I Don’t Know Why You Say “Goodbye”, I say “Hello!”

As the song by The Beatles suggests, this is not me saying ‘goodbye’ – even if you are about to read my last blog post in English. No worries, I’ll explain further down. I have a lot I want to say, so grab a cuppa and stay for a while…

It’s been a few weeks since I posted anything. You may have heard me mention that I’ve been having some issues with my right hand for the past year. I finally had a surgery last month – only to make it worse. Typing with my non-dominant hand takes forever, so blogging (and being active on social media) has obviously not been a priority. I had a new surgery last week (same hand, different surgeon). I’m optimistic, but it’s still too early to know whether it worked this time.


I’m fine otherwise. Better than fine! The way I see it, pain is inevitable – whether it’s physical or emotional pain – but suffering is a choice. Pain is bad enough, I don’t have to suffer on top. Self-pity is suffering, worrying about the outcome is suffering, being sad or angry or frustrated because this or that happened is suffering. Whenever you argue with reality, you are suffering. I don’t have to go there – it’s just my hand and I am so much more than my hand. LIFE is much more than just a hand! I choose to stay joyous and grateful, optimistic and playful 🙂

Change Your Default Setting

Being joyous and grateful, optimistic and playful is my emotional home – my default state of mind, no matter the circumstances. I can still get sad, annoyed, angry and what have you – I’d wonder about my own sanity if I didn’t – but it’s rare and I won’t stay there for long before I bounce back to my emotional home. This ‘default state of mind’ is like a magnet that either pulls us back up or back down. You can think of it as your inner thermostat that will kick in and make it either cooler or warmer whenever your emotions differ from your default setting.

Your default emotions are nothing more than a habit and your thermostat setting is NOT permanent. In order to change the inner thermostat so your default is “warmer” (positive emotions), all you have to do is practice by feeling the emotions you prefer as often as you can.

Raise your standards of how you want to feel and practice: If you want to feel happier more often, you can listen to uplifting music and dance 3-5 times a day and you’ll soon notice that your inner default setting wants to go there. If you want to feel calm and peaceful, you can learn how to breathe properly and meditate daily. If you want to feel good, BE good.

If you want to feel more fear, anger or sadness, all you have to do is dwell on pain – no matter if it’s pain from your past or present circumstances or anticipated future pain (aka worry), you can even dwell on other people’s pain – just make sure you suffer long enough to make it your default setting. You know what I’m talking about, we’ve all done it. There’s nothing wrong with you if you have – it’s a very common human pattern of behaviour (aka habit). You also know what you have to do in order to break out of that pattern. Knowledge alone isn’t enough, you must apply it by doing it. You need to be doing things differently in order to get a different result. So put on that music and dance!


I’d like to add that we have other inner thermostat settings as well: Your financial thermostat determines how comfortable you are earning more or saving money. Your body weight thermostat will make you do silly things to gain weight if you lost it on purpose. Your relationship thermostat can make you say and do things that hurts your partner if things are going too well (compared to what you’re used to). Many will find their home being messy again just a few days or weeks after yet another decluttering spree, all because of their inner thermostat settings. Some call this mechanism self-sabotage, the thermosat analogy explains why we self-sabotage.

Your thermostat settings determine what you tolerate, not what you want. Raise your standards and refuse to tolerate less than you want!

Being aware of your own inner thermostats in any area of life is a good place to start. We can’t change what we’re unaware of.

What I Do All Day When I Can’t Even ____ fill in the blanks

My right arm might be temporarily out of order, but there’s nothing wrong with my eyes, ears, mind and spirit – so I’m reading and taking classes and applying the knowledge. I’m wearing my persistent big girl pants (lined with courage and faith) by working on my goals – my clearly defined stepping stones towards my dreams and my mission (aka main purpose), infused with an unwavering certainty in my ability to get the results I want so that my mission can be brought to fruition.

