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Book Title: Handbook to a Happier Life: A Simple Guide to Creating the Life You've Always Wanted|
The author of the book: Jim Donovan
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Edition: New World Library
Date of issue: October 14th 2010
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When Jim Donovan's successful career in video and broadcast television led to a personal meltdown, he went through rehab, pulled himself up from the bottom, and started his life over. He then began giving seminars on "how to change your life" based on the simple, yet effective, ideas that had worked for him in recovery. From these seminars evolved the stories and advice in this book.
Don't make big changes, Donovan suggests; just start slowly and move bit-by-bit toward your goal. In addition to goal setting and goal keeping, Donovan discusses writing personal affirmations that work, cultivating gratitude, disciplining the mind, and helping others to achieve their dreams.
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Jim Donovan is known as one of the most inspiring people in the personal development industry. Called “The original feel good guy,” due to his ability to bring out the best in people, he openly shares his own personal struggles and challenges.
Jim delivers a message of hope and possibility to everyone he comes in contact with. Facing his own “demons” and overcoming impossible odds, he is able to see the potential in others even when they themselves cannot and his absolute refusal to accept limits, either in himself or others enables him to bring out the best in those who he encounters.
Several of Jim’s books have been proclaimed self-help classics and have inspired people of all ages and from all walks of life. His seminars have motivated audiences from single parents trying to get off welfare to company managers and business owners who want to achieve greater results.
Beyond simple inspiration and motivation, Jim provides people with workable strategies that enable them to take charge of their own destiny and reach their full potential.
For almost two decades he has positively impacted the lives of more than a million people worldwide and continues to do so today.
Jim’s driving principle is that “Within you is the power to change your life” and that we are, in fact, capable of creating the life we’ve always wanted.
If you want to read the whole, unvarnished story, read on . . .
Many years ago, after working for two major television networks, I started my own business. I was cool. I had the fancy cars, my own company, glamorous girlfriends and all the trappings of so-called “success.”
The problem was I also had a lot of very unproductive habits and an out of control lifestyle. These habits combined with my success became “my ego run wild” and led me to spend 10 years on a downward spiral.
Being raised in New York City, I decided to move to Boston and, after a few years, moved to California, looking for a better life. While there, I lived in 11 apartments in four years, and finally wound-up back in New York City where, sinking as low as I could stand – I was living in what was one of the toughest areas in New York City – I finally reached out for help. I had hit my bottom. I surrendered the care of my life to a Higher Power, who I choose to call God.
During this time I had endured every imaginable indignation yet never saw myself as being responsible for creating them. At one point, I lived in a car. I slept in Battery Park, something I do not reccommend, and SRO’s (single room occupancys) in Manhattan and the Bronx. These are places where you live in a small room and share a bathroom with several strangers. Quite interesting.
I believe it was the hand of God that pulled me from what would have surely been the end of my life and started me in an entirely new direction, one that would take me to heights I had never even dreamed of.
A little at a time my life got better. I went from collecting welfare and food stamps to earning a decent income and then, once again, started my own business. This time with a much better perspective on things.
For me to learn what really mattered in life, I had to first lose everything. Only then would I give up my denial and open my mind to a higher order of living.
During this time of rebuilding my life, I became a student of personal development and self-help, reading hundreds of books and listening to audios and, later on, attending seminars.
After doing this for several years, and seeing how, as a result, my life kept getting better and better, I started writing as a way to share with others some of what I was learning. My simple newsletter “Jim’s Jems” grew and, over time, became the basis of my first book Handbook to a Happier Life.
I had found my purpose and my life’s mission.
I continued writing and giving seminars to a vast variety of groups, delivering my simple message