Among the many things that people aspire for, one that most people have in common is to be happy. Some go to great lengths just so they can secure happiness for themselves, but they often mistake transient pleasures and lofty achievements for happiness, not realizing that being happy is more a choice and a process than an end product. Author Xavier Van de Lanotte takes on the noble task of guiding the perennial seeker of happiness or success to the right path, which is paved with moments of self-examination, life-changing decisions, and questions that will haunt you until you are able to put things in perspective: "What makes you happy? What do you want to achieve in your life? How do you feel about the direction you are on? Are you confident with your choices and pleased with your success every day?" If you are groping for answers and yearning to live your life to the fullest, this may be the book for you.
|Publisher:||Page Publishing, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)|
About the Author
He is devoted to improving people's lives and also provides strategy development consulting services, catering to companies whose environments evolve at high velocity or seek to operate with greater efficiency. He is published in leading professional publications, both in his name and as a ghost writer for a Dow Jones-listed company.
Xavier raises three teenage children in southern Florida. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, sailing, music and photography, teaching tennis, and writing novels as well as about emerging issues.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Our X Factor hands to you an objective lens through which you can look into your mind and spirit. It searches the answers to questions like: What holds us back? What propels us forward? How do our relationships play a major role in our success and happiness? Our X Factor does not claim to give you a magic formula to change your life in 24 hours. By now we should know no such formula exists. However it provides you with a delicately woven road map to reach what you are aiming for and grow on that journey. Insight into human psychology is a major foundation of this road map but compared to a lot of other books in the self-help genre, Our F Xactor is a compelling read, the author keeps you engaged with real life characters (including his own family) and their life stories... Nora Dikici, M.A., LMHC
‘Our X Factor’ is a marvelous ready-reference to read again and again to help maintain focus when life – in all its glorious ups and downs – leaves you questioning ‘why?’ and ‘what next’? The concept that you have free will to choose happiness and satisfaction is not new. What is new and different about ‘Our X Factor’, however, are the many analogies and quotes that you can parallel to your own professional and personal life challenges. You are not alone in your suffering and quest for happiness, yet you are the only one who can discover your X Factor. You will thoroughly enjoy the well-weaved story telling throughout and feel more empowered by the last page.
We are all extremely busy and we tend to loose sight of what is important and what really matters in our lives. "Our X Factor" is a fast-paced book that explores the many reasons why this happens - through examples and stories. I found it easy to relate to the people I "met" in the course of the book and felt like I am not alone in my struggles. Our X Factor gives step-by-step guidance on how to explore your situation, get reacquainted with your priorities and then pursue them. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to (re)discover their true core and live it, too.