Week 1 – Discovering MKMMA – Harmony Begins Within

Harmony Begins Within

This week I started a new journey with the Master Key Master Mind Alliance (MKMMA).

I remember how I discovered Mark J.  His video showed up in the side bar on YouTube and it just kept catching my attention.  Eventually, I clicked on it.  And what he talked about solved a problem for me.

I went to his site and started exploring.  I’m very curious, and will often to do this, just poke around to see what’s up.  I learned a few more helpful things.  In fact, some of the information that Mark J shared on his site filled a gap, or hole, in some of my training, and the kind of training I want to offer my team.  So, I dug deeper.  (Thanks, Mark.)

I’m familiar with Haanel’s Master Key System.  I had scheduled to go through it more thoroughly at a later date.  When I saw the information about MKMMA, I wondered to myself, “Hey, maybe I can do it with this process?   It may be fun to do this with a group of people.”  Most of my life, I have done this sort of study on my own.  Self-directed, without a group.

In the MKMMA launch videos, I learned that the master mind model they use is the one used by Andrew Carnegie.  I was surprised by the statement that Andrew Carnegie knew that to accomplish what he wanted to accomplish, cooperation would not be enough.  He knew he had to have harmony of mind in his master mind.

Intrigued, I looked up the words cooperation and harmony to try to understand the distinction of the two, and why one wouldn’t work and the other would work for Andrew Carnegie in achieving his goals.  A clue to understanding this shows up in the first lesson of the “Master Key System.”

Harmony in the world within means the ability to control our thoughts, and to determine for ourselves how any experience is to affect us.

The distinction between cooperation and harmony lies in the inner game.  Cooperation is an effective behavior in a team working together.  However, harmony is fueled from an inner stability and cohesion that amplifies the affect of the behavior of cooperation.  It takes the behavior of cooperation to a higher level.

It makes sense why Andrew Carnegie demanded harmony in his master mind.

I’ve worked with teams that could be described as harmonious.  Those experiences were amazing.  They happened spontaneously, though.

I decided, I want to experience this, a master mind in harmony.  And I wanted to watch, observe and learn how Mark J, Davene, the staff and guides created this experience.

This is also one of several reasons why I joined the MKMMA, a journey of authentic self-discovery, with the support of a harmonious master mind.  How cool is that?

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1984 …

Today, I pulled my old copy of Og Mandino’s “The Greatest Salesman In The World” from my book shelf.

I opened the book and read where I had written my name and the year I bought the book on the inside of the front cover.  1984.

A 4 x 6 inch card fell out of the back of the book.  It was a chart I had drawn to track my reading of the scrolls, 32 years ago.

Old memories surfaced as I looked at that card.  I remembered how I first discovered Og Mandino, through his book, “The University of Success.”

I then fondly reached up and pulled that book from the shelf, its blue cover was so worn from years of reading that I can hardly read the title.

Books are my friends.  And “The University of Success” is an especially endearing one.  As a 24 year old, it opened my eyes to ways of thinking that forever changed me.  I held the book to my heart and allowed myself to remember the feelings of those discoveries.

Og Mandino was one of my favorite authors during my twenties.  It was like bumping into an old friend at a cafe’.  Warm, rich, and happy.

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For now, I just want to make note of the full circle of the patterns of our lives, the spirals that return us to similar places, either evolving or devolving.

Or simply different.  A new season reminiscent of previous seasons.

I called a friend later in the afternoon.  During our chat, I shared with her the story of how I discovered Og Mandino.  And invited her to look at the videos of the *MKMMA and asked her to consider applying, too.  I also let her know I won’t be upset if she chooses not to do so.  I hope she does, though.

It’ll be FUN!!!  I told her.  Great fun!

I’ve always enjoyed a little adventure.

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