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.

Example

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 does the work 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 complains about his losses and failures to his buddies over beer most nights.

When Terry gets frustrated, but he ignores the losses and rarely talks about them. Instead, he makes his wins firm by sharing them with his family and friends and looks for new ways to succeed.

So, when Dan, the owner of the shop, decides to promote someone to the manager position, who does he choose?

How to Lead Anything You Want to Lead

Becoming the leader of a project, group or business is very thrilling. You get to make the decisions, help more people, earn more pay and have more fun.

Anyone can become a leader by doing the following.

“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 these five things: increase knowledge, increase responsibility, increase control, ignore losses and solidify wins.

KRC Triangle Application Recommendations

Write down a problem. Then add the answers for each of 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 for the other parts?

4. Ignore the losses.

If you focus on losses or failures, they get bigger and more overwhelming. You then pull in even more losses. So find ways to ignore these losses.

If ignoring losses is difficult, try writing them down on a sheet of paper and then destroy the paper. Shift your attention. Stop talking or thinking about them. Avoid people who bring them up. Move on.

If you catch yourself dwelling on losses, knock it off. Put your attention elsewhere. Stop talking about losses. And learn to ignore the failures of others as well.

5. Make the wins firm.

What can you do to make your successes firm? How can you solidify them?

Maybe you can write them down or put them on a wall. Keep a record of your wins. Talk about them to everyone you can. Celebrate them.

Also, make a habit of finding and focusing on the wins of others. The more attention you put on success, the more success you get.
Some of your answers to these questions are easy, enjoyable steps. Do those right now! You will see a sudden improvement in the problem.

Then do the tougher steps you wrote. Once you start on them you will find they are not so tough after all.

If following these five steps does not completely solve the problem, repeat the steps until the problem is gone forever.

As well as solving problems for you, these steps will start to bring out the best in you. You will discover a new sense of command over life that you have always had, but never used.

Use the KRC Triangle to release the real powerhouse you know that you are.

Seven Recommendations for Leadership

Raise your KRC for the activity faster and more thoroughly than anyone else and you will become the leader.

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. Because you have the most knowledge and responsibility for the success of the project, an opportunity to take control of the project or group will eventually appear. When this happens, do not hesitate. Take the reins!