Week 26 – Parting Shots

This tree is right outside my house and will look like this again in a few weeks. Really looking forward to that.


imageIt came fast. It came slow.

The end.

Except it isn’t the end.

Most activity will continue. Giving me more traction towards my DMP.

Much stuff still to catch up on.

My biggest accomplishment so far was just to keep going. No matter what. There have been lots and lots and lots of whats.

Sometimes I was, and am, soooooooo far behind, the most logical thing to do would be to quit.  Well that wouldn’t have accomplished anything. Keepin’ goin’ makes all the difference and is still life changing.

I know I now have a leg up to Go90Grow. And all the lessons for both are reinforced.

I’m looking forward to participation in March to 3000. I enjoyed the first call with Carol.

All this will make me feel that I’m getting even further behind. Must push that kind of thinking to the back. Not useful. Not productive.

Just keep going.

It’s all good. One of my favorite phrases.

Its too easy to point to the defective. The problem.The not yet perfect. They are all so irrelevant.

Stay tuned for what’s next.



Week 25

image.jpegWhat you are looking at in the picture are beaded geckos by the Masai artists of Northern Tanzania.

I use them as zipper pulls as another way of keeping the colors front of mind

So what’s been puzzling me for awhile is shapes versus colors. We use both to burn into subby.

My conscious brain keeps wanting to know whether color trumps shape or the other way around? When both are present?

is the confusion deliberate? If so why?

I seem to be doing the mental gymnastics of linking both, but that can sometimes feel like too much when my brain is otherwise busy.

Or, when it is not, why am I doing this?

Is this how it’s supposed to be?



Week 24

image.png“Success is not determined by the outcome. The outcome is the result of having already decided that you are successful to begin with.”

― T.F. Hodge


MKMMA: “If you quit on the process, you are quitting on the result.” ―Idowu Koyenikan


i particularly value the last sentence in this quote – because it can change everything about my strategy and outcome:

“All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man/woman had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of your first.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

My goodness how approp Is this quote to the MKMMA experience:

“My face is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions are few, my guide is reliable, my mission is clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, detoured, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate… at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity, or meander in a maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, shut up, let up, or slow up.”~ Robert Moorehead


And finally:

“Confidence isn’t optimism or pessimism, and it’s not a character attribute. It’s the expectation of a positive outcome.” ~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter

I take that one step further:  by designing and programming the desired outcome –  everyone including yourself, knows what needs to be done to make it all happen.  No more wishy-washy.

It’s still kind of fascinating that every week all these quotes drop into my lap – they are only appropriate for MKMMA, but exactly where we are in the process.

This week’s picture is one exception that I didn’t take. My sister-in-law took it on a dive trip to Fiji. She got that picture and then had to sit in a hotel bathroom for 3 hours and wait for a cyclone to Pass thru


Week 23

Found this table. What a nice way to have our colors around. Have to see if I can make the perfect place for it.


Giving is a universal opportunity. Regardless of your age, profession, religion, income bracket, and background, you have the capacity to create change. -Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen – Philanthropist, Educator, and Author


Before you begin a thing, remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead. You can only see one thing clearly, and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin.

Kathleen Norris – Writer



Someone has defined genius as intensity of purpose: the ability to do, the patience to wait. Put these together and you have achievement.” ~ Leo J. Muir

As I think of the table above, I wonder if I can easily remove the legs and hang it on the wall instead? I’ve got more wall space than floor space. It’s light enough too. Perhaps the stairwell  it scales well there.


Amateurs freak out when things don’t go right. Pros just handle it and move on. Here is a throwback Pro for you.

The throw back mentioned above is of the aircraft landing in the Hudson River. Listening to the recording of the pilot handling the emergency is breathtakingly straightforward, matter of fact,  ‘I’ve got this’. The video is on my FB. Thanks Richard Brooke for the post.


“Most of us want to change the world, but only a few of us are willing to change our own minds!”

Runaway fear today. Much better now.

“Raise your commitment level to the point of no return” – Bruce Jenner

Then there’s no time for fear





Week 22


My favourite part of doing this blog is taking/finding pictures. No copyright problems – I took them all.


“The artist is chosen by God to fulfill his commands and must never be overwhelmed by public opinion.” – Albrecht


wow – I didn’t realize until after I pasted in the quote that it followed my earlier comment when I started this blog. This is beyond serendipitous !!

