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{A Sprinkle of Fairy Dust}

 

Happiness is an Inside Job

 

Hello Beautiful

YES, you beautiful, reading this I’m talking to you. How are you doing?  Are you feeling happy?  Really happy?  Really, really happy?

I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness lately and wanting more of it regularly.  Sometimes happiness seems to elude me.  YES I understand it is a choice yet, being human and accepting myself, flaws and all is better than beating myself up for not making the choice to be happy.  But it gets better, I’ve discovered that when I measure my happiness against something external I’m generally not very happy. ( I know, it’s genius right!)

For instance, I find happiness with my coaching and teaching work, loving what I do and most times I’m feeling pretty great about that.  Rather than leaving it there and enjoying it, as I should which always makes me feel good, sometimes I look around at what others are doing and begin to compare (measure externally) my work, it’s impact and wonder, is what they are doing making them happier me?  Is that why they have more followers, more fans and a bigger presence online?  Or if I achieve that visibility online will I be happier?

Then thankfully the wiser me steps in and reminds me “Happiness is an Inside JOB!”

Truth be told I believe that we are ALL happiest when we’re doing something we LOVE, and that happiness isn’t measured by the amount of fans or dollars we have. Happiness is something personal, something that can’t be measured by someone or something else.  I have three children, each finds happiness doing different things and their happiness is best seen they are doing things they ENJOY.  Just like you and me!

I hope this week’s Sprinkle of Fairy Dust finds you happy and doing lots of things you love.  I’ve written a new blog post about happiness,  please stop by and take a peak.  If you like it, please post a comment and feel free to share it with others.  Let’s spread happiness far and wide.

Please remember what my wise woman said “Happiness is an Inside JOB!”

Here’s to each of us being our own individual versions of happy and getting happy all over the place…………..

 

Love and light,

 

 

 

Michelle Spalding
Fairy Godmother

 

 

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The Happy Secret to Better Work

Several years ago I came across a video on TED by Shawn Achor titled “The Happy Secret to Better Work”.  As a soulful entrepreneur I’m always on the look out for soulful business ideas and the title intrigued me.  After viewing it 4 times, I knew this was something that I had to share with the team.

After the team watched it we all accepted the calling to be, as Shawn put it, “Unaverage”. Happy

“If we study what is merely average, we will remain merely average.” Shawn Achor

In Shawn’s studies of people in the workplace, he found that only 25% of their job success is predicated by their IQ. That 75% of it relates to optimism levels, social support, and their ability to see stress as a challenge instead of a threat.

Our focus is wrong, he tells us that it simply…… {Click here to continue reading|}

 

MichelleSpalding.comMeet Your Fairy Godmother

Michelle Spalding, Fairy Godmother, is the founder of Extraordinary Business Extraordinary Life, LLC an international coaching and consulting company specializing in helping soulful entrepreneurs create extraordinary businesses and live extraordinary lives.

In addition to working with private clients around the world, Michelle also teaches group training programs, runs a local business networking group called Illuminate Together and hosts a weekly radio show where she interviews soulful entrepreneurs.

She lives with her family in sunny Central Florida and enjoys the adventures of traveling the world.