A Bittersweet Goodbye
Article by Jack Canfield
Every summer I hold my Breakthrough to Success training and I've had over 5,000 people graduate from the program and literally transform their lives. During the past 30 years, I've guided high achievers through the time-proven system participants learn during Breakthrough to Success and it has been some of the most rewarding work I've ever done! However, after careful contemplation - and with 2012 being a year of massive transformation and change - I've decided that the time is right to move forward with my plans to retire this 7-day training program.
This will be such a bittersweet goodbye for me as Breakthrough to Success is hands-down my favorite week of the year, because I get to help hundreds of high achievers break through their limitations and finally get to where they want to be in life.
I am busy actively working on many new projects for 2013 (it's just the training that's "retiring," not me personally) but if you’ve ever wanted my personal guidance and attention for 7 full days, I invite you to attend the grand finale for this one-of-a-kind program.
During this life-changing 7-day retreat, we'll work together to:
Since this summer’s Breakthrough To Success will be our final 7-day training, we are going all out, making this a celebration of huge proportions, and a very special training for participants. I'm excited to see that over a quarter of the seats have already been filled and I just know it will be best BTS yet.
August 12th can’t come soon enough...I hope you'll make the decision to share this experience with me!
Breakthrough To Success, August 12-18, 2012
Click here to learn more about the training
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 here.
It's official ... I've been accepted into a pretty exclusive mentorship and training program with author and transformational leader, Jack Canfield!
I set this as part of my 5 year plan a year ago. I had with no clear idea, given my life circumstances, how it would be possible. But instead of focusing on doubt, I trusted that my passion, purpose, vision and taking action would fuel the Universe to figure it out. And it did ... in ways that are beyond my comprehension!
Today, in just a year of applying Jack's Success Principles to my life and implementing his Daily Disciplines for Effortless Success, my goal is now a reality.
I first met Jack 30 years ago when I heard him deliver a talk at my first professional development conference. That day I purchased his very first cassette tape series called Self Esteem and Peak Performance, which helped me immensely in my early career days.
Several years ago, I was connected to work again during a session with a teen who cited Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul as being the one thing that helped her get through a very difficult period in her life.
I was connected once again to Jack's work in a synchronistic sort of way. I was kayaking with a friend of mine who told me about a book she was reading and suggested I check it out. I joked with her and told her that I was having trouble adjusting to my 50 year old eyes and didn't enjoy reading much because it forced me to admit that my eyesight was changing. She quickly suggested audio books and gave me a website to visit.
Seriously, I was planning to take care of the vision thing, but was also thinking that listening to audio books would be a very cool thing to do while kayaking. The first book that popped up on the audible.com website was The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. I was going through transition without clear direction and the book was being offered for free with a membership, so I downloaded it onto my computer and started listening to it.
An hour later, it was bright and sunny outside and I had the whole day off to spend on the lake. I went next door and consulted with my teenage neighbor .... my official technology consultant ... and checked into what MP3 player would be best for me to download the Success Principles so I could listen as I kayaked. In just a few minutes, I was off to town and within an hour I was back home syncing the book onto my new MP3 player while I got my kayaking gear ready.
Three months later, despite the fact that I didn't have the resources to support tuition, travel, etc., and as a result of an amazing sequence of manifesting magic, I was live at Breakthrough to Success, Jack's 7 day transformational workshop.
I've been living, teaching and coaching around his success principles ever since. Now, beginning in November, I will be working with Jack personally to help me get better at what I do and to support him in bringing his work to teens and adults in a much bigger way!
There's really something to be said about starting your days with gratitude, following your heart, being clear about what you want, taking consistent action toward your vision, harnessing the power of the subconscious mind and believing that miracles really do happen.
So, how can I you or your teen or young adult to get clear around your passion, your purpose and your next steps to making your dreams your reality? Call me at 603-452-7350 or email me at email@example.com or check this link out to explore your wildest dreampossibilities and how I can help you realize them!
Thanks to the power of social media, email and cell phones, I've been getting daily updates, inspiration and golden nuggets from my friends and colleagues who are attending Breakthrough to Success with Jack Canfield.
It's amazing how the energy from BTS continues to live on in my heart and soul and in my daily life and how the transition and transformation toward living on purpose continues!
Here's one of my favorite nuggets from one of Jack's Success Coaches, Sean Smith. He shares the wisdom found in the music of Jana Stanfield ... the official musician of BTS. She calls herself the Queen of Heavy Mental ... and for very good reason!
I've adopted this song into my daily life as well as the work I do with both adults and teens:
See Sean's BTS Golden Nugget here.
