The Theory of 5

The Theory Of 5
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None of us live alone. 

We are a reflection of those around us. Look at your spouse, co-workers, relatives or the friends you have had since childhood. In most cases, your income, happiness, relationships, health, political views and prosperity will be the “average” of these five people. This is why parents are worried about the influences in their child’s group of friends; those around us will have an impact — either positive or negative — on our income, attitude, goals and future.

The Theory of 5 is based on the philosophy of making this idea work for us.

With the Theory, we find mentors in the different areas of our lives that matter most to our happiness and prosperity:

• Spirituality

• Marriage

• Parenting

• Business and Finance

• Health

By listening to their advice and asking them to guide and challenge us, we begin to walk the best path to our best selves.

Start gathering your personal group with The Theory of 5 today and get ready for prosperity built on the foundation of time-tested traditions and fresh ideas.

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About the author

Chris Saraceno is a business executive, real estate investor, speaker and leader who has, over the past 35 years, discovered what surrounding yourself with the happy and prosperous people, coupled with hard work, can bring over a lifetime. 

A vice president and partner in the Kelly Automotive Group and co-founder of the online community, Chris has built the skills necessary during his career to motivate individuals and teams to achieve goals they wouldn’t have otherwise thought possible. By having mentors — and being a mentor to others — Chris has learned a secret of most successful individuals: You don’t have to do it alone. 

Chris has been a featured speaker at numerous conventions and has published dozens of articles both online and in business magazines. While he speaks on a wide range of topics, the goal of all this activity is the same: to assist people in achieving their potential and live their best life.

Chris lives in Satellite Beach, Florida with his wife, Lisa. He has two daughters, a stepdaughter, a stepson and five grandchildren. He is committed to giving all of them his best energy and guidance, and to providing an example of what will be accomplished when you have support and an exceptional attitude.

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David Falkirk Davis is a writer, editor and former journalist. He lives in Indiana with his wife, Kristen. David is also a fiction writer and is the author of the The Joined World trilogy, The Death Effect and the Fast 40 series of flash fiction. For more information, visit

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Take the FIrst Steps on Your Journey to a Theory of 5 Life!

The Theory of 5 is based on the idea that, to live our best lives, we need people around us who will coach, challenge and support us in key areas of life. Since we are a reflection of those who we spend time with, we can take advantage of by purposefully surrounding ourselves with the best of the best.

Another facet of The Theory of 5, however, is that we need to be honest with our mentors and, even more importantly, ourselves. The Theory of 5 Workbook is designed to aid you into learning your truths, discovering the areas in life where you need to spend the most attention and providing a guide to living a Theory of 5 life. 

The perfect companion to the best-selling The Theory of 5, the questions in this workbook will take you from being a passive reader to becoming an active participant. They are designed to not only give you a perspective of where you’ve been and how you’ve come to where you are today but to provide a vision of the future where all your dreams become your reality. The questions deal with the five different areas that have the biggest impact on our lives: 

• Religion/Spirituality

• Marriage/Relationships

• Parenting

• Business and Finance

• Health and Fitness

There are also questions that will help you develop the proper mindset to build your circle of mentors, co-mentors and role models, as well as questions dealing with the lessons of the mentors interviewed in The Theory of 5.

Give yourself the best possible start on your Theory of 5 journey by following along in The Theory of 5 Workbook. Go deeper so you can live a better life than you ever thought possible!

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