Connie McCracken

My Master Key Experience

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May 24, 2016
by Connie
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Help Others

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In our MKMMA course and cousin course go90grow (to help network marketers) we learn a lot about different personalities and how our minds work, so we know better how to help others. We take a colour code test to see what type of person we are. Then we use our knowledge to best communicate with others – which helps us help others by communicating in a language they can understand and will listen to. For example, a red personality wants to succeed quickly and likes power, so you give them concise facts and a plan of action.
Whereas if you want a blue to hear you, you talk about how they can help others if they go along with your suggestion.

I scored a true ‘blue” – someone who likes to help others. My secondary colour was white – a peacekeeper.
As a child my mother always said I was the one always trying to keep peace in the family.

Now I try to help others with their health and wealth.

Many continue to do jobs with stress and live lives of quiet desperation because they cannot see a way out.

I hope to help others by showing them a way they can get their time freedom back, get to do the things in life that make them happy, and stop having to worry about having enough money for their needs.

I came across these great reasons why so many women in the corporate world are opting to do network marketing instead, so I thought I might be able to help someone by sharing them.
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Here are the top 10 reasons women are leaving the corporate world for network marketing and direct sales:
1. Tired of the Corporate Grind. In the 70’s and 80’s, many women loved their new-found independence and the opportunity to slip on a suit and drive off to a swanky corner office. But today’s savvy gal is just as happy to pull on comfortable yoga pants and skip the commute altogether. Instead of tolerating office politics and glass ceilings, professional women are falling in love with the opportunity to be their own boss, have control over their schedules, and no limits on their annual income.

2. Craving More Work-Life Balance. For most women, competing in the corporate world has meant sacrificing many things, the hardest being any semblance of balance in their lives. As many women strive to be the super-employee, super-mom, super-wife, etc., the majority feel super-stressed and totally burned out. Having more control over their schedules, and more time for themselves or their families is one of the strongest motivators for women to start a network marketing business. They love the idea of being able to attend their kid’s soccer games, or take a break from calling customers to squeeze in a yoga class. Network marketing is one of those rare opportunities where women can truly have it all—both a great income AND a high-quality life.

3. Working As Part of a Team. Most career women have worked in team environments, so the idea of leaving that kind of environment to start a business all alone is quite daunting. (Too much isolation… next thing you know, you’re talking to yourself and tweeting Ashton Kutcher!) Network marketing and direct sales offers the perfect blend, where women have total say in how they build their businesses, along with the opportunity to collaborate and receive ongoing support from others.

4. Opportunity to Choose Who You Work With. Many professional gals bear the battle scars of dealing with difficult bosses and cut-throat colleagues. Perhaps the most enticing idea about direct sales is the level of choice it provides. You have the final say over who you work with every day (whether a new customer or new business partner). You’ll never have to meet with Mr. Dragon-Breath-Please-Have-a-Mint or report to Ms. I’m-Having-a-Bad-Day-and-so-Should-You ever again.

5. Necessity and Security. Let’s be real: not every gal who starts her own business does it because it’s her first choice. The majority of people laid off when the economy tanked in recent years were women, and with job prospects slim, becoming self-employed was the only option for many. However, once women get over the initial shock of an unplanned career change, most are eternally grateful to be on a more rewarding path, where they never have to worry about getting another unexpected pink slip again.

6. Low Startup Costs and Monthly Overhead. The startup costs of most businesses create a real barrier for women. If you want to open a retail store, you need capital to rent a location, purchase inventory and advertise. You are risking a lot financially if things don’t go as planned. In network marketing, the startup costs are minimal, and there’s very little overhead month to month. The internet has cut these costs even further; no need to fill your garage with product. Customers can buy directly from the company, from anywhere in the world, without you having to spend any of your own money upfront.

7. Cool Rewards and Incentives. Unlike many corporations, network marketing companies make a huge effort to recognize and reward their distributors. They value you and your contributions and aren’t afraid to show it. Incentives are offered at every level of business development—and hey, what woman doesn’t love to be showered with cash bonuses, jewelry, exciting trips, and even cars just for doing your job and making a great income in the process?

8. Bye-Bye Glass Ceiling. Sad, but true: women in most professions are still being paid less than male employees in similar positions. Although progress has been made in some areas, the proverbial glass ceiling is alive and well in corporate America. Network marketing and direct sales offers a complete level playing field, where gender bias does not play a part in your income. With 82 percent of the profession made up of women, more and more are rising to the top, claiming multi-six- and seven-figure annual incomes in the process, and modeling a new way of wealth creation for women across the world.

