Twice the Breakthroughs in 2015!

Breaking newsDue to popular demand, I’m delighted to announce that we are offering not one but TWO Breakthrough to Success seminars in 2015:

  • LAS VEGAS, NV – February 9 – 13, 2015
  • SCOTTDALE, AZ – August 10 – 14, 2015

Over the years, we’ve had many Breakthrough to Success participants ask us to hold the event at a different time of year, as taking a holiday in August can be tricky.

That’s why we’ve added a second date – to give you more flexibility and choice on when to fit this invaluable personal and professional development training into your life.

HOW INVALUABLE IS THIS TRAINING?

Since our recent Breakthrough to Success event in August, the letters have been pouring in.

Here’s what participants are saying about the experience:

“One of the most powerful trainings I’ve ever had in my life. Jack’s personal coaching style is amazing.” –  Farrukh Iftikhar, Surry, UK

“So much more effective than working on the materials at home alone. The emotional depth that comes when one shares the experience with other people is incredible.” – Suzanne Davenport, NY, NY

“I recommend it for everyone – no matter where you are in life.” – Melissa J. Shea, Shirley, NY

“You will come out of it a new person.” – Lynn Stent – London, UK

“I will be forever grateful for the transformation that took place – it was a true life-changing experience.” – Sean Lykken, Phoenix, AZ

“Absolutely blown away by the enthusiasm and the love.” Yong Katz, Fairfax, VA

“This will take my life and business to a whole new level.” – Sandra Grace, Weaverville, NC

“I came into BTS wanting more clarity of purpose, but came out with so much more. I literally felt like a different person – more loving, open, authentic, and determined.” – Karina Kainth, Califon, NJ

“I am impressed by Jack’s incredible ability to move people forward through the work to a place where they are able to be their best self possible.”  Ingrid Koivukangas, Spring Island, BC

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO BE YOUR BEST SELF POSSIBLE

During this life-changing seminar, you will:

  • Get crystal clear on your true purpose in life
  • Learn how to align your personal and professional life with your passions – and create a life of greater abundance, joy, and meaning
  • Overcome the obstacles that have been holding you back
  • Create a step-by-step plan to take your life from where it is now to where you want it to be

I guarantee it will be one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.

Visit the Breakthrough to Success website to learn more about the seminar and choose the location that works best for you.

Hope to see you in Vegas or Scottsdale!

Taking Control of the Environments that Control You

The 9 Environments of You

“Environment is stronger than will-power”
– Paramahansa Yogananda

The environments that we live in—all nine of them—either inspire us or expire us. They facilitate our success or they detract from our success. They energize us or they drain us. They relax us or they stress us. The good news is that we have a lot of control of the environments that affect us. We can de-clutter our office, create better filing systems, paint a wall, redecorate a room, clean out the garage, join a health club, hire a personal trainer, buy a treadmill or some free weights, join a yoga class, join a mastermind group, move to a new area, take walks in the park, schedule more time with friends, stop hanging out with negative people, hire a coach, hire a financial planner, join an investment club, feng shui your home or apartment, or subscribe to a positive magazine. While it is true that our environments exert a lot of control over our feelings and behavior, we have the power to create environments that positively impact us.

The only thing you can do to transform an environment is to add something (a new person, a new piece of equipment, a new belief), delete something (a negative person, the TV from your bedroom, a self-limiting belief, clutter), or modify something (paint a room, set a boundary with a family member, change where you eat dinner).

As you review the nine environments (listed below) that constantly surround you in your life, ask yourself “what could I add, delete or modify in each of these environments that would contribute to my success or enhance the quality of my life?”  Usually we are unconscious about the effects that our environments are having on us. Now you can be aware of each of these environments and choose to consciously design them to support you in creating and maintaining the life you wish to experience.

So as not to overwhelm yourself, start by picking three of the nine environments to actively change or modify, and once you see some results, work out from there. You will eventually discover that changing any one environment will begin to affect all of the other environments.

Here are the Nine Environments:

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  • Ideas- Opinions, Concepts, Thoughts, Beliefs, Paradigm, Styles, Usages
  • Information / knowledge you receive = these coaching calls, books, tapes, seminars, media, magazines, articles, TV, Internet, Radio
  • Passed down from generation—language patterns

 Body

  • Your physical body (hair, skin, nails, posture)
  • Health
  • Your primary energy source (adrenaline vs. inspiration/choice)
  • Psymatic (Observer of our own body)

 Self / Intangibles

  • Feelings
  • Passions
  • Values
  • Skills and unique assets
  • Heart Gifts
  • Amount of space in your life

 Nature

  • Life
  • The outdoors-parks, outdoor sporting event, camping, animals, the zoo
  • Geography (Southern Ca vs. North East)
  • Seasons – each have a different energy and influence on

 Spiritual

  • Spirit / Connections to God / Divine / Higher Power
  • Spiritual Practices (Prayer, Meditation)

