Holocaust Survivor William Harvey on Perseverance, Creating a Positive Mindset and Living a Life You Love


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Holocaust Survivor William Harvey is adamant that if you want to have a good life, you can't feel sorry for yourself or “you will destroy your life.” He adds, "You come to this world with nothing and you leave the world with nothing but the impact and the good that you did for others".

This episode was an honor to record. I hope it awakens you to the beauty and divinity of your own life, positively shifts your current perspective, and inspires you to reach out and help someone less fortunate than you today.

Born in 1924 in the Czech Republic, William Harvey’s graduation in 1943 was quickly followed by deportation to Auschwitz on a 4-day cattle car ride. He was later transferred to Buchenwald and freed when the Americans liberated the death camp in April 1945. Harvey went on to build a successful life as a cosmetologist in Beverly Hills working with some of Hollywood's biggest stars like Judy Garland and Mary Martin.

"There is a destiny which makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own." Edwin Markham

Quotes from the Episode

“Happiness is the way you perceive things in life, we all have to go through difficulties, we have to overcome it."

"To help someone who is less fortunate than you, that is the greatest thing you can achieve in life."

"Theres certain things in life you cannot help, but if you feel sorry for yourself, you destroy your life."

"I look forward to getting up everyday to help people."

"You come to this world with nothing and you leave the world with nothing but the impact and the good that you do for others."

"Life is beautiful and all the beauty in life is free."

"Enjoy every day..all the material things in life don't bring happiness...life is what you make it, you have to make it yourself."

"Everyone has a special attribute that can contribute to a happy life, if they use their brain and think."

"Enjoy every single day that God gives you, and don't ask questions, there are a lot of things with no answer."

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