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The quality and the quantity of service rendered, and the spirit in which it is rendered, determine to a large extent the price and the duration of employment. To market Personal services effectively which means a permanent under pleasant conditions , market, at a satisfactory price, one must adopt and follow the "q.

Remember more-e-apply it as a habit! Quality of service shall be construed detail, in connection to mean the performance of every. Quantity of service shall be understood the service of which you are capable, at all times, with the purpose of increasing the amount of service rendered as greater skill is developed through practice and experience.

Emphasis is again placed on the word "habit. Spirit of service shall be construed to mean the habit of agreeable, harmonious conduct which will induce cooperation employees. Adequacy of quality and quantity of service is not sufficient to maintain a permanent market for your services. The conduct, or the spirit in which you factor in connection with both the price deliver service, is a strong determining from associates and fellow.

Quality of service shall be construed to mean the performance of every detail, in connection with your position, in the most efficient manner possible, with the object of greater efficiency always in mind. How would you rate the service you have offered in all the various places you have been employed including the work you have performed as a volunteer?

The conduct, or the spirit in which you deliver service, is a strong determining foetor in connection with both the price YaH receille and the duration of employment. The importance. Quantity of service shall be understood to mean the habit of rendering all the service of which you are capable, at all times, with the purpose of increasing the amount of service rendered as greater skill is developed through practice and experience. Spirit of service shall be construed to mean the habit of agreeable, harmonious conduct which will induce cooperation from associates and fellow employees.

Were all of my work relationships agreeable and harmonious? Could they have been more so? Life's greatest tragedy consists of men and women who earnestly try, and fail! The tragedy lies in the overwhelmingly large majority of people who fail, as compared to the few who succeed period. The oldest of admonitions is "Man, Know Thyself! The same is true in marketing personal services. You should know all of your weaknesses in order that you may either bridge them or eliminate them entirely.

You should know your strength in order that you may call attention to it when selling your services. You can know yourself only through accurate analysis. It may be beneflda! Place a check in the box next to each one that you claim is holding you back:. D Urfavorabie hereditary backgrormd. There is but little, if anything, which can be done for people who are born with a deficiency in brain power. This philosophy offers but one method of bridging this weakness-through the aid of the Master Mind see Step 9. Ninetyeight of every hundred of those whom I have analyzed had no such aim.

Lack to aim above mediocrity. We offer no hope for the person who to. This is a handicap which may be overcome with comparative ease. Experience has proven that the best-educated people are often those who are known as "self-made" or self-educated. Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.

Self-mastery is the hardest job you will ever tackle. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. III health. No person may enjoy outstanding success without good health. Many of the causes of ill health are subject to mastery and control overeating, negative thinking, overindulgence, lack of physical exercise, improper breathing. Unjavorable environmental influences during childhood. This is one of the most common causes of failure. Most of us go through life as failures because we are waiting for the "time to be right" to start doing something worthwhile.

Do not wait. The time will never be "just right. Many people mistake their wants for their just dues. Your financial requirements or wants have nothing whatever to do with your worth. Your value is II. Moreover, people are prone to give up at the first signs of defeat. There is no substitute for persistence. Negative personality.

There is no hope of success for the person who repels people through a negative personality. Success comes through the application of power, and power is at-. Sex energy is the most powerful to render usefu! Because it is the most powerful of the emotions, it must be controlled, through transmutation, and converted into other channels. Uncontrolled desire for "something for nothing.

Men who fail reach decisions, if at all, very slowly, and change them frequently and quickly. Indecision and procrastination are twin brothers. One or more. The relationship of marriage brings people intimately into contact. Moreover, it will be a form of failure that is marked by misery and unhappiness, destroying all signs of ambition. The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing. Over-caution caution. Wrong selection is as bad as under-.

Superstition and prejudice. Superstition is a form of fear. It is also a sign of ignorance. Men who succeed keep open minds. Wrong selection. The most essential step in the marketing of personal services is that of selecting an occupation into which you can throw yourself wholeheartedly. D Lack of concentration. Concentrate all of your efforts on one definite chief aim. Step up to the front, select what you want, create your. Money in the bank gives one a very safe foundation courage when bargaining for the sale of personal services. Without money, one must take what one is offered, and be glad to get it.

D Lack. Moreover, enthusiasm is contagious, and the person who has it, under control, is generally welcome in any group of people. D Intolerance. The person with a" closed" mind on any subject seldom gets ahead. Intolerance means that one has stopped acquiring knowledge. D Intemperance. The most damaging forms of intemperance are connected with eating, strong drink, and sexual activities. Overindulgence fatal to success, D Inability to cooperate with others. More people lose their positions and their big opportunities in life because of this fault, then for all other reasons combined.

