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Delivering Happiness Challenge & Giveaway!

Watch for GG’s review of Delivering Happiness on its release date, June 7th 2010!!

I am honored to be selected to review the new, yet-to-be released book by Tony Hsieh, the successful, young CEO of!  The Zappos team generously sent me two advanced copies of Delivering Happiness – A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose.  I’m busy reading my first copy and can’t wait to post the review.  In the meantime, I’d like to give away the second copy to one lucky GG follower.

This book will not be released until June 7th.  I would like YOU to receive an advanced copy!

Tony Hsieh - CEO of

I’m almost halfway through the book and can tell you that Hsieh shares insightful, interesting and humorous anecdotes about his plight through entrepreneurship.  He doesn’t use a ghostwriter and writes authentically.  This read is useful for all in its illustration of how Hsieh uses happiness as a framework (imagine!!) to produce results in business and personal life.

So . . . here is my challenge to you.  Too many times people see the glass half empty instead of half full; too many times people don’t see the fun in life; too many times people don’t feel the joy in their journeys.  I challenge you to deliver happiness to someone and share just how you did it:

1.  Follow me on Twitter:

2.  Perform an act of kindness to someone you know or to a complete stranger.  Your act of kindness can be as simple or elaborate as you like.

3.  Come back to this post and, in the comments, describe that act of kindness.  What did you do?  What was the reaction and result of your delivered happiness?

4.  Respond by Friday, May 14th 11:59pm.  You can post as many delivered happiness descriptions as you like.

5.  One winner will be chosen based on the genuineness of the delivered happiness.

6.  I will mail the book anywhere in the United States.  SPAM comments will be deleted if deemed appropriate.  Make sure you have a valid email address when commenting so I can contact you for a shipping address. (your email address will be kept private)

Enjoy delivering happiness!!!

**GG does NOT endorse or giveaway products I do not stand behind.  As an English teacher, a self-proclaimed reviewer of “all things worth grading,” and a life-long reader of many books, I can give this away with confidence that the recipient will not be disappointed.**


Johnny Quest
May 13, 2010 at 12:58 PM

I remember a time when I was driving along the road and I came to an intersection. I was just going to visit my family when I saw a homeless man at the light begging for change to the stopped cars. Everybody was ignoring him and laughing at the poor man. But me, I decided to roll down my window and give him five dollars. I know what it is like to be hungry and not have any money; I know he probably would have spent it on something like weed or alcohol but I didnt care – I felt good knowing that I helped somebody in his time of despair.

Joey Jordison
May 13, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Last summer, on one of the hottest days of the year, my best friend was stuck in traffic and his car died and wouldn’t start again. He called me asking if I could come pick him up and see if I could fix his car too. He said he was on the expressway. So I got in my car and drove to where he was. It turns out he was out of coolant. Luckily I had some in my trunk, so I gave him a little of it and he went on his way!

May 13, 2010 at 1:08 PM

One of the things that I would do in a heartbeat for someone that I don’t even know is help them with their groceries bags if they have a lot of them – especially the elderly. I feel happy helping someone and i’m sure they feel happy that someone they don’t even know is reaching out.

Eugene Rodriguez
May 13, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Something good I recently did was when I worked a Saturday and a Sunday 10am-11pm both days (13 hours each) just so two of my coworkers could go to a wedding that was 8 hours away. If I hadn’t worked for them on those particular days, they’d never have gone to the wedding.

Andy Kimmell
May 18, 2010 at 12:01 AM

I was walking into Home Depot and in the parking lot there was a guy having a hard time loading some sheetrock in to his truck. I offered to help him since I knew how cumbersome the large sheets can be to handle.
He was thankful.

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