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The Happiness Algorithm

It’s 5:42 am as I write this message to you. A candle flickers. James Bay’s beautiful song Let It Go plays softly. The people I love most are sleeping. This morning’s coffee is amazing.

Birds sing. Flowers bloom in our back garden. Lush trees rise up high, in natural tribute to the awakening skies above.

I was up at 4:30 am today. Just this rush of energy pulsing through me that got me to my morning workout a little earlier than usual.

And now I sit here. Simply savoring the sweetness in this most simple scene. This Perfect Moment.

A few weeks ago, people from 31 nations showed up in stylish Toronto for my hot new live event, Personal Mastery Academy (PMA). One of the insights my beloved attendees found most valuable was to see themselves as “Perfect Moment Creators”.

The concept goes back to a book I love: Chasing Daylight. It’s a true story about the former CEO of KPMG who, on a routine visit to his doctor, was told he had 90 days left to live.

Instead of giving up, he fortified himself against his impending death by engineering his last 3 months to be the best 3 months of his life.

Realizing he’d never, in all his years as an elite executive, had lunch with his wife he started having lunch with his wife. Recognizing his daughter’s Christmas concerts missed and all the special times neglected because of his obsession with his work, he began to focus on doing beautiful things with his most important people.

He began creating Perfect Moments.

At PMA, I encouraged–and challenged–all those bold souls in the room to make the time, on a regular basis, to create Perfect Moments with their friends and families: simple or not so simple experiences the people who mattered most to them would carry within their hearts.

For the rest of their lives.

Just becoming aware and then being devoted to being a Perfect Moment Creator becomes a game-changer. Just getting uber-intentional on finding ways to wow your loved ones (and then following through on the self-promise) shifts the game. And lifts your impact.

And of course, please do pursue Perfect Moments for yourself, as well.

Your Perfect Moments could range from multi-hour long family dinners over a sunset to a trip to Florence to witness Michelangelo’s David before sharing the city’s best pizza in an off-the-path trattoria.

Your Perfect Moments may involve forest walks or movie nights, epic conversations under star-filled skies or adventures to places you’ve always dreamed to be.

I don’t know where your willingness to being a Perfect Moment Creator will take you. Mine has led to experiences like having one of the best days of my life exploring art (and pain au chocolat) in Paris with my two children, skiing big mountains in Switzerland, swimming with dolphins in Mauritius and recently eating a remarkable meal with my family in an eccentric restaurant installed within the control room of an abandoned power plant.

All this happened because I’ve installed a priority to make it happen.

You see, happiness doesn’t just show up. Happiness needs to be manufactured.

And living a gorgeous life doesn’t require a lot of money. Just a lot of dedication.

Hope this message helps. I’ll be in touch soon. I send you my best. Bye.

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