Master Key Experience Week 17A – R2A2

Its the R2A2 thing; Recognize, Relate – Assimilate, Apply.  Refusal to complete is denial of need to change and a way to cling to who they are, simply not prepared to take the journey.

That was the words that just kicked my butt Sunday on the webinar. I have been doing the exercises two times a day and on most days missing the third set. When Mark spoke the previous paragraph the words just smacked me up against the wall. I just said to myself, Jim how can you expect 100% results with 33 1/3% action? Common sense says that won’t work. Never has never will. The Law of Abundance is clear; Give more Get more. Some might say why are you being honest and sharing this? Because I learned a long time ago if you are not honest with your self who will you be honest with? Do I want to change to be better be more? Absolutely, and 66 2/3 % effort will not get me where I am going.

And I thought the butt kicking was over then…………

Mark asked the question; “What am I pretending not to know?” Simply what are you using as an excuse or a sloppy reason to not achieve what you want in your life? WHY ARE  YOU NOT GIVING YOURSELF “PERMISSION” TO BECOME WHO YOU WERE PUT HERE TO BECOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Enough Said.

Until next week,

Jim Schaben


Master Key Experience week 17-Concentrate


Master Key 17;34 If you wish to eliminate fear, concentrate on courage.

Master Key 17;35 If you wish to eliminate lack, concentrate on abundance.

Master Key 17;36 If you wish to eliminate disease, concentrate on health.

Master Key 17;37 Always concentrate on the ideal as an already existing fact.

We learned early in the sessions that what we focus on grows and what we forget about atrophies. What a blessing that “WE” get to make that choice. The two questions for each of us, “What are we going to focus on and grow? What are we going to forget about and let atrophy?”

When I think about these two questions I always ask myself, “What did the Master Carpenter focus on?” “Did He focus on growth and service?” His thinking always steers me back to being centered. Living by the compass not the clock.

I could write twenty pages on these four keys and these four questions. Common sense says to stop here and challenge you to stop for a few minutes and concentrate on the four Keys and the four questions.

Until next week,

Jim Schaben

Master Key Experience-Week 16, Wealth

The Master teacher the carpenter said; The way to Greatness, Find a way to serve the many. Service the invincible key to Greatness.

Master Key 16:1; Wealth is a product of labor. Capital is an effect, not a cause; a servant, not a master; a means not an end.

Some very successful people taught me this when I was young. Too bad it took until 30 to really understand it. Thank God I had failed enough times that I finally started paying attention. The Law of Cause and Effect finally started to sink in. I remember hearing people say find some thing you love to do, and do it with everything in you and you will never feel like you are working. I have to admit I did not understand what they were saying. Why, I don’t know. I think the word I got stuck on was love. I felt like if I followed that phrase it was to singular, it was going to be only about what I loved to do. Then I heard a gentleman speak the words; Find people who could truly benefit from the use and value of what you have to offer and you will discover that what you do is of great service to them and you will be rewarded. The greater the number of people you could be of service to the greater the reward will be. The greatest reward being the satisfaction of knowing what you do is of great value to many people.

I am so grateful I learned the Law of Cause and Effect. It taught me that wealth truly is a product of labor. As I think of the people I admire they are people who are cause driven. Yes, they deliver a service and earn money because they are driven by their cause. The work they do is like the work of an artist. Every action has meaning and life to it. You can tell by observing them that at sometime in the past they had this beautiful picture painted in their mind that they would someday see fulfilled in their life. And daily they see the new painting in their mind they are going to fulfill. Their mindset is true to who they are to their core. The most interesting trait about these people is that earning sums of money is not a stopping point for them. They get up every day and live to be a service to people. Service is just apart of their DNA, it’s who they are. These people see capital as an effect of service and labor. Capital is a servant to them. With this capital they build schools, churches, invest in other peoples ideas and mentor them to success. They help those in need. They understand the difference between a helping hand and a handout.

Wealth is such a beautiful word.

Until next week,

Jim Schaben

Master Key Experience- Do It Now Revisited

Yes I’m late with my post. “NO EXCUSE”

One of the key principles I have used in my life to create success has been a do it now attitude. That attitude has reaped me great rewards. Not this week, I’m late. Did I have time to get it done on time? Yes. Why didn’t I? Each time as I would get ready to write the post the thought of, “Think about this particular item for another day, then write it out.” Crazy, bad thinking.

