Week #3


For the last two years I was just “too smart by half” for those of you not from Northern New England  i.e. Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, that is how we describe geniuses who know it all! I just did not really pay attention. I thought I was just too busy to really have to dig in deep. I could slide by as I had always done in school. Indefensible as it is, in my own defense, I do test with a fairly high I.Q.  I only now at 71 years old, bothered to read all the directions before assembling the Reverse Osmosis water filtration system I just bought and as usual did not really need to. After all when I was around 13 or 14 yrs old I disassembled the back landing and as I recall the 14 step stair case from our kitchen to the driveway, laid out and numberred all the boards etc, ordered new lumber and rebuilt the whole thing by myself. I also spent about 20 years as a Professional Tennis Teaching Pro and figured out a ton of information about the Brain and muscle memory and how we actually learn. We see things, turn the electrical impulses from our eyesight into electric impulses, then turn those into chemical information which is etched on brain cells and and voila we practice and get the hang of it. With all that intelligence how did I not understand and transfer the importance of HABITS? After all that is all just our body learning and creating, son of a gun HABITS. I love teaching and could go on and on about all the stuff I have figured out, learned, shared, and taught. I am compulsively analytical!

AND YET, it is only now when I am really desparate to build a solid MLM business after failing three other times, and going through the MKMMA course two years running I have humbled myself to actually do it by the numbers as I am told has it occurred to me the power of choosing to actually build good, productive habits. After all, our bad habits have SUCH a hold on us it only makes sense that we can choose and use good habits that will work to our benefit. Go 90 Grow is a course also available from Training Solutions that share the MKMMA information coupled with many actions  (read habits) specific to Building MLM or any other endeavors.

So there apparently is help for a too smart by half, stubborn, Aries, A.D.D. Irishman and what the heck it only took 71 yrs to find it. From here it must be an absolute cake walk RIGHT ?!




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Week Two At Last

So why do I say “at last”? For starters I have had a revalation about my PPNs. I find myself laughing, more all the time, about how similar, actually nearly identical my experience has been and appears to continue to be to Mark J’s. The pain and the humor and the attempts to dodge the things I did not want to be true as I realized they really are, and the unfolding , the creativity of our attempts to hold on to so many things even as we see the folly of doing so. The contortions, twists and turns trying to dodge the truth while clinging desperately to the lies we see clearer and clearer at every twist and turn. Then the joy, relief and peace as we accept each reality. Shedding the weight of our costumes, disguises, pretenses and virtualy floating ecstatically as the free unencumbered  pure spirits we were, are, and ever will be. Finding at last the naked truth I’ve dodged so much of my life and laughing and crying simultaniously at the weight lifted from my heart and soul. I REALLY AM WHOLE, PERFECT, STRONG, POWERFUL, LOVING, HARMONIOUS, AND HAPPY! I am what I am, and that’s all what I am.(a plagiarist) I am Rick! the perfectly twisted, whacky loving, well meaning Autonomous, Truly healthy being ready at last to just BE what the good Lord sent me here to be. Yes I want to be wealthy, to be helpful, to be whatever the moment wants and needs me to be to fullfill God’d purpose in sending me here at this time and place to be the piece of the puzzle that will run to the front, holler to all others LET’S GO  everything we ever wanted to do and be is waiting for us just over the horizon, the next horizon and all the horizons beyond!!! It will be great! it will be fun! it will be exciting! come on it will be perfect because we are perfect. WHAT? you don’t believe? That’s ok trust me I’ve been there and not only survived, but flown like an Eagle! You can and will too! I know it with every fiber of my physical and spiritual being! I’ll help you and I know sooooo many others who will too. We are the MKMMAs, and so are you!

Good night all for now. When I wake up I’ll find out this really is all a dream……. a dream we all share and together make come true!

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Oh no, not again Rick!

Yes again! This will be my third try. Masochism at it’s best. But hey, a Psychiatrist is really expensive and as a lifetime member the only cost here is the public display of ongoing confusion. I mean really you’d think by now I would have some better idea of who I am and what I want. My PPNs are Autonomy and helping others. When doing the Color coding I show up as around 70% yellow, sort of an even split of White and Blue and about 5% Red. I’ve always thought and said money should be the least important factor in making decisions. “I am not one of those coldhearted money grubbing Reds! I refuse!!! People are far more important”

DAMN! People are most important, (in the past I assosciated Reds with valueing money more that people, so I could not possibly be Red.) Suddenly as I was once again facing and struggling with a genuine affection for ……….. you guessed it MONEY the WHY finally occurred to me that I really do thrive on helping people and that especially at this stage of my life 71 yrs young I can do more to help more people with the tool of money, and a generous supply of same also provides more freedom (autonomy) to help.

