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Jack Canfield interviewed

Imagine for a moment that you love basketball and you're a huge fan of Michael Jordan who is arguable the greatest basketball player of all time.  And you ask Michael Jordan if you can hang out, shoot some hoops, and maybe play a little one-on-one.  Would that be amazing or what?!

Jackcanfield_1Well, I had a similar experience of visiting with someone who is Michael Jordan's equivalent in the field of personal development - - I recently visited with Jack Canfield who is a world renowned expert at warming hearts and changing lives.  Jack is, according to the Guinness World Book of Records, the best selling author of all time along with his coauthor Mark Victor Hansen - - together they created the Chicken Soup For The Soul book series.

I interviewed Jack about his recently published book entitled The Success Principles - - How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be.  It's a big book (470+ pages) - I own it in hardcover form and in audio form (download it now at and I listen to it frequently.

In this interview I focused my questions on one section of the book entitled "Build Your Success Team".  Jack shared valuable insights including staying focused on your core genius, saying no to the good so that you can say yes to the great, and mastermind principles.

SuccessprinciplesAfter the call Jack and I visited offline for 15 minutes.  I told told him he was very good at being interviewed (easy to interview).  I guess that comes from being on so many radio programs (600+) and on TV so many times. 

And then Jack gave me some feedback...

He said "Tom, you're really good at this!  You're calm and relaxed and have a natural style.  You go with the flow and you keep bringing things back to focus.  You're obviously living these principles and it comes through in the back and forth."


I've got to tell you that after a compliment like that I felt like doing a few back flips.  To receive such a kind compliment from one of my biggest heroes was a huge gift. 

This audio interview with Jack Canfield is 43 minutes long.  Click on the link below to listen to the complete audio interview:

Download jack_canfield_mp3_sm.mp3

Learn vs. Apply

Learning about (knowing) the Success Principles is not the same as applying them.  When you become a member of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators you join a community of like-minded professionals who are working to learn AND apply these life changing lessons Jack writes about.  CLICK HERE to learn about all the IATF member benefits.  


Download two chapters from the Success Princples and listen to a "virtual book tour" led by Jack Canfield HERE


amos omolo

I liked the interview with Tom Heck and also the principles discussed.

Iam ordering the book.


How can you help someone with Bipolar 1 or schizophrenia, no amount of rah rah can counter that. I have one of these
conditions and at 46 I can tellyou it is a fight just to blend in with "normal" folks. I have 3 children, 300 plus clients. What do you advise? I am an optomist. Please do tell Jack

Tom Heck

Hi TS -- I'm responding to your question about helping someone with bipolar or schizophrenia. I recommend getting professional help from a team (not an individual - - not just one person) who see you as someone who is whole and healthy not as someone who is "broken" and needs "fixing". Read Dr. Edward Hallowell's book "Connect" and apply what you learn. Work on this with people you love and respect and who love and respect you. Tom


Simply awesome...

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