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.
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….
When my grandmother, “Gingle”, turned 90 I traveled to Albuquerque to celebrate this special day with her and lots of family members.
Gingle, an avid reader, greeted me when I walked into her home with this…”Joey Sue I’m reading the most incredible book…7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and she proceeded to share a passage that she was especially inspired by.
My grandmother taught us, our family, the love of reading and the joy of a commitment to Lifelong Learning.
Jack Canfield titled Principle #36 Learn More to Earn More. This applies and I would also add…learn more to transcend limiting beliefs, expand your world view and enjoy the richness of other cultures.
PS: Thank you Gingle
“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:
I hope you’ll take the time to actually do this and share it…Do Good. Take Credit.
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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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!
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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Set goals, new years resolutions...in your head?
Having every intention of....
And so it goes until the next year comes around and it's like Groundhog Day with Bill Murray all over again.
How can you break the Groundhog Day cycle?
One of the first things you can do is write down what you want this year....not what you think you should do but what you want to do...committed not interested! Once you've done that write down some of the things you can do to actually make it happen.
And there's one more thing....take the time today, not tomorrow to work on this.
Let me know how it goes....I want to share your dreams and wins with you.
Oooooh I so want to!
This would get me off the hook for taking personal responsibility for my life.
What can I get from this strategy?
Will I be courageous?
Will I grow and stretch beyond my wildest dreams?
Will I become the person I want to be?
Will I respect myself and others?
I don’t believe I will achieve these personal heights if i choose to blame you…you being a stand-in for life.
We get nowhere fast by blaming life, being the victim and not taking full, and I mean 100%, responsibility for our actions and our reactions.
Are you willing to take on building your Responsibility Muscle?
Yes…it may be a little painful at first, but with a consistent workout, this muscle can take you a long way toward creating a life that you’ll love living.
Be Bold. Be Strong. Be Responsible.
Be Courageous. Be Spirited Be Remarkable!