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MKE Week 10 -18

Week 17.1 Hero’s Journey A Review

As you can see by the title we have not moved on to week 18 yet. In stead we are having a review week in our hero’s journey.

I probably could of done with this last week as I was in a bit of drift, it’s funny how I seem to be a week a head, am I connected and in the flow?

It’s been fun going over all what I have done with the Master Key Experience and how far I have come on my personal hero’s journey.

I have reread the past 3 scroll of the greatest sales man. For the master key system I’ve gone over lessons 9 and 10 in more depth then before. In fact I have gone over all the lessons up to 17 and added new notes to each lesson as I have become more aware of the teaching of Haanel.

I have also been rereading Emersons law of compensation, I have also been reading Emersons other essays too. I seem to be like a vacuum that wants to suck up as mush knowledge as possible.

It’s not fair having 12 pairs of legs | Aimee Mullins

We asked to watch a ted talk which Aimee Mullins gave, she is living her hero’s journey every day. It’s an amazing video which I will have to share you.

Aimee really as super-powers which she gets from within and we all have the same powers. Nothing is impossible if you believe and feel it is possible.

So What is the Hero’s Journey?

Is probably the best known movie plot there is, in which a character goes out to get what they need and they face some sort conflict, and then ultimately triumphs over adversity. This was first coined by academic Joseph Campbell in 1949.

The 12 Stages of The Hero’s Journey

1. Ordinary World

This is where the Hero’s exists before his present story begins, oblivious of the adventures to come. It’s his safe place. His everyday life where we learn crucial details about our Hero, his true nature, capabilities and outlook on life. This anchors the Hero as a human, just like you and me, and makes it easier for us to identify with him and hence later, empathize with his plight.

2. Call To Adventure
The Hero’s adventure begins when he receives a call to action, such as a direct threat to his safety, his family, his way of life or to the peace of the community in which he lives. It may not be as dramatic as a gunshot, but simply a phone call or conversation but whatever the call is, and however it manifests itself, it ultimately disrupts the comfort of the Hero’s Ordinary World and presents a challenge or quest that must be undertaken.

3. Refusal Of The Call
Although the Hero may be eager to accept the quest, at this stage he will have fears that need overcoming. Second thoughts or even deep personal doubts as to whether or not he is up to the challenge. When this happens, the Hero will refuse the call and as a result may suffer somehow. The problem he faces may seem to much to handle and the comfort of home far more attractive than the perilous road ahead. This would also be our own response and once again helps us bond further with the reluctant Hero.

4. Meeting The Mentor
At this crucial turning point where the Hero desperately needs guidance he meets a mentor figure who gives him something he needs. He could be given an object of great importance, insight into the dilemma he faces, wise advice, practical training or even self-confidence. Whatever the mentor provides the Hero with it serves to dispel his doubts and fears and give him the strength and courage to begin his quest.

5. Crossing The Threshold
The Hero is now ready to act upon his call to adventure and truly begin his quest, whether it be physical, spiritual or emotional. He may go willingly or he may be pushed, but either way he finally crosses the threshold between the world he is familiar with and that which he is not. It may be leaving home for the first time in his life or just doing something he has always been scared to do. However the threshold presents itself, this action signifies the Hero’s commitment to his journey an whatever it may have in store for him.

6. Tests, Allies, Enemies
Now finally out of his comfort zone the Hero is confronted with an ever more difficult series of challenges that test him in a variety of ways. Obstacles are thrown across his path; whether they be physical hurdles or people bent on thwarting his progress, the Hero must overcome each challenge he is presented with on the journey towards his ultimate goal.

The Hero needs to find out who can be trusted and who can’t. He may earn allies and meet enemies who will, each in their own way, help prepare him for the greater ordeals yet to come. This is the stage where his skills and/or powers are tested and every obstacle that he faces helps us gain a deeper insight into his character and ultimately identify with him even more.

7. Approach To The Inmost Cave
The inmost cave may represent many things in the Hero’s story such as an actual location in which lies a terrible danger or an inner conflict which up until now the Hero has not had to face. As the Hero approaches the cave he must make final preparations before taking that final leap into the great unknown.

