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    YAPClassic: Arthur Brooks, The Science of Happiness and Fulfillment

    enJuly 05, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • Applying science to increase happinessApplying scientific knowledge and changing habits can significantly increase happiness, as Harvard professor Arthur Brooks discovered after leaving his CEO job to focus on teaching and researching the science of happiness.

      Harvard professor and happiness expert Arthur Brooks, despite not naturally being a happy person, discovered the power of applying scientific knowledge and changing habits to increase happiness. He left his job as a CEO to focus on teaching and researching the science of happiness, and his methods have helped him become 60% happier. Brooks emphasizes the importance of understanding that happiness isn't just something to observe, but something that can be actively pursued. He also shares his own experience of having multiple "mini careers" and how each one built upon the skills he gained from the previous one. His work now includes teaching, writing, speaking, and researching on the science of happiness with the goal of lifting people up and bringing them together.

    • Personal Growth as a StartupView life as a personal startup, focusing on love, happiness, and emotional self-regulation for a fulfilling existence, while avoiding reliance on social media for satisfaction.

      Our lives should be viewed as our own personal startups, where we are in control of building a fulfilling and happy existence. Oprah Winfrey and the speaker met when she discovered his work in the Atlantic, leading to their collaboration on a book about happiness. The book, written for those willing to invest in improving their lives, emphasizes that love and happiness are the true currencies of personal growth. The happiness crisis in America is due in part to a reliance on social media, which can leave us feeling lonely and unsatisfied. Happiness is not a feeling, but rather a combination of enjoyment, satisfaction, and meaning. By focusing on these macronutrients and practicing emotional self-regulation, we can build a more fulfilling life.

    • Adding people and memories to happinessTrue happiness involves more than just pleasure; it includes people and memories to prevent addiction and promote enjoyment. Satisfaction is not about having more but rather wanting less and focusing on what we already have.

      True happiness goes beyond just pleasure and requires the addition of people and memories to prevent addiction and promote enjoyment. Additionally, satisfaction is not about having more but rather wanting less and focusing on what we already have. These concepts can help individuals lead happier lives despite the challenges of entrepreneurship and neurodiversity. To learn more about increasing productivity and reducing burnout as an entrepreneur, sign up for the free webinar "Keeping Your Sanity While Scaling" at youngandprofiting.co/mentalhealth.

    • Hiring Tools, Business Platforms, Personal GrowthUsing Indeed for hiring and Shopify for business can improve efficiency and success. Discovering your sense of purpose through introspection can lead to personal growth and resilience.

      Finding the right tools and resources can significantly improve the success and efficiency of your business ventures. When it comes to hiring, Indeed is a top choice due to its advanced matching engine and high-quality candidates. For starting and growing a business, Shopify is an all-in-one global commerce platform that caters to various business needs. Additionally, having a strong sense of purpose is crucial for finding meaning and direction in life, which can lead to personal growth and resilience despite challenges. To help discover your sense of meaning, consider answering two questions: why are you alive and for what would you be willing to die. These questions can serve as a starting point for a deeper exploration of your personal values and goals.

    • Hard work and discipline, Personal growthHard work and discipline are crucial for achieving great results and finding happiness. Personal growth allows us to overcome adversity and create a fulfilling life.

      Hard work and discipline are essential for achieving great results and finding happiness. The story of a man who became a farmer and then joined the Marines illustrates this idea. He found fulfillment through hard labor and serving a higher purpose. Another important concept is that happiness is a choice. A woman's experience of overcoming adversity by focusing on personal growth and independence demonstrates this idea. Despite facing challenges such as the Spanish Civil War and an unfaithful husband, she transformed her circumstances by changing herself. These stories highlight the power of hard work, discipline, and personal growth in creating a fulfilling life.

    • Emotional self-regulationPracticing emotional self-regulation through techniques like meditation, journaling, therapy, and prayer can help us move emotional experiences from the limbic system to the prefrontal cortex, allowing intentional reactions instead of impulsive ones, and gain insight into emotions' root causes.

