Week 22+23+24 (Keep Going!!)

I have nothing profound to say. It’s the end of the MKMMA course and this will be my last blog post. All that matters NOW is what I do with everything I’ve learned. Because, as we all know by now, knowledge doesn’t apply itself. If it did, you and I would be much further in our lives than our current station.

Am I right?

Tell the truth now.

If life was just a matter of reading something once, or twice, we’d all have credit scores of 850, married to the man/woman of our dreams, and each morning we’d been totally enthusiastic about going to work each day.

But that’s not how life work, is it?

No. That’s not how any of this works.

If you want to get really good at something you have to keep doing it. You have to be be prepared to FAIL more times than you succeed and you’ll need to become comfortable with the squeeze.

There is no other way.

The MKMMA course WAS great. Now what are you going to do with all that you’ve learned?

With that being said, my fellow Master Keyers, I leave you with this quote from a woman after my own heart:

 “If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.”

~Harriet Tubman

I wish you well.

Latasha Maria Dale

 

 

 

Week 21 (DMP FINALIZED)

Instead of constantly revising my DMP, I decided that after my guide returned it to me, I would make the necessary changes and then put the action behind seeing it manifest. Then, right before MKMMA came to an end, I would have one final look at it .

And with the exception of a few tweaks, can’t say that much has changed. 🙂

My PPN’s are helping others and legacy.

By January 1st, 2019, I work in group homes, community centers, and local schools teaching a program I founded called RISE AND THRIVE to young ladies between the ages of 9-25. The program incorporates yoga, meditation techniques, and the fundamentals of food and human nutrition. It is a program developed specifically for at-risk teens and single mothers.

In January of 2019, I am also volunteering 3 hours every Monday at local clinics throughout the Philadelphia area teaching massage techniques to young single mothers who have shown an interest in eliminating corporal punishment from their lives and have an earnest desire to create a sense of closeness with their children.
As of April 2016, I have begun attending workshops, seminars, classes, and retreats all over the world so that I can consistently, and successfully, meet the needs of my girls by staying up-to-date with the latest research on things like trauma, PTSD, neglect, and abuse. My purpose in continuing education is to be able to provide young ladies with the tools necessary to break free from the past and to help them reclaim ownership of their lives and bodies. I also use these opportunities to pick the brains of individuals smarter than myself, who are also committed and dedicated to helping people recover from years of trauma, neglect, and child abuse.

I wake up in the morning insanely enthusiastic about the work I’m doing because I know the difference that I am making in the lives of these young women and their families.

By June 15th, 2016, I make excellent use of my time by making sure that 85% of each week is penciled into my daily schedule/planner. My life is structured, organized, and orderly. Keeping a daily planner in which MY goals are written and highlighted also helps me to maintain clear boundaries with people I work with, my friends, and family members.

I do yoga three days a week, run three days a week, and walk Lake Galena when the weather permits, until my muscles are toned and leaned.
I am feeling amazingly confident and deeply rooted in myself. I take extreme pride in my achievements.

I am living a life of purpose and giving the next generation of my family something to look up to.

I always keep my promises.

Week 19 & 20 (Getting comfortable with the squeeze)

 

Week 19 & 20 (Getting comfortable with the squeeze)

There is just so much going on in my life right now that makes me want to scream. Instead, I applied the law of substitution and came up with this mantra:

I am comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Sometimes I have to chant it. Other times I can just say it once, or twice, before the frustration dissipates. Other times I am repeating it over and over and over again, with my head tilted to the side and drool falling from my lips.

I am comfortable with being uncomfortable.

What it seems to do is reduce my heart rate, while at the same time keep me rooted in my skin instead of my overactive imagination.

Reality?

Yeah, reality.

Anyway, give it a try when you feel life squeezing the life out of you. J It really helps to keep you focused on what’s important (and as we have learned from Mark, and the fabulous Davene, not everything is.)

Until next time!

Blog Post 18 (The Roof is On Fire…)

…we don’t need no water let the motherf*cker burn, burn mother*cker, BURN!!!

It takes years (not months) to cement a new blue print. Months to start to get rid of the old one, months to consciously have an earnest desire for something else, and then months to begin the tedious long and arduous process of building a new one.

When I first started the MKMMA course, I was so damn hard on myself. If I missed a reading, I would beat myself. When I didn’t get my blog posts out on WordPress on time, I’d feel terrible. If I didn’t complete a service like I promised myself I would, I’d feel like an absolute failure.

Why?

Because I really wanted to build a new blueprint for myself. This was not a game or something I was doing to pass time. No. Latasha M. Dale is determined to create a life of my own choosing. I am determined to take my life by the horns and make it bow before me.

