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)

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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.

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.

W6 – I’m in Shape!

Here’s what I wrote for week 6 in my first year through the Master Key Experience:

Jokingly, I have always said, “I’m in shape. Round is a shape!”

But that’s not the kind of shape I’m talking about. I am surrounded by shapes of blue rectangles, red circles, green triangles, and yellow squares – all over the house, in my car, on the outside of my MKE ring binders, yup, all over the place. And I’m lovin’ it!

My darling made the shapes out of wood for me.

After the webinar on Sunday night, I stayed up till the wee morning hours to fill in my two PPNs and two main SMART goals inside the shapes. I also found some photos I wanted to include on my “Movie Poster” aka Dreamboard. It felt great finding those photos, I was living my dream and visualising it. I FELT it!!

After making my Movie Poster, I printed out a few A4 sized ones to keep in my MKE ring binders and hung up a few at strategic places around the house, one is also glued to the back of my written DMP. I printed out a couple of index card sized Movie Poster as well – one is now a bookmark in the Greatest Salesman in the World (so I see it at least 3 x daily), the other one is in my pencil case (where the blue, red, green and yellow markers are), and I’m using a photo of my Movie Poster as the background on my PC screen and mobile phone.

Another thing I loved about this week’s webinar was the part about seeing our future self as our very best friend! YESSSS! Love that! This previous procrastinator NEEDED to hear that!! I’m done expecting my future self to clean up after my present self!


I have changed so much already, compared to where I was when we started 6 weeks ago. If you read my Week 1 blog post, you know that I was not at a good place when I joined this course… but now? Holy macaroni, I’m so exited and happy! I also have an optimism about my future that I have never been even remotely close to having before.

Sure, I still fall now and then – but I get back up! Sometimes I’m worried that there was an assignment or exercise I forgot or that there was something I misunderstood, but I remind myself that it’s all good …. and that a relaxed mind is vital, no, crucial! Take a deep breath … and repeat: PEACE be the journey

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Fast forward to 2020:


Every since I heard Davene talk about how she put palmtrees around her and Mark’s flat to bring their DMP to life, I have filled my house with “my DMP in 3D” – such as donkey figurines to remind me of my farm haven for donkeys and other animals, my tea cup has a donkey on it, I’ve bought clothes with donkey prints, I have photos on the wall and fridge of the four donkeys I adopted via The Donkey Sanctuary, and I’ve met several donkeys in person as well, AND – last week I got a donkey tattoo on my arm! 😀 (I already have a tattoo of the compass and shapes on the other).

Yesterday I made a book cover to bring one of my children’s book to life, printed it out and glued it onto a book so it looks real:

I had to make the cover a little taller than my design to fit on the book

Seeing my book cover on an actual book feels fantastic!! I have placed it standing up so I see it when I’m working on my books. I’m illustrating my children’s books with my own drawings, but I won’t show anyone these illustrations until the books are published – the first one before August 2021. For the sake of the “DMP in 3D” book cover, I made it by editing some free cliparts. I love playing with Photoshop like this!


In what ways have YOU brought your DMP to life? I’d love to hear in the comments below.

Check out these MKE blogs:

Ian: https://ianmacolive.wordpress.com/blog
Judith: https://judithbarron.wordpress.com/blog
Vi: https://masterkey803017729.wordpress.com/blog
Gerhard: https://masterkeygerhard.wordpress.com
Pardy: https://lifewavepardy.wordpress.com/blog
Breege: https://happytohelpyougrow.com
Laura: https://livingtoyourownbeat.com/blog
Dan: https://thedanwardexperience.com/blog
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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I wish you a wonder-fun day 🙂

Love from Bibi (MKE Guide)

MKE W3 – I am Changing!

“Should there be anything ‘too good to be true’ in the Master Key Experience, I believe it anyway – for I have nothing to lose, but everything to gain!”

I’m really glad that I blogged every single week when I first did the Master Key Experience. It’s been very interesting looking at my blog posts from that year, seeing where I was at in my life and how much I struggled in the beginning…. But I paddled through and it was ALL worth it!!

Here’s what I wrote during Week 3 back then, with the headline “I am Changing!”

This week, I’ve made a promise to myself:

“Should there be anything ‘too good to be true’ in the Master Key Experience, I believe it anyway – for I have nothing to lose, but everything to gain!”
– And I always keep my promises.

My old blueprint is being re-written. Small changes, perhaps, but changes nevertheless! This being only the 3rd week out of 6 MONTHS all together, I can’t stop but wondering which changes I will make in the months to come! But let me not haste, but rather celebrate the changes I have noticed.

Ahh, the magic of repeating!! Little did I know that the repeating of “Do it Now!” 25 x, twice a day could cause such an impact!! (If I have been a master of anything before, I’ve been a master of procrastination). But lo and behold – I now DO stuff and I want to be a Master of ‘Doing it Now!’

I am much more aware when I hear myself complain, and I am getting better at stopping myself in the tracks. Same goes for stopping my own negative self-talk and whenever I feel, think, or say anything that is nothing more than my old blueprint’s pessimistic B.S.! Admittedly, I am not a master at stopping it yet – but I am improving!

