Why You Should Never Give Up On Your Dreams

Go after what you most want – you never know when you’ll find success. February 4, 2020 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield stresses the importance of never giving up on your dreams. Don’t anyone get in the way of your dream. Do whatever it takes — enroll in extra classes, get additional training — and go after your deepest passion.  Canfield shares how Catherine Lanigan handled rejection while pursuing her dream to become a professional writer. She was given feedback at school to move on from and instead become a nurse.  In time, though — close to two decades later — Lanigan discovered that letting herself get so dejected only held her back from creating great work. After meeting a professional writer later in life, she was able to push herself to write something that made the most of her passion and potential.  […]

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Simple Tips That Will Help You Stick to Your Goals for the Whole Year

Here is how to keep going when you lack motivation. January 14, 2020 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Jack Canfield and Patty Aubrey discuss how to stay dedicated toward your new goals this entire year.  Canfield says to keep in mind that success is a team sport. You will make more progress working together than working alone. Canfield recommends finding accountability partners or mastermind groups in order to maintain focus. These parties will help keep you from reverting back to the same habits. Moreover, if you are struggling to meet deadlines because of procrastination, you might simply afraid. Canfield practicing visualization and the five-minute challenge, which means taking just five minutes to do a certain task, which can then spark momentum and possibly finish the whole project. Click the video to hear more. Related: Approach Your Goals With This Mindset to Conquer Them in the New Year Entrepreneur Network is […]

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Approach Your Goals With This Mindset to Conquer Them in the New Year

Think of your goals as more than just finish lines. January 7, 2020 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield takes a look back at how his goals went in 2019, and reviews a few new ways you can approach your own for 2020.  First, look at where your starting point was.  Additionally, when thinking about your goals, Canfield recommends taking a step and looking at the amount of progress you have achieved. If you measure your goals in the distance and advancement you’ve made from your starting point, there will be a clear indication you have made steps in the right direction.  Jack Canfield talks about how he makes 21 goals every year, but usually only meets about 15. Canfield stresses that it is alright if you only meet about three-quarters of your goals, but you should think honestly about […]

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Why Jack Canfield’s ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ Series Was Originally Rejected

It’s not enough to have a dream – you need the motivation to stick it out and achieve it. December 17, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield discusses how he needed persistence both to write his Chicken Soup for Soul books and after, when he diligently sought a publisher for his work. Canfield mentions that if he didn’t choose to keep going after his initial rejections, he would not be talking about his book and sharing his lessons today. Without perseverence, the Entrepreneur partner would have just been another author who never saw his dreams come to fruition.  Canfield explains that persisting through difficulty is one of life’s most valuable skills. No matter how hard something may seem, the longer you persist, the more likely it is you will succeed.  Click the video to hear more from Jack Canfield on persistence.  Related: Inspirational […]

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Inspirational Stories to Help You Persevere Through Negativity

These anecdotes will offer you a healthy dose of motivation. November 12, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It takes an impressive amount of will and foresight to pursue a big goal. But in this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield shares some stories of inviduals that overcame rejection in an impressive manner.  Two successful figures who were rejected by the school of their choice include Stephen Spielberg and General Douglas MacArthur. A few figures that had trouble with getting their work recognized include authors Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, John Grisham and George Lucas.  If you’re looking for some inspirational stories to convince you not to give up and keep on the path to success, just remember that some people thought Star Wars lacked potential.  Click the video to hear more.  Related: How to Add Life-Long Customers by Pursuing That ‘Wow’ Moment Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from […]

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How to Add Life-Long Customers by Pursuing That ‘Wow’ Moment

Creating dramatic and memorable moments will help your business stand out. November 5, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield discusses how to create a moment that makes your audience say “wow,” which will help you grow your business and improve your relationships.  To create these experiences, keep in mind the helpful acronym, BUMPER. Big. If an event or invention is bigger than usual, this instantly shocks people. Examples of breath-taking size include Mount Everest, the opening ceremony at the Beijing Olympics or the technically spectacular special effects in the movie Avatar.  Unexpected/unique. Something that stands out from the norm and towers above and beyond the competition.  Memorable. Canfield mentions a few wise words from Maya Angelou, who remarked that though people may forget your words, they will not forget how you made them feel.  Positive. Offering a memorable and positive experience, […]

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How to Overcome Rejection and Move Forward With Your Big Goals

