It is the sole purpose of existence and it’s what drives us in all that we pursue, achievements, wealth, professional or business success, love, relationships, a comfort-filled home, a happy family, or even in relatively smaller things such as a vacation, shopping, movie or a dinner outing. So, while we may think we want to be rich, powerful, successful, popular, or whatever, all that we actually want is to be happy. Always happy.
Yet happiness proves both transient and elusive.
That's because we seek it in the wrong places and pursue it in the wrong things. We seek it in the external world around us, in attainments, money, power, material things, people . . . .
In reality, happiness lies within each one of us. It is our true nature. We simply have to uncover it by getting rid of all the wrong notions and false assumptions about ourselves that we hold unexamined.
This book will help you do just that — discover your inner self and unlock the eternal happiness that lies within you. In doing so, it will transform your life forever.
The book also shows you how to make your own destiny by mastering your thoughts. It is packed with inspiration, practical steps and innovative Destiny Cards to help you take charge of your thinking.
Manoj Arora, an IT executive by profession, has worked for the best of Fortune 500 organizations across the globe in his twenty-year Electrical Engineering and IT career. A gold medallist from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Manoj started his engineering career in 1994 with Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Though being a top performer in his job, his quest for true freedom and happiness was not met by salary increments and rise each year.
After a successful six-year stint with L&T, he decided to reboot his career by switching to the Information Technology (IT) industry and successfully worked for some of the biggest global organisations including TCS and IBM.
During his enriched career, he saw that most of the people around him were stuck in the same rat race, facing similar challenges, and having no clue as to how to come out of this meaningless race in order to live their true dreams.
Hailing from a middle class family in Delhi, India and having the exposure and experience of living in different societies across the globe, he has been able to capture what gives true happiness to people.
His first book, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom, is a bestseller.
YOUR ROAD MAP TO
ACHIEVING FINANCIAL FREEDOM
AND LIVING YOUR DREAMS
Financial freedom is not defined by your net worth or your social status. It does not matter how much you earn – what matters is how much you can save and invest wisely. The secret to financial freedom is learning the basic concepts of planning well and adopting the right attitude. But how does one achieve this?
Written by a common man for the common man, this book will help you lead a financially independent and conscious life.
Everyone around us is trapped in a mindless rat race. If you’ve resolved to take control of your finances and construct a personal finance plan, From the Rat Race to Financial Freedom is a good starting point.
Over 1 million copies sold
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.