About donnicholes

I was born and raised in Mexico. Moved to the US at age 14. Started a business, bought a home, got married and had my first child at 19 years of age. Not something I recommend that anyone do. I have been in business for myself or managed other businesses all my life. I have had some really good successes in business and I have had some not so good. In reflecting back, I am grateful for all the experiences I have had, as they have taught me much. I always told myself since I was in High School, that I would not wait until I was old and retired, to enjoy my life. I am a private pilot, very proficient snow and water skier, absolutely love Scuba Diving, so much I became and instructor at one point. I have traveled all over the world, and this wonderful country. I see myself as active and enjoying all life has to offer, right up until my last breath on this amazing planet. I always keep my promises. Don Nicholes

Week 9 Master Key Class 2018-19

Reading this week, when I get to Study Question #5 It hits me. “What is the result of any action based upon a false premise? We can form no conception of the results which may ensue.” How scary is that? So I jump back to Question #4 ” What is the result of a knowledge of the Truth? We can readily predict the result of any action that is based upon a true premise.” How comforting is that. So being the thinker that I am, it hits me that is were fear comes from a false premise. Scary because we can not see or predict what will happen. A big flood of relief flushes over me, I remember, know the truth and the truth will set you free. Why? Because we can see or imagine the results.

8. The humblest intellect can readily foretell the result of any action when he knows that it is based on truth, but the mightiest intellect, the most profound and penetrating mind loses its way hopelessly and can form no conception the results which may ensue when his hopes are based on a premise which  he knows to be false.

This week claiming the affirmation, “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy” a person came into my mind that I should send that to. They were very grateful of the timeliness of  it. Then I was having a conversation with another person, and the thought came to me to send it to them, the timeliness of it was perfect. I am learning daily to listen to that still little inner voice, it never fails to be “just what the doctor ordered” I stop and ask myself why I even question that quiet little voice?

I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes

Week 8 Master Key Class 2018-19

This weeks webinar, had a big AHA moment for me. When Jason Parachnowitoch came on and talked about his big moment, when he realized that, greatness is a few simple things done right daily. It does not produce big incremental changes daily, it is the “aggregation of marginal gains” that makes the big difference over time for the athletes he worked with.  Reminded me of how, when you do not see someone for a few years, when you were a child and then you see them, and they say how much you have changed since they last saw you. I would look at them and think, what are you talking about, I am the same as I have always been. We are so close to ourselves, we tend to not see the daily small changes, and growth, that we are experiencing as we do the daily simple little  things right.


In the sit this week, thinking about the Battle Ship, working my way back from it sitting there, to what all is in it, to how it was built, to all the parts brought together for it’s making. Then further back to the idea that, it was one sole person that had an idea or thought about it, before it could be come a physical object. That person had to start a mastermind of other people, that grew into the thousands for it to actually manifest. I had another AHA moment, that is exactly what is happening with our DMP, and how we have to start a mastermind of others, committed to helping us bring it into manifestation. No one makes it with out a mastermind.

I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes

Week 7 Master Key Class 2018-19

Reading in part 7, about making the image clear, making it beautiful, making it grand, not placing any limitation on it, drawing from the Infinite with out regard to cost, supply, or material, and knowing that I have to see it clearly, before it can come into the physical realm, or anywhere else, is a huge thought. Reminds me of when I was a kid, I would lay in the grass looking up at the sky and think about traveling straight up, past the clouds, past the moon, past the stars, past the planets, past all the universes, and galaxies, and just going and going and going. Then I would stop and think, what if I ran into a wall? Well I would have to start digging because there would have to be something on the other side, there could not be just nothing. There would have to be something. Kind of an amazing exercise for the mind, when we try to conceive of infinite,  unlimited, potential that we have with in our thoughts, and an unlimited Infinite Source to draw from. The video we saw regarding our fear, that our fear, really is that we have unlimited ability and power, not that we are limited.

It has been another great week, with more and more awareness. The no negative thoughts for 7 days? Restarting so many times, I loose track, however, excited because I am becoming more and more aware. Or as Mark likes to say, become the observer. Observing my life, and watching it unfold, grow and blossom. Wow what a journey.

I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes

Week 6 Master Key Class 2018-19

Excited this week as I become more aware of my thoughts. I am catching myself more often through out the day, realizing that I am about to give an opinion or thinking about an opinion. I choose to not think it or catch myself in the middle and stop, or redirect my thoughts to something I want. The fact that I am aware that I am aware is exciting. I am becoming a more aware, self directed thinker.

Part 6, 15

“Every thought sets the brain cells in action, at first the substance upon which the thought is directed fails to respond, but if the thought is sufficiently refined and concentrated, the substance finally yields and expresses perfectly”

Now that is what I am talking about.

I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes

Week 5 Master Key Class 2018-19

A number of years ago, I found out that every 7 years our body replaces every cell in it. I found that to be very exciting. Knowing that, if I put good building blocks “Healthy, Organic, Whole Food, Supplements, Etc” in my body. I could replace all the unhealthy, dis-eased cells with good, healthy at ease cells. And subsequently have a healthy, vibrant, and active body to live in. I have also believed since I was very young, that I would live to be well over 100 years, actually 115 to 120, and I would be active and doing all the things I want to do, right up until my last days.

