So, it has been an interesting time over Christmas and the New Year’s.
I have been with a lot of family, and it has been a real eyeopener as I have become the observer. What has happened to me was my family looked at me and said what is going on. They looked at me and not being as uncomfortable or aloof, but they saw that something was different.
I think this is when I realized that the master key experience has truly changed me in a way where I could not have expected, nor the response from people which I would have expected. These experiences that I had from my family was truly a different and Christmas gift that I’d never expected.
I have to admit that I probably was not a good observer and this course has made me think more about not what I expect people to do, but what people do and how I react. I found myself chuckling with my family’s reaction to how I walked through the room. Let me explain.
For the first time since COVID-19, some of my family members who have been in New Zealand have not been home for Christmas. This Christmas was more than unusual, notwithstanding the fact that we had a three-day snowstorm, but almost everyone got home.
My nephew Taylor with his fiancé were there and when I walked up to see them, I gave him a hug. He smiled and said, “this was the first time somebody actually gave me a hug and I’m a hugger.” Kindred spirits! But totally unexpected.
But as I look back and think about “give more, get more,” there should have been no other results. I also had a connection with a friend I have not seen for a long time, who asked me could I help him with his business and was also unexpected. Another random item that really isn’t random.
There were so many things that happened over the last two weeks that as I think about living a life with intention, it is the only choice and result that
Pretty cool. NO, very cool and mentally refreshing.
So, what does this have to do with The Greatest Salesman and the MKE? Og Mandino said “failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road.” I think I have found the bend in the road, and it’s called family.
The questions and excitement about what I am doing personally and business wise has a new lease on life. Can’t wait till I see what’s next in store.
We have the gal and the pal in the glass, and then we have the family in the mirror (LOL). So nice that you could celebrate the Christmas with your family again, and lucky you that the changes within you could shine in such clarity in the mirror that your family offered to you.
What an exceptional Christmas you must have had Michael. It is so great when others see the change in you and since it is done over time you do not realize it yourself. Congratulations to the new you!
You’re becoming a beacon of light, Michael! 🙂
That’s great Michael, I love that you are being the observer and making sense of your experiences with the MKE as a backdrop.
I would like to suggest that the next bend in the road is you standing in your truth of who you are without the cement. Enjoy the journey!
We don’t always see the incremental, day-to-day changes, but you are fortunate to have been with family – who hadn’t been with you in a long time – it was obvious to them! So happy you had such a wonderful holiday!