One effective method is a bond building process that revolves around effectively addressing three essential questions that Joseph Cohen, a former New York City middle and high school alternative education teacher, freelance journalist, and success coach used in the book he wrote with his son, Jared entitled Write Father, Write Son: A Bond-Building Journey. It provides a framework for constructive communication that can unify families and strengthen inter-generational relationships.

Do you see me? – Acknowledging and praising recent accomplishments to open a meaningful dialogue.

Can You Hear Me? – Listening without judgment to identify challenging issues and develop a conversation.

What Can You Teach Me? – Providing constructive feedback and introducing a solution or fresh perspective upon which both parent and child can act.

Another effective approach is a set of principles that Christopher Salem, an internationally respected keynote speaker, prosperity coach, and author has used to help his coaching clients and those who attend his presentations — including individuals, business leaders, entrepreneurs, sales executives, coaches, authors, and speakers — to resolve the root cause preventing them from achieving sustainable success. He is the author of Master Your Inner Critic: Resolve the Root Cause, Create Prosperity and co-author with Jack Canfield of Mastering the Art of Success.

Mr. Salem teaches that there must be alignment of health and wealth in order to achieve sustainable success — a concept for which he originated the term Prosperneur.

His five components for Sustainable Success are:

  1. Wellness
    Emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, environmental. financial, &

  2. Communication
    Listen to relate and understand vs listening to respond

  3. Empowerment
    Being a product of the process to operate from within solution

  4. Leading by Example
    A leader is in action, not in title

  5. Developing a Prosperity Mindset
    Embracing a process & creating/achieving results, operating from within a solution

Steps to achieve Sustainable Success

Steps for children and young adults

  • Learn the value of confronting and solving problems

  • Learn the value of accepting and embracing change

  • Learn the value of overcoming fear and its importance for growth

  • Sustain the spirit of creativity and innovation

  • Set specific measurable and attainable goals

  • Make time to do what you love to do

  • Take responsibility for your actions and honoring your agreements

Steps for adults, including parents and teachers

  • Resolve the Root Cause to limited beliefs

  • Embrace change

  • Step into your solution for growth

  • Know your why to success

  • Set specific measurable goals

  • Invest in yourself

  • Be accountable always

We utilize Davey’s CSure LIfestyle process to align mentality and methodology, as well as bringing simplicity and accountability to this process of healthier habits and choices.  Davey also wrote a book about this concept, and Chris Salem was a contributor.   Their Prosperity Takeover concept is also in the book and plays a critical role in the foundation of EFA’s solutions.  Those components of The CSure are:

  • Clarity

  • Commitment

  • Control

  • Compassion

  • Consistency