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How do you define a successful life? Is it about having the money to achieve your goals? Is it about having a rewarding career? In his new book called WELLTH: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Résumé, author Jason Wachob, the CEO of mindbodygreen.com, believes that a successful life comes down to thriving in 13 distinct areas, not just one or two. Mindbodygreen.com is a website I know very well and so when the opportunity to read this book came about, I was really excited. Not only do I respect Jason and the focus of his website, I really, really enjoy books that help me grow as a person.
WELLTH: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Résumé
“Many of us aren’t satisfied with just trying to accumulate the most money and toys. The good life is no longer just about the material—instead, it can be found in a lifestyle that is devoted to mental, physical, and emotional health. A wellthy existence is one in which happiness is attainable, health is paramount, and daily living is about abundance. It’s a life in which work is purposeful; friendships are deep and plentiful; and there’s a daily sense of richness or overflowing joy. But since there’s no one-size-fits-all definition for a wellthy existence, I hope this book will serve as a guide to help you embark on your own personal journey that is both unique and meaningful.”
About the author:
JASON WACHOB is the founder and CEO of mindbodygreen, the leading independent media brand dedicated to health and happiness, with 15 million monthly unique visitors. He has been featured in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Vogue. Jason has a BA in history from Columbia University, where he played varsity basketball for four years. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and loves German shepherds, Chuck Taylors, and guacamole.
This book hit home for me in a big way. I’m at a point in my life where I am in my early 40’s and experiencing a realization that time is going by much faster than it used to and I really want to make sure that when my time is up I can say that I spent my life thriving and not just surviving. Not just focused on making money to buy things.
I’ve been looking for a way to change this focus in my life, and thanks to Wellth, I found it.
The book is written as sort of half biography, half self-help with the author using the wisdom obtained living his own life story to backup his advice for living a “wellthy” life. It’s an easy read with a great storytelling feel yet laid out in an organized, intuitive way. Wachob asserts that in order to live a “wellthy” life, you must make frequent deposits into your life in 13 key areas.
Eat. Move. Work. Believe. Explore. Breathe. Connect. Love. Heal. Thank. Ground. Live. Laugh.
Each of those key areas gets its own chapter in the book. Each chapter includes personal memoirs from the author, quotes, and prescriptive advice and ends with practical advice on how you can make the most of that particular area of your life. My most favorite stories from the author had to do with those time in his life when he a plan or thought something was important to him, only to learn that the universe had other plans – ultimately better plans. This has happened so often in my life, I really could relate to that.
There are so many factors that help us live a “wellthy” life. It’s more than money. It’s more than a job. It’s a life defined not by what you have achieved, but by how you invest your time and effort into it.
I took so many things away from this book and I have a plan of action for each one of those key areas, but one of the main things that I took away from this book was this:
I definitely recommend this book if you are looking for some guidance to achieve a more fulfilling life, and even if you don’t think to you because I’m willing to bet this book opens your eyes to a few areas of your life that could use some “wellthy” deposits. WELLTH is available at many of your favorite retailers online including Amazon.com.
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