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After over a decade of captivating audiences and readers world-wide, Steve Maraboli re-releases this "Steve 101" style book which is sure to ignite that fire within. The select pieces included in this book span over a decade of Steve's words. Some pieces have been individually published around the world in more than 20 languages. This is a must-read celebration of the empowered mind. Reviews -

"Radio star, Steve Maraboli's book, Life, the Truth, and Being Free, is a masterpiece of wisdom. Filled with pearls of insight on all areas of life, it speaks directly to the primary issue of our day: How to save this world without losing ourselves. Courageously, Steve maps out the only plan that works - Engage life, stay aligned with the truth, and find the freedom to create something better for those we touch every day."
- James Redfield, author of The Celestine Prophecy

"In this book, Steve shares the brilliant ideas and empowering philosophies that have gained him international recognition as a leader in personal development. He lays out a practical guide to living your true beauty and potential."
- Kristine Carlson, author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women

"Steve Maraboli has done it again! No one journeys through the mucky water of life with such vibrancy for living as Steve. After reading this book, you will be ready to choose happiness and glide towards achieving all that you want in life. Steve shows us a masterful and magnificent way to have joy be second nature to us."
- Dr. Pat Baccili, host of The Dr. Pat Show

"Finally! No more having to quote Steve Maraboli from memory. This is pure inspiration and excitement, start to finish, Maraboli-style!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher, Author - Artist - Trainer

"Steve Maraboli is one of the great positive influences of our time. His book is filled with inspirational gems of spiritual wisdom, practical advice, and the poetry of our humanity."
- John Welshons, One Soul, One Heart, One Love

168 pages, Paperback

First published November 10, 2009

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Steve Maraboli

9 books1,530 followers
Steve Maraboli has electrified, inspired, and entertained a wide range of audiences in over 30 countries with his unique style of bridging cutting edge Behavioral Science, proven Business Methodologies, Humor, UNFORGETTABLE stories, and Social Insights.

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15 reviews
April 24, 2012
I so love this book :') And sharing you this beautiful quote:
“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that that situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
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51 reviews9 followers
January 27, 2013
For me, the author is best in small quotes. The book seemed sometime repetitive in nature. It was not as spiritually filling as I had hoped. Although there are some great concepts in there, its presentation is challenging because it lacks a flow or depth to them- which is why I think this author is best and more effective in simple one line quotes that lead you to think about his idea.
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3 reviews
May 22, 2011
Whoa! This isn't a book you read and then forget about. I keep this by my bedside for my morning motivation. There is power in every page!
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2 reviews
May 22, 2011
This book synchronistically came into my life. It was exactly what I needed. Where was this book 20 years ago? It's powerful and my life is better because of it.
101 reviews14 followers
May 1, 2016
Simple Reminder ... Maraboli Style

Get Off The Scale!

You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.

Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.

It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!
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1 review1 follower
May 20, 2013
It's my morning go to book when I need to be inspired or want to start my day off on a positive note. Steve Maraboli doesn't just tell you to be happy and empowered he gives quotes and antidotes that allow you to reach that conclusion for yourself. This isn't a traditional book it's more of a highlight book from the last 10+ years of thoughts from his radio show, lectures & seminars. specifically this book used to be the self-published handout from his seminars designed to be a kind of "Steve 101".
1 review3 followers
February 13, 2013
I love the style of this book - you can open it up to any page and read. It's an essay style so you can choose a piece to read. Steve Maraboli has helped me realize where in 'my own life I am my own poison' (a quote of his) --#1 Fan. I give this as a gift for all my friend and family.
October 19, 2013
I have been listening to Steve Maraboli on his podcast radio feed for over a year and I can't seem to get enough of him. Yes, this book is full of quotes and short paragraphs but they hold powerful messages. I also agree that some messages are repetitive, but I think it serves a purpose throughout the book to keep reminding us and refreshen our memory so we really understand the message he is trying to deliver to us. I loved it. I turned it into a daily soul cleanse and read a few pages each morning for inspiration.
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2 reviews
January 17, 2011
Steve Maraboli is changing the Self-Help industry! He's not teaching you anything you don't already have within you, he simply reminds you of the tools and power you have to create positive changes in your life. If you want a change, if you want success in your life, if you want practical advice and empowering messages this book is for you.
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1 review26 followers
March 16, 2015
Basically, what we have here is a pseudo-intellectually and rather annoying collection of life quotes which go on and on and on ad nausea. It's like if one were to overdose on Prozac, and literally become nauseous. After 2 or 3 pages you can put the book down, lest overdosing is your thing. 1/2 a star.
October 8, 2012
This is the book where I'm inspired to do things right in the situation that I'm into this moment.
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7 reviews
June 7, 2016
“I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me.”

“Soul Mate

When we are born, the soul we are given is split apart and half of it is given to someone else. Throughout our lives, we search for the person with the other half of our soul. Very few ever succeed.

I am blessed that we have met. In a sudden moment, warm within your loving glare, my soul said, “At last! I can rest. I have found my missing half.” When this happens, it is said we have found our soul mate. We are happy and at peace. When we shared ourselves, we were engulfed in eternity, dancing in a timeless universe. I am truly blessed because that day, my heart recognized you as a part of its own.

Thank you for blessing me with you. Thank you for dreaming with me - for seeing the same future as I do. For your beautiful eyes, reminding me of the truest bliss in life. I am forever grateful for you.

I will spend an eternity loving you, caring for you, respecting you, showing you every day that I hold you as high as the stars.

I am sorry that it’s taken me this long to find you – I shall make it up to you, my flower, as long as we live.

I love you!”

“When love is at the base of something, it is a masterpiece.”

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.”

Absolutely love this book.
18 reviews
January 17, 2011
This book is PACKED with timeless wisdom! I love that it is designed where I can open it to any page and be inspired and motivated to live my life to the fullest. His words are powerful and, what is most important to me, they are practical. I keep this book where I can turn to it often. I definitely recommend this to my friends and family.
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2 reviews
May 28, 2011
Steve Maraboli's pieces and quotes in Life, the Truth and Being Free are perfect motivational reminders to get your butt out there and live your life! As a proud listener of Steve's radio show Empowered Living Radio, I am grateful I have the opportunity to take his words with me whenever I need a boost of encouragement.
3 reviews
June 1, 2011
Thank you Steve for your insights, you have reminded me of the power I have and the life I deserve. I have deep respect and gratitude for your work.

I recommend Life, the Truth and Being Free to everyone.
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March 21, 2012
can someone please tell me what page i can find “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that that situation is over, you cannot move forward.” please im doing a work cited essay and i need to know the page number...TIA
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3 reviews
April 2, 2011
Great, positive read! Recommend this to everyone! We need more authors like this!!
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2 reviews
May 19, 2011
Brilliant! Life changing... no other words to describe this. Get this book!
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8 reviews6 followers
March 10, 2012
Fantastic thoughts and comments on life from a true treasure of a man who is adding light and wisdom to the universe every day.
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Author 15 books13 followers
June 23, 2013
It has changed my life. I love this book and Steve touch on points in my life. I look at life alot clearer. I love this book.
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1 review4 followers
November 26, 2016
Shame shame shame....I started reading this book and put it down. Now where did I stop is MY BIG QUESTION?
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