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"It takes relaxation--and focus--to create and understand the balance in our lives."

-- Karl W. Palachuk


 

 

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What Readers Say . . .

 

 

Relax, Focus, Succeed was written for me… well… for anyone “like” me who’s ever had more to do or fires to put out than hands to pull out your own hair with. And since we’ve all been there at some point; this book will speak to you. Karl’s book reveals an escape from the ‘powering thorough’ that we do every day to get through a multitude of life without ever really ‘living’.

 

Relax, Focus, Succeed takes the reader down to the core of what makes us who we are and walks us through figuring out what we really want in life, how to maintain our center and create a well-balanced, happy, successful life. Karl is motivational and inspiring.

Hannah Welch
Marysville, CA
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I had the pleasure of attending a presentation by Karl Palachuk and found myself taking notes. His philosophy is that we need to slow down, take care of ourselves, and reprioritize our lives. I am guilty of being a workaholic and never feel like I'm accomplishing as much in a day as I should. But this is the first time I have ever given myself permission to take care of myself first--not to mention to enjoy my family and friends more.

 

And Karl was right, the work isn't going anywhere and the world won't stop spinning if I let it sit for awhile. This book is a true inspiration! I now schedule workouts into my schedule every day--something I never considered before. But I realized that I will be more productive in the long run if I'm taking care of myself. This is GREAT STUFF!

Stephanie Chandler
Sacramento, CA
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Karl has outdone himself in this book. I started reading this at a stop light and had to pull over and finish two chapters before halting my day and going home to finish the book. There are many practical and meaningful applications that are just helpful. I was pushing the limits of bad health and very bad overwork habits. This book has helped me tremendously. This book ranks with the quality of the E-myth.

 

You will pick this book up and have a hard time putting it down!

B. Vincent "Ben"
Auburn Hills, MI
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List of Values

by Karl W. Palachuk


There are many lists of values available on the Internet. Here's one I published in the book Relax Focus Succeed® in 2007.


What's that you say? Who cares?


At the very root of working on your own happiness, you need to figure out what you believe in, what you stand for. It might sound grant, but you need to figure out your purpose in life!


That work start with trying to figure out what's important to you. From this long list of values, pick about ten that you consider the most important in your life. Write them down and set them aside.


After you've had some time to let this sink in, narrow down the list to only 3-5 values. Go over them again and again. You should be completely comfortable with this short list: These values are more important to you than any others.


Only when you're done with this exercise can you move on to the next step: translating these values into the daily actions in your life. That's discussed here.


Now here's that list of values:


