The 10th Anniversary edition of “The Success Principles” is a refreshed, updated, version of the original “Success Principles” book that will benefit readers of the original version and new readers alike. The stories and examples of people who have struggled and realized success are more contemporary, allowing this new generation of readers to better relate to the names and stories that are shared, the facts and figures have been updated, some of the sections have been renamed and there are entirely new sections at the end of the book. These new sections are: “Brand Yourself with an Online Persona,” “Use Social Media in a Way that Enhance Your Reputation,” “Use the Exponential Power of Crowdfunding,” “Connect with People Who Can Expand Your Vision.”
In all, the sections now number 67 and the page count has increased from 473 to a whopping 587. While the page count seems formidable and daunting, readers should remember that Jack and Janet did not acquire or perfect the skills in this book overnight and that the information provides the basis for life-long learning. For instance, removing ourselves from an environment where we are surrounded by negative people and influences will likely be an adaptation that we will make over an extended period of time and will always face, unless of course we are on a desert island with a volleyball.
Additionally, managing expectations, dealing with feedback, creating a wealth consciousness, speaking with impeccability, practicing gratitude and a host of other ideas will be lifelong endeavors.
Granted, some of the suggestions like, “Pay yourself first” or “Hire a coach” can be performed immediately; however, regardless of the task, one of the crucial points to remember is that although the suggestions/ideas in “The Success Principles” will benefit everyone, each person will need to customize the ideas to their own situation. To that end, one of the exercises at the beginning of the book involves determining your unique purpose in life and also the answer to an all-important question, “What does success mean to you?”
Just as the answers to the crucial questions will be unique for every reader, the journey through this book will also be unique and I found some sections zoomed past like a speed boat and in other sections I felt like I was paddling a canoe. Some of the information was self-evident, other information provided some wonderful “A-ha” moments; certain ideas have sunk in, and other ideas will need to be revisited numerous times. And, thankfully, Jack Canfield and Janet Switzer have provided a massive resource that will give me easy access to some of the information that I need and, in the end, makes the road to success more accessible to everyone.
Success is an evolving, lifelong experience and if you want to improve the quality of your life, whether on a personal level, with a loved one, or in business, there are bound to be words of wisdom and tools in “The 10th Anniversary edition of The Success Principles” to help you build a better way.