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The Happy Uprising: A Passionate yet Pragmatic approach to Fulfilment [Kindle Edition]

Lishen Nair , Charlene Smith
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Book Description

Monday to Friday: Rise at 6 a.m., force-feed cereal into your stomach, fight traffic to get to work, toil in a cubicle until 5 p.m., get home by 7 p.m., eat, watch television, wash up, sleep.
Saturday: Recover.
Sunday: Dread Monday.

Eight out of ten Americans are stressed about their finances and the economy, according to the American Psychological Association. A study by the Priory Group reveals that stress experienced by workers costs the British economy £3.7 billion each year. Worldwide there is ubiquitous pressure on people to do more and be more: work harder, become more efficient, take on more responsibility, spend more money and essentially maximize every second of time.

The forces of globalization compounded with an insatiable demand for more profit and “improvement” haven’t pushed us close to the tipping point – we’re standing right on it. Monotony and working until one drops are considered to be an integral part of modern adult life. This setup has been accepted as a new normal, and the apathetic attitude many adopt is “that’s the way it is.”

We all want and deserve autonomy with our time, a passionate and rewarding livelihood, purposeful context, simplicity and vigourous health. In a contemporary setting happiness is not a goal, but rather a by-product of the above pillars. These pillars can be systematically built into your daily stride to create a life that you can call worthwhile.

In spite of the chaos present in modern day life, today there are platforms, tools and opportunities available to make life everything it’s cut out to be. People at large have relinquished life's ideals and these ideals need to be seized back. The Happy Uprising shows the reader why - theoretically and practically - a charmed life is possible, and details how to build such a life.

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  • File Size: 329 KB
  • Print Length: 102 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #449,018 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read for someone looking for inspiration. February 7, 2014
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I really appreciated this book. It was a quick easy read and it lifted my spirits. I flip through it now from time to time if I need some reassurance that my entrepreneurial endeavors are not completely insane.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Book January 12, 2013
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This is a well written, smart and happy book about getting oneself out of the ruts we often find ourselves in - not only in the job market but also in life. Highly recommended - well worth the price.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A different life April 29, 2013
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Sometimes its easy to feel burnt out from life. I liked the book because it offers a solution to that problem. Its short, concise, and easy to read. I'd recomend this book to anyone who feels stressed out from a job, and wants something different.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read! April 27, 2013
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If you feel life has no meaning and are tired of being a corporate slave then The Happy Uprising is a must read! This book is unlike others that explains the benefits of entrepreneurship but it also provides step by step actions on how to remove the shackles of corporate life and become your own boss, working on your own terms and conditions. This book is a prized possession in my digital library!
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More About the Author

Lishen Nair (born 1984) completed his honors degree in commerce and has exposure to various roles in procurement, auditing, costing, as well as website design and hosting. When combined with an insatiable curiosity for human development and an uncompromised set of ideals, the result is inspired, concise and pragmatic writing.

His pleasures are simple: reading, physical exercise and playing with his pets. Ensuring that he remains true to his written word in real life is his wife Giselle.

Lishen seeks to break the notion that all fun, intrigue and carefreeness must end when we become adults. The words of Henry James echo: "Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact."

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