      Understanding and managing our emotions is crucial for our overall well-being and happiness. Emotions serve as signals that something is happening, but if we don't process them properly, they can become maladaptive and even lead to mental health issues. By practicing emotional self-regulation, we can move our emotional experiences from the limbic system to the prefrontal cortex, allowing us to react intentionally instead of reacting impulsively. Techniques such as meditation, journaling, therapy, and prayer can help us achieve this. Through these practices, we can gain insight into our emotions, understand their root causes, and make conscious choices about how to respond. By observing our emotions as if they belong to someone else, we can learn from traumatic experiences and grow as individuals.

    • Webinar promotion and conversionFocus on promotion, conversion, and iteration for effective webinars. Consider using personalized financial advice services for conversion, and attend free training for promotion.

      To create effective webinars, focus on promotion, conversion, and iteration. For webinar promotion, attend the free training "Mastering webinars" presented by Pipedrive on June 19th. For conversion, consider using personalized financial advice services like Facet, which charges a flat membership fee and provides expert advice without commission fees. Regarding happiness and self-image, the speaker suggests avoiding mirrors, including digital ones like social media, to focus outward and improve overall well-being. While it's essential to present yourself professionally, the key is not to get too fixated on your image and instead focus on connecting with others.

    • Embracing uncertainty, avoiding judgmentStaying open to new experiences and avoiding judgment can broaden perspective, reduce stress, and ultimately lead to happiness. Embrace uncertainty and observe the world without judgment to find joy and fulfillment.

      Not knowing where life will take us and practicing non-judgment are essential for living a more fulfilling and joyful life. By staying open to new experiences and avoiding judgment, we can broaden our perspective, reduce stress, and ultimately find happiness. The ancient Zen Buddhist Koan about a senior monk and a junior monk illustrates this concept, emphasizing the importance of embracing uncertainty and observing the world without judgment. Additionally, the author emphasizes the significance of the four pillars of happiness: faith, family, friends, and work. Faith refers to engaging with ideas and concepts that transcend our individual selves, while family, friends, and work provide a sense of connection and purpose. Practicing gratitude is another powerful tool for substituting negative emotions and fostering a more positive outlook on life.

    • Emotional ManagementIdentifying emotional intensity and practicing gratitude can lead to improved overall well-being. Accepting and learning from negative experiences is essential for a fulfilling life. Expressing love and appreciation to those around us is an actionable step towards happiness.

      While our evolutionary tendencies may lean towards negativity and focusing on threats, it's important to consciously choose emotions like gratitude to improve our overall well-being. By taking a quiz or exercise, such as the one in Arthur Brooks' book, we can identify our emotional intensity and learn to better manage our emotions. Even though it may seem counterintuitive, accepting and learning from unhappiness and negative experiences is essential for a fulfilling life. An actionable step towards becoming more profiting tomorrow is expressing love and appreciation to those around us. The secret to profiting in life, as shared by Arthur Brooks, is to love more and not push love away in all aspects of our lives, including our work. Happiness, he emphasizes, is simply love.