My mission to help others is my “Why” – the inspiration that motivates me to keep learning, applying and growing. My mission gives me enticing reasons to keep going. It’s not just about me and my own growth and happiness, it’s about all those I can help in the future because of the efforts I put in today. My mission makes my daily efforts a MUST.


Learning and applying more knowledge and skills are my stepping stones, my plan of action. First things first. Dream BIG, take small but strategic steps. Don’t be busy, be productive by investing your time and energy on stepping stones that matter – where your efforts make a difference. Enjoy the process and celebrate your progress! You don’t have to work hard if you work smart. Not that there is anything wrong with hard work, but hard work alone won’t necessarily give you the results you want. If you want to go north and you keep going east, your hard work is futile.

“The forces of life are composed of our thoughts and ideals and these in turn are molded into form; our problem is to keep an open mind, to constantly reach out for the new, to recognize opportunity, to be interested in the race rather than the goal, for the pleasure is in the pursuit rather than the possession. Your greatest success will come as you are enabled to assist others. What benefits one must benefit all.” – Charles Haanel

In other words, our fulfillment in life isn’t about what we achieve, but who we become in the pursuit of our goals and how we can contribute as a result.

What steps are you taking to get WHERE you want to go and to become WHO you want to be?

stepping stones on the path forward

A New Chapter in Life

Since I can’t type, I use the mike on my phone to “write” an email to self which I open on my computer, copy and paste the text into Word where I’ll edit it later, when my hand has healed. I’ve written several chapters of my book this way, plus numerous pages for an upcoming projcect.

All the writing I’m currently doing using the “voice to text” method is in my own language, Norwegian. Some of the writing is for my next book and some is content for my new website, which will be in Norwegian only. The domain to my English website, where you are right now, expires on the 30th of April and won’t be renewed.

My new book and website are both part of my contribution, to help others get a better life. I know I can be of more help locally, in my own country and in my native tongue. I have several friends and family members who are not comfortable with the English language, which means there must be many more out there who would prefer if I offered my services in Norwegian – so I will. This is not ‘goodbye, it is ‘hello’. I’m not leaving. I have arrived.

My Last Gift To You (in English) … is YOU!

❤️ When YOU believe in you, others will too.
❤️ Aim to be the best version of yourself, not a mediocre imitation of others.
❤️ Time is precious, use yours wisely. Time will pass whether you do something to improve your life or not. That time we call Life is much more enjoyable when you do what it takes to evolve into the best version of YOU that you deep down want to be.
❤️ Be brave and listen to your heart, that inner voice or gut feeling.
❤️ Find your own rolemodels and learn from them. Make sure they live the kind of life YOU want for yourself. Make sure they are the sort of person you aim to be. Make sure they don’t just talk about it – they must BE about it. If you want to be caring, happy and fulfilled, find rolemodels who are.
❤️ If you need therapy to overcome past traumas, seek help. Talk to your physician, talk to a friend to get recommendations, do something.

You can do it. You are worth it.
YOU are SO worth it!

With Love
from Bibi

❤️

PS: Hvis du forstår norsk og vil bli informert når mitt nye nettsted lanseres,
send meg en e-post: bibilindahl@gmail.com

Nothing To See Here!

Don’t believe everything you read in the headlines. There IS something to see here. In fact there are THREE things to see, three very different documentaries that I am glad that I watched! So much so, I’m going to watch them all over again.

Finding Joe

In the early 20th century, while studying world mythology, Joseph Campbell discovered a pattern hidden in every story ever told and he called it “the heroes journey”. A truly inspirational film, FINDING JOE takes us on the ultimate heroes journey: the journey of self discovery. As you slay dragons and uncover treasures, you just may find that the holy grail you seek is closer than you think…

This documentary helped me understand better what I’m going through on my own journey within.

You may buy or rent ‘Finding Joe’ here:
https://findingjoethemovie.com/shop

I Am

A documentary written, directed, and narrated by Tom Shadyac. The film asks the question: “What is wrong with the world, and what can we do about it?”, and explores Shadyac’s personal journey after a bicycle accident in 2007.

