6 Daily Habits of Gratitude That Will Attract More Abundance and Joy into Your Life

Daily habits of gratitude and appreciation are one of the highest emotional states you can experience. When you cultivate gratitude, you’re able to feel true joy and contentment, no matter what you have or don’t have in your life.

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“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

The Law of Attraction states that like attracts like, when you’re grateful for what you already have, you will naturally attract more for which you can be grateful.

However, many people find that it requires great diligence to cultivate a persistent attitude of appreciation. That’s because we’ve been culturally conditioned to focus on what we don’t have, rather than appreciating what we’ve already received or achieved.

To help you combat this conditioning, here are 6 simple tips on how to make gratitude – one of the most important habits of successful people – a natural daily habit, so you can attract more joy and abundance into your life all year long:

Discover how you can use affirmations to practice and create daily habits of gratitude with this free affirmations guide.

1. Take 7 minutes each morning to write down everything you appreciate in life

Starting your day this way primes you to be receptive and grateful for everything your day will bring. It also helps you cultivate an air of positivity that makes you naturally more attractive to other positive people – and inspires them to want to help you achieve your goals.

2. Make a conscious effort to appreciate at least 3 people every day

By letting people know how much you appreciate them, you increase their own sense of appreciation and self-worth and encourage them to pay this positive energy forward to other people.

While most people enjoy receiving verbal appreciation, written notes are also nice because they can be saved and re-read. (For ideas on expressing appreciation, grab your copy of The Success Principles and review Principle 53: Practice Uncommon Appreciation.)

3. Play the appreciation game

Set a specific time each day to consciously appreciate everything you encounter. An ideal time to do this is on your way to or from work. Appreciate the people you pass, the road you walk on, the cars that let you merge into a different lane, the street signs that make it easy for you to know where you’re going, the rain that’s nourishing the plants and trees, and so on.

Look for the good in all situations – even those you would normally view as negative. As the saying goes, “Every cloud has a silver lining.” For example, when my wife was in a car accident a few years ago, she could have chosen to berate herself or question her judgment. Instead, she focused on her gratitude for suffering only minor injuries and for the help she received from other drivers.

4.  Carry a physical token of gratitude in your pocket, such as a heart-shaped stone, crystal, or some other small item

A physical reminder can bring you back to your daily habit practice of gratitude when your mind has drifted elsewhere. As you reach into your pocket throughout the day and feel the token, use it as a reminder to stop, breathe and take a moment to fully experience the emotion of gratitude. The more conscious effort you put into seeking it out, the easier it will be to find it – and the more powerful your experience will be.

5. Remember to appreciate the smallest blessings

The best way to activate your gratitude is by acknowledging the gifts most people take for granted. If you have food in your refrigerator, clothes in your closet and a roof over your head, you are better off than 75 percent of the world’s population.

If you eat three meals a day, you are far better off than the 1 billion people on the planet who eat once a day at most.

Do you have a phone?  How about a car that allows you to travel to work or to explore the country? Is your family healthy? Do you have a computer and Internet access to stay in touch with the world, get access to education, and perform work for which you are paid? Do you have clean water to drink?

Celebrate these simple blessings. These daily conveniences are gifts that most people in the world do not enjoy.

6. Appreciate yourself

Finally, don’t forget to appreciate your OWN positive qualities and accomplishments. In addition to celebrating your big successes, acknowledge your small daily successes too. We all need acknowledgment, but the most important acknowledgment is that which we give ourselves.

It may not feel natural at first to focus on appreciating what you already have, but by faithfully practicing the daily habits of gratitude outlined in this article, you’ll begin to change your conditioning.

To kick-start your daily gratitude practice, take a few moments to share at least three things for which you’re grateful for in the comments. Even the smallest act of gratitude will have a positive impact on your life.

I look forward to reading what you share! 

Get My Daily Affirmations for Success: A Step-By-Step Guide

Discover how you can use affirmations to practice and create daily habits of gratitude that I talked about in this article. In this guide, I will teach you about the importance of daily affirmations, why they’re critical to your success, and how to implement them in your life for rapid and positive changes. Click the graphic below to get this free daily affirmations guide. Use this powerful tool (and my free gift to you!) so you can re-create your self-image, replace your limiting beliefs, and achieve success.

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You can, as long as you include this complete statement with it: Jack Canfield, America’s #1 Success Coach, is founder of the billion-dollar book brand Chicken Soup for the Soul® and a leading authority on Peak Performance and Life Success. If you’re ready to jump-start your life, make more money, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get FREE success tips from Jack Canfield now at: www.FreeSuccessStrategies.com

The 4 Best Kept Secrets To Success & Happiness

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People often ask me to share with them the basis of my own success.  I think the secret to success involves 4 things. Here they are:

1) Always Listen to Your Inner Guidance

First, I have always listened to my inner guidance. I listened to what I was interested in and pursued it with all of my heart and soul. I was always willing to let go of where I was literally and figuratively in order to follow my dreams and achieve my life goals.

