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21 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy [Kindle Edition]

Alvin Huang , Chris D'Cruz
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Book Description

Everything You've Ever Been Taught About Happiness Is WRONG.

We've been raised on the idea that the more we have, the happier we'll be. So much so that most of us dedicate our lives to pursuing the wrong ideals in life. We end up thinking career success guarantees happiness, or hitting a specific goal might make us happy, or that happiness is based on external circumstance.

Sometimes, giving up is exactly what you need to do in order to find happiness in your life.

"21 Things To Give Up To Be Happy" reveals the secrets to lifelong happiness. Comprising of 21 essential lessons, this book will teach you just why the old adage "less is more" couldn't be more apt to your pursuit of happiness.

Here are just some of what you'll find in "21 Things To Give Up To Be Happy":

Give Up Caring About What People Think About You
• Learn why seeking the approval of others may never get you the happiness you seek
• How it really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks when you're an expert at what you do

Give Up Trying To Please Everyone Else Besides You
• Why saying "No" is not the end of the world (so many people are afraid of disagreeing because they're afraid of what might happen... but sometimes "No" is the best answer you can give)
• How being true to what you're great at will do more for your happiness than trying to be what others want you to be

Give Up Complaining
• Complaining is like being on a treadmill: It gets you nowhere! Learn why venting has very limited effectiveness compared to working on changing your circumstance (and how you can do exactly that... change circumstances).
• How focusing on what you have can overcome your perceived shortcomings (hint: the power of gratitude can work miracles...)

Give Up Making Excuses
• Excuses can extinguish unlimited potential that you might not have been aware of. Learn how giving up excuses might just put you back in control of your own life.
• Why trusting yourself can turn "I can't" into "I can" (once you get the hang of this, there's literally nothing you cannot achieve in life)

Give Up The Aimless Wander
• The secret to finding your true path in life (not knowing this secret is the #1 reason why so many people are unhappy...)
• How mapping your life goals can steer you in the right direction

And much, much more!

Product Details

  • File Size: 536 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Alvin Huang, Chris D'Cruz (May 28, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,959 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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199 of 245 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worthless. December 10, 2014
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I debated whether or not I should write a review of this book. On the one hand, I would rather not admit and have on the record that I was suckered into buying this. But on the other hand, the book is so bad that I really want to warn off others.

What finally convinced me to take the time to write the review (and shamefully admit having read this thing) was what I noticed when I went back and read other people's reviews. I'll get back to this later. But first I'll tell you why I purchased this in the first place.

I am not an avid reader of self-help or New Agey spirituality books. But occasionally I'll get into a little rut in life and I've found that reading books in those genres can be helpful in snapping me out my funk. Some that I have enjoyed are "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," "The Power of Now," "The Four Agreements," etc. Generally books that have seen great success before I ever get around to reading them. And because those books have been so successful by the time I get around to buying and reading them, I generally take for granted that they must be well-written and effectively convey some universal truths and essential wisdom.

I don't go in expecting a total life-changer. In fact, having read a good number of books like this, I've found that many of them are essentially saying the same thing. But each author has his or her own unique way of conveying their message. So, even though I may get no totally fresh insights from a new book, many times an author will say something that I already know, but express it in a way that makes me feel as though I'm hearing it again for the first time. It can be refreshing and, as I've said, it can be very helpful in lifting my mood from time to time.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Read the review titled "Worthless" February 15, 2015
By EricJT
Format:Kindle Edition
Most of the positive reviews for this book are bogus, purchased to promote the book. Read the other review.
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Learn about yourself and your issues June 16, 2014
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This book is all about using your thoughts and actions to fix the problems and achieve happiness in your life.
What kind of problems? Well, this book looks into many behaviors that might be affecting us such as anger, worrying, and even gossiping! I found the main value in this book was getting us to think about how our daily life choices affect the way we live and the negative patterns that most of us have been unknowingly practicing.
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31 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable information June 7, 2014
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My sister recommended this book, and while I wasn't very sure what it could offer me in terms of my happiness, I still read it. I was surprised that it actually contained information that I was not aware of at first. It helped me realize that there is so much negativity in our lives we can remove. I recommend that you follow the exercises provided after each chapter so you can get the most of what you've learned throughout the book.
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30 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good food for thought in achieving happiness June 11, 2014
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I love the teachings in this book and think this is very helpful to guide you in life. I will use the examples and techniques to practice in my own life. The whole point of this book is to make people happier so it is applicable to people from all walks of life. You also learn a lot about yourself when you apply yourself to the various chapters. I just want to give this book to EVERYONE I know! Easy to read, applicable to anyone.
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31 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very motivating June 9, 2014
By Rebecca
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Are you happy? If your answer is no, then this book is probably for you.

This book was very interesting to me because many times I feel that I'm not as happy as I should be. The topics in this book cover many issues that anyone could be going through and even has simple exercises at the end of each chapter for you to practice. As someone who reads a lot, I found this book very motivating as it tells you that you can change your own happiness by "giving up" certain bad habits. Once you accept that, it will be even easier to practice its teachings.
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27 of 36 people found the following review helpful
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Most of these things I already knew ,but its good to have them all in one place with reasoning to go with them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Basic but good April 6, 2015
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Liked: Quality of thoughtfulness out into book. This book will generally help moving forward.
Disliked: Corny examples that are tough to get through
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More About the Author

Alvin Huang is the founder of and hails from the sunny island city of Singapore in Asia. Since young he has believed that everyone is destined for greatness, and that there is an innate potential waiting to be unlocked in every single individual. It is all just a matter of realizing that, believing it and taking action. He's an avid learner, student and coach on accelerated success. And he believes that every single person can further their potential through proven methods backed by science that he'd share on this blog.

Alvin is also the CEO of SuccessVantage Pte Ltd, a company dedicated to personal growth and helping people. They have released several bestselling personal growth products and have helped well over 40,000 people worldwide with their products.

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