What do Jesus, Jason and Friday the 13th have in common?
Listen and find out.
Special thanks to www.lindseylouphotos.com for the really cool Jason meets Happy Life photo. It's creepy and rocks at the same time.
Here's the link for the Stuart Edge video I talked about;
In this episode I talk about a valuable lesson I learned from my friend's wonderful kids the other night.
You've probably heard the statement "the only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys" before. In this episode, we will tweak that quote a little and then take it out for a little spin as we take a trolley ride to happy. Follow this simple yet powerful tip, and the larger and scarier things in your life will diminish as the happy in your life increases.
Special thanks to James Kocian for the use of his original music "Still A Kid" and "Another Perfect Day" Check out more of his music here https://soundcloud.com/james-kocian)
I like me. I like me not. I like me. I like me not. Have you ever felt that way? Some moments you love who you are and then some days you can't bear to look in the mirror. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. I was there recently. You know, I think that sometimes it's not that we dislike ourselves, it's that we dislike where we are at. For instance, no one expects anyone to be happy about a hurricane, but we can find happy in the midst of one.
In this episode we're roadtrippin' with Stevo. Coming to you from my friend's Toyota FJ in the Mountains of Southern California. What am I doing there? Painting. Why am I painting in the mountains of California and how do I feel about it? Listen and find out.
"Have you ever thought that happy life is for somebody else? That you're never going to attain it?" Or have you ever felt "If I could just attain that, I'd be happy? If I could get that person's money. If I could have that person's job. If I could get that person's life somehow, then I'd be happy." Or, "if I could get rid of this part of my life. If I could get rid of this part of my personality. If I could get rid of this negative situation that's going on, then I could be happy."
I'm very excited to be able to finally talk about an exciting new concept I've been mentioning in the last several episodes. I would also love your input on it. If you share your opinion, you'll receive a special shout out in an upcoming episode.
For all of you that have been hit by hurricanes the last couple weeks, our hearts and prayers go out to you. Maybe you are going through a personal hurricane currently. Our hearts go out to you as well. We had a podcast already planned out for this week, but really wanted to send out one that would encourage those who have lost so much the last couple weeks. If there was ever a time we need some happy it is now. Please listen and be encouraged, and if you know of anyone else who could really use some hope or encouragement, please share and let's spread some happy.
Special thanks to James Kocian for the use of his original music "Still A Kid", "Another Perfect Day" and "Mission" Check out more of his music here https://soundcloud.com/james-kocian)
I don't know about you, but I've found that when someone pushes me, (whether it's physical, emotional, verbal etc.) I find myself wanting to push back...real bad! Question is, are you in charge of your emotions, or are your emotions in charge of you? Because emotions love to bully us around. You will find that if you stand up to your emotions, they will back down and change their tune real fast. This is important to our happy because you can't plant sadness and then harvest happiness, just like you can't plant corn and expect strawberries. It's impossible. So plant happy and you'll harvest happy.
Happy Labor Day everyone! Here is something you should celebrate, even though not many think about celebrating it.
Special thanks to James Kocian for the use of his original music "More Beautiful" Check out more of his music here https://soundcloud.com/james-kocian)
Have you ever found yourself winning only to realize you lost? You were so focused on something right in front of you that you forgot the reason you started that thing or process in the first place? Having the start of the NFL season right around the corner, I found myself in the mood to podcast about it. Sometimes grabbing Happy is as easy as letting go of sadness. I had a defensive coordinator of a state championship football team tell me, that he tells his defensive linemen to strike, press, extend and then shed the offensive lineman. He told me that sometimes his linemen stay engaged with their opponent too long. They get too involved. They're in their lane, fighting and winning their assignment but in the long run miss the quarterback altogether. I think this is true in life as well. We're doing our job, and we have an opportunity to become the hero. We just have to disengage the sadness and sack the happy. Let go of our opponent. Stop focusing too much on the obstacle in front of us. And then simply reach out and sack the Happy. After all, it's a little difficult to grab one thing when you're holding on to another. Everyone faces opposition. We can't ignore that (unless we prefer to lose in life). However, we can focus on the obstacle, opponent, failure, negativity too much. It's pretty easy to do (for me anyways). Sometimes all the enemy of our souls, all the sadness of our life has to do to win, is to get us to focus too much on the problems and obstacles right in front of us.
I'm baaaaack. Have you missed me?
How is one supposed to handle evil? Put our head in the sand, or lace up the gloves and fight back? I think this episode is very timely due to the events that happened in Charlottesville this last week. There seems to be so much evil and hatred in the world today. People of all opinions are talking about it. Have you perused Facebook lately? Maybe you've even quit Facebook due to these posts so rudely overtaking our news-feeds. Whatever happened to what we had for dinner last night? (Which, honestly might be the only plus side of it all actually lol). Seriously though, of all the people fighting this evil and hatred, I haven't seen too many fighting it the way we're going to talk about it in this episode, which is too bad since it's actually the best and most successful way to fight evil and hate. It should be, since God Himself created, as well as endorses it. So what is the best way to fight evil, hatred, negativity, etc? This advice, if followed, will not only begin to push back the tide of evil and hate, it will also increase our happy and decrease our sad in the midst of it all!
I understand a lot of people saying they are quitting or are planning on quitting Facebook due to all of the negative and angry posts, however, I think there is a better and a more powerful way. Listen and let's change this world and spread some happy along the way. In fact, if this post makes sense to you, why not spread it on your social media? Why not spread other fun, positive, inspiring and happy posts? Watch and start with the YouTube link below.
Links used or talked about in this episode
Back in Seattle BACK IN SEATTLE AGAIN" by Fred Koller & Stephen Trombley
School assembly speaker Brook Gibbs youtu.be/Vv6XJ7zp7J4
What do you do when "life has killed the dream I dream"? Or, when "the tigers come at night...tear your hope apart and turn your dream to shame"? "I find it interesting, as well as sad, that the only time we talk about broken dreams, or our agonizing doubts that they will ever become a reality, are when they are a thing of the past and never a thing of our present." I think it's sad that we never talk about our broken dreams until we've already accomplished and conquered them, and never when we are in the brokenness of them. Talking about our broken and unmet dreams is precisely what helps us accomplish them. Dreams, just like Happy Life, are meant to be accomplished together.
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