The Power of Focus

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Health Communications, 2000 - Self-Help - 310 pages
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Whether they are corporate professionals, budding entrepreneurs, or they own a home business, most people are looking to achieve more in less time, while earning enough money to live comfortably. This book reveals the proven techniques thousands of people have used to attain all of the money they wanted while living healthy, happy and balanced lives. The Power of Focus, the new blockbuster from the coauthors of the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul, is a practical no-nonsense guide that shows readers how to reach their business, personal and financial goals without getting burned out in the process.


Canfield, Hansen, and Hewitt have taken the best ideas from their own successful careers (seventy-nine years of combined business expertise), and distilled them into ten powerful focusing principles. The result is a treasury of insights that is enjoyable to read and easy to understand. At the outset, the book identifies the three most important fundamentals for consistent success: developing unusual clarity; understanding that habits determine your future; and using a "no exceptions policy" approach to focus on what you want. Numerous anecdotes and inspiring stories help to reinforce each principle.

This is a must-read for business people, sales managers, entrepreneurs, and anyone who is serious about improving their personal awareness.

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User Review  - Peter Finnie - Goodreads

Lots of great nuggets here for increased clarity of thinking and personal productivity. Read full review

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This guide is an excellent resource for those who want to pursue their passions with a powerful plan of action and tangible goals. Read full review

About the author (2000)

Jack Canfield Jack Canfield earned his Bachelor's of Arts from Harvard and a Master's degree from the University of Massachusetts. he also has an honorary doctorate from the University of Santa Monica. Canfield has been a high school and university teacher, a workshop facilitator, a psychotherapist and a leading authority in the area of self esteem and personal development for approximately 30 years. Canfield is the founder and co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series, which has over 36 titles, 53 million copies in print and is translated into over 32 languages. He is the founder of Self Esteem Seminars in Santa Barbara, California, which trains entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders and employees in how to accelerate achievement. Canfield is also the founder of the Foundation for Self Esteem which provides self esteem resources and training for social workers, welfare recipients and Human Resource professionals. Some of his clients include Virgin Records, Sony Pictures, Merrill Lynch, Caldwell Banker, Federal Express, Bergen Brunswig Pharmaceuticals and the American Alzheimers Association. In 1987, Canfield was appointed by the California Legislature to the California Task Force to Promote Self Esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility. He is the co-founder of the National Association for Self Esteem, and a member of the association for Holistic Education, as well as the National Association for for Self Esteem, where he was also a past member of the Board of Trustees and the recipient of the 1993 National Leadership Award. He is also a member of the National Staff Development Council and the National Speakers Association. In 1989, Canfield was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional designation, an honor that is held by less than 5% of NSA's membership. In 1997, he was nominated by three of NSA's past presidents for the coveted CPAE designation. Canfield has appeared on such television shows as Oprah, The Today Show, 20/20, Eye to Eye, the NBC Nightly News and the BBC.

Mark Victor Hansen Mark Victor Hansen has been helping people reshape their personal vision of what's possible for themselves for over 26 years. Hansen's keynote messages of possibility and opportunity have helped create powerful changes in more than 2 million people in 38 countries. He has appeared on such as television shows as Oprah, CNN, Eye to Eye and The Today Show and been interviewed in Time, US News and World Report, USA Today, The New York Times and Entrepreneur Magazine. He is perhaps most well know for his position as co-editor for the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series of books. Hansen has been called one of the "Top 10 Greatest Motivational Speakers." He's been inducted into the highly acclaimed circle of Horatio Alger recipients because of the path his life has taken.

With more than thirty years of experience, Les Hewitt understands the real world of business and the struggle to stay focused. His organization, The Power of Focus, Inc., has created and delivered more than 900 workshops and training programs that have been used by thousands of executives, managers, and sales leaders. Les is also the founder of The Power of Focus Coaching Program, a unique focusing system for business people who want greater profits, less stress, and more time off. The Power of Focus has worked with more than 300 companies and operates in Canada, United States, Australia, and the Republic of Ireland.Les conducts audio business seminars for Trump University, the home-study business school created by billionaire Donald Trump. Other clients he has spoken for include Wells Fargo, The Million Dollar Round Table, Investors Group, and Cameron Inc. As a professional coach, Les prompts, challenges, and supports his clients to make the changes required for consistent success. He has personally coached hundreds of business leaders to achieve exceptional profits and productivity.

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