Master Minding and Gratitude

My Master Key Experience 2020/21: Year 2, Week 21

In my previous stubborn pig-headed ways, I used to think I could do it all on my own. But I am grateful in my search for answers to have come across and now consistently practice the Mastermind principle from Napoleon Hill: 2 or more people working in perfect harmony towards a definite purpose.

MKE Masterminding with these beautiful people – Grateful

I wrote my Definite Purpose statement nearly 2 years ago. I read it 3 times a day and just as the studies of the MKE have taught me, I have gratefully attracted into my life some similar souls (who also have their own Purpose Statements) as we share, grow and achieve to gain what we really want from our lives.

I’m also extremely grateful to be a MKE guide and mastermind with these beautiful people each week as we share our challenges and triumphs and watch each other grow.

As Einstein said “All things are Miracles” and there are 11 of them right here in this picture.

Onwards & Upwards

We Are All One – What The ….?

My Master Key Experience 2020/21: Year 2, Week 20

I had heard the saying “We are all one” a fair bit, especially since I have been doing the MKE & reading Charles Haanel, but I found it really hard to comprehend. How are we connected? What the ……?

I have a trade background, and I have built many, many things by physically “Connecting” materials together. So, I’m coming into this understanding that we are all one with my tradesman mindset along with ………..
My first challenge was that I was relating it to religion, but I am not religious so I found that difficult.

Secondly I was overthinking the whole thing, as I sometimes do.

My 3rd challenge is that I have had (and I’m working on it) a learning adversity for many years where it takes me awhile to understand things. I have tended to drift off on other thoughts, especially when it’s new and challenging info. As I said, I’m working on it.

In regards to my learning challenge, I am not concerned with it. As I said in my last blog, “Every adversity is an opportunity in disguise”. So, I soldier on simply because I am addicted to the Truth and growing more and more everyday whilst I am on this planet. I also know and recognise my strong sense of intuition and I’m grateful for that. Our subconscious works in mysterious ways and is taking in things when we are not consciously aware of it, so it’s all good.

So after much study and listening to Charles Haanel’s readings over and over and over, (this coupled with the rest of the MKE study), the way that I understand this whole “We are One Thing” is that 1. The Universal Mind is simply the Truth and when we communicate properly with each other and cut through the B.S. 2. We are connected by The Truth.

How I view it is simple but it works for me so that’s all that matters. I love everyone, because they ALL have the Truth within them.

Onwards and Upwards Great People

Challenges Or Opportunities In Disguise?

My Master Key Experience 2020/21: Year 2, Week 19

If you had told me 2 years ago that Challenges are actually Opportunities in Disguise, I would have thought you were nuts. But wow, what a fantastic awareness tool this is. Thank you Og Mandino, thanks Charles Haanel and thanks to the MKE Team for putting a great course together.

Following on from last weeks post of being grateful for EVERYTHING that happens to us, accepting challenges when they arise, makes dealing with them and growing as an individual a hell of a lot easier. I simply recognise the challenge (be it health, emotional, mental, physical, personal, negative or whatever OR whoever), welcome it, accept it and let it process itself. Meanwhile I grow as an individual and all around me benefit as well.

The more and more the MKE gets into my blood, the more I’m addicted to it. And why wouldn’t I be? It’s simply the truth.

So bring on those challenges !! It’s all good.

Onwards and Upwards.

Grateful for consistently Practicing Gratitude

My Master Key Experience 2020/21: Year 2, Week 18

I had never thought of it much when I heard others say “practicing gratitude is a good thing”. I am so grateful that I have persisted to practice this simple habit.

I’m Grateful for MIRACLES

The MKE with the readings of Charles Haanel and Og Mandino have taught me to be grateful for absolutely EVERYTHING, past and present. So I have focused on doing just that. Even the challenges of any negative thoughts or people that I come across. And even slight ailments that pop up. Lucky my conscious and subconscious recognition of intuition also helps and as I recognise and utilise what the two former legends of literature say; “Every Challenge is an Opportunity in Disguise”.

I’m grateful for 2020. So, so many good things happened to me. Of course it helped that I have been extremely positive through all this. But it works. I felt like I was coming down with a cold a few months back, but when I link it to what was happening in my life at the time, I know (again) it was a form of stress and DIS-Ease. Of course it was. And just as it has been with ALL ailments and health challenges I’ve had in the past. But this was a good thing, I’m grateful for it. It taught me something; again.

I did a 5 day Fast this past week. It was the first time I have fasted. It was a challenge, but I’m so grateful I had two great guys to mastermind and do it with. AND I’m so grateful for coming out the other end with a newer and healthier mindset. I’ve always watched everything that I eat but now even more so.

All of this consistent practicing of gratitude, along with the other positive habits I’ve introduced into my life from the MKE have changed my life (and the people around me) and it’s only the beginning. It is only Onwards and Upwards from here. Where else would you want to go?

Peace all.

