Practicing Happiness

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Why Practice Happiness?

A fantastic question. Why practice happiness?  Happiness, like contentment and joy is a state that you can actively work toward, or cross fingers and hope it happens . As anyone in a long term marriage knows, it's better to work on it than expect it to just happen magically. It works the same way with longterm happiness.

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The Benefits of Practicing Happiness

In 2018, I wrote a book called Personal (R)evolution. The book was based on my years of experince as a personal coach. I created this book to be a DIY coaching guide if you wanted to get the benefits of working with a personal coach without hiring a personal coach. It became an Amazon bestseller as soon as it launched.

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In this book, I shared frameworks, ideas and exercises: tried and true tools that helped thousands of clients achieve success year after year.

In Chapter 1 of Personal (R)evolution I share the best way to go  about about setting a SMART goal and in Chapter 2 I share my Whole Life Model, which I encourage readers to use to confirm that the goal they think they want to pursue is in fact the right goal to pursue at this time.

Practicing Happiness was the main idea of Chapter 3. In fact, the chapter is called "C'mon Get Happy" (a nod to those of you who remember the Partridge Family TV show theme song. Have a listen. It makes me happy, how about you?

A Growth Mindset

Over the last two decades, I found that clients are far more likely to achieve their goals it they are in a growth mindset. And in fact, there is significant research that demonstrates an growth mindset is critical for, well, growth. An open mindset is a creative mindset, and the ideas and tactics that clients are able to conceive and pursue have far more momentum when they are happy (and therefore open) than not.

Happiness is the prerequisite that my clients need in order to pursue their ambition.

Feels a little chicken and egg, doesn't it? You may expect happiness to be the result of a powerful coaching engagement, not a prerequisite. In fact, it is both.

It's a lot easier to get where you want to go (and the trip is way more fun) if you have the proper mindset for traveling before the travels begin.

Shall we?

Your Guide to Practicing Happiness

To follow, I will share information about C',mon Get Happy, Chapter 3 of Personal (R)evolution. If you complete the form to the right, you can join my newsletter list and receive your very own copy of Chapter 3 of my book (in your inbox, like now).

So you can go head and fill out the form below now, or keep reading to learn more about the chapter.

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Willpower Vs. Ease

In this section of the chapter, I talk about "powering through" change. Willing the change, white knuckling the change. "I have to do this, I must do this, I WILL do this." We fatigue on willpower as we grit and go. Whether it's days, weeks or hours, and some point everyone hits their "f*** it" moment, and that willpower is gone.

Instead of using willpower as our energy source, I show you how to allow happiness and ease to fuel the change you seek.

Take runners for example. I was a sprinter. Always was, always will be. My neighbor was a gorgeous long distance runner. She was a gazelle, I was a explosive pouncer. Still am. That's just how I wa built. Thick thighs and a muscular posterior. I have twin sons -- one seems like he can run for miles without breaking a sweat and the other hates a lengthy hike, but wins awards for his sprinting. It's just how you're made.

But happiness is different. We can goose the system with the right exercises so that instead of willing yourself to do it, you just do it.

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The Science Of Happiness

In this section, I share more about happiness science pioneers like Martin Seligman and Shawn Achor.

For the clinical work I do, I stand on the shoulders of giants and respect and admire the thinking and research that these (and other) pioneers in the field of positive psychology and happiness have created for us.

Viva social science! And viva the Greater Good Science center, who continues to contribute significantly to this field.

I thank the scientists who pursue and share knowledge so that I can support my clients to make significant life changes with ease and grace.

Ready to learn more about practicing happiness? Complete the form on this page, and receive your copy of this chapter.

Demonstrating The Case For Happiness

Ellen Langer conducted some of the most powerful research in the field of mindset change. A quick YouTube video for her name will send you down a jaw-dropping rabbit hole toward some wild science experiments she did. Let's just say that she made time travel a reality forty years ago.

She makes a powerful case for neuroplasticity and the idea that you can purposefully influence your psychology and physiology if you dare.

Please dare! Scroll down, fill out the form, receive the ebook (my C'mon Get Happy chapter from Personal (R)evolution) and see how you can mind travel to new places.

Next up, I'll share (OK, I'll tease) four examples of the types of exercises you'll find in this chapter of Personal (R)evolution.

The “Three Good Things” Exercise

The "Three Good Things" exercise is probably the most popular happiness tool I suggest to clients. I've shared this at corporate seminars, with parenting groups and more. It's great for families and can be enjoyed at any age.

