13: Index Cards!


Who would ever have thought something so simple and plain could have such a profound effect?

Over the past 2 weeks MKMMA members have been creating 2 unique decks of flash cards consisting mostly of short, descriptive phrases representing accomplishments in their lives.  To begin the process they created 30-50 cards, each stating something they’ve done, experienced, completed or achieved.  These things may be as profound as saving a life or purchasing a house or traveling the world…..to something typically taken for granted such as brushing your teeth twice a day or driving the kids home from school.  They continue to add accomplishments to their decks, mix in additional cards containing some of their favorite MKMMA affirmations and best of all – they have now begun adding 3 gratitudes to their decks every day. The exercise is to flash through some of all of the cards several times per day, shuffling the decks each time to mix up the order and keep the subconscious on it’s toes.

As members execute this exercise daily on faith – a brilliant progression is underway.  And the payoff will be big.

Regardless of whether you are a fellow MKMMA member or not – I challenge you to make these 2 decks of cards yourself and repeat this exercise daily. It will simply blow your mind.  We’ve been programmed to hyper-focus on those few things we believe we’ve done wrong instead of the huge number of wonderful things we do right.  We downplay our accomplishments, let the world know about our screw-ups, even create humor around them. But when you start flashing through dozens of simple cards daily that remind you of all the wonderful things you’ve done, of everything you’re grateful for and also positive, meaningful affirmations – you begin to understand your greatness.  You realize you’ve done A LOT of really good stuff in your life and you continue to do more everyday.  It becomes easy to acknowledge your accomplishments instead of focus on your shortcomings.  I wonder why on earth nobody did this simple exercise with us as school children.

Add to this a well-written DMP (in all it’s variations), utilizing the 7 Laws of the Mind and the Mental Diet, Emerson’s Law (Give More, Get More), the Master Key System, the principles laid out in the 10 Scrolls in The Greatest Salesman book….plus forging authentic mastermind alliances with others…..

We begin to observe our  “old blueprint” beginning to crumble.

“Goodbye….I don’t need you anymore.”

Here are some of my cards:

Wife to Rick
Donated lots of clothes & other items
Lived in Monterey, CA
I am a magnet for people who desire change
Got a chemistry degree
Grateful for Jacki B
Red Cross safety & health instructor (taught CPR)
Taught group fitness classes
Lived in ND
Local Coordinator for MN
Grateful for all the gifts I received yesterday
I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy
Achieved many local challenges
Watched 2 baseball games in Greenville
Grateful for MMA with Mark J
Grateful for Lydia M
Dream Team 2006
Ski’d in Austria
Helped Zach navigate college financial aid
Grateful for Josh Luce
Grateful for amazing dinner on Christmas Eve with Phil & Alice
Lived in Germany
Read The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Went on cruise w/ family & neighbors in 2004
Grateful for Sarah
Traveled to SC many times to stay with Mom & Dad in final years
Drove a grain truck in ND
Coached lots of people to better health
Grateful for my cozy car to do my sits
Went to Kauai with Rick in 2016
Landed a plane on parallel runways at MSP
Grandma to Remy
Saw Bruce Springsteen several times in concert
Do it now!
Started a business
Local speaker in Chicago
Grateful for heat on cold winter days
Learned to play tennis
I always keep my promises
Attended my kids sports events and concerts
I can be what I will to be
Good sense of humor
Loving human to Callie, Cooper, Lily, Scooter, Abbey, Remy, Penny, Ruger
Completed half marathon in 2013
Grateful I work from home
Grateful Callie joined our family today
Went to Disney World with family twice
Helped Sarah start her catering business
Led hazmat team at SurModics
Grateful for Catherine
Went back to get Cooper
Worked at SurModics for 11 yrs
Grateful for every day I have with Cooper
Lived & ski’d in Utah
Mom to Sarah
Grateful for Mark J
Good server in my restaurant jobs
Replaced my corporate salary with MA income so I could work from home
Grateful for Colleen
Went to Grand Canyon
Visited, lived and trained in AZ
Ask and you shall receive
Grateful I met Ron & Sue
Mother to Catherine
Cheerleader in Jr High
Visited Colorado numerous times
Solo’s in an airplane
Bought a Mazda 6
Grateful for Zachary
Learned to play classical piano
Sister to Dee & George
Lived in England
Raised our kids in Glen Lake
Worked at Henkel for 7 yrs
Grateful I was with Dad in his final days
Bought Ford Edge
New mom to Callie
Skipped 1st grade
Trained with Sam for 2 years
Watched MN Twins win world series in 1987
Grateful for Rick
MA Professional Coordinator
Learned to fly with dad
TLS trainer
Learned to crochet
Lost 48 lbs & 10% body fat
Finished high school early
Master UFO
Saw Prince in concert
Mother to Zach
Traveled to 26 states
Grateful for the gifts I was blessed to give to others on Thursday
Grateful for Edie
Saw several shows at Guthrie theater
Grateful for Steve Heil
Learned to speak ‘German
Bought home in NE Minneapolis
Lived in Hawaii
Daughter to George & Alma
Made a great dinner on Thanksgiving
Gave a rose to Prince in Blockbuster
Grateful for Jeff Carter

The list goes on…..and the decks keep growing!

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