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Recommended Reading

What’s More Important Than Wealth, Status or Fame?

August 2, 2017 — by Robbie Singh0

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I’ve been reading and re-reading this book through Audible lately.
It’s touching to know that the author was inspired to write this book as a way to honor her father,
as a way to share his message with others.

Before getting this book, I remember asking myself “If I could master anything, what would it be?”
And my answer was around happiness but I couldn’t put the words together at the time.

Almost as if by Osmosis, not too long later while going through my reading lists on Amazon, this book appeared!

there are happy people within every income level, it’s not reserved for any one particular group.

And it hit the spot! I’m reading it for a second time so that I can practice all the exercises.
It’s very practical and enlightening. Some of the interesting facts that I found out were that
there are happy people within every income level, it’s not reserved for any one particular group.
Happy people exist in every category.

40% of the people listed on the Forbes 400 comprised of the richest people in American society are not happy.

I was also surprised to learn that the level of happiness did not change after a certain amount of income, I think the book stated $12,000 a year. Also it was interesting how most Hollywood is also unhappy despite what it looks like from the outside-looking-in. In addition, It was alarming to read that almost 40% of the people listed on the Forbes 400 comprised of the richest people in American society are not happy.

I find it mind-blowing how we as a society (myself included) spend so much of time trying to chase wealth or fame or status thinking that it will lead to greater happiness and that somehow it will solve our problems. So then the question become what is important to your happiness? What fulfills you and how do you recognize the signals? This book answers all of this and offers practical exercises.

I also was impressed by certain techniques in the book that really opened my eyes to what we subconsciously focus on, what we don’t have versus what we do have. For example, one of the techniques shared were on the subject of relationships and the author’s husband (Sergio) asked her where they stood in their relationship from 1-10.
And she responded 6. Sergio was ecstatic and responded – what did we do to get to a 6, why aren’t we a 1?

And there was the magic, in that simple question – the shift from focusing on what wasn’t working to what was, and that helped to transform their relationship.

This book touches upon the neuroscience of happiness and offers practical exercises to help you to recognize the feelings and sustain them. I definitely recommend adding this to your reading list and studying it like your life depended on it.

To a Happier and More Fulfilled Version of You!

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