Week 17 Update

Week 17

Through the eyes of a child

I had the privilege to spend a few days at the Magic Kingdom with three of my grandchildren, the girls ages 5, 7, and the oldest grandson who is 9. Most of the time was spent as an observer, and the rest of the time as a participant (or hostage) on the thrill rides.

The observer part was really fascinating, watching the excitement of the girls, how they reacted, and the looks on their faces when the Princesses were near by was priceless. It was the Fantasyland experience that was the most fascinating, the what’s real and what’s not real thing that was absolutely amazing.

The imagination, the what’s real and what’s not real, the what is possible thing, it’s everywhere in the Magic Kingdom, and who are we to argue with the children? I got to thinking, how could you tell all the kids that were there it wasn’t real, it was just a fantasy. Could you imagine what they might say, or how they would look at you like you were crazy.

Let’s see, I have a bunch of pictures of the kids with Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel, Belle, Aurora, and more. We had lunch at Cinderella’s Castle, it’s a real structure, it’s as big as life, the food was real, the people there were all real.

We can probably learn a lot from the children.

Most of what the MKMMA is teaching us is to realize that we can have whatever we want, we just have to believe that it is real! To go back to being that child with dreams, that stage of innocence where we think something cannot happen is difficult to do, but really where we need to be.

So find that kid in yourself…….that’s what Walt Disney did in building the Disney legacy, and wanted us to strive to do. He said;

“If you can dream it, you can do it. All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably. First Think, Second Believe, Third Dream, and finally, Dream.”

Walt also talked about something that most people in the MKMMA understand and have heard paraphrased many times; “The more you are in the state of gratitude the more you will attract to be grateful for.”

It’s okay to think. believe, and dream like a child, so that you can build the castle of your dreams, complete with your own princes and princesses.  Just execute your vision, have the courage to pursue your dreams, believe, and they will come true…… Through the eyes of a child!!!

Believe

 

Doug Karnuth

Master Key System

Master Mind Alliance Charter Member

~ Dreams Come True When You Follow Your Heart

 

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MKMMA Week 17

Having a Magical Moment, update you soon!

 

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MKMMA Week 16

Now You See It, OR…..Now You Don’t

Everybody has at some point in their life wished for something so hard they could actually see it happening, and the interesting thing is that in most cases it happened just like they wanted it to.

The most important thing about visualizing your future and what you want is to really see it, not just think about it or read about, you’ve got to see it in your minds eye.

When Henry Flagler desired to build a railroad he visualized it so strongly he not only said he could see the train on the tracks, he could hear the trains whistle.  This was the same exact approach he used in developing and building previous business ventures.  After he failed the first time, Flagler understood he needed to better understand where he was going with any ventures, which he needed to think through, and visualize exactly what planned to create, and how it looked when in full operation.

Now most people have learned about Flagler through his Railroad, most people don’t know that he was an integral part in the founding of Standard Oil, and that John D Rockefeller approached Flagler for capital to start the company that the Rockefeller’s have been so well associated with.

If Flagler didn’t “see” the possibilities, and visualize what he wanted, today, there might have been no Standard Oil, no Flagler Railroad, nor would there be any of the old ornate hotels along the Florida Coast that Flagler visualized and built for you to see.  So now I hope you see it.

The journey continues, you can follow along right here.

Believe

 

Doug Karnuth

Master Key System

Master Mind Alliance Charter Member

~ Dreams Come True When You Follow Your Heart

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MKMMA Week 15

Klingons

For those of you that remember the Klingons, they were antagonists that appeared regularly on the original Star Trek shows in the 1960’s.  The irony is that their goal was to disrupt others and cause them to lose focus on what they were intending to accomplish, they wanted to keep others in a constant state of lack.

Haanel states that we cannot get what we want, what we desire, if we cling to what we have.  We must be willing to let go of the past in order to further our growth.  It has been said before that if nothing changes, nothing can change.

We also know that we reap what we sow.  If we are clinging on, there is no possible way to “sow the oats of our future”.  The bottom line is if you cling to tight to what you have today, that’s where you will stay.  You will lose the edge you have gained to this point, and as the saying goes, if you’re not living on the edge you are taking up too much space.

The journey continues, you can follow along right here.

Believe

Doug Karnuth

Master Key System

Master Mind Alliance Charter Member

~ Dreams Come True When You Follow Your Heart

 

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MKMMA Week 14

You Will be the Ones!

We read over and over about how what we think, what we believe, what think is possible, will happen, if…….. We REALLY believe that.