At the threshold to the inmost cave the Hero may once again face some of the doubts and fears that first surfaced upon his call to adventure. He may need some time to reflect upon his journey and the treacherous road ahead in order to find the courage to continue. This brief respite helps the audience understand the magnitude of the ordeal that awaits the Hero and escalates the tension in anticipation of his ultimate test.

8. Ordeal
The Supreme Ordeal may be a dangerous physical test or a deep inner crisis that the Hero must face in order to survive or for the world in which the Hero lives to continue to exist. Whether it be facing his greatest fear or most deadly foe, the Hero must draw upon all of his skills and his experiences gathered upon the path to the inmost cave in order to overcome his most difficulty challenge.

Only through some form of “death” can the Hero be reborn, experiencing a metaphorical resurrection that somehow grants him greater power or insight necessary in order to fulfill his destiny or reach his journey’s end. This is the high-point of the Hero’s story and where everything he holds dear is put on the line. If he fails, he will either die or life as he knows it will never be the same again.

9. Reward (Seizing The Sword)
After defeating the enemy, surviving death and finally overcoming his greatest personal challenge, the Hero is ultimately transformed into a new state, emerging from battle as a stronger person and often with a prize.

The Reward may come in many forms: an object of great importance or power, a secret, greater knowledge or insight, or even reconciliation with a loved one or ally. Whatever the treasure, which may well facilitate his return to the Ordinary World, the Hero must quickly put celebrations aside and prepare for the last leg of his journey.

10. The Road Back
This stage in the Hero’s journey represents a reverse echo of the Call to Adventure in which the Hero had to cross the first threshold. Now he must return home with his reward but this time the anticipation of danger is replaced with that of acclaim and perhaps vindication, absolution or even exoneration.

But the Hero’s journey is not yet over and he may still need one last push back into the Ordinary World. The moment before the Hero finally commits to the last stage of his journey may be a moment in which he must choose between his own personal objective and that of a Higher Cause.

11. Resurrection
This is the climax in which the Hero must have his final and most dangerous encounter with death. The final battle also represents something far greater than the Hero’s own existence with its outcome having far-reaching consequences to his Ordinary World and the lives of those he left behind.

If he fails, others will suffer and this not only places more weight upon his shoulders but in a movie, grips the audience so that they too feel part of the conflict and share the Hero’s hopes, fears and trepidation. Ultimately the Hero will succeed, destroy his enemy and emerge from battle cleansed and reborn.

12. Return With The Elixir
This is the final stage of the Hero’s journey in which he returns home to his Ordinary World a changed man. He will have grown as a person, learned many things, faced many terrible dangers and even death but now looks forward to the start of a new life. His return may bring fresh hope to those he left behind, a direct solution to their problems or perhaps a new perspective for everyone to consider.

The final reward that he obtains may be literal or metaphoric. It could be a cause for celebration, self-realization or an end to strife, but whatever it is it represents three things: change, success and proof of his journey. The return home also signals the need for resolution for the story’s other key players. The Hero’s doubters will be ostracized, his enemies punished and his allies rewarded. Ultimately the Hero will return to where he started but things will clearly never be the same again.


And this is what I am creating my very own real life hero’s journey movie.

I hope I am bring some inspiration for you to start your very own hero’s journey.

Peace be the journey, love & light


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MKE Week 10 -18

Week 17 Drifting

I have definitely been on a bit of a drift, over the past 7-8 days. The old blue print been making an appearance, I’ve been feeling under the weather too which I don’t think has helped.

I have said it before that it’s OK to slip a bit, if you keep on going and don’t dwell on it. I know I will get myself back on track with my readings, of my DMP, BPB, greatest salesman in the world etc.

I have been reading ‘Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success’ by Napoleon Hill. It’s a bit controversial and was published around 80 years after Napoleon wrote it. I think you should definitely read it especially if you feel your on a drift because he talks about this in detail.

Joseph Rodrigues has done a great YouTube video (study notes) on the book which is excellent. It’s quit a long one around 1 hour 40 minutes but well worth investing some time in this.

I Will Keep on Going

I have come to far on this journey now to even think about giving up. How can I do that to myself? It’s been an amazing experience and I’ve said it many many time over these past 17 weeks.

I feel the break through has happened and now the pieces of my life jigsaw is being put together in my right way.

