Week 17 – Master Key 2018: Reinvent Yourself on Demand

Chicago Launch - Jan 2018Let’s have some fun!  The greatest of the great reinvent themselves when needed to take advantage of new opportunities.

I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of life for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise.  I will no longer be fooled by the garments they wear for mine eyes are open. I will look beyond the cloth and I will not be deceived.

The above quote is from Og Mandino in The Greatest Salesman in the World.

If you have studied the book Think and Grow Rich, you are familiar with the formula for success:

Success =

DMP (Definite Major Purpose) + PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) + WPOA (Written Plan of Action) + MMA (Master Mind Alliance)

It is very easy to reinvent yourself.   Recently, we have focused on the virtue of kindness, and kindness manifested itself all over the place.  This week I am focused on the virtue of industriousness.

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

In other words, I am putting in the hard work.  (Hint:  It is easier when you enjoy your work.)

People are often caught up in measuring up to others.  And the result is that they are stranded in a place called “never enough”.   I have my own goals, and I don’t measure myself against others.

Nine words can help us move from “comparing” to creating.  The words are:

What did I do right?

What can I improve?

I am elated to be a Servant Leader who knows, goes and shows the way, and because of this I am very wealthy for life.

I have come so far already.  Today I begin a new life.

It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.

Thomas Brooks

Week 14 – Master Key 2018: Some Gifts Mean More Than Others

Family - Dec 2017Merry Christmas!   Happy Hanukkah!  Happy Kwanzaa!  Happy New Year!

This will be the last Christmas that I will be taller than my son.

This will be the last Christmas before my wife gets a wonderful hero — a living kidney donor.

As I begin 2018, the greatest lap around the sun of my entire life (so far), I carry no resentments from the past.  I have learned from my past, but the past will not hinder me.  I forgive everyone.  I ask for forgiveness from all.

I am the architect of my future self and the future reality for me and my family, and that wonderful future is pulling me forward into action.

I am reminded of the some of the words of Og Mandino in The Greatest Salesman in the World:

Thus a new and good habit is born, for when an act becomes easy through constant repetition it becomes a pleasure to perform and if it is a pleasure to perform it is man’s nature to perform it often. When I perform it often it becomes a habit and I become its slave and since it is a good habit this is my will.

What habits enable me to build a huge money-making team?   First, I set appointments daily by making calls and/or having conversations using skilled words I have learned from my mentor.  Secondly, I show the short company business plan video during those appointments.  Finally, I just collect a decision (Customer or Associate, it is their choice).   All I do is repeat those three steps.  It is simple.  Like a basketball player with a nearly unlimited daily supply of balls and no shot clock, I just keep shooting, with persistence.   And my shooting percentage increases monthly, which makes it a joy to take even more shots.

The more people I talk to, the more money I make.

I am elated to be a Servant Leader who knows, goes and shows the way, and because of this I am very wealthy for life.

I have come so far already.  Today I begin a new life.

It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.

Thomas Brooks

Week 12 – Master Key 2018: You Can Be What You Will To Be

Thomas and John Maxwell - Color - Aug 2016Would it be OK if your 2018 was better than your 2017?

Would it be OK if I showed you how?

You can be what you will to be, thanks to the Seven Laws of the Mind:

Law of Substitution:  We cannot think about two things at the same time. If a negative thought enters your mind, try to think about any positive thing or any fond memory.  

My comment:  Whenever I get a negative thought or have negative self-talk, I switch to saying this statement which gets me in a positive mindset and refocused on my business, “I am elated to be a Servant Leader who knows, goes and shows the way, and because of this I am very wealthy for life.”

Law of Relaxation:  Mental effort defeats itself ~ exactly the opposite of physical effort. A relaxed, calm state of mind is the only doorway to progress mentally. Relaxation of thought is the only access to Infinite Intelligence.  

My comment:  Doing my meditative “sit” for 15 minutes a day.  Controlling my thoughts.   Progress is happening for me.

Law of Practice:   Practice makes perfect.  The 5Ps – Persistent Practice Produces Perfect Performance.

My comment:  We all know the importance of practice for anything that really matters.   Often, we just don’t do it because we have this (fake) ‘story’ that we are too busy.  Here’s a mantra that you can use now and in the new year:  “Do it now!”

Law of Forgiveness:  To access the Divine and connect the subconscious to the Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent Creator we must forgive everyone and anyone to clear the channel. There can be no connection to the Divine mind where anger or resentment against a brother or sister, justified or not, exists.

My comment:  Just let it go.   Who are you carrying that baggage for, anyway?   Please don’t carry any resentment or baggage into the new year.   Leave the past in the past if you want to create a new future.

Law of Dual Thought:   Thought is a combination of ideation and feeling. We can attach any feeling to a thought we want.

My comment:  For example, if you got a disappointing raise this year with your end-of-year performance review, you can simply use that as a reminder that your long-term priority is to build your own independent business.  After all, you may have already decided that by the end of next year your passive monthly income from your own business will enable you to leave your day job, anyway.   Now, it is a positive motivation for your long term future!  Another example might be when you attach love to the idea of helping others; you welcome obstacles and you can easily overcome the obstacles.

