Have you heard the story of the CEO who spent the first half of his career getting rich, and then spent the second half trying to pay off his ex-spouses and buy his health back?
Financial success means very little if you're not happy. In fact, there is evidence that very wealthy people overall are the least happy people in America. While having enough money is an important source of happiness, perhaps very wealthy folks spend too much time pursuing money to the detriment of the other three major sources of happiness.
Here are the first 5 of my top 10 happiness recommendations for leaders:
1. Overall happiness depends on a balance between the 4 major sources of happiness: a) a caring relationship with yourself, b) caring relationships with others, c) work you love doing, and d) enough money to pay your bills with some left over for having fun.
2. Take good care of your physical and mental health–if you don’t feel good, then nothing else matters.
3. People often underestimate how powerful their environment is in how many options they have and how happy they feel (The Fundamental Attribution Error). The situations you put yourself in and the people you spend your time with either make you happier or unhappier.
4. Focus on the positive and on what you can control, and let go of the rest; i.e., resign as Master of the Universe.
5. The best you can do is the best you can do–when you know better, then you can do better.
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