9. Free Up Your Time. Network marketing is one of the few business models where women can truly enjoy more of what we never have enough of; time! The leveraged model of network marketing doesn’t just give women more freedom in how they set up their schedule on any given day, but how much freedom they can enjoy over a lifetime. It’s not uncommon for former career women to start a direct sales/network marketing business, and within two to five years have replaced (or increased their income) and be enjoying a lot more free time in their lives. Very few business opportunities can create that kind of rapid return or ultimate freedom and lifestyle.
And, finally, perhaps the most important reason of all…

10. Get Paid Well to Be Who You Are. For most women, working in the corporate world has meant checking their femininity at the door and becoming smaller versions of who they really are. To compete alongside men, women have been encouraged to hide their emotions and put on their game face constantly. As a result, many women working in these environments find them very unfulfilling. In network marketing, the situation is almost the complete opposite.Feminine traits are not just welcomed, they are encouraged! This business model thrives on the values of nurturing, support, collaboration, and authenticity—all inherently feminine traits. The more women show up as themselves in this business, the more successful they become.
Savvy women everywhere are looking for the opportunity to escape unfulfilling jobs, and enter into a new rewarding career path. Recruiting these women into your team is about the smartest thing you can do, and to do so, you must understand what motivates them the most. Help them recognize that your business is not just a way to make money but also a way to experience more balance, time with family, the opportunity to make a difference, and to be successful, without sacrificing themselves in the process. If you do, you’ll no doubt attract many of these aces to your team and create a win-win opportunity for everyone.

Wishing you great health and wealth!

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April 12, 2016
by Connie
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Think about helping our world!

Well, graduation has come and gone. Our MKMMA course came to an end, but our work on ourselves and our desires and dreams have not! We all continue to try and help our world.

We were offered a lifelong membership and option to continue on monthly for a while, which I am doing, but we are all now more self-directed and we continue to read our Definite Major Purpose, do our readings and continue to learn and grow.

What we think manifests, so we need to think about saving our world…helping those with little food and water … help those that are sick. Bottom line, too much is being said about sickness, evil and not enough about health and goodness. We all need to think HEALTH, GOODNESS AND ABUNDANCE to help save the world. We all need to be reading newspapers filled with good things in life.

When I saw the following video “Interview with God” and the majesty of the world – such wonderful sights to see. I felt blessed. We are here to help our world, as a universal mind, to keep it  beautiful , majestic and bountiful.   We need to keep our soil pure and food organic.   We need clear air and lungs.  We need to laugh often and enjoy nature.

What is your definite major purpose in life? What hidden gifts do you have to share, that you haven’t even thought about, you have been so busy just trying to get from week to week. TAKE 15 MINUTES TO SIT AND QUIETLY THINK ABOUT IT – every day and see how you can change your world and the world around you.

There is abundance for all – Think about it!!

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March 23, 2016
by Connie
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Think About It: THOUGHTS ~ MATTER

MKMMA Experience – Week 24 – Final

thoughts matter – Listen to this poem by Walter D. Wintle – born in late 19th century.

It is hard to believe but electrons would remain electrons unless directed where to go to be assembled into atoms and molecules and this director is MIND creating MATTER.

Well, this could be my last ‘Think about It’ blog, after 6 months of learning how much our thoughts matter. I need to think about how I am feeling about my course coming to an end.
Now I am pretty clear on the meaning of Thoughts, but decided to look up MATTER in the dictionary. Yes a paperback dictionary. The top 3 definitions…and what we learned.
1. Physical substance or material (in physics) that which occupies space and has mass.
In part 5 of our Masterkey notes, we read “Mind is force, energy, power. Mind shapes and controls MATTER. Every form which MATTER takes is but the expression of pre-existing thought…”
Thoughts are creative – so within the realm of natural laws, you can manifest/create for yourself the things you desire. The possibility of a flying machine was thought of to be crazy until the Wright brothers believed it was possible and set their minds toward accomplishing it! Henry Ford believed and wouldn’t take no for an answer when he put his mind to having what he believed was possible.

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2. A subject to be dealt with
I found an interesting definition, as our class subject was all about thoughts mattering.

3. (the matter) the reason for a problem
Thinking is the answer to all problems. “Thought creates a mental plan – physical MIND OVER MATTER.
WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT MANIFESTS, WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT GROWS.
Now, this is just a few notes to cover six months,

 It is not only that what you think about matters, there are natural laws to follow – clear, decisive, calm deliberate, sustained thought with a definite end in view is what can change your life for the better.

