Global Leadership Speaker and Premier Work-Life Balance Speaker
Speaking Information at (727) 467-0202 or e-mail

A Meaningful, Happy Life

I can give all the tips and shortcuts in the world, but unless you make up your mind to live a meaningful, happy life, you aren’t going to be happy. Unless you look inside of yourself and see someone who is worthy and wonderful, your subconscious won’t accept that you de­serve to be happy. Unless you open yourself up to it, it’s not going to happen.

It is so simple to do, but so few people make that conscious choice. They feel happiness when it shines on them, but there are a lot of times when it isn’t shining.

Is there some secret to making the sun shine?

Yes. It’s not all that hard, once you open yourself up to it. And to those cynics who ridicule happy talk, I get the cynicism. As a former investigative reporter, I used to live with cynicism and negativity because most of what we did was point out what was wrong with the world and occasionally present a way to make it right. It was important work that helped to change the status quo, prompt new laws, and change lives, but everything was always viewed through a negative, critical, cynical filter.

Most people live in a world that is generally overcast. It is so part of the norm these days, and it’s hard to escape. Believe me, before I chose to lead a happy life many years ago, I lived in an overcast world.

Eventually, I found that I really had the power to send the clouds away. I very seriously and deliberately made up my mind that I was going to be happy and poof! I was happy. In those times when the skies darken and bad things happen, that seed of optimism carries me through. Better days are coming.

You have the same right to be happy as anyone else.

Leave a Reply