Week 21. Pleasing personality

A Pleasing personality is the collection of all the agreeable, gratifying, and likable qualities of an individual. It means those who come in contact with you, are pleased to meet you and would like to remain in your company.

You have to maintain your inner beauty to improve your personality.

  • Learn social skills
  • Create an impressive smile
  • Always keep cool
  • Confidence is sexy
  • Be humble
  • Be optimistic
  • Good listening skills
  • Taking care of yourself (inside and out)
  • Helping others

This week I was focused on ‘pleasing personality’ for the Franklin Makeover task. I learnt a lot about my own habits and interactions whilst learning from others through observations.

Questions that came to mind were as follows-

  1. How do I see myself as a person?
  2. What is a great personality?
  3. Can I change my personality?

A pleasing personality is one that knows how to put on a big genuine smile. One whose mind is filled with the melody of continuous life and the vitality of nature. A pleasing personality is one who tries to be, one who is accepting of truth. A pleasing personality is one who believes in helping and valuing others.

‘Believe in yourself- first and foremost! What you believe yourself to be you are. The attitudes you transmit to others will tell more about yourself than the words you say or how you look. Enthusiasm comes from within’ Napoleon Hill


Week 20. Courage

Courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear or difficulty.

Living a courageous life is one of the best ways to find success in business and in life. Courage is important because it allows us to act in a way that responds to risk appropriately. Not over-confidently or in a cowardly way. So how do we conquer fear?

  • Embrace vulnerability
  • Admit you have fears
  • Face your fears
  • Think positively
  • Reduce your stress
  • Demonstrate courage
  • Know failure but press forward
  • Cope with risk and uncertainty
  • Continue to learn
  • Accept your Challenges

‘Upon what does the conditions with which we meet depend? Upon the quality of our thought. Because what we do depends on what we are and what we are depends on what we think’ Charles F Haanel.

Week 19. Body Talk

‘When we feel powerless, we cannot be present. In a way, presence is power- a special kind of power that we confer on ourselves’ Amy Cuddy. This week we learnt about a study carried out in 2010 by social psychologist Amy Cuddy. How your body position influences others and even your own brain.

Amy Cuddys TED Conference aligns very nicely with The Master Key System Week 19. ‘Of course the way to overcome fear is to become conscious of power. What is power? Power is a vital force. By complying with the principles by which it is governed, we can open ourselves to a more abundant flow. Thus express the highest possible degree of mental, moral and spiritual efficiently’ Charles F Haaanel.

Allan Pease is an Australian body language expert and author. Click here to learn more about the power of our body language.

Master Key Experience – Week #18 Changes

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When I first started the Master Key Experience last September, I was going through a burn out at work. Things made me angry easily and I was just unhappy. I didn’t have any direction in my life and the COVID pandemic really brought that to light. We are now in week 18 of the Master […]

Master Key Experience – Week #18 Changes

Week 18. Global Heroes

Acknowledging Our Heroes & Encouraging the Hero Within!

I am fortunate and delighted to be a member of Global Heroes Marco Polo group. Marco Polo has been a fantastic way for us to connect, learn and share as a group not to mention a lot of fun!

Here Charlotte tells her story about her Personal Discovery through the Master Key System. CLICK HERE TO DISCOVER THAT BEAUTIFUL PERSON YOU WERE BORN TO BE –

Here, Louise tells of her MKE journey to date, being a guide and involved for 5 years and in love with being a Self Directed Thinker. CLICK HERE TO LIFT THE LID TO LIFE AND ADVENTURE-

Here Darren Davis tells his story about his Master Key Journey. Are You Ready to Give Up The Life You Have For the Life You Want?

Global Heroes is a Platform of Personal Services That Are Delivered From a Group of Go-Givers Who Simply Share Their Own Skills, Experience and Resources to Actively Help Others and Themselves, Achieve In Life, at Little or No Cost. How Can Global Heroes Help You?

Week 17. Heroes Journey

Me? A hero? The dictionary definition of a hero is a person, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities.

In September myself and many others answered the call to embark on a new journey ‘The Master key Experience’. A journey to reclaim our authentic self. A journey of self discovery. A journey of faith, heart and adventure.

Our core desires are identical. We desire to connect to others authentically. Our desire to connect to the universal and be in harmony. Our desire to affect other peoples lives in a positive way, that’s heroic.

Brenda Brown Is another Global Hero doing amazing things! Check out her wonderful discoveries here.

Week 17. Decisiveness

Leadership requires that you are able to make key decisions effectively. Decisiveness then simply means being the leader of your own life. Decisiveness is both a skill you can build and an internal state you can summon when you need it.

My word for this weeks Ben Franklin challenge is decisiveness. At the beginning of the week I questioned why I even picked this as a virtue to observe and improve on. Now the week is rounding up I have learnt more about my relationship with decisiveness and the importance of strengthening this virtue in my own life. Not making a decision is a decision.

