Marci Shimoff, one of the most successful self-help book authors for women, is the author of "Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul", "Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul", "Happy for No Reason", and is a contributing author of the highly successful book, "The Secret".

Books aren't the only way Marci has made a name for herself. She has been on more than 500 radio and television shows, has been interviewed for more than 100 newspapers, and she has written articles for popular magazines like "Ladies' Home Journal" and "Woman's World".

So interested is Marci Shimoff in the development and motivation of others that she helped found the Transformational Leadership Council, on which she also serves as a board member. The council helps over 10 million people in the world of self-development.

Marci first realized back in the 1970's that she wanted to be a professional speaker. The 1970's was a time before public speaking became a popular career choice. Many people had never heard of such a thing. That didn't stop Marci, though. It was her father who encouraged her to "just be happy."

To Marci Shimoff, success and happiness aren't the same thing. There are lots of highly successful people in the world, people with millions of dollars in net worth, but they aren't truly fulfilled. Being successful isn't what makes them tick.

Have you ever stopped to notice how many rich people are using their money for the betterment of others? Sure, they may have a magnificent estate, a fancy car, a jet, or a number of other luxury items, but those things are just that: things. They can be destroyed by wind, water, and fire, and they don't return love.

"Happy for No Reason" is a book that was born out of the misery of others. One statistic shows that of the people on the "Forbes Wealthiest People in America" list, 40% are less happy than average Americans. Obviously money isn't the answer.

"I'll be happy when..." also isn't the answer. People who are always looking for outside fulfillment will never truly be happy. Those who are 100% satisfied are those whose happiness comes from within. They are people whose happiness comes for "no reason" at all.

Author's Bio: 

Liz & Ric Thompson are the founders of Healthy Wealthy nWise. They’ve studied and interviewed hundreds of the most successful people in the world and have brought their wisdom, tips, success and personal development secrets to people through their website and their online magazine. Learn all about HWnW by going to