Dear Reader/Friend:

I have some “Big Hairy Audacious Goals*” – extremely lofty goals that I want to accomplish to make the world a better place. My biggest, hairiest, most audacious goal is “world peace.”

I’m not a world leader and don’t intend to be, so I won’t be striving for world peace through diplomacy and politics. I’m going to focus on making an impact in an area where I know how to help – helping everyone in the world to be happy (yes, another huge goal in and of itself). I figure that if everyone in the world is happy, world peace will be an automatic by-product. I admit that’s a simplistic way to think, and every time I say that to myself, I hear Elle Woods (as played by Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde) explaining why her client, exercise queen Brooke Wyndham, couldn’t be guilty of murder: “I just don’t think that Brooke could’ve done this. Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands. They just don’t.” Using similar logic, I say happy people won’t be warring people, and thus my plan: World peace will naturally follow worldwide happiness. You heard it here first!  🙂

And that’s where my book comes in. Six Simple Rules for a Better Life is a book filled with practical, achievable suggestions for all kinds of ways you can improve your life, along with a game plan for doing so. Adopting even one new habit can make a significant improvement in your life. And you’ll get many ideas for new habits from the book (along with my blog and my Twitter feed @sixsimplerules).

Spread the word and let’s start working together to make each of our lives better, and the world a better place.

–David Singer, August 2011

* Big Hairy Audacious Goals, aka, BHAGs – pronounced BEE-hags – a term coined by James Collins and Jerry Porras, authors of Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies