The Success Principles(TM) - 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

The Success Principles(TM) - 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

The Success Principles(TM) - 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

The Success Principles(TM) - 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be


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In celebration of its 10th anniversary, a revised and updated edition of Jack Canfield’s classic bestseller 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 bestselling 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062364289
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 01/27/2015
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 624
Sales rank: 51,098
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jack Canfield, America's #1 Success Coach, is the cocreator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes forty New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor with Gay Hendricks of You've GOT to Read This Book! An internationally renowned corporate trainer, Jack has trained and certified over 4,100 people to teach the Success Principles in 115 countries. He is also a podcast host, keynote speaker, and popular radio and TV talk show guest. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Janet Switzer is the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Success Principles with Jack Canfield, co-creator of the phenomenal Chicken Soup for the Soul franchise. She has also developed successful campaigns in media, direct mail, and specialty marketing for many of the most renowned celebrity entrepreneurs in the world.


Santa Barbara, California

Date of Birth:

August 19, 1944

Place of Birth:

Fort Worth, Texas


B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973

Table of Contents

Foreword xix

Introduction xxix

I The Fundamentals of Success

1 Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life 3

2 Be Clear Why You're Here 23

3 Decide What You Want 30

4 Believe It's Possible 42

5 Believe in Yourself 48

6 Use the Law of Attraction 59

7 Unleash the Power of Goal-Setting 76

8 Chunk It Down 89

9 Success Leaves Clues 94

10 Release the Brakes 96

11 See What You Want, Get What You See 107

12 Act As If 123

13 Take Action 133

14 Just Lean Into It 143

15 Experience Your Fear and Take Action Anyway 150

16 Be Willing to Pay the Price 163

17 Ask! Ask! Ask! 174

18 Reject Rejection 181

19 Use Feedback to Your Advantage 190

20 Commit to Constant and Never-Ending Improvement 201

21 Keep Score for Success 205

22 Practice Persistence 209

23 Practice the Rule of 5 217

24 Exceed Expectations 220

II Transform Yourself for Success

25 Drop Out of the "Ain't It Awful" Club… and Surround Yourself with Successful People 227

26 Acknowledge Your Positive Past 233

27 Keep Your Eye on the Prize 243

28 Clean Up Your Messes and Your incompletes 246

29 Complete the Past to Embrace the Future 252

30 Face What Isn't Working 263

31 Embrace Change 268

32 Transform Your Inner Critic into an Inner Coach 271

33 Transcend Your Limiting Beliefs 284

34 Develop Four New Success Habits a Year 288

35 99% Is a Bitch; 100% Is a Breeze 292

36 Learn More to Earn More 295

37 Stay Motivated with the Masters 304

38 Fuel Your Success with Passion and Enthusiasm 308

III Build Yon Success Team

39 Stay Focused on Your Core Genius 315

40 Redefine Time 320

41 Build a Powerful Support Team and Delegate to Them 326

42 Just Say No! 331

43 Become a Leader Worth Following 337

44 Create a Network of Mentors and Others Who Will Up-Level You 349

45 Hire a Personal Coach 364

46 Mastermind Your Way to Success 370

47 Inquire Within 376

IV Create Successful Relationships

48 Be Hear Now 391

49 Have a Heart Talk 396

50 Tell the Truth Faster 401

51 Speak with Impeccability 411

52 When in Doubt, Check It Out 417

53 Practice Uncommon Appreciation 422

54 Keep Your Agreements 429

55 Be a Class Act 435

V Success and Money

56 Develop a Positive Money Consciousness 443

57 You Get What You Focus On 450

58 Pay Yourself First 456

59 Master the Spending Game 464

60 To Spend More, First Make More 471

61 Give More to Get More 484

62 Find a Way to Serve 491

VI Success in the Digital Age

63 Master the Technology You Need 499

64 Brand Yourself with an Online Persona 509

65 Use Social Media in a Way That Enhances Your Reputation 524

66 Use the Exponential Power of Crowdfunding 530

67 Connect with People Who Can Expand Your Vision 539

Afterword: Empower Yourself by Empowering Others 543

The Success Principles Free Success Tools 553

Bring the Power of Change to Your Organization: The Success Principles Keynote, Workshop, and Training 555

Suggested Reading and Additional Resources for Success 557

About the Authors 559

Acknowledgments 563

Permissions 567

Index 571

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