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The Daily Echo: The Happiness Advantage… November 22, 2017

November 22, 2017

Happiness and Advantage???? Most of us think Happiness is a reward for success or hard work. We almost don’t allow ourselves to be happy “UNTIL” we achieve a certain degree of “success”… The formula is actually backwards. Motivations speakers like Zig Ziglar, Ed Foreman, and Norman Vincent Peale were on to something when they continually spoke about attitude and happiness. Take a listen today to Shawn Achor again as we continue Happiness Week on the Echo.

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The Daily Echo: Remember Happiness is a CHOICE. November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017

I have decided to spend this week’s echo’s on HAPPINESS…. I believe Happiness is what we all want in life. In our pursuit of happiness we can get lost along the way. Happiness at times is like the mirage in a desert. We think that “THING” will bring us happiness and once we get there we realize that “THING” didn’t change our happiness all that much. Shawn Achor is one of my favorite’s on the echo. He is the GURU of scientific studies on Happiness. I think his TedTalk should be a prerequisite for everyone. Take time to listen. For those of you who think your genetic makeup relinquishes you to an unhappy life think again. The science may shock you.

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The Daily Echo: “The Deadly Comparison Game” November 18, 2017

November 19, 2017

Win/Lose, Compare/Compete, ME…. These “emotional cancer’s” are alive and well in most of us. We define our Value and worth by looking around to see if we are “Winning” the game of life. How is the score tabulated? The cars we drive, homes we live in, and all the things in life that count as victories or validation. Most who play this game find that winning is often temporary and devoid of true happiness. We can always look around and find someone with more things. If we keep score that way we often find ourselves upset, resentful, and ungrateful. We sometimes will find ways to anesthetize that pain. Some will use alcohol, drugs, or just hide. What we fail to realize is the pain inflicted upon those who love us the most. My Keynote speech at the Live Passion Driven Conference is my own personal story. It was painful to share and much more painful to experience. I hope by sharing my story it can help someone realize the path of Win/Lose, Compare/Compete, ME leads only to unhappiness and disappointment. As we begin to acknowledge these unhealthy habits of thinking, we then, can begin to change.

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The Daily Echo: Where did all the Happiness go? November 17, 2017

November 17, 2017

Shawn Anchor shares today why happiness is fleeting in the world we live in today. For so many of us we define happiness as a condition. When and IF this or that occurs THEN I can be happy. On today’s episode he explains how to understand how we can learn and develop habits that allow you and I to be happy much more frequently. Happiness is a choice not a condition. Take a listen.

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The Daily Echo: Conquering Mt. Entrepreneur.. November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017

The “Freedom” of being an entrepreneur has it’s challenges. Wouldn’t it be great to have a manual to help traverse that journey. Well now you have one. Dave Blanchard’s seminal work “Equanimity: Conquering Mr. Entrepreneur guides and directs you on that path. If your expecting “magic beans” and shortcuts you might want to continue on the path that leads to the same place you keep ending up. As Dave shares in this instant classic….. There are NO Shortcuts, however we can all learn the painful lessons other’s have learned and travel a safer road. Take time to watch todays short echo and begin your own journey.

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The Daily Echo: How to BE HAPPY :) November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017

When we realize HAPPINESS is not a destination but a way of life we will begin to find happiness more in our lives. How can we be happy or happier? On today’s echo Brendon shares some great insights on simple things you and I can do. Take time to listen……….. THEN try some of these things.

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