The Success Principles of Jack Canfield

In late 2015 I began this very personal finance blog. It is my outlet for reading and researching on all things personal finance. One of my goals in 2016 was to read more. Read more books (non-fiction), scholarly pieces, magazine articles, and blog posts. My goal was to dramatically expand my knowledge in all things related to money, investing, business, self-improvement, and personal development.

I’ve always enjoyed reading business books to help me succeed professionally. Last year is when I really focused on succeeding financially. I’ve read a number of finance books, as well as biographies on successful investors like Warren Buffet and Jack Bogle. The one common theme from these successful people was their continued research and thirst for knowledge. They were always seeking self-improvement, which in turn brought greater wealth (personally, professionally, and financially).

Never Stop Learning

I always thought “self-help” books weren’t for me but they are unbelievably valuable. One of the latest books I just completed was The Success Principles by Jack Canfield (famed co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul).

The Fundamentals of Success

1. Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life
2. Be Clear Why You’re Here
3. Decide What You Want
4. Believe It’s Possible
5. Believe in Yourself
6. Use the Law of Attraction
7. Unleash the Power of Goal-Setting
8. Chunk It Down
9. Success Leaves Clues
10. Release the Brakes
11. See What You Want, Get What You See
12. Act As If
13. Take Action
14. Just Lean Into It
15. Experience Your Fear and Take Action Anyway
16. Be Willing to Pay the Price
17. Ask! Ask! Ask!
18. Reject Rejection
19. Use Feedback to Your Advantage
20. Commit to Constant and Never-Ending Improvement
21. Keep Score for Success
22. Practice Persistence
23. Practice the Rule of 5
24. Exceed Expectations

Transform Yourself for Success

25. Drop Out of the “Ain’t It Awful” Club…and Surround Yourself with Successful People
26. Acknowledge Your Positive Past
27. Keep Your Eye on the Prize
28. Clean Up Your Messes and Your Incompletes
29. Complete the Past to Embrace the Future
30. Face What Isn’t Working
31. Embrace Change
32. Transform Your Inner Critic into an Inner Coach
33. Transcend Your Limiting Beliefs
34. Develop Four New Success Habits a Year
35. 99% Is a Bitch; 100% Is a Breeze
36. Learn More to Earn More
37. Stay Motivated with the Masters
38. Fuel Your Success with Passion and Enthusiasm

Build Your Success Team

39. Stay Focused on Your Core Genius
40. Redefine Time
41. Build a Powerful Support Team and Delegate to Them
42. Just Say No!
43. Become a Leader Worth Following
44. Create a Network of Mentors and Others Who Will Up-Level You
45. Hire a Personal Coach
46. Mastermind Your Way to Success
47. Inquire Within

Create Successful Relationships

48. Be Hear Now
49. Have a Heart Talk
50. Tell the Truth Faster
51. Speak with Impeccability
52. When in Doubt, Check It Out
53. Practice Uncommon Appreciation
54. Keep Your Agreements
55. Be a Class Act

Success and Money

56. Develop a Positive Money Consciousness
57. You Get What You Focus On
58. Pay Yourself First
59. Master the Spending Game
60. To Spend More, First Make More
61. Give More to Get More
62. Find a Way to Serve

Success in the Digital Age

63. Master the Technology You Need
64. Brand Yourself with an Online Persona
65. Use Social Media in a Way That Enhances Your


66. Use the Exponential Power of Crowdfunding
67. Connect with People Who Can Expand Your Vision

Final Thoughts on The Success Principles

I consider this book a must-read for all Millennials who want to succeed in life and business. It’s a great tool for helping you advance your life and career, emotionally and financially. The Success Principles gives you the basic strategies for success plus the advanced strategies that will help you become a success master. The principles are simple.

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