INTUITION – Thank YOu, I See You

My Master Key Experience 2020/21: Year 2, Week 17HJ

I used to consider myself a “dummy” when it comes to learning and understanding readings, literature etc. And there’s things I’d still like to improve on – I’m working on it. After all, what are we if we are not growing?

But I’m so grateful for the readings of Haanel and the lesson on INTUITION. Welcome it when you notice it” he says. Thank you, I do.

When it comes to reading and understanding things straight away, it sometimes takes me a few reads to take it all in. But thankfully we are all different learners and audios help me immensely. I’m not concerned that things don’t make sense straight away consciously, because I know the subconscious is taking it in anyway.

Because the answers to my questions just shows up. And they show up more and more, now that I welcome my intuitive moments.

Love it


My Master Key Experience 2020/21: Year 2, Week 17

Hey all you beautiful people. I have a lot on at the moment, so am going to do another short but KIND blog. Here’s a video of some volunteering me and my lovely wife AND some beautiful KIND volunteers have been doing for nearly 2 years now. Enjoy 🙂

KINDNESS IS EVERYWHERE when you look for it – Onwards & Upwards

“Shelf Help” Books & Personal Discovery

My Master Key Experience 2020/21: Year 2, Week 16

Hey Awesome people. Another share of some fantastic successes. Enjoy.

Onwards & Upwards coz we’ve got the Master Key. Lucky aren’t we?

2020 – The Best Year of My Life: So Far

My Master Key Experience 2020/21: Year 2, Week 13

We are what we focus on and I decided wholeheartedly to focus on The Abundance of Positives that happened this past year. And I am so grateful for all of them.

I was made redundant in March and I’m extremely grateful because it allowed me to concentrate on what I want to do, not something that society or somebody else thinks I should do. 

I hardly watched TV all year and I even stopped listening to the radio. I simply wanted to cut as much negativity and drama out of my life so I could focus on building a more positivity bias within myself for my own personal growth and to help achieve my purpose in life. And it’s working.

The home schooling was great in 2020. I gained so much more valued time with my family. Now my boys ask me nearly every day “what are we gonna do for you and me time today dad?” I try my best to keep it up (with Cats in the Cradle singing in the back of my mind) :–)

I continue my daily routine including yoga twice a day and now I find myself getting rid of my inversion table that I used to use for my sore back. I’ve also been reading the confidence builder 2 to 3 times a day to myself. I happened to look in the mirror the other day and thought my posture was actually better and coincidentally (or not) somebody complimented me on my posture soon after. I’m not only standing taller because of the yoga, but the more confidence I have as well. Of course I am, it makes sense.

Other virtues and habits I also improved on this past year is more acceptance, forgiveness, responsibility, defencelessness and having no opinion.

I have also created brilliant value adding habits into my daily routine including not looking at my phone for the first hour and a half in the morning and the last hour in the evening, instead I replace this time with positive readings, meditation and affirmations that sink into my subconscious mind in theta state. It works. Good stuff in, good stuff out. Shit in, shit out. What do you want?

Day by day, step by step, one bite of the elephant at a time, I persist and I succeed.

To top it all off, I’m linked with some of the most beautiful people around the world to share this journey with.

Thank you to our Global Heroes Marco Polo group and to all other beautiful people in the Master Key Experience. What a journey. I cannot go without being grateful for my beautiful supporting family as well.

All of the above is what happened to me “internally” mainly, but when you look around there is also an abundance of positive things that happened on the outside. Mother nature for one, really appreciated us not polluting her as much this past year. We witnessed that. This past year has been an eye opener and through many diversities, great things happen. It just depends on what you want to focus on.

2021, Bring it On!

Onwards and Upwards people 🙂

Helping Others by Sharing Stories

My Master Key Experience 2020/21: Year 2, Week 12

I’m going to be a lazy blogger this week (and last week) I’m going to simply share a couple of MKEer’s stories. Thanks Charlotte and Keith. You are helping others by telling your story.

Peace all.

Onwards and Upwards

Persistence Pays Off

My Master Key Experience 2020/21: Year 2, Week 10

Many times it has seemed like nothing is happening while I’ve been doing my daily habits, but looking back it sure is working. And I’m grateful.

It’s a new day, a new month, a new season and a new Og Mandino read – I persist until I Succeed.

Why would I want to stop? I have come a long way. There’s always the “comfort zone”, but nothing happens there. As a beautiful friend of mine said to me, “What is life if we’re not growing?” – Thanks Pamelouch.

There has been so many challenges along the way – Unsupportive friends and family, negative thoughts that keep popping in my head, a feeling like I am so alone in my journey and a challenging 2020. But I have a choice. Do I follow the majority and live a life of quiet desperation or do I keep following my inner hearts desire and that goose bump feeling that is the greatness within me, the greatness I have to give and the greatness that is still to come?

Throughout my MKE journey, there has been many times where I just know I have something great to offer the world (everyone does) and it is a feeling that is sometimes hard to explain. But it is a Burning Desire, and I’m addicted to it.

I’m also so grateful for the beautiful fellow MKE’ers who are travelling the same road.

I Persist Until I Succeed.

Onwards & Upwards