Remember PPNs? This stands for Personal Pivotal Needs. Those were introduced in Week 2 of the Master Key Experience, and we each got to pick out our top two to strive for. I chose Liberty and Recognition for Creative Expression.
Actually, my first time through the Master Key Experience, I chose Liberty and Helping Others. After all, I am a nurse and thought that was appropriate. Then I swapped out Helping Others for True Health, when it seemed like I should focus on that a bit more. But, the third time I did this exercise, it was like Recognition for Creative Expression really jumped out at me. Liberty has been consistent throughout, but it took me a while to really get my second PPN locked in.
Let’s take a step back and go over the importance of PPNs.
personal pivotal needs
According to Mark, PPNs are oxygen for our souls, they lift us up. And when what we want is in harmony with our creator, and fulfills our personal pivotal needs – then it is an authentic DMP (Definite Major Purpose). Getting this right gets us excited; we add FEELING to our readings and take action with enthusiasm, and we activate the power of our subconscious mind.
Here is the list:
- Spiritual Growth
- Helping Others
- Recognition for Creative Expression
- True Health
I think the exercise of choosing one’s PPNs is perhaps one of the most powerful tools in the Master Key Experience. Once I had this right, everything flowed from those PPNs: DMP, SMART goals, Plan of Action, even Mastermind Alliances. Everything seemed to come into focus.
And the result is that all the other PPNs are achieved in the end!
If you want to learn more about finding your purpose, click HERE for a great read.
my personal pivotal needs
As I said, my PPNs are Liberty and Recognition for Creative Expression. What does that mean to me?
Liberty, to me, is the freedom of time and money to do what I want, go where I want, when I want to do it. That means I need the income to be able to say goodbye to my job. I’m not there yet, but I have a plan!
Recognition for Creative Expression has recently become more important to me as I have decided to write a book. But even before that I had great satisfaction from writing this blog, from putting together photo albums, and even from making spreadsheets and tools for my business. In some ways it is the creativity more than the recognition that I care about, but that recognition feels SO good!
liberty in action
So, you may be wondering what a picture of a swimming pool has to do with this blog. And if you follow my blog, you might wonder what happened to Weeks 4, 5 and 6. Well, I got to practice my Liberty muscle:)
I just spent two weeks in Mexico. To me, a big part of Liberty is the freedom to travel. Since the Covid-19 pandemic spoiled a few travel plans, I was SO happy to go! The pools (and beaches) are a good symbol of the Liberty that is part of my DMP. When I can travel the world, spend time floating on lazy rivers, drinking at swim-up bars, lounging in the shade, enjoying beautiful sunsets on the beach – then freedom and liberty is mine. There are other things I want to do with my time, but this is a great start, don’t you think?