Happiness is when your life fulfills your needs.
Don't confuse happiness with pleasure. Pleasure is temporary, being happy lasts.
Research shows your needs fall into 9 "WE PROMISE" categories:
Wellbeing, Environment, Pleasure, Relationships, Outlook, Meaning, Involvment, Success, Elasticity.
Your personality, experiences, and opportunities affect which needs are most important to you.
We help you discover and prioritize those needs so you find your ideal path to happiness.
Identify your top needs from the nearly 60 Happiness Essentials™ spread over all 9 WE PROMISE categories.
Work on those needs which are both most important to you and furthest from being fulfilled. Get the details in the Happiness Toolkit.
Map out how to satisfy your top needs in an achievable way.
Learn from subject-matter experts and create your step-by-step plan for success.
Take action to fulfill your needs using a step-by-step approach.
Develop happiness habits, track your progress, and connect with other people like you working on their happiness.
Happiness is a lifelong journey taken one easy step at a time.
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Founded by Kenneth Benjamin, Happiness International is a passion-based business. Everyone on our small team works from their hearts with a single common purpose: to make the world a happier place one person at a time.
Right now, that person is you.
We believe that a scientific understanding of happiness is the key to overcoming the failure of one-size-fits-all traditional methods.
We're not mystics, gurus, or prophets. We're people just like you looking for answers that work. We think we've found some and we hope you'll agree.
Each of us has our own unique needs that lead to happiness. Our job is to help you discover yours and follow them to a lifetime of happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment.
Our tools and techniques draw on a wide range of traditional and scientific disciplines including: psychology, sociology, evolutionary sciences, neurobiology, ancient traditions, classical philosophies, decades-deep personal experience, and everyday common sense.
We synthesize the best of the wisdom of the ages with the accuracy of the science of the times into tools that help you create a path to happiness that really works.
Knowledge and self-awareness are critical elements on your path to happiness. We give you the tools to get both.
If you want to be happy, start with our free Happiness Toolkit and get the knowledge you need to succeed.
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Happiness Tips You Can Use
When Joseph Campbell coined the term, “follow your bliss”, what was he talking about? What does it mean to follow your bliss? And why should you find and follow yours?
Let’s answer the last question first, “Why should you find and follow your bliss?” The answer, in a word, is happiness.
What you get when you follow your bliss is increased happiness in life. A deep satisfaction and fulfillment that cannot be achieved any other way.
When you follow your bliss you get to live a, well, blissful life.
I know those are some big promises so let me take a minute and explain the what, why, and how of following your bliss…
Imagine, for a moment, this strange scenario: You head off to a big university to learn what you need to know to pursue your dream career.
When you get to school, they give you a big catalog of courses filled with of all sorts of interesting topics that catch your eye. There’s that course in French literature you’ve always dreamed of, the course in anthropology your friend told all about, and you remember your dad telling you how great the courses in electrical engineering he took were. So you decide to take those courses and see how it goes.
Afterwards, you look back and realize that electrical engineering wasn’t right for you, and the French literature, while enjoyable, didn’t really contribute much to your goals, either. The anthropology course was more useful. You learned some things you’re sure will help you in the future.
If you spend your time at the university this way, how long do you think it would take you to get a degree in your field of interest? Decades, at least, and probably never, right?
Amazingly, this crazy trial and error approach is exactly how almost everyone tries to achieve their dreams of a happy, fulfilling, and satisfying life….
On my last birthday a close friend gave me an extraordinary present. She sent me a message with a list of various courses, workshops and classes and said, “Choose one, it will be a part of my birthday gift for you.”
“What a great idea!” I thought, and started looking through descriptions of dance and yoga workshops, cooking or self-defense classes, Turkish ebru painting or soutache jewelry workshops, personal development and coaching sessions. As much as I was tempted by the creativity-related events, my attention was really drawn to a 90-minute coaching session entitled “Invitation to Travel Inside for Inspiration.”…