The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything
What’s the formula for a happy life?
Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a Walmart executive, a New York Times–bestselling 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 eve
This model is severely flawed because success doesn't always guarantee happiness. That doesn't stop there. We keep crossing milestones and setting bigger goals, so we are never satisfied.
What if we're happy first, then we work hard? Research shows that if we're happy, we tend to be more productive and we can ...more
I am a HUGE fan of the 'awesome' books....all 5 stars.
This tripe is an annoying read. You will be HAPPIER if you don't waste your time reading this.
More to come on why this is the worst book.
Hint.....NEVER RETIRE....work means everything!
Hint...i am a harvard mba....did i tell you i am a harvard mba....my hardvard mba friends have basketball courts in their house, but they aren't happy.....we had marble floors at harvard...we harvard mbas work really hard, like 120 h ...more
The book has an appealing cover - the bright blue balanced with a yellow smiling face encourages a reader to choose it off the shelf. It has an easy cadence of text, encouraging examples and highlights some interesting ...more
What I learned from this book:
-you have to be youself, find your deepest wants and desires
-to become happy you need to know thyself
-do not take advice only you get to know your path
-you are average of people you hang out with, so make sure they are people who you admire
-eliminate unnecessary decisions in your life
-live to the fullest
It is an awesome book! There are various tips and ideas. In general, he suggested 9 secrets or rules how to be a happy. No doubt, you already knew some of them, but it is better to refresh your mind.
Also, I really liked the examples demonstrated using Buddha and Daniel Kahneman's stories. You can also check his blog called 1000awesomethings.com.
Happy reading! Be cool! ...more
We all know the book store aisles are covered to a depth of six feet with how-to manuals on happiness. This one is different enough, funny enough and short enough that it stands out.
I liked it as Canadian native Pasricha offers contrarian, iconoclastic views, not grinning, back-slap style advice. That is one of his main points--do not mindlessly accept advice. Happiness comes f ...more
I am not a man who likes self-help books. Due to what a crutch they were during a really nasty time in my life, I am prone to hate them more than anything. I despise their circular and contrarian nature. The repetition of advice that couldn't possibly stick gets on my nerves. You could literally read one page of cliff notes for most of the "best" books on happiness and you probably wouldn't miss much.
That's precisely what I've done for a long time. I u ...more
The worst advice in the book was probably the bit talking about how a great way to get things done is to give yourself less time to do it. Not that the advice itself is that horrific, but his anecdote is talk ...more
Also the fact he works for WalMart and his Harvard Business Bro-ness are kind of problematic and ...more
But we all have the choice to be happy, no matter what. Because being happy is a state of mind, not an exact science.
I liked this book. It is simple , down to earth and easy to do in my daily life.
The trick is to remember to do this every day. Neil has given me a good mental tag.
"Remember the lottery."
To know what the hell that means, my friend .....you gotta read the book. Go ahead.
It is worth your time. ...more
My first impression of this book was that it was a little gimmicky, with the chapter titles written like teasers on a magazine cover and the little hand-written scribbles, as well as being a little condescending in tone. However, I ended up really liking this book because it is simultaneously easy-to-read and easy-to-apply. With short little chapters and a conversational tone, the book can easily be read in one sitting. Even though it is e ...more
There are interesting things in here - I highlighted a lot of things - but those were mostly quotes from other people.
It HAS made me think which is always a good thing.
In the end, it was a bit choppy. And the last “rule” for happiness is “Don’t Take Advice”.
Isn’t that what this book is - advice about how to be happy??
On page 238 I loved this: "There is nothing more satisfying than being loved for who you are and nothing more painful than being loved for you you're not but pretending to be."
I also loved this line,"Your relationship with yourself is the most important relationship in your lif ...more
Pass me a drink. Let's chill on the ripped couch at the back. I love this place. Book lovers are my favorite people. (And my favorite lovers.)
My name is Neil Pasricha (pass-REACH-ah) and I'm the New York Times-blah-blah bestselling author of eight books exploring how to live an intentional life including THE BOOK OF AWESOME (gratitude), THE HAPPINESS EQUATION (happiness), and Y ...more