Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Success Principles - Jack Canfield -2 of 6

11.Jack Canfield gave a demonstration of Kinesiology (understanding of muscles). He got a gentleman volunteer to step up. He then asked the volunteer to raise his left arm. He asked the volunteer to state his name in the form of “My name is…” and simultaneously to resist Jack’s pressure to push his left arm down. Jack Canfield found it very difficult to push the volunteer’s arm down. He next asked the volunteer to think up a name other than his own and again state this name in the same manner as in “My name is…” and simultaneously again resist Jack’s pressure to push his left arm down. Jack Canfield this time found it much easier to push the volunteer’s arm down. When one lies the muscles loosen up.

12. Similarly when one says “I can’t” it weakens one. Whereas when one says “I can” it strengthens the body, makes one feel more in-charge, alert and creative.

13. We hypnotize ourselves with “I can’t”. We need to realize that we are capable of doing almost anything. If we want to be successful then we need to eliminate ‘I can’t’ and ‘I have to’. Nobody can make anyone do anything. There are choices which one has to make. Given all the options one is constantly making choices.

14. We affect one another with our energy fields. The mind extends beyond the physical brain. Every thought is like an email being sent out to the world.

15. Colours too play a role. The colour orange is a colour which nobody wants to hang around. Whereas blue and green are soothing colours.

16. Successful students take copious notes and review them that very night. Read fewer books and review what you have read.

17. Successful students also get 8 hours sleep. This is the time when the short-term memory gets locked into the long term memory.

18. Got to pay yourself first. 10%-20% of everything one earns should be invested wisely so that one’s personal equity continuously increases. What is the use of earning $25000 per month and at the end of one’s career one has just $25000 left.

19. If you are an average person with a negative attitude then you are half-way to the bottom. Whereas if you are an average person with a positive attitude then you are half way to the top.

20. Another Principle of Success is to decide what you want. Don’t base this on what is possible but on what one really wants. Most often people have resigned themselves to their place in life.

(Part 2 of 6) To Be Continued.........

The Success Principles - Jack Canfield- 1 of 6

I have attended various seminars by some of the best Management Gurus of the world. I would like to share my learnings for everybody's benefit. The blog would cover the following :

  1. The Success Principles - Jack Canfield
  2. Investment Strategis in Global Market - Jim Rogers
  3. Brand Sense - Martin Lindstrom
  4. Leadership Seminar - Robin Sharma
  5. New Strategies on Brand Building - Al & Laura Ries
  6. How to create, win & Dominate Markets - Philip Kotler
  7. Strategies of Success - Zig Ziglar
  8. Negotiation Techniques
  9. Effective Leadership - Leadership Styles

The Success Principles - Jack Canfield

  1. Success is whatever you want it to be. For Jack Canfield it is to love and be loved and to give and receive joy.
  2. Never give up. Keep playing till you win. ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ was rejected by 144 publishers over a 9 month period. Now it has sold over 100 mn copies in 39 countries.
  3. If one knows the combination of the lock of success it has to open.
  4. Jack Canfield stated that if one implemented the Principles of Success then one could double one’s income and free time in 2 years or less.
  5. You can’t hire other people to do push-ups for you. If it’s meant to be then it’s up to me.
  6. The first Principle is to take 100% responsibility for your life and results.
  7. Give up all blaming and excuse making. Give up blaming everything outside of us.
  8. Events + Responses = Outcomes.
  9. It’s the Response to the Event that produces the Outcome. One is responsible for the choice of how one reacts to the event. If you want a different outcome then change your response.
  10. One can influence responses in 3 areas viz. one’s behaviour, thoughts and images.

(Part 1 of 6) To Be Continued.........