By the time I was 39 I had lived in nine states, attended three universities, built three businesses, taken more than 100 workshops, read over 1,000 books, and listened to more audio programs than I can count. I have always been a voracious learner, and by honoring my desire to increase my own self-awareness, I also discovered ways to help others be more successful in every area of their lives.

You were born with an inner guidance system that tells you when you are on or off purpose by the amount of joy you are experiencing. The things that bring you the greatest joy are in alignment with your purpose.

Follow the things in your life that bring you the most joy, and dedicate yourself to always improving.

If you’d like to learn how to access your inner guidance, check out my meditation tips for clarity and guidance.

2) Work Hard and Passionately for What You Want

Second, I was willing to work hard. Because I was passionate about my work. I worked long hours, approached every task with excellence, and devoted myself to never-ending improvement in every area of my work and my life.

Whenever you set out to improve your skills, change your behavior, or better your family life or business, beginning in small, manageable steps gives you a greater chance of long-term success. Doing too much too fast not only overwhelms you (or anyone else involved in the improvement), it can doom the effort to failure—thereby reinforcing the belief that it’s difficult, if not impossible, to succeed.

When you start with small, achievable steps you can easily master, it reinforces your belief that you can easily improve.

3) Surround Yourself With Great People

Third, I learned early on that life is a team sport. I always surrounded myself with partners, co-authors, and great staff with whom I shared generously.

One of the main secrets of success and successful people is that they constantly seek out guidance and advice from experts in their field. You can do the same and find great partners and mentors. Set aside some time and make a list of the people you would like to ask to mentor you. Then approach them and ask for their help.

Be prepared to give your mentors something in return. Even if it’s something simple such as keeping them updated on industry information or calling with new opportunities that might benefit them, look for ways to give to your mentors. Help others, too. What a great reward to any mentor—to eventually have their former protégé out in the world mentoring others!

4) Love What You Do, and Teach Others What You Know

Fourth, I have always sincerely cared about the people I serve, sometimes to a fault. But, I truly love people, and I love how I feel when I watch them wake up and successfully apply the principles and strategies I have taught them. I love what I do, and I love the people for whom I do it.

I want to leave you with a bit of homework to complete. Make a list of all of the things that make you feel the most joyful and alive. What are the common elements of these experiences? Can you figure out a way to make a living doing those things?

Leave a comment below on what brings you the most joy, and I’ll be sure to follow up with you.

Transform Yourself For Success One Day at a Time

Remember that successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. I’d like to offer you my 12-Month Success Planner. This free gift gives you free fill in the blank templates to tackle challenges and provides you with daily guidelines for success. Put this free planner to use to transform your life beyond your wildest dreams!

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30-Day Sobriety Challenge

Earlier this year I co-authored a book called The 30-Day Sobriety Solution with Dave Andrews.  Sobriety is very important topic for me as it’s something I’ve watched friends and family struggle with more times than I ever imagined possible. 

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to the book — and request for support– Dave and I have decided to host a FREE 30 Day Challenge and I’d like to invite you to join us!

Watch this video to learn more:

 

Join us for the 30 Challenge by registering below:

 

Once you register we’ll email you daily action steps, tips, videos and inspiration during the 30 day challenge. You can also join us on our 30-Day Sobriety Facebook Page for daily inspiration, sharing your wins with us, and connecting with others. Our goal is to support you for the next 30 days with any difficulties you may face during the challenge.

Why not invite your friends, family, or even coworkers, to participate in the challenge together and see how it can collectively transform your lives?!

And remember, you don’t have to be a problem drinker to participate! Whether your desire is to achieve total sobriety, or permanently cut back, or just lose some weight and improve your health, this is an opportunity to do that.

Are you in?

 

Soul Food for Your Ears: The 30-Day Sobriety Solution is Now Available as an Audiobook

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I’m delighted to announce that my new book, The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home, is now available as an audiobook!

I’m also thrilled to report that the book is getting rave reviews. What I find especially rewarding is that the positive feedback we’ve been getting comes not only from people who want to cut down or quit drinking, but from counselors and therapists who are using it in their recover and addiction practice.

Here’s what some people are saying about our revolutionary 30-day sobriety system…

“I wish I had this book years ago to have saved me so much pain caused from my ferocious drinking. I looked for help and sought out all kinds of expensive help and NOTHING came close to hitting the points like this book did with me to get me to stop drinking. This is what I needed.”

“This is going to be a life changer…”

“This book is going to help a lot of people – it is not just for heavy drinkers. You can put so much of what is taught in this book into other aspects of your life or specific addictions.”

“As a life coach, I deal with addiction problems frequently, and I can’t wait to incorporate this book into my coaching prescriptions for people who need it.”

“This book takes a topic that I’ve wanted to avoid entirely and breaks down the steps needed to address my addiction in almost an enjoyable manner… The tools and techniques shown in this book are literally the baseline for success in almost every area of life.”

