Home Meet the Authors About the Book Praise Excerpts Buy the Book Twelve Weeks to Living a Happier Life Speaking Press Center Contact Blog

Week One
Focus on: Exercising

Week Two
Focus on: Taking Charge of Your Mind

Week Three
Focus on: Being Easier on Yourself

Week Four
Focus on: Playing to Your Strengths

Week Five
Focus on: Eliminating Stressors

Week Six
Focus on: Living in the Present

Week Seven
Focus on: Spending More of Your Time with Positive People

Week Eight
Focus on: Strengthening Close Relationships

Week Nine
Focus on: Being Friendly

Week Ten
Focus on: Helping Others

Week Eleven
Focus on: Your "Higher Power"

Week Twelve
Focus on: Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

Suggested Reading and Listening
Click Here

Week Two—Focus on: Taking Charge of Your Mind
Feeding your mind is just as important as feeding your body. And as with food, the "nutritional value" of what you read and watch has a direct impact on your well-being! Starting (and perhaps also ending) your day with a motivational book or CD sets the tone for your outlook. What's more, you'll also learn valuable ways to focus on the positive aspects of who you are, what you are doing, and what is great in your life.

Suggested Reading and Listening
A Note from Todd: "Over the years I've read and listened to a large amount of motivational material. If you're a newcomer to these types of books and audio recordings and are looking for a starting point, I've compiled a list of some of my favorites that you can choose from. My top picks are listed first, though all are well worth your time and attention."


  • Finding Happiness: One Man's Quest to Beat Depression and Anxiety and—Finally—Let the Sunshine In by Todd Patkin
  • Your Best Life Now—7 Steps to Living at Your Full Potential by Joel Osteen
  • Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
  • Leading an Inspired Life by Jim Rohn
  • Defining Moments: Stories of Character, Courage, and Leadership by Gordon Zacks
  • All You Can Do Is All You Can Do, But All You Can Do Is Enough! by Art Williams
  • Success Is a Choice: Ten Steps to Over-Achieving in Business and Life by Rick Pitino with Bill Reynolds
  • The Conquest of Happiness by Bertrand Russell
  • In the Name of Sorrow and Hope by Noa Ben Artzi-Pelossof
  • Marriott, The J.Willard Marriott Story by Robert O'Brien
  • Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
  • 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness by Jim Rohn
  • An American Life by Ronald Reagan
  • Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
  • Big and Tall Chronicles: Misadventures of a Life Long Food Addict by Gary Marino
  • Customer Satisfaction Is Worthless; Customer Loyalty Is Priceless by Jeffrey Gitomer


  • Personal Power II—The Driving Force by Anthony Robbins
  • The Art of Exceptional Living by Jim Rohn
  • The Psychology of Achievement by Brian Tracy
  • A View from the Top by Zig Ziglar
  • Lessons in Mastery by Anthony Robbins
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale
  • The Weekend Event by Jim Rohn
  • Thirsting for God: The Spiritual Lessons of Mother Teresa by Dr. Lou Tartaglia
  • The Science of Personal Achievement: The 17 Universal Principles of Success by Napoleon Hill
  • Goals by Zig Ziglar
  • Leadership Mastery by Dale Carnegie


© 2011 Todd Patkin
Book Todd to Speak
Meet the Authors
About the Book
Press Center
Buy the Book
Twelve Weeks to Living a Happier Life