25 Reasons Why You Should Pre-order the Happiness Project Book

happiness-project-book-largeCommunicatrix wrote a wonderful post in support of pre-ordering Gretchen’s book – Referral Friday: 10 reasons why you should pre-order The Happiness Project. I loved this idea, so I decided to do one of my own.

Happiness is not a talent. It’s a learned skill. The more you can apply happiness techniques to your life, the more they will become a habit. That’s why we all must create a Happiness Project for ourselves.

Just think: What if everyone in your family put themselves on a happiness diet? What if they worked on improving their relationships, improving themselves, and getting the results out of life that made them feel excited about every single day?

You would have one encouraging and fun family to be around.

Gretchen, who I now consider a friend after we enjoyed a cup of tea together at SxSW, is the real deal. She is an author who truly cares. I learned so much in those two hours that the whole conference was worth the admission.

I’m basing my recommendation off of my meeting and her blog. I am 100% sure I will love her book. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t be going through all this trouble to convince you to pre-order it too.

Pre-order on Amazon Today – The Happiness Project

Here are my 25 reasons to pre-order the Happiness Project on Amazon:

1. The research Gretchen puts into every post is amazing. Her book is sure to be based on down to earth research.

2. Reading about happiness will make you happier.

3. You want concepts that make sense for you.

4. She also talks about work happiness – 14 tips for running a good meeting.

5. You are ready to take the “happiness is no longer a fad” plunge.

6. You love her blog, The Happiness Project.

7. You’re tired of faking your happiness.

8. You love a good challenge.

9. She has amazing interviews about other people’s happiness hacks – Deborah Norville.

10. She doesn’t lie about making happiness seem easy.

11. After you are done reading the book, you’ll have a plan on how to make your happiness a reality.

12. If someone writes a blog for over three years about happiness, she probably has a lot to offer.

13. She gives such practical tips.

14. She put together tools for you to start your own happiness project.

15. She has written two other books that people enjoy.

16. Pre-ordering a book gives an author a marketing push, which will hopefully help her get on the New York Times Best 17. Seller List. If anyone deserves it, it’s Gretchen.

17. You want to support someone who cares about other people’s happiness.

18. You are tired of feeling crappy.

19. Her first happiness resolution on her blog is “Be Gretchen.” She knows that letting the real you out is a huge part of accepting who you are, which will help you be happier.

20. Happiness is not all mind games – a glass of iced tea goes a long way toward being happier.

21. She put a link to Work Happy Now, which sent a bunch of traffic my way.

22. She is also on Twitter giving out happiness tips – @gretchenrubin.

23. She has an earth shattering happiness formula that isn’t really earth shattering. It’s actually very practical: “To be happier, you need to think about FEELING GOOD, FEELING BAD, and FEELING RIGHT, in an atmosphere of growth. Clunky, but it works.”

24. She wrote an article called, “21 phrases to help you fight right with your sweetheart.

25. Everybody loves to read a book that makes them feel better about themselves.

If these 25 reasons didn’t convince you to pre-order Gretchen’s book on Amazon – The Happiness Project

I don’t know what will.

Her interview on CBS news is really cool. Check it out.

If you want to be happier at your job then check out my free report The Happy at Work Project. I got the idea from Gretchen.


Gretchen has used social media to most likely make her book a success, you should use the same techniques. Check out Valeria’s blog the Conversation Agent to learn some of Gretchen’s methods.

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  1. Great post! I’ve been inspired by this to pre-order even MORE copies of The Happiness Project! 🙂

  2. Hi Positively Present, you can give your extra copies away to your friends.

  3. Hi Karl,

    I had a chance to interview Gretchen for my blog and it was interesting to talk to her. Happiness is definitely a matter of perspective.

    Happiness is not some secret that only a select few have access to in life. We all can be happy if we just do the work required which means we have to change how we look at things. Each day is filled with miracles. 🙂

  4. There cannot be enough raving support for Gretchen. Thanks for doing this. She’s the best!

  5. Hi Nadia, changing how we look at old situations forces us to find a fresh take.

    Hi Colleen, I loved your post, so I had to copy it. Thanks for giving me the idea.

  6. Hi Karl: I didn’t know you met Gretchen, that’s wonderful. And I agree that reading books about happiness help you increase your happiness level. 🙂

  7. I’ll be pre-ordering as a way of saying thank you for blazing ground as a blogger/publisher. Now that I’ve got Trust Agents, and Crush It on the way, makes perfect sense to grab this one too.

  8. When I first started my blog two years ago, I emailed Gretchen and asked her for advice. She so generously gave it, and I’ve never forgotten that. I cannot wait to see her exceed far beyond even her fondest expectations with this book.

    Thanks for listing these great 25 reasons, Karl!

  9. Hi Marelisa, the more we understand happiness the easier it is to feel it.

    Hi Nathan, good idea. We need to support our fellow bloggers.

    Hi Megan, Gretchen is very kind and it’s a big part of why her book will be successful.

  10. Awesome! Thanks for sharing this Karl and I love your 25 reasons!

    Happiness is such an important part of life, no matter what area of life one is in. In fact I cannot imagine that life can truly be full, unless we have happiness in all the areas, like relationships, finance, self views and of course work! Work – where most people spend the majority of their life!

    Thanks again!

  11. Alex Fayle | Someday Syndrome says:

    Yay for supporting Gretchen! I need to do one of these myself. Thanks for the idea!

  12. You’re right. I love Gretchen’s blog, so I just pre-ordered my copy.