So could I use excuse’s to justify being late? Not me! Let me share a few most would use. Yes these were “some” of the real events in my life this week.

I was completely prepared to write my post when the phone rang and a situation needed addressed. It took much longer than I thought it would. That one work? NO!!! This was Wednesday.

Thursday just got to busy.

Friday who knows.

Everything was laid out to post”Saturday” morning and I needed to go to the bathroom. Then my wife Sandy said one of our children would like our help painting a wall thirty foot wide and eighteen foot high. I love painting and I’m good at it. Can’t pass up helping complete one of my children’s dreams. We finish painting and “wow” did the wall look beautiful. We finished early and the next task that needed done was the Rafters needed sanded so they could be stained. So Mark my son in law and I climbed up the scaffolding and went to work and sanded them all. While we are doing this my daughter Amanda and Sandy start staining the rafters in one of the bedrooms, completed them and started on bedroom number two. The stain on the rafters is beautiful. Then the excitement starts. Sandy is nine foot up a ladder turns to come down and a very stable ladder for some reason decides it is not going to stay in an upright position. Sandy falls to the floor, Left thumb looks like it is possibly dislocated, ankle is already swollen, covered in stain and says I’m ok. Thankfully nothing was broken, and she is healing.

You may be saying, but Jim with everything that happened Saturday it’s ok your post was not done before Sunday at two o’clock. NO I cannot use any of Saturday for an excuse. The post’s are due by 10 PM “FRIDAY NIGHT”

Excuse’s never work but “TRUTH Will ALWAYS WIN THE DAY”

A statement I teach those around me is, “Weight will break a bridge, and too much weight will break any bridge.” Too much weight broke my bridge of being on time this week and I, Jim Schaben am not proud of it.


I am, an on time, do it now, person. ” I Keep My Promises.”

Jim Schaben

Master Key Experience week 14; Following The Trail

Master Key 14:17; We find that every man is the reflection of the thought he has entertained during his lifetime. Master Key 14:18; Back of every effect there is a cause, and if we follow the trail to its starting point, we shall find the creative principle out of which it grew. Master Key 14:27; If you enter into the discipline necessary to bring about a radical change in your life, you must do so deliberately, after giving the matter careful thought and full consideration, and then you must allow nothing to interfere with your decision.

The title of this weeks blog is Following the Trail but could easily be titled “Responsibility.” As I read and studied the lesson paragraphs 17,18 and 27 kept jumping out and grabbing me. Helping me see clearly how the thoughts of my life truly have determined my life. Many were very good with incredible effects and some were very negative with disastrous effects. Also point seven of the 7 Laws of the mind kept validating its truth to me; “Whatever I think about grows and what I forget about atrophies without exception.” The other statement that kept appearing to me that is closely tied to my responsibility for my life is a statement I coined for myself many years ago. “Everyday of my past has prepared me for my future if I let it.”

The best growth times of my life have always been when I have kept myself is thriving growth environments. Were there times of struggle? Absolutely yes. A key factor in these environments were that most of the people in that environment were committed to growing also. The key word for me was they also were “committed” to growing. Not along for the ride, they to wanted something better. The people who were not interested in growth silently drifted away and we as a group wished them well.

The Master Key experience has immensely helped me in being able to say “No” to certain situations and people and not feel the “requirement” to explain myself. I remember reading a good book that said; “let your yes be yes and your no be no.”

I am very glad that I have disciplined my self to discover my cause and stay the course. To maintain my faithfulness to me and my cause. To focus on the Law of growth; Service, Give More, Get More. I was not put here on this earth to retire.” I was put here for Service To Others.

Until next week,

Jim Schaben



Master Key Experience Week 13; Dreamers

They are the architects of greatness, their vision lies within their souls, they peer beyond the veils and mists of doubt and pierce the walls of unborn time. Makers of Empire, they have fought for bigger things than crowns and higher seats than thrones. “Your homes are set upon a land that a dreamer found.” Master Key week 13 introduction.

