Mega Best Selling Author and CEO, Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc.,
Law of Attraction Expert, featured in the film "The Secret"

By: Howard Edward Haller, Ph.D.

The Law of Attraction has played a major part of Jack Canfield's life. His use of Positive Psychology and the Law of Attraction have helped to shape his entire life and to be able to achieve multiple major successes.

Dr. Haller's groundbreaking proven research into how to "Overcome Adversity" and how to "Turn Adversity into Opportunities" has received extensive endorsements and enthusiastic reviews from well-known prominent business, political, and academic leaders and leading scholars who either participated in the study or reviewed the research findings. You will discover the proven success habits and secrets of people who, in spite of adversity, discrimination, abuse, or difficult or life threatening challenges shaped their own destiny to become successful, effective leaders. The full results of this research are presented in his book, published by VDM Verlag Dr Müller AG & CoKG, by Dr. Howard Edward Haller - "Leadership and Adversity."

The nine initial prominent successful leaders who overcame adversity were: Dr. Tony Bonanzino, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, Monzer Hourani, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, Dr. John Malone, Larry Pino, U.S. Army Major General Sid Shachnow, Dr. Blenda Wilson, and Zig Ziglar.

The data from the above nine research participants was materially augmented by seven other successful individuals who overcame adversity including: Jack Canfield, William Draper III, Mark Victor Hansen, J. Terrence Lanni, Angelo Mozilo, Dr. Nido Qubein, and Dr. John Sperling.

Additionally, five internationally known and highly respected Best-Selling scholars offered their reviews of my research findings on overcoming adversity, including: Dr. Ken Blanchard, Jim Kouzes, Dr. John Kotter, Dr. Paul Stoltz, and Dr. Meg Wheatley.

I interviewed Jack Canfield, co-author of over 100 “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series of books, which have sold well over 100 million books, which is Guiness World Record.. In addition to being a best selling author he is a well-known speaker on self-esteem, motivation, and success. Jack suffered adversity as child with an “abusive father and an alcoholic mother.” Canfield grew up poor “living at my grandmothers primarily...in a converted wash room.” Jack went to Harvard University on a scholarship.

Jack and his co-author, Mark Victor Hansen, before they started writing the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series wrote several other books together. Hansen and Canfield (1994) started off their personal growth book with the first chapter entitled “Problems are Opportunities in Disguise,” they commented that “problems are assets” (p. 2).

Jack shared his belief in the importance of overcoming adversity “which forces you grow, to gain wisdom, to become more compassionate, all of which helps make you to a better and stronger leader.”

Canfield confirmed that he felt that “God sends adversities and challenges to us to help us grow.” Jack expressed that “having a belief in God, or a Higher Power, is necessary and helpful, as it gives a sense that you are not alone. It let you know that as a source of guidance is available in times of adversity, or when you are facing challenges.”

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Howard Edward Haller, Ph.D.
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The Life Success Work Institute
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Author's Bio: 

Howard Edward Haller, Ph.D.
Professional Keynote & Motivational Speaker, Entrepreneur, Award-Winning Published Book Author, University Professor, Author "Leadership and Adversity: The Shaping of Prominent Leaders" plus a Entrepreneurship and Leadership Academic Scholar

email: HowardEdwardHallerPhD@gmail.com

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Howard Edward Haller, Ph.D.'s groundbreaking overcoming adversity and leadership research was published as a book in late 2008: "Leadership and Adversity: The Shaping of Prominent Leaders," by VDM Verlag Dr Müller AG & CoKG. This book has received great reviews which can be seen online at Amazon in the US, Canada, UK and Germany.

The 17 prominent leaders and entrepreneurship (including two Self-Made Billionaires) who overcame adversity and even major trauma, that were all personally interviewed by Dr. Haller included: Dr. Tony Bonanzino, Jack Canfield, William Draper III, Mark Victor Hansen, U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch, Monzer Hourani, U.S. Senator Daniel Inouye, Jack LaLanne, J. Terrence Lanni, Dr. John Malone, Angelo Mozilo, Larry Pino, Dr. Nido Qubein, U.S. Army Major General Sid Shachnow (Ret.), Dr. John Sperling, Dr. Blenda Wilson, and Zig Ziglar.

Five internationally scholars and best-selling authors peer reviewed and concurred with Dr. Haller's research findings in this groundbreaking overcoming adversity and leadership findings: Dr. Ken Blanchard, Dr. John Kotter, Professor James Kouzes, Dr. Paul Stoltz, and Dr. Meg Wheatley.

Dr. Howard Edward Haller Entrepreneur and also is a award-winning published author: • Keynote and Motivational Speaker to Corporations, Associations and Colleges • He is a Professional Member of NSA • He is a successful Executive Coach & Mentor to Entrepreneurs, Corporate and Non-Profit Senior Executives in the US, Canada, China and Australia • He is SelfGrowth.com Expert on Leadership, and Entrepreneurship • He is a US Presidential National Award and Prize Winning Essayist. • He is an Accomplished Screenwriter, Television writer & Member of the WGAw. • Dr. Haller is a major expert on Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Overcoming Adversity

Dr. Howard Edward Haller is a well-respected academic writer, editor, scholar and major University Trustee, University Graduate Business School Professor, and past President of University Board of Trustees.

Dr. Haller was selected and appointed a member of the Editorial Peer Review Board of the prestigious “International Journal of Servant Leadership” along with world renowned leadership scholars and best-selling authors. http://www.LeadershipandAdversity.com