Smile, dammit

By: Howard Feldman

Think being positive is what people with yoga pants and green hair do? Howard Feldman is about to prove you wrong…

When someone tells you to smile, you have a choice. You can either smile, or you can mentally note down that person’s location so the assassin knows where to find them. Which makes Howard Feldman’s new book ‘Smile, Dammit’ a risky move in a world that’s tired of the forced grin and faux beam. However, this book isn’t about shoving positivity into your life by any means necessary. It’s a book gives people realistic and relevant tools that they can use to embed a positive mindset into their daily lives.

“When I started this book, someone asked me whether anyone would actually want to buy yet another self-help on positivity,” says Howard Feldman, speaker, author and radio personality. “Her question is the very reason this book is important – it reflected a thought process that’s affecting so many of us today. We all want to be optimists. We all want to confidently get through tough situations and recognise that these are not negative reflections of who we are. But for many of us this is far easier to say than to do.”

Optimistic people live longer, have happier relationships and are financially better off. They also seem to have access to some secret life recipe that ‘normal’ people don’t. One that allows them to face setbacks with a mindset that isn’t swallowed by the hardships but rather one that is capable of riding over, and with, them.

“There’s no secret recipe, no magic formula for optimism,” says Feldman. “It takes hard work and a commitment to thought processes that build personal resilience and refuse to see the negative approach as an alternative. This book is as much a look into the minds of the successful optimists as it is a guide to changing your own life in your own way, at your own speed.”

To find out more about Smile, Dammit and the methodology that’s outlined in this realistic, solid and uplifting book, join Howard Feldman in conversation with Mandy Wiener at the exclusive launch at Exclusive Books Sandton on 30 May 2019. Time is 18:00 for 18:30 and seats are limited – email events@exclusivebooks.co.za to book your space.

About Howard Feldman

Howard Feldman is one of South Africa’s leading entrepreneurs. His experience is global and extensive, spanning more than 20 years of working as a business strategist, keynote speaker, published author, both locally and globally, social and political commentator, morning drive show host and philanthropist.

Feldman provides insights into strategic thinking, motivation, facilitating solutions and addressing organisational challenges.

Feldman has used his experience and innate understanding of markets and business to also take his career into the fields of writing and radio. He is the author of two successful books – Carry-on Baggage and Tightrope: Musings of Circus South Africa. His third book; Smile, dammit was released in March 2019.

He is also the Morning Mayhem host on ChaiFM from 6am-9am, Mondays to Fridays.

Part of Howard’s career includes a 15-year stint building a global commodity trading business. He found significant conventional success, but lost himself along the way. His journey is an exploration of authenticity and meaning. Armed with business and academic knowledge as well as a brave and unflinching sense of humour, Howard uses his personal experience to educate and entertain.

Howard Feldman works extensively in executive and corporate training. His delivery draws on real-world experience, recognising the value of people and relationships without compromising the energy of entrepreneurship and career growth, providing audiences with applicable wisdom and the tools needed to thrive within a mercurial and challenging business world. He has a unique, positive outlook and courageously engages in conversations that most would prefer not to have. Through humour, insight, and disruptive thinking, Howard unravels complexities, unlocks talent, and ignites potential.