Paul Gundotra is the author of several inspirational books that target readers from early teens, into parenting, onto middle age, and beyond. His books focus on how to live an extraordinary life by balancing the four essential principles of spiritual, physical, financial, and emotional health. Each of his books seamlessly brings together practicality and simple eloquence to summarize his personal achievements and his tried and trusted smart tools for optimal living.
Coming from a humble background in India, he immigrated to the West in the 60s, overcoming many challenges by staying focused, having a structured life, and persistence. Through life’s journey, he has been near death 5 times and had a 30-year struggling marriage. How he maintains a positive and joyful disposition through all sorts of challenges is truly an inspiration worth reading about! Over the years, he converted from Hinduism to Christianity, and served as an elder for many years. He started his own company of manufacturing Hi-tech Microelectronics in his basement and in just fifteen years retired as a self-made millionaire before he was fifty. Other successful companies he has started and run are in the areas of high-end all steel and glass luxury homes and stock brokerage. Paul shares his versatile background and global outlook without compromising traditional family values as is evident in his upbringing of his three successful children.
Having survived a massive heart attack in the prime of his life, he continues to live a very robust, healthy, and passionate life well into his later years. Paul is a high-energy passionate man who rattles the cages of status quo, challenging us to look at life as a new global community. Paul’s style is as dynamic and captivating, as it is real, genuine and down-to-earth. He imparts his personal experiences and infectious energy to every person he meets. His tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach to motivating people.
Paul’s first book published in 2004 titled, “Dad, You Are Always on Cloud 9,” is a fresh and frank look at how to achieve both success and happiness. In 2005, Paul completed his book tour through Australia, India, and Europe. In 2008, after writing another three books, he went on to lecture on cruises in the Caribbean. As an inspirational and motivational speaker, he has gained considerable insight from people of different walks of life. Paul is a spiritual person who understands not just the essential principles of spirituality but also how to convert these values into practical aspects of daily life.
He lives a simple, active, and vegan lifestyle in Los Gatos, California close to his family. His focus for the future is to write additional books from his own personal life experiences, inspire others by example, and bring success and happiness to as many people as possible! Although Paul has achieved success in a business sense, his richest rewards comes from his three children and five grandchildren. After thirty years of marriage, Paul is currently single and looking for that one special person in his life for a honeymoon-forever lifestyle!