Episode 24 | Ask Jack Canfield with Patty Aubery

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Welcome to Ask Jack, a new feature where we’ll be answering the top questions you’ve been asking regarding personal, professional, and spiritual growth.  

For this first session of Ask Jack, I’m joined by my business partner of 30 years, Patty Aubery. Patty started working with me as an assistant. Then she became a co-author of some Chicken Soup for the Soul books. She is now president of Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises and the Canfield Training Group. As well as all of this, she is the author of many New York Times bestselling books.

So tune into Episode 24 of the Jack Canfield Podcast where Patty and I will share our insights into the importance of meditation, mentorship, and even failure to your personal development. You’ll learn our best tips and exercises for overcoming the fear of failure and other common obstacles to growth, and hear inspirational stories from highly successful people to achieve happiness and success in work and life.

If you’d like to submit a question, you can send an email to: askjack@jackcanfield.com. We’ll be curating those questions, we’ll try to answer those questions that a lot of people are asking, and we’ll keep doing this as long as people are getting value.

Inside this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • What’s the first step to take when seeking to grow personally,  professionally, and spiritually? Jack and Patty share valuable meditation and appreciation exercises to align your goals with your values, discover your passion, and trust your inner guidance (02:43)
  • How can one overcome fear and self-doubt when aiming for higher goals? Learn how fear is self-created by past negative experiences + visualization and self-affirmation tips to imagine positive outcomes and do the thing you’re most afraid of – and survive it (10:52)
  • What daily habits would you recommend most for professional and spiritual growth? Jack and Patty stress the value of meditation  in changing negative thoughts to positive + the success secrets of billionairesexercise, meditate, focus on goals, keep learning + the power of gratitude (20:27)
  • How important is mentorship in achieving professional success? 
  • Learn the 10-minute rule to attract the mentors who are key to your success + overcoming your fear of asking for help + the value of groups in mentoring (29:07)
  • Can you share a strategy for maintaining work-life balance while pursuing ambitious career goals? Jack and Parry stress the importance of knowing what’s most important to you + building a “20 things I love to do” list + creating “focus days, free days, and buffer days” to prioritize and manage your life (39:17)
  • Question: What role does failure play in personal growth and how should somebody handle it? The essential role of failure in learning and personal growth, and the importance of feedback to success in work and relationships (54:12)  
  • Jack. I want to write a book. How do I start writing if I don’t consider myself an expert? Jack counsels, “If you’ve overcome anything, you’re the expert on that + the importance of not comparing yourself to Tony Robbins + the value of committing to writing every day (60:31)

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Meet Jack Canfield

For over 40 years, he has been teaching entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders, and people from all walks of life how to create the life they desire.

As the beloved originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul(r) series, he's taught millions of individuals his modernized formulas for success, and has trained and certified over 2,700 students to teach his content and methodology in 107 countries around the world.