This exercise helps you capture the cream of your day -- the very best parts of your day and relive them. By doing this, you create a stronger memory, and get to live the "greatest hits" of your day a second time. Think of it as the highlight reel of your day, your year, your life!

Complete the form below and receive a copy of my best happiness practices.

Download Ebook Now

Get your free copy of "Whole Life Model" by filling out a simple form.

Willpower Vs. Ease

In this section of the chapter, I talk about "powering through" change. Willing the change, white knuckling the change. "I have to do this, I must do this, I WILL do this." We fatigue on willpower as we grit and go. Whether it's days, weeks or hours, and some point everyone hits their "f*** it" moment, and that willpower is gone.

Instead of using willpower as our energy source, I show you how to allow happiness and ease to fuel the change you seek.

Take runners for example. I was a sprinter. Always was, always will be. My neighbor was a gorgeous long distance runner. She was a gazelle, I was a explosive pouncer. Still am. That's just how I wa built. Thick thighs and a muscular posterior. I have twin sons -- one seems like he can run for miles without breaking a sweat and the other hates a lengthy hike, but wins awards for his sprinting. It's just how you're made.

But happiness is different. We can goose the system with the right exercises so that instead of willing yourself to do it, you just do it.

Go ahead, complete the form above to learn more.

The Science Of Happiness

In this section, I share more about happiness science pioneers like Martin Seligman and Shawn Achor.

For the clinical work I do, I stand on the shoulders of giants and respect and admire the thinking and research that these (and other) pioneers in the field of positive psychology and happiness have created for us.

Viva social science! And viva the Greater Good Science center, who continues to contribute significantly to this field.

I thank the scientists who pursue and share knowledge so that I can support my clients to make significant life changes with ease and grace.

Ready to learn more about practicing happiness? Complete the form on this page, and receive your copy of this chapter.

Demonstrating The Case For Happiness

Ellen Langer conducted some of the most powerful research in the field of mindset change. A quick YouTube video for her name will send you down a jaw-dropping rabbit hole toward some wild science experiments she did. Let's just say that she made time travel a reality forty years ago.

She makes a powerful case for neuroplasticity and the idea that you can purposefully influence your psychology and physiology if you dare.

Please dare! Download this chapter and see how you can mind travel to new places. Just fill out the form in the many links on this page.

Next up, I'll share (OK, I'll tease) four examples of the types of exercises you'll find in this chapter of Personal (R)evolution.

The “Three Good Things” Exercise

The "Three Good Things" exercise is probably the most popular happiness tool I suggest to clients. I've shared this at corporate seminars, with parenting groups and more. It's great for families and can be enjoyed at any age.

This exercise helps you capture the cream of your day -- the very best parts of your day and relive them. By doing this, you create a stronger memory, and get to live the "greatest hits" of your day a second time. Think of it as the highlight reel of your day, your year, your life!

Complete the form on this page and receive a copy of my best happiness practices.

Finding Awe

This exercises takes you through the steps of meditating on something particularly awesome. A flower, a tree, a person, skydiving, your thumb. These is so much extraordinariness around us. Even that word is rather awesome. Extra ordiary. More ordinary than usual. A little extra ordinary becomes that which is beyond, the extraordary!

See, just some trippy word play like that is what finding awe is about. Fill out the form on this page, join my newsletter and find out how you can cultivate awe within yourself to engage in a deeper happiness practice.

Silencing Your Inner Critic

Critics tend to be loud. And we tend to here criticism at a ratio of 10x to the praise we hear. Think about that. The critical comments and voices are TEN TIMES louder than positive words of praise.

So we can try to self amplify the good, or we can quiet the critic.

Join my newsletter by filling out the form on this page, download the happiness chapter of my book, and learn how to quiet your inner critic.

My Best Self

The final happiness exercise in the chapter is called My Best Self. This exercised gives you the opportunity to think about a version of yourself that you'd like to create.

And -- spoiler alert -- sometimes the best version of yourself is the self you already are! Wouldn't that be a nice surprise. Don't change a thing, just change your mindset. And love and adore your existing self into better being.

Learn more about how to do this by joining my newsletter list and downloading a copy of this chapter. Just fill out any form on this page.

You Can Practice Happiness

I hope that you've enjoyed this information about practicing happiness. I believe that to prepare yourself for change, you need to accept where you are and believe that change is possible.

I have helped thousands of people make significant changes in their lives over the last twenty years, and I'd like to help you enjoy your life more as well.

Whether your in transition, interesting in living in concert with your values, or changing careers, I'd like to support you as you pursue the life you want.

Whether our relationship is through my newsletter, books or with a coaching program, let's continue this conversation! Complete the form below and let's keep in touch!

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