Week 1- The New Journey!

This journey is all about changing the way I look at things –

My old way of doing things has afforded me success in past businesses but this is the 21st Century and things have changed and so must I. But how do I change? I have asked GOD to guide me. In my quest I keep seeing the word blueprint – what is blueprint? When I built my house I needed to create a blueprint – a graphic picture of the structure of the house. Is that what I need? But how do you do that? I started to look into this blueprint stuff. Blueprint is the way we are programmed to do things and the way we look at things. In order to change our future we must change the way we do and look at things – the way we think and our actions – vis-a-vie – our blueprint – well that makes sense – if what we are doing is not working anymore than we need to change. I used to be a corporate officer for a brokerage house – I was taught to go to school, earn a degree, get a job, turn it into a career, make a lot of money, and then retire. Well that kind of worked for me – I managed to find a good job that paid really well and when the economy changed and the brokerage house decided to shut its doors I was in a position where I could retire early. I may not be a multi-millionaire, but I am comfortable. Now, what do I do? Do I sit and watch mindless TV all day and eat bon-bons? No, do I try to find another job working for someone else? No – I’ve always liked working with animals – in fact if I had to do it all over again I would become a veterinarian. So, I did the next best thing – I went back to school (a dog training school) and became a dog trainer.  In training dogs, I teach my clients how to turn bad behaviors into good behaviors – we work and work until those good behaviors become unconditioned behavioral responses. Well, I guess that’s the same methodology needed to change my blueprint. In dog training – consistency and repetition are the key. I teach this to my clients, but taking a good look at myself – do I practice this? NO. In fact, I can honestly say I procrastinate to the point that nothing gets done. That procrastination has not gotten me anywhere – in fact it has caused conflict in my life, especially with my husband – lets face it – it is much easier to surf the internet than it is to clean the house.  In the MKMMA, we are instructed to do certain things multiple times a day, every day, until the good habit is formed and it becomes second nature. Procrastination cannot have a part in my new life. Each day starts a new slate – you either do the work or you don’t – it’s as simple as that. My old way of doing things is getting me nowhere fast (cliché) – so here’s to my new life!

More next week!

Stay happy and healthy!

2 thoughts on “Week 1- The New Journey!

  1. Lorraine – I loved your Week 1 post. And being pretty familiar with dog training, I think your analogy is spot on. Consistency and repetition are key….and celebrating when you follow through with what you commit to. It’s powerful. I loved what Mark J said in the Week 2 webinar – as we build upon this process and follow through with the daily tasks and directives, we will ELIMINATE (not overcome) fear and procrastination. Very cool. Very proud of your blogging so far….very proud of you!

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