Master Key Week 7 – Take Four?!?

WTF?!? Did i just type that title? Where has the time gone? Why hasn’t my DMP been completely fulfilled? What is wrong with this course? What is wrong with me?

Well the answer is simple. Concrete is THICK and hard to chisel away at times. However, when you do the work, the hard mental labor that most are not willing to do, it will happen. It cannot NOT happen. I mean like any good diet or workout program, if you DO THE WORK, you will lose weight and get stronger, PERIOD.

I just read my last post from January (yes shame on me for being so long ago) and HO LEE FUK. I cannot even tell you how many things have transpired since then, so I will hit the highlights.

We had just moved into our office at that time and were not even close to being settled. Barely are now. Anyway the first few months was a lengthy and very expensive back and forth BS to come to an agreement for the company buyout. I wont get into the details but I made several serious concessions trying to make it work. Or at least the ones i thought would make it work. We signed at end of May but set it at 1/1/18 for a clean slate. I was trying to keep him on (since he is a world class salesman) to entice him financially and secure our first year as a single owner company. Only thing is that he broke the agreement within 5 months. He passed on so many leads, disparaged us and worst of all tried getting a salesman that we just hired to go work for his other company. Not only that, it changed our friendship forever. Was a long time coming, I put up with so much shit for so long it was ridiculous. Regardless he got the buyout money but I do not have to pay him any commissions cause he never hit his mark.

For the longest time I was conditioned by him to believe I could never make it without him. That he was so great at what he did that he could just hire people to do the stuff he doesn’t know how, or care to learn to do. Truth is, we could never make it with him after the buyout. Once my wife and I started going out an introducing ourselves to vendors, potential clients, competitors, etc.. we learned quickly that he had wronged several people and made a bad name for himself, and the company, specifically with professional women. My wife and I started calling it the “apology tour” as we were letting people know he was no longer an owner. Its amazing how much shit comes out of the woodwork when people feel comfortable. Again, I will leave out the details here but suffice it to say I am shocked we never got sued and didn’t lose the company.

In the midst of all this turmoil I was slightly concerned about how we were going to make it. I was completely off the MKE train and slipped back into some old blueprint thinking and habits. But I had apparently learned enough and planted enough seeds that things were presenting themselves that were rather unexpected. First a random salesman named Mark walked into our office one day looking for a different company to sell for. He was glad that he found us instead, as were we. I didn’t have a lot of faith at first but he has really come along way in the past few months. We also had another salesman (the one my former partner tried to poach) that appeared out of the blue after a 2 year hiatus that used to work for us. Tremendous salesman but over promises and doesn’t quite ask for the right amount of money. We have high hopes for him but will have to keep a tight leash on him.

Meanwhile I am waiting diligently for the cannabis producer/processor license to come through but there was a holdup with the WSLCB and they never told me. Back in January I was all cleared and was told at that time by them and the sellers it should happen anytime. Well I am so above board that I din’t want to risk anything so I paid for Insurance, lease, and utilities for the next 6 months, always waiting, being told “We gave them everything they asked for”. In February my partner and I went to tour a facility in AZ that was ran by some guy we met at the Cannacon last November. It was the most incredible thing I ever saw and instantly realized the level to which some people are taking this industry. After March came and went I told the sellers that I couldn’t continue to pay $4k a month without seeing any return. We agreed that they were going to “hire” my partner to run the operations so when the deal transferred over it would be truly turn key. Well that obviously created more expenses so the $4k went to $8k for the next few months but he was starting to produce some very good stuff. Problem was we couldn’t sell it cause we didn’t have the license. I am pretty sure some shady shit went down so I was going to maintain plausible deniability by removing myself from any more payments but was so convinced that because my partner and I were both very into MKE (his first year) that one more month and it will happen. Well sadly he lost out on 10 months of work and progress and I lost out on about $30k after it was all done and said. In the end the sellers were under investigation but never disclosed that to us, nor did the State. Very disappointing to say the least. Rather heartbreaking. Utterly cause it seemed to be the perfect scenario.

Funny though how things transpire. Being an observer to the best of my ability through all this I was amazingly able to maintain unbelievable calmness and forgiveness. A lot of the stuff I had worked on over the previous few years with MKMMA and therapy a ton of GOOD STUFF seeped into that mysterious source that never sleeps.

