The Smaller Things Give The Greatest Happiness

When you focus on the smaller things in life you tend to find the greatest happiness.

Ever heard of warm fuzzies? Warm fuzziness are the things that cause those feelings of happiness (usually accompanied by a soft smile)

Happiness is waking up in the morning to that bowl of your favorite cereal that you’ve looked forward to since you brought it home from the store -ignore the fact that it is totally unhealthy.

It is the beautiful sight, sound, scent and feel of a newly bathed snugly baby.

It can be sitting down on the couch, in front of a fire on a chilly night to watch the
newest episode of your favorite TV show.

It’s getting a backrub from the love of your life or picking out a favorite outfit to
wear to work, or even a special event.

It’s also that delightful feeling you get at night while lying in bed and you wake up
just a tad, roll over, resettling  your arm under the pillow and the sheet is cool.

These are all examples of what many of us would consider ‘little things’ but that
doesn’t mean that they can’t be absolutely instrumental in helping us to feel happier.
These are ‘creature comforts’ and pleasant asides but they are super powerful in
raising our mood and helping us to feel on top of the world
but you’ve got to notice them and most people don’t.

So the question is, how do you get to the point where little things make you happier and
how do you make sure you have a constant supply of such things to make you happy?

Finding out and listing the Little Things

The first thing to do is to find those little things and to make sure they keep coming. All of us have things that make us feel great and all of us have hobbies and activities that we enjoy. Create a list of things you like. Not big stuff.  Make it a point to see how many things you can list that you truly enjoy but are actually small or common things.  The list will also help make you more aware of the things that are already happening but that are ignored.

The trick then is to figure out ways you can enjoy those things on a regular basis–
whether it’s a favorite food, favorite outfit or your favorite TV show.

Next, you gotta plan.  You  need to come up with a plan that allows you to create
maximum enjoyment with those things.. Here is where delayed gratification comes in.
A little ‘pleasure delay’ can work wonders for getting your anticipation growing, and anticipation makes everything better.

Ideally you want to spend the whole day looking forward to that thing that you want
to do in the evening. Don’t constantly indulge yourself, but instead build up the moment
in your mind and look forward to it (at least for a few hours if not all day) happening.

Great Things to Do

The problem is that many of us don’t know how to make the most of our spare time.

Learn to make the most of your spare time. #LifeBTB #Happiness Click To Tweet

We think we don’t have time to do the things we need to do, much less any extra
or spare time.  But we really do. Most American adults spend well over 5 hours a day
vegging in front of the television watching stuff we don’t even really care about and
then gripe because we have no spare time.

Television time IS spare time. And if we are smart we will make better use of it.

In truth, there are countless things we enjoy (or would enjoy had we ever taken
the TIME to try them) that we could be doing during that now “reclaimed”
spare time and the vast majority of them are free.

You could explore a local park- take your camera or use your  smart phone to take
tons of pictures and  videos.  You can then download a free image editor and have
a blast turning them into masterpieces.


Do you live near a beach? Just sitting with your feet in the water as it
rolls in and out is relaxing, yet fun.

You could read that book you bought ages ago and forgot about or go to the library
and see if there is anything interesting in some subjects you never thought about before.

You could try cooking something weird and ambitious or just make something you
are good at, turn it into your specialty, and then cook or bake it for friends, neighbors
or colleagues once in a while. You could try to plant your own bonsai tree or
hens and chicks. (look them up online to find out what they are and how to grow them)


Topiaries are an amazing art form.  Do a google search and see all that come up.

There are a million different activities to choose from (even if there are only
999,999 that is still a lot of things to check out) and surely you can find several
things you find interesting and would enjoy doing.

Spend some time thinking about all the exciting things you could do at home to
create happiness and make a habit of writing more ideas down as they come to you.

Indulge in your favorite food in the mean time and if that doesn’t create happiness,
you need to change your favorite food to something better.

