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Week 24 – Joy, Gratitude and Other Thoughts

Mahalo from the man in the mirror

Every day is time to look that guy in the face and be honest with him. Mostly we’re buds but there are days he tells me to get my butt in gear – lovingly of course. He and I are in a long-term relationship so we try to be kind and considerate to each other while being accountable. We’re both thankful for the experience and looking forward to our future together.

What did I learn from going through the Master Key Experience? I learned That I have a lot to learn but this is a great start to the journey. I learned the value of Self-mastery over the expectation that some guru holds all the secrets. Some of the value tidbits to whet your appetite

Being the observer

Avoiding Rejecting negativity

Knowing my primary purpose

Focusing on what’s important

Doing my best


Funny things I learned about Mark Januszewski

I identify with Mark J more than I thought I would…which is part of his approach.

He’s a very bright guy while also an “everyman”. He teaches common sense from the perspective of someone with extensive education and experience.

He and I both were fortunate enough to have the existential, life-defining experience of being single dads bringing up children. Nothing is ever the same afterward.

We both love the Pittsburgh Steelers (or did I remember this wrong?)

We both love to apply a little bit of the needle now and then.

We both  were blessed to sell  photocopiers – Mark in the 1970s and me in the 1980s. It seems we had similar teachers from the stories he tells.


Love the teachers

Gurus love wisdom but they teach it like they’re the first one to think of these things. In truth there have been many teachers, philosophers and sages through they years who imparted these wise thoughts. Just goes to show you that gurus aren’t always the font of all wisdom. Mark has brought us Emerson, Emmet Fox, Haanel, John Wooden, Og Mandino among others. Pretty good faculty if you ask me.


A big Mahalo!

My heartfelt thanks goes to Mark J, T.F. Davene, Trish, Derek, Heather, Andrea, Dayna, my guide Justin Leader  and your staff for pushing, pulling, cajoling and guiding me through this experience. It was fun, difficult, joyful, demanding, energizing and exhausting at various times. I would certainly do it again and fully expect to. There’s no way I can truly express my gratitude other to say, Mahalo! I have come a long way and also realize I have much to learn.

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


Week 10 – Time to celebrate! And Happy Birthday to me!

Lots to celebrate this week!


Sunday’s MKMMA webinar is supposed to be a barn burner! I’m really looking forward to this one. That’s another thing to celebrate. In fact I know my wife was planning a small intimate birthday dinner at a restaurant(reservation for 17 please :-)) and I asked her to move it back an hour so I can attend the webinar.

My approach to the Master Key experience has really changed over the past 10 weeks and so have I. My “tasks” or exercises have become built into my daily routine and built into my thoughts. I get a real kick when I hear myself say to someone, “Do it now.” I still have hurdles to clear but my mind is focused on the compass and my definite major purpose.

I noticed change again today when giving an hour-long presentation on a pretty dry, technical topic. I’ve always been a pretty good public speaker but in the past it’s been pretty easy to drone on providing references and citations in this kind of presentation. Recently I’ve noticed a real change and even more so today. I was relaxed and confident but didn’t worry about being perfect. The audience even chuckled a few times. The coordinator made mention of the difference afterward. The change is apparent and directly attributable to the work I’ve put in with The Mater Key Mastermind Alliance. That’s deserving of a little celebration so on the way home I gave myself a virtual high five! (Didn’t want to take both hands of the wheel ;-D) Another celebration!

This week I also participated in my first real-time mastermind call with 2 other members of the MKMMA 2014 community and my first call with my guide Justin. Both were great experiences. It’s really cathartic to talk with people who are on the same page, who can really identify with the aspirational nature of this journey and who have really useful insights based on their experiences. I’m excited about continuing both.

And…oh yeah, Sunday, December 7th is a big day for me. It’s my birthday and I’ll finally qualify for some of those sweet senior discounts I’ve heard about for so long .Cha-ching, right? 😀 In reality I’m just glad to be around to celebrate one more and hope to stick around for another 30 or 40. I’m a twin so my mother always said December 7th is a day that will live in infamy!

Birthday Party Clip Art

Talk about cathartic, I wasn’t sure what I would write about this week and then it just flowed from my fingertips. I feel much better now…

I am whole, perfect, strong powerful, loving, harmonious and happy!