“As a NLP Practitioner and Coach, I am hyper-critical when it comes to books that claim to create behavior change. This is one of the few I have read that actually delivers and in the privacy of one’s own home.”

“Your book is a godsend.”

It’s humbling to realize that this book – which I co-wrote with recovery expert Dave Andrews – is going to help so many people overcome negative habits that have been holding them back from creating a healthy, happy, and abundant life for themselves.

Get a sneak listen

If you’re curious to know more about what this book is all about, here are two clips from the new audio version. Give them a listen and let me know what you think in the comments:

CLIP 1: Introduction – in which I describe how my childhood experiences and family life led me to co-author a book about recovering from alcohol addition.

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CLIP 2: Getting Started – Recovery expert Dave Anderson describes the system behind the 30-Day Sobriety Solution and how it will help people cut back or quit drinking altogether.

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Motivational listening for your daily run, commute, walk, workout, housework, or…?

If you are an audiobook lover who’s interested in cutting back on your drinking – or you know someone who is – you can pick up the audiobook version of The 30-Day Sobriety Solution at the links below:

iTunes: http://apple.co/1Wro3ns

Audible link: http://adbl.co/1Rk3R6p

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1I4756k

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1S9cv5N

The focus of the book is on quitting excessive drinking, but the principles can be used to liberate yourself from any addictive behaviour. So if you’re looking to cut back on binge eating, smoking, doing drugs, or any other self-destructive behaviour, the lessons in this book will help you, too.

And once you have finished the book, please don’t forget to leave a review! We’re hoping to get this solution into the hands of as many people who need it as possible – and we would love your help in doing so.

How I Lost 22 Pounds in 8 Weeks

Confession: this isn’t exactly what I look like without a shirt on. 😉

Four powerful strategies I used to stay motivated and hit my weight loss goals with maximum ease and minimum effort.

jack-scale2Here we are in February – and I’m very pleased to announce that I have hit my first big goal for 2016!

At the end of last year, I set a goal for myself to lose 22 pounds by the end of January.

When I stepped on the scale on January 31st, I was delighted to discover that I had achieved my goal. I’m down to 199.2 pounds and I look and feel so much better!

How did I do it – beyond the obvious methods of eating less and exercising more?

Here are four powerful strategies I used to stay motivated even in the face of temptation:

1.  I made the conscious decision to lead by example

As someone who is always encouraging others to become their best selves and create their ideal lives, I know that I must lead by example and use my own life to demonstrate that the principles I teach really WORK.

When I looked at myself in the mirror last year and considered how the extra weight I had gained over the past few years was impacting my health and energy levels, I realized that I needed to make some tweaks to my behavior in order to get back to being the best possible Jack I could be.  

After all, I want you to do as I DO, not as I say!

2.  I set big consequences for myself

As you may know, I believe strongly in the importance of setting consequences – so to give myself extra motivation to stay on track, I told all the students in my Train the Trainer class, plus my entire staff and volunteer team that were at the event, that if I didn’t meet my goal, I would throw a lavish dinner party for them at my personal home this Spring.

Now, don’t get me wrong – I love socializing. But to throw such a big party for so many people in my own home, and especially right in the middle of my busy training and speaking season? It definitely would not have been ideal timing, hence a consequence that was an effective motivator.

3.  I made myself accountable to others

No man is an island, they say – and this is definitely true for me. I always find it easier to reach my goals when I have a team of people cheering me on. So I informed my friends and family about my weight loss goal and asked them to hold me accountable, and also told my fans and followers on social media. By announcing my goal and making it public, I felt far more obligated to follow through on it.

4. I quit drinking for 30 days

You may have noticed that last month I announced the release of my latest book, The 30-Day Sobriety Solution. As part of the launch, I decided to use the resources within the program to complete 30 days of sobriety and reset my relationship with alcohol.

I am by no means a heavy drinker, but over the holidays I did get into the habit of enjoying a couple of glasses of wine with dinner, and I knew that habit wasn’t serving my weight loss goals (Did you know that a single class of wine has 125 calories, and that a regular can of beer can have 150 calories? Those can add up quickly!).

I really feel that spending 30 days alcohol-free helped me feel energized and on purpose and played a big role in helping me lose weight. I’m sure I’ll enjoy the occasional glass of wine again in the future, but I no longer feel inclined to have one or two glasses every night – and the boost in energy and self-confidence I’m enjoying as a result of not drinking is very noticeable.

How are you doing with YOUR goals for 2016?

If you feel like you’re having a hard time keeping up with the goals you set for your life and business back in early January, what you might be missing is a clear system that outlines the steps you need to take to achieve your goals – and the community support to help you achieve them.

If that sounds familiar, I encourage you to join me and my team at Breakthrough to Success later this month (or this summer). Together we will help you get clear on what you really want from life and overcome the obstacles that have been holding you back from making your biggest dreams come true.