So the pressure I placed upon myself was because I know what’s on the line and what’s at risk if I don’t follow through with my dreams and aspirations. The applied pressure was really as simple as that.

However, this is no longer true for me. I have stopped belittling myself whenever I miss a reading because I can say with absolute certainty that the new blue print is here, to stay!

Big things are popping and little things are stopping.

I have changed! I am not the same person I was before. So I don’t have to carry around as much weight and guilt as I was in the beginning weeks when everything was brand new. 19 weeks in allows you to breathe a little easier. And who wouldn’t like that for themselves, right?

Now on to the GREAT news: One of the goals in my DMP was to work with young ladies suffering from trauma and abuse.

Well, guess what?

Last Friday, I was offered a position at Temple University as an Outreach Worker. But instead of working with young ladies, I will be working with their mothers. My job is to provide the women with the tools necessary to be a better parent.

And you know what else? Because I am an employee of Temple, I get to go to school for FREE! I’m not the only one either. As long as I am a Temple employee, anyone in my immediate family gets to go to school for FREE!

It’s pretty clear that the MKMMA program has unleashed something that’s been hidden dormant inside of me for years, and I’m just glad that it wasn’t too late to tap into it.

Latasha

 

Week 17 (Staying the course)

With my daughter going back to college, my going back to college, getting the homework completed for the first two weeks of Financial Peace University, and the homework completed for Dream Catchers, I fell off significantly this past week. I’m talking about fell off to the point where Og was read once a day, the index cards were flashed about twice a day, no “real” sits, no obituary reads (although I did go out and grab the newspapers) I didn’t comment on anyone else’s blogs, write my own, or even really keep the last hour of my day sacred.

But it turns out that none of that seemed to matter much because the moment I did find the time to flash the cards or listen to Og, I felt caught up. Like I hadn’t really missed much. Especially when you’re going through the index cards. It’s kind of hard to beat yourself up when you keep reading all of the amazing things you’ve did and continue to do on a daily basis.

It’s like, Did I do THAT?

And then your subby is all like,

Why, yes, I believe I did.

Pretty cool, right?

And while there is still a great deal of services, homework, and assignments that needs to get done this week, there is less anxiety and more laser-like focus.

Clarity.

Order.

Week 16 (Building a New Blueprint)

Everyone has come to the MKMMA experience for something different. Some of us because we wanted to increase our income. Others because we lacked the courage to take a leap of faith in our careers. Some came strictly to see what the hoopla was all about. While others came because the program came highly recommended by someone they either love, respect, or both.
As for me, I am in the latter group. A cousin suggested that I apply for a scholarship (which I did) and was accepted. Admittedly, once in, I was like, “what the hell did I get myself into?”
Fair question, right?
I mean, here I am (a passionate fun-loving stay-at-home mother, short story writer, homemade psychologist, part-time healer, and a licensed esthetician that isn’t currently practicing) networking and rubbing fingertips over the internet with people who have established careers, large beautiful homes, 8 figure bank accounts, and pretty much a clear idea of what they are going to do with the rest of their lives.
Talk about feeling out of my league.
So what I did one day was, sit down, and really think about how I could still benefit from the MKMMA Program even though I am not like many of the other members, and that’s when it hit me. I will use the MKMMA Program to build a new blue print, to establish and become slaves to new habits, and to live a life of my own choosing by selecting my thoughts with the same enthusiasm and care as I do my outfit for the day.
And since that day, that’s exactly what I’ve been using the program for. To help me get rid of old ways and behaviors that were no longer serving me, replacing them with habits that I can be proud of.
An early morning sit. An early morning read. A visualization. Gratitude cards. A mastermind alliance. A midday read. A DMP. An understanding of the seven laws of the mind. An evening read. Beautiful, heartfelt recordings. And more.
Maybe you can relate?

Week 15 (Wild)

 

Wild is one of those movies that really stresses the importance of having a definite major purpose, a positive mental attitude, a plan expressed in continued action, and a mastermind alliance. Because without either one of these, I’m wondering if Cheryl would have ever finished her trek across the Pacific Crest Rim. (I mean she really did have every reason to quit and go back home, didn’t she?)

Without a burning desire to finish the hike, what would have happened when she lost her boot down the side of the mountain?

Without a plan expressed in continued action, what would have happened when she got to the empty water tank?

Without a positive mental attitude, what would have happened when she kept reliving how mean and nasty she behaved towards her mother when she was alive?

And without a mastermind alliance, who would have been there to cheer her on and support her whenever the going got tough? (Which we know for a fact that it did.)

Seeing the movie really helped shed a light on everything we’ve been taught up until this moment.

Why?

Because I was able to see those 4 tiny major habits being played out on the big screen, that’s why.

I’d happily give this film a 9 with hopes that someone else out there watches it and gets “something” from it.