Sometimes we are tested to see how badly we really want something. Is it AUTHENTIC or is it an idea of what we wish it to be? We change as we grow older, through necessity or desire. Unforeseen circumstances or simple maturity. I am not saying that I do not want to be in that industry but the YEARNING DESIRE currently isn’t there. Has my DMP been so off all along, or have I changed? What is it that I really want? I am still trying to figure out, rather hone in on the specifics so I can laser focus and achieve my dreams. What are my dreams?  know I want to spend as much time teaching my nearly 6 year old daughter everything that I can while playing as much golf as possible, lol. I wish i picked up a club 35 years ago and got the taste I have now. Only been playing consistently with training and practice for 3 years and might have 100 total rounds under my belt over the past 15 years when I tried for the first time.

I digress. What I have learned about the portion I have laid out above (and yes there is much, much more that has gone on) and all the very negative circumstances and situations that has accompanied all of it there has been an understanding, a recognition that subby (or the universe) go the WAY you think that it will go. It truly is the WHAT and not the HOW that we need to stay committed to. Plant the seeds, care for them and trust that what you sow is what you will reap. It will be OK even if you forget you planted some cause they can still grow off the food and water from the seeds you are actually expecting to germinate and grow.

Back to some very positive info regarding my construction company. Right when everything with my partner was looking like it was going south and not going to work out for us we got an Angel dropped in our lap. Now that may be over selling it a bit but I am completely serious about how this wonderful, smart and fired up young woman came to meet Jenn and I on our “apology tour” and after a 4 hour “interview’ turned into a wonderful relationship between her and us. She is kicking down every door my former partner closed and helping us re brand our name without all the nonsense. She has only been with us for 3 full months but has already bridged gaps and laid new pathways for past and new business relationships.

The universe works in mysterious ways and although I know that I have the ability to achieve my DMP in life it still amazes me how things actually play out in the world without. I may not have done this program to its fullest ever, especially after year one. BUT what I have been able to overcome, and the attitude of gratitude I can possess even in the face of theft, deceit, subversion and outright intent on someone bringing us down is nothing short of miraculous. I am not even referring to my former business partner either.

I got lots more to share but going to try and break it up so this already long post isn’t a wall of text. Bottom line is if you are reading this and having any struggles with this course or question its power, DON’T! This is the greatest course of its kind ever assembled and if you do the work you will absolutely succeed and get whatever you want. Just know that it can come differently that expected and be OK with that.

Until next time…………….

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Master Key Week -11 thru 15??? – Take Three

Ok, I suck.

Well not really but I am not doing the program as instructed and I just need to be ok with it.

I really only feel a little bad because it is such a bad-ass system but I am going through a lot currently so I wish I could express more frequently in greater detail all the great stuff I am doing. Its been so long since I blogged I cannot remember exactly where things were at but the bottom line is I am knee deep in the middle of living what I began to manifest 2 years ago when I really did participate to the fullest.

Typical me to beat myself up over the things I do not do well but somehow neglect to recognize or give myself credit due for the things I am exceptional at. I have a lot to offer and I think that is where I dig at myself the most for not allowing myself to be ok with how I am utilizing the MKE. Which in itself is silly cause the whole point of the program is to live my authentic life. However as I type those words it is apparent that I feel the way I do because my subby knows I am not living my authentic life.

As an observer I realize that I am on a path to that authentic self and that there is work to be done, for myself and those I love around me.

I am so close o achieving several goals that I sometimes forget I am actually doing so incredibly well with the life I have been given and I know that as soon as a few more things are behind me the light is gonna come ripping through.

Kindness, this week has always been my favorite as a typical american man it has often been difficult to express my truest feelings for my fellow man but this week seems to allow me to set that aside and really show others around me, strangers or friends, that it doesn’t take much to make people feel loved, respected and appreciated by showing Kindness in many different ways.

Until next time…….

Master Key Weeks 8 & 9 – Take Three

Holy cow what a ride.

This is going to be shorter than most because I have so many irons in the fire it is a tad overwhelming. You may have gathered that by another 2 week blog since I cannot get my shit together, lol.

I am submitting documents to the WSLCB for the cannabis license and hopefully have collected enough information for them to ensure as easy of a transition as possible. I know I look great on paper and haven’t had any legal issues in almost 23 years. There is still a mountain of stuff to do with this though. Need logo completed, genetics acquired, pay rent and utilities that cannot even be used yet but there is probably another 6 weeks before I take ownership.

My partner and I in the construction company are nearly at total agreement for me buying him out which has been a lengthy project.

The property we were looking to purchase for the construction company has agreed to give us a 2 year lease with an option to buy after 1 year so that actually works out better for us with the buyout looming in the foreground but we need to be out before Christmas so another layer of pressure for certain as moving an entire office takes a lot of coordination.

My mom is currently in a shitty Adult foster care home but there is really no where else for her to go currently and I do not have any time to help her right now anyway.

