MARINA DEL REY, California – June 21, 2018 – Top ranked motivational and self-help author Shawn Anderson walks his talk. Anderson doesn’t just encourage others to live lives they dream of living; he sets the example in how he lives his. A lifetime entrepreneur and creator of Extra Mile Day, Anderson will be releasing his 7th book, The Four Fibs, this month.
“Life is too short to be an ‘I wish’ sort-of person,” Anderson shares. “It’s great to dream big dreams, but if you only talk about all the great things you’re going to do and never try and live them, you’ll always have a dent in your happiness. Instead, throw your most passionate self into living those dreams.”
The author of A Better Life: An Inspiring Story About Starting Over, a book that hit #1 three times in “Motivation” on Amazon in 2017, Anderson has traveled to almost 50 countries, including having walked border to border across Spain, Portugal, England, Ireland and 750 miles around Shikoku, Japan. He has also pedaled a bike from ocean-to-ocean across the United States twice. In July and August, Anderson will put on his sneakers once again and trek 500 miles across his 6th country – Italy.
According to Anderson, “In the long run, it’s not the actual achievement of a goal that determines whether or not we live our happiest life. What is a secret to finding every day happiness, however, is living with inspiring purpose every day.” Anderson continues, “It’s not whether I sell a million books or land an interview with Oprah that determines my ultimate happiness. Those are one-time events and cool goals, but it’s the living with purpose every day which lasts a lifetime.”
Besides finding daily purpose, Anderson shares a second tip in finding happiness. “Don’t move so fast in life that you miss seeing the awesome miracle of just being here breathing, thinking, feeling and communicating. When we learn to see and love the simple every day, we are destined to feel our deepest happiness.”
Anderson is also the creator of Extra Mile Day – a day recognizing the capacity we each have to create positive change when we go the extra mile. On November 1, 2017, 527 cities made the declaration and recognized those in their local communities who were going the extra mile in volunteerism and service.