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Be True, Be Happy: Simple Secrets for a Happy and Meaningful Life Paperback – September 4, 2010
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About the Author
Hanns-Oskar Porr writes extensively on happiness and authentic living and is the author of the definitive guide on the subject "The Steps of Essence: How to Live Life Well and Authentically." Porr began his career at the legendary Walt Disney Animation Studio, and traveled the world extensively. These experiences taught him much about happiness and being true to yourself, which he so passionately writes about. Raised in Germany, he currently lives in Florida with his wife and son.
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Besides the content, which he lays out in such an easy to understand way, I love how he interweaves "how to write a book, and create a character" with his step by step instructions on how to "create your inner happiness". Such an intriguing way to get the point across! I'm a writer too, and I loved that aspect of the book.
This is a 101 page read - laid out with Happiness Secrets and other great reminders of what you've learned in previous pages.
I also very much like the section on Acting Real. He draws some wonderful observations about what it "takes" to act onstage or in film - that the emotions are real and must come from an inner truth or the performance is not believable. Being an actress myself, I appreciated his understanding about the craft and, again I love how he interweaves seemingly random things together to create wonderful examples and connections.
This is a book I can take with me on my travels, read it at a glance or read the whole thing through in a couple of hours. He also refers to exercises along the way throughout the book. These exercises can be found in his more extensive book called The Steps of Essence.
Overall, great read! A handbook that can be read over and over until the concepts become second nature. Enjoy.
I absolutely love the "Happiness Secrets" throughout the book. Here's one of my favorite secrets: To find your calling and what makes you intrinsically happy, find where the needs of your world, your talents, and that which matters to you intersect.
I've read several books on happiness and finding peace and I must say this is one of my favorites. This book was an easy read and a great follow up to "The Steps of Essence: How to Live Well and Authentically". "Be True, Be Happy" mentions some of the exercises from this book, so I went to the website and found about 50 exercises online [...]
Es difícil describir brevemente un libro que te puede dejar tanto...
No puedes cambiar para mejorar a menos que tu lo desees, y cuando llega ese momento, es mejor hacerlo con un poco de ayuda de amigos.. Este libro lo es.. una gran ayuda.
Simple, sencillo, que te llega al tuetano!
Ahora se que cada momento que resta de esta vida lo disfrutaré mas... porque la felicidad esta a una sonrisa de distancia... asi de sencillo!
It's hard to describe briefly a book that can give you so much..
You can't change to improve yourself unless you want to, and when that time comes, it's better do it with a little help from your friends...
this book is a great help...
Simple, straightforward... it just gets to your heart...
Now, I know that every moment, that rest of this life I will enjoy more.. because happiness is only a smile away... so simple!
Second, 'Be True Be Happy' was a great read. What I liked about it was the simplicity of it all. Life truly is ours to create, and that we are & should be the authors of our lives! Living authentically really hit home as well. So often we are 'being' who we think people want us to be, when we should be living who we truly are. Also, being able to find what we are passionate about & focusing our efforts there really enhances our day to day lives. I definitely recommend this book!!!
Just dance with life and the universe!
Enjoy Life: forgive quickly, kiss slowly and most of all, smile!!
Hanns-Oskar Porr has written yet another successful book which will help benefit oneself and others.
The content of this little book offers many self-help tools and a deeper insight into the power that exists within each
of us. My books are like treasures to me, and this one will always be close at hand.