Abundance

Acceptance

Accomplishment

Accountability

Accuracy

Achievement

Activeness

Adaptability

Advancement

Adventure

Affection

Affluence

Aggressiveness

Agility

Alertness

Altruism

Ambition

Amusement

Approachability

Assertiveness

Attentiveness

Attractiveness

Audacity

Authority

Awareness

Balance

Beauty

Belonging

Benevolence

Bliss

Boldness

Bravery

Brilliance

Calmness

Camaraderie

Candor

Capability

Carefulness

Certainty

Challenging

Change

Charity

Charm

Chastity

Cheerfulness

Clarity

Cleanliness

Clear-mindedness

Cleverness

Closeness

Collaboration

Comfort

Commitment

Communication

Community

Compassion

Competence

Competition

Composure

Confidence

Conformity

Consistency

Contentment

Continuity

Control

Cooperation

Coordination

Courage

Courtesy

Craftiness

Creativity

Credibility

Cunning

Curiosity

Decisiveness

Decorum

Democracy

Dependability

Determination

Devotion

Devoutness

Difference

Dignity

Diligence

Directness

Discipline

Discretion

Dominance

Dreaming

Drive

Duty

Dynamic

Eagerness

Education

Effectiveness

Efficiency

Elegance

Empathy

Encouragement

Endurance

Energetic

Enjoyment

Entertainment

Enthusiasm

Equality

Excellence

Excitement

Exhilaration

Expediency

Expertise

Exploration

Extravagance

Extroversion

Exuberance

Fairness

Faith

Fame

Family

Fearlessness

Ferocity

Fidelity

Fierceness

Fitness

Flexibility

Focus

Fortitude

Frankness

Freedom

Friendliness

Frugality

Fun

Gallantry

Generosity

Gentility

Giving

Goodness

Gratitude

Gregariousness

Growth

Happiness

Harmony

Health

Helpfulness

Heroism

Holiness

Honesty

Honor

Hopefulness

Hospitality

Humility

Humor

Imagination

Impact

Impartiality

Improvememt

Independence

Industry

Influence

Ingenuity

Innovation

Inquisitiveness

Insightfulness

Inspiration

Integrity

Intellectual

Intelligence

Intensity

Intimacy

Introversion

Intuitiveness

Inventiveness

Judiciousness

Justice

Kindness

Knowledge

Leadership

Learning

Liberty

Liveliness

Logic

Longevity

Love

Loyalty

Maturity

Mellowness

Merit

Meticulousness

Mindfulness

Modesty

Money

Mysteriousness

Non-violence

Obedience

Open-mindedness

Openness

Optimism

Order

Organization

Originality

Outlandishness

Outrageousness

Passion

Peace

Perceptiveness

Perfection

Perkiness

Perseverance

Persistence

Persuasiveness

Philanthropy

Piety

Playfulness

Pleasantness

Pleasure

Poise

Polish

Popularity

Power

Practicality

Pragmatism

Precision

Preparedness

Privacy

Professionalism

Progress

Prosperity

Prudence

Punctuality

Purity

Quality

Realism

Reason

Reasonableness

Recognition

Refinement

Reflection

Regularity

Relaxation

Reliability

Religion

Reputation

Resilience

Resourcefulness

Respect

Responsibility

Responsiveness

Rest

Restraint

Results-oriented

Reverence

Risk

Romance

Sacrifice

Safety

Saintliness

Satisfaction

Security

Self-control

Self-reliance

Self-respect

Selflessness

Sensitivity

Sensuality

Serenity

Service

Sexuality

Shrewdness

Silence

Simplicity

Sincerity

Skillfulness

Solitude

Sophistication

Speed

Spirituality

Spontaneity

Spunk

Stability

Standardization

Stillness

Strength

Success

Support

Supremacy

Surprise

Sympathy

Teamwork

Temperance

Thankfulness

Thoroughness

Thoughtfulness

Thrift

Thrilling

Tidiness

Time

Timeliness

Tolerance

Tradition

Tranquility

Trust

Trustworthiness

Truth

Understanding

Unflappability

Utility

Valor

Variety

Victory

Vigor

Virtue

Vision

Vitality

Warmth

Watchfulness

Wealth

Winning

Wisdom

Wittiness

Wonder

Work

Youthfulness


 

Of Interest





Raves

 

This is one of the best books I have ever read, I have many on business motivation as well as many for your personal life and these seem to contradict each other. Karl shows you how to create the necessary balance in your life. I did not realize how much unnecessary stress I was causing myself until Karl pointed it out, this made an immediate impact in my life in all three areas Personal, Family and Business. I highly recommend this book especially for anyone trying to run their own business.

Bret Meche

Opelousas, LA
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The most important thing Karl's book did for me was to remind me of how important it is to relax in order to be successful. Too often we get so busy that we forget to take time to relax in order to focus our minds and thereby succeed. Karl's exercises throughout the book are very practical.

Sue Lynn Canfield
Roseville, CA
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I love the way Karl's book makes powerful and grounded statements. He is motivational, informative and hits the nail on the head. I recommend his book highly and I recommend it to my clients who are working toward more balance and relaxation in their lives.

Jenifer Novak Landers

Folsom, CA
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I will be rereading this book constantly until I get every habit fully ingrained in my head. I am off to buy a notebook for my "quite time".


Thank you Karl!

Brielle Beard
Oklahoma
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I have read, and re-read this book from cover to cover. Its a fantastic book.
This book shows you how to do as the title says Relax, Focus and Succeed.

 

Brilliant book . . . highly recommended.

Chris Timm
UK
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