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    Jenna Kutcher unexpectedly felt empty after she hit her goal of six figures as a wedding photographer. Burnt out, she cut her workload in half to reclaim her time and happiness. As a result, she reignited her creativity and inadvertently built a million-dollar business. Now, she is the ultimate entrepreneur slash mom, managing several income streams without sacrificing her peace of mind. In today’s episode, Jenna shares some actionable advice and entrepreneurial wisdom that helped her figure out her direction. Jenna Kutcher is a successful entrepreneur, digital marketing expert, and author of How Are You, Really? She hosts the top-rated Goal Digger podcast, which offers practical business advice.   In this episode, Hala and Jenna will discuss: - Turning a $300 camera into a million-dollar business - How she built a hit podcast from her spare closet - How to keep your team lean and focused - Authenticity in business and life - How perfection can turn into procrastination - When to rest and not quit - How she balances multiple income streams - The role of intuition in business success - Jenna's journey to work-life harmony - The impact of personal values on success - And other topics…   Jenna Kutcher is a successful entrepreneur, digital marketing expert, and social media influencer. She initially gained prominence as a wedding photographer, transforming a $300 Craigslist camera into a successful business. She is best known as the host of The Goal Digger podcast, a top-rated show that offers practical business advice. She is also the author of the bestselling book How Are You, Really?   Connect with Jenna: Jenna’s Website: https://jennakutcher.com/ Jenna’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennakutcher/ Jenna’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennakutcher Jenna’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennakutcher/ Jenna’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenna.kutcher/ Resources Mentioned: Jenna's Podcast, The Goal Digger: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-goal-digger-podcast/id1178704872 Jenna’s Book, How Are You, Really?: Living Your Truth One Answer at a Time: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09G6SVK5V/ LinkedIn Secrets Masterclass, Have Job Security For Life: Use code ‘podcast’ for 30% off at yapmedia.io/course.   Sponsored By: Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at youngandprofiting.co/shopify  Indeed - Get a $75 job credit at indeed.com/profiting  Facet - For a limited time Facet will waive $250 enrollment fee for new annual members! Visit facet.com/profiting for details. Kajabi - Get a free 30-day trial to start your business at Kajabi.com/PROFITING  LinkedIn Marketing Solutions - Get a $100 credit on your next campaign at linkedin.com/YAP  Airbnb - Your home might be worth more than you think. Find out how much at airbnb.com/host  More About Young and Profiting Download Transcripts - youngandprofiting.com Get Sponsorship Deals - youngandprofiting.com/sponsorships Leave a Review - ratethispodcast.com/yap Watch Videos - youtube.com/c/YoungandProfiting   Follow Hala Taha LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Instagram - instagram.com/yapwithhala/ TikTok - tiktok.com/@yapwithhala Twitter - twitter.com/yapwithhala   Learn more about YAP Media's Services - yapmedia.io/

    Jenna Kutcher: Protect Your Peace, Build Multiple Income Streams: Courses, Podcasts, Airbnb & More! | E295

    Jenna Kutcher: Protect Your Peace, Build Multiple Income Streams: Courses, Podcasts, Airbnb & More! | E295
    Jenna Kutcher left her corporate job to start a photography business. But by the time she had scaled it to six figures, she was burnt out. Bent on finding a more sustainable path, she started several side hustles. Today, she runs a multimillion-dollar empire. In this episode, Jenna reveals how she diversified her revenue streams to earn more while maintaining a balanced life. She breaks down everything, from affiliate marketing and coaching to hosting on Airbnb. Jenna Kutcher is an entrepreneur, podcaster, and online marketing expert. She hosts The Goal Digger Podcast and is the author of How Are You, Really? In this episode, Hala and Jenna will discuss: - Jenna’s transition from corporate America to entrepreneurship - The importance of protecting personal peace and family time - Scaling your business with online courses - Her system for generating seven figures through affiliate marketing - The viral post that launched Jenna’s influencer career - Why email marketing trumps social media - Jenna’s fulfilling experience with Airbnb - Running an Airbnb with your existing space - Pinterest marketing for entrepreneurs with a small following - And other topics…  Jenna Kutcher is an entrepreneur, podcaster, author, and online marketing expert who turned a $300 Craigslist camera into a seven-figure empire. She hosts The Goal Digger Podcast, which provides practical advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. She is also a successful social media influencer and author of the bestselling book How Are You, Really? Jenna works with creative entrepreneurs to build profitable, sustainable, and authentic businesses.  Connect With Jenna: Jenna’s Website: https://jennakutcher.com/  Jenna’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennakutcher/  Jenna’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennakutcher  Jenna’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennakutcher/  Jenna’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenna.kutcher/  Jenna’s Podcast, The Goal Digger Podcast:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-goal-digger-podcast/id1178704872  Resources Mentioned: Airbnb: https://www.airbnb.com   LinkedIn Secrets Masterclass, Have Job Security For Life: Use code ‘podcast’ for 30% off at yapmedia.io/course.   Sponsored By: Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at youngandprofiting.co/shopify  Indeed - Get a $75 job credit at indeed.com/profiting  Facet - For a limited time Facet will waive $250 enrollment fee for new annual members! Visit facet.com/profiting for details. Kajabi - Get a free 30-day trial to start your business at Kajabi.com/PROFITING  LinkedIn Marketing Solutions - Get a $100 credit on your next campaign at linkedin.com/YAP    More About Young and Profiting Download Transcripts - youngandprofiting.com Get Sponsorship Deals - youngandprofiting.com/sponsorships Leave a Review - ratethispodcast.com/yap Watch Videos - youtube.com/c/YoungandProfiting   Follow Hala Taha LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Instagram - instagram.com/yapwithhala/ TikTok - tiktok.com/@yapwithhala Twitter - twitter.com/yapwithhala   Learn more about YAP Media's Services - yapmedia.io/