If you’re on track with your goals and feel called to help others experience a higher level of joy and success in their own lives, I invite you to sign up for my Train the Trainer Certification program! Our new class of 2016 is kicking off this month and it would be great to have you join us.

And when it comes to setting and achieving goals, remember this: when you start taking concrete steps towards your targets you will gain more traction and go much further, much faster. It’s okay to start small – just be sure to take it one step at a time and not give up. Before you know it, you’ll be celebrating the successful completion of your most ambitious goals as well!

10 Ways I’ll Help You Succeed This Year

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Happy 2016! I hope your heart is filled with excitement for the year ahead!

The New Year is bursting with countless opportunities for you to create a life that fulfills your soul’s purpose and your heart’s deepest desires.

THIS can be the year when you dream bigger dreams… plan bigger outcomes… take action in a much bigger way… and experience a ton of joy, professional fulfillment, and personal accomplishment! 

All you have to do is say YES – and commit to taking the actions that will make your biggest ambitions a reality!

If you’re ready to make the leap from where you are now to where you want to be, I’m here to help you every step of the way.

Here are the top 10 ways I can support you in the pursuit of your dreams and achieve your goals in 2016:

1. Looking for daily inspiration and motivation?

Follow me on  Facebook. I post inspirational sayings and links to articles that contain valuable advice on practical steps you can take to experience more success in all areas of your life.

2. Want to overcome the biggest obstacles that are holding you back?

Start off the New Year right by taking my FREE Success Principles 10-Day Transformation challenge. Every day you’ll receive a new lesson and activity that will help you get clear on what you really want from life – and what you need to do to make it a reality.

3. Longing for a personal Success Principles cheerleader to keep you on track?

Get a Canfield Personal Coach in your corner and have a trained Success Principles expert work with you one on one to help you transform any area of life and accomplish your most ambitious goals. Sign up for a free introduction to coaching here.

4. Want to radically transform your life in five days?

Join me at Breakthrough to Success 2016 this February or August – and create a detailed roadmap that will help you fulfill your soul’s purpose and create the ideal life you’ve always wanted, while overcoming any obstacles with grace and ease.

5. Dreaming of becoming a leader worth following?

Join my friend and colleague Kathleen Seeley for our ground-breaking leadership training program, Leadership Worth Following: How to Build Cultures That Inspire, Motivate, & Thrive this February in Newport Beach, CA. You’ll learn how to become a leader who inspires people to come together as a highly motivated team and accomplish more than they ever thought possible.

6. Searching for ways to re-energize your life and business – and bring more success and fulfillment into your life?

If you’re a successful entrepreneur looking for ways to take your life and business to the next level, join me at my next Private Client Luxury Retreat at the beautiful Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara – and work one-on-one with me and my top business advisors to create a detailed plan to create a life of deeper joy, abundance, and purpose. (Application only – call my team for info: 805-881-5192)

7. Want to fulfill your dreams of success while helping others and making the world a better place?

If you’re a speaker, trainer, coach, consultant or up-and-coming author (or simply dream of becoming one), work with me in person and become and Advanced Certified Canfield Trainer during my 2016 Train the Trainer Live program. You’ll learn how to have a profound transformative effect on the people you work with so you can make a bigger positive impact on their lives – and your career. (Application only) 

8. Want to teach the Success Principles to others – but can’t afford the travel and expense of Train the Trainer Live?

If traveling to the US for my Train the Trainer live program doesn’t fit your schedule or budget, you can receive the exact same training and become a Certified Canfield Trainer at a fraction of the cost with my new Train the Trainer Online program. If you work with people in any capacity, this training will teach you how to make a bigger impact on others and inspire them to become their best selves. It’s the best possible decision you can make to advance your speaking, teaching, coaching, consulting or management career!

9. Searching for fun and affordable ways to create your own vision of success – in the comfort of your own home?

Master the Success Principles and learn how to create the life of your dreams with any of these popular home-study programs available on my website. You’ll discover how to feed your mind, open your heart, and visualize your way to achieving higher levels of success in all areas of your life.

10. Looking for permission to just go for it?

You’ve got it! You have my permission – and the permission of the Universe and whatever Higher Power governs it – to pursue your biggest dreams.

I truly believe that we are not given dreams that we lack the capacity to achieve. So if you are capable of dreaming it, then YOU CAN ACHIEVE it.

All you have to do is say YES and take action to make those dreams come true!

You have all of the talent and the resources you need to start right now and create anything you want. 

You just have to make the decision to ACT.

I know you can do it.  And I think that deep down, you know you can do it too.

So don’t let fear or uncertainty hold you back!  Get clear on what you want – and what you need to do to make it happen. And then take one small step after another to get from where you are to where you want to be. That’s how success happens.

If you decide to enroll in any my programs, I can guarantee that you will reach your goals faster.  But even if you don’t, you still have the capacity to make your dreams come true.

