Interview with Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition: All Your Favorite Original Stories Plus 20 Bonus Stories for the Next 20 Years

Jack Canfield

author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition: All Your Favorite Original Stories Plus 20 Bonus Stories for the Next 20 Years"
John A. Girardi

John A. Girardi

Co-Host & Partner at Girardi | Keese

Jack Canfield, author of "Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition: All Your Favorite Original Stories Plus 20 Bonus Stories for the Next 20 Years"

Jack Canfield's Website

When it comes to success, Steve gets Jack Canfield to talk of what he knows best: 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.

Jack also tells Steve what specific techniques, such as positive-thinking exercises and visualizations work best. 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.

The Book: "Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition: All Your Favorite Original Stories Plus 20 Bonus Stories for the Next 20 Years"

ISBN: 161159913X

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The twentieth anniversary edition of the original Chicken Soup for the Soul is brimming with even more hope and inspiration – the stories you’ve always loved, plus bonus stories, plus 20 bonus stories from today’s thought leaders.

Twenty years later, Chicken Soup for the Soul continues to open the heart and rekindle the spirit. Celebrate the twentieth anniversary with the classic book that inspired millions — reinvigorated with bonus stories of inspiration! You will find hope and inspiration in these 101 heartwarming stories about counting your blessings, thinking positive, and overcoming challenges.

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