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A Blessing from Pope Francis


Yesterday I got to check another entry off on my bucket list. I was in St. Peter’s Square with my husband and about 70,000 other people to hear Pope Francis and to receive a papal blessing!

I had been to Rome twice before and never had seen any of the previous popes. Although seeing the pope had been on the list, I didn’t really focus on it happening. I didn’t really visualize it happening.  That has all changed. I am experiencing the effect! All thoughts are crystallizing. I am realizing thoughts transforming into action more readily. It is absolutely amazing. In the last two weeks, I have seen two major accomplishments in my life! Not only did they occur, but they occurred pretty effortlessly once I decided they were to be.

It was pretty obvious that the other 70,000 people had determined earlier in their day that they would be in that square when the Pope gave his blessing. Their excitement was overwhelming and contagious! There certainly was magnetism in the square!

I can’t wait to see what is next on the list! I am so grateful that the company I am involved with provided this trip. Qivana paid for my trip. I am looking forward to the next one in 2014 and to the many other entries I will be checking off!

My FIRST World Series Game (First implies there will be MORE)

Clipboard01I went to Game 2 of the World Series !! Going to a World Series game that my favorite team, the Red Sox, played in had been on my bucket list for quite some time. In spite of previous World Series opportunities, I never took the initiative to actually buy the tickets. Although I can now check this off, I see I should have been clearer and stated that it would be a World Series game that they actually WON! 



But I digress….

As I watched Game 1 on Wednesday evening, DO IT NOW resonated so strongly that I started to look for tickets online. Determined, I explored every possible option to acquire tickets without having to sell one of my grandkids to get them!!

Not only did I go to the game, I surprised my oldest grandson with a ticket – the absolute BEST gift I’ve given anyone in Week 4. The entire adventure was a last-minute escapade and a direct result of the work of Master Key and the emphasis of the DO IT NOW habit. Attending the game was an awesome experience, and sharing it with Zach was absolutely priceless. We left the game exhilarated in spite of the final score. We shopped for a souvenir shirt, and took two subway lines back to South Station to take the train.

And now for the rest of the story….

By the time we got to the train station, the last train had left! As a matter of fact, the entire station was about to close!  In the excitement, I had written down the times that Zach and I had to take the train and the subways TO the game, not FROM the game – uh oh! I never confirmed that the trains ran later on game nights just like the subway. I am working on my new habit of better planning to prevent poor performance!


My Dinner with Friends


women sipping wine

I went to dinner with some female friends this evening. The wine and conversation flowed freely. It is interesting to observe that we are all more alike than we are different. Most people on the planet are interested in better lives. The variable is just HOW focused, passionate, and conscious we are of what we want. In my humble opinion, many of us as women tend to focus on everyone else before we take care of ourselves. Maybe the tendency is hard-wired into our DNA. Perhaps as we get older, we FINALLY start thinking more about what WE want and not what everyone in our lives needs or wants.

But I digress…

oxygen masks

My point is that if you are ever in need of oxygen on a plane (not a good thing), the best way to deal with the situation would be for you to use the oxygen mask that the flight attendant so diligently instructed you to use BEFORE you attempt to give oxygen to your seatmate! That would make the most sense.

This course is a great reminder for me to focus consciously on what I want in order to build that expectation that I attain the desired result. It provides oxygen to my soul. It moves my subconscious to support me and to supply me with the results I enthusiastically and passionately acclaim. What a support system! All it takes is perfect practice!. I realize that the only way to get rid of a habit is with a new habit.  Just as at dinner, I realize the importance of surrounding myself with people who support me – people of like mind. It has been said that we are all the average of the sum of the five people we hang around with the most. Who are you hanging out with? Who is YOUR tribe?

If you don’t have supporters, find them. If you have supporters, tell them how much you appreciate them. All things are possible when we are in perfect harmony!

As Mr. Rohn so eloquently asked,

If not now, when?

If not YOU, who?