We had to put our 16 year old dog down recently which was the last of our family pets and even though it was the right thing to to at the right time it is never easy to see a family member go.

We visited family in Mesa for Thanksgiving which was really nice but got to start planning for Christmas and my daughters 5th birthday on January 3rd.

Lots to be grateful for.

Until next time…….

Master Key Week 6 & 7 – Take Three

Ha ha,

 

Well good thing I am a lifetime member and not on a scholarship cause I wouldn’t still be here.

It is so funny that I know how good this program is that I still choose not to do certain aspects of it this time around. I say choose cause it is a choice but sometimes, there is just too much going on that it is easier to just unplug from the tasks even when I know what I should do I just don’t feel like it. However that is OK cause I am living by my authentic self and making things happen none the less.

These past 2 weeks have been an absolute roller coaster as far as making ground on purchasing my company from my partner. That has been the pressing thing other than purchasing the property for the company but have made the decision to let the loan diligence period expire instead of getting an extension. Trying to do both those things at once was feeling very forced and poor timing, especially when I am also 90% through buying the cannabis business. My wife left the company because she cannot stand my partner and that has created a void with the team that I just cannot fill so she must return but that comes only with the buyout, hence the ups and downs.

As I state often I am grateful for my problems and look forward to the adventure that is in front of me. The buyout will go well. We are moving locations back to Vancouver even though its not a purchase it is still a fresh start. I will pass my vetting process for the cannabusiness. I will continue to make healthy eating choices and exercise regularly. I will be able to travel often. I will get better a golf. I will have more free time to spend with my wife and daughter.

Taping into the universal mind and being able to visualize what we want is so important. Just as keeping out the negative thoughts with the mental diet. Knowing that we can obtain anything we want out of life can be so hard to comprehend or believe without experiencing it but that is what is so great about MKE. If you do everything as instructed you will understand how it all works and through practice you will be able to do/have/be anything you want. This is coming from someone who doesn’t even do everything as I should but because I did the first time around so this year as was the last is just constant reassurance because i am still accomplishing my DMP and finding more strength from within to keep moving forward until I accomplish all of my goals in life.

Do more sits, be more enthusiastic, give with love is where all the really powerful experiences will derive from. I love how challenging things are because it makes the rewards that much more wonderful and teaches us not to give up. Ever

Until next time……..

Master Key Week 5 – Take 3

I hope everyone out there is doing well. Week 5 for me the first time around was a big deal for me and I hope it is for all of you who are still participating in the MKE.

Lets get something straight before I regal you with more tales of wonder that this program has afforded me.

I haven’t done shit this year comparatively speaking. I haven’t made one live webinar yet, I haven’t reag OG daily as instructed, I haven’t read the Master keys and my sits with any regularity, I haven’t written down anything on my service card in 2 weeks, I do not say “Do it now” 25x twice a day, I haven’t made any adjustments to my DMP that I really need and want to. I really have failed miserably this time around thus far.

Guess what….it doesn’t matter cause today is a new day. Everyday is a new day. Each and every new day allows me the opportunity to do with it what I choose to do with it. So far this year I have chosen not to do those things or have allowed myself excuses as to why I didn’t get around to a part of it. Now that being said i have an incredible load on my shoulders and literally do not have enough time in the day to deal with all of it at times. I will not get into all the legitimate reasons I have to do the things that I have done but sometimes it just can be too much to really look at things objectively.

That being said what I learned the first time around is that this program WORKS. t is still working for me and even though I am not exactly where I want to be or doing what I want to be doing there are so many positives in my life that I am so damn grateful I think part of me is actually resistant to the idea of being able to attain all my dreams and goals. Its really rather odd especially knowing what I know but that god damned subby can really play tricks with you. Some of that concrete is just so thick and difficult to chip away. As you will all find out soon enough there is something I am pretending not to know and my calling is seemingly getting louder but I keep letting it get drowned out cause I am trying not to let someone get hurt. Problem is I am hurting myself in the process and my future self is going to be pissed if I do not do something soon.

I have done several great things for my new best friend and am on my 12th week of a physical transformation program that has completely changed how I look and feel. So much so that I could do another 12 weeks to actually get to where I would like to be now that I know I am able to do what I have done. My trainer, Stephana, who teaches her own style that she calls Yogilachi really resonates with me. I love the fact that each day I get up around 5am to work out from 530-630 and then I am done for the day. It was a colossal hurdle for me to overcome but now I enjoy it. Well not really ENJOY it but feel super accomplished so that I trick myself into believing that I love it, lol. Seriously though, after I have done it, I feel great. I have lost almost 30 lbs of fat and gained about 10 lbs of muscle and have room to do it again.

