Greg Jacobson, International speaker, corporate trainer and best-selling author, was the featured guest on a recent episode of Influencers Radio show sharing his philosophy on the concept of happiness and five changes that he believes will improve anyone’s life.
Jacobson has achieved many things in his life, from directing and producing award-winning documentaries, to selling high-end real estate in luxury markets in California, and starting businesses that have generated over $30 million annually in gross profits including a company worth $100 million.
After a hectic, high producing life, Jacobson took a ten-year sabbatical, traveling around the world and spending time with his family. He put much thought and focus into growing and contributing to others. The result is his best-selling book, Think Yourself Happy: Five Changes in Thinking That Will Immediately Improve Your Life.
During the interview, Jacobson explains the distinction between how to happily achieve versus how to achieve happiness. According to Jacobson, “It’s about clarity – clarity on what’s important to you and what you want in life. And getting there is much easier when you know exactly where you want to go. Happiness is something you need to bring to the party. It’s not something you get when you arrive.”
Jacobson further explains that many people feel it’s all about accomplishing something. They have to obtain a specific result or solve a problem before the reward of happiness can be claimed. He shares, “We get addicted to these. Once I get this problem solved or once I do this, then I’ll be happy. What happens, especially with high achievers, is they never reach the plateaus that they want because they keep changing their goals. And the first goals they set are never celebrated.
It should be about celebrating success along the way. It’s about living in the moment. There’s only happiness in the moment. There’s no happiness later on. So when you have a great day, walk in those moments of the great day. I think doing this is missing in a lot of people’s lives.”
Jacobson also comments that achieving is not necessarily a monetary success. It could be any kind of goal. In addition, most people put off being happy for years until after they’ve achieved a goal, be it further schooling or starting a business or anything else. This is something that often starts as a young child, with the many activities that children are involved in today.
According to Jacobson, “It’s about learning how to enjoy the journey and happiness in the moment. It’s a deep-seated contentment about being who you are and being happy with what you’re doing”.
Hear the full interview at: http://influencersradio.com/greg-jacobson/
For more information, please visit http://thinkyourselfhappybook.com