You Soul Food for Friday July 29th 2016: 7 Small Ways to Make This The Happiest Summer of Your Life, Creating Perfect Moments, with Mindfulness & Enjoying the Surprises!

Happy Soul Food Friday!

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This week:

The Perfect Moment with Robin Sharma:

 7 Small Ways to Make This The Happiest Summer of Your Life!

Happiness and It’s Surprises:

 Mindfulness = Happiness with Will Marre:

The Perfect Moment with Robin Sharma:

It’s 5:42 am as I write this message to you. A candle flickers. James Bay’s beautiful song Let It Go plays softly. The people I love most are sleeping. This morning’s coffee is amazing.
Birds sing. Flowers bloom in our back garden. Lush trees rise up high, in natural tribute to the awakening skies above.

I was up at 4:30 am today. Just this rush of energy pulsing through me that got me to my morning workout a little earlier than usual.

And now I sit here. Simply savoring the sweetness in this most simple scene. This Perfect Moment.

A few weeks ago, people from 31 nations showed up in stylish Toronto for my hot new live event, Personal Mastery Academy (PMA). One of the insights my beloved attendees found most valuable was to see themselves as “Perfect Moment Creators”.

The concept goes back to a book I love: Chasing Daylight. It’s a true story about the former CEO of KPMG who, on a routine visit to his doctor, was told he had 90 days left to live.

Instead of giving up, he fortified himself against his impending death by engineering his last 3 months to be the best 3 months of his life.

Realizing he’d never, in all his years as an elite executive, had lunch with his wife he started having lunch with his wife. Recognizing his daughter’s Christmas concerts missed and all the special times neglected because of his obsession with his work, he began to focus on doing beautiful things with his most important people.

He began creating Perfect Moments.

I encouraged–and challenged–all those bold souls in the room to make the time, on a regular basis, to create Perfect Moments with their friends and families: simple or not so simple experiences the people who mattered most to them would carry within their hearts.

For the rest of their lives.

Just becoming aware and then being devoted to being a Perfect Moment Creator becomes a game-changer. Just getting uber-intentional on finding ways to wow your loved ones (and then following through on the self-promise) shifts the game. And lifts your impact.

And of course, please do pursue Perfect Moments for yourself, as well.

Your Perfect Moments could range from multi-hour long family dinners over a sunset to a trip to Florence to witness Michelangelo’s David before sharing the city’s best pizza in an off-the-path trattoria.

Your Perfect Moments may involve forest walks or movie nights, epic conversations under star-filled skies or adventures to places you’ve always dreamed to be.

I don’t know where your willingness to being a Perfect Moment Creator will take you. Mine has led to experiences like having one of the best days of my life exploring art (and pain au chocolat) in Paris with my two children, skiing big mountains in Switzerland, swimming with dolphins in Mauritius and recently eating a remarkable meal with my family in an eccentric restaurant installed within the control room of an abandoned power plant.

All this happened because I’ve installed a priority to make it happen.

You see, happiness doesn’t just show up. Happiness needs to be manufactured.

And living a gorgeous life doesn’t require a lot of money. Just a lot of dedication.

Hope this message helps.

7 Small Ways to Make This The Happiest Summer of Your Life!

Click here to read 7 Small Ways to Make This The Happiest Summer of
Your Life

Happiness and It’s Surprises:

https://www.ted.com/talks/nancy_etcoff_on_happiness_and_why_we_want_it?language=en

Mindfulness = Happiness with Will Marre:

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WHAT IF . . . we are happiest when we are thinking about what we are doing?

RESEARCH SAYS:  A recent study at Harvard University suggests that it does not matter exactly what you are doing that will predict happiness.  In other words, the specific way you spend your day does not predict how happy you are. Rather, happiness comes from matching your thoughts to your action—to have a strong mental presence of what you are doing. Turns out, we are happiest when our thoughts and actions are perfectly in line with one another, even if it’s a simple task like taking the trash out.

TRY THIS: Be completely engaged with your full presence for your next task.  See if it makes you feel more energy and more fulfilled.

Thanks this week go to Robin S, Marlaine M, Will M, The Positivity Blog, and all of you who share your positive spirit with me and with one another!

Pay it forward and keep it Positive!

Love,

Neville

“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make
ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.”–
Carlos Castaneda

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