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When you finally depart this existence for what comes next, how would you like to be remembered? For Marcel Borgi, the answer was one that would change his life forever. Lacking the funds to leave a large inheritance or the free time to volunteer, Borgi soon became fixated on one particular goal: he would be the guy who spent every moment of every day happy-all the time ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published November 20th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Marcel Borgi
Dec 27, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this book. I will be glad to hear what others will say about it.
Eleri Jenkins
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free through a goodreads giveaway. I think the biggest message I got from reading the book was to go through life with a positive attitude.
Alan
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An interesting book, which I won in the Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

It is hard to imagine being happy all day, every day, but having read this book, I am going to try and give it a go. If Marcel can do it, so can I. This is a must read for anyone who has faced tough times, as well as those who are just interested. Recommended.
Cin
Aug 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Unexpectedly this book is very Christian. As an atheist, this book does contain some useful information which makes it a pretty useful self help book. I also read the part about the spiritual world, and it provokes some thinking.
I received a free copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads program. Thanks for sending me this book. I enjoyed reading it.
Caron
This review can also be found on my blog at: https://diminishingthoughts.wordpress...

I received this book from the author through Goodreads First Reads.

‘A book for believers or non-believers- and one that definitely targets those who believe that there is something more to life, or whatever goes beyond.’ ~ Marie-Christine Tayah

I’m not one to read books that focus on religion or spirituality, they’re just not my cup of tea, but I was drawn to this book because of a line in the synopsis. ‘-he
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Andrew
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway. The book recounts the author's journey to a more positive, happy and faith-filled life. It is a motivating and uplifting book with many examples of how he has become happier and what we can all do in our everyday lives in order to be happier and make others happy as well as feel more fulfilled. He gives some great tips such as the "Ask, believe, receive" idea and how to break undesirable bahaviours. It's an overall enjoyable read about doing good and ...more
Pamela
Jun 06, 2017 rated it did not like it
This is designed to be a self-help book, using the experiences of the author who decided that he would like to achieve the goal of being happy in his life and leave a legacy of happiness. He wishes to share his journey so that others may benefit and try similar techniques as he has used and found helpful in achieving his goal. It is written from a Christian perspective and he proposes that if one “asks and believes” then one will “receive” and he encourages people to embrace peace and ...more
Rawan Adawi
Jun 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: spirituality
As a Muslim, I read a lot of self enriching books and most of them were for Norman Vincent Peale who happens to be my best Author... Norman used to be a Christian pastor but in his books he focused on life lessons and the messages that he wanted to deliver to the reader, he mentioned Christianity but not for whole chapters about it.
In this book for some reason, I felt uncomfortable reading some of the chapters and I lost my interest because my intention was to see the point of view, the legacy
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Joyce Willis
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was ok
I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway - I wouldn't usually choose to read a self help book and I admit that this took me a long time - I started and stopped quite a few times! At first I thought it would be 'ask and you shall be given' - a little like the cosmic ordering recommended by Noel Edmonds but in fact it turns out to be much more give thanks for the blessings you have. It does advocate prayer quite strongly which would not appeal to those who feel there is no deity to listen to ...more
Michael Thurnell
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book started off with some strong points and I really thought it was going to be a great but as the book continued it was soon revealed that to be happy all you need to do is put your trust in God. While I have religious beliefs I've found books like "The Secret" that Borgi dismisses have been much more helpful in serving as a life guide. This is Borgi's biography and anything else he has to say can be found any Sunday morning in church. I'd pass.
Kateryna
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
I won this on Goodreads Giveaways.

This is definitely the first self-help book that I have read and I was curious about the content because I am very much an optimist. I resonated with a lot of the material and believe that if readers need to find a new positive perspective on life then this book is a good place to start.
Regina Cattus
Dec 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Christians
Shelves: giveaways
Yay, a Goodreads giveaway book!!!
Firstly, I suppose I should tell you that I'm an atheist and I don't like preachy, self-help books (before you start going "well why did you get this book, then", let me remind you that I got this in a giveaway, and there was no blurb there to warn me). Atheists shouldn't read this book. Agnostics, maybe, but really not atheists. So if this review makes you want to call me a cynic, a non-believer, feel free to ignore this review and read this book anyway, because
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Amy Farley
May 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: giveaways
I struggled with whether or not to write this review. The book was written in all sorts of good faith to help others find the contentment and happiness Marcel Borgi has achieved. Truly feel how much he wants all readers to succeed and be happy.

I am the wrong audience. I found the personal stories fell flat and seemed mostly self congratulatory. The narrative for me was all over the place, not organized in a way that encouraged me to keep reading. Like a conversation with a friend that is
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Paul Preston
Mar 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Some usable ideas. I gained a few insights in part one of the book and I have used them daily since. The rest of the book was reiterating and reinforcing the first part of the book. So many quotes from other books that the publisher should have said it was written by Marcel Borgi et al.
'sandi Chomyn
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway a few weeks ago.I recommend this book to anyone as a must read who has faced trying times in their life, as well as those who want to be inspired and empowered.
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*Received in a giveaway.
Debbie Matlow Northcutt
Jan 11, 2017 marked it as to-read
I never received this book. I wish I had though.
Karen
Dec 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: giveaway
Not my typical reading, but a very inspiring and empowering book.
Adeline Rizkallah
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I recommend this book to every single person, it is very inspiring and easy to practice.
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