ATLANTA, GA (February 01, 2012)---It’s a classic tale with a modern, monetary twist: Guy loses the love of his life, half his fortune and almost everything he thought mattered, only to find happiness in the depth of despair when he realizes money can’t buy happiness—but it can help create it.
In his new book Wealth & Happiness: Using Your Wealth to Create a Better Life, David Geller puts his 25 years in wealth management—and lessons from his own life and loss story—to work for those struggling with stressful jobs, life-altering events and the burden of managing their financial futures. Through his fable, turned self-help storytelling, Geller delves deeply into the confounding relationship between wealth and happiness. He confirms and advances the renowned philosopher Aristotle’s theory that “Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim of human existence.”
Geller, CEO of Atlanta-based GV Financial Advisors, uses the fictional story of “Joe,” an over-worked, super-stressed and soon-to-be-divorced executive in fable form to get to the real reason for writing his book: To fully explain his Guided Wealth Transformation® process. Through years of interaction with financially wealthy clients, Geller, together with his colleagues and business partners at GV Financial Advisors, identified five basic barriers to using wealth to create true happiness and developed more than 40 tools to help their clients overcome the obstacles and build the lives they desire.
“It reflects our purpose and our passion,” said David Geller of the Guided Wealth Transformation® process. “Every day, with every client we look for ways to enhance their lives—and those of the people they love, by helping them better manage money and mindsets. The message behind my book is simple: “Happiness is a state that can be created through the better use of wealth to build more meaningful and ultimately, more satisfying lives, but to do so we must undergo a series of paradigm shifts.”
The author Geller penned a part of himself in both “Joe” and his financial advisor and confidante “Randy” in Wealth and Happiness. Geller faced divorce and the aftershocks it brought with it in 2004 and in the midst of the transition discovered the weak correlation between wealth and happiness. For the past 25 years Geller has dealt with clients going through similar, life-altering events like the death of a spouse or exit from a business and feels the Guided Wealth Transformation® process is an effective way of helping them deal with their situations.