I Can Be What I Will To BeLaw of Subconscious:  As soon as the subconscious accepts the idea it becomes a demand and it works constantly, 24-7, to manifest demand, accessing a reservoir of infinite resources.

My comment:  Read the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.  We learned the following in this Master Key course… “The subconscious can and will solve any problem for us if we know how to direct it. The subconscious processes are always at work; the only question is, are we to be simply passive recipients of this activity, or are we to consciously direct the work?”  To change effects, you must change the cause.   And in this course we have already learned how to control the thoughts in our subconscious mind.

Law of Growth:  Whatever we think about grows. What we forget atrophies.

My comment:  I am thinking about my business.  I am taking daily action in terms of my business and I am enjoying success.  Intention governs attention.  I give my attention to the Definite Major Purposes (DMPs) of the folks on my team.  When I do that, their business grows, and my income grows as a result.  (If we ‘think’ we are struggling, the Law of Growth takes over, and we struggle.  If we think we are making progress every day, the Law of Growth takes over, and our progress accelerates.)

I am elated to be a Servant Leader who knows, goes and shows the way, and because of this I am very wealthy for life.

I have come so far already.  Today I begin a new life.

It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.

Thomas Brooks

Week 10 – Master Key 2018: Thankful to Pay It Forward

20150813_140420My adoptive mother Joan Brooks passed away in 2016, but she would have been 80 years old this past Thanksgiving weekend.  I am so fortunate that Joan gave her all as my mother.   She definitely paid it forward in terms of her love and care for me.  And I want to pay it forward for you, as you will see below.

The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner.

The words above are from Scroll III in Mandino’s book The Greatest Salesman in the World.  This passage really resonates with me as I help my network marketing team grow and succeed nationally.  I know that belief does not come from success.  Success actually comes from belief.  The correct order is BE, then DO, then HAVE.  Because of my belief, I am persistent.

Always will I take another step.  If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another.  In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult.

Persistence, baby, in pursuit of perfection!

Henceforth, I will consider each day’s effort as but one blow of my blade against a mighty oak. The first blow may cause not a tremor in the wood, nor the second, nor the third. Each blow, of itself, may be trifling, and seem of no consequence. Yet from childish swipes the oak will eventually tumble. So it will be with my efforts of today. I will be liken to the rain drop which washes away the mountain; the ant who devours a tiger… I will persist until I succeed.

pay-it-forwardTo achieve my Definite Major Purpose, it takes persistence.  I am creating a “Life by Design”, with a happy balance of work, play, workouts, and family.  I am proud to help people earn Free Energy and Free Wireless Phone Service, and also to help people make life-changing money to enable their own amazing realities.  I cheerfully share my opportunity – paying it forward – and create productive networkers by teaching them exactly what to say and do to be successful.  I continue to do this, regardless of how long it takes or how many times I am told, “No Thanks.”  I am persistent.

So long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; if I persist long enough I will win.  I will persist. I will win.

In summary, to have persistence and success, you will need:  (1) A definite major purpose (DMP) backed by a burning desire, (2) A written plan of action (WPOA) expressed in continuous action, (3) A positive mental attitude (PMA), with your mind closed to all negative thought, and (4) a Master Mind Alliance, such as the course I am in, or it can be communication with an individual with whom you are in total harmony.

This video may inspire you to persistently pay it forward:

I am elated to be a Servant Leader who knows, goes and shows the way, and because of this I am very wealthy for life.

I have come so far already.  Today I begin a new life.

It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.

Thomas Brooks

Week 4 – Master Key 2018: Give More, Get More

Hot Air Balloon - ThomasI am flying high with my network marketing team.  There is not much better than having fun and earning money.

Now, on to the Master Key Master Mind Alliance (MKMMA) content for this week…

If you carry out this idea, beginning with small things which you know you can control and gradually increase the effort, but never under any circumstances allowing your “I” to be overruled, you will find that you can eventually control yourself, and many men and women have found to their sorrow that it is easier to control a kingdom than to control themselves.

The words above are from The Master Key System by Charles Haanel.

The idea of waking up every morning needing to “overcome fear” kind of sucks.  Wouldn’t it be better to eliminate fear completely?  Elimination is not overcoming.  Using simple tasks, written on index cards, we are teaching ourselves in this course how to get things done without procrastination.  Then, our subconscious mind eventually learns from this new habit that whatever we write on the index cards is as good as done.   You can start with cleaning out your car, or any small task.  Before you know it you are effortlessly completing a bigger task such as making 10 calls per day to grow your network marketing business.  It is a simple concept, yet profound.

Our subconscious mind is so powerful.   With our new blueprint, we must use our conscious mind to be the vigilant guardsman of our subconscious minds.

You have got to watch these powerful and informative video clips back-to-back.  They are from the movie What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole.  Or watch the whole movie if you want to have it all in context:


Give more, get more.  I will induce others to serve me because I serve others.

