The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Jack Canfield , Janet Switzer
Narrator: Danny Campbell
Genres: Self Development
Publisher: HarperAudio
Published In: June 2016
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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The Success Principles™ by Jack Canfield, cocreator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, will teach you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. This audio spells out the 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.

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.

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.

Reviews (9)

The Succes Principles

Written by JAGTAR S. on July 23rd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

It is very informative. I am all energized and started taking responsibility for my succeses. I love to get more training to be a professional speaker


Written by Bobby D on October 4th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of the best books I ever read. Changed my whole mindset and life in just the first few chapters! I recommend this book to all high school students especially 11th and 12th graders who about to face the "real world'' and anyone looking to become successful in today's society.

Written by Benjamin Freiman on August 9th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I first read the 10th Anniversary Edition which was immensely longer than the original, but had many more examples and stories to help drive home. I recommend both books as this edition is much shorter and you can read through many times quickly... Overall this book is definitely a life changer and easily explains what is needed in life to be successful. Highly recommend this book for anyone who needs motivation in their life.

Written by Christina Revane on April 9th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very well done, easy to listen to and follow. A book I will be read (listen to) at least several more times and suggest to others!

Written by Erick Magana on May 16th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I think this book has really useful and true information, but it's all pretty basic, logical and kind of boring.

good stuff

Written by Nate Alexander on November 28th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

You can listen to this series probably 100x and get something from it. There are so many principles Canfield outlines that you're bound to resonate with a different principle each time as you move through life. Call it chicken soup for each trial, period or effort in your life.

The Success Principles

Written by Anonymous from Pace, FL on July 23rd, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I would call this a life changing book. I loved it. It provides wonderful food-for-thought and motivation enough to get you on the trail of your life-long dreams. I liked it so much, I bought the TWO printed versions, one for me, and one for my 20-something son, who just graduated from college. I recommend this for everyone.

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Written by Anonymous on June 28th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent tool for those who want to move forward and be successful in life

Success Principles CD 1-3

Written by RZMARQUEE on January 1st, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Good and easy to follow. Structure is very good since it is written (and read) using outline format (i.e. Number 1, #2, #3...etc...). After listening several times, I began to "get it." This series isn't one that can be absorbed in 1 listening. In fact, I wish I would have kept it for at least a 3rd listening. At first, most of the information seems obvious, but when actively listening (and taking notes), one can really get a lot out of this series.

Author Details

Author Details

Canfield, Jack

As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, Jack Canfield fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre - and watched it grow to a billion dollar market. As the driving force behind the development and delivery of over 100 million books sold through the Chicken Soup for the Soul® franchise, Jack Canfield is uniquely qualified to talk about success.

Behind the empire Time Magazine called the "publishing phenomenon of the decade" is America's leading expert in creating peak performance for entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, managers, sales professionals, corporate employees and educators. He is a compelling, empowering and compassionate coach who for the past 30 years has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals achieve their dreams.

Affectionately known as "America's #1 Success Coach", Jack has studied and reported on what makes successful people different. He knows what motivates them, what drives them, and what inspires them. He brings this critical insight to countless audiences internationally --- sharing his success strategies in the media, with companies, universities and professional associations in over 20 countries around the world.

Jack is a Harvard graduate with a Master's Degree in psychological education and one of the earliest champions of peak-performance, developing the specific methodology and results-oriented activities to help people take on greater challenges and produce breakthrough results.

He's personally taught millions of individuals his unique and modernized formulas for success and has packaged them in his latest book The Success Principles™: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. This new self-improvement standard contains 64 powerful principles of success utilized by top achievers from all walks of life and all areas of commerce. The Success Principles - and the entire empire of "Principles" books, products, coaching programs and branded retail merchandise - is Mr. Canfield's next offering to the more than 100 million readers he currently reaches worldwide.

Mr. Canfield's other best-selling books - The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, and Dare to Win, - have generated millions of bookstore and Internet sales, and have launched complementary products such as audio programs, video programs, corporate training programs and syndicated columns to enthusiastic corporate buyers. His audio program, Maximum Confidence, has sold more than 350,000 copies through Nightingale-Conant alone.

He is Founder and Chairman of the Canfield Training Group in Santa Barbara, California, which trains entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders and motivated individuals how to accelerate the achievement of their personal and professional goals.

Jack is also the founder of The Foundation for Self-Esteem in Culver City, California, which provides self-esteem resources and trainings to social workers, welfare recipients and human resource professionals.

Jack is the CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul® Enterprises, a billion dollar empire that encompasses licensing, merchandising and publishing activities around the globe. Jack's nationally syndicated newspaper column is read in 150 papers worldwide, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul® radio shows are syndicated throughout North America. Jack is also syndicated columnist through King Features Syndicate and is a popular news subject featured not only in major trade publications, but in every major metro newspaper across America and in hundreds more around the globe.

Chicken Soup for the Soul® has also been a featured television program for both the PAX and ABC networks. Additionally, the company's licensing division produces dozens of top-selling items including Chicken Soup for the Soul® nutriceuticals, pet foods, greetings cards, music, collectibles and other licensed merchandise. A Chicken Soup for the Soul® magazine also launched in the summer of 2005.

Jack's background includes a BA from Harvard University and he also holds a Masters degree in Psychological Education from the University of Massachusetts and a Honorary Doctorate from the University of Santa Monica, Parker College of Chiropractic and St. Ambrose University. Over the past 30 years, he has been a psychotherapist, an educational consultant, trainer and a leading authority in the areas of self-esteem, achievement motivation and peak performance.

Jack Canfield holds the Guinness Book World Record for having seven books simultaneously on the New York Times Bestseller List - beating out Stephen King. He even holds the Guinness Book World Record for the largest book-signing ever for Chicken Soup for the Kids Soul. And he's the only author to have won both the ABBY Award and the Southern California Book Publicist Award in the same year - honoring him as both an outstanding writer and a consummate book marketer.

Jack has also been a featured guest on more than 1,000 radio and television programs in nearly every major market worldwide - many of them on a repeat basis. A sample of these shows include Oprah, 20/20, Inside Edition, The Today Show, Larry King Live, Fox and Friends, The CBS Evening News, The NBC Nightly News, Eye to Eye, CNN's Talk Back Live!, PBS, QVC and many others.

Switzer, Janet

Janet Switzer is the "New York Times" bestselling coauthor of "The Success Principles" with Jack Canfield, cocreator of the phenomenal Chicken Soup for the Soul(R) franchise. Since 1993, Switzer has been the leading income generator of choice for Mr. Canfield's seminars and speaking business and for Mark Victor Hansen's mega-seminars and in-house catalogs. She has also developed successful campaigns in media, direct mail, and specialty marketing for many of the most renowned celebrity entrepreneurs in the world. Visit the Instant Income Web site at