Business is part of life. The same principles that will give you a successful life, will also apply to your business.

Below are some valuable tips from Jack Canfield on how to increase your chances of success. Jack Canfield is an American author, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur. He is the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which has more than 250 titles and 500 million copies in print in over 40 languages.

Tip #1: How to Take Back Complete Control of Your Life and Results – Jack Canfield

You are the chief architect of your life. Take 100% responsibility for the quality of your life. Everything about you is the result of you doing or not doing something. Your income, your dept, your health, your attitude and behaviors are all a result of what you decide to do or not do.

It is easier to blame outside factors as a source of our failure, disappointments and unhappiness. Successful people take full responsibility for the thoughts they think, the images they visualize and the actions they take. They don't waste their time on blame and complaining.

You too can change the outcomes in your life by simply changing your responses to whatever comes your way.

You only have control of three things in life.

  1. The thoughts you think
  2. The images you visualize
  3. The actions you take

If you don't like what you are experiencing, then you need to change your mental, your visual and your behavioral responses to the events you face in life.

Nothing will change for the better until you do.

Tip #2: How to Stop Settling for Less – Jack Canfield

One of the fastest ways to get what you want is to decide what it is you want. Most people focus on daily tasks rather than setting clear goals and mapping out how they will achieve them.

What does success look like to you?

Not everyone's definition of success will be the same nor should it be. You most likely know what you don't want rather than what you really want.

Stop settling for whatever comes to you in life and take ownership of the fact that you can actively participate in the creation of your ideal future by clearly stating your desires in clear actionable and measurable goals.

If you don't know what you are asking for, how can you expect to get it?

Tip #3: Believe it's Possible – Jack Canfield

Scientists used to believe that humans responded to information flowing into the brain from the outside world. But we now know is that instead we respond to what the brain expects to happen next… based on previous experience.

It takes discipline of the mind. Monitor your thoughts and eliminate any negative thoughts and complaints. Once the brain believes that something is possible it will start coming up with creative ideas to make your plans and ideas come to life. It will start noticing people and resources that can help you get there faster. But first you have to change your thoughts in order to change your belief system.

Tip #4: Believe in Yourself – Jack Canfield

If you are going to be successful you have to believe that you are able to pull this off. Believing in yourself is a choice. You have to believe that you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

Most top achievers attribute their success to the belief that with hard work and practice they can accomplish anything. Develop that mindset and belief in yourself and you too can accomplish more than you ever thought you could.

Tip #5: Become an Inverse Paranoid – Jack Canfield

Instead of believing that everyone is plotting against, develop the belief that everyone is plotting to do you good and help you succeed. Developing the belief that everyone is out to help you and support you will allow you to achieve more.

Always ask yourself “What's the opportunity that this is?” and remind yourself that every situation brings opportunities.

Tip #6: Unleash the Power of Goal Setting – Jack Canfield

Experts on the science of success know that the brain is a goal seeking organism. The brain is always looking for opportunities to solve problems. To engage the brain you need to set specific goals and and date. You have to decide what you want and by what time.

Start with one area of your life and decide what you want. Set goals and set a date to get that new outcome. You have to be willing to take action and do whatever it takes to achieve that goal. Keep asking what is the next step so your brain is always seeking new goals.

How To Get What You Want

In summary to get what you want you need to commit to taking 100% responsibility for your life, decide what you want and start taking action! Follow this five step formula and start getting results.

  • Decide what you want
  • Take control of your thoughts
  • Visualize what you want
  • Make a Plan
  • Take action on your plan

The same principles apply to your online business.