June 30, 2024
My name is Jo Addleson and I have come to the home of Phelicia Carlin in a northeast suburb of Dallas today to interview her for D Magazine. I have been looking forward to this interview all month. Phelicia is someone who has gone from living a life of going from doctor to doctor because her health was very bad to having energy, stamina, and great health. She also used to only receive money from disability retirement but now makes more than $25,000 per month. I want to know how she was able to change her life so drastically.
I ring the doorbell and wait for Ms. Carlin to answer. I am greeted by a polite woman in her late 50’s with an easy smile. She is dressed in blue jeans and a summer top; not a spectacular top but I recognize it as one from Chico’s. She invites me in and offers me a glass of iced tea. “Please forgive the mess. My husband and I have just returned from a camping trip in the Colorado mountains in our new Winnebago Navion.” I immediately feel at ease with this woman.
As I look around the l condo, I am touched by how cozy it is. It is small with two bedrooms, two baths, and only 1000 square feet. I notice there are moving boxes and comment on them. Her reply, “This place was perfect for just me, but after I got married, it was too small for the two of us. I love the location, but I have wanted live on a lake since I was fourteen years old. When I built my business to the Diamond level in my company, I decided to make that dream a reality. I recently bought a lake home on Lake Palestine.”
JA: “What is it like?”
PC: “Oh, it is just what I have always dreamed of! It is located on two acres and is the perfect size for the two of us. It has 2300 square feet, all one level, with two large bedrooms, an office, and two bathrooms. It has been totally updated. The state-of-the-art kitchen is spacious with all new appliances. My husband and I both love to cook and eat healthy, so it will be great. There are medium-toned, hickory hardwood floors everywhere except in the kitchen and bathrooms where there is beautiful tile in a light tan. There is a north-facing Florida room that looks out onto the lake. It will be the perfect place to eat and paint.”
I comment on the artwork around the condo and I am told that it was all done by her over the years before she got into her business. She is a very talented painter doing both photorealism and abstract paintings in oils and acrylics. There is even some photographs on the walls that were taken by Ms. Carlin. When I compliment her on her talent, she laughs a nervous laugh and says, “Thank You. Before I discovered my love for helping people to live toxin free, healthy lives, my love was art and photography. Now I do it occasionally to scratch that creative itch.”
JA: “Tell me more about this lake home.”
PC: “It has an outdoor kitchen area where I can entertain, a fire pit with comfortable chairs surrounding it, and I even have space for a garden to grow my own vegetables and herbs. There are already perennials planted all around. It will be a great place to have the dogs I have always wanted. As of now I have just started my research of the type of dogs I want to get. There is a beautiful dock with a fish cleaning station and a boathouse that has a lift to get my boats to safety when I am not using them. I can’t wait to get there and start fishing, boating and entertaining friends.”
We take our tea and sit on the couch in the small living room.
JA: “What was your life like before you turned it around? And, how did you turn it around?”
PC: “I have had health problems since I was a child. By the time I was thirty-seven I had twenty-six different diagnosis and I had to retire from my government job because I was no longer able to function because of the pain and fatigue. I spent the first year and a half of retirement on the bed and couch recovering from multiple surgeries. My energy and stamina were nonexistent. As you know, government jobs don’t pay a lot and retirement from them pays even less. There is just not a lot of money each month, especially when you spend most of your earnings on doctor visits and pharmaceutical meds.”
PC: “I was very fortunate to have gotten in with a group of friends in my late twenties who introduced me to the writings of Louise L. Hay. She wrote the book You Can Heal Your Life. I devoured that book, but I also had a lot of old tapes playing in my head telling me that I could not do it and I was defective. I repeated affirmations everyday, but I just wasn’t able to get past the pain and disability.”
PC: “After retirement, I physically got better a little at a time. I now exercise 6 days a week for 30 minutes each day. I dance with The Fitness Marshall on YouTube, do pool exercises, or walk outside. I get 8 hours of sleep a night and wake in the morning feeling rested and refreshed. As I said earlier, I love to cook and eat healthy foods which helps to keep my blood sugars stable. I take vitamins, essential oils, and use natural remedies. In January, 2017, I started using pure essential oils which really helped to improve my immune system.”
PC: “In December, 2019, I decided to not only be a consumer of the essential oils and supplements, but to build a business with them because I saw how much they helped me. I wanted to help other people live toxin free, healthy lives like I had started to live. Because my company uses the MLM format to distribute products, I started following The Daily Dose of Salt videos by Richard Bliss Brooke on FaceBook. One day he did an interview with Mark Januszewski and they were talking about a course that Mark has called ‘The Master Key Experience.’ They said this course could help you to change your mindset. I knew that mindset is the biggest thing that hinders MLM businesses from growing and I knew that I still needed to change mine.”
PC: “It wasn’t easy. I had over 50 years of training in how I spoke to my subconscious mind and I knew that I wasn’t producing the results I wanted in my life regarding my business or my health. So, I decided to sign up for the course and started doing the work.”
JA: “How does The Master Key Experience work?”
PC: “Well, most of the time when we want to change the results we are getting in our lives, we work on changing our actions. Example: We want to lose weight so we radically change our diet and exercise like crazy. Same thing for any New Year’s Resolution. We change our actions. Only thing is, that does not work! I would change my diet and exercise, but I never felt better and I would eventually give up and go back to my old way of eating and not exercising. I would invite twenty people a day to my essential oils classes, but they would not show up. I didn’t really believe that anyone wanted to be in business with me and that is what I was putting out into the world. The Master Key Experience teaches us how to change our thoughts and fuel them with enthusiasm. This changes our beliefs which changes our actions effortlessly which changes the results we are getting in our lives. Our subconscious does it all. I had to change the way I thought about true health and liberty to be able to manifest true health and liberty in my life.”
PC: “It sounds easy, but it wasn’t and it took time. I had to read good things about changing my habits and I had to repeat positive things that I wanted to see manifested in my life three times a day on a daily basis. These things were about getting true health and producing liberty and freedom in my life. Over time, things started to change. I started manifesting the things I was telling my subconscious to do. My health got better and better. I began to move up through the ranks in my company and earn more and more money every month. It started happening effortlessly. That’s not to say that I didn’t have to do any work for my business, but the work became easy. My subconscious began to work on ways to do it, all on its own. It was not hard.”
PC: “This is something that anyone can do, if they are willing to put in the effort to do it. I mean, what have you got to lose?”
As I left Phelicia’s home, I kept pondering several questions. Would this work for me? What have I got to lose? I think I will look up The Master Key Experience and start it next time it is offered. What about you? What have you got to lose?