BOLD STATEMENT RIGHT?

If you are like a lot of people on New Year’s Day, you find it hard not to check out some the College Bowl Games.  Especially if you’re like me, in a place so cold you don’t want to go outside unless it’s necessary.  Let me digress for a moment, I just found out that the schools here in Minnesota will be closed on Monday as the forecast HIGH temperature for the day is expected to be Minus 15 degrees F…. OUCH!!  Okay back to the story….

One of the games many people watched was the Michigan State vs. Stanford game, a very entertaining back and forth game ultimately won by Michigan State.  The underlying story-line is that Michigan State Coach Dan Dantonio was at the Rose Bowl in May 2013, recorded a short video, which was incorporated into a longer video that you can watch below.  Here’s summary of what he recorded about 7 months before the game;

“Hey guys, welcome to the Rose Bowl, this is where we make it happen. …You will be the ones. It sort of gives you the chills walking out here, it’s a long way from home. But we’ve got a plan. We’ve got a plan to get here.”

Isn’t it amazing what can happen when you really believe, when you make that BOLD statement, and shout it to the world.

When you dream of roses, they will bloom.

Michigan State Coach Dan Dantonio prerecorded video at 4:58

The journey continues, you can follow along right here.

Believe

Doug Karnuth

Master Key System

Master Mind Alliance Charter Member

~ Dreams Come True When You Follow Your Heart

 

 

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MKMMA Week 13

Squirrel!!

Persistence and focus is key to success at anything you do or want to accomplish.  There are many examples of where people have found success after failing numerous times, and at the point they had pretty much exhausted all options.  Edison is a great example, failing thousands of times before inventing the light bulb is just one of the many things he persisted at.

Edison was good at not being distracted; not letting the naysayers get him down, or make him believe that he could not succeed.  He was laser focused on the invention he was working on and vowed to not quit until he succeeded.

In recent years we have been given many excuses as to why people cannot find success, and why they will never accomplish what they desire.  These things have been given names like Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to name a couple.  Most of the time, but not limited to, it is identified in children, and is said to develop in them over a period of time.  Basically what that says is children have persisted over a period to develop a disorder for not paying attention, not focusing, and not persisting.

A great example of that is the dog “Dug” in the movie UP!  And here is a short clip that shows exactly what not focusing on what you are doing causes.

Now the good news is we can overcome any of these old behaviors by being persistent in making the changes and focusing on the goal in sight.  A great example is that of a young golfer who had been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and was on prescription medication to help “control” it.  The interesting thing is he didn’t like how it made him feel, the mood swings, and the feeling that something might be “wrong” with him, and stopped taking the medication.

Most people know how concentration and focus are essential to playing golf, and the difference between making the shot or not making it, and how ADD/ADHD would be a huge handicap to a golfer.

By being persistent, by believing, focusing, and not giving up, this young golfer lowered his score, has shot rounds below par, or at par consistently, by simply changing his thoughts to “I will persist until I succeed.”

FOCUS, PERSIST, SUCCEED!

The journey continues, you can follow along right here.

Believe

Doug Karnuth

Master Key System

Master Mind Alliance Charter Member

~ Dreams Come True When You Follow Your Heart

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Week 12 MKMMA

3 Easy Pieces

There are three things that are absolutely essential for your success;

First, you must have the knowledge of your power

Second, you must have the courage to dare

Third, the faith to do it

Now I’m not sure it’s all that important where you start, which one you really need first, because as Haanel tells us, we need all three to succeed.  A lot of people probably question how much they really know, and how much mental power they have.

However, if you have the guts, the courage, to do what you want, when you want to, you have one of the key things needed to get started.  Often the courage to live on the edge makes us uneasy, but as a good friend of mine once said; “If you’re not living on the edge you are taking up too much space.”  This key piece may be enough to propel you towards the other two pieces of the puzzle.

When a person knows what it is that they want to succeed at, they’re at a great starting point.  Often, in the beginning, knowing what you want is something that will help to focus, and get moving forward towards the goal.  Now this is helpful in gaining the confidence needed and creating the understanding that the knowledge to support the goal is actually already in us.

While you are building the knowledge base and confidence, it is essential to keep the negative thoughts out.  If something doesn’t go our way, we must let it go, forget about it, it’s the mental diet thing.  If we don’t put the negative stuff on the diet, we will become overweight, overburdened with negativity.  It’s that old saying “We reap what we sow.”