With a little though and planning, suddenly your life will be filled with amazing
little moments of enjoyment that give you warm fuzzies and a smile.

What things came to your mind while reading this?  Grab and pen and paper
and start making the list of little things you would enjoy and you might
even start becoming happier just making the list.

Accountability Coach & SmBiz Boomer

Content Marketing Explained


Content Marketing Explained

The steps in content marketing are important
to achieving the desired outcome
and need to be learned by every marketer.

What IS content marketing, anyway?

Content Marketing is the new “thing”
Problem is most people only “think” they know what it is.

Content marketing is any marketing that involves
the creation, publishing and sharing of media (or content)
to a specific audience with a strategic purpose-
which is usually acquiring and retaining customers

It is the last two sentences that are usually the issue,
since many marketers simply post any old content to
any old audience not really saying anything that anyone
wants to hear or that is worth listening to.

Here is a very informative infographic from (thank you)
showing the steps to take to create a pretty darned good (if followed)
content marketing plan

Building Brand with Content Marketing

Creating DoOvers with Purpose,


Accountability Coach & SmBiz Boomer


Major thanks to for allowing the embed.

Everyone’s A Genius


Everyone’s a genius. At least until you need to climb a tree to pass a test.

There is a quote circulating on the internet, attributed to Albert Einstein, that states that everyone is a genius until they are judged by their ability to BE something they are not.

It’s an awesome quote and one of my favorites,  I will get into that later, but it was
a quote by our dear Albert.

Einstein was prolific to be sure, and he was unarguably intelligent, but his bag of
pithy quotes is not nearly as large as the internet would have us believe.

In other words, most quotes attributed to him are not his.

Most quotes attributed to Einstein are not his. Click To Tweet

The “internet” just LOVES any opportunity to garner attention and what better way
to do that than to come up with something “cool or even a bit “warm and fuzzy”
and then attribute it to someone with major credibility?

The facts that everyone is now likely to “like” what you posted and no one is likely to
verify what you wrote, you have just given yourself a huge upswing in the algorithms
of most social media/search platforms. 

Not to mention that your quote now becomes a part of the “I know it’s true ‘cause
I read it on the internet” resource file for anyone else looking for great stuff to easily
post or share. (Shame on you journalists and pro bloggers)

But that’s not the the point of this post.

As I mentioned, this is one of my favorite quotes. Mainly because of the its’ source.

The quote comes from an wonderful story in an essay titled,  “Educational Allegory”,
by Aesop Jr
(aka Tufts University Professor, Amos Dolbear), in the 1899 edition of
the Journal of Education, on the foolishness behind the educational system
(don’t even get me started) premise expecting everyone to learn the same things
in the same way so they can become the same “well rounded” template as every
other student, even to the extent
of losing any unique gifts or talents they were
born with.

The story ends with characters who could no longer do what once came naturally,
and who failed to graduate because they could not do what they were told they
needed to do to pass, but had no natural ability to accomplish.

Well rounded being the desired results considered imperative to any good education.


Sadly, no one in education bothered to pay attention and the system has actually gotten
much worse. (who is shocked at that?)

There’s an old saying that says, a Jack of All Trades is a Master of none, and yet that
is exactly who we educate our young to become. Compliant little templates, who may
or may not enjoy what they do- but who cares as long as they do it! 

        Work to develop your weaknesses,
        Do what it takes to become a good employee, 
        Don’t be a dreamer,
        Ignore any parts of yourself that might have you stand out from the “norm”
        BECOME what is expected of you.

We won’t even get into the damage to the natural development of healthy self esteem.

Since my creed is “BE who you were created to BE so you can DO what you
were created to DO”
  you can imagine my disgust at such a premise.

BE who you were created to BE- DO what you were created to DO Click To Tweet

As someone who believes that everyone was endowed by their creator with certain
inalienable gifts and talents, I get VERY prickly at anything that pushes people to
become someone else at the expense of who they were created to be- which our
educational system does in spades.

