Review of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, 10th Anniversary Edition, by Jack Canfield with Janet Switzer

Review by Sue Poucher

Principle 1: Take 100% for your life

About a year before I encountered this principle, I had learned in a twelve-step program how to stop playing the "blame game." However, I was still in the process of learning how to fully take responsibility for my life when I obtained my first copy of The Success Principles. I can safely say that that book has changed my life for the better by giving me clear directions as to how I can take 100% responsibility for my life and actually create a life I want to be a part of.

One of the things that make this book so powerful is the stories. Each principle is illustrated by one or more stories of real people who have used that specific principle to make their life better. As you continue through your coaching practice, I am willing to bet that you will find your clients in these stories. We have all been there, and here is the perfect book to help us get out of there. Each chapter is laid out to give clear steps on how to apply the principle in your life in order to reach your goals.

For those who are already familiar with this book, I highly recommend updating to this 10th Anniversary Edition. There are new stories and the ideas and stories in Part VI: Success in the Digital World has dragged me kicking and screaming into the beginning of wisdom in my transition from paper and pen to being a blogger and a participant in social media.

All of the participating members of our book club agreed that this book is useful as a reference for coaches, as a book to work through with clients, and as a good manual for self-development. We all thought that the book was timely and very useful.