About 2000 years ago Aristotle said: "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence."
I agree totally with him but have to add that "In addition, we are all Programmed by the Creator for that very purpose, namely Happiness."
Then you may counter with: "If that is true, why is there so much unhappiness in the world?"
This book called Daily Happy Living, which is the culmination of my lifetime search for answers to happiness, answers that very question in great detail. I also introduce my Joycentrix System - a set of five fundamental beliefs that are needed if we wish to live a happy life here and now (no matter what the circumstances).
My name is Gopi Menon and I am a 69 year old retiree whose profession used to be electrical engineering, but whose passion was and still is in finding ways to achieve true happiness, amidst all the confusion and frustration with the traditional methods taught for achieving happiness.
I am living with my wife of nearly 40 years and we are the proud parents of 3 married sons (who still keep in touch regularly from various parts of the world). All our in-laws are wonderful people, plus I am blessed with 4 marvelous grandchildren. So in the eyes of the world I am already successful and should be thinking of total retirement and being a full time babysitter to my grandchildren.
However, I feel that there is a larger purpose to my life and there is a deep personal yearning within me – to leave behind a legacy in the form of a great book which is truly useful for vast numbers of people who are mired in misery.
Therefore, because I believe so much in the message in this book, I want it to be published to the highest quality possible.
What We Need and What You Get
In order to achieve the highest quality in content I have already engaged a professional 'writing coach' from February 2012 at a cost of $315 per month which works out to about $3800 over the year. Since I am a retiree living on a modest pension, I have had to charge this extra expense to my credit card.
My manuscript will be completed by early December 2012, after which I intend to get it Edited professionally and then Self-Published with a reputable publisher, namely Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency (SBPRA) or Trafford Publishing. After that I intend to promote it using the AME (Author Marketing Expert) platform.
The total cost of these professional services work out to about $8800 and this is the amount I am looking to get funded.
I truly believe that I have been led to Indiegogo and to you the reader by Universal Synchronicity so that I can fulfill my lifetime goal. (This universal synchronicity is a principle of happiness I describe in my book: 'What we focus on materializes through Precession which gets the Universe working on our behalf.')
Whatever amount you can contribute is accepted gratefully, and you get the appropriate Perks as shown on the right side of this page. However, as an example, some of the practical Happiness Tools I give away are:
For a $2 Contribution: Download a PDF copy of 'My Own Universal Prayer of Gratitude' and 'My Own Favorite Affirmations, Insights & Quotations'
For a $5 Contribution: All the $2 Perks PLUS download my life changing report on 'How I Overcame Road-Rage almost Overnight'.
For a $10 Contribution: All the $5 Perks PLUS a download of my special 2- Part report which gives a fascinating new insight into 'Why does God allow Bad Things to Happen?'
For a $20 Contribution: All the $10 Perks PLUS download my PDF report on 'How a Marriage headed for the Rocks was Saved - by using just a few of the Happy Living tips mentioned in the Book'.
For a $35 Contribution: All the perks for $20, PLUS you get to choose a PDF version of either one of these 2 Kindle Books:
- 'Happy Parenting Principles' OR
- 'Baby Boomers Health Secrets'
For a $60 Contribution: One signed Paperback copy of my book 'Daily Happy Living' when it is published (free shipping). PLUS all the perks for $35.
For a $100 Contribution: One signed Hardcover copy of my book Daily Happy Living (free shipping). PLUS all the perks for $60.
For a $200 Contribution: Special for Authors and would-be Authors: Access to three Selected Audio Recording provided by courtesy of IACCW (International Association of Conscious and Creative Writers). PLUS All the perks for $100.
For those Authors and would-be Authors, please check out the IACCW website at: http://www.iaccw.com
My assurance: I would like assure you that even if I don't reach the full target of $8800, I am still committed to publishing this book and delivering the promised perks to contributors.
I am able to give this assurance because my services as a freelance Technical Writer is still required, even now. However, I would really like to reach my funding goal, so that I can focus completely on writing, publishing and promoting this book, instead of taking up another Technical Writing assignment.
- All the Perks that are downloadable will be available approximately 2 weeks after the end of the campaign., i.e. by early January 2013
- The signed paperback and hardcover books will be sent out as soon as possible after the book is published, in the first quarter of 2013.
As you can see from the Perks offered; these are unique gifts that will help contributors achieve some little happiness in their life.
Also as a contributor, you would be spreading a Great and Timely Message to the world at large, thereby increasing the Overall Happiness Index in the world.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you are unable to contribute, that's okay. I do understand (I have been there many times myself) but you can still help by spreading the word among your friends in the offline and online world by using:
- Twitter, Email, Facebook and so on.
- You can also use the Indiegogo share tools on this page.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading this far and for any action you may decide to take.
You can also check out my blog (although I have been unable to post in recent months because of my focus on this book) at http://DailyHappyLiving.com