The Success Principles(TM) - 10th Anniversary Edition
- How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be
- Sprecher: Danny Campbell
- Spieldauer: 21 Std. und 45 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 27.01.2015
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: HarperAudio
Since its publication a decade ago, Jack Canfield's practical and inspiring guide has helped thousands of people transform themselves for success. Now, he has revised and updated his essential guidebook to reflect our changing times.
In The Success Principles, the cocreator of the phenomenal best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, teaching you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEO's, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, it spells out the 64 timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history - proven principles and strategies that can be adapted for your own life, whether you want to be the best salesperson in your company, become a leading architect, score top grades in school, lose weight, buy your dream home, make millions, or just get back in the job market.
Taken together and practiced every day, these principles will change your life beyond your wildest dreams.
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Von Patrick M. Am hilfreichsten 27.06.2018
Interesting, but a little too much whoo-ing
Generally, I like this audiobook and it offers a lot of insight to improve yourself. Alone the advice to take full responsibility for your actions and their outcomes is a powerful one and can change your life when you truly follow that advice, rather than just saying "yeah alright, I take responsiblity - so what now?"
However, one major thing I really don't like about this book is the - in my opinion - completely eggerated use of examples and so-called inspirational stories. The book is full of these to the point where I just keep thinking "I GOT IT!!!! Can we please move on to the next success principle, please?!" (because after all, it is about these principles). If the principles were mentioned right at the start and then Canfield would talk about them in-depth, ok. But you always have to listen to just one more example, and not just for the success principles. "Many people think they're too old to learn something or pick up a hobby" - and then you get to hear 30 minutes about all sorts of people who ran marathons in their late sixties, earned college degrees in their late nineties, etc. Yes, this can be inspirational, some of these stories are really interesting - but I listen to this audiobook for the success principles. I don't want to listen to one of the success principles for three minutes and then listen to closely related examples for the next 40 minutes. For me, this is kind of ruining the book.
Also, some of the examples are just not completely true or profound enough. Canfield talks about the law of attraction. As proof that your thoughts can alter your physical reality, he mentions the example where you think about a friend only to receive a call from that friend shortly after. Going at it from the other perspective - that happens probably once every few months to once every two years. What about the numerous times where I think of a friend without receiving a call or text from them? Or when I receive a text from someone without having thought of them? Following Canfields logic, that should be proof that my thoughts cannot alter my physical reality.
Another one is Tim Ferriss' national Chinese martial arts championship: Certainly it takes a lot of work to pull something like that off in only a few months and I admire Tim Ferriss for his books, his podcast and his achievements. But Canfield made it sound like Ferriss became some sort of master within a short amount of time. In reality, he used some loopholes that state that you lose in case your opponent pushes you out of the fighting area a few times in a row. Also, he used some special dehydration-weightloss-strategy so that he weighed quite a few pounds less when his opponents were chosen for him. Then he re-gained that weight within a day or two so that by the time the fight started, he was technically in a different weight class (and he could use his weight to push his opponent out of the ring). Despite the discipline and training he certainly invested, he did not win the title due to his enormous fighting skills (as the book suggests), but because he fought ugly and used a few strategies and techniques that some might consider cheating. Now I'm thinking: If that story is exaggerated to make it sound a lot more inspirational than it actually is - what other stories are blown up like this?
Resume: The success principles are powerful principles that can definitely improve your life (even though I don't think that you read the book, follow the principles and then have seven companies and a net-worth of twenty million dollars one year later, though most of the examples sound like that [I know, if you think you can do it your brain will help you achieve that - still, it's certainly not the average success story of someone following these principles]). Generally, the book is interesting and worth listening to. However, I think that the examples and success stories are way too much and kind of take away the fun - at least for someone who wants to learn the principles and is out for "information in a nutshell" rather than a book full of inspiring stories that contain some information here and there.
Von Anonymer Hörer Am hilfreichsten 17.09.2017
Auf jeden Fall anhören/lesen
Sehr spannend und inspirierend, habe sehr viel mitgenommen und gelernt. Kann es nur jedem empfehlen. Ein kleiner Abzug, gerade gegen Ende war es nur noch Werbung für weitere Seminare und Workshops, fand ich in der Menge zu viel. Nichts desto trotz ein sehr hilfreiches Buch. Wenn man nur die Hälfte umsetzt kommt man schon besser voran.