Learn How to Meditate and Trust Your Intuition

digital rendering of brain during meditationFor most of us, our early education and training focused on looking outside ourselves for answers to our questions. But super-successful people not only have developed their intuition, but they trust their gut and follow their inner guidance.

I meditated about the title of my best-selling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. And I’ve always sought “inner advice” for every major decision I’ve made in my life and my business.

You, too, can use your intuition to make more money, make better decisions, solve problems more quickly, unleash your creative genius, discern people’s hidden motives, and create winning business plans and strategies.

Because developing your intuition is so important, I’m always teaching super-effective methods for accessing your intuition using meditation during my live events and private retreats. Thousands have benefited from these empowering guided meditations, and now you can too.

Awakening Power is my wildly-popular meditation program with Deborah Sandella where we walk you step-by-step through a 12-session program to help you to:

  • Let go of past programming If your subconscious beliefs conflict with the outcomes you’re consciously affirming, you’re guaranteed to fail. The subconscious wins … every time.
  • Visualize what you want. Your subconscious can’t tell the difference between a real and imagined event. When it “sees” what you want to achieve, it will find ways to make your dreams come true. You can learn a few visualization techniques here.
  • Tune into your extraordinary guidance. Meditation provides the stillness you need to hear the quiet voice of your intuition, which will guide you to wiser choices.

Simply close your eyes, relax your body, and listen to our voices as we guide you through a series of guided meditations and visualizations. As you focus on your deepest most heartfelt desires, solutions will come pouring into your mind — clear thoughts and images of the steps you can take, the people you need to talk to, and ways to transcend any obstacles you might encounter. It can be truly magical.

Meditation and visualization has been invaluable for tuning into my inner guidance and programming my mind for success. Click here to learn more about Awakening Power and how it can help you harness the power of your subconscious mind.

Tapping into Ultimate Success is now in paperback!

Tapping Into Ultimate Success

“You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” -Albert Einstein

Usually this quote is taken to mean that we need new input, or some creative brainstorming in order to solve a problem. However, our lives are filled with challenges on a day-to-day basis. How do we get a ‘new mind’ quickly and easily, and how can we do this without consulting with our friends all the time?

Many of the problems that we face are caused by our emotional reactions. Fear, anger, irritation, and upset all make it harder to take productive action. They also interfere with our relationships. In a sense, the subconscious mind, the emotions, create a problem and we need a new mind to solve it. While we each have a rational, creative mind, strong emotion interferes with our ability to creatively problem-solve, and interferes with our judgement. Just think about the last time you were very angry – you probably weren’t thinking clearly, or making good choices about what to do or say.

In order to have a creative ‘new mind’ to solve our challenges, we need to quiet the negative emotions that are dampening it. One of the best new tools to do that is tapping (also known as EFT, or Emotional Freedom Techniques.) Tapping is a simple, self-administered acupressure technique that has been scientifically proven to calm the amygdala (the fear center of the brain) and reduce cortisol levels in the bloodstream (cortisol is a hormone associated with stress.)

‘Tapping into Ultimate Success’ gives detailed instructions, liberally laced with stories, on how to use tapping to reduce or eliminate the emotions that are interfering with creative problem-solving. There’s even a 2-hour DVD that demonstrates the technique being used with a number of volunteers. Using the techniques in the book is a great way to have a new perspective on your challenges, calm the upset and overwhelm, and achieve more.

‘Tapping into Ultimate Success’ is now available in paperback on Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com or in your favorite retail store (and it still includes the DVD!)

If you have read the book or gone through the Tapping Into Ultimate Success Course, please leave a comment below and let us know how you’ve been able to use Tapping to overcome obstacles to your success.

To further your journey to success, you can also use this simple 4-step meditation technique for mental clarity.

The Most Valuable Question You Can Ask

Jack CanfieldAs you begin to take action toward the fulfillment of your goals and dreams, you must realize that not every action will be perfect.

Not every action will produce the desired result. Not every action will work.

Making mistakes, getting it almost right, and experimenting to see what happens are all part of the process of eventually getting it right.

Thomas Edison is reported to have tried over 2,000 different experiments that failed before he finally got the light bulb to work. He once told a reporter that, from his perspective, he had never failed at all. Inventing the light bulb was just a 2,000-step process. If you can adopt that attitude, then you can be free to take an action, notice what result you get, and then adjust your next actions based on the feedback you have received.

Ready, Fire, Aim!

