Live Free: Exceed Your Highest Expectations (Paperback)
The bestselling author returns with his biggest book yet in which he teaches us the secret to living a happier life: get rid of as many expectations as possible—of ourselves, our future, our relationships, our career and our family.
Expectations are the secret software, running on the hardware of our minds, controlling our emotions, decisions, and actions. How?
Think about your life. How much of the sadness you feel derives from what you think should have happened—than with what actually happened?
Think about your career. How much of the discontent you feel comes from your belief about where you’d be at this point—than with the progress you’ve actually made?
Think about your relationships. How much of your dissatisfaction with friends, family, significant others, or spouses has to do with your unspoken presumptions—than with the people themselves?
Having so many expectations is distorting your perspective, decreasing your happiness and disrupting your joy.
You can live a life of true freedom, greater peace and less stress: release as many expectations as possible.
This, DeVon Franklin argues, is the secret to a better life now.
In a culture obsessed with more, Live Free is a bold counterintuitive book that can start a cultural revolution, Franklin contends.
Everyone struggles with unnecessary expectations. But once you learn to let go of them, you can set the stage for the life you’ve always wanted.
About the Author
DeVon Franklin is a media multi-hyphenate. An award-winning producer, a New York Times best-selling author and a renowned motivational speaker he is followed by millions around the world for inspiring content, encouragement, and advice. On Air with Ryan Seacrest calls him a "self-help master," and Oprah calls him "a different kind of spiritual teacher for our time." DeVon is a produced of hit inspirational films like Breakthrough and Miracles from Heaven. He is also the author of multiple bestselling books, such as The Success Commandments and The Wait, which he cowrote with his wife, Meagan Good. He sits on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and he's a graduate of the University of Southern California. DeVon lives in Los Angeles with Meagan.
"DeVon Franklin brilliantly offers an Expectation Revelation that pushes us to courageously face our truths in search of freedom while offering a happiness game plan." — Mehmet Oz, M.D., Emmy Award–winning Host of The Dr. Oz Show
“In his book, Live Free, DeVon Franklin offers empowering guidance on how to undo controlling expectations to release blocks in the way of your peace. This book will offer you the freedom to surrender and trust that there is a beautiful plan unfolding naturally.” — Gabby Bernstein, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Universe Has Your Back
“Your good plan is not always GOD’s plan for you and our expectations of ourselves are often too small for the plans GOD has for us. DeVon is showing us how to let go and let God work so we can be the best, divine versions of ourselves!!” — Lenard “CThaGod” Mckelvey
"An insightful motivational guide to living a happier, more fulfilling life by evaluating and understanding one’s expectations. Effusive and convincing…any self-help reader feeling overwhelmed will welcome these practical strategies." — Publishers Weekly