“A great happiness book.
For happiness books it is one stop shopping…combining the common happiness activities with practices of depth, wisdom and profound insight. Written with humor, clarity and humility, I know this book will help many people live significantly better lives.”
Senior Consultant Wellness and Health Promotion
“It would be hard to overstate the incredible value I got from this book. It is more than just a thoughtful read, instead it is a thought- and action-provoking, life-changing vehicle. I highly recommend doing this with a close friend or loved one as you will help each other uncover and implement the changes that will make your life more fulfilling, peaceful and even fun.“
Partner, DFJ Venture Capital
“Ideal for the modern professional who sees the benefits of happiness in life and work, but needs a strategy for how to make it happen.”
Author, The Millennial’s Guide to Making Happiness
“McCarthy does a terrific job translating complex psychological research into accessible but powerful action steps that can drastically improve your emotional well-being.”
Happiness is a skill you can develop!
Are you tired of self-help books which offer fuzzy anecdotes of inspiration, but leave you wondering what are scientifically proven ways you can improve your life starting today?
Then this book is for you.
Jim McCarthy had a Stanford MBA and a successful career in Silicon Valley. But a cancer diagnosis suddenly changed his life, forcing him to ask questions such as
- How much longer will I live?
- What do I need to repair in my relationships?
- How can I use my work to help others?
- What, after all, would make me happy?
Since then, Jim has spent years studying the latest in neuroscience and psychology in an effort to understand what helps people thrive with abundant pleasure, purpose, and peace. His conclusion: Happiness is a skill you can develop.
Wanting to share his findings, Jim developed an innovative and highly acclaimed “Happiness Workshop,” which he has presented to organizations of all sizes across the U.S. and internationally. His talks aren’t just inspirational — participants take away proven strategies, science-based insights, and daily practices to lower their stress, boost their confidence, and find greater meaning.
Jim delivered the talk “Live Each Day: What Cancer Taught Me About Happiness” at TEDxOakland in November 2018.
He has distilled what he’s learned from his research and his workshop experiences into the new book, Live Each Day: A Surprisingly Simple Guide to Happiness. It’s an intriguing, enjoyable, immediately applicable blueprint for anyone seeking to live more fully. Throughout Live Each Day, Jim encourages readers to explore existential questions through focused, thought-provoking writing activities, with the ultimate aim of helping each person design their own path to happiness.