 If you want to eliminate fear, you need to concentrate and think over and over again about courage
If you want to eliminate lack, you need to think over and over and over again about abundance etc.

 And not only do our thoughts matter, but our subconscious mind actually takes over and makes decisions constantly from information it has gathered for a lifetime. Even if we think we are deciding about something our subconscious has already made the decision for us, so it is important to keep feeding good information into the subconscious in order to eliminate information that is not helpful to your wishes. An example of this would be, if you heard as a child that you shouldn’t talk to strangers, your mind is still using that information – not helpful if your job involves talking to strangers! So always keep good thoughts as much as possible. Be the watchman of information at the gate of your subconscious. It matters.

 There  are laws, rules and ways of speeding up what your definite purpose or wish in life is, but I think the greatest of these are LOVE. Adding love to everything just makes everything better!!

 GIVE MORE LOVE ~ GET MORE LOVE ~ LAW OF ATTRACTION

 YOU NEED TO HAVE FAITH THAT YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU WISH,
FAITH IS THE BASIS OF ALL MIRACLES YOU WISH/PRAY FOR!

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The following words repeated over and over again can bring you and others better health/wellness.
“I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious & happy!

Obviously we learned and thought more about how the mind could create our future in a six month course, too much to include in one blog, but I do think that everyone should learn more about what goes on in their head instead of knowing more about their phone, so I would highly recommend that to change the rest of your life to what you desire, it  is well worth being a part of the next pay-it-forward six month MKMMA course.

Start by thinking about what you truly desire in life …

or have you been going along week to week in quiet desperation.

 Mental power is creative power and gives you the ability to create for yourself the things that truly MATTER!

Think about it! You can be, what you will to be!

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March 16, 2016
by Connie
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The power of love- stop bullying yourself

Masterkey Experience – Week 23

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(Funny thing, my husband recently picked up a cd of Huey Lewis – he wasn’t looking for it, just had to pick one cause it was a special deal, but we have been really enjoying it.   Puts you in a good mood – and I realized as soon as I started to write this blog that it was the theme song – The Power of Love!   Enjoy!)

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but we are almost across the bridge and it is getting easier!

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There is a lot of information on bullying these days.   I know like many, each person has different stories of bullying, whether in school, by a sibling or a parent, and I can think of some instances of my own, but I think what I really figured out, especially in this class, is that I am probably harder on myself than anyone, so I have decided to stop bullying myself.  STOP BULLYING YOURSELF

You might recall we have been trying to not have opinions, unless we are considered an expert and people are asking for it. Well, this week they put that week on steroids, but I think it really came at a good time for me to let some feelings go…

I also am planning on taking a day to really be in the silence and see what other gifts I have and discover if I am on the right path.

But for this week I am focusing on my inner spirit and am becoming more immune to criticism and being fearful of challenge, so I am able to focus more on the power of love and use my energy more creatively towards my goals and helping others.

One of the great things about this course has been writing gratitude cards, and a sentence on one of my favourite moments of the day before, so I can be happier as I read and reread each happy moment and see how large my stack of gratitude cards has become. But I think reading our latest cards we are to add to our stacks is really going to be changing point.

By following the advice of the 3 cards below, I will go through life, happier and succeeding easier, and I thank the MKMMA course and their staff for all that they have done to help me and so many others.

Make your own cards to read daily:

Card 1.   Law of Least Effort: Acceptance

I practice Acceptance. Today I accept people, situations, circumstances and events as they occur.   I know that this moment is as it should be, because the whole universe is as it should be. I do not struggle against the whole universe by struggling against this moment. My acceptance is total and complete . I accept things as they are in this moment, not as I wish they were.

Card 2. Law of Least Effort: Responsibility

Having accepted things as they are, I take Responsibility for my situation and for all those events I see as problems. I know that taking responsibility means not blaming anyone or anything for my situation (and this includes myself). I also know that every problem is an opportunity in disguise, and this alterness to opportunities allows me to take this moment and transform it into a greater benefit.

Card 3. Law of Least Effort: Defenselessness

Today my awareness remains established in Defenselessness. I relinquish the need to defend my point of view. I will feel no need to convince or persuade others to accept my point of view. I remain open to all points of view and am not rigidly attached to any one of them.

If you have been hard on yourself and making life harder than it needs to be, read the laws of least effort and stop being a bully to yourself. Give love instead of judging and love instead of defending.  The power of love!

