I recently wrote a book called, Staying Happy, Being Productive: The Big 10 Things Successful People Do. And I’m asked a lot, “Like, why did you decide to write this?”
Well, I started out my career; I have a PhD in psychology, I’m a psychologist. I started out doing psychotherapy, and I saw people whose lives were complete train wrecks, and I would try to help them to get their lives so they weren’t train wrecks anymore.
And so, I started watching successful people. And when I talk about success, it’s not always about money. Money sometimes is a factor, but it’s really about whole life success. And when I started watching successful people, I saw that they had a set of habits. And over the last 10 to 20 years, I started collecting…What do the successful people do that are in common? I came up with these 10 things that I saw these successful people doing over and over again.
And the reality is they very often have very little drama in their life. Their lives do not make good reality TV. They’re boring. Now, that doesn’t mean they don’t have excitement in their lives, but their personal lives are really pretty calm. And it’s because they follow these 10 habits. And so what I’ve done is I’ve collected observations over the 20 years that I’ve been doing this, and have decided to share that in this book.