You’ll be glad to learn that we don’t need to work more to be successful – we need to delegate more efficiently. Jack proposed a thoughtful scenario.
“Take more focus days and more fun days. Most of us are overworked and stressed out, and consequently, not creative. You will free up your time if you begin to realize the power of delegation. For example, the average American spends four hours a week in the grocery store. That is a total of 200 hours a year – the equivalent of five 40-hour workweeks. If you were to assign that time to a high school student looking to make money, for example, you’d have two hundred more hours to have fun or be creative.”
This is obviously a dramatic example. But the truth is clear. How much of our time is spent doing activities that someone else, someone less qualified, easily could? It’s an interesting approach.
As I read “The Success Principles”, it became clear that Canfield’s ideas aren’t limited to one’s business life. They’re applicable in every arena of the self. Canfield validated this, admitting he receives letters from corporate employees as well as doctors, housewives, teens, athletes, etc.
“The most fundamental success principles are the first twenty-five in the book. I’d say that it takes about two years to master them. A lot of them are things people know but never actually do, like setting goals. Did you know only three percent of Americans have set goals for 2008? Specific, measurable goals?” Jack asked.
I highly recommend checking out Canfield’s website (askjackcanfield.com), which offers a multitude of free services. Have a question for Canfield? Write one in, and yours may be selected.
“I answer about fifteen questions a month. There is also a free teacher’s manual, in case someone is interested in sharing the principles with a group or community. There are numerous other free resources to help you put the book into action, as well.”
I hope you take as much from Canfield as I have.
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