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The Rewards of

the Power Journal system

It is of extreme importance that there be some type of reward available to help a person discover the incredible power which comes from using all of his or her talents towards one great purpose. 

If your own parent had been wise enough to emphasize and reward you for activities which you discovered the synergistic power inherent in using every aspect of your heart, mind and body towards productive behavior until, wouldn't you be thanking them now?


The rewards that the Power Journal system uses can be:

  Verbal praise fun & treats tokens money  

Rewards can be anything which is positive and desirable for the child, including  special privileges, special trips, or towards the purchase of a desired object. Discussions with your child will reveal the most appropriate rewards. In fact, you probably know what it is already.

Internal vs. External Rewards

The advantage--and real effect--of the Power Journal method is that whichever types of rewards are used, the internal payback soon transcends any external rewards.  Said one young man:

I definitely did think of the money at first.

I thought, “if I do this, I''m gonna make some money'. But then, afterwards, I thought, 'Oh, this is nice!'

The helping, the learning, became worth it for their own value. And after awhile, it just became something that felt good to do. 

The Power Journal is designed to let you realize the true value of your actions and appreciate that more than the money. This happened to me.  

                               --Travis Hicks

Travis was 18 when he said this, commenting on his use of the system when he was about 10. Now 21, Travis has grown up to be remarkably creative, is mainly self-educated, and gets a kick out of helping people. Travis is getting straight A's in college. He  is on the Dean's list at his university. It is noteworthy that both he and his father credit the use of the Power Journal with helping develop all of these traits--even to the effect on his grades at college.


The ultimate gift of the Power Journal system is total involvement in positive actions,  the accomplishment of BIG things, the earning of high praise from others, and the preparation of oneself for a successful and fulfilling life.





What it looks like

The scoring system

The rewards system



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