Recent graduates have a tremendous opportunity to build out their sweet spots–their most powerful and natural flight. We can build the skills that we need to gain strength and mastery.
The paperback version of The Sweet Spot launches on Monday (yay!), check out this video my publisher put together for my Sweet Spot manifesto. Get a beautiful printable version here.
The paperback version of The Sweet Spot will be available for shipment on Tuesday, June 6! I’m so grateful for your support that I’ve set up some gifts for each purchase.
If we just focused on one task at a time, we’d actually be more productive in the long run, and we’d be less exhausted at the end of the day. This is because multitasking exhausts more energy and time than single-tasking does.
I discuss all of this in great detail in my book The Sweet Spot, now available for pre-order in paperback!
Compelling research indicates that the pursuit of happiness—when our definition of happiness is synonymous with pleasure and easy gratification—won’t ultimately bring us deeper feelings of fulfillment; it won’t allow us to live in our sweet spot. Although we claim that the “pursuit of happiness” is our inalienable right and the primary driver of the human race, we humans do better pursuing fulfillment and meaning—creating lives that generate the feeling that we matter.
And how do we do that? How, exactly do we pursue meaning rather than happiness? We establish our connection to something larger than ourselves; we give ourselves to others.
I dedicate a full chapter to this topic in my book The Sweet Spot, now available for pre-order in paperback!
Dads, make your kids watch this one. I hope all the mothers are showered with the love and appreciation they deserve this weekend. Happy Mothers Day!
Cat and Nat have captured the hilarious inner monologue of every mom I know. The struggle is real, sisters. Enjoy a well-earned giggle today!
People often underestimate how much they need to make a difference in OTHER people’s lives in order to be happy. But when we find our particular way to make others happier, we find our own little nirvana.
A very moving video from a pretty enlightened group of young men.
Want to know what my best happiness advice is? It’s all here!
Here’s the TEDx video description:
Christine Carter studies human happiness — and what holds us back from living our most joyful lives. In a personal, eyebrow-raising talk, she shares the surprising secret to feeling fulfilled. This is a talk to share with anyone addicted to social media.”
Two days after her husband of 67 years passed away, Norma was informed that she had uterine cancer and the treatment options included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Norma looked the doctor in the eye and said, “I’m 90 years old, I’m hitting the road.” Instead of chemo and radiation, she spent the last year of her life seeing places she’d never seen, doing things she’d never done, like getting a pedicure and riding in a hot air balloon. She is a true inspiration.