“Self-pity dissipates in direct proportion to how much you help others in need.”—Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom, author of six consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers, brings his inspirational wisdom to episode #123 of “The Brian Buffini Show” to discuss his new book, “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” which is the sequel to his international bestseller, “The Five People You Meet in Heaven.”

The novel is told from the perspective of Annie, the girl who was saved by Eddie (the protagonist of the first novel), as she explores her life 15 years later. Like the first novel, “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” builds upon the theme that you have an impact on everyone you meet.

In this episode, Brian and Mitch discuss why mistakes are a matter of perspective, why we tend to focus on the scar instead of the healing process, and how service to others can help you reach beyond self-pity. Mitch also discusses his work in Haiti, the impact his adopted daughter had during her brief life, and the Charity Book Launch on October 14 in Detroit.

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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“People go through life and think, ‘I’ve made one mistake after another,’ but truth is many of those things weren’t really mistakes. We lose the big picture.”—Brian Buffini

“It’s all in how you look at your missteps. Rather than seeing a door close, if you consider ‘something else opened for me,’ it’s a whole different view.”—Mitch Albom

“We embrace our scars more than our healing.”—Mitch Albom

“No one remembers the ‘day it got better.’ People mark the day they were afflicted with something, but they never mark the day things got better.”—Mitch Albom

“Once you realize the need that is in the world, you stop feeling sorry for yourself.”—Mitch Albom

“Self-pity dissipates in direct proportion to how much you help others in need.”—Mitch Albom

“Fairness does not govern life and death.”—Mitch Albom

“Love doesn’t ever go away; it just takes a different form.”—Mitch Albom

“There’s no such thing as a life that doesn’t impact somebody else.”—Mitch Albom

“Life is a series of occurrences from which we learn.”—Mitch Albom

 

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