So I decided to be a Red. Low and behold as I re-read the traits and characteristics of Reds and Yellows they have a LOT in common. Decision makers? OH YEAH, need ALL the facts to decide or just the bottom line DUH bottom line please! Son of a gun, I AM a Red/Yellow. O.K. then Orange! Don’t tell me I can’t be! Autonomy Baby, Autonomy!!! I am Orange, but now thinking back to any time I have been asked what my favorite color is my answer has always been RED. So, I’ll just continue to be ME! The real authentic version without the doubt and angst. Oh well the doubt and angst have been with me a really long time, so step one on my renewed MKMMA journey for this year is focusing on my new found desire to be Red and see  myself RED in my sittings and go for the Gold in  my business.


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I promise

My Personal Pivotal Needs are Autonomy and Recognition for Creative Expression

My Definite Major Purpose in life is blessing, and helping others. My loving, caring, and sharing inclination is a perfect fit for my business and company. I act quickly on and with thanks for all gifts of inspiration; limit TV to 10 hours per week, and social media to only business and family correspondence. I play Tennis, Pickleball, walk with my wife Marilyn and our dog Brooksie several times each week. I work in and around the house and my woodworking shop to help stay physically and mentally fit, healthy, and energetic.

Each week I present my Company’s products and opportunities to at least 10 new people.

On or before 9-1-16 I earn at least $4,000.00 each month, and I provide Marilyn a professional house cleaning service to lighten her load, and brighten her surroundings the way her gorgeous, sparkling brown eyed smile brightens my heart, soul, and entire world.

On or before 9-1-17 I earn at least $10,000.00 each month. I absolutely revel in the joy of giving Marilyn, the love of my life a surprise month luxury vacation anywhere she chooses.

On or before 9-1-18 I earn at least $25,000.00 each month. We purchase a luxury motorhome to travel North America with Brooksie, AND I build my Genuine Red Clay Tennis Court.

On or before 9-1-19 I earn at least $40,000.00 each month, we own our possessions outright, and have at least $2,000,000.00 of readily available, negotiable, assets, AND I add a natural, lush green Grass Tennis court. I love using the courts to teach the intricate, mischievous game of Tennis and unique playing characteristics provided by varied surfaces.

I feel useful, strong, safe, accomplished, and ecstatic about my Family and our life together. I design and build, from scratch, without plans or drawings, fine wood furnishings, as gifts for loved ones. These are recognized and appreciated as gifts of action, speaking louder than words to create and deepen bonds, which resonate with heart, mind, AND spirit. My GREATEST joy is helping, and blessing others anonymously; hoping they are inspired to do the same, spreading joy and blessings. I know God works through us so we learn to love as he does in the PERFECT, eternal flow of giving and receiving, a sentiment well expressed in the words of a song by Nat King Cole in 1948 “THE GREATEST THING YOU’LL EVER LEARN IS JUST TO LOVE AND BE LOVED IN RETURN”.

I always keep my promises







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I hit a wall last year at wk 5-6. Kept going, but not really all in. Hit same wall same time this year, but now realize the press release is such a struggle because I am still trying to understand before fully DOING. Got real personal PPns identified this time around,but press release seems pretentious without better defined POA to fullfill DMP. I have not as yet been able to create a true POA to reach my goals. NOT going forward without creating and truly committing to a well laid out plans to align with DMP.