Listen to What Would I Do Today If I Were Brave? by Jana Stanfield here.
For more information about Jack Canfield's work click here.
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The nights are getting cooler, summer days are coming to an end and September is just around the corner. I've been connected to an academic schedule for many years, so September has always been like New Year's for me. Back to school, back to work and on to a new year full of possibilities!
This week is Breakthrough to Success week with Jack Canfield. Although I wasn't able to be at the event this year, I am certainly there in spirit! Thanks to Facebook, I am connected to the event and it's attendees and getting nuggets of great stuff I'll be sharing with you as well.
In preparation for the fall, and in honor of my BTS experience, I've been tending to my environments. I first learned about the concept of our 9 environments at BTS from Jim Bunch. I've done quite a bit of work on my environments since returning from BTS and teach it to my clients as well, however, I find it helpful to revisit my environments on a regular basis. Particularly my relationships, physical home and office environments, which can very easily expire me if I don't keep them clear!
This year brings big changes to my work and my business. I have a couple of tremendous opportunities that will level up my work and my life as it relates to my passion, my life purpose and the people I serve. I'm so excited and grateful and look forward to giving it my all. And in preparation, I've been working on clearing my environments so that I meet my new opportunities with focus and clarity.
Over the weekend, I did a Tolerations and Irritations List in my physical environment which includes my home office and living space. I've been spending some time prioritizing the list, chunking it down, taking action and getting things done! I already feel more clear, more focused and more productive ... all of which are a set up for success!
Thanks to Jim Bunch and Jack Canfield for teaching me about the importance creating environments that inspire rather than expire me!
Read more about clearing clutter in your environments and download your own Irritations and Tolerations Worksheet at:
A few of the things that top my gratitude list this time of year are the lake across the street from my home, my kayak, the neighbor who so generously lets me store my kayak on her beach and the flexibility I have in my summer work schedule that allows me to escape to the lake on a whim. Needless to say, I find myself heading out for an hour or two most sunny days to pause, reflect and rejuvenate.
As I've shared previously here, I work with teens. They generously share their tech expertise with me on a regular basis ... literally teaching me how to text, how to connect facebook to my phone, how to download apps,, check email, use GPS, among other things that are way over my head.
They have also taught me about mp3 players and recently helped me pick out the one best suited to supporting my kayaking breaks while supporting the development of my business as well as my personal growth. My teen neighbor still doesn't understand why I've chosen to download Yanni, meditation scripts and a couple of audiobooks to my mp3 player. He is always suggesting plenty of his own iTunes favorites for me to check out, which I politely decline.
Today he is patient with me as we wait for my favorite business book to sync from my laptop to my Sansa Clip.
I head out with my earbuds, walking toward the lake with my paddle while listening to Jack Canfield's 30 day Success Priniciple Journey. I've done this program a few times over the years, but each time I listen it brings me to another level. It also reminds me of how far I've come and how much my life has shifted and changed in a relatively short time. It also provides me with an amazing step by step process to continue my journey and get me where I want to be.
Don't get me wrong ... I am fully present in each moment, however, I believe it's important to have a clear vision to help me stay on purpose.
There's something about being on the water for me. Perhaps it's an astrological thing. Who knows. I do know that today the lake is calm and peaceful and I am completely open. As I paddle, I listen to a few key principles that I've been needing to revisit lately to shift the stuckness I've been feeling over the past few days as I struggle with the transition between the busy school year compared with the much slower pace of summer.
I fully enjoy each and every moment I'm out on the lake, but there's a 9 to 5 work ethic thing that pops up every once in awhile that I've been fighting with while developing my business. Perhaps that's what has me listening to a business book while I'm taking a break. Then again, I am living my life purpose and it's all good fun and it doesn't ever really feel like work. I have a clear vision for my legacy. Having it alive in my brain and my being is what keeps me focused and committed on my day to day journey. It's what keeps me clear about my goals and helps me focus on the action steps I need to take along the way to making my vision a reality.
As I paddle, I close my eyes and reflect back to my Breakthrough to Success experience last summer. I clearly remember the energy in that room and the transformation that happened for so many of us in just 7 days. I've been missing the experience lately, but as I visualize the room full of people and feel the energy we shared at BTS, I am literally there. The human brain is an amazing thing and visualizing is a tool I've come to know, love and use on a regular basis.
As I continue to paddle, I reflect on how my life has changed since I got connected to the Success Principles and since I came back from BTS and began to incorporate Jack's work into the work I do with both teens.and adults.
