Week 13 – Complaints, Complaints – A Little Word Fun for the Holidays

I was doing one of our Haanel exercises yesterday when an interesting thought crossed my mind.  And I decided to run with it.  I involved taking some everyday words, dissecting them in my mind and converting them from negative words into positive words. One word that I ended up focusing on was COMPLAIN.  The dictionary defines […]

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Week 12 – MKMMA – Shapes, Math, Haanel, Og and Emerson

During a quiet period the other day, several things popped into my mind.  It started with the “shapes” poster.  I went through the progression of green triangles, yellow squares, blue rectangles and finally, for some reason, I became fixated on the red circles. Well, one thing led to another.  The next thing I realized that I […]

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Week 11 – Reasoning or A Shot in the Dark?

I was originally going to write about “The Payoff” that we discovered during the last webinar.  It was going to be a two-part theme.  The first was the “before” or anticipated payoff, and the second was the “after” – more or less a comparison of the two to see if the deliverables met the promises. […]

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Week 10 – Mental Diets, Diet Pills, Colors, Shapes……

Hmm.  No webinar this week.  What to do? There is actually plenty to do according to Mark’s intro video.  Going to be linking and connecting; connecting and linking.  “Knowledge won’t apply itself.”  There is something else that needs to be done.  Stay focused – live the metaphors, blend in Og, and then wait for the […]

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Week 9 – Shifting Into 2nd Gear

Some may remember the cars with transmissions that had the 3-speed manual shifting on the column?  The analogy popped into my mind when it finally sunk in that the first trimester was completed and we were entering the 2nd trimester of MKMMA.  (Where has the time gone?) So, time to get out of “granny-gear” (our initial […]

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Week 8.5 – The Conclusion

Ah, the end of the week that was.  Yes, folks, there was more to the week than previously published.  This is the final episode to “The Forgettable Week”. We left off on Thursday morning after the plan was revealed on how to overcome the “stuff” that was going on with the customer.  Deleted expletives were […]

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Week 8 -What A Week! Not!

This has been a particularly [negatives and expletives deleted] week.  It all started with getting distracted the first 20 minutes or so during the webcast this past week.  Things progressed along those lines the rest of the week – at least so far. I am trying to select as many positive words to describe my […]

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Week 7 – Opinions vs. Good Thoughts and The Law of Substitution

Last week we were tasked with an assignment where we were not allowed to have “opinions” unless we were asked specifically for one, were considered a world class expert on topic or stating a known fact.  Sounds simple on the surface.  I thought so, too, until I failed miserably at it.  (You can read all about […]

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Week 6 – Opinions, Anyone?

If by chance you happened to notice my comments in the Alliance (Opinions) section of the MKMMA website, you probably know where I’m going with this (hey – but that’s just my opinion!).  Oops, just blew another chance at being an observer (damn, another opinion).  If I added that maybe I did it on purpose, […]

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Week 5 – The Press Release

When I first heard about the “Press Release” assignment, I must admit that I felt a bit awkward.  I am somewhat reserved and humble when it comes to “blowing my own horn”.  I think it comes from my upbringing which what I translate today into success was what was expected of me as I was […]

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