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The Happiness Project - A Review
I truly enjoyed this book! I am generally a positive and optimistic person and yet, it seems like I attracted the right book at the right time. If you are looking for an uplifting yet practical book to help keep you focused on the positives of life, this is the book for you.
What does this have to do with business? I believe that if you cannot be happy in your personal life, you’re going to have a difficult time finding happiness in your business life. Happiness is a personal and professional choice - what are you choosing for your life?
The Happiness Project – Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin is a great read. I was given a review copy and honestly if I hadn’t been given a copy, I would have purchased it at my favorite bookstore. Why? Because it got me thinking about how I look at my own day-to-day life – was I looking at the glass as full or not full enough?
The author, Gretchen Rubin, decided to spend a year journaling about her life, her happiness and how she could improve her level of self-satisfaction. No, her life wasn’t unhappy but she knew there were areas of improvement. She began researching happiness – from a philosophical, spiritual, medical, intellectual and even a historical prospective. Armed with facts, how-tos and strategies, she decided to document her quest for consistent and ongoing happiness.
Gretchen divided her “happiness project” into twelve subjects – one subject for each month of the year. It went something like this:
January – Boost Energy
February – Remember Love
March – Aim Higher
April – Lighten Up
May – Be Serious About Play
June – Make Time For Friends
July – Buy Some Happiness
August – Contemplate the Heavens
September – Pursue a Passion
October – Pay Attention
November – Keep a Contented Heart
December – Boot Camp Perfect
The Happiness Project is a journal into the personal, and professional, growth of a woman determined to learn, grow and become her best. I am thankful she allowed us to journey along with her.
I made notes while reading and came up with a few ideas for my own personal “happiness project.” Thank you Gretchen Rubin for many ideas and suggestions that will be supporting my own ongoing personal and professional growth. If you are ready to grow yourself and your business, The Happiness Project – Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin is a worthwhile read!
If happiness truly is a choice, what are choosing for the coming twelve months?
Come join the discussion on the Business Coach Forum and share ideas for creating your own happiness project. Let's make this a very Happy New Year! Business Coach Forum
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