The secret to an extraordinary life starts with five simple changes that anyone can make.
No matter who you are, where you come from, what you do for a living, or how much money you have, everyone has a shot at greatness.
Zack Friedman has inspired millions with his powerful insights, including more than fourteen million who have read his advice in Forbes.
In his ground breaking new book, The Lemonade Life, Friedman starts with a fundamental question: What drives success? It's not only hard work, talent, and skill. The most successful people have one thing in common, the power to flip five internal "switches." We all have these five switches, and when activated, they are the secret to fuel success, create happiness, and conquer anything.
The Lemonade Life is filled with inspirational and practical advice that will teach you:
Why you should write yourself a $10 million checkWhy your career depends on the Greek alphabetWhy you need ikigai in your lifeHow Judge Judy can help you have better work meetingsHow these twenty questions will change your life
Learn from the entrepreneur who failed 5,126 times before becoming a billionaire, the fourteenth-century German monk who helped reinvent Domino's Pizza, the technology visionary who asked himself the same question every morning, the country music icon who bought more than one hundred million books, and the ice cream truck driver who made $110,237 in less than one hour.
With powerful stories and actionable lessons, this book will profoundly change the way you live, lead, and work. Your path to greatness starts with a simple choice. Everyday, you're choosing to live one of two lives: the Lemon Life or the Lemonade Life. Which life will you lead?
Forbes columnist and former hedge fund investor Friedman argues for leading a life with purpose and possibility in this upbeat debut self-improvement guide. "Lemonade Lifers," as he terms them, succeed because they have mastered five key "switches": perspective, risk, independence, self-awareness, and motion. Friedman walks readers through an array of tips, behaviors, and self-assessment questions to flip these switches in their own lives. Along the way, he cherry-picks anecdotes from a who's who of business luminaries, including Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, Sam Walton, and Harland "Colonel" Sanders. While suggestions like "commit acts of kindness" and "embrace failure" aren't new, Friedman enlivens well-worn self-help concepts by applying metaphors from the finance world. Less successful is the book's staunch optimism, which at times highlights a lack of nuance in Friedman's arguments. For example, statements such as "few things in life have strict prerequisites... you don't have to go to business school to become a CEO," while factually correct, ignore the outsize impact such an opportunity or the lack thereof can have on a career. Similarly, the idea that "right now... almost everyone has a shot to fulfill their destiny" might ring hollow to those facing systemic obstacles to success. Nevertheless, for readers willing to follow him and do the work, Friedman provides a wealth of actionable advice.
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BEST BOOK I’ve read in years! Learned to see myself and the world differently
“Buy experiences, not things”. I couldn’t agree more. I just got back from taking my children on a trip of a lifetime to Costa Rica. As a single mom being able to do this was a dream come true. To be able to live for today and not wait for the “right moment”. While I was away, I read “The Lemonade Life” and I truly could relate first hand to everything Zack Friedman wrote. It was as if he was speaking to me directly on how to live and live with purpose. I am blown away with how I felt he got me and my situation as a hard working, ambitious single mom. He confirmed that what I am doing is the right thing in my eyes no matter what others think. He taught me that you can follow the beat of your own drum so to speak and not follow the crowd. This book showed me how to live my life with purpose and not for someone else but for me - and to not prove to anyone but myself that I can do it. I can be happy first and success will follow. The Lemonade Life is the perfect book for anyone who needs a friend to give them the tools to live a life of purpose but doesn’t tell you what to do. That’s for you to make the right choice and Zack delivers with every word on the page. I can’t wait for the follow up book to The Lemonade Life to come out. I’m hooked for sure! I love this book!! Thank you, Zack for your priceless tools of wisdom.”
So much potential!!
I received an advanced copy of this book from Harper Collins Leadership. The whole book, I tried to find who I was and what I needed to do to have the Lemonade Life. Such great ideas to build yourself forward, to see the better side of you. Worth the read!
Great book - Instant Classic!
Love this book. Zack Friedman gives you the tools to thrive in life and at work. The Lemonade Life is pure genius. Instant classic.