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Six Simple Rules for a Better Life: Practical, achievable ways to be happier, healthier and more... Paperback – September 23, 2011
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— Chris Brogan, President, Human Business Works
“It’s often occurred to me that the most important components of my peace and happiness are actually quite simple. When I start feeling overwhelmed or unbalanced, it’s generally because I’ve complicated things and lost touch with what truly matters. This is precisely why I loved reading David J. Singer’s book Six Simple Rules for a Better Life: it offers practical wisdom by focusing on the simplest of ideas—which we nonetheless forget at times— and includes concrete suggestions to make incremental change across multiple areas of our lives…”
— Lori Deschene, author of Tiny Buddha, Simple Wisdom for Life's Hard Questions and founder of Tiny Buddha
“In a world of bloated books and meaningless essays, David’s Six Simple Rules offers you a gift – Return On Attention.”
— Tim Sanders, author of Today We Are Rich and founder of Net Minds
“If only life came with an instruction manual, we’d all be better off. In lieu of that…David Singer offers his Six Simple Rules for a Better Life…”
— (201) Magazine
“David Singer has written a very full book — full of useful ideas, full of great references to other books, full of personal experiences that reveal immense insight and wisdom, and full of an overall way of understanding how to make life successful, satisfying, and happy in simple, daily ways. So many ‘breakthrough’ books today promise a lot and provide little. David’s book promises a simple approach and delivers much more.”
— Dan Sullivan, President, Strategic Coach
“…Singer is a student of success and happiness. He’s read most of the classics in the self-improvement genre, and he generously shares the best insights from these authors. Reading the book was like taking a short course in having a good life. And to get an A in the course, all I have to do is implement these reminders of good, commonsense advice…”
— Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., author of Conversations with the Wise Uncle
“When it comes to coercing you to drop beloved-but-destructive vices and accept the things you grudgingly acknowledge are good for you (no easy task), David Singer is a master. He is no annoying drill sergeant, and he is no therapist. He’s just some incredibly smart guy who understands you fully because he has done the same exact things he’s advising you to do, and he’s psyched to see you get where you need to be. That makes this book a happy, worthwhile life changer.”
— Robert Edelstein, author of Full Throttle: The Life and Fast Times of NASCAR Legend Curtis Turner.
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Top Customer Reviews
At first I was skeptical. What could I possibly learn about being happy in a single chapter? What could I learn about being a leader?
Intrigued, I began reading. What I discovered is that Singer is a terrific writer. He communicates in a clear, conversational style that makes it seem as if author and reader are sitting in a living room chatting. He's a great storyteller. Each chapter is packed with stories, and the stories make his points convincingly. I soon realized that Singer isn't trying to break new ground. He's just focusing on the good stuff.
Having finished the first chapter, I thought, "Yes, if I do these things I have a great chance of being happy."
And so it went all the way through the book. Singer is a student of success and happiness. He's read most of the classics in the self-improvement genre, and he generously shares the best insights from these authors. Reading the book was like taking a short course in having a good life. And to get an A in the course, all I have to do is implement these reminders of good, commonsense advice.
The bottom line: Even if you've been reading books like this all your life, you should read this one as well. It brings all that wisdom back into focus and makes it fresh--in the most entertaining way possible.
My experience as a result of reading this book has been very positive. Being a true personification of the desk potato, I have long been an "active" (read: sedentary) member of the corporate workaholics club, firmly planted at my computer screen for extended stretches of time. When I do have free time I usually sit around and read. I am still amazed that after reading this book, I am actually well on my way to making exercise a habit, hardly noticing when the change occurred. My excuses for avoiding physical activity are still present, but they are "simply" fading into insignificance.
I'm glad I read this constructive and enriching book.
Six Simple Rules For a Better Life is different. It lives up to the name, it is simple. This book is filled with common sense recommendations that are already helping me get more from life and reach for goals that I have wanted to achieve for years. The author doesn't bully you to climb a mountain. Instead you are shown an easy path that gently rises to the top of that same mountain. With each step you get closer than you could ever have gotten mountain climbing.
I not only bought and enjoyed this book for myself, but after reading it I bought another copy for a friend. Her response is I can do this. I can change my life for the better. Everybody can learn these simple rules and improve their life.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You don't need fancy technologies, brand new systems or arcane vocabulary to get more out of life. In this direct and honest book, David takes you through six simple pillars of... Read morePublished on March 28, 2014 by Seth Godin
Having met David at a local business event in NJ, I read his book more out of courtesy than anything else. Read morePublished on August 22, 2013 by Mike Goldman
I already do a lot of the things in the book and recommend it to everyone!
Thinking about reading it again!
I was disappointed in this book since it had such great reviews I was expecting an insightful read. It is very simplistic and I don't recommend it to anyone who is at all self... Read morePublished on February 6, 2013 by elizabeth
Six Simple Rules is well written and very effective. Buy this book for yourself and and an extra copy for a friend.Published on January 19, 2013 by DAVID SCHIFFMILLER
Very good read and has practical strategies to use. We today's fast paced life, it's important to remember these simple rules for a better life.Published on December 19, 2012 by Lynn K. Hillmann
Six Simple Rules for a Better Life is simply awesome. It has so many great ideas for how to live better. Read morePublished on December 17, 2012 by Russ Terry
David Singer combines just the right mixture of story-telling and factual information to make this book a great read. Read morePublished on December 4, 2012 by david serber
It's easy to make changes to reduce your daily stress by following some of the suggestions that the author has published. You don't even feel that you are reading a self-help book. Read morePublished on November 19, 2012 by Ballard Guy