It is a fault which no well-informed businessman or leader will tolerate. D Possession in any of these is. Quick riches are more dangerous than poverty.

D Intentional dishonesty. There is no substitute for honesty. One may be tempodamage. But, there is no hope for the person who is rarily dishonest by force of circumstances over which one has no control, without permanent dishonest by choice. D Egatislil and vanity. These qualities serve as red lights which warn others to keep away. They are fatal to success. D Guessing instead f! Most people are too indifferent or lazy to acquire facts with which to think accurately. They prefer to act on "opinions" created by guesswork, or snap-dash judgments.

Add any particular cause of failure from which you have suffered that has not been included in the foregoing list. Annual self-analysis is an essential in the effective marketing of personal services, as is annual inventory in merchandising. Moreover, the yearly analysis should disclose a decrease in faults, and an increase in virtues.

One goes ahead, stands still, or goes backward in life. One's object should be, of course, to go ahead. Annual self-analysis will disclose whether advancement has been made, and if so, how much. It will also disclose any backward steps one may have made. The effective marketing of personal services requires one to move forward even if the progress is slow. Your annual self-analysis should be made at the end of each year, so you can include in your New Year's resolutions any improvements which the analysis indicates should be made. Take this inventory by asking yourself the questions on the following pages, and by checking your answers with the aid of someone who will not permit you to deceive yourself as to their accuracy.

Those who have lost theil'Jortunes, and those who are just begifmillg to cam money, have l10thillg but personal services to c1fer ill return Jor riches. Therefore it is essential that they have available the practical iJiforl11atiOfIneeded to market services to best advan tage. Have I attained the goal which I established as my objective for this year?

You should work with a definite yearly objective to be attained as a part of your major life objective. Have I delivered service of the best possible quality of which I was capable, or could I have improved any part of this service? Have I delivered service in the greatest possible quantity of which I was capable? Has the spirit of my conduct been harmonious and cooperative at all times?

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Have I permitted the habit of procrastination to decrease my efficiency, and if so, to what extent? Have I improved my personality, and if so, in what ways? Have I been persistent in following my plans through to completion? Have I reached decisions promptly and definitely on all occasions? Have I permitted anyone or more of the Six Basic Fears to decrease my efficiency? See Appendix 1 for list of Six Basic Fears. Have I been either over-cautious, or under-cautious?

Has my relationship with my associates at work been pleasant, or unpleasant? If it has been unpleasant, has the fault been partly or wholly mine? Have I dissipated any of my energy through lack of concentration of effort? Have I been open-minded and tolerant in connection with all subjects? In what way have I improved my ability to render service? Have I been intemperate in any of my habits? Have I expressed, either openly or secretly, any form of egotism? Has my conduct toward my associates been such that it has induced them to respect me?

Have my opinions and decisions been based upon guesswork, or on accuracy of analysis and thought? Have I followed the habit of budgeting my time, my expenses, and my income, and have I been conservative in these budgets? How much time have I devoted to unprofitable effort which I might have used to better advantage? How may I rebudget my time, and change my habits so I will be more efficient during the coming year?

Have I been guilty of any conduct which was not approved by my conscience? In what ways have I rendered more service and better service than I was paid to render? Have I been unfair to anyone, and if so, in what way? If I had been the purchaser of my own services for the year, would I be satisfied with my purchase? Am I in the right vocation, and if not, why not? Has the purchaser of my services been satisfied with the service I have rendered, and if not, why not? What is my present rating on the fundamental principles of success? Make this rating fairly, and frankly, and have it checked by someone who is courageous enough to do it accurately.

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This quality is so pronounced in Mr. Ford that it has given him the reputation of being obstinate. It was this quality which prompted Mr. Ford to continue to manufacture his famous Model "T" the world's ugliest car , when all of his advisors, and many of the purchasers of the car, were urging him to change it. Perhaps Mr. Ford delayed too long in making the change, but the other side of the story is that Mr.

Ford's firmness of decision yielded a huge fortune, before the change in model became necessary. There is but little doubt that Mr. Ford's habit of definiteness of decision assumes the proportion ing them. Keep your own counsel when you begin to put into practice the principles described here, by reaching your own decisions and following them. Take no one into your confidence, except the members of your Master Mind group, and be very sure in your selection of this group that you choose only those who will be in complete sympathy and harmony with your purpose.