Watch ‘I Am’ for free on Vimeo:
Part 1: https://vimeo.com/182109151
Part 2: https://vimeo.com/182110003
Part 3: https://vimeo.com/183059165

One Strange Rock

This documentary left me in AWE! Hosted by Will Smith, One Strange Rock is a thrilling journey exploring the fragility and wonder of our planet, one of the most peculiar places in the universe.

It’s the extraordinary story of why life exists on Earth, brought into perspective by the only people to have left it behind: astronauts.

This series was filmed in 45 countries (including my own, Norway), on six continents, and from outer space. It reveals the twists of fate that have allowed life to thrive on Earth and how we are all connected in many surprising ways.

Watch it:
One Strange Rock premiered on National Geographic in 2018. It was released on Netflix in 2019. In the USA, it left Netflix for Disney+ in January 2020. You can also find it on Prime Amazon.

“In the physical world there are innumerable contrasts, and these may for convenience sake, be designated by distinctive names. There are sizes, colors, shades or ends to all things. There is a North Pole, and a South Pole, an inside and an outside, a seen and an unseen, but these expressions merely serve to place extremes in contrast. They are names given to two different parts of one quantity. The two extremes are relative; they are not separate entities, but are two parts or aspects of the whole.” (Master Keys, Part 19)

Before You Leave

Be sure to read my new ‘about’ page here. Thanks!

The 5 Habits That Make You Happier

Do You Want to be Happy? 

This might sound like a silly question. Who wouldn’t want to be happy?? Well, it turns out that this is not the case for everyone.

I know, because I have been that person. I used to feel that I had “the right” to be angry, bitter and depressed since life had handed me such a shitty hand of cards.

Few things could provoke me more than people claiming that happiness has to come from within. My go-to response was, “Don’t you think I would have been happy if my life didn’t suck!!???”

I know I’m not alone in defending myself that way. I hear it all the time. Life sucks, so let’s ALL be miserable…..

Listen up!

My life isn’t perfect and I am far from perfect, but I am happier than I have ever been before! I wake up happy, grateful just to be alive, knowing that today I’m taking one step further towards my goals in this exciting journey called Life.

I don’t think a life without problems is realistic. It’s how we are able to deal with those problems that makes ALL the difference.

Ponder This

Your quality of life isn’t measured by how wealthy you are, the size of your house or how expensive your car is. Your quality of life isn’t measured by how healthy you are or what you look like.

Your quality of life is measured by how you FEEL. If you depend on other people and circumstances to make you happy, you’ll spend the rest of your life trying to change other people and control the world around you. The irony is that the only thing we can control is our own mind.

Who else but you controls how you think and feel? Only YOU can think your thoughts. Only YOU can feel your feelings. It’s time to stop the blame game. Join our next class to learn how: https://masterkey.vision/bibi

The techniques you’ll learn in the class are based on science, it’s not a hype. Start TODAY by following these simple but effective tricks:

The 5 Habits That Make You Happier

1. Gratitude:
Write down 3 things every day that you are grateful for.
Read them, feel the gratitude.
Repeat daily with 3 new things/persons/events.
Here’s a helpful reminder/question if you can’t find anything to be grateful for:  What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you were grateful for today?

2. Journaling:
Write just one or two sentences daily about something nice that happened that day. It doesn’t have to be HUGE. For example, you enjoyed the taste of your coffee that morning. Or perhaps you heard a bird chipper. You read a good book. A stranger smiled to you. Write it down. Re-live the moment, feel it. Repeat (Read it again, re-feel it again the next day, and the next).

3. Exercise:
Move that body! Go for a walk. Dance. Do a few jumping jacks to get a charge of the so-called happy hormones. 5 minutes daily or more. Start small. Just do something.

