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Master Key Experience Week 24- VISION

Throughout the Master Key experience one of the key lessons has been the power of vision. Faith, Seeing outcomes before their fulfillment. As I have learned in life and has been validated through the MKMMA experience wherever there is vision and focus combined together with action, individuals and groups of people achieve some incredible feats.

This past weekend I was fortunate to attend a beautiful wedding. This wedding was special for three reasons, a pastor who is an incredible leader, the challenge he gave to the couple to visualize their future together and the “Why” letters he had them write.

The people in attendance knew as the first words were spoke this was not to be an ordinary wedding. As I listened I knew this man did not take his guidance from man but from his Creator. It was clear he was prepared and that whatever he applied himself to he did it to the very best of his God given ability.

During his message to the couple the Pastor shared stories he had learned about each person as they went through premarital counseling. Some were quite funny. Then as a master presenter so gracefully does he presented them with the truth. He shared that married life has its up and downs, hills and valleys, successes, trials and tribulations. He then asked them, How are you each going to handle each of these situations? His following statement to them was epic. His words, “As these situations come, I suggest you stop what you are doing and do the following.” “Think 50 years into the future and see you sitting together on a park bench in a beautiful park, looking into each others eyes and without saying a word, both of you know how much love you have for each other.” The pastor challenged them to stop often and see [visualize] their future together in 50 years.

Now the “Why” letters. During the counseling sessions he had them both write letters to each other about “Why” they wanted to marry them. He also shared with them these letters were not to be given to the other person. He read these beautiful letters to the bride and groom plus the people in attendance. They each shared why they wanted to marry the other and they also included some of the things they wanted to accomplish together plus places they wanted to see together. HE HAD THEM WRITE THEIR DMP’S {definite major purpose}. The energy in the room was electric.

MKMMAer’s can you imagine where each of us could be if we had done this on our wedding day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I almost jumped out of the pew.

“The past is the past, unchangeable, bedrock, but the future is clay moldable day by day.”

As MKMMAer’s we know we cannot change the past but we can our future.

We all understand the lesson, “Once you find your flower don’t let anyone or anything keep you from attending to your Flowers.” [MKMMA week 24 lesson] Follow your heart.

It has been a life gift to have been a part of the MKMMA experience.

With great respect,

Jim Schaben


Master Key Experience Week 23- Service and More Service

Service and more service. 

This past four days have been spent in action. Four days, three states, four presentations and two training sessions. 

This series of presentations have been different for me. The focus has truly been, what can I, Jim Schaben do to be of more service to each individual. What could I do with each moment to be a more effective leader to lead them to the achievement of their goals. 

I presented the hedgehog principle that help them see that to be successful they needed to stay focused on the A and B priorities that are the economic engine that drive our business. I wished I would of videoed the presentation. The expression on their faces as they “caught” the message was priceless. Then I used the tennis ball, three golf balls two quart jars and rice to let them see how they can put their A and B priorities on their calendar and fit the rest of life around their priorities and be successful in “All” of life. Again the facial expressions were priceless. I could see the confidence level in their beings rising to new levels. To top it off I used the paired comparison to let them tell me the A and B priorities of our business. Again the expressions were priceless. No explanations needed. The facts as they completed the paired comparison were silently so loud in the room everyone “caught” the message. 

In 15 years of training I have never had such an overwhelming positive response. People came to me with conviction in their eyes and said, “Now I see how I can do this and live my life to the fullest!”

I walked away from each presentation energized. Not emotionally drained.

MKMMA leaders and guides thank you for your guidance. 

Until next week,

Jim Schaben 

Masterkey Experience Week 22

22:1 When we realize that our present character, our present environment, our present environment, our present ability, our present physical condition are all the result of past methods of thinking, we shall begin to have some conception of the value of knowledge.

Don’t those words cut to the bone and put responsibility right where it belongs. As I read these words my Mothers words come clear in my mind. “Jim, choose your friends and surroundings wisely they both have the ability to affect your life. Positively and negatively.” The love of a Mother for her children carries forward for generations.

One of my first understandings of her words became very clear my sophomore year of high school. On Friday nights after the football games a couple of my friends and some older friends would drive around and drink beer. Yes I knew I was not supposed to do this. Just did it any way. Well one of my friends got into a scuffle with his ex girl friends new boy friend. Fortunately no one got anything but their feelings hurt. As we all know, news travels fast. Monday morning the school secretary comes and gets me out of class right before lunch and shares with me Father Dreiling wants you to be his guest for lunch. Man was I pumped. I had eaten his incredible food before. I couldn’t wait to get there. It didn’t dawn on me he had never taken me out of school before. Upon getting there the aroma of his spaghetti and meat balls filled the room. My mouth was watering. Father Dreiling was a very special person in my life. He had filled many voids. He was more than a priest to me. He was a guiding light in my life. Father Dreiling placed the food in front of me and very confidently said we need to talk. He asked about the details of Friday night and then responded, thank you for telling the truth. I had to take responsibility for my actions and the environment I had placed myself in, and I did. His words stung but they were true. I had to make some changes and I did.

