Week 20 Persistence

Persistence is when you try and try to learn a new skill, never giving up.

Persistence is an effect that continues even after the cause has been removed or something that sticks around for a long time.

Synonyms: continuity, doggedness, perseverance, perseveration, persistency, pertinacity, tenaciousness, tenacity. Similar words: persistent, subsistence, consistency, existence, persist, consistent, insistently, consistently.

One of my personal pivotal needs is true health. For years now I have worked at controlling my weight and eating healthy foods. Several times in the past I have used a diet program, only to find I would return to the original weight after getting finished with the program. These were not programs that trained new skills.

Ten weeks ago, back in December, just before Christmas, I became angry at myself for not taking the proper action to achieve my new goals. I marched myself down to a new program that is a life style change. I am learning new skills to change the way I eat and when I consume calories. I am on a timed eating plan, and removing all sugar from my diet. I am down 23 pounds and feel so good. My joints do not hurt when I get up and sit down.

A complete surprise to me was when I noticed my stiffness was gone. (for those of you reading this that are of the younger set….some of these things come on as one ages) I am very active with Line Dancing and Yoga, I felt that I was doing well in that area of joint health, but this is better than before.

This new plan is so different from what I was doing in the past it has taken lots of persistent, consistent action to learn the new skills. No deviations are allowed to stay on track each week. It has taken everything I am learning in the MK to keep moving forward. Never giving up and the success is evident. Since this is a lifetime journey, it continues, and I see so much good from the process.

I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, healthy and happy. Joan

Week 19 More Confident Stress Free

The video in this Blog is backed by scientific evidence. Amy Cuddy explains our nonverbal communication, in an entertaining fashion. She explains how we are influenced by our own nonverbal signals and how to use this to our advantage in conditioning our brain for power. The video is worth 20 minutes of your time to acquire some new skills to improve how you present yourself in an interview, with your family and in life.

Continuing our study in Og Mandino, we have now moved to Scroll 5. In this scroll we are focused on today leaving behind yesterday. We are avoiding the killers of time, procrastination, doubt and fear. We are leaving behind all trials, hurts, and successes of yesterday to keep “today” central in our thinking. And today, we replace procrastination with ACTION, doubt with FAITH and fear with CONFIDENCE.

“The way to overcome fear is to become conscious of power.” from Hannel

This week with the Franklin Makeover I am observing Courage.

It has taken courage to step out of my comfort zone to demand more of myself. The Master Key has been a large part of this growth that I am experiencing. It took courage to set some goals for myself that seemed, at the time, so far out of reach. Now thru persistence, some of my goals have been met in just a few short months. True Health is becoming a reality for me. I feel both strong and healthy.

Love and harmony,

Week 18 Inspiring Change

During the last 4 years, I have had an increased interest in listening to Health Summit talks by all different Functional Doctors from across the globe. It could be that my Daughter’s illness of Lyme Disease has started this whole process for me…. But now I am completely “hooked”. At first my interests were more centered around the Lyme community, but now I find it fascinating the information that is available on line.

This past week was a Summit on Brain health. Our Master Key has been along similar lines of study. As we seek to master the art of developing new habits. I could see the parallel exercises not only good for the brain but for our MK becoming self directed thinkers.

What I am trying to say here, is we can have a healthy brain as we seek the skills and habits of the MK.

For your brain health, no TV…Exercise, stretching….3 Gratitudes daily…random acts of kindness daily…journaling (Blog)…connection with community (helping others)…eating together…meditation (sit)…optimize nutrition (true health) All these recommendations come from Doctors across the globe, treating patients with brain disorders. The brains can then be restored to optimal health.

Together we celebrate the #Master Key Journey, #Happier, #Self Directed Thinkers, with a healthy brain.

This week as I focus on the quality of Decisiveness in myself and others, I am doing this as a way of life, see it, be it, own it. Awareness is the beginning of change. We can be who we will to be. I have given myself permission to be happy. Have you given yourself permission to be happy?

Not only can we link the Master Key to Positive Brains, but we can also link it to Performance. Enjoy this 12 min video about “The Happiness Advantage”.

Love & Harmony

Week 17 HJ Well-Organized

This week in the MK we have a special assignment. Since we are reading Scroll 4 of Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World, we are asked “How can each of us all be the Greatest Salesman?” I am the greatest salesman because? You are the greatest salesman because? So who really is the Greatest of us all?

From Og in Scroll 4, “None can duplicate my brush strokes, none can make my chisel marks, none can duplicate my handwriting, none can produce my child, and none has the ability to sell exactly as I. I capitalize on this difference for it is an asset to be promoted to the fullest. I place my uniqueness on display in the market place.” “I am a unique creature of nature.” Do you agree?
Looking forward to Sunday’s lesson, to tell us the real answer, will keep you posted.

To grow good qualities in my life, this week I am working on well-organized.
I love pinterest, inside the website there are hundreds of ideas about being organized and some are very good ideas. One like keeping the sponge in the wash bucket.
Yes, I feel organized except when I cannot find something, like the large sponge to wash the car today. So I just used something else instead of the big sponge. I did find the hose, not the old broken one, I found “that one” after I finished washing the car. I did finish the job and feel better for it. The clean car looks amazing.

Have a great week.
Love, Peace and Harmony

Week 17 Observations Of Character

Using the power of observation we are drawing out positive characteristics or a self inventory of good character. Here are a few of the traits we are observing, Imagination, Kindness, decisiveness, discipline, persistence, enthusiasm and pleasing personality.

By observing these characteristics in others we can also see them in ourselves. This has a two for one type of impact. One is seeing good in others which is so needed in our world today, and the second is seeing that same good in ourselves.

As these encounters happen daily, we have a greater connection with those we come in contact with and cause a greater harmony. The effect would then be that we are all connected on this planet and kindness a great virtue.

I am so grateful for our Master Key experience. This online class has shown me many good things about myself and others. We work in harmony as a class, where students come from all over the world to attend.

A quote from Einstein “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle”. Watch this short video on one Miracle of public “free hugs” in Kauai.
Love Peace & Harmony,