A few months back, I declared right here on this very website that I would be partaking on a Happiness Tour this summer.
In a whirlwind of (non)coincidences, it came to me that I was spending all my time on all the things I had to do, all the things I needed to do… and I found that it just wasn’t serving me well.
And…. at the core of what I believe, it is all energy. What you focus on, you bring more of into your life. So, when I’m focusing on digging myself out of email hell, I’m in turn generating more and more email (what I’m writing and what in turn I’m receiving.) Email is a necessary evil, but there is energy you use as you respond… and it correlates with what you get back. For whatever reason, I would fixate on the how much of whatever task I needed to do… and then get energetically buried in it. All the time. Now, I am a bit of a workaholic, so it isn’t like that scenario has vanished completely… but my outlook slowly but surely is transforming.
The place where I see the greatest impact in my life is where I’m cultivating incredibly happy things. It is hard to describe well in words…. but I’m going to do my best.
Example: The day after I declared my Happiness Tour… I got the call from Jaede/Kohl’s about the amazing whirlwind surprise trip to Milwaukee that was planned for me and my friends.
On my trip to Napa, when I was talking to my friends about the Happiness Tour and all that was happening and sharing the Kohl’s story… another brand reached out with another opportunity which I cannot wait to tell you more about in August.
And, on that same trip… there were SIGNS everywhere pointing to happiness.
And, in Milwaukee, there were even more…
Here’s what I’ve realized… Just when I think my world is the best it can be and nothing can get any better… it does.
A few years back in Nashville, I stumbled upon a speaker who said something to me that has always stuck with me. In any situation, ask yourself “How Does It Get Any Better Than This.”… and then wait. It will. But, here’s the catch: You can ask it when you REALLY need help to move things along, and you can also ask it when things are fantastic, as a phrase of gratitude.
In either situation, I promise you… your situation will improve. You do have to release control and simply ask… but the energy that comes back will be phenomenal. This I know.
Example: I have a really fun opportunity coming up with a brand – – like REALLY fun, and the initial plans fell right in the middle of all my July chaos. I had the Kohl’s trip, then my Rockstar trip for work, then I was coming home to turn it right back around for a big adventure with this new partnership.
While I was worried about making all the ends meet during this busy time, I knew that I would do whatever it took to make it happen, so I moved to that place of gratitude and “How does it get any better than this?” and counted on the fact that the universe would deliver… and it did once again.
In a surprise email, the brand team asked if I would be okay to push the dates out to August, giving me the opportunity to prepare well and not be rushed with my participation. All good things!
This summer, I will have seen all of my closest friends that are spread out all over the country in a series of weeks, I’ve traveled to the most amazing places, and I’ve had so much to be happy about… this doesn’t just happen. Seriously, I can only contribute it to this Happiness Tour and the fact that I decided to make it happen.
I’ve also been talking to my friends about starting their own HappinessTour (I’m looking at you, Brooke and Monica)… and the great thing is that it requires zero dollars from an investment perspective. It only takes seconds to set it up… and in moments, you are well on you way. And you’re all invited!!!
There are infinite amounts of happiness to go around… Seriously, think about all the people you know that aren’t using their happy. I bet I leverage some of theirs every single day! And you should, too!!!
When we look back at the energy which is prevalent in everything we do and everything we are, I realize that all it takes to accomplish your dreams… to live your happiest life… to enjoy all that you want in this world is to simply harness the energy and begin thinking in the direction of happiness.
I’m doing this… it’s working. And, it can totally work for you too.
Call it a Happiness Tour, call it a comeback, call it whatever you’d like…. but start now!
Afterall, “How Does It Get Any Better Than This?”