So this January, once the New Year celebrations are over, I challenge you to roll up your sleeves and make it happen!


I'm here for you!And please don’t forget that I’m here for you, and eager to support you in any way I can.  

In fact, my team is standing by to answer your questions about the above programs. Contact us at:  805-881-5191


P.S. What do you want to create for yourself or your business this year?  I’d love to hear what your ambitions are in 2016!  Declaring your goals publicly is an important first action step.

Post your goals below and let’s create an avalanche of momentum together!

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Catch me on Oprah’s Network this Fall!

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Catch me on Oprah’s Network this Fall!

I am THRILLED to announce that Oprah Winfrey has asked me to be a part of the second season of her SuperSoul Sunday program, which kicks off this Sunday, September 27th.

 If you’ve never watched this two-time Emmy award-winning series, I encourage you to check it out!

SuperSoul Sunday features conversations between Oprah Winfrey and some of the world’s top thinkers, authors, visionaries, and spiritual leaders, and explores topics such as happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality, conscious living, and what it means to be alive in today’s world.

Its purpose is to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them.

Jack-Oprah-1Oprah and I filmed our episode together back in June at her home in Montecito. The time I was able to spend with her was truly inspirational. I am always moved by her authenticity, her generosity, and her palpable passion to help others in this world.  Her warmth, strength, and compassion for others is beyond inspiring.

I’m deeply honored to be included alongside some incredible guests this season – including the inimitable Jimmy Carter, who will appear in the season opener this Sunday, as well as bestselling author Brené Brown, Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem, and many others.

It’s an amazing group of people and I’m humbled to be included in their ranks!

During our conversation together, we discussed my Success Principles, and how to align our vision and goals with the fulfillment of our purpose in order to create a happy, fulfilled, and joyful life.

My episode will air December 20 and it is the final episode of the season.

Here’s a quick look at all of this season’s episodes – I encourage you to watch every one!

Sunday, September 27: President Jimmy Carter

Oprah sits down with international humanitarian, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former U.S. President Jimmy Carter for a conversation about faith and spirituality, issues facing our country today and how his global influence grew after he left the White House. From rural obscurity to world fame, universal respect and contentment, President Carter will take a wise and moving look at what he knows for sure at 91 years old. 

Sunday, October 4: Brené Brown

Oprah sits down for another eye-opening conversation with research professor and New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown, discussing the global conversation she has ignited on courage, vulnerability, shame and worthiness.  They also discuss how to own our stories of struggle, and that rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness, the process that teaches us the most about who we are. 

Sunday, October 11: MalalaY ousafzai

Oprah sits down with the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai to discuss her mission to educate girls across the world, her spirituality and how she has thrived following the Taliban’s attempt on her life.  Also joining the conversation, Malala’s father Ziauddin, whom she calls her great influence. 

Sunday, October 18: The Dalai Lama

Oprah is joined by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, world-renowned spiritual leader and Tibetan Buddhist monk.  They discuss his core practice, which centers around spreading kindness, and his commitment to promoting peace throughout the world.  They also discuss what it takes to become a nation of kind and compassionate peopleand his work as an international symbol of peace for nearly six decades.

Sunday, October 25: Gloria Steinem

Oprah talks to women’s rights pioneer and living legend Gloria Steinem about her lifetime of travel, her activism and leadership, and her new book, My Life on the Road.  In the conversation, she reminds us that living in an open, observant, and “on the road” state of mind can make a difference in how we learn, what we do, and how we understand others, our times, and ourselves.

Sunday, November 1: Bryan Stevenson

Oprah talks to human rights activist and civil rights attorney Bryan Stevenson for a conversation about living your calling, giving a voice to the powerless and how his life changed by meeting people on death row.  Bryan has spent more than three decades fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, and has won major legal challenges exonerating innocent death row prisoners, and confronting abuse of the incarcerated.

Sunday, November 8: Gretchen Rubin

Oprah speaks with happiness expert and New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin about the year she spent devoted to researching and writing her book, The Happiness Project – and what she learned from test-driving wisdom of the ages, current scientific studies on happiness, lessons from popular culture about how to be happier, and how to identify what may lead to a more fulfilling life. 

Sunday, November 15: Shonda Rhimes

Oprah is joined by Shonda Rhimes, the prolific show runner and mega-talented woman behind ABC hits including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Murder,” about how her sister challenged her to say “yes” for an entire year to any unexpected invitations that came her way – and the powerful impact this has had on every aspect of her life.

Sunday, November 22: Wintley Phipps

Oprah is joined by Pastor Wintley Phipps, education activist and founder of the U.S. Dream Academy, to discuss how faith and character can help to create a life of value, meaning, purpose and fulfillment. He talks about embracing your dreams, finding the sacred in music, and how our greatness shines from the inside out.  He also shares his belief that by working to resemble, reflect and reveal the character of God, we will discover our own supreme, God-given destinies.  

