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Until there is commitment, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues forth from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now!”

–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Welcome to the Raising Happiness Foundations 1 Course!

We are so glad you are here.


Intro, Part 1: Before You Begin

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Note: I mention in this video that classes are released each Monday; we’ve made a change so that all of your classes are available now. However, we do recommend sticking with the paced classes (you’ll get emails to help you know what’s next).


Intro, Part 2: What You Need

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Your mission before you start the class:

  • Break out your calendars, please! When will you watch the weekly videos?
  • Schedule 20 minutes each week to watch the video. You may also want to schedule additional time to do some of the recommended readings or practices. Don’t assume you’ll just do it; most people won’t unless they dedicate time to it. Get your money’s worth!
  • Invite a friend to take this Foundations 1 class with you, or form your own discussion group!