4. Meditation:

A relaxed mind is a happier mind. If you have never meditated before, you can always start by listening to guided mediations on apps or YouTube. When you think you’ve got the idea, try alone … You may have a topic or a goal you wish to meditate on, perhaps an intention, or just to clear your mind. Start with 10 minutes daily, increase to 30 minutes and more when you get the hang of it.

5. Random Acts of Kindness:
When you are kind to other people, you brighten their day. Being kind to others is also a way of being kind to yourself. It feels good to be kind! In a world where you can be anything, be kind. Watch the ripple effects…

Download My Free Happiness PDF:

The Happiness Advantage

Sawn Achor, researcher and author of the book ‘The Happiness Advantage’, has found that happy people have a lot of advantages:


Now it’s Your Turn!

Are you ready to learn how to change your mind and begin to ENJOY the life you were meant to live?

To be among the very first to hear when the doors open to new students, see here: https://masterkey.vision/bibi

Until the next class begins, I will gladly send you my hottest tips about mental health and personal growth when you sign up here.

The Secret Power of Nothing

I have been super-duper-busy with work and studies this past week. Heck, I’m almost always busy – I LOVE being busy with things that propel me forward!

However, in my eagerness to get a motherload done I “kinda forgot” one CRUCIAL thing.

Which is to do nothing. Wait? What??

Yeah. Doing nothing as in RELAXING.

And I don’t mean watching TV or reading. The mind is not turned off completely when you think you relax with a book, no matter how good it is. Hey, I’m an author – I want everybody and their uncle to read, but

You need to turn everything off.

Meditation, that’s what I’m talking about.

Breathe in…. breath out …. Let the thoughts come and go without paying attention to them. Just sit and breathe … deeply…

My personal fave is:
Inhale for 4 seconds
Natural stop, 4 seconds
Breathe out, 4 seconds
Natural stop, 4 seconds

Repeat
and…
………….repeat
….and
repeat ….

30 minutes of meditation in the morning is my absolute minimum.
1 hour in the morning + 30 minutes midday + 30 minutes or more before I go to bed – now we’re talking!

But you know what? If you can’t manage to do NOTHING for any more than 15 minutes a day, that’s a good start!

A relaxed, calm state of mind is the only doorway to progress mentally. Relaxation of thought is the only access to Infinite Intelligence .

We all have to start somewhere. And keep it up … that’s the thing. I didn’t keep it up every day this week. When my mind works overtime with no room to relax and digest, the result is 100 % as expected: feeling overwhelmed.

And I do not like that feeling, that’s for sure!


So I’m taking charge of my life again by going back to my daily meditations, starting right NOW!

How ‘bout you? How often do you meditate?

If you haven’t done any meditation before, a good place to start is doing the exercises (aka meditations) by Charles Haanel which you’ll find in his The Master Key System – you may download this free PDF:

If you are into “The Secret” and Law of Attraction, you will LOVE the Master Key System! If you want to dig even deeper into that sort of things, I highly recommend joining The Master Key Experience where I’m working as a certified guide. Check it out here: https://masterkey.vision/bibi

Meet some of our students:

Joseph: https://stristus.wordpress.com/
Karin: https://karinmyjourney.wordpress.com/blog
Kevin: https://kevinmasterkey.wordpress.com/blog
Elena: https://eypld.wordpress.com
Melina: https://minaskreativa.blogspot.com/p/my-master-key-experience.html
Angelica: https://angelicabudarick.wordpress.com
Vi: https://masterkey803017729.wordpress.com/blog


Stay tuned for more unusual posts.

Wishing you all a wonder-fun day!

Love from Bibi

How To Beat the Crap out of Fear

What we Focus on Grows.

The choice is yours. What do you choose to focus on?


Courage Beats the Crap out of Fear

We all know that if you fear an activity, whethyer it’s flying or speaking in public, it takes courage to do it anyway – in spite of fear.

What many people do, myself included, is to focus on the very thing they fear. But if you think about this for a second – how on earth could concentrating on fear create any courage? What’s even worse is when you end up focusing on the fear itself. What we focus on grows, remember?

