Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield born on August 19, 1944 in Fort Worth, TX. Jack is a motivational speaker, author, editor and at one time a high school social studies teacher.

After living in Fort Worth, he then moved to Wheeling, West Virginia attending Linsly Military Institute. He graduated in 1962 and enrolled at Harvard University where he graduated in 1966 with a B.A. in Chinese History.

Jack then went on to achieve his Masters in Education in 1973 at the University of Massachusetts(Amherst.)

Jack began collecting motivational materials when he was a high school teacher to help inspire his students. His goal was to increase the students self esteem so he published his first book One Hundred Ways to Enhance Self-Concept in the Classroom.

Jack Canfield met his first wife, Judith Ohlbaum while attending at the University of Massachusetts and they got married in 1971.

The Canfields had four children before divorcing in 1976. In 1978, Jack married Georgia Lee Noble and they had one child together. They were married for 21 years until they divorced in 1999.

His third marriage was to Inga Marie Mahoney in 2001.

“Most fears cannot withstand the test of careful scrutiny and analysis. When we expose our fears to the light of thoughtful examination they usually just evaporate.” J. Canfield
Jack is the best selling author of Chicken Soup for the Soul® series with Mark Victor Hansen. They met while he was in his second marriage and became friends.

Chicken Soup® books are a compilation of stories of love, joy and forgiveness. Chicken Soup® series 124 titles in print and over 100 million copies sold.

Jack is The Secret® . I think one of his great moments in the movie is when he talks about achieving a goal that you move toward it even if you are not really sure how you’ll get there, just as when you travel you don’t need to see the end of the destination only bit by bit as it is revealed even in the dark. So you step forward step by step toward your goal.

“Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.” Jack Canfield

His latest book is The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be® focuses on 64 powerful principles of success by people from all different backgrounds.

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