I am a new man with a new life, I greet this day with love in my heart and I persist until I succeed because I am nature’s greatest miracle.

Peace be the journey, Love and light


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Week 16 Kindness

Last week we started doing the Benjamin Franklin makeover. This is where we look for virtues, 13 of them over 13 week so 1 virtue per week.

Here are the virtues we are and going to look for in our self’s and others over the coming weeks.

  • Kindness
  • Self-Control
  • Discipline
  • Enthusiasm
  • Courage
  • Persistence
  • Specialized Knowledge
  • Imagination
  • Decisiveness
  • Well-Organized
  • Taking Initiative
  • Pleasing Personality
  • See God or Good in Other

I started week 1 of the make over with Taking Initiative.

This week as a group we are all looking for Kindness and we are masterminding by sharing what kind things we do and what we notices in others, with everyone else on the master key experience.

It has been amazing reading all the kindness shared by everyone on a daily bases and it’s been an honour to contribute 🙂

You can read about this in Benjamin Franklin autobiography. Here is what what was written.

It was about this time I conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection. I wished to live without committing any fault at any time; I would conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into. As I knew, or thought I knew, what was right and wrong, I did not see why I might not always do the one and avoid the other. But I soon found I had undertaken a task of more difficulty than I had imagined. While my care was employed in guarding against one fault, I was often surprised by another; habit took the advantage of inattention; inclination was sometimes too strong for reason. I concluded, at length, that the mere speculative conviction that it was our interest to be completely virtuous was not sufficient to prevent our slipping, and that the contrary habits must be broken, and good ones acquired and established, before we can have any dependence on a steady, uniform rectitude of conduct. For this purpose I therefore contrived the following method.

In the various enumerations of the moral virtues I met in my reading, I found the catalogue more or less numerous, as different writers included more or fewer ideas under the same name. Temperance, for example, was by some confined to eating and drinking, while by others it was extended to mean the moderating every other pleasure, appetite, inclination, or passion, bodily or mental, even to our avarice and ambition. I proposed to myself, for the sake of clearness, to use rather more names, with fewer ideas annexed to each, than a few names with more ideas; and I included under thirteen names of virtues all that at that time occurred to me as necessary or desirable, and annexed to each a short precept, which fully expressed the extent I gave to its meaning.

These names of virtues, with their precepts were:

Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation.

Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation.

Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.

Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.

Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself, i.e., waste nothing.

Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions.

Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly.

Wrong none by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty.

Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve.

Tolerate no uncleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation.

Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable.

Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another’s peace or reputation.

Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

My intention being to acquire the habitude of all these virtues, I judged it would be well not to distract my attention by attempting the whole at once, but to fix it on one of them at a time, and, when I should be master of that, then to proceed to another, and so on, till I should have gone thro’ the thirteen; and, as the previous acquisition of some might facilitate the acquisition of certain others, I arranged them with that view, as they stand above. Temperance first, as it tends to procure that coolness and clearness of head which is so necessary where constant vigilance was to be kept up, and guard maintained against the unremitting attraction of ancient habits and the force of perpetual temptations. This being acquired and established, Silence would be more easy; and my desire being to gain knowledge at the same time that I improved in virtue, and considering that in conversation it was obtained rather by the use of the ears than of the tongue, and therefore wishing to break a habit I was getting into prattling, punning, and joking, which only made me acceptable to trifling company, I gave Silence the second place. This and the next, Order, I expected would allow me more time for attending to my project and my studies. Resolution, once because habitual, would keep me firm in my endeavors to obtain all the subsequent virtues; Frugality and Industry, freeing me from my remaining debt, and producing affluence and independence, would make more easy the practice of Sincerity and Justice, etc. then, that, agreeably to the advice of Pythagoras in his Garden Verses, daily examination would be necessary, I contrived the following method for conducting that examination.

I made a little book, in which I allotted a page for each of the virtues. I ruled each page with red ink, so as to have seven columns, one for each day of the week, marking each column with a letter for the day. I crossed these columns with thirteen red lines, marking the beginning of each line with the first letter of one of the virtues, on which line, and in its proper column, I might mark, by a little black spot, every fault I found upon examination to have been committed respecting that virtue upon that day.

