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Kim Chandler McDonald

"In my position as founder and editor of the Innovation Interview series, I have had the good fortune to interview many interesting Innovators - all leaders in the fields - from around the world. Kent stands out as extremely inspiring, gracious and with a great generosity of spirit."

- Kim Chandler McDonald, Executive Vice President, Flat World Navigator

Rebecca Zorowit

"I cannot even tell you how impressive your writing is, in addition to, your drive, dedication, determination and most significantly, productivity... It's truly astonishing!!!"

- Rebecca Zorowitz, Vice President of Ooh La La Candy

Bryan Hwang

"Kent has provided me through his work the tools to develop my entrepreneurial skills. I highly recommend Kent's work for any striving entrepreneur looking to grow professionally and personally. Not only is Kent a great asset to a business, but to society as well."

- Bryan Hwang, Consultant,

Paula Woodley

"Kent is exceptionally bright, an incredible writer and is driven more than anyone else I have ever known. He has depth and maturity far beyond his years -- but what is most impressive to me is his understanding of people, his grasp business principles, and his genuine kindness to others."

- Paula Woodley, Lecturer, University of Southern California

Wendy Harrington

Dynamic and determined, Kent certainly walks his talk. His rounded approach to life is refreshing, encompassing both our inner and outer worlds. He has helped and continues to help many people achieve the success and peace they are searching for, through speaking, coaching, his books and events.

- Wendy Harrington, Author, Owner, & Therapist at Wendy Harrington

Susan Taylor Suchy

A great role model and mentor to everyone, young and old. He inspires me constantly!

- Susan Taylor Suchy, Instructor of Sciptwriting, Creative Writing at Saddleback College

Tyler C. Stevens

"Kent is an inspiration to work with. He is wise beyond his years and brings that wisdom to everything he does. A creative, talented and insightful writer and speaker, Kent is an irreplaceable asset."

- Tyler C. Stevens, Student

Shane Underwood

"Dude, your book changed my life!!!"

- Shane Underwood, Student

Jack Canfield

"I've read a lot of books for young people, but this is the best one yet! I wish I had "Cool Stuff" when I was younger. It's a guaranteed blueprint for building a lifetime of fulfilling relationships, happiness, and financial success starting now!"

- Jack Canfield, Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup For The Soul series

Richard Carlson

"This book is a real gem. In my opinion, it's a must read for all teens and anyone who cares about teens-parents, friends, grandparents, etc. It's a mentor in a book. I would have benefited greatly by reading this book as a teen."

- Richard Carlson, Ph.D Author of the "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff" series

Mark Victor Hansen

"Kent expresses his message with enthusiasm, love, light, energy, and insight. Travel as far as you need to hear his lasting brilliance. I love him and all the good he is doing."

– Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup For The Soul series

Allie Dilbeck

"You really put a spin on my world today by inspiring me to actually try and achieve my dreams... and not only trying but actually believing I can try!"

- Allie Dilbeck, Student

Evan Stewart

"Coming out of High School into the real world was a hard step for me. Your book taught me a lot even though I have been living on my own for a while. I feel like I have the confidence to start the online business I always wanted. Thanks again."

- Evan Stewart, Budding entrepreneur

Kelsey S

"This book isn't like other kinds of books. It is way cooler and tells you information that is actually USEFUL!"

- Kelsey S, Student

Valeria Galian

"Thank you for writing your book ... Oh my gosh ... It's the best I have ever read. I just can't put it down!!! It's the most popular book here at school. When you release a new book, trust me, I'll be looking for it."

- Valeria Galian, Student


The Success Principles for Teens

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Everyone wants to be successful—and today’s youth are no exception. After the massive success of Jack Canfield’s The Success Principles, thousands of requests came rushing in to develop the most important success strategies for today’s teenagers. Their calls have been answered. Even though many teens are urged to get good grades, many feel lost when it comes to setting powerful goals and creating the life they really want.

Jack Canfield, co-creator of the famed Chicken Soup for the Soul series, has teamed up with me to design a fun and engaging book that offers the timeless information and inspiration to help you get to where you want to be. 

The Success Principles for Teens is your road map whether your goal is to become a better student or athlete, start a business, make millions of dollars, or simply find guidance and direction. The principles in this book always work, if you work the principles.

This book includes 20 of the most important success strategies used by thousands of exceptional young people throughout history. With the right tools, anyone can be successful. This book will give you the courage and the heart to get started and get ahead.

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Table of Contents


Principle 1: Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life
Principle 2: Believe It’s Possible
Principle 3: Decide What You Want
Principle 4: Be Clear Why You’re Here
Principle 5: See the Best to Be the Best
Principle 6: Unleash the Power of Goal-Setting
Principle 7: Release the Brakes
Principle 8: See What You Want, Get What You See
Principle 9: Act As If
Principle 10: Just Lean into It
Principle 11: Face Your Fears Head-On!
Principle 12: Be Willing to Pay the Price
Principle 13: Ask! Ask! Ask!
Principle 14: Reject Rejection
Principle 15: Use Feedback to Fast-Forward
Principle 16: Stop Hanging with Turkeys and Soar with Eagles
Principle 17: Keep Score of Your Success and Build on It
Principle 18: Perform with Persistence by Keeping Your Eyes on the Prize
Principle 19: Give Your Best to Be Your Best
Principle 20: Start Now . . . Just Do It!

