Let’s be real: we all want to be happy. And not just any kind of happy, but the kind of happy where you’re skipping down the street with a big goofy grin on your face, feeling like you’re living your best life. But how do you actually get there? Well, I’m no expert, but I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way. So, here are my top five keys to cultivating a joyful life, served up with a side of sass:
- Meaningful Relationships: No, I’m not talking about swiping right on every profile that pops up on your dating app. I mean actual, human connections. Friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, or even your weird cousin who’s really into taxidermy (hey, no judgment). The point is, we’re social creatures, and we thrive on connection. So, put down your phone, grab a cup of coffee, and spend some quality time with the people who matter most to you.
- Fulfilling Work or Purpose: Look, I get it. Work can be a drag. But it doesn’t have to be. Find something that lights you up, whether it’s a career that makes a difference, a hobby that brings you joy, or just helping others in small ways. And if you can’t find fulfillment in your work, find it somewhere else. Volunteer, take up a new hobby, or just make it your mission to spread a little kindness wherever you go.
- Gratitude: You know what’s easier than complaining about all the things that suck in your life? Being grateful for the things that don’t. Take a moment each day to appreciate the good things in your life, whether it’s a hot cup of coffee, a kind word from a friend, or the fact that you made it out of bed this morning (hey, we all have those days). Keeping a gratitude journal or even just making a mental note of what you’re thankful for can help you cultivate a more positive outlook on life.
- Mindfulness and Meditation: Alright, I know what you’re thinking: “Ugh, meditation. That’s just sitting around doing nothing, right?” Wrong! Mindfulness and meditation can help you cultivate a sense of calm and inner peace, and improve your ability to cope with stress and negative emotions. Plus, it’s an excuse to take a few minutes to just sit and do nothing. And let’s be real, who doesn’t need more of that in their life?
- Physical Health and Well-being: Okay, I know this one sounds like a total snooze-fest, but hear me out. When your body feels good, your mind feels good. So, find some form of physical activity that you enjoy, whether it’s going for a run, taking a dance class, or just going for a walk around the block. And don’t forget to fuel your body with healthy, nourishing foods (yes, that includes vegetables), and get enough restful sleep. Trust me, your body (and your mind) will thank you.
So, there you have it. Five keys to cultivating a joyful life, served up with a side of sass. And hey, if all else fails, just remember: life is too short to take everything so seriously. So, go ahead and dance in the rain, sing at the top of your lungs, and eat that extra slice of pizza (you deserve it). After all, the secret to happiness is just being yourself and enjoying the ride.
Almost every “Professional Speaker” on the planet claims they’re number one in whatever topics they speak on. It’s not how many books you’ve written that matters, but rather what best practices you can transfer to the audience, based on a proven track record.
This is where Brian Parsley isn’t your ordinary presenter. He began his career selling door to door over 30 years ago. Since then he’s been a serial entrepreneur, building three highly successful organizations and selling two over the past two decades.
Brian is currently a managing partner in the global consulting firm, The Constance Group. His work has given him the opportunity to share his methodology and allowed him to use his gifts of teaching and speaking on an international platform on topics of sales optimization, building loyal customers, and leadership strategies that drive profits.
He teaches behavioral science around why people do what they do and how to manipulate challenging scenarios with good intent. His messages are powerful but filled with humor and stories so they resonate and can be recalled.
Fun fact, Brian has close to one million followers on TikTok doing fun pranks. He may be in his 50’s, but he’ll never lose his sense of humor.