In 2007, we reviewed Jack Canfield's The Success Principles, one of the most powerful guidebooks for successful living written in the past decade. Studying The Success Principles has brought greater happiness, health, and wealth to people the world over. But many of us still struggle to implement these ideas as well as other great teachings we receive.

If you're on a path of spiritual and personal growth, you know that applying the wisdom, tools, and techniques shared by the great teachers isn't always as easy as you want it to be. This has to do with the fact that our emotional subconscious mind is far more powerful than our rational conscious mind when it comes to directing our everyday thoughts and actions.

According to Tapping Into Ultimate Success, it is possible to take years off our journey to personal power and accomplishment by transforming the beliefs and emotions that cause self-doubt, procrastination, and other forms of self-sabotage, thus making it easier to take inspired action, make money, and relate to people you love (and to those who challenge you).

In their book and DVD, Canfield and coauthor Pamela Bruner teach and demonstrate a new, cutting-edge technique that makes achieving success faster and simpler than ever before. It's called meridian tapping, also known as emotional freedom technique (EFT). Simply put, it's a therapeutic tool to remove the fears, doubts, and upsets that keep you from living according to your values and ideals.

Tapping is being successfully used around the world for issues as varied as fears, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, food cravings, and chronic pain. If you're familiar with tapping, you'll love the comprehensive approach of this book; if tapping is new to you, you'll love the ease and simplicity of these methods, which you can apply in just minutes.

The book starts with basic information about why tapping works. Then you'll learn the simplest form of the technique, which you can start to use immediately.

Three chapters that are especially relevant to business success are chapter 3: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs; chapter 5, Accelerating Success: Tapping for Action and Results; and chapter 9, Financial Success: Tapping for Money and Prosperity.

Chapter 3 contains powerful exercises for reframing beliefs, creating a growth mindset (as opposed to a fixed mindset), and embracing change.

In Chapter 5 you learn specific tapping techniques to supercharge your affirmations, transform your inner critic into an inner coach, and unleash the power of goal-setting.

Chapter 9 teaches you how to tap for developing a positive money consciousness and creating a powerful money "why."

Tapping into Ultimate Success builds on Canfield's earlier book and adds practical information about how to apply and integrate those success principles in real-life situations. This is not a book to read through quickly, but if you do the exercises step by step, the rewards you've been looking for are literally at your fingertips.

Hardcover, 336 pages, $27.95;
Includes a two-hour DVD;
Hay House, 2012.