Category Archives for Happiness

9 Months Post-Fired: No Worries!

Nine months after being fired, and two words best express my sentiment: NO WORRIES! Despite the loss of  my income, my net worth actually increased. Life is sweet!

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5 Fun Things about Turning 55

Aging has its perks, and turning 55 offers a moment of reflection. Here are 5 fun things about turning 55. It’s time to celebrate!

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Month 7 of Freedom: The Irony of Self-Confinement

Here’s my 7 month report of life beyond the office. I’ve created a dysfunctional approach to entrepreneurship that demands a redesign.

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3 Months Post-Fired: Can’t Stop the Happiness!

Three months after being fired, I’ve experienced a new “high.” Not only has my net worth increased, I’ve created a new business that I am passionate about and have experienced unprecedented levels of freedom and happiness.

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The Secret Relationship Between Time and Happiness

Time management tools, the science of timing, and understanding the tradeoff between time and money can lead to real happiness.

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5 Things I Didn’t Expect after Being Fired

Being fired isn’t so horrible if you’ve reached a stage of financial security. But 5 things in particular have surprised me.

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How a Fictional Character Saved my Life

Suicide rates in America are at record levels. I came close to being among the statistics. But I clung to a sliver of  hope and created a fictional character that helped me escape into a better world.

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Hello, this is the Universe Speaking…Take a Chance!

How do you deal with big changes in your life? You can learn a lot from the Change Cycle. And stop and listen to the Universe…it might have the answers you’ve been seeking!

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And the Word of the Day Is … Discombobulated

Sudden semi-retirement and living alone has thrown me for a loop! Discombobulated sums up my current state of mind. So I’ll be taking steps to stay connected socially and to bring routine back into my life.

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Surprise! Early Retirement is Here…Kinda…Sorta

What happens when you lose your job in your 50s? If you’ve prepared well, you can enter the world of S-FIRE (Semi-Financially Independent and Retired Early).

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Is Kindness for Suckers? An Historical Snapshot of Kindness in America

A snapshot of  American history from 1873 to 2018 shows the duality of kindness.  No good deed goes unpunished. Kindness is rewarded. Kindness kills. You can never be too kind. So is kindness for suckers?

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How a Month of Vacation Led me to 30-Day Challenges

For the first time ever, I took a full month of vacation. Surprisingly, a bit of despair set in as I returned to the office. So I created 30-Day Challenges to perk up my life, instill better habits, and inspire others.

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