 Relationships

  • Family, Friends, Colleagues, Neighbors, People you connect with daily
  • Staff / Assistants
  • Mentors /Coaches
  • Pets

 Network

  • Customers / Vendors
  • The Internet / Web
  • 6 Degrees or Separation
  • Communities you belong to – Church, dojo, schools, Children’s sports teams, associations, charities, meetings, Mastermind groups

 Financial

  • Money, investments, stocks, bonds, insurance
  • People who support your financial well being (CPA, employer, lawyer, real estate attorney, financial advisor)
  • Tools that support you in wealth (budget, P&L, Quicken)

 Physical

  • Home, Office / Desk, Clutter
  • Tools (Phones, pagers, computers…)
  • Possessions (Car, Artwork, Toys, Boats, Accessories)
  • Gym & Equipment
  • Sounds

I wish to thank Jim Bunch at The Ultimate Game of Life, who first made me aware of the Nine Environments and the tremendous power they exert over our lives.


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Chunk-Down that Goal

building-a-planSometimes our biggest life goals seem so overwhelming.

We rarely see them as a series of small, achievable tasks, but in reality, breaking down a large goal into smaller tasks—and accomplishing them one at a time—is exactly how any big goal gets achieved.

After you have decided what you really want, with specific deadlines, the next step is to determine all of the individual action steps you will need to take to accomplish your goal.

How to Chunk It Down

There are several ways to figure out the action steps you will need to take to accomplish any goal. One is to consult with people who have already done what you want to do and ask what steps they took. From their experience, they can give you all of the necessary steps as well as advice on what pitfalls to avoid.

Another way is to purchase a book or manual that outlines the process.

Yet another way is to start from the end and look backward. You simply close your eyes and imagine that it is now the future and you have already achieved your goal. Then just look back and see what you had to do to get to where you now are. What was the last thing you did? And then the thing before that, and then the thing before that, until you arrive at the first action you had to start with.

Remember that it is okay not to know how to do something.

It’s okay to ask for guidance and advice from those who do know. Sometimes you can get it free, and sometimes you have to pay for it. Get used to asking, “Can you tell me how to go about…?” and “What would I have to do to…?” and “How did you…?”

Keep researching and asking until you can create a realistic action plan that will get you from where you are to where you want to go.

What will you need to do? How much money will you need to save or raise? What new skills will you need to learn? What resources will you need to mobilize? Who will you need to enroll in your vision? Who will you need to ask for assistance? What new disciplines or habits will you need to build into your life?

Another valuable technique for creating an action plan for your goals is called mind mapping. 

How to Use Mind Mapping

Mind mapping is a simple but powerful process for creating a detailed to do list for achieving your goal. It lets you determine what information you’ll need to gather, who you’ll need to talk to, what small steps you’ll need to take, how much money you’ll need to earn or raise, which deadlines you’ll need to meet, and so on—for each and every goal.

When I began creating my first educational audio program—a breakthrough goal that led to extraordinary gains for me and my business—I used mind mapping to help me “chunk down” that very large goal into all the individual tasks I would need to complete to produce a finished product.

To mind-map your own goals, follow these steps as illustrated in the example:

  1. Center circle: In the center circle, jot down the name of your stated goal—in this case, Create an Audio Educational Program.
  2. Outside circles: Next, divide the goal into the major categories of tasks you’ll need to accomplish to achieve the greater goal—in this case, Title, Studio, Topics, Audience, and so on.
  3. Spokes: Then, draw spokes radiating outward from each mini-circle and label each one (such as Write Copy, Color Picture for Back Cover, and Arrange Lunch.)

On a separate line connected to the minicircle, write every single step you’ll need to take. Break down each one of the more detailed task spokes with action items to help you create your master to do list. 

Next, Make a Daily To-Do List

Once you’ve completed a mind map for your goal, convert all of the to-do items into daily action items by listing each one on your daily to-do lists and committing to a completion date for each one. Then schedule them in the appropriate order into your calendar, and do whatever it takes to stay on schedule.

Do First Things First

The goal is to stay on schedule and complete the most important item first. In his excellent book, Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, Brian Tracy reveals not just how to conquer procrastination but also how to prioritize and complete all of your action items.

In his unique system, Brian advises goal setters to identify the one to five things you must accomplish on any given day, and then pick the one you absolutely must do first. This becomes your biggest and ugliest frog.

He then suggests you accomplish that task first—in essence, eat that frog first—and, by so doing; make the rest of your day much, much easier. It’s a great strategy. But unfortunately, most of us leave the biggest and ugliest frog for last, hoping it will go away or somehow become easier. It never does. However, when you accomplish your toughest task early in the day, it sets the tone for the rest of your day.

By chunking down your goals, and then taking daily action on them, you create momentum and build your confidence, both of which move you farther and faster toward the achievement of your goals.

Now go take some action!


 

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