What would Benjamin do?

Back in January 2019, I tried the so-called ‘Franklin Makeover’ for the first time. In short, you choose a virtue you want more of and focus on it for a whole week. You observe the virtue in others as well as in yourself, and make a note of it every time you see a sign of it. What happens next is almost like magic…

I had chosen ‘courage’ as my virtue…. A couple of days into my ‘courage week’, I started to wonder if it was my former anxious self who had chosen ‘courage’…. I used to need a lot of courage just to get through a normal day.

I realized that I couldn’t even remember the last time I had any signs of anxiety. It had been several months since I needed courage just to leave the house!

And that’s great! Overcoming anxiety is HUGE!!

Now that my new norm was to be living freely without anxiety, I was able to see that life had so much more to offer than just leaving the house without getting a panic attack…

So, if I no longer was afraid of doing “normal”, everyday things – what did I need courage for?

Take Your Pick!

I needed courage to believe in myself and the choices I made.
Heck, I needed courage to make any important decisions of my own…

Once I had, I needed courage to let people know.
I needed courage to stand up for myself.

Maybe you need courage to go after a new job, move to a new place, or to finally write that bestseller book you’ve been talking about!

What do YOU need courage to do? I dare you to be courageous and share in the comments below! 🙂

An Unusual Technique that Works

In order to find many examples of ‘courage’ to focus on for a week, I used a technique that was first described in ‘The Master Key System’, published by Charles Haanel in 1912. The point of his technique (often referred to as the Battleship Exercise) is to visualize something material and trace it back to its origin to find the cause – and we find that it always started with an idea, as a thought.

Since my goal was to observe as much courage as possible during that week, I would look at any item around me – it being a coffee cup, a throw pillow, or a car on the street. I used an “inverse version” of Hansel’s technique, and traced that item through all the steps necessary from idea to finished product, thinking about the courage it took the inventor or designer to see their idea through. That takes courage!

Hot Tip: This inverted ‘Battleship Exercise’ works for almost any virtue. Just imagine what it takes of virtues such as creativity, persistence, decisiveness, cooperation, being well organized, just to name a few, to go from idea to finished product!

The more I focused on courage, the more courage I found myself having. One week of focusing on courage also had ripple effects into the weeks ahead. What we focus on does grow.

I give myself permission to be courageous! ‘Cos, you see, deep down…

This week, I want to link to two courageous bloggers:

Karin: https://karinmyjourney.wordpress.com/blog
Melina: https://minaskreativa.blogspot.com/p/my-master-key-experience.html


Stay tuned for more unusual posts.

Who Wants a FREE Hug?

Happy New Year! Yup, this is my first blog post in 2021. I came down with a nasty cold between Xmas and new years and barely had the energy to keep up with work and other obligations. But I’m back and I’m on the mend!


One year ago, one of my dear friends and I decided to take the Kindness Week Challenge one step further. Before I show you what we did, let me explain what the challenge is all about:

The Guinness Book of Records

OK, so this particular record might not be recorded there…. However, I think our record is more important than any normal world record.

Our record isn’t what I’d consider “nomal”. If it was, everyone would be doing it already – right? And if everyone was, we wouldn’t have to….

You see, with our record we are making the world a better place. One person at a time, plus the ripple effects.

What we’re doing this week in the Master Key members’ area is leaving comments every single time we observe or do an act of kindness. We have challenged one another to leave more comments than the previous year’s members did, thereby setting a new record.

Why?

Because what we focus on grows.

Breaking the record, “beating” last year’s members in the amount of kindnesses reported is of course not the goal….

…. Making our world a better place is, and when we do that – we are ALL winners! 🙂

In previous years (when hugging strangers was fine) the staff and guides of the Master Key have celebrated at the end of the week by giving out free hugs to strangers on the street. (Here’s a video from the free hugs in 2018).

Last Year …

In January 2019, my friend Nina and I were confident that the members would break the record, so we decided to “act as if it has already happened” by giving out free hugs on the street and celebrate in advance.

