This MKMMA Week 17 was the hardest week I have experienced in a long time.  This picture is me, feeling like I am falling off the cliff.  Have you ever felt like you were falling off the cliff?  Without the MKMMA tools, I think I would have disappeared into the abyss!This week I was observing the leadership trait of Persistence as part of my Franklin Makeover.  Each day I would observe Persistence in others and then apply the same myself.  It was astonishing to see things so differently, and as I saw Persistence in others, it manifested itself from within me more and more every day.

At the end of this blog I will share some advanced learnings from the Master Keys Part 17 regarding concentration for this was a major part of my survival this week.  For now, let’s talk about Persistence.  Only 5 percent of people know what I have learned, Persistence is not a characteristic…you can’t hype or use the mantra of “pressing on”, or “just hang in there” to move forward in anything in your life.  NO!  Persistence is actually 4 tiny habits which if mastered, will create massive success toward any goal in your life.

DMP + PMA + WPOA + MMA = SUCCESS.  These first 4 acronyms are the Habits of Persistence.  First, have a Definiteness of Purpose (Know why you are here and what your purpose in life is), learn to maintain a Positive Mental Attitude and block out all negative thought, have a Written Plan of Action expressed in continuous action toward your goals, and be part of a Mastermind Alliance which is two or more people working in perfect harmony toward each other’s DMPs.

I know this sounds like science but it is exactly that!  This week I had a major situation arise at work, a major critical event in my home based business that put me on a collision course for quick failure, and a crisis of massive proportions with having little time and energy to deal with it all in a few days.  The last 17 weeks of the Master Keys Experience hit me big time this week and it was the first time in my life that I realized I have changed personally.  I have learned so much that a week that would normally crush me and set me back, actually made me stand up and climb faster to the top of the mountain.  When I reached the top, I proudly yelled from the cliff with jubilation that I now know I have it within me to conquer almost anything that comes in front of me.  This has never been my experience from my past life…the transformation has finally occurred.

I am a Fearless Victor not a Fearful Victim!!!!!

Here is a picture of a workshop that I taught with my wife Anna and other partners last Saturday and it was a culmination of our victories.  What would have been a major disaster turned out to be a major success.  When the world was closing in and I couldn’t find the time or energy to press on, I focused on those 4 tiny habits and the outcome of success just came from no where.  If you have ever felt helpless and wondered how you were going to resolve a crisis, that is how I felt this week and by simply focusing on my Vision for my future, staying the course with my plan of action, using the 7 laws of the mind and other tools from MKMMA to keep the negative thoughts out of my head, and relying on a Mastermind partner to help me keep moving forward.    What you see below is me and others in a room, and I am standing there as a Fearless Victor.  The feedback after this day to my wife and I and partners who shared the stage with us was incredible!

Simple 7 Vancouver TomSimple 7 Vancouver ScottWhat was even more spellbinding was that we were on stage teaching those 4 tiny habits and what we know…and the audience had no idea we were just days before in a state of confusion.

In my younger years I always felt that I was alone when things became difficult and I never knew what to do to dig out.  Nobody taught me how to handle those situations and yet I just found a way.  I have always run away from conflict or difficult situations and used the Fearless Victim as an excuse to anyone who would listen.  Do you know people like that?

I am so excited about my Makeover…the new me has emerged!


Let me share now with you a short example on Persistence, from an external source.  You have heard about my experience this week however you haven’t heard about Sara until now. Sara in October of 2013 weight 307 lbs.  Her children struggled with obesity, Diabetes and as a mother you can imagine how that may have impacted Sara.  Sara delivers packages in my neighbourhood and through my business partner, joined our Networking Company late last year.  She was attracted to our health system that has breakthrough science designed to help people like her.  With the usual fears and scepticism, she started our program.  I saw Sara yesterday and she had lost 91 lbs…she looked remarkable, her attitude and beautiful smile lit up the room as she talked to others.  I can only tell you that this lady is a picture of Persistence.  She spoke at our training workshop and the gift she gave to so many was breathtaking to hear.  She demonstrated incredible courage and Persistence and when she told her story, I identified the 4 tiny habits that I was talking about earlier as she talked.    The picture below is Sara before starting her transformation with her young daughter.  I hope I can share her AFTER picture on another blog.
sara metaboliqNow let me move to ending my blog with some teachings from the Master Keys Part Seventeen.

Master Keys teaches us that Desire is largely subconscious, and conscious desire rarely realizes the object when the latter is out of immediate reach.  Subconscious desire arouses the latent faculties of the mind, and difficult problems seem to solve themselves.

All mental discovery and attainment are the result of desire plus concentration; desire added to concentration will wrench any secret from nature.  If you concentrate on some matter of importance, the intuitive power will be set in operation, and help will come in the nature of information which will lead to success.

When you find time daily to sit in silence and think, using the laws of the mind to control your negative thoughts like I have learned to do, the thoughts that you concentrate on as an already existing fact; this is the germ cell, the life principle which goes forth and sets in motion those causes which guide, direct and bring about the necessary relation, which eventually manifest in form.

These teachings may seem a bit complex however if you learn the MKMMA as I have, you will know that you can manifest the solution to any of life’s problems and when you know that you have that power within, you will never look at anything again as a challenge that can’t be overcome.  I made that breakthrough this week, and my friend Sara did too!


  1. Anna Dutta

    Very impactful to be sure, honey! You certainly have handled this week with strength and assuredness and know it was not an easy task. The same persistence and concentration was evidenced by you and our friend Sara. You both rock!!!

  2. Luc

    Tom, that’s wonderful! I could feel the excitement in me while reading your experience, that felt really nice. And of course, I am impatient to see the smile of Sara after her transformation, I am sure it must be glittering, as the smile she has here is already shining 🙂

  3. Lee Tennigkeit

    Hi Tom, Once again you have created a wonderful blog. I love the transparency. I am very impressed that you were teaching these concepts. Teaching certainly requires clarity. You are an inspiration!

    1. tomdutta Post author

      Thanks Walter for your kindness and enthusiasm…those are leader traits I am looking for this week!

  4. Adam Orlandella

    Wow, that was great, Tom. Congratulations on seeing your power last week and impacting others in a positive way. Great inspiration! Thx!


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