Monthly Archives: October 2014

Week 5 – The Mind Moves Mountains…And Houses!

This has been one CRAZY week!  It’s also a week when everything came full circle for me.

Let’s start with:

I Can Be What I Will To Be

As I played with that mantra last week, I started to see things manifest in my life that I “willed” to be so.  And that got me thinking…if I can be what I will to be, simply by creating the image in my mind, can I create a situation that I will to be?

Here’s the scoop:

My boyfriend of 8 1/2 years and I had “an offer we couldn’t refuse” to buy a house and move in together.  So we decided to sell our respective houses and use the equity to buy the new house.

I kept repeating the following mantra to myself:

Dozens of serious buyers fall in love with my home and I have multiple cash offers on my house the day the listing goes live. It’s so exciting to have a bidding war on my house!

Woman thinks of Dream House in speech bubbleIt Can Be What I Will It To Be!

After all, my house is in a great location, has numerous upgrades, and is a true “gem,” though it needed a little “refresh” before putting it on the market.

I hired contractors.  They started the job…and didn’t finish.  had to finish.  I had to DO IT NOW!  To paraphrase Og, “I have lived as a quitter…it has not pleased me.”

My listing went live on Monday.  Showings were set to start at 11:00 am on Wednesday, so that meant I had to take action…SERIOUS action.  I stayed up until 3:30 am completing the work getting ready for the showings to begin.

Whenever I said my “Do It Now’s” I also repeated my mantra several times.  What happened next exceeded my wildest expectations.

In three days, I had 15 showings and 6 offers…with the SMALLEST offer being my asking price!  While they were not “cash” offers — they were all financing — the result is the same.  And as I write this, my house is under contract with an EXTREMELY attractive offer.

It Can Be What I Will It To Be.

That’s my big lesson for the week:  Not only does the mind have the power to move mountains…it has the power to sell houses.

 

 

Week 4 – I Can Be What I Will To Be

This week I discovered how much of a failure I’ve been in my life.

…modern psychology tells us that when we start something and do not complete it, or make a resolution and do not keep it, we are forming the habit of failure; absolute, ignominious failure.  ~ Charles Haanel

OUCH!  This statement really hit home for me…HARD!

I’ve always had a lot of interests…I like to explore new things and activities.  Some I like and stick with.  Some bore me and I quit.

This month I’ve been busy packing boxes to move out of my home for the past 15 years.  I look at all the “stuff” I’ve accumulated.  All the books I’ve bought but never read.  All the courses I’ve started and never finished…

I realized I’ve been a failure up until now.  And the worst part is that I’ve trained myself to be a failure!  I have literally created the habit of failure.

Double Ouch.

Failure And Success Doors. Illustration Design

The good news is, success and failure are created the same way…with our habits.  Sure, I’ve created the habit of failure in the past, but…

I Can Be What I Will To Be

Oh, how I like the sound of that!  This affirmation is a fun one.  Not just the words themselves…I enjoy playing with the emphasis on the words.

I can be what I will to be.
I can be what I will to be.
I can be what I will to be.

The light at the end of the tunnel lies in how we create habits, which is the same way we gain physical strength…EXERCISE!

It’s just like a baby learning to walk.  The first time a baby gets up to walk, he finds it difficult and fails.  The process gradually becomes easier, and the baby learns to walk.  Then the walking becomes automatic.  (Do you remember the last time you had to think about how to walk?  I certainly don’t!)

Since I’m moving, I’ve been patching up the “not-so-pretty” places in my home and adding a fresh coat of paint to get ready for a fresh start on a new chapter of my life.  And that got me thinking about the quote I mentioned earlier…

It’s time for a fresh start with my habits.  Through this course, I’m starting to put patches on my old habits, and giving them a “fresh coat of paint” by creating new, good habits in my life.

Moving, just like personal development, can be daunting at times.  You go through rough patches where you feel like you’re not making any progress, and then BAM!  All of a sudden the clouds have cleared and you wake up refreshed and renewed.

I’m not quite there yet (with either the move or the personal development), but the adventure lies in the journey.

And I Can Be What I Will To Be.

Week 3 – Thy ‘Will’ Be Done!

Willpower?
NO!
‘Will’ is Powerless!

WHOA!  That is a key takeaway for me in the third week of the Master Key Experience.

When I say I “will” be/do/have something, I am telling my “subby” there’s no rush…it will happen “someday.”

There’s just one problem…

The “subby” doesn’t understand “someday.”  It only understands things that are specific.

Hmmmmm…..

In the past two weeks we’ve begun the process of “linking” the things we want with the things we need to do, and we do this in a playful way with colors, shapes, and tricks of the mind.

We’re creating new links to new habits.

But what about the old habits that are ingrained deep within our subconscious?  They must be broken.

