How to Be Rich and Happy ~by John P. Strelecky and Tim Brownson
I have been conscientiously working on trusting what I am receiving in my life. One thing I did recently was to totally focus on my pain and relief from that physical pain. A secondary part of my 4 hours a day of pain relief healing was to go back and review all the notes I have taken from the books I have reviewed. This study brought me back to a personal favorite – How to Be Rich and Happy.
Once again I was not disappointed and was so inspired by my notes, I proceeded to read the book for the third time. I wished I had been able to have this book when I was teaching career planning, life planning, and women’s re-entry programs at the community college. How to Be Rich and Happy is a superb textbook and in a group setting could not help but be life changing.
“Rich and Happy is the ability to do whatever you want, whenever you want.”
How to Be Rich and Happy has an impressive format, examples, appropriate quotes, charts, exercises, and humor. I was trusting that results the first time I did the exercises would not prove to be too off base with my new results. I could see I was still working with the same 5 major values of my life but that as I had worked the formula already, it was apparent that one or two had switched priority zones. I felt as though I was truly walking my talk and values. This was encouraging and inspiring.
Humor is an important part of the change process for me, because I often need to laugh at a belief I am holding onto in rather intense fashion to promote new and creative thinking. When I found a moment of pain relief, I often wanted to put myself on hold and stay in that position. My resistance to change would enable another pain or suffering to speak to me from another spot; foot pain relieved and now translating into a huge headache or muscle spasms. The pain was teaching me the formula from this book. It was a step by step process that kept building on the last concept or idea – it flowed.
I truly value good communication skills and the chapter on how we use language was simply a powerful reminder to not only visualize the desired outcome but also to express the changes in the best words possible.
“When approached the right way, a person’s life history, challenges, physical attributes, work problem, relationship stories, EVERYTHNG is a valuable asset. And that includes personal tragedy. After, all, the greatest inspirational movies, books, and speeches are the ones where the main character overcomes an obstacle that looks bigger than them.”
The first time I read the book, I explored all the tutorials which are part of the website, another great asset and I started reading regularly the blog of both authors.
I highly recommend this book especially to high school students, college students, and life/ career coaches, the unemployed – it is a valuable, hopeful resource.
The authors are working at giving away free copies of this book and I am trying to persuade several service organizations to pay the postage for the hard cover copies of the book; they have a Million Dollar goal.
I purchased my own copy of this book in 2010 and you can purchase a copy from this site and I will receive a few beans in my bucket.
Trust me – this book is worth it and I gave it to my children for graduation gifts.
HOW TO BE RICH AND HAPPY (also available on kindle):