Feb 17, 2020
I'd like to do something different
We are going to talk specifically about Prosperity
Pillar #7 and I'm going to highlight a recent book I've read.
I will also give you 7 specific strategies that you can use to
generate happiness immediately in your week.
But, along with this episode, I am including my
personal notes that I created for this episode so you can see into
how I put the episode together for you. I hope you enjoy...
Choose Happiness….Prosperity Pillar #7
let me ask you a question….
Are you addicted to the future? have you ever
thought about that before
Yes, your vision of the future is Driving
Yes, your future life motivates you…
But, does your vision of the future rob you of the
happiness of the present?
Is your future life continually pushing your happiness
in life further and further out of reach?
I have experienced this myself, so i know how it
I had a pretty interesting experience today driving
home from my morning workout.
I finished what i have to say is a pretty long and
hard workout…i was trying to push myself further
maybe it was to use the time to gain clarity or maybe
it was just routine, but it was a good workout.
afterward i got in my car and headed home. i
turned on my normal affirmation audio as i usually do
i hit the button on the center console of my car so
that was programmed to have my seat massager turn on and start a
“fast vigorous massage”….i had set that setting in the computer of
the car to give me a little relaxation on the way
then something hit me out of the blue…
maybe it is because i knew this week would be about
Choosing happiness or maybe i was just in the zone….
but i realized that i was driving down the road
literally getting a massage in my leather seats and hadn’t even
realized how crazy and cool that really was….i had been taking it
for granted because i am usually too consumed with wh ti need to do
to go tot eh “next level” or get to that future vision of what i
Now side note…i am not telling you this to impress
you….on the contrary i am telling you this to impress upon you
AND LISTEN CLOSELY HERE….if you dont train yourself to
enjoy what you have in the present you will be conditioned not to
appreciate it when you get it in the future….i know from
now of course i practice gratitude, but how you do
anything is how you do everything.
how many times during the day are you appreciating the
“little things in life”…..
the ability to actually wake up and be
the gift of health or relationships or freedom of
religion or occupation
how bout appreciation of the ability to choose what
job or corner or business you’d like to start
how about the fact hat we live in an age of the
internet that that you can learn, grow, accomplish or be
do you enjoy and appreciate the people in your life,
the relationships that support you…
or are you too consumed with the future life you’d
like to have?
the better life…the life you are trying to create…the
future vision that isn’t even real….
this reminds me of a quote from the dahlia lama…he
we ned to learn how to want what we have NOT to have
what we want in order to get steady and stable
I’ve heard this quote before but his time it made me
recognize the idea or thought that we need to LEARN how to want
what we have….
so i believe that this week id like to focus our
thoughts on yes PP#7 I choose happiness, but more importantly i wan
to focus on the action of learning to be happy…because i believe
that CHOOSING HAPPINESS IS SIMPLY LEARNING TO BE HAPPY AND GRATEFUL
WITH YOUR ACTIONS “DAILY” NOT WORDS OR A ONE TIME
I mean i have always felt it is a little weird that
people would say “I choose happiness” without backing it up with a
process, system or explanation of how to do that…so this week lets
talk specifically about how to ACTIVELY CHOOSE HAPPINESS THROUGH
YORU ACTIONS AND DAILY ACTIVITIES…
so, before i let you go i want to give you something
practical to try and think about….
I recently started reading back through a book I’ve
read before called The Happiness Equation…i highly recommend
the subtitle is the actual equation….Want Nothing + Do
Anything = Have Everything….
we will discuss this a bit more over this
but today i wanted to share with you one of the items
i pulled from this book.
ya see i have met and been around a lot of very
successful people in my life and many of them are the definition of
societies success, but they are not happy….i’ve been there…and
still am at times in my life.
the reason for this is that we (at times or often) are
seeking happiness from EXTERNAL THINGS WHEN ONLY INTERNAL THINGS
WILL BRING US HAPPINESS…sure the money, lifestyle, cars, clothes,
shoes lol will bring us some shortchanged tterm gratification but
not TRUE DEEP HAPPINESS….ONLY POSITIVE EMOTIONS WILL BRING THIS TO
as my partner robert stuberg says….WE ARE ALL SEEKING
EMOTIONS THAT THE EXTERNAL THINGS BRING US…
so the KEY IS TO FIND WAYS TO CREATE THOSE EMOTIONS
DAILY…AND WE ALL HAVE THE POWER TO DO THIS
SO…BACK TO THE BOOK…SORRY I GET OFF ON TANGENTS
I’m going to read from page 15 of the book The
Happiness Equation…then i’m going to give you 7 ways to be happy
RIGHT NOW….so hang with me a little bit longer…
READ CHAPTER 4, PAGE 15…..
So, now let me give you 7 specific ways (from the
book) that you can immediately impact your ATTITUDE NAD CREATE THE
EMOTIONAL STATE THAT GENERATES HAPPINESS. some of these you
may know but it important that you remember them, practice them and
put them into your DAILY ROUTINE….YOUR DAILY
-the american psychosomatic society published a study
showing how Michael baby and a team of doctors found tha t3 30 min
brisk walks or jogs even improve recovery from clinical
THE 20-MINUTE REPLAY
-writing for twenty minutes about a positive
experience dramatically improves happiness…why?…because you relive
the experience….think about a positive experience…journal about
it…relive it and Presto you create the emotions…
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS
-carrying out 5 random acts of kindness per week
dramatically improves happiness…it takes the focus off of you and
places it on others and makes you feel better internally….probably
they single most important thing you can do…
A COMPLETE UNPLUG
-teh only way to “fully engage in the present” is to
disconnect from the insanity going on around you…
-unplug your phone after dinner or before bed…take
time off social media or the internet when you are doing something
-flow is the state you are in when you are engaging
your Unique ability and challenging yourself.
-we’ve all experienced it but you need to align your
day so that you can block time for it more often.
-meditation is a state where you can actually require
your brain to raise your happiness levels.
-so much on this topic another time, but science has
PROVEN THE BENEFITS PRE AND POST MEDITATION..
-learning to appreciate what you have brings happiness
greater than having what you want.
-the key is to practice this…train yourself…journal,
notepad, mobile app, etc…i use gratitude app…
Those are the 7 activities you can do
I ENCOURAGE YOU…NO I CHALLENGE YOU TO DO THESE AND SEE
-they will ground you
-they will train you to focus on Happiness
-they will bring you positive benefits….without a
TRY IT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS
THATS MY THOUGHT FOR TODAY. I HOEP IT HAS
INSPIRED YOU TO DO MORE TO PRIORITIZE THE PRESENT MOMENT AND
HAPPINESS IN YORU LIFE….
This week i will continue to bring you thoughts,
strategies and tips to help you CHOOSE HAPPINESS IN YOUR