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”

– H. P. Lovecraft

Read this one a few times:

“Rest until you feel like playing, then play until you feel like resting, period. Never do anything else. ” – Martha BeckRead

Week 21

image.jpegI am a unique creature of nature. – OG


Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes. ~ Bette Midler

More Og:  I am rare, and there’s value in all rarity; therefore, I am valuable.

Onto the recent exercise of reading bots:

I found amazingly enjoyable because I got to meet people I didn’t know in life. I tended to read the bigger display obituaries that had a lot more details. I enjoyed meeting them.

It wasn’t the morbid exercise I thought it would be at all.

I already have the relentless march time of  time ingrained in me. So this exercise didn’t have the expected impact on me at all. It’s all good!

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

“In order to get to the next level of whatever you’re doing, you must think and act in a wildly different way than you previously have been. You cannot get to the next phase of a project without a grander mind-set, more acceleration, and extra horsepower.” – Grant Cardone


Week 20

image“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” ~ Paulo Coelho

I’m still having trouble placing photos and doing color  – word press doesn’t always behave the way I expect to.

“Learning is about looking at things differently, making your life a little better everyday. The greatest personal limitation is to be found not in the things you want to do and can’t, but in the things you’ve never considered doing.” – Richard Bandler

“There are so many things in human living that we should regard not as traumatic learning but as incomplete learning, unfinished learning. Pain is incomplete learning.” – Dr. Milton Erickson

Week 19

Getting more and more organized with setup and systems so it’s easy and fun to do all the exercises so as to close in on my DMP.

Yes, it takes this long, and that need not be discouraging or disparaged. I’m simply ecstatic at having got to this point.

As always, every bit of progress or accomplishment is worth acknowledging and celebrating.

I know I’ll be doing much if not most of the exercises long after the formal program is over.

I’ll also be using the methods on other material.


Week 18

Imagination allows us to make the future the present.

David Meltzer – Entrepreneurimage


As a drought continued for what seemed an eternity, a small community of farmers was in a quandary as to what to do. Rain was important to keep their crops healthy and sustain the way of life of the townspeople.

As the problem became more acute, a local pastor called a prayer meeting to ask for rain.

Many people arrived. The pastor greeted most of them as they filed in. As he walked to the front of the church to officially begin the meeting he noticed most people were chatting across the aisles and socializing with friends. When he reached the front his thoughts were on quieting the attendees and starting the meeting.

His eyes scanned the crowd as he asked for quiet. He noticed an eleven year-old girl sitting quietly in the front row. Her face was beaming with excitement. Next to her, poised and ready for use, was a bright red umbrella. The little girl’s beauty and innocence made the pastor smile as he realized how much faith she possessed. No one else in the congregation had brought an umbrella.

All came to pray for rain, but the little girl had come expecting God to answer.

– Author unknown and greatly appreciated



There are two ways to slide easily through life:
to believe everything or to doubt everything;
both ways save us from thinking.
~ Alfred Korzybski Via Alan Cohen

i have always harped on the relentless march of time. It’s brutal. It never waits for you. Forget to consistently add water to the filter reservoir, keep piling dishes in the sink, don’t keep up with every little task in MKMMA, the task of playing catchup becomes an exponential problem.

Learning to stay with it, and not put a single detail aside for later is worth the price of admission.

When you trust what you know as much as
you have trusted what you have been told,
your life will be trustworthy.
~ Alan Cohen

Week 17

imageSo, I’m ALWAYS exercising my shapes and colors going down the road. Can’t not do that anymore.

The energy and vibration of it has taken hold in subby.

Mastermind not happening so much. Not knowing where to find one or create one.

The Franklin makeover is quite fascinating.

I really think I picked the best ones for me to start with: #1 is IMGINATION and #2 is ORGANIZATION.

It was really hard for me to notice examples of #1 and make the required dots on my sheet. I still really like looking and am sticking with it.

#2 is much easier to find as I get plenty of emails on that every day. Some resources I had known about before “magically ” reappeared and will now put them to use.

I have the pleasure of not only doing my own but also have to coordinate for my parents as well as my give back project.

Big progress this week and it’s good I hav a place to write about it.