Start Late, Finish Happy

Random Encounters – Unexpected Joy

by Paul E. Kotz

Start Late, Finish Happy

Start Late, Finish Happy

Random Encounters – Unexpected Joy

by Paul E. Kotz

Published Oct 29, 2021
159 Pages
Genre: SELF-HELP / Self-Management / Stress Management


Book Details

You know it when you feel it.
You feel it when you don’t.

First Place
Those who make an impact leave a mark on us. Hopefully, a positive one, by those who bring us joy or those who inspire and motivate us, giving us a vision of how we can live our own lives better. Each of us has only so much time. There are plenty of people who have opened my eyes. Often the realization comes unexpectedly. Sometimes, we may even have a dream as a reminder of how our lives need to change and grow.

I am not going to tell anyone exactly what to do in these stories of Starting Late and Finishing Happy. They are everyday tales of unexpected surprises, and learning lessons... accounts of those who make an impact and observations of people who help us realize our gifts. They assist us, consciously or unknowingly, to change for the better.

You can give back to society. You can bring your community together. You have relevance. You only have to Start... to Finish Happy. – Paul E. Kotz

Also by Paul E. Kotz: The CIPA Award Winner and Reader’s Choice Award nominee Profiles in Kindness – Stories of Inspiration & Everyday Leadership (2020). Stories that call us to take charge of each day and positively seize it for what it offers.

Dr. Kotz also wrote: The CIPA Award winning Something Happened Today – A Collection of the Unexpected (2018) – Stories of mentorship and keeping our eyes and ears open to the present and the positive.


About the Author

Paul E. Kotz

Paul’s books address seeing the good through every day stories and facing adversity with hope and compassion. He is a lifelong learner with education and business expertise. This includes working as faculty and advisor with undergraduate as well as graduate students and since 2013, in a doctoral program in leadership. He has taught and served as an executive/life coach to graduate students and business professionals and has assisted high school students in navigating adolescence. Paul E. Kotz is a resident of Saint Paul, Minnesota and continues to collect new experiences that shape and challenge his perspectives. Contact him at or

Also by Paul E. Kotz

Something Happened Today
Profiles in Kindness
Island of Misfit Joys
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