Week #2 of The Master Key Master Mind Alliance, MKMMA

Week #2 of The Master Key Master Mind Alliance, MKMMA

On Sunday, October 5, 2014 I eagerly attended the Week Two Webinar of The Master Key Master Mind Alliance, conducted by Mark Januszewski and his dynamic crew.

“I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy. ” ― Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World


The first week’s assignment was to read and digest Week One of The Master Key, start reading, daily, Scroll One of the The Greatest Salesman in the World, and that continues for 30 days, and redefine our Definite Major Purposes (DMP) and set up our 3 x 5 card system to help focus on Habit Change and Focus.

Item #1

I was interested in the fact I have probably been using the wrong WORD in defining my DMP. Over the past 50+ years I have used the word Freedom associated with one of my two Definite Major Purposes (DMP), but thanks to Mark Januszewski and his direction, the more appropriate word would be Autonomy.

Autonomy as a Definite Major Purpose in Life Is there a difference?Freedom as a Definite Major Purpose Choice

Since our Subconscious Mind does NOT know Good from Bad, Big to Little maybe NOT; but there are subtle differences, according to accepted definitions:


Freedom from external control or influence; independence


a : the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action, cited: www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freedom


Personal (or individual) autonomy should also be distinguished from freedom, although again, there are many renderings of these concepts, and certainly some conceptions of positive freedom will be equivalent to what is often meant by autonomy (Berlin 1969, 131– 34).

Generally, one can distinguish autonomy from freedom in that the latter concerns the ability to act, without external or internal constraints and also (on some conceptions) with sufficient resources and power to make one’s desires effective. Cited from  http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/autonomy-moral

So I have readjustment my Subconscious and Conscious mind to see

Do you think it is a major difference?
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 Item #2

The next direction discussed was the impact and importance of staying the course of Og Mandino’s 10 Scrollsfrom his 1968 book The Greatest Salesman in the World.

The book directs the reader to read the Scrolls, starting with Scroll One, 3 x’s a day for 30 days. I know that seems a bit sophomoric in this “sophisticated, fast paced” environment…….


The object of that exercise is TO ESTABLISH habit. And they are GOOD Habits. Our Subconscious Mind (“Subby” as named on the Webinar)   does not know the difference of Good or Bad nor  from where the content or data originates. If we allow or Conscious mind to provide Garbage to our Subby,  garbage becomes our thought, and since thoughts are things, and things manifest, we end up being purveyors of Not-So Valuable Content and Influence. (CRAP)

So the repetition of the scrolls has merit as a Proved method of creating new Positive Habits.
Do you agree or disagree?


Would you Read something daily for 30 days and 10 Months


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Item #3

“By far the greatest discovery of all the centuries is the power of thought.” – Charles F Haanel –

As the ongoing challenge requires, each week we are directed to read several and apply the Exercises offered in Charles Haanel’s Classic, The Master Key (remember, FREE copies always available here)

Since The Master Key was originally  published as a 24-week correspondence course in 1912. It was later published in book form in 1916 by Psychology Publishing, St. Louis and The Master Key Institute, New York, I am used to using the words WEEK when referencing the “Chapters”. Interesting side note that it cost $1.00 per week. The subscriber would complete the exercise and send back with $1.00 for the next “Week’s Chapter”

Week Two focuses on the Subconscious Mind (Subby) and has always been a Favorite of mine for review since first reading in 1960.

Week 2 The Master Key Paragraph 7: 7. The value of the subconscious is enormous; it inspires us; it warns us; it furnishes us with names, facts and scenes from the storehouse of memory. It directs our thoughts, tastes, and accomplishes tasks so intricate that no conscious mind, even if it had the power, has the capacity for.

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  1. Thanks to remember the difference between Autonomy and Freedom!
    Yes there is a major difference!

    • Appreciate the comment Christian,
      I visited your blog and found the film clip and text inspiring.
      What have you found most enlightening the First week of the Master Key Master Mind Alliance?

  2. Chuck, I really liked your explanation on freedom vs autonomy! Great information 🙂 What is the difference between those and Liberty? (PPNs)

    • Words conjure many emotions and thoughts when declared. Their real meaning can also be argued. Isaiah Berlin suggests, Liberty is an (contested) ideal; Autonomy is a measure.
      Your thoughts, Christine?
      Regardless the root and “meaning” I believe if WE see the object in our Mind and understand what it means to us it is Success.

  3. Hi Chuck, I too thought that Freedom was the right word to use, never thought of using Autonomy. Great sharing and thank you for shining your light!
    Kim San

    • Funny how we use words can affect the understanding.
      Regardless the choice of words I knew in my mind the meaning for me.
      Thanks for your comments

  4. Elaine Archambeau

    Liberty Freedom Autonomy. How could I not think of Liberty as a contested ideal? Is this a part of being an American that it just is, not something that we developed in reaction to England?

    Thank you Chuck. You have been much more than around the block.

    • I have always been simple minded.
      Although words do create images for us and our readers and the Subconscious Mind.
      According tho the Academics, Freedom and Liberty are bestowed by Society (Society DOES Bestow anything to me, only my creator), Autonomy is created within.
      So I have modified my mindset regarding my old DMP.
      It is not earth shaking, but maybe my sharing with others will create more impact.

  5. Sandra Owen

    Great observations over the use of the words freedom and autonomy Chuck. Last year when I went through the Masterkey course I had a dictionary permanently by my side. I was shocked at many simple words we use everyday without really knowing their full meaning. I really admire Haanel’s understanding of the English language. Love your recording too. You have a great recording voice 🙂

    • Thank you for the compliment, Sandra.
      Haanel and the other classic Authors, I have a passion, for were Wordsmiths for sure.
      I always wondered if it was because they were NOT in a hurry, and OWNED a sense of pride in their Work?
      I am currently narrating several of Orison Swett Marden’s works. He was a tutor to Haanel and the founder of Success Magazine in 1898.
      If you take a moment and subscribe to our Newsletter here on site you can be kept up-to date on the progress.
      Thanks again

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