Week 8 Staying Humble
WOW! Where did the time go? We must be having lots of fun.
I started prepping for week eighties always on Saturday printing out the lessons for the new week, trying not to seek a peek at what is to come. I focus mainly on the printer printing and placing the weeks lessons into their corresponding binders. Just a little peek OK?
NO TV! FOR A WEEK! I’m a bad boy, should have left well enough alone. Talk about poking at soldering embers. How am I going to do this? I can’t tell mother no tv. It’s her house. What about her shows?We both own half of the tv but I can’t shut off my half. Wouldn’t that be fun?
That did it, the old blueprint is awakened like an evil demon who has been banished for thousand s of years.I am thinking how to do this. After watching Sunday’s webinar I am still fighting with Murphy. Ok I will start on Monday.(which means I finish on Monday) I am watching tv tonight.It is never good to quit cold turkey right? Besides I am not an expert on the subject. Ok lets focus on what I can do this week to stay away from the tv zone.
I can do some reading. Got lots of books relating to my MLM training. I still have things to do outside before mother nature tucks us in for the winter. And there is this good samaritian act I got myself into for a so called friend who had a heart attack the friday before dealing with a reno construction job. My plate is full. And of coarse I have that mental diet to master. My best so far was four days. Mother, bless her soul, offered to turn the tv off, but I declined. Most of the time I am out of the house anyways.
God bless my new macbook air, for I am sitting in my bedroom connected to wifi without a phone. I can attend webinars. Isn’t technology wonderful? This is great as my room is at the opposite end of the house and the tv.Mother agreed to use her hearing aids more and turn the tv down. I can at times hear it but can’t catch what is being said.
I am starting to feel like a child being punished and sent to my room. LOL This is pretty funny actually cause as a child my room housed all my toys. being sent there was never a bad thing. I preferred it to going outside to play.
This weeks digital assignment is to record yourself while reading your DMP,Press Release etc., so you can feed subby anytime anywhere on your phone, mp3 player or even on cd. Become a Star and Let the Light Shine! GREAT! I Think this will be a snap. One new laptop with Garageband app and three other apple devices. Everything should be fine. What could go wrong? Did I actually think that at some point?
Wednesday night after several software install and uninstalls, I am still unable to get my recording to my iPhone/ipod. I visit the MKMMA Alliance, post questions and follow said advice from classmates and the experts. Still nothing.
My being a good guy and helping a friend has kept me well fed with stress and opinions. Almost to the point where singing The Guy in the Glass doesn’t help. I sit down Wednesday night to read before I retire and the spirit just isn’t there. I throw Og down and utter a negative thought and go to bed. Come on Dan FOCUS, find the positivity. Maybe I should quit. Murphy is in his Glory. ( and if I do I have two classmates who would kick my butt till it falls off) Yes girls you know who you are. 🙂
Thursday arrives. I get up, make my morning tea and pick up Og.The feeling is back, not as strong but back. I go deal with the unwanted stress thing and get through it fine. Now back to that recording. Hey! Where is my cassette recorder? It’s old tech but still can do the job. I’m good. I check out more of the Alliance as I have slacked here a bit. To my surprise the majority of members are handling it with little to no issues at all. What is my problem? Suggested software Audacity installs fine and seems to work but the Lame Library install doesn’t want to connect 100%. Maybe they should have named it something else. No opinion, just saying. If you name your son Sue you are just asking for some bumps in the road.
Can’t find the cassette recorder. Saw it not that long ago. Hmmmm…..
BINGO!!!!!!!! No I didn’t find it. What I found is a device I bought from my late Brother-In-Law.
Thank You Kevin.
Who said you can’t talk to a passed loved one? Trick here is all in the listening. Anyhow, out comes the H@ Handy Recorder. How does this work? It records onto a SD card in either wav format or mp3 depending on the settings. Downside is you need headphone for playback as it has no built in speakers. Basically it is a professional digital mic.
So I have now recorded giving and receiving, scroll two, and my blueprint builder.
What a relief! How long was Kevin talking to me? Probably all week. I am back in the flow again. Which is good timing as I got the call to go back to work on the 30th. I was wondering how I was going to fit my reading in.
Now I have to come clean here a bit.One the the other task we have to do this week is to setup a MMA Master Mind Alliance with at least one person. This can be within the MKMMA or without. I can’t say I have done this. Yes I could have asked my mother but God Bless her, she has been supportive, but she is the biggest pessimist I know. I have to really work hard on staying possitive when we chat about things. Murphy just loves her. LOL And the friend I am helping? Opinions Are Us INC. I’m not going there without a restraining order. God has blessed me with a helping attitude that I find hard to walk away from at times. A small curse I suppose. I am a white and it is written whites will avoid confrontations at any cost. If I had only known that before I met him.LOL As to others, I have been a loner since grade school. And that is Ok as I still have myself.
Thank God again for the MKMMA Tribal Call. Even though it is every two weeks it really helps. Nothing like being humbled when you are feeling low.
I mentioned in my last blog about singing the Guy in the Glass. I found myself doing it in the second week. It just came to me out of the Blue. Or was it the Red, Green or Yellow? This was one of the first recording that I did. It needs some tweeking. One of my smart goals in my DMP. It reads:I play my guitar with others,raising money for worthy causes such as the restoration of our town’s first fire truck.( I promise not to sing here as we need the money) Doing the recording has brought out my guitars again. It has been a couple of years since I had the time, sort to speek.
I had a reply last week from Barbra, saying she would love to hear my recording of the Guy in the Glass. So bare with me as I redo it and get the guitars in tune. I was going to add it in this blog but with the tech issues I feel It better not to rush the perfection. I promise to attempt to post it in next weeks blog, all technology being in harmony. Maybe I will edit my voice like the chipmunks. Or not. LOL.
Anyhow! I am still here and moving on to week 9.
Dan the Man
Peace be the Journey