Jack Canfield – Chicken Soup for the Soul “Franchise”
The Chicken Soup for the Soul series is perhaps one of the famous book series ever. It has more than 200 titles. The books have 112 million copies in print and the books have been published in over 40 languages. Many of the books have been listed in the prestigious top 150 best-selling books in the last 15 years. The books contain short but intense motivational stories and essays. The books have always targeted at a specific group of people. Motivational speaker Jack Canfield and his writing partner have created books like Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People, Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Relationships, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad. The title of the series is unique and comes from the fact that chicken soup is used to treat the sick. The books in the same way are popularly regarded to be “good for the soul”.
Jack Canfield has worked at various fronts. He was a teacher and then became a workshop facilitator. He is also a psychotherapist. He graduated from Linsly Military Institute in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1962. The Harvard University presented him with a BA in Chinese history in 1966 while in 1973 he completed his Masters of Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. People soon recognized his talents and he got the award of Outstanding Young Man of America by the U.S Jaycees in the year 1978. His works have had an outstanding effect on the young people as well as the adults to create a positive mindset and learn to survive in the modern day environment with an edge over others. In his books and in his speeches, he has constantly tried to remind his audience that the fear is something that can let you down at just anything in life and therefore, helping people overcome their inner fears to succeed and progress incessantly is what he thrives to achieve.
The idea of “Chicken Soup” came to Jack Canfield in 1990 which he shared with Mark Victor Hansen. Within three years, the duo had produced sixty eight stories. Canfield maintained his connection with the common people through his books and by appearing in numerous television shows. Good morning America, 20/20 and NBC Nightly news are a few of them. Canfield has founded the “Self Esteem Seminars” in Santa Barbara. He is responsible for founding “The foundation for Self Esteem” in Culver City, California. The Canfield training group has been established by Jack who is also the CEO of the group.
In 2005 the book “Success Principles” doled out 64 well-crafted ideas to increase the success rate of any individual in his career. The original book was a huge hit with the masses and soon he wrote the next book in the series “The Success Principles for Teens”. In the book “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne he shared his views on Laws of attraction. He gave valuable tips on how to realize goals in professional life. The book contained rich ideas to lead an accomplished personal life. He is a well-liked speaker and conducts seminars based on performance improvement. He is renowned as a trainer who guides speakers and trainers so that they produce better results at the end of the day.
Along with having a number of laurels under his belt, Jack Canfield is also a Guinness Book World Record holder for having seven consecutive titles on the New York Times bestseller list and also for signing the maximum number of books for the title ‘Chicken Soup for the Kid’s Soul’. Apart from this, Jack Canfield has received numerous other awards and honors for his contributions over the year and is an active participant and member of many organizations, enterprises and seminar groups. The popularity of Jack Canfield can also be gauged by his appearances in over 1,000 radio and television shows across the globe. Overall, it can be said that if you are looking for a healthy dose of motivation and inspiration to jump start a new beginning of your life or if you are just looking to refine and fine tune your thought process to align it with the success that lies ahead or if you want to accelerate your growth process, reading Jack Canfield’s books, attending his seminars and speeches or following his work online will work wonders for you and how.