Posted by on October 5, 2016

Clarity on Definite Major Purpose

In Week 1 – Discovering MKMMA – Harmony Begins Within, I mentioned that one of the several reasons why I joined this awesome master mind was to have the experience of working in a harmonious master mind.  I’m curious to have the experience.  And I’m curious as to how this experience is created.  Another primary reason I joined this master mind is to get clarity on my Definite Major Purpose, aka DMP.

We submitted a 400 word Definite Major Purpose so that we could get into meat of the master mind.  Everything we do in this master mind is contingent up having a clear DMP.  And this is where the harmony begins.  It’s not about every one being the same and thinking the same. It’s about everyone facing the same direction, moving forward in our lives in a harmonious way.

The nitty-gritty of the process begins with this first submission of our DMP. *MKMMA master minders are assigned a *MKMMA Certified Guide only upon completion of this significant task.  This is completely understandable.

Years ago, back in 1993, 🙂 I went through a process of self-reflection while developing my mission statement as defined in Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

Your mission statement focuses on what you want to be and do. It is your plan for success. It reaffirms who you are, puts your goals in focus, and moves your ideas into the real world. Your mission statement makes you the leader of your own life. You create your own destiny and secure the future you envision.

I was living in a different season in my life.

At the time, as a stay-at-home Mom, my primary interest was inner spiritual growth and development.  I wrote my 1993 Mission Statement to anchor that deeply into my inner world.  And on that point, it was hugely successful.

However, now, I find myself wanting to focus more in what I can give back to others.  I remember a friend shared an interesting idea with me once.  She explained how there is an inflow and an outflow in our lives.  And she talked about the value of balance between our inflow and outflow.  She used the metaphor of breathing, breath in and breath out.  For most of my life I have been taking information in, and now find myself near bursting inside to express what I’ve learned over the years.

Only, I didn’t know this was what was happening.  I’ve been feeling drawn toward certain actions, but did not understand the underlying needs driving me toward those actions.

Personal Pivotal Needs (PPN’s)

In Sunday’s Week 2 Webinar, Mark J and Davene began layering in the first layer of processes that will build upon our DMP’s.  A key concept in this process was understanding what they call our PPNs. Our Personal Pivotal Needs.  Our PPN’s are like oxygen for our souls, what our souls need to breath.

We were given a list of seven needs. Using our non-dominant hand we did an exercise which got us in touch with our own personal pivotal needs.  My PPN’s are Legacy and Recognition for Creative Expression.

The need for Legacy was easy for me to see.  It’s something I’ve been aware of for a long time now.

However, the need for Recognition for Creative Expression was hidden from me.  It’s a need I did not allow myself to see.  And here is where the breakthrough enters into my process.

I never allowed myself to feel, see, notice, or even become aware of, a need for Recognition for Creative Expression.  Somewhere along the way of my life, I had taken in the idea that it was selfish.  Denying our needs creates blind spots in our self-awareness, and blocks the flow of our creative energy.


Often times, simply becoming aware of where we are blocked in our inner world, releases a logjam of pent up energy.  A seemingly tiny tweak of inner awareness and the river starts flowing again.  Breakthrough!

This discovery opened a whole new way of looking at what I want to do; clarifying my Definite Major Purpose.  Things make more sense to me now.

For fellow *MKMMA master minders, what did you discover as you uncovered your Personal Pivotal Needs (PPNs)?  I’m genuinely interested … leave a comment below, and let’s explore together.

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Originally Posted @:  Edina – Master Key


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