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Nathanael Garrett Novosel
Author, The Meaning of Life

Professional Experience: Over 16 years of Research and Advisory experience supporting CIOs, CDOs, Applications leaders, PMO leaders, Enterprise Architecture leaders, and Retail Banking leaders

Additional Experience: Over 20 years of research in psychology, philosophy, behavioral economics, and business

2019 Advisor of the Year – IT Leaders

The Meaning of Life
A guide to finding your life's purpose

Author: Nathanael Garrett Novosel

Release Date: January 1, 2020

Hardback: 978-1-948220-00-2
Paperback: 978-1-948220-01-9
Kindle: 978-1-948220-02-6
eBook: 978-1-948220-03-3
Apple Books: 978-1-948220-04-0

Description: The Meaning of Life dissects how humans derive meaning into components that will help you make your own life meaningful.

Awards and Superlatives:
Independent Author Network – Non-Fiction Book of the Year
Independent Author Network – Self-Help Book of the Year
Readers' Favorite Book Awards – Gold Medal – Philosophy
New York City Big Book Award – Winner – Personal Growth
Independent Press Award – Winner – Personal Growth
The BookLife Prize Top 12 Self-Help Books of the Year
Kirkus Reviews Top 10% of Indie Books
National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist – Personal Growth
eLit Book Awards – Silver Medal – Self-Help
Living Now Book Awards – Bronze Medal – Personal Growth
BookAuthority Top 100 Meaning of Life Books of All Time


Your Meaning in Life with Researcher and Author Nate Novosel

Conversation with Michele Meiche about finding your meaning and direction in life (guest segment starts at 55:15).

The Gratitude Podcast

What's The Point Of Life & What Role Does Gratitude Play - with Nathanael Novosel

Discussion of how gratitude is important to improving your sense of meaning in life and helping you sustain your mental well-being on your journey.


Adam Ali x Nathanael Novosel – Balance, Being Present, and the Meaning of Life.

Discussion of balancing different life priorities, taking yourself away from hectic thoughts about the past and present, and taking time for self-reflection.

Conversations on Meaning

Media Appearances

Thank You Heartbreak

The Meaning of Life is Growth with Nathanael Garrett Novosel

Discussion about dealing with abandonment and finding meaning in trauma, heartbreak, and adversity.

Motivational Mondays

Motivational Mondays: A Sum of Your Choice

Discussion about strategies for overcoming obstacles and achieving goals.

From Betrayal to Breakthrough

From Betrayal to the Meaning of Life

Discussion about dealing with the emotions associated with betrayal and getting your life back on track.

Elite Man Podcast

How To Figure Out Your Purpose And Have More Meaning In Life – Nathanael Garrett Novosel

Discussion about humans' sense of meaning and purpose, behaviors to adopt to instill that, and why many people today are not as fulfilled as they think they should be.

Sense of Soul Podcast

The Meaning of Life

The purpose of this podcast is to universally connect with like minded souls who are on the inner quest of discovering one’s path and purpose. In this episode, Mande and Shanna ask questions about what science and philosophy say about how humans can find more meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in life.

60 Mindful Minutes Podcast

Growth, Meaning and Purpose with Nathanael Garrett Novosel

Discussion about how to find more meaning in life and how techniques such as mindfulness help you find more fulfillment in life.

The Meaningful Life Podcast

The Meaning of Life Is Growth with Nathanael Garrett Novosel

Discussion about how we live in a growth-centric world and techniques to foster meaning in your life.

Free Your Inner Guru

The Meaning of Life with Nathanael Garrett Novosel

Discussion regarding ethics and how the ultimate tradeoff for society will be freedom vs. safety.

The Live Authentically Podcast

Meaning to Your Life with Nathanael Garrett Novosel

Discussion about finding purpose in life, emotions, and the role of faith in success and meaning.

Readers’ Favorite Five-Star Review Icon

"...those who don't want to simply float through life will discover great tools to define their foothold in this book." –Reader’s Favorite Review


"Packed with practical applications for identifying and reaching individual goals..." –Foreword Reviews

"...few [books] as concretely lay out a blueprint for discovering—or making—meaning." –The BookLife Prize


Quarter Finalist
Top 12 Self-Help Books

"Novosel’s content is original and actionable and his tone is compassionate and supportive, and that makes it well worth reading." –BlueInk Review

Book Reviews

"The Meaning of Life is a thorough, detailed exploration of the factors that can help or hinder people as they seek to build a purposeful, fulfilling life." –IndieReader Review

"Most of all, it’s clear from Novosel’s material that he has a genuine zeal for helping interested readers to succeed."

–Self-Publishing Review


"...this book will help [readers] find their footing and develop unique individual concepts of direction, purpose, and meaning." –BookLife Reviews

Podcast Guest Reviews