Jack Canfield biography - author of Chicken of the Soul and The Success Principles
The Jack Canfield biography details the best selling author and motivational speakers works which include Chicken Soup of the Soul and The Success Principles.
Jack Canfield was born in Fort Worth, Texas on August 19, 1944. In later years Canfield moved to Wheeling, West Virginia where he attended the Linsly Military Institute for his high school education.
After graduating in 1962, he attended Harvard University till 1966 when he graduated with a B.A. in Chinese History.
He then went on to gain his Masters in Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, graduating in 1973.
Canfield had long held the idea of creating a book that combined a series of short, motivational stories that would inspire people to better themselves.
Through a chance meeting he developed a friendship with a young author called Mark Victor Hansen. He told Hansen of his book idea and over the next three years they set about collecting more than sixty eight short motivational stories to put into their book.
At long last the book, Chicken Soup for the Soul, was finished and they set about finding a company to publish it. In all they where rejected by 130 different publishers before they eventually found a publishing firm willing to take chance on them.
The Chicken Soup of the Soul series went on to become a huge success, selling over 100 million copies in over 40 languages and gaining Hansen and Canfield the title of best-selling authors.
The Jack Canfield biography shows that although new books where added each year to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series , his writing career did not stop there. He went on to write The Power of Focus, The Aladdin Factor, and Dare to Win became some of his best-selling titles.
Canfield is also a noted motivational speaker and has gone on to create the Canfield Training Group and The Foundation for Self-Esteem both based in California.
The Canfield Training Group helps train and motivate individuals, and entrepreneurs to achieve their professional and personal goals. The Foundation for Self-Esteem provides self-esteem resources to human resource professionals, social workers and welfare recipients.
The Jack Canfield biography indicates that his most recent book, The Success Principles: How to get from where you are to where you want to be, is a combination of his lectures and principles in book format.
The three times married Canfield continues to write and give motivational speeches to inspire millions of people in all areas of life.