Amazing Life Lesson #11 Money does not equal happiness   More than 80% of the responses to our survey on self-improvement-lounge.com indicated that lack of (or insufficient) money was the biggest challenge faced today. This is a scenario many face, and one I have struggled with before. Let’s look at this from a different point of view. Many of my coaching clients initially believed the biggest roadblock to happiness was lack of money. So did I. The answer to the biggest roadblock to more money is not enough happiness. Again…the biggest roadblock to more money is not enough happiness. This answer hurts – and makes the problem even bigger for many! But in reality this answer creates amazing opportunities in your life! I hear it all the time: "How can I be happy when I am struggling to pay the bills?" And quite simply the solution is "choose to be […]

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For years I have been writing about happiness. What it is, where to find it, how to keep it, and how to share it. The more time goes by, the more certain I am happiness is what we all really want. And I also believe the more we all tie happiness to having money, the less happy we will be. Speaking only for myself now – I feel the most alive and happy when I am super excited about a new project, goal or  journey. There is something extremely attractive in a new challenge. When we built our first sailboat. When we built the horse farm we currently live on. When I went to sea for the first time. When I took the engineer crew position on a 165 foot mega yacht in Acapulco Mexico. When I joined the Navy and to serve on nuclear submarines. When I met my […]

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