Rodney Daut's Success Blog

Here I discuss my insights on success much of which is based on Psycho-Cybernetics, a science of self-improvement created by Dr. Maxwell Maltz nearly 40 years ago.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Judge Everything As Good--A Fun Game

Barry Kaufman who wrote "Happiness Is A Choice" said that one of the six keys to choosing happiness is to let go of judgements.

He then says, "We could begin by judging everything as good and then grow into letting go of judgements completely."

So I decided to make this into a game.

So I looked around me and noticed things such as my messy room, my unmade bed as well as thought about a variety of things such as my taxes I haven't begun yet and decided to judge each of them as good one at a time.

What I found was pretty amazing!

I noticed I started feeling happier and happier as I continued with the exercise.

This energized me.

So I challenge you to do the same exercise.

Look at your life and make a list of things.

They can be things you like, dislike and feel neutral about.

And just begin to judge the things as good in some way one at a time.

Notice how your happiness expands as you make these judgements.

Sure nothing is inherently good or bad but judging them as good makes us feel so good.

Try it yourself and then leave me a comment about the exercise below.

Friday, April 11, 2008

How to choose your attitude

Recently, I've been thinking about exactly how to teach
people to choose their attitudes.

I came up with the following method that you can

practice on your own.

First, pick a challenging situation.

I chose my attitude about planning my day since I

don't seem to do it.

Second, brainstorm different attitudes you could have

about this situation.

I decided that I could feel bored by planning, I could

be excited about the possibilities of the day, I could

be fearful that I won't make the right decisions, I

could be curious about what I'll come up with, I could

feel empowered by my ability to plan.

Third, try on each attitude in your imagination to see

which one you like best.

After trying on the various attitudes I came up with I

decided that I'd like to feel empowered by my ability

to plan.

Fourth, imagine using your new attitude in the future.

So I imagined that tomorrow when my day begins I'll

start planning. And I imagine myself feeling empowered

by planning.

That's really all there is to it.

The reason I suggest comming up with several options in

step 2 is that when you do you'll find that it becomes

more real to you that you do have a choice of


If you only think, I can feel good or bad sometimes

those choices aren't enough to awaken that part of you

that can choose your attitudes.

So try this technique at least three times over the

next few days and let me know what happens for you.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

I'm evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from the folks at Simpleology. For a while, they're letting you snag it for free if you post about it on your blog.

It covers:

  • The best blogging techniques.
  • How to get traffic to your blog.
  • How to turn your blog into money.

I'll let you know what I think once I've had a chance to check it out. Meanwhile, go grab yours while it's still free.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Look Ma, I'm A Super Hero!

I went to this site and

took a quiz that tells you which super hero you are most


I turned out to be Superman. See below.

I wonder which hero you'll identify with.

Your results:
You are Superman
Green Lantern
The Flash
Wonder Woman
Iron Man
You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.
Click here to take the "Which Superhero am I?" quiz...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

How To Raise Self-Esteem and Self-Appreciation

I haven't written in a while.

I promise to write about exactly why soon.

But I've got something far more exciting to write about now.

It's a simple six step process to raise self-esteem in just a few

Its an NLP technique that works perfectly with the Psycho-
Cybernetics model of Dr. Maltz.

Here are the seven steps:

1. Identify someone who you know loves you (or someone you've
helped who deeply appreciates you)
2. Imagine you are writing your autobiography and see the person
who loves you on the other side of a glass door
3. At your desk write down the qualities and characteristics of
that person
4. Float your awareness outside yourself besides that person and
see yourself from your own eyes
5. Enter the body of the person who loves you and see yourself
from the eyes of love and appreciation and hear the thoughts of
love that go along with being in the body of the person who loves
6. Float back into your body at the desk and write about the
special qualities and aspects of yourself that you saw and heard
when you looked thorugh the eyes of love
7. Think of times and places in the future when you know you
will find the deep sense of appreciation useful

In many of Dr. Maltz's books he says "see yourself with kind
eyes" well now you know how to do it.

To get the best results choose a person who loves you just the
way you are and who sees the good in you.

Have fun with this exercise and let me know how it changes you.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Why Psycho-Cybernetics Is So Powerful

Recently, I received an e-mail from a man named Dr. Kilstein who
teaches a rapid change technique that helps you rid yourself of
negative emotions and replace them with positive emotions in a
matter of minutes.

I bought his program on DVD over a year ago when I had had
feelings of depression on and off for a year or two.

I thought his program was the solution.

It wasn't.

At least not then.

However, after reading his e-mail in which he interviewed the
subject used in the DVD and hearing of all the changes that took
place in her life I thought to myself "Maybe I should give this
thing another shot."

And here's the amazing thing...

This time it worked!

I was able to use it to eliminate some problems I had on my list
of things to work on with Psycho-Cybernetics for example, I
noticed that if I didn't have a clear idea of what I was going to
do that I would end up stalling for a period of time.

If I made a clear goal the day before I was fine the next day,
all day.

But if I did not, a lot of time would be wasted.

I used Dr. Kilstein's technique and was able to get rid of the
feeling of uncertainty that would hold me back.

Now I can get started on things right away and never stall even
if I've failed to map out what I'm doing.

Another example, is a feeling of apathy I would get when I
noticed that I had so much work to do in the evening when all I
wanted to do was rest.

I used to use Dr. Maltz's Theater of The Mind to help me see
myself as someone who was motivated and energetic and I would
then get to those tasks and even enjoy them.

But I thought why not see if Dr. Kilstein's method would work
here too.

And it did.

Ever since I tried it my apathy has not returned.

So why am I telling you all this?

Because I know why Dr. Kilstein's method didn't work for me over
a year ago.

It was because my Creative Mechanism had not been programmed to
make it work.

You see, for about three months I've been visualizing myself as a
highly productive person.

And for most of this time I have been.

And what I've noticed is that information, resources, people,
ideas that can help me to be more productive seem to attract
themselves to me like magnets.

And I've also noticed that my ability to use these resources has
increased a thousand fold.

What's happened is my Creative Mechanism now helps me to use each
method or technique whether they come from Psycho-Cybernetics or
some other source.

So when I tried to apply Kilstein's method I noticed all sorts of
new distinctions (which I might add should have been included in
the program).

I was able to make use of these distinctions so that I could make
rapid progress with his approach to change.

So am I still using Psycho-Cybernetics?

You bet I am.

It's what has made everything I've achieved these past few months

By the way if you are interested Dr. Kilstein sells his program
on a website

If you get it let me know as I'd love to share the specific
distinctions that I think make the method far more powerful and