Wealth, Week 16

I am Wealthy

Yes, I am.

A few weeks ago during one of our webinars, Mark asked us to write out a one sentence DMP and go to the mirror and repeat it to yourself for 50 minutes.  That was not a good experience for me because after all the times I have written out a 400 word DMP, I hadn’t actually done an index card version of the “elevator” speech for that DMP.  The reason I couldn’t is because I couldn’t condense it into what my subconscious kept saying and I kept fighting…UNTIL…Chapter 16.  It was as if validation of what I had been fighting had been made.

With that one word validated, the means to fulfill my personal pivotal needs,  liberty and legacy,  has been resuscitated.  The chapter gave my subconscious mind permission.  It is OK to summarize now with that one six letter word.  One word.  Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s an end in itself, but, instead, truly a medium to exchange.  One word which when exchanged, buys the freedom to control my own destiny.  One word, which allows me to own my own time and not be dictated to by others’ agendas.  That same word is also the legacy of leaving financial tools to my family and to the Colombian mission.  One word which allows my grandchildren to splash and play with me in the mountainside home’s infinity pool I visualized four months ago. . And it’s OK to be that word.  I don’t know why I’ve resisted saying it like saying a cursed word in church.  But, I put it on a card and it’s on the top of the pile.  I am because I my thoughts say so.

The task ahead is to use my spiritual power and the help of the Universal to provide me the insight to detail specifically how that will look and what happens to idealize, concentrate, and further visualize is dependent on creating the conditions within.  The word is the means to the end.

And so the conditions are right for the next step. We’ve been hearing it for a long time.  But now,  I believe with genuine emotion and feeling that I am rich.  The mental exercise is to daily think with feeling about it.  To believe it. To act on it. To achieve the result.  The blueprint finally has been created.  Put in the details.  See it to the magnificent result.




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I was born in the same hospital I trained in almost 65 years ago. Family came from good old Germanic stock matched with my Irish mother's value added good cooking and discipline. I had four brothers and I was the oldest. Education was with the Notre Dame nuns, the Jesuit priests, and then the Holy Cross fathers at Notre Dame. I completed my medical school back in Milwaukee and actually trained in the same hospital I was born in. My best thing that ever happened to me was meeting and then marrying my Kathy, a patient and loving gal who has given me three great sons and a lot of her patience. The story is longer, but for now check out donketterhagen.com for more specifics. We spend our days building a Lyoness shopping network and living in the mountains of North Carolina in the summer and Estero, Florida over the winter. Life is good.

9 thoughts on “Wealth, Week 16”

  1. First time I’ve been on your blogs and I am loving them! Don’t feel any angst about using the word wealthy for when you are truly wealthy it is what you and God have worked on together where you have abundance in your spirit, mind, body, and eventually your environment. Thanks for sharing these thoughts. I love your one sentence DMP. It works.

  2. Hi Don, well so far I am two for two! I have randomly chosen you to follow for the next few weeks, I read your week 16 blog… Truly amazing insights. Also read your bio and see you are living somewhere in North Carolina. Isn’t North Carolina a piece of heaven on earth? My husband and I also have a place in Boone and we just love it. Look forward to your future posts.

  3. Looking forward to reading you posts. I enjoyed reading Kathy’s for the month prior. Validation, Permission, & Freedom that is what I see written here…this journey is a process of change and growth for sure. You are rich beyond measure, Don, your cup runneth over. Believe it, act on it.

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