The Best Way to Predict Your Future is to CREATE It,


Lessons I learned from Columbus

The Start of a long Columbus Day Weekend


As I write this, it is Friday – the start of a long Columbus Day Weekend. I find that very apropos. Think about it. Captain Columbus headed west thinking he would reach the Indies. When he reaches land, he believes he has reached his intended destination. Wow! Does this sound familiar! There is no question mark at the end of the previous sentence because it is so obviously rhetorical! Let’s put aside my sense of direction which I have already referenced in a previous blog. My geographically- challenged excursions aside, we ALL have had the experience of being lost. If not, you need to get out more!

But I digress….

Rainbow over Water

Let’s look at this. Metaphorically speaking, how many of us have started out in a particular direction, followed the path we have set out for ourselves to the letter – only to find out that we are terribly off course. What I am talking about here is  a something that my paisano Christoforo Colombo and I have in common. We are discovering new lands – places that we could not have visualized because we didn’t know what we didn’t know.

For me, I’m discovering new things about myself. The Master Key course that I am taking with Mark J challenges us to come up with our personal pivotal needs (PPN’s). I assumed (you know what they say about assuming) that my personal pivotal needs were the same as they have been for awhile – liberty and legacy – the PPN’s I arrived at via a previous course –go90grow! . I’ve discovered that I have liberty. I am a network marketer. I work when I want, if I want, with whom I want.

I still have a PPN of legacy, but I’ve  replaced the other one with recognition for creative expression.  Who knew? I have always considered myself creative, but I didn’t see that coming.  This major discovery is a direct result of the Master Key  class.

I am excited to see what else I discover on this journey to uncharted territory!

My aha moment as I write this is how quickly the words poured out. Mark J is correct. . I am amazed at how much I am accomplishing in so little time.  I am eager to master the technology piece. I am writing on Friday, but who knows how soon I can actually publish!!

The Best Way to Predict Your Future is to CREATE It,


Lessons I Learned from the North South Trail


north-south-trail1I have just started the Master Keys Master Mind Alliance. Since traveling is one of my favorite things to do on the planet, I will constantly refer to this class as my journey. Although, it is not a physical journey, it is still a journey. It is just a different type. It just so happens that my husband Alan is also preparing for a journey. He is preparing to hike the Appalachian Trail and walk from Atlanta to Maine in one shot. He has started getting into AT shape. Two weeks ago, he hiked the North- South Trail walking 78 miles in four days. He is not ready to hike all 2,176 miles in five months. How will he get into shape, you ask. He is taking shorter hikes. It’s the old “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” adage. Cliché, but SO true!

But I digress…

My point is that I am starting a journey just as challenging, maybe more so. The difference is that the real estate I will be hiking is located between my ears – pretty rough terrain if you ask me. We are all creatures of our habits. The cement overlay is settled and solid. I am chipping away at the old cement to uncover what lies within. Being of a certain vintage (as I like to say), I agree with Og Mandino when he says that the value of experience is overrated, usually by old men and women who nod wisely and speak stupidly. We have heard the quotation: It’s not the years in your life; it’s the life in your years. Are you noticing a theme here?

jiminy-cricket2What is the best way to live the best possible life in the years that have been allotted to me? Jiminy Cricket told us we could wish upon a star, but wishing and hoping is NOT a strategy. When I was a child, it made sense. Now, not so much! While I love Jiminy, I need a plan. Alan doesn’t expect to complete the AT by wishing and hoping that he is in shape, or disciplined, or going in the right direction. He is doing everything he possibly can to get the outcome he so passionately desires. In order to acquire the results that I desire, I am following a strategy.

appalachian-trail3Just as my husband needs a map to complete the AT, I need a map to complete my journey. Right now, The Master Keys is the map I am following. It resonates loudly with me. In life, geography is not my strong point. Those who know me well are laughing hysterically at such an understatement of one of my most obvious shortcomings. I have my share of them; but if you have ever followed me to a destination, this one is obvious. I received a full scholarship to college, but I was given a “D” in geography. I disclose this to make a point. I am fairly well traveled. I rely on those with skills far greater than mine to get me to the destinations I am passionate about visiting.

I will rely on the Master Keys to provide a roadmap as I navigate my journey of discovery. The map is here. I am disciplined to do the work. I am excited.

Let the journey begin.

The Best Way to Predict Your Future is to CREATE It,