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Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness by C.C. Chapman

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Preface

You need to know up front what this book is and, more important, what it is not.

People say that the way I live my life inspires them. I had always just sort of shrugged this off with a giggle or a gracious nod and moved on to other things. But as more people told me this, I became inspired to share my approach with the world in the hopes that it helps change others’ lives as well.

For years, my podcast Managing the Gray has been an outlet to share my diverse knowledge about everything from online marketing to advice on how to have a more successful career. The more listeners commented and reacted to what was said, the clearer it became that focusing on self-improvement, achieving your goals, and living a happier life was what they were most interested in. This book grew out of that show.

This book takes the knowledge I’ve accumulated over the years and shares it with you. It isn’t a life guide, a coaching playbook, or a be-happy-quick manual. It is my personal approach and thoughts on life straight from the heart.

Although many people get lucky, most people who have found a successful balance of life and work have done so through lots of hard work. Life rarely will hand you something without requiring you to put in the time to earn it. You have to do the work!

The words of encouragement and inspirations shared are meant to push you in the direction of which you’ve always dreamed. Perhaps you will decide to pursue your dreams, change career, make a difference in the world, ...

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