Topics: Self-Mastery & Success, Artful Communication, Audacious Goals & New Habits
On this episode of Solutions News, we address the secrets of success and self-mastery along with our guest Jack Canfield, the esteemed originator of The Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. First with a look at how Americans learned about personal empowerment by learning how to master communication, then with a story on one of the greatest inspirational projects of all time, and finally with some specific tips on how to build better habits. We will also have our fan favorite “didyaknow” segment! Listeners of the show are welcome to visit Jack's website and sign up for a free gift: "The Success Principles 10-Day Transformation."
Story #1: The Key to Success - The key to success is effective communication. Dale Carnegie failed at many things in his life, but one thing he got right was communication. He became an author and lecturer and went on to study the link between confidence and success. We spoke about the importance of sharing ideas and convincing others, because without persuasion, great products will likely not succeed.
Persuasion plays a big role in our lives, from getting hired to being voted into office to selling products. It is essential to know and relate to your audience, to understand their perspectives and what might cause them trouble. Persuasion might be the single skill that gives you the upper hand moving forward.
Story #2: Moonshot – It’s been 50 years since America first sent a man to the moon. Kennedy famously promised to do so, and he kept his promise. At the time, the goal seemed nearly impossible and the majority of citizens were against the idea. Nevertheless, Kennedy and the Johnson administration after him persisted. People started to tune in more closely once the program was underway. We can relate that to other American mobilizations, including World War II bringing the United States out of the Great Depression and perhaps one day, the Green New Deal.
Through it all, Kennedy used persuasion to genuinely convince Americans that space was in fact possible and absolutely essential for our future as a sovereign nation.
Story #3: New Habits – Do you have a list of New Year’s Resolutions? We all do. But how many of us actually follow through with those goals? It’s difficult! After years of school and work, we often fall into routines and habits that are seemingly cemented into permanence. It can be exhausting and time-consuming to change, or at least to try to change. We formulated what we believe are the top eight steps to truly changing those habits, and those can be found in the full podcast above!
As the beloved originator of the New York Times #1 bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, Jack Canfield fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre. As the driving force behind the development of over 200 titles and 600 million books sold through the Chicken Soup for the Soul® brand, Jack Canfield is uniquely qualified to talk about success. His proven formula for success reached global acclaim with his most recent international bestseller The Success Principles™: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He is also a featured teacher in The Secret and has appeared on more than 1000 radio and TV shows including Oprah, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, Larry King Live, Montel, and the Today Show. He has conducted his Success Principles Seminars and trainings in more than 50 countries around the world. Listeners of the show are welcome to visit Jack's website and sign up for a free gift: "The Success Principles 10-Day Transformation"