Every now and then I find myself getting frustrated or impatient or expressing some discontent about something at work, and these days a few of my closest colleagues are in a position, having read the book, of playing it back to me! They'll remind me of something we wrote, of a Key Process I need to use at that difficult moment, and I'll laugh. "You guys are teaching ME how to use my own book!" and then I realize that is a very good thing. The language resonates and the Key Processes work. One day an editor said: You have to use the relationship equation here! Another time in a meeting we all decided that Conflict is okay! I love it. When I am stressing the book still helps me every day. I am a work in progress, just like every one else.
Writing a happiness book is so ironic: everyone looks at you as if to say, Who made YOU the happiness expert? Well I am a woman who wants to be happier and I have learned so much, in my life, with my co-author Catherine, and in talking to hundreds of women. Am I "there" yet? Of course not. No one could be happy all the time. It's just not human nature. Seeking and striving and trying to do better is the human condition. And that's a good thing. But I am feeling more equipped to deal with the little things that bring me down, in every "room" my emotional house. And you will be too.
This book doesn't "make" you happy, as we write in it. Only you can do that. But we give you the Key Processes to make it easier for you to be happier and less apt to allow the little things to get you down. Or, as I like to say it, "strip your buzz." So hop on in to these pages and check out The Nine Rooms of Happiness. It's there to help you. It has certainly helped me.