Sometimes it’s excruciatingly hard to get back up again. This is how Marc and I felt a decade ago when we were knocked down and stuck in a rut after simultaneously losing two loved ones to suicide and illness. It was nearly impossible to move when we didn’t feel we had the strength to push forward.
But, we found a way.
We pushed ourselves as hard as we could to take one tiny step every day—one journal entry, one 10-minute workout, one honest conversation, and so forth. It wasn’t easy, but the tiny steps were manageable, and we gradually grew stronger. And believe it or not, that’s basically what I did again this morning. I was desperately struggling to motivate myself for the past few days after a significant business opportunity fell through. I was feeling utterly defeated. So, I took the tiniest possible step. Just turning on my laptop, opening up the word processing application, and writing a single sentence. Such an action is so small as to seem insignificant, and yet so easy as to be possible when I was feeling desperate and defeated again this morning. And it showed me that the next step was possible, and the next. And the end result is the couple paragraphs you’ve just finished reading.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I know we all need a healthy reminder sometimes… to do the hard things we need to do to be happy. The things that frighten us. The things others can’t do for us. The things that make the difference between existing and living—between knowing the path and walking the path—between a life of empty promises and defeat and one filled with renewed happiness, possibility and peace.
And, along these lines, I have some great news:
Marc and I just finished writing a new book to guide us (all of us) through that necessary journey of doing the hard things. I sincerely wish I could have read it a decade ago. In many ways, it would have saved me from myself. It absolutely would have saved me from intense periods of darkness that were born primarily from my subconscious attempt to take the easy way out of the painful realities I faced.
The new book is titled, Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs:
It’s available for pre-order on Amazon right now, and it ships May 22, 2018. If you decide to pre-order today, send me an email at email@example.com with your Amazon receipt information (just copy and paste or screenshot the finalized order details). We’re preparing two digital bonus books for all pre-orders: a 90-page “daily rituals” workbook and a “daily reminders” book (I guarantee you’ll find immense value in these bonuses).
And yes, the new book shares the title of our renowned Getting Back to Happy course, but understandably, the book and the course are completely different educational tools.
For example, our course is video based, includes live one-on-one Skype/FaceTime coaching with Marc and me, and has an active online support community.
The Getting Back to Happy book is a smaller, self-paced resource you can hold in your hands and take with you wherever you go… something you can turn to in real time, offline, as you need it.
Both tools—the course and the book—complement each other very well, but they are standalone.
In the book, you will face the truth right from the get-go…
You are not the same person you were a year ago, a month ago, or a week ago. You are always growing. Experiences don’t stop. That’s life. And the very experiences that seem so tough when you are going through them are the ones you will look back on with gratitude for how far you have come. Of course, it takes practice to get there, emotionally and physically, and that’s why we wrote this for YOU.
The goal of the book is not to get rid of all your negative thoughts, feelings and life situations. That is impossible. The goal is to change your response to them.
Again, Getting Back to Happy is the book I wish Marc and I had when life’s biggest challenges came our way. Filled with actionable steps for bouncing back from tough times and getting back on the road to happiness and success, this is a book to spark sustainable action—and to return to whenever needed. Sharing never-before-published stories and strategies, the book shows how to harness the power of daily rituals, mindfulness, self-care, and more to shift our perspective—and our actions—in order to become our happiest and most effective selves.
Be one of the very first people to pre-order Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs today (and don’t forget to email me your receipt details, so we can send you the bonus books once they’re ready).
And some MORE BIG NEWS (about our first book):
Over the next 10 days, we will be removing all traces of our first book, 1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently—it will be removed from Amazon, our blog, etc.
Because after six years on the market, we’ve decided to touch it up, update it, and re-release it on December 26, 2018.
So, if you want the first edition—the current one—now is your last chance to get it:
And of course, if there’s anything else Marc and I can do to assist you, please don’t hesitate to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sincerely hoping you’re looking forward to an inspired next step,
(and Marc, too)