Review: The Adventurer’s Guide to Living a Happy Life by Matt Mosteller

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Title: The Adventurer’s Guide to Living a Happy Life

Author: Matt Mosteller

Published: October 3, 2012

Category: Self-Help

Rating: 2½ out of 5 Stars

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Purchase: Amazon | IndieBound

The Adventurer’s Guide to Living a Happy Life is a no nonsense, straightforward collection of tips that will guide you forward on your journey to a happy life. Leave it to Powder Matt, professional coach, executive, family man, lover of life and outdoor adventurer to provide simple tips that you can easily use to enhance your own life.

Distilled from Matt’s vast knowledge and experience, from heart pounding adventures, to walking in his local park, to preparing and training for one of the world’s toughest adventure races or his harrowing life changing experience of surviving a grizzly attack, he boils down what works for his happy life, into this easy to read guide consisting of 63 simple tips to add happiness to your life each and every day.

The 63 simple tips will help you to:

• Stick to adding happiness to your life each and every day
• Take stock daily and become aware of your actions
• Focus on positive action that creates a ripple effect
• Stay motivated, focused and refreshed
• Celebrate the small successes daily

Believe that you will feel happier everyday!

The Adventurer’s Guide to Living a Happy Life is exactly what the title says. Matt, who blogs as Powder Matt, is a skier, adventurer, outdoor guide, and these are his 63 tips to living happily.  He’s a big believer in getting outside, being active, and thinking positively.

Some of my favorite tips:

  • Get out and explore
  • Make fun a part of your day and in everything you do.
  • Always trust first, until proven differently.
  • Don’t hold back. If you want to do something, you have to be the one reaching for it!

I love the idea of planning adventures, of setting goals and then working toward them. I think he has a lot of good, useful ideas, but there was nothing extraordinary, nothing I felt like I hadn’t read before. Don’t get me wrong, his tips will lead you to a happier life if you take them to heart, I just don’t know that it’s a book I would have wanted to pay for. (I received my copy through Net Galley for review.) Granted, at only 88 pages, it packs a lot of good nuggets into a short read.

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