So as much as I haven’t done with MKE thus far I have done that. I have also started another business. One that was part of my original DMP which is super cool. It hasn’t taken off just yet but itis only a matter of time.

My wife and new business partner are both doing MKMMA for the first time and it is so awesome to be able to watch them progress that I relish in their journey as much if not more than mine this time around. I think I can hear a little Emerson in there somewhere.

I am a giver, always have been, always will be. No surprise then as to why I have been blessed with so much. Even when I am feeling incredibly overwhelmed and or frustrated about certain situations or circumstances it is easy for me to be grateful for my problems. Could always be worse no matter how bad you might think things are so for me its gotten lots easier of the years to learn how to appreciate everything I have. Especially the headaches as those are the times to really learn from and be able to help others out by sharing experiences or teaching those how to be more patient or forgiving. I love my life and know that I can even make it better, I just got to stop neglecting my future self and do what the man I intend to become make more decisions than the guy with all the concrete.

Until next time…….

Master Key Week 3 & 4 – Take Three

Hello,

Yes I am behind again but hopefully will be the last time until next time, lol. I know that excuses do not matter in this program but life has a way of distracting you from time to time that just cannot be avoided.

Over the last 2 weeks I have been inundated with the purchase of property that my company is so close to finalizing. We are adjusting to our in-laws moving out, which is ultimately a good thing for us all, but after 4 years of having someone around we could depend on to assist with Violet and or other needs, it has been a transition to say the least. My wife has put in her notice to quit the company because she cannot handle working with my business partner any longer which may or may not last as due to this fact he and I have begun discussing me buying him out. My soon to be other partner Zach and I are awaiting the LCB to call me to get the vetting process completed on the new cannabis business to which we have so much to work on but until the final go ahead from them there isn’t a whole lot we can do. Lastly but not least is that we had to put my 16 year old Dalmatian-pit mix down Thursday. We were blessed to have him as long as we did (14 years to the month) but it is never easy and he was the final family pet of four that we have lost over the past 5 years.

Whew…..that doesn’t even cover my Mother and her issues, other family stuff, day to day work operations with crazy customers and waiting on 100’s of 1000’s of payments to come in so we can take care of our bills. It really is amazing as to how much I am able to endure and balance.

The main reason that I can handle these and other things that come at me is due to the MKMMA program that I completed 2 years ago. As I said last post I am barely doing it this year but am super stoked about the people around me who are knee deep in it and finding a lot of excitement with everything.

By the end of this week I am hoping to have some more resolution to the things that I am working on so any positive vibes would be greatly appreciated. We also have 3 days of new software training that ultimately will be great for the company and the team members who will be using it regularly.

Anyway, eliminating all negative thought can be nearly impossible but with continued practice at least those things will not take you over.

Keep up with the emotion as well as the sits, everything stems from the sits.

Until next time……

 

Master Key Week 2 – Take Three

Greetings,

There has been a lot of universal activities this week for everyone that I know that is participating in the MKMMA program. It is very exciting and also very scary as I am going to be stepping into the unknown. Since this is my 3rd time around I know what that means and how the heroes journey works but still isn’t EASY. I won’t go into any more about that but you will see later in the course unless you are already a Joseph Campbell fan.

I have not been performing the homework assignments as well as I should be, especially knowing what I know but there is a lot going on in my life currently that would be overwhelming to most. Nothing catastrophic but certainly difficult and challenging.

Mainly my primary business is going through a transition that will most likely result in me buying my partner out to save the company from his consistent problem creating decisions. He is a great salesman and net-worker but has no clue about management or actual business operations for the size that we have become. He makes everyone in the company work harder than they need to and is driving people away. The first (and worst) hit at this moment was my wife quiting because she can no longer put up with his insanity.  She was and has been a critical component to the growth and success we have experienced and although she thinks she is replaceable she absolutely is not. I love her and want her to be happy and less stressed so I am supporting her decision as it should make our home life more harmonious. My workload is going to double and I am going to suffer along with the company by her absence but if I can buy out my partner she will return. There are many other pieces to this portion but I cannot divulge too much until the right time as I do not want anything to get out to the wrong people at his time.

On a really good note, something that has been part of my DMP for the last two years is inching closer to reality. I am hopefully just a couple weeks away from finalizing a purchase of a producer/processing cannabis business which has been a passion of mine for many years. All contracts have been signed and paperwork submitted to the WLCB so it is just a matter of time before I get the call to go through the vetting process to which I am certain will not be any issues. My friend Zack who is also participating in the MKMMA is going to be my partner in this new venture and I am super excited to see where it will lead us.

