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Friday, March 8, 2013

Book Review: The Success Principles by Jack Canfield


The Success Principles by Jack Canfield is all about coaching you to higher levels of performance. His collection of works from great business minds helps put into perspective the multiple skills needed to be successful in today’s modern business world. The book helps readers to realize their ambitions by developing skills and confidence they need every day to succeed. 

If we did all the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves-Thomas Edison

The book is a mix between business and self-help. It is designed to be motivational by nature and lead readers to the belief that they can change the way they approach their lives and how to accomplish their goals. For those looking for a path to accomplish their goals they may browse through the many principles and quotes offered by Americans most successful individuals. It provides a grouping of inspirational quotes, beliefs, and advices from those who have already succeeded. 

The book encourages readers to take responsibility for their lives, decide what is important to them, create appropriate actions, review feedback, and continue to plug forward. The main collections of information are gathered under the following areas:

-The fundamentals of Success
-Transform Yourself for Success
-Business Your Success Team
-Create Successful Relationships
-Success and Money
-Success Starts Now

The book is fairly easy to follow and is written at a high school graduate level. The work includes a collection of various sayings and writings. A little more continuity would be valued but overall it provides an overview of what it takes to be successful.  The author has experience in motivational speaking and coaching and puts this knowledge to strong use in his book. 

Canfield, J. (2005). The success principles: how to get from where you are to where you want to be. NY: HarperCollins. ISBN: 978-0-06-059489-3

Price: $15
Pages: 450
Academic Book Ranking: 3.9(-1 over 5 years)=2.9/5
General Business Book Ranking: 4.5/5
Book Review: The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

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