Another change I’m seeing is what I choose to feed my mind. I used to binge watch all kinds of brain-dead series on various streaming platforms, but now I find myself wanting to fill my mind with educational and uplifting stuff such as “You are the Placebo” with Joe Dispenza (which I highly recommend!), and other relevant videos on YouTube – relevant and in line with the teachings of the Master Key Experience.

My conscious mind is The Watchman of the Gate; whatever my conscious mind is thinking of, my subconscious will be influenced by. Period.

Relax
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Fast forward, October 2020:
Check out these blogs from some new MKE students:

Vi: https://masterkey803017729.wordpress.com/blog
Judith: https://judithbarron.wordpress.com/blog
Ian: https://ianmacolive.wordpress.com/blog
Roland: http://vikstrom.com/roland
Karin: https://karinmyjourney.wordpress.com/blog
Stacy: https://stayban.wordpress.com
Dan: https://thedanwardexperience.com/blog

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Stay tuned for more unusual posts.


I wish you a wonder-fun day 🙂

Love fom Bibi (MKE Guide)

My Secret to Success

My secret to personal success is really no secret at all.  Ask anyone who has achieved their goals, and they’ll tell you the same thing. Best of all? – Anyone can do it. It’s really this simple:

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If you can’t be bothered reading this rather lengthy and personal post, just click to see the online course that changed everything for me!

I said it’s simple, but perhaps not easy. – Many people do not even know what they want! I know what that’s like. In the past, I knew what I didn’t want, but I had no clear goals – I just wanted to avoid pain. I thought a lot about all the things I didn’t want, such as “I don’t want to be sick, I don’t want to be unhappy, anxious, feel worthless….”, and so on.

And it worked! I did get more of what I focused on! So I got sicker, more depressed, more worried, and my confidence had hit rock bottom.

In September 2019, I joined an online-course of six months and since then my focus has been laser-sharp on the outcome I want. Because I have focused on the positive outcome, I can check quite a few boxes already!

Before I show you my list of personal achievements so far, I want to give you an idea of where I was at when I joined this life-altering course in September. The reason I want to tell you is that my story goes to show that what I have learned really works. You see, before I joined the course I had so much anxiety that I didn’t even dare to be alone. I had been on heavy meds for years (for bipolar disorder since 1994 and painkillers since 2005 due to a spinal deformity). I had very little energy and had to sleep for at least two hours during the day, every single day since 2010. I also struggled with memory loss and eventually ended up on disability pension. For the past 4 years, I couldn’t walk more than 10-15 meters without crutches. Sometimes I used a wheelchair to get around. I was in debt, had no confidence that I’d ever work again, I was seriously worried about my future. But let’s not dwell on the past! I have a brand new life, and it keeps getting better!

In no particular order, EXCEPT the first one – which was vital to achieving the rest, here’s what I have achieved since September 2019. And this is only the beginning ……

  • I’m happy – every day!
  • I’ve found my life purpose.
  • I know how to reach my goals.
  • I’ve lost weight.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Painfree spine.
  • Quit taking meds and painkillers *
  • I can walk 100 times further!!
  • And I dance every day 🙂 
  • I feel confident.
  • Made friends, found my tribe.
  • Spiritual awakening.

* I want to stress that I did wean off the anti bipolar meds with support of my physician and that I did not quit overnight. The side effects to quitting cold turkey can be quite severe. I ticked all the boxes with symptoms before, but I no longer have those ups (mania) and downs (depressions). I feel perfectly “normal” (for lack of a better word) and that’s all that matters to me 🙂

Would none of the achievements above have happened anyway without me taking the online course? Well, without it I seriously doubt that I would have gotten anywhere – I’d most likely continue attracting all the things I did not want, as before.

More than anything, I know that I have found the real key to personal success. I have found my true purpose (to write inspirational books to help others) and I keep doing the work that I know brings out the results I want, all in due time. I know I tend to be impatient; I want results “yesterday” … but I also know that a relaxed mind and a positive mental attitude, backed up by a burning desire will get me there. I’ve come so far already, and I am persistent! (Which in itself is pretty huge for a former procrastinator and worrywart …..)

If you want to improve one or more areas of your life, check this out: tinyurl.com/HeroCourse

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I wish you a wonder-fun day 🙂

Love from Bibi

Grateful for… Gratefulness!

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

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

In March last year, I bought an anxiety journal where one of the exercises was to write down three things I was grateful for every single day. I was at a really bad place at the time and I only managed to write the name of my dog and the name of my boyfriend. I simply could not think of anything else to be grateful for! I had pretty much lost the will to live. Well, things have certainly changed since then. Actually, things haven’t changed that much – I have changed!

For the past 12 months, the daily habit of writing down three things I’m grateful for has been a breeze. I can easily name hundreds of things, circumstances, and people that I’m grateful for. And I mean deeply grateful, not just saying it but feeling truly grateful.

More than anything, I am grateful for gratefulness. I am grateful that I AM grateful for so many things. I am grateful for being in a grateful state of mind.

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What are you grateful for today? I’d love to hear from you!

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I wish you a wonder-fun day 🙂

Love from Bibi