Conclusion: Our Challenge to You



"Oh great... another teen success book that promises the world. That's just what I need."

If you’ve had that thought before, then we already have something in common. But before you put this book down, let us tell you one thing:

This is not a book of “good ideas.”

This book doesn’t tell you how to live your life. Far from it. This book includes what we call the timeless “ingredients of success.” Just like there’s a recipe for your favorite dish, there’s a recipe for achievement, too. We don’t know about you, but we wouldn’t get comfortable in our favorite chair to read an entire cookbook . . . but a recipe for success? We’ll devour that!

So, how could there be a recipe for success? Well, there are very specific trends, patterns, and similarities in the way successful people live their lives. They have developed very similar skills and habits that we can all learn from (the “success ingredients”).

Have you ever wondered why some individuals have so much happiness, energy, money, respect, and great friendships? Were they born with extra talent and abilities? Some people believe this, but we didn’t buy it. Instead, we discovered:

Successes are not born; they’re made.

It’s true. We don’t start out with the finely tuned skills we need to create the life we want. We must learn them as we go through life. However, we can fast-track our journey by applying the “recipe of achievement” from those who have already accomplished outstanding results.

What you’re saying is great, but this isn’t for me.
I’m different . . . I’m in a very unique situation.

If only we were given a dime for every time we heard that! The truth is, we used to think the same thing. “How could somebody else’s life be similar to mine?” And, “How would somebody else know about my challenges and what I need to do to turn my life around?” You’re right, we’re all faced with unique situations, and we all have our own definitions of success, but the tools we need to get from where we are to where we want to be are universal.

It doesn’t matter what your unique goals are. Maybe you want to ace an upcoming test, get straight A’s in school, become a famous rock star, a world-class athlete, a multimillionaire, a successful entrepreneur, or even become the President. If you learn the principles of success--especially as a teenager--and practice them every day, they will transform your life.

The principles always work if you work the principles.

[This is only part of the introduction]



“The Success Principles for Teens is so empowering. I struggle with the concept of possible failure but this book really helps me to be positive and persevere. Any teen would benefit greatly from this information. I highly recommend it. 5 stars!”

- Kaylie Clendenon, 17 years old, 11th grade


“Teens will definitely relate to this book. Healy and Canfield have done an excellent job in writing about the things teenagers need and want to know about succeeding in life. The book is filled with real-life examples, amusing illustrations, and space for writing one's personal challenges. This book is like a mentor for teens.”

– Kara Bluntach, Career counselor


"Okay, I know what you’re thinking….”This is just another teen success book to make me feel as if my life is miserable…”  WRONG! The Success Principles for Teens does not tell you that your life is miserable.  It gives you steps to make your dizziest day dreams come true.  It will not only give you confidence, but it will make you feel so much better about yourself.  Now, if I were you, I would go grab some coffee and open this book and start my journey into complete success.  Trust me, you won’t regret it!"

- Bita Khaleghi, 16 yrs old, 10th grade

"I am not one to shy away from the truth.  I say what goes through my head--and many great ideas went through my head as I read The Success Principles for Teens.  I'm not one to pick up a book like this, honestly, but everything happens for a reason and this was well worth it.  It is a life-changing book... there's really no other explanation.  Pick it up!  Take a chance." 

- Alex Aponte, 16


"I am a Speech-Language Pathologist, working with many teens who are challenged by learning disabilities.  I also am the mother of two college students, both of whom are working hard and making their dreams into realities (and one of whom had to overcome his own challenges to reach for success).  "Success Principles for Teens" is a no-nonsense, inspiring, how-to handbook for moving step-by-step towards a can-do future.  But don't think it is only for teens.  I am in my mid-50's and I am working on the activities in this book to increase my effectiveness in work and my personal life.  Pick it up and start reading.  You won't be able to put it down, as you move through the real-life stories that illustrate the "Principles.""

- Joanne Hein, MS, CCC


"Wow, I devoured the book "The Success Principles for teens" in 3 days and I am absolutely amazed how you are able to attack EVERY SINGLE negativity a teenager could possibly have. That fear, excuse, or problem - all answered. I have to admit, besides completely revamping my whole outlook on life, this IS the best book I've read in all of school. Thank you!" 

- Alex Li, 16


"This book is great for the practical steps to take to achieving what you want. I really like all the real life stories incorporated into each chapter, it gives the reader a better understanding that fits your daily life. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!"

- Mathew Egan


Book Specs

Audience: Young Adult
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: HCI (April 15, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0757307272
ISBN-13: 978-0757307270
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces


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