The more we give the more we shall get; we must become a channel whereby the Universal can express activity. The Universal is constantly seeking to express itself, to be of service, and it seeks the channel whereby it can find the greatest activity, where it can do the most good, where it can be of greatest service to mankind.

And the “Give More, Get More” concept works wonderfully with spouses as well.  Try it with your significant other.

Now that we are in Week 4, we are reading this out loud, daily:

Wherever I go I bring a gift. I may bring a compliment, a prayer, a trinket, a flower… but I promise I will give something to every person I encounter.

I promise to be a grateful receiver of the gifts that surround me, pausing often and noticing nature, kindnesses, smiles and compliments; which I gladly receive with a “thank you.”

I promise to give hope for joy, affluence, kindness and love, consciously with every encounter, regardless of the brevity.

I promise to give, without expectation of reciprocity, from the channels I enrich, because I know I am in the dynamic flow of giving and receiving.

I am elated to be a Servant Leader who knows, goes and shows the way, and because of this I am very wealthy for life.

I have come so far already.  Today I begin a new life.

It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.

Thomas Brooks

Week 3 – Master Key 2018: Control Your Thoughts, Control Your Destiny

Trey and Thomas“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”

― Henry David Thoreau

I control my thoughts.  Thus, I control my destiny.

As I work on my business during our launch of electricity services in the Chicago area, I am mindful of my thoughts.   The world within (my thoughts) creates the world without (the business success I am creating).

Our subconscious mind is so powerful.  Our conscious mind is much less powerful, but it is the guardian of the subconscious mind.   By making the choice to appropriately ‘program’ our subconscious mind, we tap into Infinite Power.   We can accomplish virtually anything.  We can ask the Universe for anything.

When you find that you are really one with the Infinite power, and when you can consciously realize this power by a practical demonstration of your ability to overcome any adverse condition by the power of your thought, you will have nothing to fear; fear will have been destroyed and you will have come into possession of your birthright.
― Charles Haanel, The Master Key System

I control my thoughts.

For our Master Key Mastermind Alliance (MKMMA) course, we have written and updated our individual Definite Major Purpose (DMP) statements.   I have charged it with feeling and enthusiasm.

Change Your ThoughtsA Small Fragment from My Own DMP:  My Definite Major Purpose is a “Life by Design”, with a happy balance of work, play, workouts, and family.

I control my thoughts.

All fear is sloth-based.  I am industrious and enthusiastic.  I do the work.

The world within controls the world without.  Thus, the riskiest thing we can do in our entire lives is to fail to commit 100% to controlling our thoughts.

Another Small Fragment from My Own DMP:  I am elated to be a Servant Leader who knows, goes and shows the way, and because of this I am very wealthy for life.

I have come so far already.  Today I begin a new life.

It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.

Thomas Brooks

Week 1 – Master Key 2018: Blueprint Remixed

Team at Connect 2017

Dream Team

It is Week 1 of the 2017-2018 Master Key Master Mind Alliance (MKMMA) course.  I got so much out of it last year that I am doing it again.  Now that I have left Corporate America, I know that I will enjoy the course even more this year with my more flexible schedule.   I just got back with my team from the Stream Connect Event in DFW and I can’t wait to see the amazing things me and my partners (“Stream Dream Team”) will accomplish as a result of this MKMMA training.

Sometimes, we all find ourselves to be “too busy” to accomplish the things that we know we need to do.  Together, we are going to dig in with this course, and defeat the old “blueprint” that can stop us from achieving our dreams if we do not control our thoughts.  This course will allow us to control our thoughts and influence our subconscious mind, which makes all of the difference in the world.  A new blueprint – it’s the remix, baby!

Master-Key-Book-CoverThe Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel is some very potent and heady material to read.   Success already lies within each of us.  As the week has progressed, I am beginning to immerse myself in it again.   I have picked up some speed reading skills, and those skills actually help comprehension.

I have begun to again consume The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Madino; I highly recommend this truly amazing book.

Quotes from Scroll 1 in Mandino’s book include: “… if I must be a slave to habit, let me be a slave to good habits.”

Another quote:  “…only a habit can subdue another habit.”

Another quote:  “…when an act becomes easy through constant repetition it becomes a pleasure to perform and if it is a pleasure to perform it is man’s nature to perform it often.”

I am also refining – and living by – my Definite Major Purpose (DMP) statement.  It allows me to express my purpose, and focus on the greatest desires of my heart in 400 words or less.  I am rediscovering my “golden” self.  Watch this short Golden Buddha video to understand the metaphor that each of us is “golden” by nature:

Overall, I am feeling incredibly optimistic about my business, my family, and my future as expressed in my DMP statement.  There is much work to be done in this course and in my overall life.  I feel up to the challenge.   And, as we are learning in the course, I always keep my promises!

I am elated to be a Servant Leader who knows, goes and shows the way, and because of this I am very wealthy for life.

I have come so far already.  Today I begin a new life.

It is definitely time to ‘Think and Grow Rich’.

Thomas Brooks