Announcing the NEW Success Principles: 10th anniversary edition (Plus, some free gifts for you!)

Jack-with-TSP10Ten years ago, I wrote a book that I hoped would change millions of lives around the globe.

That book was The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. As you probably know, the book became a New York Times bestseller and is now hailed as a “self-improvement classic.” It’s available in 108 countries and 30 languages – and yes, I’m honored to say that it has indeed changed millions of lives.

To celebrate the book’s 10-year milestone – and ensure that it continues to change the world for the better – I’m delighted to announce that we’re releasing an updated 10th anniversary edition that includes a ton of new stories and new success principles to help you achieve even more success in today’s online world.

Celebrate with me and claim your bonus gifts when you order this new edition:

Read on to discover what’s new in this updated edition – and why these success principles are more important than ever in 2015.

How Success Has Changed in the Digital Age

Back when I wrote The Success Principles back in 2004, blogs were only just becoming “a thing.” MSN was the biggest brand on the Internet, Yahoo was more popular than Google, and Facebook didn’t exist yet.

Clearly a lot has changed since then!

The Digital Revolution has irrevocably transformed the world we live in. There is such an overwhelming amount of out there – not to mention endless distraction in the form of cute animal videos, meaningless celebrity gossip, time-sucking game apps, and pointless personality quizzes (I don’t care which Harry Potter character I am!) – and if you’re not careful, you can drown in it.

To succeed in today’s connected world, you need to take a more diligent approach to your time management, information management, and life management. You must be able to distinguish between information that’s interesting but ultimately irrelevant – and information that you can act on to create more positive results in your life and business.

That’s why I thought it was essential to add a brand-new section to The Success Principles – with new success principles that teach you how to make today’s technology work for you, so you can find the information and resources that will propel you to a higher level of success and help you create a dedicated community of supporters who will share your message with the world.

Here’s what you’ll discover in this new section:

  • SUCCESS PRINCIPLE 63: Master the Technology You Need

Learn how to eliminate digital distraction from your life – and limit your technology use only to those tools and resources that propel you closer to achieving your ideal life. You’ll get tips on how to maximize your online productivity while protecting yourself against potential security threats.

  • SUCCESS PRINCIPLE 64: Brand Yourself with an Online Persona

Successful people know they have to carefully manage their online persona in order to present a positive image to the world. Discover what your online presence says about you – and how you can master the art of appearing competent, authoritative, and respected in all your online interactions.

  • SUCCESS PRINCIPLE 65: Use Social Media in a Way That Enhances Your Reputation


    Learn how to use social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram to advance your expertise, enhance your own personal brand, and attract followers who will stay engaged – and pass your message onto their friends, colleagues, and family.
  • SUCCESS PRINCIPLE 66: Use the Exponential Power of Crowdfunding


    The Internet is that it makes it easy for creators to find people who will support their vision and give them the funds they need to get their project off the ground. Learn expert strategies on how to generate excitement for your idea and grow a huge customer base for your product – before you create it.
  • SUCCESS PRINCIPLE 67: Connect with People Who Can Expand Your Vision

Success is a team sport – and the more people you have on your team, providing you with the expertise, resources, and support you need to achieve your most ambitious goals, the faster you’ll be able to create your ideal life. Discover how to use the Internet to build your network of supporters and create a success team that will help you achieve your goals faster.

TSP-196x280Why The Success Principles Are More Important than Ever

Thanks to the Internet, it’s easier than ever before to find the information, resources, and support you need to achieve your loftiest goals and create your ideal life. And it’s easier than ever to start your own business and sell to customers all over the globe – or become an entrepreneur and share your passion with the world.

But with the overwhelming amount of information available to us – and the endless number of digital distractions – we have bigger challenges facing us as well.

That’s why The Success Principles matter now more than ever. By following these time-tested principles, you will be able to clearly define your path to success and overcome all the obstacles – digital as well as those in the offline world, including your own head! – that are holding you back from creating the life of your dreams.

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Learn More to Earn More

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”
—Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the Untied States

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My library and office bookcases are full, so I’ve had to get creative with my book storage!

Go into the home of almost any wealthy, highly successful person and you will find a library of books—sometimes an actual room such as a den or a library, other times just lots of bookshelves or stacks on the floor of books that they have read. In my own case I have read more than 3,000 books in a wide variety of fields that relate to my work as a trainer, speaker, author, entrepreneur and leader.

Reading—and applying what I read—has been a critical part of my success. I consider it one of my most important daily disciplines. I read for at least an hour a day—sometimes much more, like when I am on a five-hour plane trip.

Recently, I was reviewing questions for a teleseminar and came across the following question:

“One of my goals is to learn new success habits by reading a new book each month. I’ve often heard you reference other authors whose books you have read. Since there are so many books out there on any given subject, I was wondering if you could give us a list of your favorites along with their respective categories so we could get your insight as to what are some good resources to have.” – Linda

First, I think Linda’s goal is a great one. One of the success principles I teach is Learn More to Earn More. I also teach that everyone should read something educational, inspirational or motivational for at least twenty minutes a day. This is part of what I feel everyone’s Hour of Power should be in the morning—twenty minutes of meditation, twenty minutes of reading, and twenty minutes of aerobic exercise.

Of course, more time in each category will produce even more impressive results, but my experience of over forty years of teaching and coaching people has taught me that if you do this, you will end up in the top 3% of people in terms of income, professional impact, health and fitness and fulfillment.

So, in response to Linda’s question I have prepared the following list of 3 to 5 of my favorite books (the ones that have had the greatest impact on my life) in each of several categories having to do with all the areas of success that I focus on. Here it is…


The One Minute Millionaire by David Bach
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and Think and Grow Rich: A Black Choice by Dennis Kimbro
The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki with Sharon Lechter
The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist

Job and Career

Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow by Marsha Sinetar
What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles (He releases an updated version every year.)
Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive by Harvey MacKay
Networking Like a Pro by Ivan Misner
Networking Is a Contact Sport by Joe Sweeney
Getting Things Done by David Allen


For Couples:
Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus by Dr. John Gray
Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Dr. Harville Hendricks
The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

For Single People:
Keeping the Love You Find by Dr. Harville Hendricks
The Soulmate Secret by Arielle Ford

Nonviolent Communication by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
I would also add The Aladdin Factor by Mark Victor Hansen and myself. (It’s a great book on how to ask for and get anything you want from other people.)

Health and Fitness

Are You Confused? by Paavo Airola
Body for Life by Bill Phillips
The Blood Sugar Solution by Dr. Mark Hyman
The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days by JJ Virgin

Spiritual and Emotional Growth

The Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

For a more complete list of books that I recommend, read pages 441-451 of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. It is an extensive list of suggested reading, audio programs and other resources that will accelerate your success.

Happy reading!