    YAPClassic: Dean Graziosi, How Underdogs Can Turn Disadvantages into Advantages

    YAPClassic: Dean Graziosi, How Underdogs Can Turn Disadvantages into Advantages
    Dean Graziosi watched his hardworking parents struggle financially. Driven to break the cycle and create a secure, prosperous future, he turned to entrepreneurship. He started a firewood business in high school, fixed wrecked cars, and ran a tow truck company, among other ventures. By 25, he had amassed millions of dollars in real estate. By 30, he had retired his parents. In this episode, Dean shares his journey, the power of the underdog mindset, and strategies for turning adversity into success. Dean Graziosi is a renowned entrepreneur, real estate investor, and bestselling author known for his expertise in personal development. He has started or played a major role in over 14 successful companies, including the Mastermind.com platform. In this episode, Hala and Dean will discuss: - Dean's journey from humble roots to millionaire by his mid-20s - Using financial struggles as a drive to succeed - Resourcefulness over having resources - What is the Underdog Advantage? - How to adopt an underdog mindset  - Desperation as a powerful tool for persuasion - Maintaining enthusiasm and authenticity in sales - The biggest misconception in business - Why you need confidence to make sales - Overcoming the fear of failure and impostor syndrome - And other topics… Dean Graziosi is a multiple New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and educator. He has started or played a major role in over 14 successful companies, including the Mastermind.com platform. His books include Millionaire Success Habits and The Underdog Advantage. Dean’s philanthropic contributions include donating over 8,000,000 meals to Feeding America to help feed families in need, building multiple schools in Africa with the help of Village Impact, and donating $500,000 to help liberate children from human trafficking and sexual exploitation through Operation Underground Railroad. Connect with Dean: Dean’s Website: https://www.deangraziosi.com/  Dean’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deangraziosiinc/  Dean’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/deangraziosi  Dean’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deangraziosi/  Dean’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deangraziosi Dean’s Podcast, Own Your Future: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/own-your-future-with-dean-graziosi/id1085301578  Resources Mentioned:  YAP Episode #294 with Dean: https://youngandprofiting.com/dean-graziosi-its-never-been-easier-to-turn-your-passion-into-entrepreneurial-success-e294/  Dean’s Books:  The Underdog Advantage: Rewrite Your Future by Turning Your Disadvantages into Your Superpowers: https://www.amazon.com/Underdog-Advantage-Rewrite-Disadvantages-Superpowers/dp/0578568462  Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway to Wealth & Prosperity: https://www.amazon.com/Millionaire-Success-Habits-Gateway-Prosperity/dp/1401975763  LinkedIn Secrets Masterclass, Have Job Security For Life: Use code ‘podcast’ for 30% off at yapmedia.io/course.   Sponsored By: Shopify - Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at youngandprofiting.co/shopify  Indeed - Get a $75 job credit at indeed.com/profiting  Facet - For a limited time Facet will waive $250 enrollment fee for new annual members! Visit facet.com/profiting for details. Industrious - Visit industriousoffice.com and use code PROFITING to get a free week of coworking when you take a tour!   LinkedIn Marketing Solutions - Get a $100 credit on your next campaign at linkedin.com/YAP  Kajabi - Get a free 30-day trial to start your business at Kajabi.com/PROFITING    More About Young and Profiting Download Transcripts - youngandprofiting.com Get Sponsorship Deals - youngandprofiting.com/sponsorships Leave a Review - ratethispodcast.com/yap Watch Videos - youtube.com/c/YoungandProfiting   Follow Hala Taha LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Instagram - instagram.com/yapwithhala/ TikTok - tiktok.com/@yapwithhala Twitter - twitter.com/yapwithhala   Learn more about YAP Media's Services - yapmedia.io/