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
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
transcends any external rewards. Said
one young man:
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,
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 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
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