Don’t be afraid to just jump in and get started moving toward your goals. As long as you pay attention to the feedback you receive, you will make progress. Just getting into the game and firing allows you to correct and refine your aim.

The Most Valuable Question You May Ever Learn

In the 1980s, a multimillionaire businessman taught me a question that radically changed the quality of my life. So what is this magical question that can improve the quality of every relationship you are in, every product you produce, every service you deliver, every meeting you conduct, every class you teach and every transaction you enter into?

Here it is:

“On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate the quality
of our relationship during the last week?”

Here are a number of variations on the same question that have served me well over the years…

“On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate…

• our service? • my teaching?
• our product? • this class/seminar/workshop?
• this meeting? • our date/vacation?
• our performance? • this meal?
• my coaching/managing? • this book/recording/show?
• my parenting/babysitting?  

Any answer less than a 10 always gets this follow-up question:

“What would it take to make it a 10?”

This is where the *really* valuable information comes from. Knowing that a person is dissatisfied is not enough. Knowing in detail what will satisfy them gives you the information you need to do whatever it takes to create a winning product, service or relationship.

There Are Two Kinds of Feedback

There are two kinds of feedback you might encounter – negative and positive. We tend to prefer the positive – that is, results, money, praise, promotion, raise, awards, happiness, inner-peace, etc. It feels betters. It tells us we are on course and doing the right thing.

We tend not to like negative feedback – lack of results, little or no money, criticism, poor evaluations, complaints, unhappiness, inner conflict, pain, etc.

However, there is as much useful data in negative feedback as there is in positive feedback. It tells us that we are off course, headed in the wrong direction, doing the wrong thing. This is priceless information!

In fact, it’s so valuable that one of the most useful projects you could undertake is to change how you respond to negative feedback. I like to refer to negative feedback as information for “improvement opportunities.” Here is a place where I can get better.

Ask Yourself for Feedback

In addition to asking others for feedback, you need to ask yourself for feedback, too. More than any other source of feedback, your body will tell you whether or not you are on course or not. When you are relaxed and happy, your body is telling you that you are on track. When you are constantly exhausted, tense, in pain, unhappy and angry, then you are off track.

Take time to listen to what your body is saying to you. Take time to listen to your physical sensations and your feelings. They are sending you important messages. Are you listening?

Remember, Feedback Is Simply Information

You don’t have to take it personally. Just welcome it and use it.

For more on Using Feedback to Your Advantage, review Principle #19 in The Success Principles. It’s one of the most important principles you can apply.

You can, as long as you include this complete statement with it: Jack Canfield, America’s #1 Success Coach, is founder of the billion-dollar book brand Chicken Soup for the Soul® and a leading authority on Peak Performance and Life Success. If you’re ready to jump-start your life, make more money, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Jack Canfield now at: www.FreeSuccessStrategies.com

Meet me in Dubai, Chennai, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain!

2013-gulf-tourI’m excited to announce that I’ll be returning to Dubai and India this month, with additional stops in Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain in April!  I can’t wait to return to the gulf to teach several powerful workshops designed to help you develop a clear, personal plan of action to help take you from where you are to where you want to be – and I want to meet you there!

Whether you want to dramatically improve your personal relationships, create optimum health, expand your personal possibilities, increase your earning-power, or renew focus on your life’s goals – I want to give you the help and direction you need to make the rest of 2013 a spectacular year!

During these powerful programs, I will bring my best-selling book, The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, to life and teach you the in-depth knowledge you will need to achieve the life you have always wanted.

These events will be a remarkable experience, so *please bring your friends and colleagues* along and I’ll show them how easy creating success in their lives can be.

Here are a few of the things you’ll learn:

  • How to Take 100% Control of Your Life and your results
  • How to set clear, defined goals in the seven key areas of your life
  • How to change the outcome of any event, simply by changing your response to it
  • How to complete past projects and heal past relationships so you can embrace the future
  • How to maximize your success with money, your time, your future…and so much more!

Following this seminar, you’ll experience new confidence and commitment, at all levels. I will give you all the details that make easy – risk taking, making decisions, pushing through your fears, and asking for what you need as an individual or as part of a team.

I have spoken to thousands of people all over the world about implementing my Success Principles to change their life, and now is your chance to experience the same powerful presentation.

What’s so amazing about this opportunity is the host has made attending this conference so affordable; you can’t afford to miss it!

I look forward to seeing all of you with your families, colleagues and friends in the coming weeks!