Why go through all the trouble of working hard and being successful if it won’t make you a happier person? That is the question noted author and leadership expert David Fischman asks of readers in his new book “The Secret of the Seven Seeds” (Jossey-Bass, $22.95).
First published in Latin America, this engaging book tells of the successful entrepreneur and writer’s personal struggle for happiness in his out-of-control life.
In it, Fischman reveals his personal story through the fictional character Ignacio Rodriguez, who, like many businesspeople from New York to New Delhi, is desperately trying to keep up with the speed of life.
The 40-something stressed-out entrepreneur is utterly overwhelmed, at risk for a heart attack, losing money at his business and has no time or energy for his family. His doctor recommends that he try meditation to regain balance in his demanding life.
A Spiritual Guide
Instead, Ignacio’s journey leads him to a spiritual guide, who helps him heal by finding his path in the secret of the seven seeds, which represent self-knowledge, meditation, egolessness, service to others, goodness, balance and freedom.
“‘The Secret of the Seven Seeds’ begs the question: Why go through all the trouble of working hard and being successful if it won’t make you a happier person?” said Fischman about writing a book mostly based on his life. “The old clich