We made signs that said, “Free Hugs!” and “Do you want a HUG?” (the latter in our native language, Norwegian), hung them around our necks and started walking around down-town here in Fredrikstad… Yes, I was WALKING!! Just a couple of weeks before this event, I was finally able to walk without using crutches for the first time in over three years. But I digress, back to the story:

We Norwegians are not exactly famous for being chatty with strangers… but to Nina’s and my pleasant surprise, our fellow Norwegians actually thought this “free hugs” thing was a good idea, and we lost count of how many people we hugged that day!

We hugged people of all ages

– even those “too cool for school” teens who might think that everything we “dinosaurs” do is silly and embarrasing…. (Hey, I get it, I used to be that kind of teen myself!). Some of these teens pointed at us and snickered when they saw our signs, but every teen that we met did hug us and many of them said they thought it was a great idea! We encouraged them to try it out at their school. I hope they did.

Out of all the people we offered a free hug that day, only 3 or 4 said no. Saying ‘no’ to hug strangers is perfectly fine, of course, and we just smiled and wished them a nice day. Nearly 100 % liked our kindness campaign, most people loved it!

I wonder how many lives we touched that day. For some, this might be have been the only hug they got all year … Others were perhaps inspired to spread some kindness on their own. What I know for sure is that we did make many people very happy that day. Ourselves included.

This was such a fun and lovely experience, we have saved the signs so we can do it again!

Some of the huggers embraced us.

If you don’t feel like hugging strangers on the street, remember that a kind word is like a verbal hug.


In Book II of “Rhetoric”, Aristotle defines kindness as “helpfulness towards someone in need, not in return for anything, nor for the advantage of the helper himself, but for that of the person helped”.
The movie ‘Pay it Forward’ illustrates the power one person can have to make an impact on a chain reaction of kind deeds. The philosophy of ‘Pay It Forward’ is that through acts of kindness among strangers, we all foster a more caring society.
“Kindness Boomerang” is a video by ‘Life Vest Inside’ . It shows how one act of kindness passes seamlessly from one person to the next and boomerangs back to the person who set it into motion. Within months after its release, Kindness Boomerang went viral. The video has been viewed over 34 million times! Here it is:


Here are more kind folks who pay extra attention to kindness this week:

Karin: https://karinmyjourney.wordpress.com/blog
Stacy: https://stayban.wordpress.com
Melina: https://minaskreativa.blogspot.com/p/my-master-key-experience.html
Breege: https://happytohelpyougrow.com
Laura: https://livingtoyourownbeat.com/blog
Dan: https://thedanwardexperience.com/blog
Angelica: https://angelicabudarick.wordpress.com
Eileen: https://plunkette.wordpress.com/blog
Vi: https://masterkey803017729.wordpress.com/blog


Stay tuned for more unusual posts.

Wishing you an abundance of kindness wherever you go!

Love from Bibi (MKE Guide)

Success 101 in Movies

One of our exercises at the Master Key Experience this week (14) was to watch one of the following movies (which are all based on true stories): ‘Mully’, ‘October Sky’, ‘Cool Runnings’, ‘The Good Lie’, ‘Wild’, ‘Door to Door’, ‘Rudy’, while identifying the four habits of success which I wrote about in this blog post.

DMP: Definite Major Purpose (backed by a burning desire)
PMA: Positive Mental Attitude
POA: Plan of Action
MMA: Master Mind Alliance

I watched all the movies and I have chosen to write about the first one I saw, ‘Rudy’ – a movie about the life of Daniel Ruettiger, who dreamt of playing American football at the University of Notre Dame.

First of all I want to recommend this movie to anyone who hasn’t seen it! I was very moved by the story and how Rudy never gave up on his dream, in spite of several obstacles along the way. Very inspirational! It’s available on Netflix, Prime, and even for rent on YouTube.

Spoiler alert! Watch the movie before you read the rest.

