Happy in Adversity

A Guide to Being Well No Matter What

by Guillermo Cordero

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/16/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781982210762
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781982210748
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9781982210755

About the Book

Misfortune such as death, failure, loneliness, disappointment, abandonment, limitations, illness, and several more affect without distinction (and sometimes without mercy) all human beings regardless of origin, nationality, social status, colour, sexual orientation, gender, beliefs, and family composition. Some are affected with more or less intensity and frequency, but inevitably all mortals have to face tragedy sooner or later. In all cases, we have the option of being well or miserable, and the decision is ours to make. Fate is never against us; it just happens, and adapting to it is easier than we have been told. You will find here simple but invaluable concepts that will help you regain control of your thoughts and actions to lead a happy and meaningful life regardless of what happens around you.

About the Author

Guillermo Cordero was born in Bogotá on October 23, 1959. In his native Colombia, he took a very extensive academic and technical training, which included architectural drawing, English, a bachelor’s degree in architecture, and a postgraduate degree in Marketing Management. In Toronto, Canada, he increased his training, taking intensive English courses, French, a 3-year university program in construction science and a wide variety of courses in technical representation, sustainable construction, construction documents and preparation of technical specifications. These studies allowed him to obtain several important designations to solidify his credibility in a competitive and complex industry. Through his professional development, he realized a somewhat disappointing fact: all this rigorous academic instruction served him to defend himself well on a professional level, but it did not prepare him to face adversity in life. In the university classrooms they did not teach him that life was uncertain. None of his renowned professors mentioned that failure was sometimes impossible to avoid. In no teaching center they showed him the way to recover after a certain emotional blow. In the lecture rooms he learned to solve complex technical situations, but not to understand that things sometimes go well and sometimes badly, and that it is simply the natural process of the universe. One day, after many complications, he began to read and his life changed forever. And he did not have to invent or acquire anything; He had the wisdom and the necessary tools within, like all of us, from the womb.