The preceding paragraph caught me the first time I read it a week ago and every day as I read it captured me more. “Your homes are set upon a land that a dreamer found.” Think about that for a minute, let it really sink in. Now look around your house. Look outside, at the exterior, the lawn, the landscaping. Look at the inside structure of your house. The walls, the rooms, closets, book shelves, look every where. What do you see? Do you realize that the house you are living in was your dream or vision if you built it or it was someone else’s dream and vision if you bought it from some one. Regardless it was some ones dream to build your house. Someone made a decision to be of service so you and I could live where we are living today. Here is that word again “Service.”

I can vividly remember the first time I saw the house I live in today. we had told the realtor what we were looking for and he immediately said I believe I know the place your looking for. It’s going to take some work but I believe it will work for you. He was correct that it was going to take some work but all we could see was the potential. I didn’t share with the realtor until later that for six years on my vision board I had the picture of a green building with white gutters, white trim and white doors to build my business out of. That green building getting on my dream board is a story in itself. When I was in my twenties I found myself always wanting what someone owned. I didn’t realize it at the time but it was a form of envy. What I eventually figured out was to be happy for others for what they had. To thank God for being so kind for giving them the mindset and financial ability to own that specific item and to give me the wisdom and knowledge to do what I needed to have a like item to build my business or live my life with also. Not theirs, the one God would give me the ability to own. Yes the green building is still on the property, much larger today and very functional. I can still see myself walking through weeds four feet high to get to the white walk in door. Entering the building a warm feeling came over my entire body. This building was ready to be of service and I was ready to go into action. The process of cleaning the ten acre property was an immense task but a very rewarding experience. The thoughts of “do it now” were in my mind all day long. The other thoughts were where everything was going to be placed and as we grew how I was going to add more building space. I could clearly see a well kept prosperous property that would be of service to many people. Yes the homes, property and business’s that each of us live in or work from were  created by someone’s dreams. How grateful I am that the world is full of “Dreamers.”

I have said for years what separates people is their “Thinking.” Being a part of this “Master Key Experience” has added a completely new level of thinking to me. I find myself not needing to be right all the time. Not desiring to give “MY Opinion” every time some one says something I don’t agree with or believe in. I have truly learned “opinions” are the ugly relatives of negativity. There is so many things that are in the process of getting better.

I am so “Grateful” for the Master Key Experience. Many times in my life I have studied and learned and when my learning reached a certain level I slowed the learning process and just worked night and day. My concern in starting this thirteen weeks ago was not would I start it but would I stick with it for twenty six weeks. Give two hours plus every Sunday afternoon. Do the assignments everyday. I did not want to start one more thing and not finish it well, to the best of my ability. Now I wake up every morning thirsting and hungry to get to my lessons to see what I can learn and apply today. One of the big things I had lost was my do it now attitude. I proudly can say now every time I see something that needs done a “Do It Now” sign is brightly shining in my mind. And dang it feels good to act on a task and finish it now!!!!

To my guide Sheila I say “Thank you.” Continue to push me, do not let up on me. We are now starting the second half.

To Mark and Davene and all the Master Key staff “Thank You.” Your materials and webinars are extraordinary.

Increase in me that wisdom Which discovers my truest interest, Strengthen my resolution To perform that which wisdom dictates. Franklin

I look forward to the future,

Jim Schaben


Master Key experience Week 12- Knowledge

Week twelve reminds us again that knowledge does not apply itself; we as individuals must make that application, and the application consists in fertilizing the thought with purpose.

Each week as I read the lessons they validate the success’s and failures I have experienced in my life. The success’s have always been fortified by cause and purpose. During these times work was never work but “Life.” Maybe a better way to explain it is “Service”. What I did during those times was of immense service to others. I never seemed to run out of energy. Get tired and needed rest yes, but my energy levels were always present.  Plus my mind was full of positive forward thinking thoughts. Success is about application. “Power is Knowledge Applied.”

A few lessons earlier Mark had us add, “Visualize my new reality as a service to others,” to the top of our DMP statements. Every one of these lessons brings me closer to God and a clearer understanding of Him. In my younger years as I read a great book it shared that the way to Greatness was to find a way to be of service to many. All of the Master Key lessons validate this statement.

Jim Schaben