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The Lemonade Life: How to Fuel Success, Create Happiness, and Conquer Anything

The Lemonade Life: How to Fuel Success, Create Happiness, and Conquer Anything

by Zack Friedman


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The secret to an extraordinary life starts with five simple changes that anyone can make.

No matter who you are, where you come from, what you do for a living, or how much money you have, everyone has a shot at greatness.

Zack Friedman has inspired millions with his powerful insights, including more than fourteen million who have read his advice in Forbes.

In his ground breaking new book, The Lemonade Life, Friedman starts with a fundamental question: What drives success? It's not only hard work, talent, and skill. The most successful people have one thing in common, the power to flip five internal "switches." We all have these five switches, and when activated, they are the secret to fuel success, create happiness, and conquer anything.

The Lemonade Life is filled with inspirational and practical advice that will teach you:

  • Why you should write yourself a $10 million check
  • Why your career depends on the Greek alphabet
  • Why you need ikigai in your life
  • How Judge Judy can help you have better work meetings
  • How these twenty questions will change your life

Learn from the entrepreneur who failed 5,126 times before becoming a billionaire, the fourteenth-century German monk who helped reinvent Domino's Pizza, the technology visionary who asked himself the same question every morning, the country music icon who bought more than one hundred million books, and the ice cream truck driver who made $110,237 in less than one hour.

With powerful stories and actionable lessons, this book will profoundly change the way you live, lead, and work. Your path to greatness starts with a simple choice. Everyday, you're choosing to live one of two lives: the Lemon Life or the Lemonade Life. Which life will you lead?

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400211593
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 719,157
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Zack Friedman is the founder and chief executive officer of Make Lemonade, a leading personal finance company that empowers you to live a better financial life. He is an in-demand speaker and has inspired millions through his powerful insights, including more than fourteen million who have read his advice in Forbes. Previously, he was chief financial officer of an international energy company, a hedge fund investor, and worked at Blackstone, Morgan Stanley, and the White House. Zack holds degrees from Harvard, Wharton, Columbia, and Johns Hopkins. He lives in New York with his wife and children.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Lunch with Warren Buffett xv

Welcome to the Lemonade Life

Chapter 1 Five Switches to Change Your Life 3

Switch #1 P is for Perspective

Chapter 2 Meet the Lemon Lifers 13

Chapter 3 When Life Gives You Lemons 25

Switch #2 R is for Risk

Chapter 4 Escape the Chasm of Can't 43

Chapter 5 Embrace the Rewards of Risk 55

Switch #3 I is for Independence

Chapter 6 Your Career Depends on the Greek Alphabet 71

Chapter 7 How to Make $110,237 in Less Than One Hour 103

Switch #4 S is for Self-Awareness

Chapter 8 Take It Personally 119

Chapter 9 Always Take No for an Answer 137

Switch #5 M is for Motion

Chapter 10 Never Have a Backup Plan 157

Chapter 11 Ignore the Shortest Distance 171

Conclusion: Lead the Lemonade Life 193

Discussion Questions 199

Acknowledgments 203

Notes 207

Index 223

About the Author 231

About Make Lemonade 233

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