My purpose is to disrupt society and corporate culture to enable and empower people to pursue happiness.
I'm writing this as a straight up, no bullshit, no academic stuffiness guide to somethings that you can do to change your life and start becoming a lot happier. And I'm giving you actionable steps you can take to start doing this. Straight away.
At the start of 2014, I came out of a serious relationship and wanted to understand happiness. This started a personal mission to first learn about happiness and what influences it and what you can do to control your own happiness.
After I got to know a bit about it, I started optimizing my life.
As I optimized my life it started bothering me more and more how contradictory the things I was doing were to what modern Western culture and society had conditioned me to do.
As we live in a very competitive society with "winners" and "losers" I started thinking about what "winning" meant to me.
My definition of winning in life: to have adequate resources and be happy.
Now let's compare that to what society tells us a winner is: someone who makes a shit ton of money, has prestige and fame.
None of those things actually help improve happiness much.
Perhaps one of the reasons they don't help is because they're all just resources or tools.
One of my mates who's a pretty successful entrepreneur and is on track to being worth 9 digits before he's 30 put it quite succinctly, "money's just a tool so society's worship of it is stupid. It's like a builder jerking off to a hammer."
So essentially what I'm saying is that society's "winners" aren't actually winning.
This seems pretty stupid to me.
Oh plus less and less people are reaching the level of success to be what I'd consider a winner by society's standards.
Yep, income inequality is getting worse America. No, this is not a good thing.
They say life's a game so why don't we play a game where more people can win and winning actually makes your life better?
#ImplementThis: Don't hate the player, CHANGE the game.
I'm working on changing the game, want to come play on my team?
So if money is just a resource instead of being something that should be worshiped does this mean that it's not important?
Not at all. We need money to live. We also need money for a lot of things that do make our lives better and us happier.
But if we start thinking of money as a resource then we can start giving it a better value. We can get smart about it.
We can realize that it generally requires other resources - using skills to provide value, investing time and expending energy to make money.
Then we can start working on maximizing our ROI. Making money often follows the laws of diminishing returns.
#ImplementThis: Figure out how much other resources you're investing in making money and when you're investing a higher rate than the money you're receiving in response is worth it.
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