Sunday, November 29: Thomas Moore

Oprah talks to religious scholar Thomas Moore, who believes we all have the power to create our own religion. His 1992 classic, Care of the Soul, redefined spirituality in the modern age, and now he believes we are facing an exhilarating new phase of our spiritual evolution.  His broad message resonates with those who see themselves as spiritual, not necessarily religious, and he shares with Oprah ways to bring the soul and spirituality back into your life.

Sunday, December 6: Zainab Salbi

Oprah talks to international humanitarian Zainab Salbi to discuss her dedication to helping women in war-torn regions rebuild their lives and communities. She also talks to Oprah about growing up in Saddam Hussein’s inner circle, leading a tenuous life of privilege and luxury, but also one of fear and terror. Her new talk show, “Nida’a” is launching in the Middle East and Northern Africa this October and will give Arab women a voice in a way that’s never been done before.

Sunday, December 13: David Brooks

Oprah is joined by New York Times columnist and bestselling author David Brooks for a surprisingly frank conversation about how we can all discover and build a stronger and more meaningful moral character deep within ourselves.  David shares his raw, personal and well-researched journey on the road to discovering his own character and offers practical advice that can help us nourish trust and cultivate character over our own lifetimes. 

Sunday, December 20: Jack Canfield (that’s me!)

Oprah is joined by “Chicken Soup for the Soul” co-creator Jack Canfield who shares his principles for success and fulfilling your soul’s passion.  Based on the lessons in his New York Times bestseller “The Success Principles,” Jack explains how to align our vision and goals with the fulfillment of our purpose, in order to create a happy, fulfilled and joyful life.  Jack also shares why he believes we are all unlimited in our capacity for consciousness and creating impact in our lives.  

… As you can see, that’s quite a line-up of incredible guests and powerful, inspiring discussion topics. I hope you manage to watch them all – I know that I will be!

Once again, I’d like to extend my deepest, heart-felt thanks to Oprah for including me in this ground-breaking series and for all she does to inspire people to become their best selves. It makes my heart sing to know that there are people like her in the world, doing such powerful, life-changing work.

Do you yearn to accomplish something remarkable with your life?

blog-ttto-hero-croppedDo you yearn to accomplish something remarkable with your life?

I know the feeling.

Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve wanted to have a real impact on the world and create positive change in people’s lives.

That’s why I became a teacher and worked in inner city Chicago during the early years of my career – and it’s why I became a professional speaker and felt called upon to write the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, the Success Principles, and all the other books I’ve written, training programs I’ve created, and films and videos I’ve appeared in.

I want my time on Earth to mean something. I want to know that my presence here has made the world a better place.

Do you feel the same way?

If so, I have some great news to share…

My team and I recently launched a powerful new online training program that provides all the tools and training you need to share my proven Success Principles with others – and help them reach their full potential and find more joy, abundance, and success in all areas of their life.

Not only will this program fulfill your desire to help others and have a positive impact on the world – you’ll create amazing change in your own life and career as well.

And when you complete the work, you can become a Certified Canfield Success Principles Trainer.

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A guaranteed way to change more people’s lives for the better (including your own)

My new Train the Trainer Online program teaches you all the exact same material I have been teaching for the past five years in my Train the Trainer Live Program.

Because I want to enlist as many people as possible to join me in sharing this powerful teaching with others, I decided to offer it as an online program as well.

Imagine what the world will be like with millions of empowered people living their full potential?

You can teach the Success Principles to any audience: private clients, employees of your company, members of any organization, schools, and more.

You can teach in any venue: community centers, colleges, churches, schools, conference rooms, retirement communities, living rooms, on cruise ships – wherever works for you and your audience.

PLUS, you can easily customize these principles or incorporate them into your existing teaching materials to amplify your effectiveness and get more powerful results.

The possibilities are endless.

To transform lives, become a transformational teacher

Every day, millions of people around the world take a look at their life and wish it could be different.

They wish they were happier, more successful, and more deeply fulfilled. They wish they could heal their relationships, spend more time doing the things they truly love, and feel like they’re living their true purpose and having a lasting impact on the world.

You can help them achieve their dreams.

Through my new Train the Trainer Online program, you’ll learn how to truly master the Success Principles and teach them to others – using the same transformational teaching methods that I have developed over my 40-year career as a successful teacher, speaker, trainer, coach and corporate consultant.

You’ll learn how to lovingly overcome people’s resistance to change and help them eradicate the obstacles that have been holding them back from achieving their full potential.

You’ll help them understand that changing their life begins with no more effort than shifting a single thought. And you’ll help them rewrite the script of their lives to give them overflowing abundance and joy in all areas of their lives.

By using my proven experiential teaching tools and exercises, you will reach deep into the core of their being and create positive transformation that will give them the confidence, determination, and heart they need to create all the success they want and deserve.

