How to Discover Your Power and Command of Life
You are about to read about one of the most effective self-improvement tools ever discovered. This one technique can do more for your mental strength, job performance and overall competence than dozens of self-help books or motivational seminars.
This simple formula eliminates self-criticism, fear and stress. It is applicable to any situation and works every time. You can use it repeatedly without limitation.
You use this formula to lead yourself and others.
How to Use the KRC Power Formula
“THE K-R-C TRIANGLE”
“The points are K for KNOWLEDGE, R for RESPONSIBILITY and C for CONTROL.”
“It is difficult to be responsible for something or control something unless you have KNOWLEDGE of it.”
“It is folly to try to control something or even know something without RESPONSIBILITY.”
“It is hard to fully know something or be responsible for something over which you have no CONTROL, otherwise the result can be an overwhelm.”
“Little by little one can make anything go right by
“INCREASING KNOWLEDGE . . . ,”
“INCREASING RESPONSIBILITY . . . ,”
“INCREASING CONTROL . . . .”
“If one sorts out any situation one finds oneself in on this basis, he will generally succeed.”
“By inching up each corner of the KRC triangle bit by bit, ignoring the losses and making the wins firm, a being at length discovers his power and command of life.” — L. Ron Hubbard
Who are the most successful people you personally know? How much knowledge, responsibility and control do they have in their fields?
How often do they increase their knowledge? Their responsibility? Their control?
Do they talk about their failures or their successes?
To become a leader and achieve success, just remember the five KRC steps: increase knowledge, increase responsibility, increase control, ignore losses and solidify wins.
Exercise: Solve a Problem with KRC
Write down a problem. Then solve the problem with these five steps.
1. Raise the Knowledge corner.
How can you increase your knowledge about the problem? What do you need to learn about it? What should you study to better understand the problem?
2. Raise the Responsibility corner.
How can you take more ownership for the problem? What parts of the problem are you responsible for? Can you accept responsibility for the parts you did not cause?
3. Raise the Control corner.
What part of the problem can you control? How could you take a little more control of the other two points of the triangle?
4. Ignore the losses.
How can you ignore your losses?
Tips: If ignoring losses is difficult, write them down on a sheet of paper and then destroy the paper. You can stop talking or thinking about them. You can avoid people who bring them up. You just move on with your life.
5. Make the wins firm.
What can you do to make your successes firm? How can you solidify them?
Tips: Write them down and put them on a wall. Keep a daily diary of your wins. Talk about them to everyone you can. Celebrate them.
Why Terry Wins and Joe Loses
Terry and Joe are mechanics at Dan’s Auto Repair Shop. Both fellows want to get ahead in life, but they operate in different ways.
When Joe makes a mistake, he swears and smacks his tool on the ground. When Terry makes a mistake, he slows down, adjusts the tool and carefully tries again. He increases his control of the tool.
At 5:00 each night, Joe puts down his tools and walks out the door to get a beer. Terry wipes off his tools, cleans up his area and helps Dan close up. He takes extra responsibility whenever he can.
During the weekends, Joe watches football while Terry reads auto repair magazines and shop manuals. Terry increases his knowledge.
Joe gets frustrated when he can’t pay his bills, can’t get along with his wife and can’t get ahead at his job. He blames and complains with his buddies over beer every night.
If Terry gets frustrated, he ignores the losses and does not talk about them. He blames no one and never complains. Instead, he makes his wins firm by sharing them with his family and friends.
So, when Dan, the owner of the shop, decides to promote someone to the manager position, who should he pick?
If you use the KRC triangle, your path to success becomes clear.
Seven Recommendations for Leadership
Do you want to become a better leader? Would you like to lead more people?
Becoming the leader of a big project, group or business is very thrilling. You get to make the decisions, help more people, earn more pay and have more fun.
How can you become a more-powerful leader?
Use these seven recommendations to raise your KRC. Do it faster and more thoroughly than ever before.
1. Decide on the group or project that you want to lead. If you are not yet a part of that activity, take a small position in that group or project.
2. Increase your knowledge: Learn more about the activity than anyone. Do more research than anyone. Figure out more innovative solutions than anyone.
3. Increase your responsibility: Be a great supporter to the current leader. Volunteer to do extra work and take on extra duties with no pay. Be as responsible as you can for the success of the project or group.
4. Control: Invest more time and interest in the activity than anyone else. Take control of every aspect of the project or group, when the opportunity presents itself.
5. Losses: Do not dwell on any failures, regrets or mistakes you encounter. Fix them, when possible, but otherwise, ignore them.
6. Wins: Focus on your successes each day. Write them down, think about them and talk about them. Make them a permanent part of your life.
7. Opportunities: Because you have more knowledge and responsibility, opportunities to take more control of the project or group will eventually appear. When this happens, do not hesitate. Take the reins!
Be the leader you were born to be.