Do Good.Take Credit.

“Do Good. Take Credit.” I remember hearing this from a mentor, Jim Hughes, founder of The Brand Establishment.

At first I just smiled however as the years have gone by and I have worked with hundreds of people I notice more and more that we tend to focus on what we haven’t done instead of what we have done, or perhaps continually move the success bar so it’s always just out of reach.

In Principle #26 the invitation is to “Acknowledge Your Positive Past”. There’s a great exercise Jack Canfield suggests:

  • Divide your life into 3 equal time periods birth to your current age (i.e. if you’re 66 [birth to 22] [22 to 44] [44 to 66].
  • List three success for each time period.

I hope you’ll take the time to actually do this and share it…Do Good. Take Credit.

 

 

 

 

Let’s hang out…

Who are you hanging out with?

Nay Sayers or Yay Sayers?

I have created a group of friends and business associates who are positive thinkers and offer generous support to those in their lives.  

I’d say I hang out with Yay Sayers!

One thing about Nay Sayers they’re not that fond of hanging with Yay Sayers…we tend spoil all their fun and they often fall away naturally. 

With Success Principle 25 Jack Canfield encourages us to “Drop Out of the Ain’t it Awful Club…and Surround Ourselves with Successful People”.

And remember according to Jim John…you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

Who are you hanging out with? 

 

 

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Exceed Expectations…

There’s a lot to be said in honoring your word or even better…over delivering on your promise!

Think back to a time when you surprised someone by doing just that.

Think back to a time when someone surprised you by doing that for you!

These moments are important because we make or experience something special and memorable.

I have a friend, Alina Vincent, who I think Jack Canfield must have had in mind when he came up with Principle 24… Exceed Expectations.  

Alina is a business coach, brilliant strategist and trainer.  I have known Alina and been a grateful student for years.  I think the secret to her success is her ability to always over deliver on her promises…to always Exceed Expectations!

If you’re a business owner looking to increase your online presence Alina’s Visibility Kickstarter Challenge is coming soon.

Look for emails from me, sign up, and experience for yourself what’s its like to be WOW’d!

Practice Persistence and the Rule of 5

Why?

Because it’s not always going to be easy. Principle #22.

There will be disappointments and failures on your way to manifesting your dreams and desires.

On your way through your disappointments and failures “Practice the Rule of 5”, Principle #23, in which Jack Canfield recommends that ,every day, you do five specific things that will move your goal toward completion.

I like this concept because it reduces that lengthily, never ending today list to just 5!

What 5 things will you focus on this week?

PS: If you need help identifying your top 5 lets hop on the phone and let me help you: https://my.timetrade.com/book/XSMP2

PSPS: One of my coaches pointed out one time that I can’t see what’s on the tip of my nose but she can…perhaps I can do the same for you.

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Keeping Score…

Ugh! Sounds boring, uninspiring and not creative for those creatives of you out there.

However…for the golfer, the tennis advocate and the bowling enthusiast it’s all about the score!

How can we look at Principle #21, Keeping Score For Success, in a different or more creative and inspiring way?

Jack Canfield suggests we “measure what we want, not what we don’t want” and that feels like an entirely different energy.

From that different perspective we can tap into our hearts desires and creatively visualize how we will bring our dreams and desires out into our physical world. Hint: don’t forget to pay attention, to make note of your successes…in other words Measure What Matters.

Use Feedback for Improvement

How do we measure how we’re doing?

Ask for feedback!

YIKES…the one thing we don’t want to do is ask for feedback.

Why? Because it might be negative!

Gulp…ask anyway.

In Success Principles #19 (Use Feedback to Your Advantage) and #20 (Commit to Constant and Never-Ending Improvement Jack Canfield lays out a path for us to ask how we’re doing and use the feedback to improve our quality of work, communication skills, relationships….all aspects of our life.

Who will you ask for feedback from this week?

Reject Rejection

Easier said than done…right?

You see as ancient humans if we were kicked out of the tribe we couldn’t survive…virtual death sentence.

We still have that ancient program running and it feels like it’s THE END if we get rejected, shut out or made fun of. It’s that survival code that’s built into our DNA.

Jack Canfield brings up the hard stuff and there is no easy answer…sometimes, as Principle 17 says, we just have to Reject Rejection.

Be aware of the story you’re telling yourself or the critical judgment that surfaces if you do get rejected.

There are any number reasons there was a NO…however it’s important to remember YOU are not one of the reasons.

Ask and you shall receive…

If this is true…why is it so hard for us to ask for what we want?

Principle #17 encourages that we simply…ASK! ASK! ASK!

And Jack Canfield points out that, after all, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by just asking!

Are you in the habit of asking for what you want?

A Walk in the Park…

Well…not always as we are reminded here in week 14 of The Success Principles.

Jack Canfield says “Be Willing to Pay the Price” in Principle 16.

I’d rather say Plan and Implement Consistently and be willing to course correct when necessary.

Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant is quoted as having said “It’s not the will to win that matters…everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win”.

How prepared are you?

There’s a monster under the bed…

Did you ever have that scary feeling as a kid? That there was a monster under the bed or in the closet?

Only one way to find out…turn on the light and look!

Success Principle #15…Experience Your Fear and Take Action Anyway.

In week 13 Jack Canfield reminds us that fear will come up if we are taking risks and getting out of our comfort zone.

Our brain naturally begins to manufacture all the things that could go wrong…this brain function is designed to keep us safe…problem is most of these fears are just not true.

Mark Twain said “I have lived a long life and had many troubles, most of which never happened”.

Is there something you’ve been wanting to do that fear is holding you back from?

Are you willing to get up, turn on the light and face the monster?

I hope so.

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