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By     |    Jun 9, 2010
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Happiness Project for June: Cultivating Creativity

May’s happiness project felt really great. We really did create and enjoy many happy family memories–even our first trip to Iowa to visit my Dad. It’s funny how much it takes to go from wanting to do something to actually doing something, however. Here’s what I learned last month. There is no substitute for a bit of effort. Given all that I had going on (all of us do, always), […]

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By     |    May 5, 2010
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Happiness Project for May

It’s May, which means I continue on my happiness quest one month wiser (or whatever); here are the three takeaways I have from last month. Don’t diss the incremental. Progress is progress. Even though I only made progress on two of my five critical success factors (CSFs) 20% of the days last month, the progress was still there and I officially moved out of the mode of “thinking about” into […]

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By     |    Apr 3, 2010
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Happiness Project for April

So the Happiness Project is on! I’m sure it’s psychosomatic but the past few days also happened to be some of the best days I’ve had in a while, even though I was only able to mark “Yes” for some of my five CSFs (more about that later) each day. Still, the point of this whole thing is not to stress out, it’s to make me happy by keeping me focused on things […]

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By     |    Mar 24, 2010
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Plotting My Own “Happiness Project”

In 2009, I was lucky enough to hear Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com, speak. As you might expect with a presentation titled “Delivering Happiness,” he spoke of finding meaning in lots of the typical (and, in many cases, typically vague) ways…”What could you do happily for the next 10 years, even if you never made a dime?” etc. During his talk, though, one thing in particular struck me instantly as […]

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