What you’ll receive in your online dashboard

As a participant of Train the Trainer Online, you will receive 24/7 lifetime access to all the tools and resources you need to teach the Success Principles and become a Transformational Trainer – including:

  • 35+ hours of live Success Principles instruction on video
  • curriculum plans and handouts
  • outlines and facilitator guides
  • techniques and instructions for dozens of experiential exercises
  • PowerPoint templates you can start using today to run one-hour talks, 3-hour workshops, full day programs
  • Access to our trainer community
  • Official Certification, and more!

You can use the resources straight “out of the box” or easily customize them to reflect your own unique purpose and objectives.

We’ve designed the curriculum so that with minimal prep work, you’ll be able to step in front of your audience and help them learn my most powerful Success Principles to achieve more joy and abundance in all areas of their lives.

Best of all, you’ll be able to do the training on your own schedule in the comfort of your own home!

What kind of impact will this have on your life and career?

As a Success Principles trainer, you can make a good income when you charge tuition for your workshops and seminars.

Here’s a simple illustration of what’s possible…

Let’s say 50 people take your 2-hour workshop for $50. You’ll make $2,500. If you teach 100 people, you’ll have $5,000.

Let’s say you do the one-day seminar instead and charge tuition of $150. You’ll make $7,500 with 50 people ($15,000 if you teach 100 people!).

When you give value, you receive value

I hope you are excited as I am about the opportunity to share these breakthrough Success Principles to others – and expand your own life and career in the process.

People are eager to learn. They hunger for what can make their lives better. They yearn for expansion, fresh knowledge, and new skills.

And now you can give it to them.

An abundant and happy future is possible for everyone. All they need is guidance from you. You know deep in your heart that you are a great teacher and a capable facilitator. Put your talents to use with this powerful curriculum.

Go here to learn more:

http://trainthetraineronline.com

I hope you’ll join me in helping others achieve their highest potential!

Twice the Breakthroughs in 2015!

Breaking newsDue to popular demand, I’m delighted to announce that we are offering not one but TWO Breakthrough to Success seminars in 2015:

  • LAS VEGAS, NV – February 9 – 13, 2015
  • SCOTTDALE, AZ – August 10 – 14, 2015

Over the years, we’ve had many Breakthrough to Success participants ask us to hold the event at a different time of year, as taking a holiday in August can be tricky.

That’s why we’ve added a second date – to give you more flexibility and choice on when to fit this invaluable personal and professional development training into your life.

HOW INVALUABLE IS THIS TRAINING?

Since our recent Breakthrough to Success event in August, the letters have been pouring in.

Here’s what participants are saying about the experience:

“One of the most powerful trainings I’ve ever had in my life. Jack’s personal coaching style is amazing.” –  Farrukh Iftikhar, Surry, UK

“So much more effective than working on the materials at home alone. The emotional depth that comes when one shares the experience with other people is incredible.” – Suzanne Davenport, NY, NY

“I recommend it for everyone – no matter where you are in life.” – Melissa J. Shea, Shirley, NY

“You will come out of it a new person.” – Lynn Stent – London, UK

“I will be forever grateful for the transformation that took place – it was a true life-changing experience.” – Sean Lykken, Phoenix, AZ

“Absolutely blown away by the enthusiasm and the love.” Yong Katz, Fairfax, VA

“This will take my life and business to a whole new level.” – Sandra Grace, Weaverville, NC

“I came into BTS wanting more clarity of purpose, but came out with so much more. I literally felt like a different person – more loving, open, authentic, and determined.” – Karina Kainth, Califon, NJ

“I am impressed by Jack’s incredible ability to move people forward through the work to a place where they are able to be their best self possible.”  Ingrid Koivukangas, Spring Island, BC

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO BE YOUR BEST SELF POSSIBLE

During this life-changing seminar, you will:

  • Get crystal clear on your true purpose in life
  • Learn how to align your personal and professional life with your passions – and create a life of greater abundance, joy, and meaning
  • Overcome the obstacles that have been holding you back
  • Create a step-by-step plan to take your life from where it is now to where you want it to be

I guarantee it will be one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.

Visit the Breakthrough to Success website to learn more about the seminar and choose the location that works best for you.

Hope to see you in Vegas or Scottsdale!

The Power of Asking

I was recently having lunch with my team and loved a story that one of them was telling about the power of Asking.  I thought this would be a great one to share with you all for inspiration!