More to come ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

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Yeah yeah I know I am a week behind. It’s at least partially intentional. I am essentially auditing this year as a lifetime member and paying more attention to really trying to dig in deeper and worry less about staying current. I have just finished wk 4 and as mentioned this is even better my second time through. I have continued to struggle though with my PPNs and DMP. “I” am finally comfortable with my PPNs of Autonomy, and recognition for creative expression. Translating that into a solid DMP is still a challenge. Those PPNs feel right to my “I” yet it is a struggle to reconcile them with a sense of and desire/responsibility to serve and help others. My first wife (we have three GREAT kids and I will always thank and love her for that) once told me I was generous and not stingy, but definitely selfish, because I always took care of myself and was then generous sharing the rest. That balance seems to be what is on my mind as I craft my statement of my (D M P) “Definite Major Purpose” in life. Master key Part 4:20 Reads as follows referring to “Here is the secret of power, mastery. To overcome does not mean go without things. Self denial is not success. We cannot give unless we get; we cannot be helpful unless we are strong”. More sitting in meditation and immersion in the exercises to knock off some more cement seems in order. I promise that I can and WILL be what I will to be, and what the Lord wants me to be. I always keep my promises! Some just take longer than others. I will post my DMP this upcoming week.
I promise My PNNs are Autonomy and Recognition for Creative Expression.
I promise My Definite Major Purpose in life is to be a Blessing and a help to all the Lord’s children; not to be especially privileged above others, but to be especially helpful to them. My loving, caring, and sharing inclination is a perfect hand in glove fit for my life and my Home Based business and company, so I am blessed to be successful without major sacrifices. Yes, I trade off some t.v., movies, and play time and I tithe at least 10% of my earnings and 5 % of my time to my church, but what a small price to pay!
I play Tennis and walk with my wife and our dog several times each week to stay fit, healthy, and energetic.
On or before 9-1-16 I earn at least $4000.00 each month from my home based business and am delighted to provide my wife with a professional cleaning service for our home to relieve her of those chores.
On or before 9-1-17 I earn at least $10,000.00 each month and provide my wife a month long luxury vacation wherever she wants to go.
On or before 9-1-18 I earn at least $25,000.00 each month and we purchase a luxury Motorhome to travel wherever we decide to go for 3 or more months of the year.
On or before 9-1-19 I earn at least $40,000.00 each month from my bussiness working no more than 25% of my time and we have at least $2,000,000.00 in readily available negotiable assets.
I take great pride and pleasure building fine wood furnishings to give as surprise gifts to friends and loved ones. It makes me absolutely giddy helping others to discover their untapped skills, and develop them to help others do the same. My absolute greatest joy and thrill personally is doing for and helping others anonymously, in part because that provides the greatest motivation for them to do the same.
These are all things I know the Lord has sent me here to do. His work is done through us and I can think of no greater joy, satisfaction, and blessing than to have a hand in his work.
I always keep my promises!

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wk 3 MKMMA

OK fast forward one step. I now see the string of posts going all the way back to last years blogs. Step 2; I got a 21 page list of the blog roll, but I am not on it. I am not complaining mind you. Every time something has gone awry it has been my error, and I expect to find once again my technical ineptitude is the root cause. My inner control freak is still floating around and my goal this time through is to stop trying to consciously keep EVERYTHING in order and under CONTROL. Guess what… I just don’t have that much control. I have concluded trusting the sub or inner conscious mind to keep things in order is the only intelligent thing to do. That is in fact the part of the mind that has the permanent operating system code (so to speak)locked in. Hey for 70 years, so far, it has kept all the infinitely complex operating systems in balance. I.E heart beat, breathing, chemical balances of the body and trillions of other things in relative harmony. That is the part of our brain that makes something in the order of 4 billion synaptic connections per second in harmony if not perfect unison while the outer conscious mind struggles with something in the order of 2 million. How funny it seems that it appears my ego (maybe everyones ego) is tied up in that comparitively puny outer conscious part of our mind.
Now it is true, I believe, that Man (ladies please read mankind)is the only creature in whom God has entrusted the responsibility to think and DECIDE or in other words freedom to choose between “right” and “wrong”. Funny guy that GOD!? Or is he really just that loving and trusting of us. I believe he is. I believe we are truly the ones created in his image and likeness. He has given us seemingly infinite abilities automatically and has also endowed us with his particular sense of right and wrong along with a desire to choose as he chooses.
For me the choice to be here in this course again is to continue to chip away that layer of protective cement and then trust and assert that tender inner self he has instilled in me and all the rest of us. I was disappointed to realize at the end of last years course that this is a lifelong endeavor. I am as yellow a personality as yellow can be and seek out the (easy)? FUN way. I thought having once done this course I could cruise from here on out. I have grown and learned enough about life and about myself to discover that this learning experience IS fun. How freaking great is that?
P.S. FUN does NOT translate directly to Easy! Always a catch in there. Like I said funny guy that GOD! Oh what’s that noise? I think I actually hear him chuckling right know as I twist and turn. Not maliciously at all, but the very same way I chuckle with joy watching my kids and grandkids learn and grow.I find that is one of the greatest joys of my life!

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