As I have been a part of the Master Keys one recurring theme is constant of my past. The importance and value of Spiritual leaders in my life and the “Life Principles” they taught me. Where would I  be if they had not entered my life. Even more important, that I need to remember their importance in fulfilling my definite major purpose in my life. Everything and anything lasting that I have accomplished in my life has been when I have had my creators guides in my life.   The meaning and clarity of one of my True Best Friends dream about me and my future is becoming very clear to me each week as I press forward with the MKMMA lessons.

MKMMA leaders and guides thank you for laying the ground work for me to discover my pivotal personal needs and my definite major purpose for my life.

Until next week,

Jim Schaben



Master Key Experience Week 21-Transactions

Blue print Builder Point 5; I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon Truth and Justice, therefore, I engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.

Twenty one weeks ago when I started this journey on the first webinar the blue print builder was given to us and as I read it my spirit rose a new level as I read each point. The reason being many of these points were already in my life to some degree. One of the other things we were required to buy was two copies of Og Mandino’s book, The Greatest Salesman In The World [I bought Two Hard backs, I knew I wanted them for the rest of my life]. Again my spirit jumped.

When I was in my twenties I found myself chasing money rather than service and ended up in a not so pretty financial condition. As I worked to get myself out of that mess an acquaintance shared with me to read Og’s books. I did and they helped give me a solid direction in my life. It was during reading one of his books that my life took a turn for the better. The words that came to me were, “Chase what creates income not Money itself!” I would learn shortly after that the key words were “Provide Service, Provide Value to those who want what you have to offer, Long Term!” My motto became; “Unless every transaction is good for both parties, BOTH PARTIES LOSE!” What had become my new focus? “Long Term Relationships.” I was not interested in chasing my tail everyday only for new customers. My second motto became; “Keep The Old, Get The New.” The focus, “EVERY TRANSACTION GREAT FOR ALL PARTIES PARTICIPATING, ALL PARTIES WIN- LONG TERM.” Service, Value, Service. Service, Value, Service. Did it work? Every day this Principle won the day. Were there days that I had to fix a situation? Yes, we fixed it and kept moving forward, with the customer. Were there days that a situation would arise that not doing the right thing looked like the easy fix to situations? You better believe it. What did I do in those situations? The right thing. I enjoyed laying my head on a pillow every night knowing I had done my best every day.

A key point I have learned in life is that transactions are NOT only about money! There are character transactions, integrity transactions, relationship transactions to name a few. A few years ago a situation happened in a persons life that wasn’t a good situation. The individual simply made an incorrect choice. To help this individual myself and another individual made the decision to cover all of this persons activities for two weeks. Then much to my dismay a couple of individuals called and said we need to put a spin on this, get all of our stories the same. I could not believe what I was hearing from these two individuals. I promptly stopped them cold in their tracks and said, “There will be no story, There will be no spin. Only the truth, this person just needs to be at home.” The line went totally silent, I said it in a tone they not only heard it, they understood it. My next statement to them was, “THE TRUTH HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN!” Please understand I am a sinner like everyone else, not perfect.

As we all live our lives we are surrounded with all types of people. One of Gods gifts to us is the gift of getting to choose who we surround ourselves with. Choose Wisely! You will be much happier and fulfilled in your journey called life. True friends and associates are treasures, treasure them.

MKMMA leaders thanks again for the reinforcement of unchangeable Principles.

Enjoying my MKMMA journey,

Jim Schaben


Master Key Experience week 20- God Within

When you begin to perceive that the essence of God is within you, you begin to do things; you begin to feel your power; it is the fuel which fires the imagination; which lights the torch of inspiration; which gives vitality to thought; which enables you to plan fearlessly, to execute masterfully.

In this weeks webinar the proper perspectives of life again were presented to us in the section of confidence. A quote that was given resonated deeply with me. ” Respect without fear. May come from being prepared and keeping all things in proper perspective.” This all starts with properly aligning your priorities.

  1. Your relationship with God. Understanding that all lasting change begins within. That who you are within is who you are without.
  2. Family and Fellowship. Family and Friends you don’t want to be without them.
  3. Keeping Promises. “Once you say it, Do It.” Finish what you start.
  4. Business. Live an honorable business life. Under promise, over deliver.

