Be True, Be Happy: Simple Secrets for a Happy and Meaningful Life

by Hanns-Oskar Porr

104 pages, 5.25x8" Softcover, ISBN 978-0-9841064-3-1
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"One of the best books I've read. It has really helped me to put things in perspective and move forward positively & it's made an incredible difference in my life."   Amazon Reviewer

"Don't be fooled by the brevity (102 pages) of this book: this is a hand grenade! This book will most definitely change your life, or at the very least, change the way you look at YOUR LIFE."   Amazon Reviewer

"Definitely a great read!! ... every word had meaning. It's not like other books where you have 'fillers' to make the book seem longer. ... I've read several books on happiness and finding peace and I must say this is one of my favorites."  
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Finding happiness doesn't have to be difficult, it can be as easy as Be True, Be Happy.

In this short and insightful book, you'll find many simple-to-follow Secrets for creating a deeply fulfilling life. Hanns-Oskar Porr, renowned author and expert on authentic living, explains in easy-to-understand language how you can be happier by living toward what brings you intrinsic joy and meaning. You'll do so by consciously "authoring" your life and its story, strengthening what's important and trimming what's not.

Grounded in practical wisdom, spiritual enlightenment, and state-of-the-art psychology, the empowering Secrets presented in this book reveal how to:

Step by step, the powerful techniques in this inspiring book will help you align your life toward happiness.
Come along, and Be True, Be Happy.

"Definitely pick up this book. 'Be True Be Happy' is one of the best books on being happy I have ever read. It not only gives you the tools on how to live a more fulfilling life, but also allows you to get to know who you are as a person. If you want to start living your life of happiness the first step is picking up this book. Thank You for showing me that I have the power to live a life of happiness, by just focusing on what makes me HAPPY."   Dee D. -- a reader

"A wonderful pick me up! This quick read jumpstarts you on the way to finding the 'real you' and living authentically. Although this may sound like such a simple concept, few of us truly know how to embrace it. Hanns-Oskar Porr points you in the right direction. Guaranteed, once you embrace these concepts, you will be able to move forward with more resolve, self confidence and happiness as your guides to living a fulfilling life."   PsychLounge -- a reader

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Be True, Be Happy: Simple Secrets for a Happy and Meaningful Life.
by Hanns-Oskar Porr

Print Edition: List Price $12.95
104 pages, 5.25x8" Softcover, ISBN 978-0-9841064-3-1
$11.65 (10% discount)
$11.65 (10% discount) Barnes&Noble
$12.95 Order Publisher-direct
or order at any fine bookstore in the US, Canada, UK, or Europe.

Kindle edition: $9.95

Course 2: Be True, Be Happy

The book "Be True, Be Happy" is a shorter version of "The Steps of Essence" and refers to its exercises. You can do many of these in the free online course "The Steps of Essence"!

Below is the Table of Content showing the respective exercises -- click on the links to access the online version.

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Your Happiness Is a Choice
Your Life’s Meaning
Your Masks
Your Authentic Self?
You = Authentic = Author
Your Authentic Authorship
Your Authentic Vision
Your Roadmap to Meaning and Happiness

Authoring Your Life

Your Supporting Council
Your Life Story
Your Character and Attributes
Your Values and Interests
Your Way of Having
Your Props
Your Way of Being
Your Flow Moments
Flow Activities in Your Life Story.
Your Passion
3.18 Your Greater Purpose?
Your Passionate Contexts
Your Story’s End
Choose Your Authentic Vision
3.9 Tasting.
3.33 Choose the Threads that Matter.
3.34 Prioritize Your Authentic Threads.
Write Your Vision

Your Life Design

Giving Back
Your Authentic Missions
5.13 Find Examples, Become Inspired.
5.14 Your Own Masters of Living.
5.15 Dreaming Endless Possibilities.
Your Talents and Skills
Your Career
Exercise 5.39 Authentic Career Design.
Your Creativity
5.1 Your Creative Moments.
5.2 Seeing the Extraordinary.
5.3 A Child’s Eye.
5.4 Thinking Out of the Box by Lifting Contexts.
5.6 The Metaphor.
5.12 The First Answer May Not Be the Best.
5.17 Ask the Question Differently.
5.18 Break the Rules.
Your Playfulness
Your Authentic Milestones
5.21 Authentic Outline.
5.22 What is Missing?
5.23 Make it Measurable.
5.24 Your Authentic Milestones.
5.25 Is it Realistic?
5.29 A Project Outline.
Handling Your Failures and Mistakes
5.33 Accept the Setback.
5.34 Mistakes.
Your Evolution
5.31 Path Adjustment and Design Reviews.
6.4 Schedule a Vision Review.
6.7 Re-evaluate and Re-Vision.

Resolving Your Barriers

Deactivators: What Is Holding You Back
Your Personal Limits and Deactivators
Your Limits Are Your Emotions
Your ACT
Your Thoughts: Change How You See the World
2.10 Finding Your Core Beliefs: Downward Arrow.
2.16 Counter Statement.
2.17 Advice to a Friend.
2.19 Empower Your Dialogue.
Reprogram Yourself
Accept Yourself
2.20 Do Not Think This!
2.21 Paradox.
2.26 The Chinese Finger Trap Puzzle.
2.27 The Tug-of-War with Your Giant.
2.28 The Willingness Thermometer.
2.29 Accept a Little Bit.
Your Content and Contexts
2.22 Meaning in a Cultural Context.
2.23 Meaning in a Personal Context.
2.24 Seeing What You Want To See.
2.25 Watching a Movie.
Being Mindful
2.30 Experience the Present.
2.31 The Chessboard Metaphor.
2.32 The Passing Parade.
2.33 Commentary Driving.
2.34 Remembering, from Your Past into the Present.
2.35 Remembering, from the Present to the Past.
2.36 Resolving Your Struggles Away.
Your Choice

Acting Real

Just Relax
Generate Your Empowering Emotion
4.19 Making Your Mouth Water.
4.20 A Cup of Coffee. 4.21 Feeling the Sun.
4.22 Mining for Authentic Moments.
4.23 Generate the Emotion.
4.24 Imagining Circumstances.
4.25 The Magical As-If.
4.34 Practicing First with Friends.
4.35 Taking the ACT Public.
Remember to ACT
The Price of Your Life
The Power of A Single Step
1.4 Committing to the Quest.
5.32 Procrastination.
5.35 Your Authentic Life Contract.
Believe in Yourself