The Success Principles by Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer
CD Edition: 2004 Version
Published: HarperAudio; Abridged edition (December 28, 2004)
Genres: Self-Help, Personal Growth, Personal Development, NonFiction, Motivational,
Kindle (2015 Version) ~ Paperback ~ Audio CD’s (2004)
Synopsis (From Goodreads)
Jack Canfield, cocreator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, turns to the principles he’s studied, taught, and lived for more than 30 years in this practical and inspiring guide that will help any aspiring person get from where they are to where they want to be.
The Success Principles™ will teach you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. Not merely a collection of good ideas, this book spells out the 64 timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history. Taken together and practiced every day, these principles will transform your life beyond your wildest dreams!
Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEOs, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, The Success Principles™ will give you the proven blueprint you need to achieve any goal you desire.
My thoughts on The Success Principles
I got this audio in 2014 and start to hear a lot of times but never made if far in. In this occasion I decided to get a pen, paper and listen to it during the times I was ironing clothes at night, two or three times a week. Doing it this way I finally finished the audiobook and got 5 pages of notes.
This is one of those books that you could find in the self-help section of the store but that works perfectly foe an aspiring writer or a newby because it helps with the little life advises to keep pressing forward when you are having doubts.
While listening to this audiobook, which is not the new version that came out for the 10th anniversary, I jot down stuff like… “I must change my response to the fact that I don’t like my university degree and just finish the damn thing without more excuses.” Or “I have to stop blaming my parents for my career choise and my life. If I don’t stop and change, nothing will change.”
I even when a little deeper remembering how I used to love the classics and now my once good, beautiful vocabulary it’s been transformed into everyday nonsense. “I used to idolize Anne Rise and her writing, that gorgeous way of describing in her books, her dialogues, all of it. I used to want to write like that. What happen? Where did all that go? I’m not reading what I wanted to read in the past, what I said I would read. I’m not writing like I wanted to be writing by now…”
After listening to this audiobook, I’m not only more respectful of self-help books but I want to read or listen to more of them. Because if this book got me to think about my life, got me to start trying to change my way of view about things I just didn’t try to change and just complained about, what could another one of this do?
I firmly believe you should read this book or listen to it in audio form. You can get videos with 5 minutes explanations of the main points on Youtube but I don’t recommend it because you miss so many things, so many stories, so much encouragement.
Honestly, I will probably get my hands on the new version. I’m not saying I will get to it right away but at some point I will revise this book again. Just because it’s not a writing book, doesn’t mean it won’t help in your path to become a great writer. I know it helped me.
If you keep on doing what you always have, you’ll keep on getting what you always gotten.
Remember: What other believe about you it’s none of your busyness.
“Books are not written, they are re written.” By Michael Crichton.
E (event) + R (response) = o (outcome)
Always look for the opportunity in a situation, even if it’s a bad one.
The World doesn’t pay you for what you know. It pays you for what you do.
FYI... If you can get your hands on this, you won’t regret it
Jack Canfield is an award-winning speaker and an internationally recognized leader in personal development and peak performance strategies. As the beloved originator of the CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL® series, he’s taught millions of individuals his modernized formulas for success, and now certifies trainers to teach his content and methodology all over the world.
Jack is the author and co-author of more than 150 books (including 66 bestsellers) with more than 100 million copies in print in 47 languages around the world. His bestselling book, THE SUCCESS PRINCIPLES: HOW TO GET FROM WHERE YOU ARE TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE has been hailed as the new self-improvement classic. In 2014, SUCCESS magazine named him “One of the Most Influential Leaders in Personal Growth and Achievement.” He holds the Guinness World Record for having the greatest number of books on the New York Times bestseller list at the same time.
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Janet Switzer is a 25-year veteran of generating revenue for celebrity entrepreneurs, bestselling authors and thousands of small businesses. She’s the New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be with Jack Canfield, published in 30 languages. She’s also the #1 bestselling author of Instant Income: Strategies That Bring in the Cash for Small Businesses, Innovative Employees and Occasional Entrepreneurs from McGraw-Hill Publishers.
She’s developed and executed the day-to-day income-generation strategies of many of the world’s celebrity entrepreneurs including Chicken Soup for the Soul founder Jack Canfield; television personality Lisa Nichols; personal finance expert David Bach; motivational speaker Les Brown; underground business guru Jay Abraham; and tapping-therapy founder Dr. Roger Callahan, among many others.
Her books, newsletters and training courses are read and used by businesspeople in more than 80 countries. And her popular small business column is syndicated to more 220 media outlets worldwide. Miss Switzer has traveled to nearly every continent speaking to thousands of entrepreneurs, independent sales professionals, corporate employees and industry association members on the principles of success and income generation.