Thy “will” be done!

I’m now in the third week of reading Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World three times a day as directed in Scroll 1.  (OK, I admit it, I’ve slipped a few times.  Hey, I’m not perfect…just doing my best.)

This week, we changed it up a bit by marking out the word “will” in the Scroll, and when I performed this simple task, the changes in the text – as well as in my mind – were dramatically different.

Thy “will” be done!

Thy 'Will' Be Done

By simply removing the word “will,” the scroll is infinitely more powerful to read and absorb.  It’s a simple act, but it’s not easy…

You see, after reading “will” for two weeks, my “subby” occasionally still “sees” the word even though I’ve physically crossed it out in my book.  When that happens, I re-read the sentence until I get it right.

This an exercise about breaking the links from our subconscious to our old/bad habits and creating links to new/good habits.  I can already see the beginnings of change, in both my habits and my thoughts about the habits.

I am creating good habits.  And I promise to perform these good habits often.

Why?

When I perform [an act] often it becomes a habit and I become its slave and since it is a good habit this is my will. ~ Og Mandino

Today I begin a new life.  Thy “will” be done.

Week 2 – Come And Play. Everything’s A-OK!

Ahhhhhh, yes!  PLAY TIME!

Those were magical words to me as a child!  Back then life was simple and carefree.  Life was fun. Life revolved around friends and family. And my biggest worry in the world was coming home with grass-stained clothes or a boo-boo (which I had PLENTY of, by the way!).

It was a time when I believed — not just dreamed — that I could do anything.  I dreamed I of becoming an astronaut.  I dreamed of happiness, success, travel, and living life to the fullest.

Then somewhere along the way “life happened.”  My friends and I grew up and we scattered across the country.   We acquired “adult responsibilities.”  We worked.  We paid taxes.  There wasn’t much time to play.

Life was no longer the carefree experience I knew and loved.

I stopped playing as much.

I stopped dreaming as much.

And then I stopped believing.

DING!  Think that’s a connection?

My CONSCIOUS mind is saying “Come and Play. Everything’s A-OK!”

This week I’m learning how to re-train my subconscious brain by playing games and connecting with my inner child.  You see, at some point my subconscious brain was kidnapped by fear and doubt, and this play time is the “ransom” that will help me regain control of my subconscious.

Come and Play.  Everything’s A-OK!

Play games with my subconscious.  Make it simple.  Make it fun.

How do I do that?

By reading my assignments in funny voices.  By playing “beat the clock” to see if I can improve my time.  By turning chores into games.  By using colors and shapes to link the things I need to do with what I will achieve.

All of this “play time” to trick my brain into creating new habits.  GOOD habits.  Good habits that will propel me from where I am now to where I will be…in a fun way.

My subconscious has NO IDEA what’s going to happen next!
(By the way…  Shhhhh!  Don’t tell my subconscious what’s going on…it’s a SECRET!)

That said, my subconscious is no dummy…it knows I’m up to something.
(Then again, I usually am!)

What do you say?

Want to Come and Play?  Everything’s A-OK!

Leave a comment and let me know how YOU’RE going to play more.  C’mon…you know you want to!  Do it now.

Really.

Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  Do it now.  😉

Week 1 – Learn To Be Still

This week I begin an incredible journey of discovery.  Unlike most of my journeys, this one does not require a passport, or even a plane ticket.  It requires a burning desire for growth and self-discovery.

All growth is from within. This is evident in all nature. Every plant, every animal, every human is a living testimony to this great law, and the error of the ages is in looking for strength or power from without.
– Charles F. Hanaal, The Master Key System

This week, I learned that for us to grow, we must reach outside our comfort zone and …

Learn To Be Still?

Uh-oh.

You see, I’m a fidgeter.  Sitting still is not an easy task for me.  As instructed, after reading through Part One of the Master Key System I sat in a nice, comfy chair and set an alarm for 15 minutes.  In that 15 minutes I would have to remain absolutely still…for you cannot change your mindset until you have complete control over your body.

I begin to think of the person I want to become, though I can’t seem to focus my thoughts.  They’re all over the place!  I think about what’s on my to-do list.   I think about what needs to be done for a client deadline.  I think about the boxes I need to start packing for my move…  My stomach starts growling.  I think about breakfast.  I wonder how long I’ve been sitting still.  I start getting antsy.

But I will not move!

I will…

Learn To Be Still.

Focus, Stacy…Focus!!!  I begin to think of the person I want to become.  And then my mind goes haywire again.  [Sigh.]  This repeats several more times.

And finally…DING!

Yeah!  I did it!  I sat perfectly still for 15 minutes.  And tomorrow I will do it again.  And the next day.  And the next.

I will…

Learn To Be Still.