Week 3 – 2018 “Elemenopee” (continued)

cropped-full-moon1.jpgMy week has been a whirlwind of activities – but who’s hasn’t?    I have uncovered a continued pattern I always do in reading and especially within the Master Keys.  I captured it in my Week 3 blog of 2013 and I chose to add a continuation to it here.   I borrow from it (actually I am copying it all again) and have made some additions as I have found it very helpful for me, and I hope some of you as well.   

Enjoy “Elemenopee” (L,M,N,O,P – a continuation)!

My younger sister and I have always had a slightly warped sense of humor and a connection that only sisters can have.  We can almost finish each other sentences, we know the fashion likes and dislikes of the other, etc. and we should – we shared the first 18 years of our lives together as roommates.

So the word “Elemenopee” (pronounced L,M,N,O,P) is our made up word that encapsulates a whole bunch of stuff that wanders around in our minds aimlessly and at some point in time we need it.  Our internal hard drives (subconscious) store the information, and when we need it our RAM (conscious) will retrieve it for us.  That’s what makes us great at Trivia contests – our combined minds are a buffet of needless useful information.

So this post was inspired by one of our recent conversations where she asked me – “I’m sorry – DMP???”

Who else when beginning this course had a little difficulty translating all of the acronym lingo and abbreviations that goes along with this course?  I will admit that I did know most of it, but only from plugging into Go90Grow and the Think and Grow Rich challenge last year.

My reason for this post – to help me (and others) keep track and translate the list, so here goes:

3Rs – Risk to Reward Ratio
BPB – Blue Print Builder
DMP – Definite Major Purpose
GS – Greatest Salesman (Book)
IFF – If and only If
MKE – Master Keys Experience
MKMMA – Master Keys Mastermind Alliance
MKS – Master Keys System
MMA – Mastermind Alliance
NFS – No Fail System
OATS – Objectives, Actions, Time, Schedule

PMA – Positive Mental Attitude
POA – Plan of Action
PPN – Personal Pivotal Needs
R2A2 – Recognize, Relate, Assimilate, Apply
SMART – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timed
SUBBY – Subconscious Mind
T&GR – Think and Grow Rich
WPOA – Written Plan of Action

If this blogging thing will let me edit after posting, (too funny – of course it will) I will continue to edit as the course progresses, otherwise, just stay tuned and I may just post another list.

Okay, I am feeling better now, I have accomplished one more thing off of the list in my brain.

Thanks for reading!  Blessings & Hugs!  Michelle


2018 – Week 1 – MKMMA

What in the world, Who in the World, Me in the World!  Here I “Grow” Again!

Since my last “attempt” at working through the Master Keys program, (and sadly not completing it then), so much has happened in my world.   I do believe things have happened for the better.

Many things have come full circle…Jobs have come to an end, Friends have come and gone.  Enlightenment is occurring.   I have felt a cleansing happening in my life for the past couple of years.  I do believe the Universe it telling me to hang on tight for a wild ride.

But First Things First.  Word Press has also changed – or upgraded if you prefer.  So now I have to re-familiarize myself with this software program.  Oh well, Always learning something.   But you know what?  THIS slight step backward is only part of what is in store on the journey to a better me.

I am sure I can come up with more content to add to this start on a blog post, but creating/updating a DMP (Definite Major Purpose) is priority.    But, please Stay tuned!  You never know what creative verse may come out of me and brought to life in a Blog.

I hope you would be so kind to take a moment to read my blog posts and leave a comment below as well.    Thank you for your time!  Enjoy!


Week 5 – Give More, Get More

Have you ever really looked at that statement?
Have you ever pondered the words and their meanings?

Well, guess what kept coming up in my head this week during sits, and at random times throughout the day, that’s right: “Give More, Get More.”

So what do I do, I turn to the Dictionary and look up Give and Get.

