I'm so glad I found you
"My friend, Aaron "Marty" Martinson, wrote those words in a note to me. On the pages that follow, you will discover that he didn't find me. I found him. And, thanks to Marty, I remember a few things about life that I hadn't really thought about for a long time.
For years I had grand visions of writing a book about a leader who changed the course of history. I filled my personal library with biographies of presidents and statesmen. I wanted to understand what made their lives great - and what might be missing from mine.
In looking for answers I turned to books written by people who are "successful" in business and industry. For a while I searched for excellence, then I compared my habits to those of highly effective people. More recently, I tried to figure out which mouse I was in the pursuit of the cheese. Like millions of people, I thought success equaled happiness.
The book I've written, though, is about a simple man who ran a cash register. He worked hard and was good to people. That, in turn, made him happy.
Can it be so simple? so free of complications? Marty thought so. He showed me how to be a better person, not one wealthier or more successful or more powerful.
He changed my life-forever."
Introduction of "The Richest Man In Town" by V.J. Smith
This book is no longer available from Amazon, unless you find it used. You can find some at the authors website and I highly recommend you getting it. If you live in the Wilmington area and would like to borrow the book I have some I will loan you. It's only 90 pages long, but it can change your life, and will make you feel better.