Even as adults we are subjected to this nonsense, as some supposed “specialists”
are on the same band wagon, offering services to help people “learn to strengthen 
their weaknesses”.  While this may be somewhat helpful to make a relationship better
(in certain circumstances) in business it is just plain dumb.

Why waste time and energy becoming something you were not meant to be?  
Chances are, even if you were to manage to turn a weakness into a strength, you
not likely enjoy doing it, especially on a daily basis, since it is NOT a natural
part of who you were created to be.

The smarter move is to take the gifts and talents you were born with and spend the time
and energy, developing and mastering them and then dominate the world within those categories.  The ROI is unbeatable.

You can always pay someone/partner with someone who has strengths you do not
possess, creating an even stronger unbeatable team. 

So, although he actually borrowed the actual premise from God, I bow to Professor
for having the common sense to write that essay.

Victory is yours. Just “Dump The Template”,  give yourself a Do Over and
Become who you were created to BE, so you can DO what you were created to DO!

To Your Blessed Success,

100 Movies Get Funk

100 Movies Dance Video.

Had to embed it here, it’s so good, I wanted everyone to see it

If you Love movies and you Love music- you gotta watch it

video embedded from What’s the Mashup ?

Self Esteem Matters


Self esteem is an important part of our makeup.  As humans we need to believe that we
are worthy and that we matter to others.

Having low self esteem is NOT- I repeat NOT- fixed by you or others simply telling
you how great you are, it is a direct result of knowing your value based on
understanding who you.

Simple, but as with all things in life,  not always easy.



Stuntmen Do It Better With Rexona!!

This Rexona deodorant commercial is one of the best commercials EVER!

Watch the video below.
You’ll get a nice chuckle out of it and your day will be a lot better.

Trust me. Laughter makes Everything better!

Never Get Your News From Social Media

or any other site that is NOT a pure news site.

Getting your news from social media platforms is almost as foolish
as getting your diseases diagnosed there.

Getting your news from #socialmedia is almost as foolish as getting your diseases diagnosed there. Click To Tweet

Not only will the results be skewed based on personal agenda’s
of the site owner, the page owner or others,
but the comments are usually SO full of hate and idiocy
that the mind cringes at being exposed to such waste.

Find a trusted (vetted) news source that you have personally
checked out and get your news from there. 

Your mind will thank you as well as your stomach


Google Plus Did Not Have To Fail

The recent news from #google regarding how they are basically
throwing Google Plus under the bus is just sad.

…and a total waste of possibilities.

Google+ had a lot of good features & such wonderful potential.
They could have easily been a major Facebook contender had they
simply asked people like ME.

Yep, you heard me. Me.

Not that I am so wonderful (although I am), but more so because
as a normal social human with great assessment skills,
who uses the heck out of social platforms
like Facebook, I’m able to see the obvious flaws that if changed
would create the social media platform of our dreams.

Rather than try to be a Facebook wannabe and fail –
there already IS a Facebook after all-

I would have created G+ Platinum and we would have
Ruled The World!!
(OK mayhap I am getting slightly carried away…but ONLY slightly)

I would have created G+ Platinum and we would have Ruled The World!! Click To Tweet

With the voices of Google decision makers muffled,
the power and skill of google tech staff behind me
and the wisdom of what people want and will use that I possess,
I am convinced Google would have said goodbye to NOT another
social platform

but to their reputation as social failures.

Google has a terrible habit of failing at social mainly, I am convinced
from years of watching them, because they do not seem to notice the
important things, LIKE what their major problem is.

It’s very simple, “Google can’t see the social forest for the techie trees”.


Google, you should have called because now we ALL lose.

Google, you should have called. Click To Tweet


Bad Customer Service?

Here’s a meddle I wrote on the importance on keeping customers
after spending the money to GET them. Good customer service is So important
and helps make the overall customer experience A-1

Pure common sense, which I am afraid isn’t nearly as common as I wish it were.

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