Synopses & Reviews
The Principles Always Work
If You Work the Principles
Get ready to transform yourself for success. Jack Canfield, cocreator of the phenomenal bestsellingChicken 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. And the fundamentals are the same for all people and all professions even if you're currently unemployed. It doesn't matter if your goals are to be the top salesperson in your company, become a leading architect, score straight A's in school, lose weight, buy your dream home, or make millions of dollars the principles and strategies are the same.
From learning these basics, you can then tackle the important inner work needed to transform yourself.After this inner work, you can turn to building a "success team" and the important ways of transforming your relationships for lasting success. Finally, because success always includes a financial dimension, you can learn to develop a positive money consciousness along with the habits that will ensure that you have enough to live the lifestyle you want, while keeping the importance of tithing and service central to your financial practice. Taken together and practiced every day, these principles will transform your life beyond your wildest dreams!
Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEO's, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, The Success Principles™ will give you the courage and the heart to start living the principles of success today. Go for it!
"When it comes to success, Canfield knows of what he speaks: he is co-creator, with Mark Victor Hansen, of the seemingly endless Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He presents 64 success principles that he claims 'always work' and draws on his own experience and that of others to illustrate them. Sixty-four principles may seem like a lot, but each receives a concise, easy-to-digest chapter that challenges readers to risk creating their lives exactly as they want them. Many of the principles are familiar e.g., 'Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life' but Canfield has a nifty way of summarizing them ('Reject rejection'), and some are inventive: 'Become an Inverse Paranoid' means see the world as out to help you instead of out to get you. He also offers specific techniques, such as positive-thinking exercises and visualizations. A section on transformation provides even more on how to overcome self-defeating beliefs, fears and habits. Further sections offer principles on building good teams and better relationships at the office. Canfield acknowledges his predecessors in the success advice field, such as Napoleon Hill, and is also clear that while he gives information, motivation, and inspiration, readers must contribute their own hard work. Canfield's energy and enthusiasm bounce off the page; many will flock to this inspiring (and very rich) teacher. And those starting off in business or in need of a refresher course may consider this title required reading. Agent, Bonnie Solow. Forecast: Harper is putting Canfield in a class with Dale Carnegie and Napoleon Hill. A Today show appearance, 11-city tour and 250,000-copy first printing will demonstrate whether they're right." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Canfield has an easy style and talks directly to readers, responding to potential 'what ifs' and 'buts' with encouragement and sound advice. The book's layout is superb." Library Journal
"[C]ompelling. Canfield does an excellent job of what this kind of self-help guide is charged with doing: first, indicating what kind of thinking people need to do to understand how they would like their lives to play out, and second, imparting the courage to take action." Booklist
Praise for the first Edition of The Success Principles: “Canfields principles are simple, but the results youll achieve will be extraordinary!” Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power
“If you could read only one book this year, you have it in your hands.” Harvey Mackay, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive
“Great book, great read, great gift for anyone committed to becoming a Master of Life!” Michael E. Gerber, author of The E-Myth books
“I have personally learned a lot from Jack Canfield and I trust you will too.” John Gray, Ph.., author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
“. . .an illuminating and easy-to-read book. Jacks teaching is highly effective. . . .” Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager(R) and Customer Mania!(R)
“. . .the best success classic to come along in decades. . . .” Les Brown, author of Live Your Dreams and Conversations on Success
“. . .a must-read for everyone who is looking to attain new heights in his or her life.” Arielle Ford, author of Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul
One of the greatest barriers to progress is fear—of failure, rejection, embarrassment, uncertainty, and confrontation. With actionable advice and empowering examples, Make Change Work for You
provides the tools we need to succeed in the face of our fears.”
--Adam Grant, Wharton professor and author of Give and Take
“Practical, hands-on, and powerful, Scott isnt afraid to talk about being afraid and how it keeps us down.”
--Seth Godin, author of The Icarus Deception
“This powerful, practical book is loaded with proven strategies to build your self-confidence, become more innovative, and unlock your creativity.”
--Brian Tracy, bestselling author, The Power of Self-Confidence
“A must-read for any working professional—provides the new formula for finding lasting success in your career.”
--Dan Schawbel,author of Promote Yourself
“An eye-opening read that will change the way you look at business. Start competing for tomorrow . . . today.”
--Brian Solis, digital analyst and anthropologist, author of Whats the Future of Business
“Provides a more personal and practical formula for innovation thats just the prescription for executives looking to break through to the next level.”
--Marty Yudkovitz, retired head of strategic innovation, The Walt Disney Company
“Steinberg provides a one-of-a-kind formula for evolution and growth in an age of constant change. His paradoxical findings, from numerous interviews and research: we deal best with change when we use the tools of both change and constancy, changing ourselves and yet remaining constant in our application of what he calls the F.E.A.R. model—focus, engage, assess, react. Its an eye-opening read.”
--Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute
“Provides powerful new insights into the nature of creativity and personal growth . . .”
--Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and author of Finding the Next Steve Jobs
“Charles Darwin said those who survive are those who adapt. Make Change Work for You is a must-read for those who want to survive in our rapidly changing world. Clear. Concise. Practical.”
--Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association
The author of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup series turns to the secrets of success as the cornerstone of his next franchise. From graduates and teachers to parents and self-starting business aspirants, Canfield offers readers practical help and inspiration.
Finding the courage to embrace change and take chances is the only way to succeed.
Business, culture, and competitive landscapes have fundamentally changed, but basic principles and best practices for succeeding and future-proofing both yourself and your organization haven't. With a mix of compelling stories, research from the social sciences and psychology, and real-world insights, Make Change Work for You shows how to reignite your career, rekindle creativity, and fearlessly innovate your way to success by providing the tools needed to master uncertainty and conquer every challenge in life or business.
Make Change Work for You opens with a comprehensive overview of the most common factors that lead to self-defeating behaviors, including fear of failure, embarrassment, underperformance, rejection, confrontation, isolation, and change itself.
Using a simple, four-part model, Steinberg helps you understand and better respond to the challenges that change can bring:
Focus: Define the problem and come to understand it objectively.
Engage: Interact with the challenge and try a range of solutions.
Assess: Review the response(s) generated by your tactics.
React: Adjust your strategy accordingly.
And finally, the book shows how to develop the vital personal and professional skills required to triumph in the new normal” by understanding and engaging in the 10 new habits that highly successful people share:
1. Play the Odds
2. Embrace Tomorrow Today
3. Seek Constant Motion
4. Lead, Dont Follow
5. Never Stop Learning
6. Create Competitive Advantage
7. Connect the Dots
8. Pick Your Battles
9. Set and Align Your Priorities
10. Always Create Value
About the Author
is among today's leading business strategists and strategic innovation consultants, as seen in 600+ outlets from CNN to Time
and The Wall St. Journal.
The CEO of management consulting and market research firm TechSavvy Global, he helps clients create value and cultivate competitive advantage on the back of emerging trends. A top-rated keynote speaker, popular author and futurist, he provides presentations and training workshops at events, meetings and conferences.
Among todays most-quoted industry experts, as seen by over one billion people worldwide, Scott's 10+ year track record for accurately predicting business and consumer trends has made him a fixture in mainstream media. He has been a featured guest or contributor to programs on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, ESPN, and MTV, and columnist on change and innovation for Fast Company, Rolling Stone and The Huffington Post.