Twelve Weeks to Living a Happier Life

Building Happier People

Join Todd each week for a valuable lesson in cultivating happiness!

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Suggested Reading and Listening

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

Don't forget to pay it forward

You may have already found a balance that brings you happiness, but chances are you know people who are still struggling with stress, doubt, and lack of joy. Spread the light by sharing Todd’s book and story with others who might be experiencing the same quiet misery, the same brutal doubts, and the same devastating depression that trapped him for so many years. Ultimately, sharing the path to happiness is one of the best possible ways by which you can change the world!

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