GIVE:  perform, contribute, donate, produce, utter, yield to force, surrender, let out of one’s control, cease from trying.

GET: gain, be in possession of, succeed in coming or going, become, be subjected to, understand.

How many ways do we use these two words in different ways in the English language?

At my day job, we have a black Labrador dog named Bailey.  She is about 1-1/2 years old and full of spunk – all the time!   In training her to be obedient to commands, we always use the word GIVE instead of LET GO (surrender whatever you have in your mouth)

Then there is GIVE used in the context of Give away.  Donate an item, Give money to a cause. (Donate and Contribute)

How about GIVE when you are trying to pry open a canning jar lid and it won’t GIVE or budge or open, until it finally does GIVE? (Yield to Force)

Then there is the wrestling match or tickle fight and someone exclaims “I GIVE” (surrender).

And finally, just giving of your time to practice and repeat to develop a habit.  There is the constant repetition that over time something just GIVES from within you.  A connection is made (What Give’s?)

and then you GET IT!!! (The dog get’s the treat, the jar opens, the tickle fight stops, the “Light Bulb Moment” happens!

Blessings & Hugs!   Michelle


Week 4 – “My Pleasure”

My_Pleasure_Social-Media-ImageHow many hundreds of times over the course of reading and listening to the Greatest Salesman Scroll 1 have I read or heard the word “pleasure”?

Here are a couple excerpts from “The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino” that have inspired and awakened something in me this week or as in the movie “Finding Joe”  the cement is cracking and falling from the Golden Buddha and Gold is appearing.

“In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits.   Good Habits are the key to all success…Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is — I form good habits and become their slave.” …
Eventually I find myself reacting to all situations which confront me as I was commanded in the scrolls to react, and soon these actions and reactions become easy to perform, for any act with practice becomes easy.

Thus a new and good habit is born, for when an act becomes easy through constant repetition it becomes a pleasure to perform and if it is a pleasure to perform it is man’s nature to perform it often.  When I perform it often it becomes a habit and I become its slave and since it is a good habit this is my will.”

So how did I link this together this week?   I was pondering what to have for lunch, and listening to the Audio read of the passages of scroll one.   I decided to swing into the amazing “Chick-fil-A”  and what did I hear numerous times before I even placed my order?? … You guessed it “MY PLEASURE”.

Several of the workers at the local Chick-fil-A are friends of mine.  And I have never heard anyone falter and not say those blissful words to a customer.    I have to share that one special manager in particular was having a difficult day and I asked her to refill my drink and she said the obligatory “My Pleasure” and then brought me back my drink.  I asked if she was having a bad day and she rolled her eyes, so I asked “Tell me how you really feel” and she again rolled her eyes and through gritted teeth said with a Cheshire Cat grin,  “My Pleasure!” with “En-Thews-see-asm”.

Now there is a “habit” that C. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A, somehow started in  his company and it is still in use today. (I am not sure he started it or how the saying  was started and carries on to this day, but it was interesting to find out.  I’ll let you follow the mysterious trail – here is a link to a story.  https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/the-real-reason-chick-fil-a-employees-say-my-pleasure/ )  Did he or his source know the secrets of the scrolls of “The Greatest Salesman”?  or even “The Master Keys System”?


Whatever the answer may be, Think on the words MY PLEASURE, and the positive vibration they bring into your life.

One thing is for sure, the habit of saying two simple words has been a tremendous success for one fast-food company and carries on to this day.  It brings smiles to those who hear it, and even those who say it.   What a beautiful habit that soon becomes a “pleasure” to perform, with constant repetition.

It was my pleasure to share this nugget with you this week.

Blessings & Hugs!   Michelle


Week 2 – Blueprints

The inspiration for the Blog for this week began within Sunday’s Webinar.   Mark & Davene were talking about the Blueprints used by Architects and Engineers in building a Bridge, and I laughed out loud.    Why was that funny you might ask?   Well, I work for an Engineer and with Architects and construction workers on a daily basis.   I am a CAD Technician (Computer Aided Design) in my day job.