So I am reading in part 5 #8 this week. “we shall be what we are thinking today, the Law of Attraction is bringing to us, not the things we should like, or the things we wish for, or the things someone else has, but it brings us “our own”, the things which we have created by our thought processes, whether consciously or unconsciously”. It hits me just like finding out about our cells being replaced every 7 years, we can replace our errored thoughts, lack of emotionally charged thoughts, by choosing only thoughts of what we want, there by creating exactly what we want. So this week as I catch myself giving opinion’s or thinking opinions, I get excited, because I am becoming more aware of my thoughts, and the more aware I am of my thoughts, the better I become at controlling my thoughts. That means I can decide to direct my thoughts to what I want. I am standing taller everyday.

Og: Today my old skin has become dust. I walk tall among men and they will know me not, for today I am a new man, with a new life!!!!!

I always keep my promises

Don Nicholes

Week 4 Master Key Class 2018-19

I am noticing that I am more aware of my thoughts and feelings as I go through the day. I am loving how the Universe brings things, events, and meetings together perfectly. I am less amazed at how it all fits together perfectly and moving to were I just expect it. It is when I question, or try to make things happen the way I think they should be, that it all gets messed up. I am getting better at just thinking about what I want and moving forward, watching it all come together.

Sometimes it seems chaotic, or I question why did I just do that. Then at the end of the day I see it was all perfect and everything happened the way it was supposed to.

Loving life, I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes

Week 3 Master Key Class 2018-19

Reading in week 3,

“When you find that you are really one with the infinite power, and when you can consciously realize this power by a practical demonstration of your ability to overcome any adverse condition by the power of your thought, you will have nothing to fear, fear will have been destroyed and you will have come into possession of your birthright”

It really begins to settle in that, thought is the most powerful force in the universe. So I become more acutely aware of how critical it is to be first aware of what I am thinking and then to decide what I want and consciously focus on those thoughts. It is very liberating, knowing that I can and am choosing to do just that.

I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes

Week 2 Master Key Class 2018-19

This was a tough week as I ended my traveling for the last 2 weeks. Came home with a bug that knocked me out for 2 days. I am sitting here at the last minute writing this post. I did my best to keep up with the exercises, was about 75 to 80%. Looking forward to a better day tomorrow and finally being able to get on the live webcast Sunday. See you next week.

I always keep my promise.

Don Nicholes

Week 1 2018/19 Master Key Class

Just read my week 1 post from 5 years ago. Feels like it was ages ago and then it seems like it was just yesterday. I feel much more relaxed starting this class.  Maybe it is because I know what to expect. I recall there being times I did not think I was going to get it all done. Now I am feeling excited about really digging in and making the most of the next 26 weeks. I am sitting in a Hotel room as I am traveling for the second weekend of class starting. I brought all my reading and study material, I am committed to honoring the commitment’s to maintain my scholarship. I may have to watch the recorded webcast, like I did last week end on a plane returning home. Technology is amazing these days, we can be at 39,000 feet in the air, traveling at several hundred miles per hour watching a prerecorded webcast on our smart phone. Time to bring this day to an end. See you next week.

I always keep my promises.

Don Nicholes

Week 1 Master Key

Wow starting week one of this 6 month commitment to self-discovery. My old blueprint or what most people know as habits are really doing their best to not let go. I am determined and committed to put them aside. The new blueprint is a bit blurry to me, however I know that one step at time it will reveal itself and become clear to me.


Ok I am sitting here Tue at 11:30 PM working on this blog. I leave for Memphis, Tennessee Thursday morning on a 6:30AM flight, going back there for our Kubota Dealership meetings. This has to be posted before I leave so I can keep my scholarship in tack, and not be asked to join the next class in 3 years from now.  I am committed to completing this 26 week, 6 month course.


O yea I have not done my reading for tonight, as that is done last thing before I turn the light out and go to sleep. I am thinking about how am I going to honor my 3 readings a day and attend meetings, place our pre-season booking orders for next year, get on a flight Saturday arriving back in Portland at 8:30PM drive 2 hours home, do my reading before going to sleep. Wake up Sunday morning do my reading, sit silent for 15 minutes, spend a few hours with Sandy, then leave for the airport in time to be there for Sundays MKMMA webcast, because there will not be enough time for me to participate in the webcast from home and make it to my 4:30PM flight to Oakland, California for another 2 days of dealer meetings. All the while making sure to honor my 3 readings a day, sitting silent for 15 minutes each day.


I will make it through week one, I will honor my commitment to this course of self-discovery and I will reveal the amazing unique talents I have to share with the world. Will you join me in my journey? All though it may be from afar and merely peaking in from my scribbling’s on this blog?


Did I mention the E key on my computer is only working about 1/2 the time.


See you next week.


I always keep my promises.


Don Nicholes