Happiness and self-empowerment seem to be buzz words that everyone is looking for. Where can we even begin to look for one or the other, or better yet, both? As I was making my way through my world and my life, I felt I was not overly happy and self-empowerment was something other people had. I was really just drifting through with no real direction.
Was this all I was going to “get” to experience in life?
I suppose I was looking for something to grab onto that would grant me the feeling of rejoicing and permission to be happy. Instead of being happy “when” I have the perfect house, “when” I have the perfect car “when” I have a dog or “when” I have a ring on my finger, I realized I was not allowing myself to be happy now. Why not? I found this course called The Master Key Experience, and started looking more into it.
Winter and little happiness was coming, what else did I have happening??
I decided to embark on this journey, led by Mark Januszewski. I committed myself to a scholarship program and did not really know what I was about to discover in this process. Click this link to see my first blog and how overwhelmed I was! But what I didn’t realize at the time was this small step was the first step to feeling entitled for happiness now and gaining self-empowerment at the same time!
DMP? What on earth is that?
We began by writing out our DMP using our PPN’s. Translated, that means our Definite Major Purpose (goal setting for self-empowerment) and Personal Pivotal Needs (keys to our own happiness). I actually was “forced’ to write out what I really could celebrate from my life and what would really drive me to move with positive choices. My friend Joan talks about improving self development skills and shares a great TED talk in her blog that falls in line with what I was moving towards.
I started to really gain traction in the first few weeks of the Master Key Experience. I had my DMP written, even though it was still being revised, but it really was giving me feeling of rejoicing! I was allowing myself to dream and set big goals for myself again. It was self-empowering to take these first steps, which seemed so obvious, but for some reason were foreign to me at the time. And I was reading Haanel, Wattles, Emerson and several others I would have never considered reading before beginning with this course.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet.”–James Oppenheim