn’t seem so overwhelmed, and would be better at fighting the resistance.  On the other hand, diving right in, full immersion from the start, may lead to quicker and better results over the long haul.  Focus.  Discipline.  Repetition.  Keep pushing forward.

Week 1 – The Journey Begins

This week I started the MKMMA course, a 6-month self-discovery success program based on the Master Key System.  It is a comprehensive course presented by Mark J, “the world’s laziest networker” and his wonderful staff at Training Solutions, Llc.  The written material, i.e. the weekly lesson and workbook, were concise, straightforward, and easy to understand.  The instructional videos laid out the ground work and kept me on track. There are a few moving parts in the beginning, but after the foundation is in place all I have to do is the daily work.

The first challenge was just setting up the technical stuff on the back end.  That was relatively easy with all the instruction and support they provide.  The real challenge was 1) Clarity 2) Focus and 3) Discipline.  When constructing my DMP, I had to get clear on what it was I was trying to accomplish.  Luckily we have guides to assist us in fine-tuning this until we get it just right.  Most people, including myself, aren’t used to stretching our brains to this extent.

With the system set-up and the first draft of the DMP in hand, it just boils down to putting in the daily work.  A few simple exercises, a little bit of reading and recital is all that is required.  Sounds pretty easy, right?  Well, it’s easier said than done.  There are so many distractions that can and do occur on a daily basis..  Luckily a couple of the exercises are the first thing in the morning and the last thing at night.  There are a few in the middle of the day, and those are the ones that require more focus, attention, and energy.  In the early stages of this process I have to set reminders/alarms, etc to make sure I get the work done.  I downloaded the Master Key Experience Companion app to help keep track of my progress.

Right now it’s just about staying focused and disciplined to do the daily exercises until they become habits.  Repetition. Repetition. Repetition.  Looking forward to next week with less resistance and more consistency.