You see, there are phases in Architectural/Engineering design that parallel what we are working on within this Master Keys Experience (MKE).   Designs are on several levels, New Build, Infill, As Built, Remodel, Revisions, Revisions, Revisions, Finals, then Requests for information and Change orders as the build occurs.

As I thought about the reconstructing and rebuilding of my mind in my quiet time and during my sits this week, I could not help but link the similarities of Architectural design of what I do on a daily basis to the phases of what we are/will be going through in this MKE course.   (I was a 2013/2014 graduate – this is my second time thru)

Blueprint 1a

First of all, a design (our mind) gives us an idea.   The business owner comes to an Architect or Engineer with what they have in mind.  With copious notes we work to get on the same page of what the customer wants.

A New Build is the Brand New building or idea in our mind.  We start from the beginning of the idea and thought of the project.

An Infill  is a project that may be in a new building but has never had all the internal workings designed out fully.  The Basic structure is there but we have to complete the thought process and fill in the details.

An As Built is the project that is designed and put on paper as it goes along minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day.   Adjusting the changes as it is being built.   There is a vision by one main person, but all parties involved do not really know the desired outcome.

And lastly the Remodel, which is the majority of what I deal with on a daily basis here lately.  The structure is in place, but the customer has a vision of a different interior design of the project, so adjustments have to be made to the foundational structure and the internal equipment to work around what already exists.

So, I say all this to get to this point…

A New Build is likened to that Brand New Idea – that A-ha moment, an “I never heard that before”

The Infill is all of those ideas and projects we had started but never fully completed.   We had great aspirations of something we wanted to do, but something stopped us.   We stopped ourselves (through negative self-talk, Someone told us we couldn’t do it, or it wouldn’t work, etc.)

As built, to me is like I have this idea, and I have bits and pieces scattered everywhere, but nothing is complete.  I need others to help me complete it.  A mastermind of individuals to help me clarify my vision to completion.

Remodel, well, that is the thought and ideas that we have every day.   And what we are dealing with right now in the MKE course.   Our DMP is the final goal, but we have to go through a remodel and revision after revision after revision to get to the project completion.

It makes sense to me, and I hope you have enjoyed reading my insight.    I needed something to blog about and this worked for me this week.

If this makes no sense to you at all, let me know in a comment below.
If you get what I am saying, let me know that too.
I am constantly revising me right now so
“Excuse the the Mess – I am Opened and Remodeling!”

Before After


2015 – Week 1 – Do Overs

Can we say do-over?

How many times in your lifetime do you get the opportunity for a do-over?  Anyone?

Well, here I am, exactly 2 years later with my do-over of this most amazing time of self-discovery I have ever experienced in my life.  The Master Keys Mastermind Experience, also known as MKMMA.

I had taken a year off from the craziness of all of the class requirements and must confess that I have honestly missed the assignments and the commitments involved.   Somehow I feel I may have been short-changing myself, or is it perhaps I have just been embracing the true me and more and more of the cement is cracking and falling off and the gold is appearing?

This will not make sense to most of you who are reading this for the first time, but that’s okay.  It makes sense to me and it will provide some interesting reading for my classmates (alliance members)

I thought it would be fun to reference a little trip down memory lane and give you a glimpse of my very first attempt at blogging.  Here is the link to my first blog post.  https://michellemasterkey.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/week-1-unexplored-territory/  

Did I ever think in my lifetime that I would become a type of creative writer?  Not really.  That is one of the oddest things in taking the past year away from this class and connecting with the most amazing people.  I found myself numerous times over the past year putting my thoughts on paper or writing a blog post, but not publicly posting.  I have discovered it is quite liberating to keep this journal through this time of my life and download my thoughts.  I don’t want to be selfish, I want to share, expose the true me, and who knows, someone out there may actually find benefit from reading my attempts at creative writing.

