What's the formula for a happy life?
Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a Walmart executive, a New York Times best-selling author, and a husband and dad. After selling more than a million copies of his Book of Awesome series, he now shifts his focus from observation to application.
In The Happiness Equation, Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing, do anything, and have everything. If that sounds like a contradiction, you simply haven't unlocked the Nine Secrets to Happiness.
Each secret takes a common ideal, flips it on its head, and casts it in a completely new light. Pasricha then goes a step further by providing step-by-step guidelines that illustrate exactly how to apply each secret to live a happier life today.
Controversial? Maybe. Counterintuitive? Definitely.
The Happiness Equation will teach you such principles as:
The Happiness Equation is a book that will change how you think about everything - your time, your career, your relationships, your family, and, ultimately, of course, your happiness.
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I am a former teacher. I love reading and I am currently focusing on health and entrepreneurs .
I was desperately looking for a book to guide me back to the self I thought was lost forever! At midlife : I lost my dog, family member, career, savings, home and any real hope for a future. Neil nailed it, no matter where you are in your life's journey, I believe this book will change your negative spiral and set you on a path to your amazing authentic self! Get the book now! Do not waste anymore of your precious time in despair, confusion, what if thinking! Thank you Neil, excellent job!
The Happiness Equation gives some solid and practical ways of producing happiness in one's self. Pasricha's ideas about starting out happy rather than letting your environment determine your happiness has some truth to it; even if it is nothing new. However, some of the examples he used were god awful. He struggles to admit to others that he attended Harvard so he experiences being inauthentic and that makes him feel bad, gee wiz what's a guy to do. It's not relatable to the vast majority of his audience. He goes on about how he was on the bestseller list with his "awesome" book for way too long and how that 'didn't really make him happy.' Instead he suggests you should "want nothing" and that is part of his equation to finding happiness.
It is a flawed equation. Pasricha's ideas are meant to produce a sort of happiness which really is not sustainable in most people. It is a cookie cutter approach to life, making all your variables line up to produce the same happiness ad nauseam. He talks about never retiring and just doing this approach to enjoying your work and what not FOREVER. Not going to happen for 90% of the population who work themselves to death in dead end jobs anyway.
I'm not surprised to find out the author works at Walmart and enjoys their "culture" and is the type of person to own 7 pairs of the same outfit for simplifying his life. These people are the most neurotic and fearful bunch who hate anyone expressing actual emotions other than obsequious joy.
No, there are better books out there.
Liam Neeson. Pastiche's voice is INSUFFERABLE.
I've recommended it to friends. It is both enjoyable and informative at the same time.
So much goodness in the book. Loved the narrative skills of the author and how practical the book was.
Living in Silicon Valley, it is easy to get swept up in the culture of "never enough." This book gives you the insight and reflection on what it really takes to find a place of peace from within. Loved this audio book and so have the 20+ people who I have told about this book. We even started a club based on this book!
Neil Pasricha does a terrific job on summarizing his ideas into this book. His everyday sincere examples makes the book relatable. Yes, there are so many books on happiness. However, this book outstands from others by giving you tips on how to reach to initial "happiness" level while the brutality of life continues. This is a book to read while feeling down/alone/lost. You will keep returning to your notes as life happens (or his notes really because his subtitles are exactly what you wanna remember later.) Not only the book content is amazing but also Neil Pasricha narrates the book in an excellent way. After listening to the audio, I decided to keep it on my phone as if it's a podcast episode and keep listening to the sections as I felt down. I also bought the hard copy of the book to see the notes in an organized way. This is a book to read, give as a gift and listen occasionally! Highly recommend it!
I really noted this book. I didn't find myself losing interest like j do with so many other books. Just like anything, you need to follow suggestions in the book to see changes. But, it'll change your life.
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