EP134 Stop Trying to Be Happy with Superficial Things

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Have you been trying to fill in the blank? “I’ll be happy once I get ______ .“ I hate to burst your bubble, but that’s not the path to true happiness.

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BOL 134


Episode 134



Welcome to The Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host. If today you’re on here for the first time, welcome. Great to have you if you’re returning. Awesome to have you back and we’re just – we’re always grateful here that you’re here listening and there are many times we get people that ask, “Is there anything we can do to support the show?”

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All right. Let’s jump into it. So today I want to talk about this concept that if you’re not enough without the thing, you’re not going to be enough with. If you’re not happy without the thing, you’re not going to be enough with.

A lot of people believe that if they lose their weight, then they’re going to be happy. If they get the job, then they’re going to be happy. If they had a different relationship, then they’re going to be happy. If they didn’t have this issue or that issue, then they’re going to be happy.

The reality is, the truth is, the universal law is that if you’re not happy now, once XYZ happens, you’re not going to be happy either. You may get a little bit of temporary happiness, a little bit of excitement, a little bit of joy. But you’re not going to have that long term happiness, just that long term peace.

So as human beings, we don’t have the ability to just jump in and get something that’s going to bring us long term happiness. It just doesn’t work that way.

As long as your basic human meads – human meads. As long as your human meads! As long as your basic human needs are met, the level of happiness isn’t going to get much different with getting something external, getting the next job, having a child, getting a spouse, getting married, getting the car, getting the house.

Happiness, long term happiness, long term peace is an internal job. So if you have something that you’re waiting to happen and you’re excited for it to happen because you think things are going to be different when it does, I just – I hate to burst your bubble. And this is one of those things that it’s hard. Like, a lot of people that are holding on to that may listen to this, if you’re one of them. This is a hard thing to listen to and then change your attitude. But I’m telling you that getting something isn’t going to bring you long term happiness. Happiness is an internal job.

You have to be happy without the thing to be happy with the thing. Does that make sense? You have to be happy before you have the thing to be happy when you actually get it.

All right. Have a beautiful, beautiful day. Be happy. All right. Peace!


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KC: Today’s episode is brought to you by our sister podcast, All About Beachbody Coaching. So All About Beachbody Coaching really allows us to do this podcast without having all those annoying commercials in the beginning for you. So All About Beachbody Coaching, the Beachbody business that Amy and I run, actually funds this podcast.

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Alright, much love guys. Again, that is the All About Beachbody Coaching Podcast, our sister podcast.

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