Another series of points that resonated to my core comes from the Master Key Lesson 20.

In Him we live and move and have our being.

That you Are because He Is.

That if he is Omnipresent, He must be in you.

That if He is all in all, you must be in Him.

That He is Spirit and you are made in “His image and likeness.”

I challenge you the next time you have a dream remember these previous words. You were put here for a purpose. Fulfill that dream. Strengthen your relationship with God. Apply yourself to this given dream. Your dream was given to you because someone much Greater than any of us knew that you could complete this task.

This weeks session brought back many moments in my life that I am extremely grateful to have lived through.

The first memory was how I started each day. Each day as I would walk out of the breezeway door of my house I would immediately upon the first step Raise my hands to the sky and looking up to the bright shining stars say; “God thank You for this day, another day to live, another day of opportunity. Thank You for this amazing beauty I get to see this morning. God what is it You want me to do today? The answer was always the same, WORK and THINK, apply your self to the best of your ability. Whatever you lay your hands to do it to the best of your ability. Take ACTION!”

After doing this same ritual every day for years I had the “bright idea” to question Gods answer. So after His answer that morning I replied back; “God there has to be more you want me to do I have been doing the same things everyday for years, isn’t there something more I should do?” The answer as always, was clear and to the point. ” Jim you go do the work, I’ll take care of the rest.”

Then within a few months of doing my morning talk with God I learned how to finish my day.

I simply learned that because I had applied myself completely to every task, conversation and effort, to walk out my office door with gratitude in my heart for everything that had happened that day. Yes everything. Win, lose or draw I knew I had won that day because I had applied myself, “JUST LIKE I WAS INSTRUCTED TO DURING MY WALK AND TALK WITH GOD SEVERAL HOURS EARLIER.” And yes I thanked God all the way back to my house.

I say all this to close with these words.

Master Key Leaders, Guides, Staff members; THANK YOU for shining the light of truth. I am a different person, a better person than I was when we started twenty weeks ago. I am Grateful for all of you. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to spend 2-3 hours every Sunday with you. I am so grateful God gave me the desire to be one of the finishers. I have gained so much. And I have learned again the “Key To Greatness; GIVE MORE, Be Of Service.” Each one of you stop for a moment and feel me hugging you. Thank you for the first twenty weeks. I am ready for the next six and beyond.

In total Gratefulness,

Jim Schaben





Master Key Experience Week 19- Thought

Master key 19:17; The thought remains that if your thought is powerful, constructive, and positive, this will be plainly evident in the state of your health, your business and your environment; if your thought is weak, critical, destructive and negative generally, it will manifest in your body as fear, worry and nervousness, in your finance as lack and limitation, and in discordant conditions in your environment.

Much like a couple of weeks ago I believe it is best to let the words above speak to you. I would encourage you to ask of yourself; What are my thoughts? Spend some quiet time with the Master Teacher from Galilee. You will discover the solution.

Silence, quiet time is in process,

Until next week,

Jim Schaben

Master Key Experience Week 18- Give

Master Key 18:25, It is for this reason he who has his heart in his work is certain to meet with unbounded success. He will give and continually give; and the more he gives, the more he will receive.

Have you ever noticed that some of the people around you seem to never fall away from their pursuits in life. And when you leave their presence you wonder what is it that keeps this person pursuing pursuits?

We learn in the Master Keys that this person truly understands their purpose for being here on earth for this short time. But more than that they understand who it is they get this power, this unbounded energy from. This power and spiritual understanding comes from God. God within. To many times we look externally for strength, wisdom and passion. Only to discover that it is already within us. Ready to be put to use.

One of the keys to success of any type is to have a group of people to mastermind with. I have found in my life this is usually a few select people. The absolute key though is to Mastermind, have a very special relationship with God. This spiritual relationship is the difference maker. I have some very special friends and each one of them have this special relationship with God. These individuals produce much fruit in each area of their lives. Are they plagued with challenges from time to time? Absolutely, they understand this is one of the natural parts of life. These individuals share with me this is when they spend more time with God and through His strength and the time they spend Masterminding with God they move forward through the character building times.

And lets cover one more touchy subject. Many people would say of these individuals it’s all about the money for them. When the real truth is quite the contrary. For them it’s about service, doing daily what it is they were put here to accomplish. In fact these individuals understand money is a tool. The Law of Compensation is very clear; Give more, Get more. It just can’t get any more clear than that. The Master Teacher the Carpenter from Galilee said, The Way To Greatness Find A Way To Serve The Many. It is within you to achieve and accomplish your purpose for being here. Take a few moments and build some key relationships in your life. It will change you for ever.

Who are you going to Mastermind with today, DO IT NOW!

Until next week,

Jim Schaben