Decisiveness means coming to a firm conclusion quickly and effectively. As simple as that definition is, there is immense power in decisions. Decisions are the building blocks of life. Decisions satisfy our cravings. Decisions find us the fastest route to work. Decisions guide us through difficult times in life. We believe that the right decision is the one that is the best option for you. It’s a healthy mix of observing, reflecting, and retrieving feedback.

Week 16. Absorbed in kindness

What does kindness really mean? Kindness is defined as the quality of being friendly, generous and considerate. Affection, gentleness, warmth, concern and care. While kindness has a connotation of meaning someone is weak, that is not the case. Being kind often requires courage and strength.

This week we focused on kindness as a whole group for our Franklin Makeover assignment. In the beginning of the week, I was challenged at first to find kindness at work and when day 2 come around I knew I had to dig deeper. One thing I have learnt this week is how important the little things are. We over look little acts of kindness all the time and when we focus on these little acts more deliberately we practice gratitude and give our hearts reason to grow.

Everyone has been encouraged to share their kindnesses in the alliance area this week. I thoroughly enjoyed this extra task because it gave me the opportunity to learn about other peoples positive experiences and connect with the entire MKE group. Kindness is a strength that is contagious. When we focus on kindness, and when we focus on making a positive impact, we are less stressed in our own lives. Kindness shows hope, kindness shows care, and it helps others to see the good in life. Everybody could use a little more good in life.

My favorite part of kindness week is sharing our task with my friends and family. I have enjoyed concentrating to see the positive in others and I enjoyed encouraging others to do the same even more! Seeing kindness everywhere is a gift that I am so grateful to be more conscious of and if there’s one thing I like more than a gift, its giving.

week 15. Self- Control

Reading part 15 of The Master Key System this week has been noticeably more enjoyable. I remember when I was in week 1 or 2, I skipped through the book and read a few pages from the middle of the book and I could not make since of it at all. Not only do I understand every paragraph of part 15 now but I admire the way in which Haanel structures the sentences for our understanding.

‘We do not have to laboriously shovel darkness out; all that is necessary is to turn on the light’. A simple yet powerful sentence indeed. There is no need to fix, update, improve or make right negativity that has already existed in our lives. Positivity is the most effective and powerful solution I have also found it to be the easiest and most enjoyable way also.

This week we learned a new exercise inspired by Benjamin Franklin and boy am I impressed. We have been guided and nurtured for 15 weeks now and I am so grateful for the thought and care that has gone into shaping The Master Key Experience for our benefit. Each week we select a virtue we wish to strengthen and look for them in others including ourselves.

Self Control. The ability to control oneself, in particular one’s emotions and desires, especially in difficult situations. Restraint exercised over one’s own impulses, emotions or desires. People who lack self control often give in to impulsive behavior and emotions as well. I selected Self control as my first virtue and after googling the definition I am certain I made the correct choice.

Types of self control include Financial, motor, cognitive, emotional and perspective taking. Self control has 3 main parts. Monitoring involves keeping track of your thoughts feelings and actions. Standards are guidelines that steer us towards desirable responses. Strength refers to the energy we need to control our impulses. With this increased knowledge and awareness I am confident that I have the tools necessary to flourish towards more desirable outcomes.

Week 14. PMA 01.01.2021

You can do anything if you believe you can, whatever problem you are tackling you can solve it if you believe you can

Do more than you are paid for and soon you will be paid for more than you do

A person is worth most, who requires the least amount of supervision

Your only limitation is one that you set up in your own mind

The tone of your voice speaks louder than your words

A negative mind creates negative ideas

A man is no bigger than the circumstances he allows to worry him

A closed mind stumbles over the blessings in life without discovering them

Opportunity has the habit of getting in the way of a person with a positive mental attitude

Cooperation and friendship are the assets that can be had only by first giving them

No one can get to the top and remain there without taking others with him

Politeness begins at home or it doesn’t begin at all

Faith will bridge all rivers of doubt so one may pass over safely

I have been inspired not to take the idea of a positive mental attitude lightly. Over the holidays I watched a lecture about this topic and above I have shared a few quotes written by Napoleon Hill himself.

Over the Christmas holidays I have been blessed with the time off work to solely dedicate my mind to a positive mental attitude and I have to admit it is addictive. I have had my challenges with negative thinking since beginning the MKE course but knowing the ‘give more get more’ rule has encouraged me to stay focused and to persist everyday. The method of applying a positive mental attitude is outlined by Napoleon Hill as follows..

When failure over takes you start thinking of it as if it was a success. Start looking for the seed of equivalent benefit that comes with every failure.

When poverty threatens to catch up with you, start thinking of them as riches and start to visualize all the things you wish to do as actual riches.

When fear overtakes you just remember that fear is only faith in reverse gear. Start seeing yourself translating faith into whatever circumstance or things you desire.

When sorrow overtakes you start expressing yourself in terms of joy. Perhaps by singing or giving thanks for the power to convert sorrow into joy.

Act out these positive solutions and over time they will become real. You’re approach may be viewed as ridiculous, but it doesn’t matter what other people think. Its what you think that counts!

I hope you find encouragement in these words as I have and I wish you all positive new beginnings and a positive new year xo