Jim Cathcart is a Hall of Fame Speaker and contributor to The 17 Biblical Principles of Success, created by my friend Phil Taylor.
I was blessed to interview Jim for Journey To Success Radio.
A business strategist, psychological researcher and philosopher at heart, Jim Cathcart is also a down to earth regular guy.
After hearing Earl Nightingale on the radio one day in 1972, Jim was inspired to change his life. While working as a government clerk in the Housing Authority he determined to learn psychology and master the process of self-improvement.
years of fanatical dedication to this quest he learned
new skills, became a certified trainer for a variety of
programs, read stacks of books, attended countless
seminars and volunteered thousands of hours to civic
organizations. In this process he moved from clerk, to
manager, to sales person, to leader, to trainer, to
author and professional speaker.
Today he is listed in the professional Speaker Hall of Fame, is a recipient of the
prestigious Golden Gavel Award (along with Earl Nightingale, Art Linkletter, Zig
Ziglar and many others), has been the president of the National Speakers
Association and received the Cavett Award for a lifetime of service. He has
authored 16 books and scores of recorded programs. In 2007 he was listed as one
of The Top 100 Minds on Personal Development by Leadership Excellence
In 2008 Jim Cathcart was inducted as one of the “Legends of the Speaking Profession.” And in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 he was selected as one of the Top 5 Sales & Customer Service Speakers by Speaking.com in an online survey of over 12,000 leaders. Now, he adds the Sales & Marketing Hall of Fame to his accolades!
In his personal time he plays Rock & Roll guitar in clubs, rides his motorcycle on the twistiest roads he can find and runs the trails of the mountains near his home at least twice each week. He’s a proud parent and grandparent and an active civic leader. He serves on the board of counselors to the School of Management at California Lutheran University.
Self-awareness-knowing your nature, your abilities, and how you react to people and situations-may well be the greatest life-management skill you can have. The Acorn Principle is a guide to doing a complete "life checkup" that will help you pinpoint your talents and strengths. Nurturing those strengths is the key to the success you've always wanted but didn't know how to attain.
By reading this book and doing the simple exercises, you'll learn things about yourself that you and most people don't even suspect. You will learn:
Why some people attract you and others repel you
How to predict your instinctive reactions to various situations to understand what circumstances you thrive in and why
Where your intellectual blind spots are
Why you like and dislike certain things and how to use that knowledge to motivate yourself
Who are the most influential people in your life and how to connect with them and others more effectively
How to control your simple daily actions in such a way that you develop new abilities and continually grow a better life.
The potential to live the life of your dreams exists within you.
The more you explore your talents, your relationships, and the patterns in your life, the more readily you will be able to tap into those potentials. A more fulfilling and meaningful life is possible for you without changing your nature; it will come from discovering who you already are. The mighty oak sleeps within you . . . right now.