Finally, with no audiobook playing, no music, no paddling, I close my eyes, clear my mind, take in the sounds of the water lapping against the shore, the birdsong all around me and the tickle of the dragonfly as it takes a break on my hand ... I focus on my breath and all I am grateful for ... and prepare to go back to work for the afternoon.
For more information about the Succes Priniciples 30 Day Audio Course visit: https://ctg.infusionsoft.com/go/TSP30/Patricia/
For more information on the 7 day BTS experience click on the picture below. And of course, if you have any questions about the Success Principles, BTS and how I incorporate this into my work with teens, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 603-452-7350
One of the most powerful Success Principles I learned from my mentor, Jack Canfiled is the power of asking.
The first thing Jack taught me was to be clear what I'm asking for. To know exactly what I want. The next thing was to execute my ask as if I was going to get it.
I'm in the process of developing a new business. I know what I want. I know people who are already doing what I want to do ... and doing it successfully. I'm pretty independent and could very easily go it on my own. In addition, to being independent, I had an old, limiting belief that showed up as fear of rejection.
Jack helped me get over that fear of rejection, which I subsequently discovered was connected to a fear of success.. There are so many layers to transformation!
At Breakthrough to Success, he stood on the stage and asked us all to sing after him, really loud, "Oh what the heck ... go for it anyway!" He followed this up with SWSWSWSW. I've coined the phrase with my teens, SW to the 4th! It stands for: Some Will ~ Some Won't ~ So What ~Someone's Waiting
Now, I'm asking for lots of things. For help, for contacts, for opinions, for ideas, for feedback, for business. I don't take "no's" personally. I just keep asking. It doesn't stop there. Now I teach it in all my classes, with both kids and adults. Be clear what you want ... and ask, ask, ask.
SWSWSWSW ... oh what the heck ... go for it anyway!
Read more about asking in Jack's article at
To learn more about the 7 days that transformed my life check out BTS at:
Why is it that some people seem to easily achieve whatever they want in life with all the riches (and enriching life experiences) that go with it -- while others struggle just to get by?
Why do some people routinely attract the right combination of circumstances and opportunities they need to play a bigger game -- while others wait years to get ahead in their chosen field or activity?
I've discovered the answer from a man whose work I’ve mentioned here before. In fact, he's been the leading success coach behind top achievers across America -- and trained literally millions more around the world in his unique principles of success.
Business leaders... Bestselling authors… Noted philanthropists… Winning athletes… Top salespeople… All types of achievers have been personally trained by him.
I have too … and this Summer, so can you!
The man I want you to meet is my mentor, Jack Canfield -- originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and one of the most impactful human potential specialists alive today.
Over the past 30 years, Jack has perfected a system that can help anyone plan, pursue and achieve the life of their dreams. I use this system as the foundation of my coaching practice with both teens and adults and have seen remarkable results!
Coming up August 14-20 in Scottsdale, Arizona, he's offering you the opportunity to work with him personally to do the same -- an opportunity he makes available only once a year.
Would you like to:
· Pursue a dream career that rewards you handsomely while it inspires and exhilarates you?
· Enjoy the supportive, nurturing relationships you want... because you've learned how to step up and asked for the respect, appreciation and love you deserve?
· Embrace the future as you finally complete the past -- sweeping away old hurts, unfulfilled dreams and regretful mistakes?
· Assemble a team of mentors, colleagues, advisors and friends who believe in you and can help fast-forward your future plans?
· Dream big again... with confidence and assurance that what you want is actually possible?
When you or/or your teen work with Jack Canfield, not only will he provide the road map to help you achieve all this -- he'll help you surge past the most common barriers that keep people from accomplishing what they want.
If you would like to play a bigger game in life and finally enjoy the rewards of success no matter how you define it, you simply must consider working with Jack Canfield as an investment in your own future. His once a year live Breakthrough to Success training starting August 14th. I hope you will decide to be there
You can read more by clicking here: https://ctg.infusionsoft.com/go/ask/Patricia/
I've been through Jack's training and continue to work with him up til today. I was inspired, motivated and transformed by his life-changing process. I have incorporated his principles into the work I do with the teens adults I work with and have witnessed amazing transformation.
And now I recommend that you read what Jack has to say about how you, too, could join his select group of top achieving students and begin to pursue the life of your dreams.
Jack purposely limits the number of people he works with at this unique training, so you must reserve your seat now before the window of opportunity closes.
Jack Canfield and his life-changing success systems have my highest endorsement. In my 25 years of personal growth and professional development workshops, BTS is by far the most amazing and transformational event I have ever attended. And the benefits continue right up until today!
