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Week 10 – Success Principle #17 – Ask


“We are afraid to ask not because we are afraid of the answer, but because we are afraid of the feeling of rejection.” ― Anna R.


Several years ago, I was attending one of Jack Canfield’s workshops on success. Jack Canfield is the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and a wonderful book on success titled, The Success Principles. At that time, I was the coordinator and lead instructor for the College Success Program at Bow Valley College in Calgary. I was also completing my Master’s degree in Leadership and Education.

As part of my Master’s, I had to complete a thesis. Somehow, I got the idea in my head that I wanted to complete my thesis in transformational leadership and work with the Transformational Leadership Council (TLC). TLC is an organization the Jack Canfield started because he wanted to spend time with like-minded people. You may have seen many of the members of the TLC in the hit movie The Secret.

I attended Jack’s one-day success workshop because I was determined to “corner” Jack at the workshop and ask him how I might complete my thesis with the TLC. Or, at least, that was the theory. All morning long, I chickened-out.  I was too afraid to ask. Read the rest of this entry