Though Jerome “Jay” Isip now enjoys the success of being a professional MMA fighter, entrepreneur, and author, he is no stranger to the feelings of self-doubt, depression, and lack of direction that many people-young and old, male and female-struggle with at one point or another in life.
This candid, autobiographical book tells of Jay’s journey to find his identity and his own version of “happy” in early adulthood through self-destructive means like alcohol, a myriad of drugs, and other risky behavior, and how he pulled himself back from the edge of the abyss, finding the courage to live a life of clarity and purpose after discovering what true, lasting happiness in life is all about.
Jerome “Jay” Isip’s story is a great one. It not only inspired me, but also struck deeply on an emotional level.
“Happy Chasing Happy” is about Jay’s personal struggle and how he overcame the hurdles on the path that was leading him in the wrong direction. Although he is now a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter and entrepreneur, not so long ago he was fighting his own demons of addiction, until he found himself on the proverbial edge of the abyss.
His straightforward and completely honest way of describing his struggle was what captured my attention the most. Not many authors are willing to open their hearts in such a way, but by doing so, Jay leaves us many thoughts to ponder upon in our own quest to discover who we are.
After all, how many of us are really happy, or even really know what happiness is all about? But transforming the addiction of something that may be hurting us, or even threatening our lives into an addiction for finding happiness is perhaps the most important transformation that we can make in our lives.
This book is a big step forward for becoming a better version of ourselves.
Though Jerome “Jay” Isip now enjoys the success of being a professional MMA fighter, entrepreneur, and author, he is no stranger to the feelings of self-doubt, depression, and lack of direction that many people— young and old, male and female— struggle with at one point or another in life.