 

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March 8, 2016
by Connie
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Eddie the Eagle – A Hero’s Journey Story

MKMMA Experience Week 22A -A hero’s journey

the story of Eddie the Eagle is a Hero’s Journey story…

We had a Sunday off from our regular MKMMA webinar this month. Because we had a day off, my husband said that he would take me to a movie I have been wanting to see. Very nice of him. But, he was also interested in the movie as he grew up loving sports and watching many sporting events. I think I should also give my husband a ‘shout out’ because he watched “Finding Joe”, another movie we were asked to watch for our course, about Joseph Campbell.

I figured that as our class is learning about the “Hero’s Journey”, the movie I wanted to see would be a great substitute for our class. As the movie was about a young lad from England that had always dreamed of going to the Olympics… Eddie Edwards or known more as ‘Eddie the Eagle’

 

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My husband could clearly remember seeing this young lad in the 1988 Winter Olympics held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as the announcers and everyone there and watching were afraid for what would happen.

The movie which is based on the true story, I am sure is not exactly what happened, as movies often add a few things to make it more thrilling. I did hear that the coach that they show, was not actually one person but a culmination of people that helped him rolled into one. Also I understand he had to sleep in an old shed and eat leftover foods – but the important factor is that when you leave the theatre you do believe that if you believe in yourself and hold your dreams, anything is possible.

I understand that Olympic rules did change after Eddie the Eagle was able to compete, and the movie showed rules changing trying to keep him out of the Olympics.

Eddie’s story is one of the “Hero’ Journey” He had the courage to go out, despite all odds and everyone telling him he could not accomplish his dreams. He slayed dragons and set-backs along the way and came back the hero and shared his accomplishment with many!

As a young child he had a brace on his leg and he was not able to participate in sports. He wasn’t picked for teams and he was made fun of. But the movie showed him with posters on his wall, the book of Olympic ‘ bests’ always in his possession and mind. He tried every sport he could think of, with whatever piece of materials he could use to try a sport, with poor results. For example, pole jumping onto an old mattress in a back alley, but the wooden pole he found broke. He would try and hold his breath in the bathtub to see how long he could hold his breath. Cheering he was a champion every time he would do better.

He was ridiculed by many, but he did have his mom’s support. She would often see him heading out the door with his backpack and ask “Eddie where are you going” “Off to be in the Olympics, mom”, he would respond. And sometimes she would give him an old tin box, maybe with a sandwich inside, and say “Well then you might be needing this, box for your medals” to which he would respond “Thanks Mom”.

Then the mom would tell the dad to get out the Van and follow Eddie to the bus stop so he could convince him he should come home. The dad was always saying that Eddie had to be realistic and join him in his business, that he was not an athlete and never would be. Eddie would try and make his dad happy, but he could not shake the fact that one day he would compete in the Olympics despite all.

 

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But on with the story, Eddie finally got pretty good at downhill skiing and thought he was on his way but the British Olympic committee told him he really did not have what he needed, and told him it was not going to happen.

He finally figured out that if he could become a ski jumper, the Olympic committee would have to let him go as Britain did not have a jumping team. He faced more challenges – and when you figure most competitors start this sport about age 6 or so and Eddie had a year or so in the movie to succeed, he uses his persistence to find the people that can help him. And, of course, his mom was his biggest support again, despite the dad not wanting to use their savings on his son’s crazy dreams, the mom gives him the money and tells him to take their van as well to get him to Germany to train and ultimately to go on the European tour.

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I think it is important to note that Eddie was always very grateful to those that helped him and even to those that deterred him, he would wish them a good day. He would always take a negative comment and substitute a good thought for it. And, that is what we are learning in the MKMMA course.

Even after he makes it to Canada, he has to get past a mean team-mate getting him drunk so he misses his dream of walking into the Olympic stadium and his mentor giving him a hard time about how he makes a fool of himself in front of the crowd, because despite the odds he does make the jump on the 70 m hill, coming dead last, but a best for his country. Eddie is elated and the crowd loves that he is jumping, cheering and waving his arms like a bird. And they begin to cheer him on and all of the reporters want to hear his story. Because of the wing flapping they dub him Eddie the Eagle.

Because of his mentor telling him he did not act correctly after the win, he decides to jump in the 90m competition – a jump he has never made before and has seriously injured many an experienced jumper. Now during the actual Olympics, this is where my husband and all watching were so upset he was going to kill himself. Many said he should not be able to do it, but at that time they could not dig up any rule to prevent it.

But Eddie made the jump and a personal best. Despite all of the obstacles, he became an Olympian and one that many will never forget. He focused on his dream every day and it came true.

Wishing you all the patience and focus of an eagle, to soar on wings of gratitude to your dream!