Self Help Book Parade: The Success Principles

Jack Canfield sure looks like a swell guy, doesn’t he? In a totally unrelated matter, the cover of my The Success Principles doesn’t have him faux-leaning on his title and smiling like a very American man.

Discovery of the Book: A book fair in 2007. Because of that, it looks worn and torn like a 1980’s jeans.

Main Message: Become successful. Easy as that. Everything is put in simple terms, there are lots of examples and funny quotes that can inspire and ignite you.

Subjects: It contains six parts. First is the pillars of success, with my personal favorite: ‘take responsiblity for your life’. Really, it all starts with that. Part two is about transforming yourself, taking care of yourself and surrounding yourself with fun and positive people, which is awesome. Part three is about building a team of success around you, fourth is about how to connect deeply with the people around you. Part five is about success and money and part six is basically: stop sitting on your ass and start doing something.

Kookiness (1-10): 1, Another uncooky self help book (I’m noticing a pattern here, don’t you?) It’s very focused on the now, on great cognitive & behavior altering and how to deal with people.

Favorite Quotes:

  • “You can’t hire someone to do your push-up’s”
  • “99% of all failures is by people who have made a habit out of making excuses for themselves.”
  • “If only people knew how hard I had to work to become a master, people wouldn’t find it so fantastic.”
  • “Go the extra mile, it’s never crowded.”
  • “You don’t have to be terrorized by what others expect of you.”
  • “Never promise more than you can’t deliver.”
  • “Listen a hundred times. Think a thousand times. Speak once.”

You should read this book…

  • Full stop. No ifs. You should really read this book. It’s applicable to anyone, kind and simple in the way it is written and it will do you good.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. Thank you so much for all your book reviews (and this blog)! It´s just what I need to read right now, so I´m off to find this book, to start with, somewhere on the internet!:)