Since turning to full time work as an author, I've found my niche in creating books that,
I hope, are inspirational. For instance, Shark Assault: An Amazing Story of Survival, details the life of Nicole Moore, a Canadian nurse who experienced serious setbacks in her youth that would have de-railed most of us. But she persevered, only to be brutally attacked twice by a shark while standing in the water at a Mexican beach. She very nearly lost her life, experienced the amputation of her arm and today has limited use of her leg. Yet, this is a lady who is upbeat, optimistic, happy and truly inspirational.
It has been an honour to write her memoir. (You can learn more about Nicole here)
But it gets even better: having decided I wanted to explore the subject of happiness, I met 37 people from around the world who shared with me how being happy impacts their lives and how it's so important to them. Why Being Happy Matters: Discover How the Power of Joy Will Energize Your Life is the result.
In writing the book, I learned that people who are happy actually make better decisions, enjoy higher levels of trust, negotiate better, perform better, have more self-confidence, maintain better relationships and possess greater resilience? I mean seriously, what's not to like about that?
(learn more about the book here)
Working with individuals to shape their personal happiness stories has been an enlightening experience. Happiness is booming right now, and it's a real thrill to be able to write about it, bringing new meaning
and depth to my readers. As noted author and columnist Allan Fotheringham said to me,
"Peter, I think it’s brilliant that you’re writing this book because people are so down
and they do need to think about happiness."
What's really neat is sharing ideas with Yvonne Heath, author of Love Your Life to Death.
Talk about inspirational: she wrote the book on that quality! It's a pleasure to spend time together,
trading ideas and working to make each other's books the best they can be.
Doesn't get much better than that!
Yvonne Heath is a Canadian leader, Inspirational Speaker, Blogger, Television Host, Author and Creator of the #IJustShowedUp campaign.