If you let rejection motivate you, rather than set you back, you will be able to achieve your most ambitious aspirations. October 29, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The truth is that no one likes being rejected but unfortunately, rejection is a part of life for all of us. Fortunately, rejection can also turn into a good thing for many of us. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield speaks about how rejection can help push your forward in life, rather than set you back — especially if you think about them from a positive standpoint.  Try not to think of rejection as an attack on your self-worth. Instead, think of it as an opportunity to grow and flourish. Keep in mind the following about rejection: It is a natural part of life. Most rejection is about the other person, not you. No one […]

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The Key Mindset That Will Help You Truly Meet Your Goals

Canfield says it is completely possible to reach our biggest goals. October 22, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you have a sense of purpose and persistence, Entrepeneur Network partner Jack Canfield says you can do anything you set your mind to. Strong willpower manifests itself in a tenacity to complete your goals no matter what. How do you keep focused on your goals? According to Canfield, you should start by breaking your goals down into smaller parts in order to avoid getting overwhelmed. Be clear with yourself if you are chasing the right goals for you. Once you determine your ultimate goal is what truly resonates with you, try your best to eliminate your fear in pursuing it, then go after it with your fullest passion and intention. Click the video to hear more.  Related: Your Excuses, Not Your Setbacks, Are the Biggest Obstacles to Achieving Your Goals Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, […]

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Your Excuses, Not Your Setbacks, Are the Biggest Obstacles to Achieving Your Goals

Take ownership of your aspirations and responsibilities. October 14, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield wants you to stop complaining and take responsibility for your life. Stop focusing on the negative aspects of life. Even when having an argument, concentrate on the positive characteristics of the other person. If you’re able to do this, you will discover your ability to rise above the argument and see, once again, why this particular person actually means a lot to you. Don’t get bogged down by all of the problems that crop up in life. Focus on solutions instead. Click the video to hear more.  Related: The Trait Stephen King and J.K. Rowling Share That Helped Them Achieve Success After Early Setbacks Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise […]

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The Trait Stephen King and J.K. Rowling Share That Helped Them Achieve Success After Early Setbacks

October 8, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield talks about the importance of persistence and perseverance. It doesn’t matter how naturally talented you are if you don’t have the determination and willpower to move yourself forward. Persistence is always a key ingredient to meeting your ideal version of success. The truly successful refuse to let setbacks stand in their way. Walt Disney was told in his younger days that he had no imagination or original ideas, and his first animation company eventually fell through. Stephen King was told by one of his college professors he was a bad writer.  Click the video to hear more about how persistence can change your life.  Related: Simple Methods to Help You Let Go of Procrastination Habits Completely Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We […]

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Simple Methods to Help You Let Go of Procrastination Habits Completely

You can overcome unproductive procrastination behaviors with these easy tips and tricks. October 1, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield describes some of the roadblocks that lead to procrastination, as well as how you can find the motivation to overcome these time management hurdles. Canfield says that the largest roadblocks to our success is often ourselves. It can be too easy to use convenient excuses that the project in front of us is insurmountable. Canfield stresses: No one is naturally prone to procrastination.  Procrastination may be an indicator that you are overwhelmed.  From there, begin to use specific methods and tools to help you resist procrastiation. Canfield recommends breaking down your large goals into two to three tasks you can complete each day, finding an accountability partner and setting hard and inarguable deadlines.  Click the video to hear all of Jack Canfield’s […]

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The Life-Changing Mindset That Leads Directly to Your Goals

Here’s how you can keep your mind focused and healthy during difficult times. September 24, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. During the moments when it feels like everything is going wrong, you can still come out on top. Here’s how according to Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield.  When you focus on the negative, the world can seem like a terrible place. Conversely, when you focus on the positive, you can see that the world is focused on love, kindness and beauty. When you catch yourself making a detrimental or unecessarily judgmental statement, try to reconfigure the way you are speaking to yourself.  Moreover, Canfield recommends analyzing how much time you spend online and imbibing news. It may be a better idea to forego the news and instead focus on striving towards your goals and personal improvement.  Click play to hear more. Related: How to Break Bad Habits and Make […]

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How to Break Bad Habits and Make Better Ones

Don’t fall into old routines that hold you back. August 20, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Unfortunately, many of our daily habits can be destructive to our lives. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner discusses how to break out from these limiting habits.  Some common habits Canfield has observed includes showing up late to meetings, not returning phone calls on time, not allowing enough time for travel and working too many hours without breaks or exercise.  Here are a few stepping stones to uproot your bad habits: Clearly identify them. This step can be difficult, since the results of many habits are not evident until a certain time has passed. Identify what your new patterns should be.   Write down the benefits of setting these new habits.  Set clear deadlines for when you want to complete these habits.  Click the video to hear more about breaking […]

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What Are the Differences Between EFT and TFT?

