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The Power of Focus Tenth Anniversary Edition: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Confidence and Certainty

The Power of Focus Tenth Anniversary Edition: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Confidence and Certainty


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More than 600,000 people around the world have been captivated by the simple, practical, and profound strategies contained in the original bestseller, The Power of Focus. Now a decade later, authors Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt have joined forces to create a special 10th Anniversary Edition of this enduring classic. Each of these masters of business and personal development provides a crystal-clear picture of why your ability to focus is even more vital today in determining your future success. Readers will discover:
  • The keys to prosperity in a turbulent economy
  • A personal look at the last ten years through the experienced eyes of Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt: Insights on where to sharpen your focus, capitalizing on the new currency in business, and a Reality Check questionnaire to help you focus and follow through
  • How to dramatically leverage your income using relationships and technology
  • Inspiring success stories from readers who have implemented The Power of Focus strategies

Plus, a free comprehensive workbook containing simple Action Steps to help you maximize The Power of Focus in your business and personal life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780757316029
Publisher: Health Communications, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 163,084
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jack Canfield is an award-winning speaker and an internationally recognized leader in personal development and peak performance strategies. As the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, he's taught millions of individuals his formulas for success. He is the author and co-author of more than 150 books (including 66 bestsellers) with more than 100 million copies in print in 47 languages around the world. His bestselling book, The Success Principles has been hailed as the new self-improvement classic.


Santa Barbara, California

Date of Birth:

August 19, 1944

Place of Birth:

Fort Worth, Texas


B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xix

Foreword The Purpose Of This Book: What's In It For You xxi

Focusing Strategy #1 Your Habits Will Determine Your Future 1

Successful people have successful habits

How Habits Really Work 6

How to Identify Bad Habits 17

How to Change Bad Habits 21

The Successful Habits Formula 26

Action Steps 30

Successful People I Want to Interview

The Successful Habits Formula

Focusing Strategy #2 It's Not Hocus-Pocus, it's All About Focus 35

Build on your strengths, not your weaknesses.

Focus on Your Natural Talents 37

Are You a Starter or a Finisher? 44

If You're Feeling Swamped, Get Help! 46

The 4-D Solution 51

The Power of No 52

Action Steps 59

The Priority Focus Workshop

Focusing Strategy #3 Do You See The Big Picture? 62

Designing your crystal-clear future.

Developing Unusual Clarity 64

The Purpose of Goals 66

The Top-10 Goals Checklist 67

Your Master Plan 79

Action Steps 90

The Top-10 Goals Checklist

Know What You Want and Why

Capture Your Best Ideas

Focusing Strategy #4 Overcoming Setbacks 93

It's not what happens, it's what you do about it!

Cultivate a Champion Mind-set 96

Recession Warning Signs 101

Recession Busters 102

Find Another Way 108

The Problem Solver 108

Be Prepared! 110

Expect the Unexpected 111

Action Steps 116

Ten Best Options

The Problem Solver

Focusing Strategy #5 Building Excellent Relationships 120

Your entry into the big leagues.

The Double Spiral 123

Say "No" to Toxic People 129

The Three Big Questions 131

Core Clients and the Double Win 133

And Then Some 139

How to Find Great Mentors 143

Actio Steps 151

The Double Spiral

Building Your Fortress

Developing Mentor Relationships

Focusing Strategy #6 The Confidence Factor 155

Eliminating fear and worry

Resolving Unfinished Business 157

The Twenty-Five-Cent Challenge 162

Forgive and Forget 164

A Winning Attitude 157

Six Confidence-Building Strategies 168

Believe in Your Own Capability 170

What To Do If You Hit a Slump 173

Action Steps 173

Resolving Unfinished Business

Focusing Strategy #7 Ask For What You Want 182

A seven-point system to help you prosper

Ask and Receive 185

Seven Ways to Boost Your Business, Simply by Asking 188

How to Ask 203

Action Steps 209

Asking for What You Want

Focusing Strategy #8 Consistent Persistence 213

Success is often just around the corner.

The Benefits of Consistency 215

Embrace Your Greatest Power 217

The Double-A Formula 228

The Integrity Factor 233

Action Steps 236

The Integrity Factor

Focusing Strategy #9 Taking Decisive Action 239

Proven systems for creating wealth.

4 Good Reasons You Procrastinate 244

Active Decision-Making 247

The TA-DA Formula 252

Let's Talk About Money 254

Action Steps 266

Eliminating Procrastination

Financial Certainty

Focusing Strategy #10 Living and Working on Purpose 271

Making your life simple again.

Finding Your Purpose 276

The Marathon of Hope 278

Three Key Points 280

Discovering Your Purpose 282

Statement of Purpose 287

Action Steps 296

Discovering and Living Your Purpose

Focusing Strategy #11 Ideas to Make You Rich 302

Best Success Strategies from Five Wealthy Entrepreneurs.

Sam Beckford: The Small Business Millionaire 304

Karen Stewart: Changing the Divorce Paradigm 309

Phil Carroll: Houseboats to Billion Dollar Deals 315

Debbie Rotkvich: The Jewelry Queen 319

Don R. Campbell: Creating Real Estate Riches 325

Free Audio Interviews From Our Top Five Achievers

Gen-Y and Social Entrepreneurism: The Way Forward 331

Gamechanger Companies 334

Great News Ahead 335

Action Steps 338

Twenty-Five Wealth Building Strategies

Final Words It's Your Life...Accept the Challenge 339

The Power of Focus Products and Programs 341

Keynote Speeches, Workshops, Leadership Training,

One-on-One Executive Coaching

Your Free $500 Success Library

Exclusive Leaders Retreat Jack Mark Les 342

Resource Guide 343

Permissions 351

About the Authors 353

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