Okay, so 2015 MKMMA Week 1 is in the books, requirements completed.  I can check that off my mental list, but it’s just a beginning.  Hold on for more fun, insight, depth and hopefully wisdom.

Thanks for reading!  Please comment below if you wish!

Week 24 – Starship “MasterKeys”

Wow – Here we are, 26 weeks have flown by in this wonderful phase of my life I call The Mastermind Experience.

I did a quick review of my posts over the last 6 months and it is ironic that I began the experience with a reference to Star Trek  and the opening lines.

Here is a quick link back to my very first ever blog post

My post from week 23 also made reference to a great man, Mr Gene Roddenberry, a man ahead of his time, or was he?  Truth is, he was exactly in his right time – right where the Universal Mind had set for him to be.

One of my favorite exercises (a skill that comes fairly easy for me) is R2A2 – Recognize, Relate, Assimilate, Apply.

“Space the final frontier.
These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise.
It’s continuing mission,
To explore strange new worlds,
to seek out new life and new civilizations.
To boldly go where no man has gone before.”
Gene Roddenberry

USS_Enterprise_(alternate_reality)_at_warp(click on the picture to take a listen)

I took the words from this famous quote and grabbed the dictionary.
I was awestruck at what I uncovered within the words as I dug in deeper.
Okay, and yes, I am a little bit of a Trekky and  geek too.
Here is my R2A2 take on the Star Trek Monologue.

Space (energy – what we are part of)
The Final Frontier (outer edge of settled (or unsettled) territory)
These are the voyages (long journey by water, space or time)
of the Starship (a spacecraft designed to carry a crew into interstellar space)
(an undertaking business organization, initiative)
It’s continuing (to go on with or persist in)
To explore strange (unusual)
new worlds (universe, people in general, class of persons or their sphere of interest)
to seek out (search for, try to reach or obtain)
new (not old or familiar, different from the former, recently discovered or learned, Being such for the first time)
life (physical and mental experiences of an individual, period of existence, way of living)
and new civilizations (high level of cultural development, culture of a time or place)
To boldly(courageous, daring)
go (move, proceed, runt, pass, leave, happen, become fit or harmonize, belong)
where (to a place, situation, position, direction, circumstance)
no man(human being, mankind, self?)
has gone (past, involved)
before (earlier)

WE ARE the Starship Masterkeys!

(a spacecraft (energy, what we are part of) designed to carry a crew(US) into interstellar space)
(a key that will open a number of different locks, the proper keys of  which are not interchangeable.)

We have ALL been given such an incredible gift and opportunity with the skills, journey, and mastery of the teachings of this Master Keys System by the incredible team of Mark and Davene Januszewski and Trish Abeloff. (and I am sure many others in the background) I look forward to the day I can personally thank them and give them all great big Hugs.  This has been such a personal life changing experience for me and I will be continuing on this journey by starting where I am now and going through it all again. Digging in with even more attention and commitment, chipping away at that cement buddha and living the life I am authentically designed to live.

I have fallen in love with such a wonderful group of people and an experience and teaching I wholeheartedly believe in.  The journey has not ended, it is just beginning!  I hope to stay in touch with so many of you I have followed.  A new creativity and inspiration of ideas for blogging has been uncovered. (I am still working on improving my tweeting skills.)  I find I am expressing myself from so deep within me that when I have gone back to read my older posts I am in awe and wonder of the person who wrote them.  Did I really do that?

Thank You EVERYBODY, I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have.  I would love to hear from any and all of you.

More to come – we are always a work in progress!

See – Even the Enterprise had a BluePrint!
Until next week!   Live Long and Prosper!



Week 23 – Ideas ahead of their time

After the three separate days of sitting in silence from Week 22A I enjoyed the realization of the simpler things.

