I am SO honored to be interviewing another one of my absolute biggest mentors and daily inspiration, Jack Canfield. 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 more than 123 million books sold through the Chicken Soup for the Soul® franchise (and over 500 million copies in print worldwide), 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. Over the last 30 years, his compelling message, empowering energy and personable coaching style 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. Jack is a Harvard graduate with a Master's Degree in psychological education and one of the earliest champions of peak-performance, developing specific methodologies and results-oriented activities to help people take on greater challenges and produce breakthrough results.
His proven formula for success reached global acclaim with his most recent National Bestseller, The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.
Jack opens up with a little hint of his personal life and a list of grateful’s. From his health, to family and wife, three year old nephew and his amazing business team that guides his dreams daily. Continuing to follow his life’s work is what he intends to do, no matter his age.
“I am grateful for my health. I’ll be 72 in August and I feel like I'm 50!”
In the midst of writing his next book (along with all the other incredible things he brings to us,) Jack reminds us that everything we do in life, at the end of the day, steams from love. It is truly the ultimate choice, love or fear?
“When we come from fear we end up with yucky, messy results. When we come from love everything seems to work.”
Finding and following your true, loving purpose is the main topic of todays show with Jack. As quoted from Stephen Covey, “You don’t want to get to the top of the ladder and realize the ladder was leaving against the wrong wall.”
The path you choose in life should steam from your passions and what brings you pure happiness, so that you may then be a service to others. Many have chosen based on ego, or money and appearance, but no amount of money could amount to the feeling of bliss.
There is no big or small purpose or goal. there is just different. Each job, each path we take is what makes us unique and able to serve the world through authenticity.
Not only is Jack goal orientated and focus driven, but he is also extremely spiritual. He shares with us how meditation has become a large part of his daily routine and how it even brought him the name of one of his biggest accomplishments to this day, Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Today, he encourages us to take risks. Examine your fears, weigh out the options and trust in the higher power that everything will fall into place they way it was meant to.
Hungry for more in your life? Sit here, have some chicken soup.
Maximize your potential at jackcanfield.com and make sure to check out his calendar, for live events near you!
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