They permit the newspapers and the "gossiping" neighbors to do their "thinkillg"Jor thew. Opi nions are the cheapest. Close friends and relatives, while not meaning to do so, often handicap one through "opinions" and sometimes through ridicule, which is meant to be humorous. Thousands of men and women carry inferiority complexes with them all through life because some well-meaning but ignorant person destroyed their confidence through "opinions" or ridicule.

Use it, and reach your own decisions. If you need factors or information from other people, to enable you to reach decisions, as you probably will in many instances, acquire these facts or secure the information you need quietly, without disclosing your purpose.

The value of decisions depends upon the courage required to render them. The great decisions, which served as the foundation of civilization, were reached by assuming great risks, which often meant the possibility of death. Lincoln's decision to issue his famous Proclamation of Emancipation, which gave freedom to the colored people of America, was rendered with full understanding that his act would turn thousands of friends and political supporters against him.

He knew, too, that the carrying out of that proclamation his life. That required courage. Socrates' decision to drink the cup of poison, rather than compromise in his personal belief, was a decision of courage. It turned time ahead a thousand years, and gave to people then unborn, speech. The decision of Gen. Robert E. Lee, when he came to the parting of the ways with the Union, and took up the cause of the South, was a decision of courage, for he well knew that it might cost him his own life, that it would surely cost the lives of others.

But the greatest decision of all time, as far as any American citizen is concerned, was reached in Philadelphia, July 4, , when fifty-six men signed their names to a document, which they well knew would bring freedom to all Americans, or leave everyone oj thefifty-six hangingjrom a gallows! In the end, it cost Lincoln.

Let one of your first decisions be to keep a closed mouth and open ears and eyes. As a reminder to yourself to follow this advice, it will be helpful if you copy the following epigram in large letters and place it where you will see it daily. Persistence is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting desire into its monetary equivalent. The basis power. Men who accumulate great fortunes are generally known as cold-blooded, and sometimes ruthless.

Often they are misunderstood. She came to New York in , to convert writing into riches. The conversation did not come quickly, but it came. She spent her days laboring, and her nights hoping. When hope grew dint, she did said, "Very well, Broadway, give up. The average writer, like the "average" ill YOll. Theil came the "payoff. Fannie Hurst, and she could take it. From that time on, publishers made a beaten path to her door Money came sojast she hardly had time to count it. Then the moiling-picture men discovered her, and money came not in small change, out ill floods. The movingpicture rights to her latest novel, Great Laughter, brougtu S , If you are following this book with the intention of applying the knowledge it conveys, your first test as to your persistence will come when you begin to follow the six tasks described in the first chapter.

Unless you are one of the two out of every hundred who already have a definite goal at which you are aiming, and a. The author is checking you up at this point, because lack of persistence is one of the major causes of failure. Moreover, experience with thousands of people has proved that lack of persistence is a weakness common to the majority of men. It is a weakness which may be overcome by effort.

The ease with which lack of persistence may be conquered will depend entirely upon the intensity of one's desire. The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results. If you find yourself lacking in persistence, this weakness may be remedied by building a stronger fire under your desires. The eagerness with which you follow these instructions will indicate clearly how much, or how little, you really desire to accumulate money. If you find that you are indifferent, you may be sure that you have not yet acquired the "money consciousness" which you must possess before you can be sure of accumulating a fortune.

Persistence is a state of mind, therefore it can be cultivated. A strong motive forces one to surmount many difficulties. It is comparatively easy to acquire and to maintain persistence in pursuing the object of intense desire. Belief in one's ability to carry out a plan encourages one to follow the plan through with persistence. Accurate kllowledge. Knowing that one's plans are sound, based upon experience or observation, encourages persistence; "guessing" instead of "knowing" destroys persistence.

The habit of concentrating one's thoughts upon the building of plans for the attainment of a definite purpose leads to persistence. Persistence is the direct result of habit. The mind absorbs and becomes a part of the daily experiences upon which it feeds. Fear, the worst of all enemies, can be effectively cured by forced repetition of acts of courage.

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Everyone who has seen active service in war knows this. Take inventory of yourself, and determine in what particular way, if any, you are lacking in this essential quality. Measure yourself courageously, point by point, and see how many of the factors of persistence you lack. The analysis may lead to discoveries that will give you a new grip on yourself. Place a checle next to the ones that you identify with: D Failure to recognize and to clearly define exactly what one wants.

D Procrastination, with or without cause usually backed up with a formidable array of alibis and excuses. D Lack of interest in acquiring specialized knowledge. D Indecision, the habit of "passing the buck" on all occasions, instead oHacing issues squarely also backed by alibis. D The habit of relying upon alibis instead of creating definite plans for the solution of problems.

