Master Key Week 4 – Hide & Seek

Things are getting real! This week I have had to rewrite my DMP…and it allowed me to dig deep. And, in doing that, I realized I have been hiding, suppressing and more openly self sabotaging myself. For years, I have been so good at faking a smile and just going through the motions. I need to face my demons if I wish to move on and put my past behind me.

Bad things do happen to good people but that doesn’t mean you have to carry it with you for the rest of your life. We learn from those experiences, it’s not a life sentence. We are all entitled to be happy and it’s up to us to find that happiness.

I deserve success. I deserve love. I deserve happiness and no one including myself has the right to take it away from me! I need to stop making excuses! Failure is NOT an option! I can sit here and play victim all I want but it is of NO value. Or, I can pick myself up, dust myself off and start living the life I seek.

I have acknowledged me fears, feelings and failures. Today, I am not looking back! It’s the turning of the page. My pledge to myself, is to make each day count. To feel good about me and what I am doing with my life. I WILL make a change…(hahaha, let me rephrase that)… I AM change, I AM worthy, I AM on my way to bigger and better things. This IS MY life!

Seek and you shall find!

Master Key Week 3 – Organized Chaos

My mind feels like it is in brainstorming mode (or I might be suffering from a scattered brain…lol).  I have key buzz words flying all around. Words like smile, wax on wax off, do it, remove the word will, focus,  just to name a few.  My mind still searching for shapes and colors. Things I want to incorporate into my daily life., things to get rid of, things to try.

I really don’t know how I’m pulling this off…Glad I am.  At first I’ll be honest, I joined Master Key to hopefully gain a little bit of insight and frankly to probably humor my friend, Roberta (past and current tribe member as well as confidante and mentor to me)…knowing my schedule is already maxed; I did not think from the get go, I would give it the attention I needed…three weeks in,….I’m giving it more attention then anything else,… go figure! The irony., I’m feeling like I am more in control of my “chaos”.

I lied.  I actually do know how I am pulling this off.  It patience, perseverance and determination.


We all have the key.  It’s hidden, only each one of us has to find it, utilize it to unlock our greatest potential….it resides in every individual on the planet. It’s about being proactive not reactive.  That is where we have control.  Getting ahead, staying ahead in all facets of life but the number one place…is in the mind…controlling the thoughts. 

Your destiny is up to you, what are you going to do with it…. ?

Master Keys Week 2 – The Climb

Wow, what a week of reflection and direction. So many thoughts of where I’ve been, how far I’ve come and where I want to go. The battle of the conscience and sub-conscience mind, non truths vs truth; perspective vs reality.

I’ve been trying to live in the moment, for myself…scared, confused yet anxious with excitement. Stretching my boundaries, taking chances….Living!

The mind, what an amazing element that one has. The power each of us hold. Yet for some, can be their demise. I choose the power of success. With each challenge there is a lesson to be learned, to be discovered.

As I write this blog tonight, I am listening to music. Something I used to do. I love music…its a great release for me. While listening the perfect song for me came on, kinda hitting home for me this week…and with that, I will leave you with this share. Hope you enjoy. The lyrics are just spot on!

Something old something new…MasterKeys Week 1

As I sit hear pondering my DMP, I am wondering at 47, do I really want to try something new….I mean hell, aren’t I too old for this? But, I quickly realize age really is just a number and I am not ready “settle”.

Am I content, satisfied? NO!

I have come to the realization that my ultimate purpose in life is to give to others.  In the past year, I have found by joining the EMS and volunteering and now taking on an EMT course, it is my true passion.  I have started taking on several different course, such as Reiki and massage therapy and when I do this, it simply makes me feel complete.

As I continue with my journey, I am trying to focus on me as well.  For many years I have put others first.  And, now I am starting to realize I was only hurting myself.

I have many wants, needs, goals and desires yet to fulfill.  I am viewing this opportunity as a form of vision board to see, hear and feel my ultimate dreams and aspirations.

That being said, after having been in the customer service world for over 20 years, its time to move on.  I’m stagnet and not happy.  I wish to pursue my own business which will entitle me to push myself and help others.  I am currently in the process of opening a health club.

I wish to be an inspiration to my friends and family and prove not only to myself but to others that anything is attainable when you put your heart, mind and body into it.  With passion, purpose and God by my side, I know I will be a success.

A personal goal is also to have a home on the water.  Doesn’t have to be by an ocean or a lake necessarily, however, the presence of flowing water puts me at ease.  Its serenity clears my mind and washes away the stresses of daily life.

I want to make this program a commitment to me!  Simply because I DESERVE IT!  Eventually, I do hope, if it’s meant to be, to find my soul mate to share all of nature’s beauty and what life has to offer!

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right.

You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click the “New Post” button, and tell us why you’re here.

Why do this?

  • Because it gives new readers context. What are you about? Why should they read your blog?
  • Because it will help you focus your own ideas about your blog and what you’d like to do with it.

The post can be short or long, a personal intro to your life or a bloggy mission statement, a manifesto for the future or a simple outline of your the types of things you hope to publish.

To help you get started, here are a few questions:

  • Why are you blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • What topics do you think you’ll write about?
  • Who would you love to connect with via your blog?
  • If you blog successfully throughout the next year, what would you hope to have accomplished?

You’re not locked into any of this; one of the wonderful things about blogs is how they constantly evolve as we learn, grow, and interact with one another — but it’s good to know where and why you started, and articulating your goals may just give you a few other post ideas.

Can’t think how to get started? Just write the first thing that pops into your head. Anne Lamott, author of a book on writing we love, says that you need to give yourself permission to write a “crappy first draft”. Anne makes a great point — just start writing, and worry about editing it later.

When you’re ready to publish, give your post three to five tags that describe your blog’s focus — writing, photography, fiction, parenting, food, cars, movies, sports, whatever. These tags will help others who care about your topics find you in the Reader. Make sure one of the tags is “zerotohero,” so other new bloggers can find you, too.