My mother, sister and I enjoy watching older classic televisions shows like The Waltons, Dr. Quinn-Medicine Woman, When calls the heart, and the Love comes softly series.  Such times of simplicity and innocence and no electronics or noise overload, how pleasant that must have been.

But in those simpler times also new ideas sprung up,  people were looking for the American Dream – Land, House, Family, Hard Work.  The new ideas lead to new inventions and progress, but at a much slower pace than today’s society.  People’s new ideas and inventions, techniques, cures, although slow in developing, were fast for their time.

Fast forward to the 1960’s and Jetliner travels, more specifically the two major airlines I remember as a very young girl, TWA and Pan Am.  My father was an Air Force fighter pilot and we were to be stationed in Aviano, Italy for a couple of years.  Just prior to that we had been living in Fort Walton Beach, Florida with the Air Force too.

On our return flight back to the United States in the early 1970’s on Pan American I vividly remember a coloring book we children were given to pass the time of the 8 hour long flight.  Within the pages were pictures of the evolution and future of air/space travel.  The Wright brothers to propeller planes, to the jumbo jets, supersonic jets, the space shuttle and the space station, and space walking.

Pan Am Jet Storybook Pan Am Jet color Pan Am Colorbook

I remember a short conversation with my dad that seemed so appropriate in the timing of our Master Keys Experience.  In looking through and coloring some of the pages (The pictures attached are NOT mine – from Google Images stock) I remember asking Dad if these things were really real?  Was there really going to be jets that flew from New York to London in just a few hours?  Were we really going to have space shuttles and a Space Station?  His answer – “Yes, Chelley, we will have those someday soon.  So many of them have been invented and created, but we have to wait for the world to catch up to the ideas”

Little did I know how powerful that one statement would be for me this very day.  Because at the approximate time of that flight and intense conversation the world had been given the beginnings of the Star Trek series and 2001 – A Space Odyssey had just been released as well.

Fast forward to this very day and we have seen the coming and going of the Supersonic Jet, the Space Shuttles, NASA shuttle program (Cannot believe we cannot watch that any longer) and the HUGE influence of all of the ideas that came forth from a science fiction television show – Star Trek.

Was Gene Roddenberry a man ahead of his time?  So many ideas sprang from the mind of this one man – What we now know as a cell phone quite possibly was the communicator device.  The phaser is the more advance weapon we now use as a Taser (not quite to Phaser yet)

Gene Roddenberry

But to question Gene Roddenberry leads me to Leonardo DaVinci, another man with such vision and ideas and purpose, and I dare say – ahead of his time also.

All of these stories coming together, in MY lifetime, how’s that for timing?

But here I sit, in Southeast Missouri and still wonder with some emptiness and uncertainty in me – what is truly my purpose?  Have I been a child born ahead of her time?  I have always been told I am highly intelligent, but yet I have always stood out from the crowd.  I did not feel like I really have “fit in” with the area and society I live in.  Knowing that clarification comes in silence, I will sit longer a few more days and I know revelation will come.  This is where I am at this moment, where I am supposed to be, and currently it is enjoying the journey with all of my MasterKey Members as we excavate the cement buddha and work at finding our true authentic selves.   We are ALL searching, We are all growing, we are all needed, right now, in this moment, for each other.


Week 22A – Silence

Complete Silence – does it really exist anymore?
I had the assignment of choosing one complete 24 hour period or longer to be completely silent.
This meant – unplugging.  No talking to anyone, no phone, no internet, no texting, just silence.

It can be done – not talking can be very simple when you are in a house all alone with just a cat.
Inclement March weather of an unexpected snowstorm makes for interesting entertainment.