Rudy’s definite major purpose (DMP) was clearly to play football, and not just anywhere but at the Notre Dame University. His DMP was backed by a burning desire, even if he didn’t really have the physique (he was quite small for a football player), nor did he have the grades required to get into Notre Dame, nor the money for tuition, nor the support from his family and friends, except his buddy Pete (his first master mind alliance) – who was killed in an accident at their workplace.

It is obvious throughout the movie that Rudy indeed had a Positive Mental Attitude. He did not give up no matter what life threw at him, and he did not listen to those who told him that his dream was not only impossible but even ridiculous! He is not discouraged when he gets rejected by Notre Dame at first, but continues to study to improve his grades.

For Rudy to achieve his DMP, his POA (Plan of Action) is to play football from an early age throughout high school. In order to get into Notre Dame, he needs to save up money (POA) and to improve his grades (POA) he gets enrolled at Holy Cross College with the help from a priest (Rudy’s 2nd master mind alliance). At Holy Cross he befriends teacher assistant D-Bob – Rudy’s 3rd master mind alliance. Rudy is broke and homeless, he approaches the head ground keeper at the Notre Dame stadium who eventually offers him a job (POA) there and also a place to live. The ground keeper turns out to be a former football player and is Rudy’s 4th master mind alliance.

Rudy continues to work on his grades (POA) despite of three letters of rejection from Notre Dame. When he finally gets in, he gets on the team as a practise roster (POA) and never misses a single practise in two years (POA). He keeps giving what is best for the team (POA + Law of Giving), and it finally pays off when he gets to dress for the last game that season. The team is his major master mind alliance – they all want Rudy to dress, and they all want him to play. Had it not been for the master mind alliance of his team, the coach would not have allowed Rudy to play at all, but eventually he does and after the game Rudy is carried out in victory by his team members.

I found it very interesting to watch all these movies with the DMP, PMA, POA, and MMA in mind, and I will continue to do so when I watch other movies.

These four habits of success are methods we are learning and applying at the Master Key Experience, so that we, too, can fulfil our dreams – our Definite Major Purpose – no matter how impossible or ridiculous they might seem to other people.

I certainly have a DMP (definite major purpose) backed by a burning desire, I have a Plan Of Action, a predominant PMA (positive mental attitude), and I have a supportive MMA (master mind alliance) who helps me to stay on track.

Here are some other fine folks who have applied these 4 habits of success:

Karin: https://karinmyjourney.wordpress.com/blog
Stacy: https://stayban.wordpress.com
Melina: https://minaskreativa.blogspot.com/p/my-master-key-experience.html
Breege: https://happytohelpyougrow.com
Laura: https://livingtoyourownbeat.com/blog
Dan: https://thedanwardexperience.com/blog
Angelica: https://angelicabudarick.wordpress.com
Eileen: https://plunkette.wordpress.com/blog
Vi: https://masterkey803017729.wordpress.com/blog


Stay tuned for more unusual posts.

Wishing you all a wonder-fun day!
Love from Bibi (MKE Guide)

Grateful for Gratefulness!

What if you woke up tomorrow with only what you were grateful for today?

How’s that for a kick-in-the-butt reminder!?

A couple of years ago I bought a journal where I was supposed to write down three things I was grateful for every single day. The problem was that I really could not think of anything to be grateful for other than my dog and my boyfriend…. Well, things have certainly changed since then. Actually, “things” haven’t changed that much – but I have changed!

Nowadays, the daily habit of writing down three things I’m grateful for is a breeze. I can easily name thousands of things, circumstances, or people that I’m grateful for. And I mean truly grateful, not just saying it but being truly grateful.

If you read my blog post last week, you know I was about to keep a promise – which was to have the text for my children’s book done by the 22nd of December. I am GRATEFUL that I persisted and kept that promise! I finished it on Sunday the 20th, two days before my self-imposed deadline. I am making some 20+ illustrations for that book, which will take a few months. I am grateful to be an author. I absolutely LOVE my job! I used to get paid for writing articles, which was nice. But writing books that can inspire and bring joy to the readers is my passtion. I am deeply grateful that I get to do that.

