Doing These 5 Things Before 8AM Will Kill Your Joy For the Rest of The Day

How you start the day determines how you end the day. If you start the day with stress and anxiety weighing down on you, chances are, you’ll end the day feeling the effects of that stress and anxiety. If you start the day putting the wrong thoughts in your brain, chances are, those thoughts will […]

The Goal-Setting Recipe for Happiness: How to Craft Goals that Give You Joy

Reaching my goals was suppose to be the defining moment of the year. But in July 2017, a whole five months before the end of the year, I had achieved all of my goals … and felt sadder than ever. I thought maybe this was the reason people love to hate on goals. At the beginning […]

The Scientific Case for Regular Out-of-the-Box Date Nights

My wife and I are starting a new habit this year: regular date nights. We currently don’t have kids, which means every night can feel like a date night. This is probably why we’ve waited five years to make regular date nights a priority. But as I dove deeper into my study of joy, one […]

The Comparison Detox: 4 Steps to Conquer Your Nasty Compare and Despair Habit

I have a nasty habit. Whenever I see people doing “better than me,” I compare. And then, when I’m done comparing, I despair. As I started researching joy, I found this habit was destroying my self-confidence, self-worth, and happiness. Unfortunately, it’s a common habit today, especially with the rise of social media. On social media, […]

Make Joy a Habit with These 10 Actions

Joy is not the natural disposition of people in today’s society. We don’t naturally respond to life’s problems with an internal sense of hope. Instead, when negative news hits, we let it sink our spirits. But what if joy — that internal positivity that stems from hope — could be our default state? This doesn’t mean we’re always happy. […]

Don’t Marry Anyone

NOTE: I wrote this article several years ago when I was in the beginning stages of my marriage. I have since learned a few things about marriage and joy, and have updated this article. Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve only been married for a few years, but with each new day it becomes increasingly clear to […]

The 10 Mindsets That Prevent You from Experiencing Joy

Can you remember the last time you experienced joy? The sad truth is, many people can’t answer this. Knowing this, it’s easy to believe joy is simply a self-help term rather than an actual posture of the soul. It’s also easy to believe everyone else is feeling joy but you. I don’t blame you if […]

7 Lessons Learned from Growing a Successful 6-Figure Business in 1 Year

I’ve achieved all my goals this year, tripled my income, and made more money than I ever thought imaginable in my business … so tell me — why am I not happy?” That’s how I began a conversation with my counselor back in 2017. It’s more than a year later now, and my business no longer exists. You’re […]

3 Astonishing Reasons Why Joy is Necessary for Daily Life

It was after months of counseling that I reached a critical conclusion — one that would lead me to let go of my successful business and begin a journey into the unknown. I needed to prioritize the discipline of joy. Joy is often thought of as a frivolous and hokey sentiment. It’s a squishy concept lumped with […]