Here is the link to the page and also the rest of the autobiography

More Kindness

Usually I link to 4 or 5 other blogs of people who are on this amazing Master Key Experiences with me. Today I thought I would list all the blogs of everyone, please take some time and check out these blogs and share the many wonderful experiences of these amazing people :-).

Peace be the journey, love & light


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Week 15 The Strangest Secret

This week I want to share something with you about Earl Nightingale and The strangest secret.

I recommend listening to this every day

Around six years ago I was told about this amazing recording, and that I should listen too it has it could help me create a world I wanted to live in.

After listening too the strangest secret the first time, I decided to do the 30 day challenge, which you will see that, that challenge does mirror the 7 day mental diet I’ve talked about in previous post.

I listen to the recording every morning and evening. And my life did start to click together and I really start to manifest the life style I wanted. Here is thing though when I achieve what I wanted I thought I didn’t need to listen to Earl or continue with the 30 day challenge. HOW WRONG WAS I !!!!!

Like I have said before my old blue print kicked in and I started to coast along and getting myself in to a right old runt.

Then I started the Master Key Experience and I kick started up again. When we were asked to watch a YouTube video, I was like well that makes total sense and fit in perfect. It was a video of Earl Nightingale’s The strangest secret.

I have started up listening to the strangest secret again two times day, which my subby already knows and things have really started to pick up again.

Will I let my old blue print kick in again? NO WAY this time as I’m leaning new ways for the old blue print to go away forever, thanks to the Master key experience.

Think and Grow Rich

Has well as the master key system and the greatest sales man in the world, I am also a student of think and grow rich.

While I have Earl on my mind I would like to share with you a recording Earl did of Think and grow rich, where he has condensed the book down to around 40 minutes with all the key point from the book.

I am listening to this at least once a day too. You can listen to this while you are doing other things, so don’t think you don’t have the time 🙂


Peace be the journey, love & light


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Week 14 Never Give Up On Your Dreams

This week we were asked to watch one of the following 4 films October Sky, Cool Runnings, Door-to-Door, Rudy. And to look for the 4 tiny habits of persistence… which relate to what we are doing (DMP+PMA+POA+MMA).

By my featured image you will know I watched and picked Cool running’s. I have watch all the films more then once but cool running’s is one of my all time favourite films.

I always looked at the film has inspiration for never giving up on your dream. So if you believe and have that burning desire and you persist with it, you will succeed.

Leon Robinson character Derice Bannock has a dream of going to the Olympics, maybe he had DMP and was not specific on which Olympics and spot he wanted to do.

But after he failed for the 100 meters to qualify his subby (subconscious) showed him away he could get to his Olympics just not the way he thought.

Derice had that burning desire and didn’t take no for answer. He finally persuaded Irving “Irv” Blitzer (played by John Candy ) a two time gold medalist for bobsleigh (who was disgraced for cheating) to train Derice and 3 others for a 4 man bobsleigh team.

I’m going to share one of the many quotes from the film, but this one is about forgiveness and being of services too, which really hit your heart 🙂

Irv Blitzer:
All right, 16 years ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life – I cheated. I was stupid. I embarrassed myself, my family, my teammates, my country… [points to Kurt] and my coach. If it’s revenge you want, take it. Go ahead, disqualify me, banish me! Do whatever you want, but do it to me! It was me who let you down, Kurt! It wasn’t my guys! They’ve done everything you’ve asked of them! And they did it with all of you laughing in their face. Hell, it doesn’t matter if they come in first or 50th. Those guys have earned the right to represent their country. They’ve earned the right to march into that stadium and wave their nation’s flag. That’s the single greatest honor an athlete can ever have. That’s what the Olympics are about. Sixteen years ago, I forgot that. Don’t you go and do the same. Sorry if I interrupted your meeting.

Happy New Year

With love from my heart, I hope this year is the best year of your life, and everyday is the best day ever.

I Am Grateful

Thank you so much for all the likes, comments and feedback for my blog and master key experience.

This new journey I started 14 weeks ago is the most challenging and rewarding thing I have every done.

I am so grateful and proud of myself for starting this journey and for not giving up when it go tough.

These words/affirmations have helped me so much to get through.

I greet this day with love in my heart.

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

I can be what I will to be.

I looking forward to sharing more of my experiences through out 2020 and beyond.

Peace be the journey, love & light


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