Here you will find the real enemies which stand between you and noteworthy achievement. Here you! Study the list carifully, and face yourself squarely and what you are capable. D Self-satisfaction. There is but little remedy for this affliction,. Indifference, usually reflected in one's readiness to compromise on all occasions, rather than meet opposition and fight it.

The habit of blaming others for one's mistakes, and accepting unfavorable circumstances as being unavoidable. Weakness of desire, due to neglect in the choice of motives that impel action. Willingness, even eagerness, to quit at the first sign of defeat based upon one or more of the Six Basic Fears. Lack of organized plans, placed in writing where they may be analyzed. The habit of neglecting to move on ideas, or to grasp opportunity when it presents itself.

Wishing instead of willing. The habit of compromising with poverty instead of aiming at riches. General absence of ambition to be, to do, and to own. Searching for all the shortcuts to riches, trying to get without giving a fair equivalent, usually reflected in the habit of gambling, endeavoring to drive "sharp" bargains. Fear of criticism, failure to create plans and to put them into action, because of what other people will think, do, or say. This enemy belongs at the head of the list, because it generally exists in one's subconscious mind, where its presence is not recognized.

When Andrew Carnegie suggested that I devote twenty years to the organization of a philosophy of individual achievement my first impulse of thought was fear of what people might say. The suggestion set up a goal for me, far out of proportion to any I had ever conceived. As quick as a flash, my mind began to create alibis and excuses, all of them traceable to the inherent fear of criticism. Something inside of me said, "You can't do it-the requires too much time-what earn a living? These, and many other questions flashed into my mind, and demanded attention.

It seemed as if the whole world had suddenly turned its attention to me with the purpose of ridiculing me into giving up all desire to carry out Mr. Carnegie's suggestion. I had a fine opportunity, then and there, to kill off ambition before it gained contra] of me. Later in life, after having analyzed thousands of people, I discovered that most ideas are stillborn, and need the breath of life injected into them through definite plans of immediate action. The time to nurse an idea is at the time of its birth.

Every minute it lives gives it a better chance of surviving. The fear of criticism is at the bottom of the destruction of most ideas which never reach the planning and action stage. There are four simple steps which lead to the habit of persistence. They call for no great amount of intelligence, no particular amount of education, and but little time or effort. The necessary steps are:. The only "break" anyone can to rely upon is a self-made "break. The starting point is definiteness purpose. A mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends, and acquaintances.

A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with both plan and purpose. These four steps are essential for success in all walks of life. The entire purpose of the thirteen principles of this philosophy is to enable one to take these four steps as a matter of habit. These are the steps by which one may control one's economic destiny. They are the steps that lead to freedom and independence They lead the way to power fame, and worldly recognition.

They are the Jour steps which guarantee Javorable "breaks.

They lead, also, to the mastery privilege is asked. Plans are inert and useless without sufficient power to translate Power may be defined as "OIganized and intelligently directed knowledge. Organized rjfOl't is produced through the coordination definite end, in a spirit. If power is "organized knowledge," let us examine the sources of knowledge: A. This source of knowledge may be contacted through the procedure described in another chapter, with the aid of Creative Imagination.

Accumulated experience. The accumulated experience of man or that portion of it which has been organized and recorded may be found in any wellequipped public library. An important part of this accumulated experience is taught in public schools and colleges, where it has been classified and organized. Experiment and research. In the field of science, and in practically every other [,1CtS. This is the source to which one must turn when knowledge is not available experience.

Knowledge may be acquired from any of the foregoing sources. It may be converted into power by organizing it into definite plans and by expressing those plans in terms of action. Will the readings be provided to us? We can pay a reasonable copyright fee if necessary. Thank you! I have reviewed further; we will need only three books — whew! The library has come through! We will have all the materials we need; all we need now is for folks to sign up so we can order the workbooks. Evelyn, so glad you were able to solve your questions!

Well done! For folks who may not be able to track those down, those are supplemental, so it should not diminish or affect using the series without them. Thanks for your questions and answers, Evelyn! My question is similar to one comment above. If we wanted to do this as a small group with our parish, should we have each person sign up so they can download or do I have permision to reproduce from the download 10 15 copies?

Carol, that is a good question, thank you. Based on the feedback we have received during previous Lenten series, it seems that individual sign up may work best, as it allows for each person to be able to access both written and video materials at whatever times may fit best for them on a given day.

Thanks so much for sharing this! I look forward to this series. I would like to propose using this study for our Daughters of the King chapter.

