MKMMA — WEEK 1 — WHEN THINGS ARE GETTING DIFFICULT TO BARE, TIME TO LISTEN TO ZADEL…AND ONE OF THE GREATEST YOGIS: YOGI BERRA!

THE MASTER KEY MASTERMIND ALLIANCE can take you far – as far as your imagination is able – and most likely farther than you can imagine!

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My name is Loren; however, you can call me Lorenzo — or Ponzo — or Pete — any of those is equally sweet! Just don’t call me too late for dinner and/or Sue. That name was already explored in great detail by Johnny Cash; and as you may recall for us guys, it’s better off left in the trash!

Whatever I’m called this is my second year serving as a Cerified Guide for the Master Key Mastermind Alliance (MKMMA), aka Master Key Experience (MKE).

Each year the MKE program grows larger; so this year, the staff decided to add a new guide position. The position is called “BLOG ROVER.” There are four of us. Besides myself, there is Julia Standish, Caryn Kehrly, and Paul Zadel. Having already come together for our initial mastermind session, I can make a decree and a confession:

The decree: my three compatriots are so on top of this brand spanking new responsibility, I have no doubt they are going to hit it so far out of the park, you”ll swear it must be Mickey Mantle himself, who tore into the old horsehide and sent it flying!

The confession; I, too, am at the same ball park. However, in order to minimize the damage, they’ve taken me off the field, stripped me of my uniform, and put me to work at the hot dog concession.

Not one to complain, I’ve decided to put a fitting spin on the end of this “oggy doggie” story. Recall the name of one of my three “ROVER” pals (look above), recall Mantle, and Adele.

In reverse order, they are my “Hello!” and my “Goodbye!”

First, “Hello!”  

And now, “Goodbye!” — for now!                

 

Week 1- Déjà vu All Over Again

We lost a great man in September with the passing of Yogi Berra. images3The legendary Yankee catcher was known not only to baseball fans, but to all who remember his funny and infamous sayings like, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over,” or “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” I thought of Yogi at the start of this Master Key Experience. Last year I was new and found the course a real challenge. This year would be different; it would be easier.  After all, I’d read all the material and done the exercises. This year, as a guide, I am privileged to work with some incredible members who, like me, want to change their lives. I was right about this year being different, but not exactly easier as I had imagined. When the DMPs started rolling in, I was knee deep in the process and thought of Yogi.  A new challenge,   “It’s like déjà vu all over again.”
He was a funny guy.  I wonder, would Haanel agree with Berra’s, “Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical?” How better could I have expressed the importance of specificity in smart goals than saying, “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there?” Everybody knows practice makes perfect.  “In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.”

Yogi was a great champion, but we too are heroes heeding the call; taking the journey. Armed with our DMP, the exercises, Haanel, Mandino, and making our future self our new best friend; we are optimistic and rejoice in the knowing that now, finally, our lives will change for the better; or as Yogi said, “The future ain’t what it used to be.”
Thanks Yogi

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6 thoughts on “MKMMA — WEEK 1 — WHEN THINGS ARE GETTING DIFFICULT TO BARE, TIME TO LISTEN TO ZADEL…AND ONE OF THE GREATEST YOGIS: YOGI BERRA!

  1. Julia Standish

    Lorenzo…home run!!! You leading the pack. This post made mine look…well, week 2 …I’ll up my notch. I look forward to sharing this year with you!! Thank you for putting a smile on my face.

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  2. LorencrazyCraigTaylo

    Mahalo for this unexpected complement, Julia – especially, since Paul provided most of the content. 🙂

    Just call me Madison Bumgarner, Julia. Pitcher used to be my position of choice back in the day; and what pitcher wouldn’t love to hit home runs the way this San Francisco Gant ace does?

    Sharing is caring, and I’m certain we will be the ones to put Blog Rovers on the map with a shiny, shimmering MKE star! And – although it is secondary – since I’m the only yellow on our team, having fun is both my responsibility and my dream!

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  3. Danny Linkert

    Hey Ponzo!
    Well said my friend.
    I always found if you say “this will be easy” It is an invite to Murphy(the Old BP) to reply with: “You Just wait & See How Easy” And of coarse we all know the challenge is on. The Inspiration has been set to succeed.

    The singing Guy in the Glass!

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  4. Loren Post author

    Thanks for stopping by, Danny! Your singing, while you are strumming, takes me back to my camping days – no more than 30-40 years ago – sitting around some burning logs roasting weenies, marshmallows, and an occasional wayward grasshopper or two.

    Don’t be a stranger, ranger! It is good to see you doing the Keys again!

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  5. Katie Pribyl

    You are doing great! love the analogy! Matt Birk (Minnesota Vikings) never thought he would be playing professional football. As noted in his All Pro Wisdom book. He was the total underdog but at one point his talent shined through.

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    1. Loren Post author

      I’m not familiar with Matt Birk, Katie; however, having your comment associated with my website, is a terrific perk! Thanks for stopping by! Together with the Master Keys, we will fly!

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