Working with Jack Canfield has literally transformed my life and career -- and given me a completely new perspective on how to achieve my goals.
If you'd like to join Jack in developing your own success road map or support your teen in creating their own, I urge you to read about his upcoming training by clicking here: https://ctg.infusionsoft.com/go/ask/Patricia/
BTS is a great graduation gift for your high school or college graduate and a wonderful life changing experience to share. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about my BTS experience.
Vision without action is merely a dream.
Action without vision just passes the time.
Vision with action can change the world."
~Joel Arthur Baker
In life, we are often in action. Life is busy with raising children, work responsibilites, taking care of our homes, our bodies, our relationships. We can get so busy that we lose track of who we really are and what we're really here to do.Too often the activities of day to day life take up our time and distract us from our purpose. It is not uncommon for adults to find themselves restless, disconnected and less than satisfied with their day to day reality.
Some of us have been fortunate enough to have received a gift I often call "the gift of desperation". The life event or experience that brings us to our knees where the big life questions exist and at a time when we have little choice but to reflect on the bigger questions while learning to accept our reality, explore our options and make necessary changes.
Still others experience the pull toward their purpose as a dull ache or longing ... knowing that something is missing, but not quite sure how to find it ... continuing to fill up their time with endless responsibilities and taking action without a clear vision.
So, what might next toward gaining clarity of purpose and vision? Here are a few suggestions:
Lean Into It
Jack Canfield's Success Principle #14 suggests simply "leaning into it". Leaning into it may mean simply allowing some quiet time to reflect on your passion, your purpose, your goals and dreams. As you connect on a deeper level, you will gain clarity and opportunities to take inspired action will begin to appear.
Connect With Other Explorers
The next step may involve connecting with people who are also exploring. Connecting with others who are on their own journey is a wonderful way to enjoy ours more fully. Having some company along the way makes the journey more fun, lifts our spirits, and provides us with new insights and perspectives to consider while refining our path.
What I have learned through my own process is that when I take action the Universe, Source, Higher Power, God or whatever you want to call your belief helps you along the way in ways you could never have imagined.
Invest in Yourself
If you are ready to take action and "lean into it" I encourage you to consider investing in yourself and joining my upcoming class, The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Based on Jack Canfield's work, this class will provide you with the latest information, a foundation of tools and techniques and solid support to begin your transformation toward living on purpose.
Participants will be led through activities and experiences that will help them clarify their purpose and vision, set goals and develop action steps and empower the process of transformation.
For more information, click on "Events" to the left or
For many of us, changes are made one small step at a time. For some of us, small steps lead to bigger steps and then to huge leaps as faith and trust expand. There are others who jump right in. Go at your own pace and choose what resonates with you. It doesn't matter how you get there, but that you get there; "there" being unique to each of us!
All that said here are some suggestions:
If you're not local or you like to get your information in the comfort of your own home, computer or MP3 player and make changes over time, I highly recommend Jack Canfield's 30 day Success Principle's Audio Course. http://www.jackcanfield.com/cmd.php?Clk=3884192
If you're into immersion and want an amazing way to jumpstart your process, consider investing in Breakthrough to Success 7 daytransformational workshop. Visit https://ctg.infusionsoft.com/go/BTS2011/Patricia/
If you'd like to explore one on one or small group coaching options, contact me at email@example.com or call me at 603-452-7350
Whichever option you choose, you'll be well on your way to a new and more purposeful way of living!
As I've shared several times, my work with teens and adults is inspired, in part, by Jack Canfield, America’s #1 Success Coach. author of the Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, Success Principles for Teens and the co-author of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
I have had the honor of training with Jack in person and continue to be an avid student and teacher of his work.
Jack hosts a fantastic free training teleseminar each month. Each call is full of practical tips, tools and techniques that can help you shift perspective, overcome obstacles and gain momentum toward achieving success, however you define it.
I’ve already booked my place for the next call … and hope that you’ll join me! Click here to register for free!
To learn more about in person training with Jack, check out the latest information on Breakthrough to Success 2011!
BTS is a truly transformational experience and Jack Canfield is a master trainer. I am always happy to share about my experience with the success principles and my ongoing transformation! Simply email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 603-452-7350.
Finally, in the interest of full disclosure, I am an affilitate of the Canfield Training Group. After spending years in the medical field surrounded by pharmaceutical marketing, it takes alot for me to stand behind a brand, a product, a service or a philosophy without careful scrutiny. It is with great passion, pleasure and confidence that I have chosen to affiliate with The Canfield Training Group and help spread the Success Principles work
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