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The BeHappy! Newsletter, Issue #041
August 23, 2017
Creating A HAPPIER WORLD Day-by-Day
I’m Jimmy, and my mission is to improve your life dramatically by making it a bit happier - or, better yet, a lot happier - everyday.
I am a doctor, corporate executive, entrepreneur, author, and speaker. My wife (Jill), our 10-year-old daughter (Joie), our 7-year-old daughter (Jae), and our 3-year old golden retriever (Jessy) live in Tampa Florida (most of the time).
Through this newsletter, my website (BeHappy101.com), my books, E-Coaching, and other BeHappy! products, I am committed to improving the lives of as many people as possible. So, I would love to hear from you on how your life has changed by using the BeHappy! system, or how I can help improve your life more by making the system even better. Just click here to contact me and I’ll respond to you personally as soon as possible – or just give me your happiness tips, comments, suggestions, stories, or thoughts to share with others.
Here’s to your happiness and to having the kind of life you want to have!
BeHappy! my friends
INTRODUCTION for new subscribers
(prior subscribers – skip down to the “Happiness Facts” section)
The purpose of this newsletter is to provide a regular and consistent supplement to the action-oriented process found within my website - www.behappy101.com - and in my book, BeHappy!
It is intended to make a powerful contribution to the amount of joy and fulfillment in your daily life by providing regular tools, reminders, and strategies to:
This is far beyond a “How To” concept. It is rather a “Do” system, which, when used in conjunction with the BeHappy! book and The Happiness Academy (coming later this year), helps create your own personal “Happiness Plan” for your life. If you want a template or “blueprint” for this Happiness Plan, click here and you can get it free.
Also, make sure to get my free “Happiness Formula” Video Course just by clicking on the link in the box above or just click here. It will change your whole perspective on happiness – and on life in general.
Since my goal is to help make people happier, though, it’s best to first get my book, BeHappy! to use along with the Happiness Plan template, the video course and the website to achieve maximum benefit (yes, that’s partly a sales pitch — but it’s true).
So, I'm making it a "no-brainer" for you to get
a FREE copy right now as a gift from me...
Just click on the "Order FREE Now" button below and I'll sign one for you and send it out right away!
And you'll also get a FREE copy of the two ebooks,
"BeHappy! at Work" and "A Guide to Healthy Living".
The BeHappy! Newsletter
Well, as I mentioned above, it has been over a year since the last edition of this newsletter. That edition was all about dealing with adversity, and one of the main ways to do that is to be grateful – truly grateful – for everything in our lives.
Are you grateful? Have you used the ways explained in the newsletter (and on the
For now, though, let's get to the topic for this edition...
Back to Basics: What is Happiness FOR YOU?Since this is the first edition of the BeHappy! Newsletter in a while, I thought it would be best to get back to basics.
Since most people in our world are not truly happy (or at least not as happy as possible), I thought it would be good to get to the one of the fundamental reasons for this. That fundamental reason relates to the fact that, before we can be happy we must know what would make us happy. I call it our own personal “Definition of Happiness”.
Your Definition of Happiness is not a personal mission statement or declaration of your purpose in life. It is much more basic and self-focused. It simply means answering the question: what would make you a happy person if your life included everything in your personal Definition of Happiness? And there is no right or wrong definition. This is about you, your values, your passions, your purpose in life, and your identity. All these are key foundational parts of the "process" to true life-long happiness.
The main requirement is that your personal Definition of Happiness states your true feelings and includes everything required for you to be as happy as possible.
What It Takes...
Everyone has some idea of what it would take (the "criteria") for true happiness.
I have found that it is best to not have too many or too few criteria required for your happiness. For example, if you have only one criterion for happiness, and it doesn’t work out as planned, it will be unlikely that you’ll be able to be as happy as possible. So, for example, if your Definition of Happiness was simply to "become wealthy", you could never be truly happy if you didn’t become wealthy for some reason. This could be part of your definition, but it should not be your entire definition.
Similarly, if there are too many criteria for you to meet in your definition, it might be difficult to meet all the criteria and get them all aligned, so you will likely not achieve maximum happiness either.
I go through several chapters on how to create your personal Definition of Happiness in my book, BeHappy! (get a free autographed copy sent to your home or office by clicking here - and I'll send you two free ebooks as well).
