The best piece of advice I’ve ever gotten

August 3, 2012 | By

The best piece of advice I’ve ever gotten

I’ve been given many pieces of advice along the way, ranging from how to buy the right house, what to do when my kids get unruly, to how to ask for a raise. But the best piece of advice that I have ever gotten was to be happy. No, I am not kidding. It may sound corny, but being happy in everything you do makes you more successful. Now you may be wondering why I am telling you this… Did you know that August is “Admit You’re Happy Month”?  Yep. It’s true. In August 1999, The Secret Society of Happy People proclaimed August 8 as “Admit You’re Happy Day” and attempted to have it officially proclaimed in all 50 states. In 2000, they chose to stretch the occasion to a full month.

If you think about it, it’s an interesting concept having a national “Admit You’re Happy Month”.  If you ask me, every day should be a happy day.  Life is not perfect! Not every day will be perfect, but you can make most days “happy days” by simply choosing to be happy.  This quote/philosophy is a perfect one to live by:

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
– Anonymous

It’s very easy to get caught up in negative thoughts and to dwell on them.  However, imagine if your thoughts were positive – you would feel happy most of the time, right?  Even if you are not exactly psyched about your current situation you can decide to change it and still be happy while making the change. Most of us underestimate the power of happiness and how it can open new doors for us. People want to help happy people, and whether you are searching for a new mate, house, car, or business to buy, your happiness will come through in your interactions with others and bring you more success.

So go on with your happy self! Start making the changes in your life you have always dreamt of. And if they involve franchise ownership check out the Best Franchises to Buy page on our site.

By Kim Woods and Kelly Mangum

About kelly


Director of Marketing at Franchise Solutions & Franchise.com. Experienced at lead generation & project management. Mama of 2, wife, runner, sprint triathlete, gardener, living just outside of Portsmouth, NH.

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