Sleet consistently pecking at the windows and siding of the house.
The hum of the furnace fan.
The buzz of the refrigerator motor.
The clank of the vent of the stove exhaust fan being buffetted by the wind.
The whooshing of the wind as it gusts unseen – except for the snow you can see blowing and trees moving.
The cat sneezes.
The copper and wood windchimes on the back porch – how pretty.
Snap, pat and whirr of the gas fireplace running.
Wow – there goes a snow plow down the street.
And a White pickup truck driving like he’s on dry pavement.
Is that the flapping blades of a helicopter I hear?
And now an Ambulance Siren as well.
The crinkle of the basket as the cat climbs in for a nap.

On an even more personal note, I have tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and as I sit here, I notice the cyclical pattern of the ringing as it coincides with my heartbeat and bloodflow.
I notice my breathing, the sound as I inhale and exhale through my nose.
My right knee makes a popping noise as I stand to take a stretch and a little walk around the house.
Muffled Sock footsteps and the quick soft steps of the cat as he follows me.

When I return to my prior location – the comfy couch by the fireplace I have noticed that the sleet has now turned to the still soft silence of fluffy snowflakes falling – how different the weather sounds now.

So what you say?

Have you ever taken a break from the daily grind to just “BE STILL AND KNOW”?  Then, BE Still, then BE, KNOW!

After all the noise around me I have taken for granted have become oblivious and become part of the norm, I find myself in silence.
Alone, All Alone, just me, all me, by myself.

Scary? Fear? No, not really, just awkward.  Honestly, I find myself wanting to get up and do something, but I commit to stay sitting still and listen and BE.

I am amazed at all the chatter that has been going through my head trying to derail my effort for no thoughts and just peaceful silence.

Success – I am here, I am in Silence, I am me.   Just me, in this very moment, right where I am supposed to be

I challenge you my friends to schedule some time to experience this exercise, You will be so blessed and refreshed by it!

Week 22 – Comfort Zones

Hello Fellow MKMMA members! – oh, yes, and everyone else too.

The past couple of weeks our class discussion as been about the comfort zone and breaking free of it, so I find it appropriate to share with you a poem I have known about for several years with an appropriate title – My Comfort Zone!

comfort zone

My Comfort Zone

I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn’t fail.
The same four walls and busywork were really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things I’d never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.
I said it didn’t matter that I wasn’t doing much.
I said I didn’t care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with the things inside the zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.
I couldn’t let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I’d never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.
If you’re in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile; success is there for you!
–author unknown

And here is another one that get’s to the point of what we are learning!

Get Out of the Comfort Zone

by George Cuff

I tried to walk with God by faith
Knowing this life was not my own,
But testing would come and make me face
The security of my comfort zone. 

“I’ll live for you both day and night;
I’ll serve you in the way;”
But trials would come, push back the light
And I would go astray.

I would read about heroes of the faith
Who walked their earthly life
With grace reflecting on their face
God’s power for the fight.

I would say anew, “I’ll be like that;
My resolve I will hone.”
But when opposition blew away my peace,
I flew to my comfort zone.

I’d say to myself in a moment of joy,
“This is it. I will be strong.”
But trickery would show a brand new ploy
And all my peace was gone.

I struggled alone with pain and fear,
No relief could I find.
There was no solution, no way to clear
These fears of every kind.

Then one day, on went the light–
The truth came shining through.
His Word flooded my soul so bright,
I knew what I had to do.

I knelt in prayer and said to God,
“I’ll trust you and obey.”
I felt His assurance so sweet and strong,
His peace had come to stay.

“What about you, dear friend of mine?
Are you lethargic, dull, and alone?
Do you sense that now is the time
To get out of your comfort zone?” 

Could it be that God is calling you
To adventure and paths unknown?
But you’re frozen in fear, still afraid
Cause you’re trapped in your comfort zone?

Faith has rewards we all can know
When we stifle our sighs and groans,
When we lay down our life and let it all go,
When we abandon our comfort zone.

Here’s to a couple days of SILENCE and SOLITUDE
(Thank You Winter Weather!)

I am excited to see what this time reveals.  Signing off for now!

Love, Light & Hugs!


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