With our ideal being sharp, clear cut, definite, and not changing from day to day, or week to week, we eliminate any indecision due to lack of faith and belief.

There’s that word again… “Belief”

The journey continues, you can follow along right here.

Believe

Doug Karnuth

Master Key System

Master Mind Alliance Charter Member

~ Dreams Come True When You Follow Your Heart

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Week 11 MKMMA

BELIEVE

Have you ever done this?

You started to think about how a bunch of things, something specific could go wrong, and it did?  And you probably said or thought; “See, I was right, I knew that would happen.”

When did you start thinking about had bad it could get, when it would go wrong, why it wouldn’t work?  Was it split seconds before all went wrong?

I doubt it.

Most likely it was well in advance of the event, and you had just been waiting for it to happen.  Even though, in most cases, you had no proof that anything would go wrong or not work out.

Do you think it’s possible that it didn’t work out just because you believed that it wouldn’t?

Earl Nightingale has said, “We become what we think about.”

Haanel tells us numerous times, and in different ways throughout the Master Keys.  But, most importantly, he reminds us that we are to believe we already have received something before we actually have it.

A lot of people find this hard to believe; these are the glass half empty kind of people, and these types of people are always looking at what is wrong, and not what is right.

So, would it be okay if we only looked at what we want that is positive, what we really want, and believe that we already have it?

I BELIEVE we can…..

The journey continues, you can follow along right here.

Believe

Doug Karnuth

Master Key System

Master Mind Alliance Charter Member

~ Dreams Come True When You Follow Your Heart

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Week 10 MKMMA

ABUNDANCE

Abundance is within our grasp, and it’s a lot easier to have than most people think it is.  I’ve been enjoying each day because I focus much more attention on abundance, appreciation, and gratitude than I do on what I don’t have.

The majority of people focus much more attention on lack, scarcity, and poverty, and then they are surprised when they cannot change where they are at in life.  Then they spend more time complaining about other people than doing something to improve their situation.  You don’t need to look far to find these negative people, they are everywhere.  It is much more difficult to stay clear of them and not let them suck the life from you, and take away any positive energy you have and all the things you have worked hard to achieve.

If you are at a place where you are not sure what you want, take a look at the negative people around you, you will quickly see what you don’t want in your life.  When you see these miserable people around you just understand, the reason they are that way is because that’s what they have been thinking about, what they have been focusing on.

Did you ever have one of those days?  You know the type I’m talking about, the days when you wish you had stayed in bed.  I promise you it all started with one bad thing, and then you built on it.  Before long you wondered why everything was going wrong, pretty simple, you focused on the bad and you got all that and more.

That poor me, why don’t I get a break place of being was compelling enough to capture my attention for a while, but I decided to try out the abundance mindset.  The awesome thing is that it creates just as many good days in your life, and it’s a lot more fun.

We all have to have some type of a “day”, so would it be okay to choose a good day full of abundance?

The journey continues, you can follow along right here.

Believe

 

Doug Karnuth

Master Key System

Master Mind Alliance Charter Member

~ Dreams Come True When You Follow Your Heart

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Week 9 MKMMA

We always end up at the truth….

A really awesome thing comes from the Master Key Master Mind Alliance,  learning “The Truth”.  There’s an old saying, if we are going to end up at the truth, wouldn’t it be a lot easier to start with the truth?

A lot of times we feed our mind with the wrong things, and as we have learned, the mind gives us back exactly what we put into it.  So if we are telling ourselves what we want, if we are saying our affirmations and not really buying into them, we are not ending up at the truth.

Have you ever thought about how you respond to people that ask how you are, or how things are going?  Keep in mind, most people ask that question as a courtesy, and really don’t want to know how you really are, some truly care when they ask that question, but they are the few.

If someone asked you the question right now; “How are you” what would be your response?
Would you say something like;
“I’m awesome”
“Things are great”
“I’m flawless”
“Terrible”
So let me ask you something, if the next question they asked you was; “Is that really true?”  How would you respond?
If you are truly where you want to be, or are working towards your dreams you can easily answer that question, and feel good about it.  However, if for one second you have to stop and think about how to respond to that question, you probably need to take a harder look at what your truth really is, and do what it takes to change it.

If you want to change the ways thing are or get closer to your true dharma, just start with being truthful to yourself.  That’s where the truth starts, just how the guy in the glass sees it.

The journey continues, you can follow along right here.

Believe

Doug Karnuth

Master Key System

Master Mind Alliance Charter Member

~ Dreams Come True When You Follow Your Heart

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