Looking in the Rearview Mirror…

This is the final post of our series for the year.  It has been a pleasure sharing Jack Canfield’s The Success Principles with you.  

My goal was to post a weekly recap of one of the 67 Principles offered is his 10th Anniversary Edition…

I missed a few weeks along the way which I apologize for.  Maybe you didn’t notice, however I did and this sets us up for the final post. 

SPEAK WITH IMPECCABILITY – Principle #51.  I can’t think of a better way to close this decade and open into the next than with this principle.

To speak with impeccability is to speak from your highest self. It means that you speak with intention and with integrity. 

For more on speaking with impeccability you can turn to The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. The very first, and he says most important agreement, is to be impeccable with your word. Words have power… the power to uplift and build and the power to deflate and destroy. 

How will you use your words?

PS: Thank you Jack Canfield for your impeccable work and words.

PPS: This is most likely that last post on this site.  I am not walking away from my coaching business…I’m just not focusing my full attention here.  

PPPS: As we move into a new decade I look back with gratitude to what gifts (including you) have come my way and look forward to what the next decade will bring.

PPPPS: As many of you may know I have been a yoga practitioner and teacher for many years. I have decided to follow a dream and have created an online yoga studio, Not Your Daughter’s Yoga ™ at www.nydy.life.  I hope we can meet there.



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Tell The Truth Faster

Have you ever felt that unsettling discomfort when you’re challenged to Tell The Truth?

Why we don’t tell the truth:

  • It’s uncomfortable
  • We’re afraid of the consequences
  • We might hurt someones feelings 

Why we need to tell the truth:

  • We deal in reality with the truth
  • Our energy is freed up
  • We stay honest
  • We respect ourselves and others when we tell the truth

What a  powerful Principle #50 is.  Thank you Jack Canfield for reminding us of it’s importance.

“When in doubt, tell the truth”. Mark Twain



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Have A Heart Talk

Principle #49 is one of my favorites from The Success Principles of Jack Canfield.

In this chapter he shares the Heart Talk process by its creator Cliff Durfee. Mr. Durfee says…

“Most communication resembles a Ping-Pong game in which people are merely preparing to slam their next point across; but pausing to understand differing points of view and associated feelings can turn apparent opponents into true members of the same team”.

Results you can expect from Heart Talk:

  • Enhanced listening skills
  • Constructive expression of feelings
  • Improved conflict resolution skills
  • Improved abilities to let go of resentments and old issues
  • Development of mutual respect and understanding
  • Greater sense of connection, unity and bonding

For more complete Heart Talk information, visit www.TheSuccessPrinciples.com/resources.

From my heart to yours…..



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Are You Listening?

In Part Four of Jack Canfield’s The Success Principles he focuses on how to Create Successful Relationships.

Principle #48 “Be Hear Now”.

Listen a hundred times. Ponder a thousand times. Speak Once.

Source of quote Unknown

Here are a few ideas on how we can “Be Hear Now”:

Argue Less and Listen More.

Be Interested Rather then Interesting.

Ask Powerful Questions.

Be Fully Present.


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Principle #47 “Inquire Within”

Michael J. Gelb, author of How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci and Discover Your Genius has said “Brain researchers estimate that your unconscious data base outweighs the conscious on an order exceeding ten million to one. This data base is the source of your hidden, natural genius. In other words, a part of you is much smarter than you are. The wise people regularly consult that smarter part”.

Here are a few things you can do to “consult that smarter part” and ‘inquire within’.

  • Trust Your Intuition. You know….that gut feeling.
  • Meditate. Meditation will deepen your intuition.
  • Be mindful. To learn more on becoming more mindful visit www.TheSuccessPrinciples.com/resources. Scroll down to Principle 47 and click on the appropriate link.

Remember: “A part of you is much smarter than you are”.



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Mastermind Your Way To Success

Principle #46 from Jack Canfield is one of my favorites and one I have consistently invested time and money in for over 10 years now.

Why get into a mastermind?

  • You can’t see what you can’t see.
  • It’s difficult to find solutions with the same mind that creates the problem.
  • It’s stimulating to mastermind with motivated, creative and energetic people that are up to cool things.

If you want ideas and structure on how to create a mastermind go to: www.TheSuccessPrinciples.com/resources and scroll down to Principle #46.

I’d love to hear back from you on your experiences with being in a mastermind.


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Did You Know….

“Coaching is one of the most powerful forces for change in the world” says one of my mentors,  Christian Mickelsen.

Bob Nardelli, former CEO of Home Depot and Chrysler, goes as far as to say “I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities”.

Want to get to where you’re going faster?  “Hire a personal coach” says Jack Canfield in Principle #45.

I agree. I believe in coaching. I know, I am a coach and a pretty good one…I’m just not good at coaching myself.  I think, if you’re honest with yourself, you’ll agree that you’re not the best coach for you either. 

Coaches help you see what you can’t see.

See for yourself….


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The Company You Keep…

Aesop is quoted as saying “A man is known by the company he keeps”.

Jack Canfield in Principle #44 reminds us to “Create a Network of Mentors and Others Who Will Up-Level You”.

Look at the people around you and and see who you want to spend more time with because they are exciting, positive, innovative and fun.

Build your close network…support and be supported. 

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Become A Leader Worth Following

In Principle #43 Jack Canfield highlights the behaviors that make great leaders “whether you own a business, teach school, manage a small group, coach a team , or are working to advance a cause…you need to enroll others in order to be successful”. 

Here are 6 Behaviors he shares to help you along the path to being an effective leader:

Behavior #1: Know Your Own Strengths And Weaknesses

Behavior #2: Hold Yourself Accountable…And Others, Too

Behavior #3: Inspire Your Team With A Clear, Compelling, Continuous Vision

Behavior #4: Listen For Possibility

Behavior #5: Coach Others To Take A Leadership Role

Behavior #6: Maintain An Attitude of Gratitude

Is there a behavior you would add to this list? Please share….


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Say NO! Just Do It…

Q. Is that really OK?  A. Yes.

Q. Isn’t it rude?  A. No.

Q. Won’t it make someone feel bad or even worse force them to have to say YES to our No?  A. No.

How do we maneuver this with Grace? 

  • Clear communication about when you’re available and for what.

How do we avoid being out of integrity?

  • Answering with “maybe”, that’s not a clear communication.
  • Answering with “I’ll get back to you”, and not following up is not a clear communication.

Don’t be afraid to say NO…as a result of a clear NO your YESES will be so much more appreciated. 

Principle 42. Jack Canfield keeps it simple…JUST SAY NO!


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