From Teresa: 

“I was in the process of having an old pair of diamond earrings redesigned and repurposed by my local jeweler.  It was a creative and careful venture, but it did cost a fair amount to work with the jeweler on this.  Although I had a balance pending, I was delighted to do it as a small investment to bring something old to something sparkly and new.  7 days later, I got the call the earrings were ready for pick up!  Before I was about to drive to the jeweler to pick up the earrings, I realized I had another diamond necklace and diamond earrings sitting my jewelery drawer that I never wore.  They were gifts from a broken relationship and only brought sad memories for me, therefore I would never wear them and I kept them in their boxes at the bottom of the drawer.  These two pieces were purchased by this jeweler and they were still very beautiful.  I asked myself, “if I returned these pieces, I wonder if the jeweler might take them back and give me a modest credit to reduce the balance of my newly renovated earrings”  But just at that moment, a feeling of fear and doubt flashed before me, and I started to ask “what if that’s corny and cheap and looks a little desperate.  What if they say no way!!  I’ve had these pieces for years and now I want a selfish credit in return, who do I think I am asking for such a request?”   I had to sing Jack’s mantra “oh what the heck go for it anyway!!”  A silly fearful thought almost caused me to talk myself out of asking a small question to my jeweler.  What if I asked and the jeweler said no, we don’t do that?  Big Deal!!  What if he says YES!!

I went to the jeweler with the 2 pieces and asked his daughter who works for him, if they might take them back and if there’s a chance for a credit to reduce the balance on the diamond earrings—there I did it!  Sure enough the jeweler said “sorry, no we don’t do that on labor and repairs, you still owe for the balance.”  I smiled and paid the balance and felt good that I asked, it was over.  After the bill was settled, the jeweler asked if she could examine the 2 pieces I brought and to look up my file.  She said “I’d like to talk to my father about your credit.”  Credit!!  what?!!!  I thought you don’t give credit on returned jewelery.  She said “we don’t on repairs and labor, however we might still be able to give you a credit in the store, let me see what I can do.”   Her father looked at me and waved from across the room and smiled, he owned the store.  She came back and said “we love you and love your business, he’s giving you $2000 credit on anything in the store, in fact the necklace you really liked last year is still available”  What!!??  I did have my eye on a beautiful necklace last year but never took it seriously that I would ever own it, although I had always wondered about that necklace in my mind it didn’t seem a reality at the time!  That day was a blessing and small miracle, I walked out not only with my earrings but a beautiful, new necklace and still have credit at their store to use.  It’s as if a new chapter has started and a little gift from God to remind me that it’s okay to ask, no matter what the fear, a door will be opened no matter what the outcome.  Courage is strengthened and that will carry you through the times when it matters the most!”

Success Principle #17: Ask! Ask! Ask!

Take time now to make a list of the things that you want that you don’t ask for at home, school, or work. Next to each one, write down how you stop yourself from asking.  What is your fear?  Next, write down what it is costing you not to ask.  Then write down what benefit you would get if you were to ask.  Then get out there and start asking!

Don’t assume that you are going to get a no.  Take the risk to ask for whatever you need and want.  If someone says no, you are no worse off than when you started.  If someone says yes, you are a lot better off.  Just by being willing to ask, you can get a raise, a donation, a room with an ocean view, a discount, a free sample, a date, a better assignment, the order, time off, help with the housework, etc.  Teresa’s example above is such a wonderful example of the power of Asking. 

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The Success Principles is a roadmap for anyone—from marketing professionals to small business owners, and from teachers to students and parents—striving to achieve their professional and personal dreams and goals. Touching on every aspect of our lives, Jack Canfield offers 64 practical and inspiring principles to get any aspiring person from where they are to where they want to be. Get your copy here.

The Success Principles is a roadmap for anyone—from marketing professionals to small business owners, and from teachers to students and parents—striving to achieve their professional and personal dreams and goals. Touching on every aspect of our lives, Jack Canfield offers 64 practical and inspiring principles to get any aspiring person from where they are to where they want to be. – See more at: http://jackcanfield.com/products/the-success-principles/#sthash.AN7wESP5.dpuf
The Success Principles is a roadmap for anyone—from marketing professionals to small business owners, and from teachers to students and parents—striving to achieve their professional and personal dreams and goals. Touching on every aspect of our lives, Jack Canfield offers 64 practical and inspiring principles to get any aspiring person from where they are to where they want to be. – See more at: http://jackcanfield.com/products/the-success-principles/#sthash.AN7wESP5.dpuf
The Success Principles is a roadmap for anyone—from marketing professionals to small business owners, and from teachers to students and parents—striving to achieve their professional and personal dreams and goals. Touching on every aspect of our lives, Jack Canfield offers 64 practical and inspiring principles to get any aspiring person from where they are to where they want to be. – See more at: http://jackcanfield.com/products/the-success-principles/

48-hour Flash Sale

Wow! Yesterday my Facebook community hit a huge milestone…  half a million fans! I am so humbled to have such an amazing group of fans to share and engage with every day.  I truly feel I have one of the most enthusiastic, exciting and engaged Facebook communities out there and it is my pleasure to provide daily doses of inspiration and motivation.

To celebrate this huge milestone, I asked my team to put something really fun together…  Something we’ve NEVER done before. 

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To go with the 500,000 theme, we decided to offer 50% off EVERYTHING in my Success Store.  The Flash sale is on NOW so head on over here and begin filling your success toolbox.  There’s no better time than the present!  The sale will expire at midnight EST on Friday, 3/21.