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Would you recommend we do it as individuals or as a group? Thank you for the encouraging words, Vik. The series is really designed for both individual as well as group use. A middle ground might be individually going through the daily sessions and meeting weekly as a group to share responses and have conversation, or perform some of the exercises. I have not led a study group of this nature before. Can you say anything about how this resource might be used with children and families? Would there be enough provided to have a mid-week series using these materials?

Thank you for the additional information! Yes, there is definitely enough material for a mid-week series. And the brothers will also have short videos in which they share their thoughts and experiences and offer a question for reflection. All of these components will be available for download in advance of the series for groups. Children from about 10 or 12 years of age and beyond are probably best suited for the material.

As it also sparks conversation and reflection, the videos, questions, or activities may serve as a starting point for conversation and collaboration. Or does Growing a Rule of Life require a separate sign up? You will be included — you can add your address and get a free copy of the participant if you are not on the Mailing List. Many thanks for all you do, Philip. Yes, it will be possible to do so. SSJE will provide specifics regarding how to do this as they are finalized, likely towards the end of December Can you send me information on how best to do this?

Dear Dorothy, Thrilled to learn of your interest. If you give us your address we will put you on our mailing list and send you a copy when it is published. I am School Chaplain at a JK school. I am interested in offering this to my Upper School and Middle School students as a discipline during lent. I am also hopeful that I may be able to modify the curriculum for use by our Lower School students. I do not speak for our school. Once I put the idea before our Leadership Team for approval, I will contact you. Welcome to the Society of Saint John the Evangelist.

Growing a Rule of Life. Monastic Wisdom. Resources for Facilitators. As we explore the monastic practice of writing and keeping a Rule of Life, participants will: Design a balanced plan for growing into a deeper relationship with God, Self, Others, and Creation. Celebrate areas of their lives that are thriving and explore areas that need extra nourishment. Tune their sensitivity to the rhythms of nature to help them in keeping a Rule of Life.

Grow in fellowship with other participants and support them through the growing process. Facilitation Guidance and Additional Supporting Materials. Prayer Journal A 16 page easily printable workbook with reflections and space for daily questions. Video Meditations. Week 1 Day 1: Rule of Life Comments. Share or Print this: Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to print Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window. Week 1 Day 3: Relationships 31 Comments.


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Curtis Almquist suggests that the root of any Rule is relationships. Week 1 Day 4: Rhythms in Nature Comments. Week 1 Day 7: Seeds 70 Comments. Week 2 Day 1: Consider the Lilies 78 Comments. Week 2 Day 3: Be the Soil 83 Comments. Week 2 Day 6: Offer an Intention 55 Comments. Week 2 Day 7: Space to Grow 44 Comments. Week 3 Day 1: Loving Yourself 70 Comments. Curtis Almquist encourages us to cooperate with God, who operates in our lives with love.

Week 3 Day 3: Embracing Limitations 47 Comments. Week 3 Day 4: Creativity 50 Comments. Week 3 Day 5: See Yourself 42 Comments. Week 4 Day 1: Connections with Others 33 Comments. Week 4 Day 2: Forgiveness 47 Comments. Week 4 Day 3: Conflict 29 Comments. Week 4 Day 4: What Worked Yesterday?

What worked last week? Week 4 Day 5: Saying No 31 Comments. Week 4 Day 6: Receive Love 30 Comments. Week 5 Day 1: Good Soil 33 Comments. Week 5 Day 2: Simply Gaze 44 Comments. Week 5 Day 4: Vocation 31 Comments. Week 5 Day 5: Being Pruned 34 Comments. Week 5 Day 7: Restoring Balance 16 Comments. Week 6 Day 4: Companions on the Journey 28 Comments. Week 6 Day 5: Redirect Growth 21 Comments. Week 6 Day 6: Boundaries 22 Comments. Sue on April 12, at Marie Dahlborn on March 10, at Nancy Pfaff on June 23, at Terence Dougherty on March 18, at What a great experiment!! So much to learn and draw from.

Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! Another great experiment! My girls just love watching things grow, they would love this! Thanks for sharing on We Made That! What a good idea to do it in a see through container. My two are very interested in gardening at the moment and I think they would be very interested in this activity. Thank you for linking it up at Gardening Adventures. We recently started growing beans in a clear cup. After seeing this I want to start another one with bulb now! What type of bulbs are best? How often should they be watered?

About how long will it take for them to grow? As for the water, we just try to keep the roots and bottom of the bulb covered so maybe every days. Ours started growing in about 1 week! Bulbs are just to cool! Thank you for linking this post to Dig Into Gardening. Can I just go to Lowes or Menards and buy bulbs? I really want to start this project with our students next week! I love the idea of planting a bulb though.

Thanks for sharing at the After School Linky.



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