August 13, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield discusses how non-invasive tapping — a New Age therapy that, according to Vice, “involves tapping yourself over your body to cure physical and mental ills” — can help you control emotions and become more successful. Tapping can restore the “positive flow of energy” your body needs to self-regulate. Canfield draws comparisons between tapping and acupuncture in its ability to provide relief.  There are two different forms of tapping Canfield covers in this video: thought field therapy (TFP) and emotional freedom technique (EFT). The methods employ the tapping of points, though the actual sequences being tapped differ. TFT, in particular, is unique in the sequences that are tapped. Below are a few more details Canfield describes as differentiators between the two tapping methods, focusing on EFT: EFT verbalizes your fear. EFT has more practical applications.  […]

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Turn Negativity Into Positivity With These Communication Strategies

Word choices can make all the difference when dealing with conflict. August 6, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield explains how to react and deal with a challenging person. You can use three “A” tactics to rise above conflicts: Agreement. Apology. Action. If a customer confronts you with negative energy, the best course of action is often to concede you made a mistake, offer your apologies and then take action to resolve the situation.  Another language tip? Avoid using apathetic words and phrases, such as, “There’s nothing I can do about this situation.” Click the video to hear more tips on creating handling tough social situations with smart language. Related: How the Law of Attraction Can Help You Pinpoint What You Want Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and […]

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How the Law of Attraction Can Help You Pinpoint What You Want

Learn how the principle can be used for both chasing your goals and putting them off. July 30, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield describes myths about the Law of Attraction that will keep you from living life to the fullest. For example, thinking about doing something is not enough. Keeping your goals top-of-mind and maintaining a positive attitude is one part of the Law of Attraction, but the first real step of meeting any goals is deciding what you really want and going for it. The second myth is that it takes a lot of time and work to make the Law of Attraction work. Many people put off the necessary efforts by convincing themselves that they are already doing the most they can. The third myth is that many people believe that the Law of Attraction […]

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This Organizational Tool Can Bring You Closer to Your Goals Each Day

Map out the steps you need to take to reach your primary goal. July 22, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield discusses the organization tool mind mapping, which can help you get started and organize your path to achieving big goals. Mind mapping, Canfield explains, was developed by Tony Buzan, who was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci and Albert Einstein.  The first step in your mind mapping process should be a key, central idea. Then, ask yourself what you need to address in order to make this central goal a reality. Examples of these types of questions include “What deadlines do I need to set?” and “Who will I need to talk with to make my goal a reality?” To get the most out of your mind mapping strategy, make an effort to divide your tasks into manageable chunks and organize your time thougtfully. […]

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The Importance of Work-Life Balance and How to Achieve It

Jack Canfield shares a few tips on how to divvy up your time between work and recreational pursuits. July 16, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It’s difficult to achieve work-life balance, especially now that technology has created a constant stream of potential distractions. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield lays out a few tactics to manage your time better, so you have time for social and recreational activities. To establish recreational time and achieve work-life balance, Canfield recommends dividing your time into three categories: focus days, buffer days and free days. Examples of Canfield’s focus day activities include speaking at events and recording podcasts. Canfield’s second tip is to have clear boundaries in your resposibilities. Try to look past all those forces in your life pulling you in different directions, and instead, concentrate on the tasks you need to get completed.  Finally, don’t forget to take that vacation time. […]

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Simple Exercises That Can Help You Achieve Laser-Like Focus

Find your flow by trying some of these efficiency-building exercises. July 9, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Jack Canfield offers a few tips on how to achieve ultimate focus. In this video, the Entrepreneur partner highlights a few of the best strategies that have brought him success in finding focus, including: Meditation. This helps to keep you grounded, as well as inspire new ideas. Taking breaks from your technology. Canfield notes that by cutting out just an hour a day of technology — such as watching television or playing a game on your phone — can afford you a surprising amount of time. Setting aside specific days to focus on your most important tasks. This means harnessing your intelligence at the highest level to build your bottom line, or build your income. Moreover, try to differentiate between focus and buffer days to get the most out of your […]

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5 Important Steps for Clarifying and Communicating Your Company’s Values

The author of the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ series shares a few steps of how your business can distinguish itself. July 2, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jack Canfield mentions that he personally stands for helping others transform and support those boldly living their life mission. When defining what you stand for, make sure you are aligning these values with what you consider yourself an expert in — not simply your job or to coincide with the classes you are hoping to sell.  Canfield recommends setting a strong viewpoint versus mulling over every tiny font and color detail of your company’s logo. He also says you should create a long-term marketing plan that spans several months around those viewpoints. That way, you can have confidence about communicating your vision to others. Click the video to hear more.  Related: What This One […]

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