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Had a great dinner easy chicken picatta hit the spot.
Got some items returned to the store. Good to have it out of the way.
Taking it extremely easy tonight, I need a lazy no thinking break.
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I am enjoying the struggle of building a new business. If everything was easy, it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun. Some people play games or puzzles – I feel like I am playing the “game” of life and part of that is turning livelihood into prosperity. I feel SO blessed to have found my calling and get to practice it every day. I feel extremely fortunate to have such an amazing, supportive team. Today, I look not to hasten to the end but stand right in the middle of the struggle, enjoying the whole experience.
Frank Clayton LPC
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I am very, very picky about recommending books about happiness or positive psychology. At a minimum the books must be able to back up its claims with scientific evidence. Therefore my recommended reading list is only one page long. Not only did I add The Happiness Advantage to the list, but it bumped Barbara Fredrickson’s book Positivity out of the #2 slot, just behind the text we use in Happiness 101, The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky. In short, it is a fantastic book!
Though The Happiness Advantage is rife with scientifically backed information, Shawn Achor manages to present this information in fun, interesting ways. The seven principles he teaches in the book are easy to understand but even more importantly are easy to remember. Even before the last page was turned, I was using his techniques to improve my life. Let me put this into perspective for you: I am the Happy Therapist and have been teaching Happiness 101 for over three years and there was information in this book that I had never been exposed to and/or methods that had never been explained in such a direct, doable manner. I highly recommend The Happiness Advantage.
I will be referencing The Happiness Advantage a lot in the upcoming Happiness 101 class. I found that all seven principles could easily be woven into the class. The stories Achor uses to drive home his points are engaging, memorable and entertaining, making it a fun read. He is a great presenter as well. Click here to see his TED video. Whether via book, video or live presentation, I highly recommend you get a Happy, healthy dose of Shawn Achor any way you can get him.
~Frank Clayton, LPC