Here are the basic guidelines for creating your personal Definition of Happiness:
Go to the “Actions” section below to find out how to determine it for yourself so you can maximize your chances of being truly happy in life. You can also check out the "recommended reading" at the bottom of this newsletter. SO READ ON...
BeHappy! ACTIONS TO TAKE UNTIL THE NEXT ISSUE OF THIS NEWSLETTER
Like everything in life, the old saying, “practice makes perfect” also applies to happiness. By using the tools and concepts in the book, BeHappy! - and applying the principles found at BeHappy101.com and in this bi-monthly newsletter - you'll get the coaching and the “practice” you need to lead the happiest possible life.
It takes daily action to get “perfect” at it, though.
So, if you have read previous editions of The BeHappy! Newsletter you know that every issue provides some simple action-oriented exercises for the next two months (until the next edition of the newsletter) which relate to the main subject of this edition of the newsletter to help make happiness a habit.
Just a few minutes of focus every day and you’ll be laying the foundation for the happiest possible life - both for yourself and for those you love.
If you do these things, I can promise you’ll notice a big difference in the quality of your life.
You will BeHappy!
Actions for the next 60 days:
Take these actions over the next sixty days and by the time you receive the next edition of the BeHappy! Newsletter, you will have made great strides toward a happier, healthier, and more fulfilled life.
Actions to Take:
OK, here is what you need to do to establish your true Definition of Happiness.
1. Firstly, write down everything you can think of that you feel either makes you happy now or that could make you happy in the future if it was part of your life. As you contemplate your own requirements for happiness, consider questions like:
• Is money, wealth, or the things money can buy or do important?
• Is having a purpose or contributing something to the world a factor?
• Is happiness related to your children in some way?
• What role, if any, does personal growth play in your ability to be happy?
• What role, if any, does your career play in your ability to BeHappy!?
• Are relationships in general – or specific relationships - critical to your happiness?
• What about fun, variety, adventure, or travel?
• What are your talents and are you using them?
The most important thing about creating your definition is that it must be your definition. It must fit you and be meaningful to you. After you write something down, you should even feel some emotion when you read it (if it is truly part of your true Definition of Happiness), because once you have achieved a life totally consistent with your definition, nothing can make you unhappy, regardless of the difficulties and challenges you experience in your life.
2. Secondly, right now, get my Definition of Happiness Creator by clicking here or on the "Get Instant Access" button in the banner below (and I'll send you 2 great FREE ebooks as a gift from me). The Definition of Happiness Creator will guide you through a process that will help you determine what happiness really means to you. Then, once you have your definition, you’ll be ready to take the next steps to achieve a life a true and total happiness.
So, click on the "Get Instant Access" button below now...
That’s it for now. Do these two things and by the time you get your next edition of the newsletter, you will have a clear understanding of what will make you totally happy in life. With this, you can start to do whatever is necessary to create the life you need to be totally happy.
BeHappy! my friends
Finally, for more help in learning about what happiness means to you, check out some of the recommended reading here...
Orange Circle Studio 17-Month 2018 Monthly Pocket Planner, Do More of What Makes You Happy!
What Makes You Happy Participant's Guide: It's Not What You'd Expect
Discover Yourself: Find Your Strengths and What Makes You Happy (who am I, know thyself, know me, how to feel great, discover your genius, self esteem, what makes us tick)
The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does
And, once again, if you haven’t yet read my foundational book, BeHappy! there is now NO EXCUSE since you can get a FREE autographed copy just by clicking on the "Order FREE Now!" button below (and you’ll also get A Guide to Healthy Living and Be Happy at Work as free gifts, too).
I have made it a no-brainer by setting aside some copies to give away to my loyal subscribers and visitors to my website. So get your FREE COPY now by clicking on the "Order Free Now!" button here...
So until the next edition of The BeHappy! Newsletter...
Thanks for being a loyal subscriber!
BeHappy! my friends
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I'm Jimmy, the founder and creator of this site and the whole BeHappy! system. My life's purpose is to be a positive, creative force for health and happiness and through this website, my books, coaching, and happiness-building programs, I intend to help as many people as possible live their happiest possible lives.
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