In celebration of its 10th anniversary, a revised and updated edition of Jack Canfield's classic best seller with a brand new foreword and an afterword for succeeding in the digital age.
Since its publication a decade ago, Jack Canfield's practical and inspiring guide has helped thousands of people transform themselves for success. Now, he has revised and updated his essential guidebook to reflect our changing times.
In The Success Principles, the cocreator of the phenomenal best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, teaching you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEO's, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, it spells out the 64 timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history - proven principles and strategies that can be adapted for your own life, whether you want to be the best salesperson in your company, become a leading architect, score top grades in school, lose weight, buy your dream home, make millions, or just get back in the job market.
Taken together and practiced every day, these principles will change your life beyond your wildest dreams.
©2005 Jack Canfield (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
The author gives the reader a proper reality check. You are left with no more excuses after reading it. The only only option you have is to take action and make your dreams come true. Unless one is a complete mopet of course!
Outstanding content, definitely recommended
Great book. I am excited to implement the changes. I have listened to get an overview now I will be listening to implement the principles. I will review again in 6 months or less!!!
The Success Principles is a compendium of all the other self-help books that you may have read. It has vast amounts of pseudo-science, magical thinking, BS and nonsense you can find many life-coach gurus spouting. No surprise then that Einstein, Deepak Chopra and Quantum Physics are all mentioned. Either Canfield, like the rest of his kind completely misunderstand Quantum Physics or they use the term dishonestly to give their preaching some gravitas.
Predictably Canfield regularly encourages you to buy his other products and services, almost on every page.
Early on in the book I cracked up as Canfield describes how one of the attendees at his course turned his life around and became a success, terrific! However it was not by developing self-confidence or learning to manage their money properly or getting the education they missed out on due to their troubled upbringing. But by becoming a trainer teaching people about the Success Principles. That doesn’t seem quite right to me.
The narrator, although fluid in his delivery, sounds like a cross between a televangelist and salesman (if there is a difference) and wasn’t particularly nice to listen to.
However, I think the book deserves two stars because amongst the painful to listen to rubbish there are a few good ideas that have come from reputable sources or sound sensible.
I can’t help thinking though, that if an individual took on and practiced all the suggestions in the Success Principles they would become the worst kind of American capitalist Republican.
All the secrets to success are clearly and concisely explained in jacks fascinating audio along with great anecdotal examples - there's no stopping me now
Elite Life Coach, Healer, Mentor, Speaker, Author
Loved it, it does what it says on the cover. A very useful book for modern day entrepreneur
Success Principle 1. Absolutely no complaining or blaming. The place you are in life is because of your actions alone. This is great because you then have the power to make the changes you want.
If a person could only learn one book in their life it needs to be this! I don't recommend you go through it....devour it! Should be required reading in schools every year beginning in the 4th grade through PhD. If that actually occurred, the world would be a dramatically better place.
Anyone can benefit as this addresses how a person becomes their best self in all aspects from financial to relationships to work satisfaction.
Where most books are short this is long but not long winded. Instead of being a summary of paradigms as books often are today The Success Principles gets into detail of how to make changes.
The only disappointment is that for Jack Canfield is not the narrator. Danny Campbell does a fine job but if you have listened to Mr. Canfield's other books with him as the speaker then you know how he has a terrific delivery with a voice inflection that is more true to what the book is going for. The word perfect is used far too often but I would say the only thing keeping this book from perfection is that Jack is not the narrator.
I cannot say enough positive things. Since reading The Success Principles my business has doubled in size! I encourage people to get both the audio book version to listen to while in the car and the Kindle/paper version to read so the visual part of your brain is also exposed to the information. Quit reading this review and buy the book!
I consider Jack to be a living legend and this book is a gift to share with everyone you care about. I'm giving it to everyone I know as Birthday gifts. It really is that good!
"The Only Self development book you will ever need?"
I have read many many self help book looking for the answer. The search ends here. I wish I read this way back in edition 1in 2005. I would have been miles ahead. The 2015 edition is Practical, useful, no BS. If you picked just 5 things that Jack shares, your life will change. Do your self a favor. Buy this book and apply what Jack teaches. You will never again need to buy another self development book. That's a promise.
"NOT Read by Jack Canfield"
I owned the audio book of the Success Principles for many years and loved that Jack Canfield was reading the book. I was so very excited to see a 10th anniversary edition and pre-ordered it. When the download finished I was sorely disappointed that it was not Jack Canfield who was reading the book, but rather another narrator. The narrator was technically ok, but gone was the enthusiasm and the vocal inflection that was unique to the author that made the original Success Principles recording what it was. It just felt so much less passionate and fell quite flat to my listening ear. In the book, Jack talks about giving feedback; well here is mine: Jack, please never do that again. Never allow someone else to read your work when it is your voice and your direct narration that sells you and your work best.
The narrator is not the author and sounds unenthusiastic and lacks authenticity.
Yes. However, I am very disappointed that the narrator was not Jack Canfield and hearing someone else read The Success Principles was a shock.
Jack Canfield needs to read his own audio books and not entrust this to any other narrator.
"I'm doing it"
I found it be very helpful and it works. I started to implement the principles and I am seeing results. You can see my family and I are using these principles on you tube, look up Curtis Canett, and follow my journey while I'm using the principles described in this book. I
"Great audiobook - a pleasure to listen!"
Very broad - lot of topics and ideas.
Took a white to listen to during longer car trips.
Overall very inspiring and recommended.
"The best yet"
This has been one off he best books I have read in a long time. It has been truly transformational. With each chapter I began to see me emerge and develop the strength to climb to new heights of success. It is must read for anyone looking to transform their lives, careers or businesses.
I really enjoyed all of the ideas that were presented in the book. At times it was a little overwhelming but overall it was a great book!
"A life of significance"
This book is designed specifically with you in mind. It's designed for the "you" you want to become. Well written and clear on what steps you need to take and ways you need to improve to truly live a significant life.
If you're looking to go further faster and to create a more rewarding lifestyle than this book is it. There is no get-rich-quick scheme here just solid tried and true methods to make your life matter.
We all end up somewhere, few end up somewhere on purpose. Read this book and the trajectory of you're life will change dramatically.
"Eye opening read!"
This is one of the most uplifting, honest and thought provoking books I have read. The book really made me take a look at my life and how I have been living it thus far. It seems like a simple concept when you hear "live your life how you want to live" but most of us don't. YOU really are in control of your life and Jack makes sure to point that out along the way. Giving examples of how anybody can really do anything. Really. And he gives you the tools to do so. If your feeling a little stuck or lost in life this is a great read! You owe it to yourself.
"Amazing and comprehensive set of success principle to live a life of achievement and significance"
I am amazed at the content of the Success Principles - I just spent more than 21 hours listening to the audio version of same and I just bought the kindle version of the book and ordering today the hard copy!
What a gold mine of information to lead a life of purpose and significance - all principles explained with clarity and taught how to carry out implementation with live examples and beautiful stories of the principles in action!
Jack, you are a true Magician, a Genius and a true Human. I am so glad I signed for the Train the Trainer programme to become one of your certified coach and I am so excited that I will be able to adopt all these principles in my life and later on be able to teach same to thousands of other people and change their lives for the better!
I love you Jack - you are changing my life for the BEST!
Ravin S. Papiah
Certified Coach & Trainer, Public Speaker
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