Robert Holden Ph.D.’s innovative work on psychology and spirituality has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, a PBS show called Shift Happens!, and in two major BBC documentaries called The Happiness Formula and How to Be Happy, shown to over 30 million television viewers worldwide.
Robert is the author of Happiness NOW!, Shift Happens!, Authentic Success(formerly titled Success Intelligence), Be Happy, Loveability,
Holy Shift! 365 Daily Meditations from A Course in Miracles and Life Loves You, co-written with [Louise Hay](http://www.louisehay.com/about "About Louise Hay").
Robert hosts a weekly show for [Hay House Radio called Shift Happens!](http://www.hayhouseradio.com/#!/host/robert-holden-ph-d "Tune in to Shift Happens on HayHouseRadio.com") He contributes daily to his FB page at [www.facebook.com/drrobertholden](http://www.facebook.com/drrobertholden "Follow Robert Holden, Ph.D. on Facebook").
"Life is full moments. One moment after another. Some moments pass by with you barely noticing. Other moments stay with your forever. They change the way you think, you see, you live.
I had a life-changing moment when I was 16 years old. It was Saturday afternoon, and I was half-walking and half-running down a very busy street in Winchester- the city I grew up in. I was late and was on my way to meet friends outside of a record shop. At 4 o'clock. As I hurried along, I noticed a man lying facedown on the pavement. He could have been dead or dying. Everyone saw him. He was in plain view. We all pretended not to see him.
I was going to pass him by. I was late. I was only 16. But something made me stop. I moved cautiously toward him. He was wearing an old, disheveled coat. His glasses lay next to his head. Tortoiseshell frames. The lenses were smashed. His hair was long and wild. He stank of alcohol. His face was a mass of cuts and bruises. He was barely conscious. He smiled at me.
"Hello, Dad, " I said.
My dad suffered from alcoholism.
What happened to Dad felt so unreal. It somersaulted to me forward into an intense search and inquiry. I still kicked footballs, played guitars, and kissed girls (I tried, at least), but I was mostly preoccupied. I had questions, big questions like "What is life for?" What What is success?" and "What is happiness?" I soon realized that these questions scared the shit out of most people. They did me, too. No wonder we keep so busy. I couldn't find anyone was prepared to talk honestly with me. All I really wanted to know was: "What's real?" No bullshit, just the truth."
~Robert Holden, Ph.D., Bestselling Author of authentic success
Are you living a successful life? Have you got a vision? Do you enjoy your work? Are your relationships thriving?
Authentic Success examines how to enjoy real, soulful success while living in a manic, busy, and hyped-up world. Robert Holden is the creator of a unique program—called Success Intelligence—used worldwide by artists and writers, entrepreneurs and leaders, and also global companies and brands such as DOVE, the Body Shop, the BBC, and Virgin. This landmark book is an invaluable guide to genuine success and happiness.
The themes of Authentic Success include:
- Creating a vision for your life, work, and relationships that doesn’t get lost in sick hurry.
- Identifying what the REAL YOU really wants, and discovering the real purpose of your life.
- Freeing your mind, liberating your talent, and attracting more effortless success.
- Conducting a Busyness Audit, giving up Destination Addiction, releasing dysfunctional independence, and overcoming your fear of success.
- Learning why happiness is the key to greater inspiration, creativity, and meaningful success.
CREDIT: IDEA® World Convention