Happiness starts with the daily choice of understanding and prioritizing your needs. It’s about figuring out and pursuing the connections and experiences you find fulfilling.
You won’t find happiness by trying to please everyone BEFORE taking care of yourself.
To some people, this might sound selfish. But there’s a second part to the equation:
Being in sales has been a significant part of my life for almost twelve years. I’ve sold home loans, government technology, and now, I sell my coaching services to people who’ve usually never even met me in person.
I love that part of my job. To me, selling means connecting with new people, discovering if and how I can provide value, and building great relationships together.
Relationships come with challenges that don’t exist when you’re single.
One challenge that’s particularly difficult is learning how to handle your partner spending alone time with their friends. And, in turn, learning how to handle spending time with just your friends, too.
Maybe one of you hangs out too much with others at the expense of your connection together. Maybe you or your partner spend a lot of alone time with someone of the opposite sex.
It seems like everyone I talk to hates the dating process. They go through the motions because they have to, but not usually because they’re excited about it.
They feel it’s a huge source of pain and frustration. And any time we’re forced to do something unpleasant, we begin to loathe even the thought of it.
I’ve always been a private person. I’ve never been afraid to share my intimate details but I wanted it to be with people I trust. It also had to be in the right moments.
In my previous article, I reflected on the hard choices I’ve made in my 30 years.
And one of the hardest choices for me has been giving up my anonymity with this blog. I’ve had to accept that whatever I put out to the world will now be there forever.