The Rewards of
the Power Journal system
It is of extreme importance that there be
of reward associated with this system, to tempt a person
into discovering the awesome power which comes from using all of
one's talents towards one great purpose.
Let's face it: if your own parents had been wise enough to
reward you for activities in which you discovered
the power inherent in using every aspect of your
heart, mind and body towards positive behavior,
wouldn't you be thanking them now?
Rewards can take the form of:
...that is, 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
would work best, 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.
definitely did think of the money at first.
I thought, “if I do this, I''m gonna
make some money'.
But then I began
this is nice!'
Fairly soon, the
helping, the learning, the creativity, 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 of Fairfield, Iowa, at 18 years of
Travis was about 8 years old when his dad
mentored him for a period of about two years
with the Power Journal system.
During his teenage years Travis showed himself
to be remarkably creative, was mainly
self-educated, and got a kick out of helping
people--a characteristic he was not afraid to
tell others of. Now 22,
after deciding for himself that he wanted to
enroll in college,
Travis is getting straight A's and is on the
It is noteworthy that both he and his father
credit the Power Journal with helping him
develop each of these characteristics--even to
the effect on his grades at college.
The ultimate gift of the Power Journal system is
the tendency to become fully involved in positive actions,
the accomplishment of BIG things, the earning of high praise from
others, and the preparation of oneself for a successful and