Are you bringing the joy?

My week in pictures (L-R:) View from the air flying back from Thunder Bay, working with Crystal-Marie from Successiory on our content calendars, enjoying some St. Paddy’s day with my friend Amanda, having fun with new friends at High Performance Academy, and the awesome ladies I’m here with (Fay Chapple, Anne Day, Linda Szanko, and Karen Kessler)

The ultimate mastery of life is joy. 

That’s what it comes down to, he said.

Okay I will whole-heartedly admit I LOVE learning. And so sitting in the audience listening to Brendon Burchard talk about proven research explaining the main human drives, the three types of life all of us live in (caged, comfortable, or charged), and the three main reasons that explain why we do what we do (conditioning, consequence, or choice), I’m eating it up. And, rightfully so. He is pulling from psychology, biology, physiology, history, religion, martial arts… and has years of research to back up his ideas and theories.

He is the highest paid high performance trainer – having worked with top CEOs of Fortune 50 companies to Olympic gold medalists – for a reason. And it all started when he had a near-death car accident at 19 when he asked himself these questions: Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?

From that moment on he’s been committed to really living, to really loving, and to making a difference in the world.

Seeing as how I’ve only completed one day, I’ll be able to share my big learnings and ah-has and takeaways next week, after having had some time to hopefully processed it all! However this morning I am going to share what he said was the most important learning.

It’s all about bringing the joy.

As humans, we are driven by love, power, validation, growth, and JOY.

And the most important of all, is joy. Because without it, none of the others matter. Think about it, if you have love without it being joyful love what is the point?

No one in the audience could argue that.

And so how do we ensure we have more joy in our life? We bring it.

He continued to ask us (all 900 of us) ‘How does a power plant have energy?’ It generates it. It wasn’t simply there all along.

And so it is with joy. You have to generate it. You have to bring it to all you do. You have to make a conscious choice to be a force for joy in the world. Because without it who cares what kind of car or house you have, how many books you’ve written, or how many countries you’ve travelled to.

Now this is an idea I’m pretty excited about. This is an idea I can lock onto!

And so I am going to consciously bring more joy to all I do. Who’s with me?!?

Going to the grocery store? Make it an event… make it a treasure hunt! Have to file your taxes? Make a game of it! Gotta do the dishes? Turn on your favorite song and start dancing!

How can you bring the joy back into your life, or how can you bring even more joy into your life?

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Choose to make it what you want! Choose to bring on the joy! (Click to tweet it out!)

Have a FAB week,

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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