More than anything, I am grateful for gratefulness. I am grateful that I AM grateful for so many things. I am grateful for my attitude of gratitude.

Here are some other fine folks who practise their gratitude:

Karin: https://karinmyjourney.wordpress.com/blog
Stacy: https://stayban.wordpress.com
Melina: https://minaskreativa.blogspot.com/p/my-master-key-experience.html
Breege: https://happytohelpyougrow.com
Laura: https://livingtoyourownbeat.com/blog
Dan: https://thedanwardexperience.com/blog
Angelica: https://angelicabudarick.wordpress.com
Eileen: https://plunkette.wordpress.com/blog
Vi: https://masterkey803017729.wordpress.com/blog


Love from Bibi (MKE Guide)

I Always Keep My Promises!

I have decided not to spend much time blogging this week. I have a self-imposed deadline to meet, and when I make a deadline for myself that’s a promise.

I have promised to finish the text for my children’s book by the 24th of December. I have plans all day for the 23rd … meaning I need to get the text done no later than the 22nd.

So with no further delay, I better get back to work!

Here are some other fine folks who keep their promises:

Eileen: https://plunkette.wordpress.com/blog
Vi: https://masterkey803017729.wordpress.com/blog
Breege: https://happytohelpyougrow.com
Laura: https://livingtoyourownbeat.com/blog
Dan: https://thedanwardexperience.com/blog
Angelica: https://angelicabudarick.wordpress.com
Karin: https://karinmyjourney.wordpress.com/blog
Stacy: https://stayban.wordpress.com
Melina: https://minaskreativa.blogspot.com/p/my-master-key-experience.html

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Stay tuned for more unusual posts.

Wishing you all a wonder-fun day 🙂

Love from Bibi (MKE Guide)

The 4 Habits of Success

We don’t have to invent the wheel. For centuries, great minds have done the research for us and they have proved what works. Several books have been written on the topic, the most popluar being ‘Think and Grow Rich’ by Napoleon Hill. The FOUR HABITS he discovered are essential for success in all walks of life, not just financial riches. ALL walks of life.

These 4 habits convert dreams into physical realities.

The Four Habits of Success

  1. A definite major purpose, backed by a earnest and burning desire.
  2. A definite plan, expressed in continuous action.
  3. A predominant positive attitude.
  4. A friendly alliance (aka Mastermind), people who encourage you to follow through with plan and purpose.

Short version:

1. DMP (Definite Major Purpose)
2. PMA (Positive Mental Attitude)
3. POA (Plan of Action)
4. MMA (Master Mind Alliance)

Most people don’t have a clue what their purpose is. The Master Key Experience helps people figure it out. Not only that, but we’re given easy to do mental exercises to make sure we learn how to apply all the 4 habits and live the life of our dreams. Knowledge does not apply itself. You gotta do the work, the mental labour. But it’s worth it.

Oh, boy, is it worth it!!


Here are some other fine folks who build their castles
one brick at a time:

Eileen: https://plunkette.wordpress.com/blog
Ian: https://ianmacolive.wordpress.com/blog
Vi: https://masterkey803017729.wordpress.com/blog
Breege: https://happytohelpyougrow.com
Laura: https://livingtoyourownbeat.com/blog
Dan: https://thedanwardexperience.com/blog
Angelica: https://angelicabudarick.wordpress.com
Kevin: https://kevinmasterkey.wordpress.com/blog
Karin: https://karinmyjourney.wordpress.com/blog
Stacy: https://stayban.wordpress.com
Urd: https://thepowerrace.wordpress.com/blog
Melina: https://minaskreativa.blogspot.com/p/my-master-key-experience.html

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Stay tuned for more unusual posts.


Wishing you all a wonder-fun day! 🙂

Love from Bibi (MKE Guide)