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The field of Personal Development has seen countless authorities add value to the community.  Through public speaking, books, videos, quotes and so much more.    Millions of lives have been impacted both directly and indirectly by the life and work of these truly remarkable individuals.


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We were inspired to present today five of these amazing leaders with immense gratitude for the remarkable impact and the many tools they have consistently provided in the process.


Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try...

Jack Canfield is an American author, motivational speaker, corporate trainer and entrepreneur. He is the author of many books on success, his most famous ones are Chicken Soup For The Soul and The Success Principles.

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Jack Canfield’s quotes will truly give you focus on what you want it life by helping you be grateful for what you have, and helping you to implement goal setting in your life, and may you have the courage to pursue your dreams by taking action.

In addition to motivational speaking councils and self-help books writing, Canfield made an appearance in a film The Secret which explored many theories in relation to individual success. The book version of the film by Rhonda Byrne introduced his theory on Law of Attraction.

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According to this theory “like attracts like” thus the kind of energy people emit they attract the same. Canfield adapts this principle in his own theory that can help people attain success in their personal and professional life. Furthermore, he made several media appearances on shows, such as NBC Nightly News and Good Morning America.

You only have control over three things in your life-the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, & the actions you take...

Besides motivational speaking, he has also published The Success Principles in 2005. The book features sixty-four principles that guarantee success in respective fields. He collaborated with Kent Healy in 2008 to produce its sequel The Success Principles for Teens.  Jack Canfield has earned many prestigious awards including, American Booksellers Book of the Year (1995), Storytelling World award (1996) and Oprah’s Angel Network Award (1999).

Inspiration gives you a desire. Decision makes it an intention. Action makes it real...

An enthusiastic coach, experienced teacher and highly successful author, Joe Vitale has decades of experience in helping people use his Law of Attraction programs to create the businesses and personal lives they’ve always wanted. His original and creative methods have earned him widespread popularity, and he regularly speaks to large audiences on key aspects of his work.

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Easily distinguishable for his love of life and his passion for food and music, he is one of Personal Development authorities most active in social media today! “Joe Vitale” and “Attract Money” are almost synonymous in the Law of Attraction world, but Dr. Joe Vitale began his journey living on the streets.

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With the power of his manifestation techniques, he moved from this impoverished position to a rich and fulfilling life in which he has everything he wants. Inspired by his own journey, he is driven to teach others that anything is possible — and to show them exactly how to create the same kind of massive change he has personally experienced.

NOW is the time. The Universe likes SPEED. Don’t delay, don’t second-guess, don’t doubt. When the opportunity or impulse is there…ACT!

His skills are diverse, but he is particularly well known for his marketing methods, which have helped people make millions, and for his unique skill of hypnotic writing.  He has been asked to give presentations all over the world, in countries ranging from Russia to Canada, Poland and Kuwait, and was a keynote speaker at the 2007 National Speaker Associations Convention in San Diego.


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A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position...

John C Maxwell (1946) is a well-known author, speaker, leadership guru and pastor. John C Maxwell is a leadership expert and is known by his books. John C Maxwell has also developed the 5 levels of leadership, which visualize at which level a leader perform and how she or he can be more influential, respected and successful.

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Since the 1970s, John C Maxwell has led several churches and he has served as a senior pastor in the Skyline Church for 14 years (1981-1995). As a senior pastor, he led the pastoral team and his messages were focusing on areas of leadership.

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John C Maxwell sold more than 26 million books and had been nominated by the American Management Association as the number 1 most influential leader in business in 2014. The same nomination has been given by the Business Insider, a global news corporation, and by Inc. Magazine.

Most of his books have been nominated by the New York Times as best-sellers. The books focus on leadership such as The Indispensable Qualities of a Leader and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and have been translated and sold all over the globe.

Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson. And the best people give you memories...

A well-known authority on the science of human potential, Zig Ziglar has been recognized three times in the Congressional Record of the United States for his work with youth in the drug war, and for his dedication to America and the free enterprise system.

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Speaking the language of active business leaders, he’s been featured in such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Dallas Morning News, and Fortune magazine, to name a few. Mr. Ziglar has also appeared on many television programs.

Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude...


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Ziglar did not inherit his professional status, nor was it an accident. After struggling early in his sales career, this Yazoo City, Mississippi, native paid the price of time, discipline, and energy to become a sales champion. He placed second in one national firm of over 7,000 and first in another company with a 3,000-plus sales staff.

In 1970, he launched his full-time speaking career and built a multi-million dollar corporation on the same philosophy he expounds to his audiences–hard work, common sense, fairness, integrity, commitment, and an infectious sense of humor.


Since 1970, an extensive array of Ziglar audio, video, books, and training manuals have been utilized by small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, U.S. Government agencies, churches, school districts, prisons, and non-profit associations, affecting lives in a profound way.

You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great...

Mr. Ziglar wrote numerous celebrated books on personal growth, leadership, sales, faith, family, and success, including: Better Than Good ,   Sales Success ,   Selling 101 ,   Ziglar on Selling ,   Success and the Self-Image ,   See You at the Top ,   Over The Top ,   Zig Ziglar’s Secrets of Closing the Sale ,   Steps to the Top

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Before he died of pneumonia on November 28, 2012, Ziglar altered the minds of many millions of people, including American presidents and many other great leaders of the world during his 40 year long career as a speaker. He journeyed more than five million miles in his efforts to awaken the world and also assisted 500 companies in their work by providing them advice.

There are three constants in life – change, choice and principles...

American business consultant, writer, and motivational speaker (born Oct. 24, 1932, Salt Lake City, Utah—died July 16, 2012, Idaho Falls, Idaho), garnered tremendous popularity with his best-selling self-help and business books, particularly the highly influential The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic (1989), which sold more than 20 million copies in dozens of countries. 

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Covey enrolled at the University of Utah at age 16 (B.S. in business administration, 1952). After a two-year stint as a Mormon missionary in the U.K., he attended Harvard Business School (M.B.A., 1957). 

There are three constants in life – change, choice and principles...

He then spent time as a missionary in Ireland before obtaining a doctorate in religious education (1976) at Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, where he started leading self-help classes on campus.

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In 1983 he founded a management-consulting business, the Covey Leadership Center, in Provo, Utah; it merged in 1997 with time-management expert Hyrum Smith’s Franklin Quest Co., becoming the Franklin Covey Co. Time magazine named Covey one of the 25 most influential Americans in 1996. In 2010 he joined the faculty of the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.


Each of the authorities mentioned in this post has been able to leave a remarkable footprint.   As a result millions of people have decided to follow the path of Personal Development.  It is safe to say that the world will never be the same with all the additional value, guidance and contributions they have provided throughout their career and life’s work.


Each of them serves as an inspiration through example of the power of determination, perseverance, focus and courage.  From poverty to riches, from failure to success they all are a true testament that the power of achieving success is in all of us.  How can you become the next personal development authority? Start by Challenging Yourself To Be Better… To Do More… To Live For Growth!

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