HOW TO BE
IN DOWN TIMES
by Mitzi Perdue (Author), Mark Victor Hansen (Author), Preston Weekes (Author)
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About The Book
40 Tips to Align Your Soul, Body, and Mind is sure to IMPROVE YOU comprehensively as they journey through real, practical, applicable solutions to your soul, mind, and body. With Survive and Thrive!
A Mental Health Tip for Difficult Times:
Bottom Line: The Way to Be Happy Is to Help Others
I once spent a day at my local library, trying to learn what the great thinkers and leaders have said about happiness. I discovered that throughout history, wise men and women were giving the same answers to the question about happiness, although they each expressed it in different words.
How can this apply to us and getting through the COVID-19 Pandemic? The advice provided by my four favorites are, I think, worthwhile and timeless guides.
Let’s start with Aristotle. A full 2300 years ago, he recommended thinking of others. “The only true success in life,” he said, “is to find yourself in service to the community.”
Jesus gave us one of the wisest words possible: “It’s more blessed to give than to receive.”
Martin Luther King told his listeners and his followers, “We can all be great because we all can serve.”
My mother, Mary Henderson, wasn’t a famous thinker, and honest, I didn’t read about her in while studying in the Wicomico County Public Library. Nevertheless, I do believe she was a wise person.
She taught her children that acting selfishly in the end made people miserable. They’d never have great friendships and they wouldn’t have a lot of deep, satisfying self-respect. The way she phrased it was, “The givers of the world are happy. The takers of the world are miserable.”
Here’s a wonderful example of how the difference between takers and givers plays out in practice.
A little more than 200 years ago, Emperor Napoleon had more of the world’s goodies than has ever happened before or since. He ruled most of Europe. He had palaces and jewels and women and glamour and status and fame and glory to a degree that is almost inconceivable. This is a man whom you’d think had it all.
Mother Theresa’s life was the opposite. Because of her vow of poverty, her physical possessions consisted of three cotton saris and the sandals on her feet. She ate the same food that the poor ate. She ministered to the poorest of the poor, taking care of the lepers as they died.
Which of these two were happier?
At the end of his days, Napoleon, said that when he looked back on his life, he couldn’t count five happy days.
Mother Theresa, on the other hand, described her life as “a feast of unending joy.”
What was the difference between these two? Everything that Napoleon had, he got by taking. Everything Mother Theresa
had— love, approval, fame—she earned by giving.
How Useful Is This Information? Ok, the idea of giving rather than taking is a bit preachy and it may not be your cup of tea.
However, the information can increase your chances of being happy. What would that be worth to you?
40 Tips to Align Your Soul, Body, and Mind, you will quickly be on your way to your highest potential.
"Really enjoyed the stay positive message throughout the book. I read/listen to motivational books all the time and How to be UP in Down Times was a pretty quick read. Would buy again for sure"
Ski bum NICK
"Looking forward to putting the book into practice"
Bob the Marley
"I have been trained personally by Preston Weekes and have also sat at the feet of Mark Victor Hansen. They inspire and give their all to those around them and I am completely confident that this book will not disappoint! The timing is perfect for action!"
"Easy Read! Delightful information. This is an absolute perfect lift of positivity, hope, supportive tips, and more for the current state of the world! Love it!!! I bought 4 extras for my friends. High value, low cost."
About the author
Mitzi Perdue is the daughter of one family business titan (her father founded the Sheraton Hotel Chain) and the widow of another, (her late husband was the family business poultry magnate, Frank Perdue), and she is also a businesswoman in her own right. She started the family wine grape business, now one of the larger suppliers of wine grapes in California.
Her family of origin (the one that started the Sheraton Hotels) began with the family business, Henderson Estate Company, in 1840, and her Perdue family started in 1920 in the poultry business. These two families have a combined tradition of 280 years of staying together as a family. Mitzi is happy to share actionable advice on how they created and maintained their family businesses.
Mitzi speaks on how to make your family business last across the generations, and she also talks about success tips from mega-successful people.