Jack Canfield’s Success Principles Revealed

Jack Canfield offers Success Principles that can help anyone move forward in their lives. I interviewed Jack Canfield back in April 2020. Jack Canfield is the man who, with a partner started the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. He ended up selling more more books than practically anyone else in the English language that I know of anyway. It was fascinating to talk with Jack and to hear him share stories and talk about his success principles that he teaches. And I thought, why don't I have a chat with you today and just reveal to you those success principles. Jack is a down-to-earth, gentle kind of man; definitely a person who practices mindfulness.

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He told some of his stories on the show. Jack sometimes tells a story about an 11 cent bag of spaghetti noodles, and how he was going to college on a scholarship and the scholarship paid for his books and his clothes and things like that. But he was so broke, he said that he'd be eating 21 cent dinners, so a 10 cent can of tomato paste and garlic salt over an 11 cent bag of spaghetti noodles. He really didn't have very much abundance financially at that point in time. It was not easy for him. He was so determined to succeed and he thought of creating books with inspirational stories that people would like to read. However, after he approached a few publishers, they told him this was not a good idea. But he didn't give up. He was determined and kept moving forward and asking more and more publishers to publish his book. Jack ended up being turned down by 144 publishers until finally somebody decided to take a chance and publish his book.

This is how the famous ‘Chicken Soup For The Soul' series was born. Jack recently wrote a book called The Success Principles: How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be. I read this book and found it to be an interesting read and a powerful book. I agree with Jack when he talks about his success principles, because I've interviewed a lot of people too. One of the things he says is that by connecting with successful people, you start to notice how they live and, and some of the principles they live by. Jack explains that they don't always start with lots of money or high level connections or privileged circumstances. He writes that they have certain similarities in their success principles. That is why he goes ahead in this book and shares some of those success principles. A

Plan, Focus, Persevere

The first success principal is to plan, focus and then persevere. And all of those three things, they kind of fit together. Jack Canfield is known to be an expert at focus and he has written a book about this subject. So planning is not useful unless you persevere. And of course, persevering doesn't mean much unless you have a plan. So that first step is really important; plan, focus and persevere.

Constant Learning

I know Jack reads a lot and learns a lot from the many people that he that he works with including authors, entrepreneurs, creators, and business experts. Become a constant learner and you will be headed toward success. This is a powerful success principle.

Keep Score

Successful people keep score on the critical drivers of their success. So in other words, as they're moving along, they're aware of what is helping them to be successful. So keeping score, and being aware of what isn't successful is also important. Always be aware of what is working and what is not working in your business and in your life.


Success principle number four is to believe in yourself. You may not feel like you have a lot of confidence, or you may not feel like you've had a lot of successes. In spite of that, you can move to a place where you will believe in yourself. It's not always easy, but you can do things to help boost your belief in yourself. Meditation and self-hypnosis are two of those practices that will help increase your confidence. Using mantras can also help with your confidence. It is not necessarily easy to move from lacking confidence to a place where you believe in yourself, but there are steps you can take to help yourself be that person who has more confidence.

Positive Money Consciousness

Success principle number five is to have positive money consciousness. We've talked a lot on the show about positive money consciousness. There are many human beings out there that do not have this; a lot of us have a belief that somehow money has a negative connotation or money is somehow evil. Some believe that if you have a lot of money in your life, then you will have more problems. In many peoples' minds, there are a lot of negatives that go along with having money.

Surround Yourself

Surround yourself with successful, positive people. People that make you feel good will help you move toward success. In the book, Jack expands on the above Success Principles and tells stories and uses examples. Jack helps you understand and remember each of these concepts in in a deep, lasting way.


I definitely recommend his book. And not only have Jack written this book, Success Principles, he also has a Success Principles Workbook. So you can read the book, and then get the success principles workbook, which is an action plan for getting from where you are to where you want to be.

It was a privilege to interview jack on episode 537. And you can go to that episode;  www.mindfulnessmode.com/537 and and check out the interview. Thank you for joining me today. You can start by doing one or two of the success principles and as you gradually make positive changes in your life, you will move toward more successes. Take these ideas and suggestions that I've shared with you today, and reach new heights of calm focus and happiness. Stay in the mode


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