Meeting Jack Canfield from The Secret

My first exposure to Jack Canfield was in reading the Chicken Soup for the Souls books.  It was in seeing him in The Secret that I really started to read more of his other works.

Kevin and I got to meet him when he did a workshop at Unity of Phoenix.  His workshop was really compelling and we were so happy to find that he was kind and welcoming in person.  It’s always nice when you meet someone who has quite a bit of celebrity and find them to be down to earth and humble.


Here are some of my favorite Jack Canfield Quotes:

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

 “People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you’ve figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence.”

Meeting Jack Canfield

“Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.”

“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.”

“As you take a few minutes each day to quiet your mind, you will discover a nice benefit: your everyday, “ordinary” life will begin to seem far more extraordinary. Little things that previously went unnoticed will begin to please you. You’ll be more easily satisfied, and happier all around. Rather than focusing on what’s wrong with your life, you’ll find yourself thinking about and more fully enjoying what’s right with your life. The world won’t change, but your perception of it will. You’ll start to notice the little acts of kindness and caring from other people rather than the negativity and anger.”

Jack Canfield Uplifting People

“Decide what you want. Believe you can have it. Believe you deserve it and believe it’s possible for you. And then close your eyes and every day for several minutes, and visualize having what you already want, feeling the feelings of already having it. Come out of that and focus on what you’re grateful for already, and really enjoy it. Then go into your day and release it to the Universe and trust that the Universe will figure out how to manifest it. ”

Jack Canfield Control

“When you think you can’t, revisit a previous triumph.”

“If you are going to be successful, you need to give up the phrase, “I can’t” and all of its cousins, such as “I wish I were able to.”

Meeting Jack Canfield from The Secret

Melissa Knecht

Thank you for visiting our blog! I am a Mom, wife, entrepreneur, life & business coach, spiritual seeker and someone always looking to evolve. I've studied personal and spiritual development for over 25 years. It has been a worthy pursuit and has positively shaped my life. While always continuing to grow, I now seek to pay it forward to others on the path. I have 3 kids - Josh, Olivia and Tanner. Tanner, 2 of whom did graduated from virtual school. We are an out of the box family and we love it! Kevin and I have designed our lives around many trials and tribulations... but they have made it all the sweeter. If you would like to connect with me, reach out on Facebook: or through my contact page.

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10 Responses

  1. Hi Melissa…I just LOVE this post! Jack Canfield is also one of my favorite guys…you are so lucky to have met him…what an experience that must have been! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Dan Giercke says:

    That’s a great collection of Jack Canfield quotes Melissa.

    Jack Canfield is on my “must meet” list of mentors. His Success Principles book is one of my favorites, and I’ve been following his work closely ever since first seeing him in The Secret.

    Best of Success,

    • Melissa Barnes Knecht says:

      Thanks, Dan. Yes, he taught out of Success Principles when we saw him. Great stuff!

  3. I Just Love Jack Canfield!! So Exciting you got to meet him ! I Love His Smile too LOL. Great Post Melissa .

  4. Wow!! What a cool and very eye catching blog post 😀

  5. Love Jack Canfield’s work!! How exciting that you were able to meet him too!!
    I love that you listed his quotes too, some of the most powerful are among your list there. Thanks for sharing Melissa!!