Here are the simple truths that motivate people of any age to find and accept lasting happiness, illustrated with the stories of real people, and illuminated with the observations of spiritual leaders and great philosophers.
For more than three decades, attorney, financial consultant, and life coach Stephen M. Pollan has been advising clients and readers on the business of living—everything from home buying and employment contracts to marriage and parenting. He has taught his clients and readers to Die Broke (use assets rather than build up an estate), to stage Second Acts (reinvent their lives), and, most recently, to Fire Your Boss (take charge of their own work lives).
Throughout these books, Pollan stresses that attitudes as well as actions are essential to success. Indeed, over the years he realized that the happiest and most successful people he'd met were also those who were the most energetic and exuberant, regardless of their age. By noting these attributes and incorporating them in his own life, Pollan came to understand that our attitudes are not just one element of succeeding at the business of living, they are in fact the foundation of leading a happy life.
Attitude is everything.
Those attitudes most essential to our deepest satisfaction and happiness reflect what our spiritual leaders and philosophers from every major tradition have taught us. We don't have to look to external forces to validate us and give us self-worth. We already have within us all we need to find fulfillment and lead happy, satisfying lives—lives without regrets.
To finally be happy we need to accept responsibility for our own happiness. When we know the secrets are already inside us, all we have to do is start living them. With this book, we can begin now.
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Stephen M Pollan is a New York City-based attorney, financial advisor, and life coach.
Mark Levine has been Stephen Pollan's collaborator for more than eighteen years. Together they have authored numerous books, including the national bestsellers Lifescripts, Live Rich, and Die Broke, and most recently, Second Acts. They have been nominated for three National Magazine Awards.Review:
“With humor, humanity, and wisdom, puts the search for happiness firmly in place--within us.” (David Niven, Ph.D., author of "The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People")
“Pollan and Levine offer a deceptively simple way to make you happier and more fulfilled on an everyday basis.” (Robert DePuy, President, Major League Baseball)
“This is an approach to life that anyone can follow and I know will work. You can be happy.” (Christina Norman, President, MTV Networks Christina Norman, President, MTV Networks)
“Stephen Pollan’s latest work is thoughtful, simple and uplifitng - a fantastic guide to a better life.” (Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Television)
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