I have also been doing a 12 week workout program for the last 10 weeks to which I have lost over 25lbs and feeling great. I am in need of new pants and that is pretty freaking cool. I was able to get my trainer, Stepahana, into the MKMMA program as well and that is another component to my support system.

There really is a lot of positive things happening currently beyond the seemingly negative swell around my partner and what that is going to look like while we transition. The company has become an extended family and it’s importance to me is only surpassed by my actual family which puts me in a position to make some tough decisions that will most likely result in losing a long term relationship with him but it is all his doing so there is no reason for me to feel guilty or scared. Everything happens for a reason and that reason is usually built upon what we think.

I got to get more consistent with my sits and my enthusiasm, all lifes answers are waiting there for each of us to discover.

Until next time…….

 

 

Master Key Week 1 – Take Three

Well Hello again all,

This is the first week blog of my third year doing MKMMA. It has been quite a ride over the past two years and I must say I am definitely a different man than I was before I started this.

I am exceptionally pleased and excited this year as my wife is doing it for the first time as well as a good friend of mine and my personal trainer who both are going to gobble this up like seasoned professionals. So far my wife is doing well and enjoying the fruits of her labor and I know she will make profound and positive changes in her life which will not only benefit her but my daughter and myself as well.

It is an exciting time for me as there are many positive things on the horizon and I truly have this program and Mark and Davene et all to thank for the education and tools to do so. As usual I am behind on a few things, my blog included but I am not under a guide this time around so I am not held to the strict timelines the rest of you are.

I would like to share more but running out of time and will do so week 2. All I can stress is do it with ENTHUSIASM!!!

Until next time……

Master Key Week 22 – Take Two

Damn…..I have fallen off the wagon in a few areas of my life (hence the last blog was a half hazzard week 19)  but am ready to get back on track. I have been pretty sub-par on a lot of the reads and sits the past couple weeks. Even though this is my second time around I am still coming up a little short on the commitments and the exercises. I didn’t do the silence thing this year mainly cause i missed the webinar that talked about it, boooooo me. However being a partner in an extremely busy construction company and a 4 year old daughter I don’t know if I could have done more than 24 hours anyway. Although as I am typing this I realize I could still do it next weekend if I make the proper arrangements.

Even though I haven’t given 100% of myself with ENTHUSIASM  yet again, the nearly year and a half journey since I was first introduced to the MKMMA program has created several, positive and profound changes in my life and for that I am really thankful and happy. I have an amazing daughter, my wife and I have been connecting well as of late, business is booming and we finally have a good team and some systems in place. Several components in my DMP have risen to the top but I have work to do as that old concrete can be challenging at times I know that I posses the tools to be able to continue to chip away, slowly but surely.

My health is good but have some weight to lose. A few moths back I found a trainer that fit my style wonderfully but she had to move locations due to a false lease that her landlord pulled on her. I went to see her at her house until our last visit a couple weeks ago cause it’s too much money without the other classes that she offered. I hope she gets a new spot cause I really like the type of work we were doing.

I am super blessed and grateful for each day I get. My old ways try to trick me into thinking that something bad must be around the corner but I do not give those thoughts any weight as I know how things really work.

Until next time………….

Master Key 19 – Take Two

Another week goes by and another week things keep getting better. What am I pretending not to know and what would the person I intend to become do next are 2 questions that really hit me hard last year and they still carry some significant weight. It certainly fits the this month’s OG of I will live this day as if it is my last. Lots of this stuff is so ingrained in me now that it’s nearly impossible to read something or promise something rather and not follow through with it.

My old blueprint continues to keep falling away and I am really seeing the future with brighter lenses. Not that most of my life isn’t super awesome, I used to have real doubts as to what the future would bring. Over the past 18 months what I have learned between this course and other personal improvements I have made, I am truly in a remarkable place. I fully see my DMP as it has already begun to take place.

I really try to stay in the present lately as my previous issues, that are so wonderfully spelled out in OG, would be to worry about what I should have, could have, would have done differently in the past, or stress about an imaginary circumstance that hasn’t even taken place and probably wont ever happen. Its a nice change to really just focus on the “Now”.

I think I have gotten to the point where I know I can create and manifest anything I want and really just need to laser focus what that is going to be. It is truly a magnificent journey and even though I still do not do everything as well as I could, my life is in a perpetual state of new possibilities. 5 Years ago I had a .0001% thought I would be where I am so now I KNOW that I have no idea how good it can get but like the strangest secret says, with a destination and plan in place, I will get where I want to go.

Until next time…..