Tuesday, June 09, 2009

DO PEOPLE LIKE HELPING OTHERS?

About six months ago, I launched the latest series of Happiness Minutes. This time, after the results of a survey where people had indicated that the first series was wonderfully helpful and valuable, I decided to offer these weekly audio postcards for a fee.

Subscribers could either pay a small annual subscription fee to help offset the cost of running the service, or get the whole year's offering for 'free' - by just helping someone in any way they wished.

There was no stipulation as to what they should do, who they could help, or any suggestion of a judgement of the worth of the good deed - I accept whatever they do - the only requirement is that they tell me what they did. I wouldn't publish their details, although I did ask to be able to use their stories anonymously.

This 'paying-it-forward' option was expected to be a great great hit. I thought people would grab at the chance to help someone else. I was wrong. Only a handful of people have taken up the pay-it-forward offer and I am a bit baffled. I can't figure out why...

I'm pretty sure that the kind of people who are attracted to this kind of thing like to help others, so why wouldn't they jump at the chance to do so and get something for their effort? Could it be that they just don't want to tell me what they have done?

I don't know the answer. Here's the explanation of the pay-it-forward option. Care to comment on why you think people didn't go for it?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

VIDEO ... "SN-sez (Essences)" with David Ambrose




If you enjoy this video, please go to YouTube to leave a comment and rate it. I would love to do Part 2 if enough people find it interesting and useful, so you must let me know!. Click Here

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NEW: REAL HAPPINESS SECRETS SYSTEM

All of us want to be happy, but most of us have a lot of difficulty finding and holding onto happiness...

If you are one of these people, my new Real Happiness Secrets System was designed with you in mind. The main problem we have in finding and keeping happiness, is this: It is difficult to develop the Habit of Happiness in our modern world. There are too many external messages that influence and tantalize, but all they really do is keep real happiness at bay.

I have taken all that I have learned in a lifetime of studying happiness and how the human mind functions, and wrapped it all together for you to use in the same way your mind helped develop all those bad habits that you wish you could get rid of - but this time using the technique to make you happier!

The components of this system are impressive, but the real "bang for the buck" is in the unique way these parts have been put together to make the most of them without you ever feeling swamped or overwhelmed with too much information.

Interested? Take a look...Go to the Real Happiness Secrets website for a reduced price (if it is still available).

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

HAPPINESS TRAINING

It is hard to believe that it is over a month since my last post! I am in the midst of finalizing preparations for running my first College course on happiness, which is very exciting. If you are interested in more info, go here for more info.

What is possibly even more exciting, is that I will soon also be teaching the same stuff using the power of telephone seminars. This means that anyone can attend - anywhere in the world! Let me know if you are interested in learning more about these.

In my desire to promote happiness, I am also developing an all-inclusive offering that will provide all the tools I currently have available to help anyone reach a new, higher level of happiness - and maintain it for life. More on that in another post. As before, let me know if you would like more info "hot off the press"...

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Friday, April 06, 2007

HAPPINESS e-CLUB

For those wishing to connect with other people interested in happiness, there is a new Yahoo newsgroup dedicated to just this. Founded by Iolanda (a wonderful, happy person) who lives in Australia, the list of members is growing daily, with lively posts from people all over the planet on all aspects of happiness.

Members include those who work with happiness on a daily basis, as well as folks who just like to get a lift every so often. I was very pleased when I was asked to join as a moderator of this group.

I urge you to pay a visit and sign up - you lose nothing, and potentially gain a lot.

Here is the link to join: Happiness e-Club

Monday, February 05, 2007

GIVE ME JUST 60 SECONDS A WEEK...
PLUG INTO THE POWER OF HAPPINESS

I am excited to tell you about a new project I have been working on for the past month or so! I hope you will like it as much as I think you will.

If you don't have time to read this all now, please print it out and take a few minutes to go through it soon. This is revolutionary stuff that could change your life! This has such powerful potential, I hope you will forward this message to any friends or colleagues you feel may be interested!

We have just put the finishing touches to the Happiness Minute, a website where you can sign up to listen to an "audio postcard" from me each week talking about some aspect of happiness. Each of these messages is about 60 seconds long and includes a link to a transcript for printing and later reference if you wish.

"Why should I bother?" you may well ask. The idea behind the Happiness Minute is to get around a problem we all seem to have nowadays: time. At the same time we utilize a positive natural process we all possess, but often use unconsciously with negative consequences: habit.

If you are anything like me, you probably find it difficult to get everything you have to get done in just the twenty-four hours we have each day. This means you don't have enough time to think of yourself and whether you are really and truly happy or not. Spending just 60 seconds a week with me talking to you about happiness will help to bring your needs and your happiness to the forefront of your mind at least once a week.

This regular once-a-week "meeting" serves another purpose too - it will help you develop what I call the "Happiness Habit." Let me explain.

In my counselling and hypnotherapy practice, I have assisted many people overcome obsessive and addictive behavior. One of the methods used to do this is to replace a bad habit, with a good one. Some of the messages I bring you in my audio postcards will have familiar themes, others will be new. This is intentional. For habits to form, they require reminders and repetition, and the happiness habit is no exception.

Even if you are already happy, these audio postcards will provide interesting food for thought and, I hope, enhance your life even further.

So do yourself a favor. Go to www.HappinessMinute.com
and sign up to try it out. You have nothing to lose, because you can unsubscribe at any time - however I strongly suggest that you persevere. The effect of this kind of program tends to sneak up on you after a month or more , so it may take a while to realize that you really are happier!

Check out the website, and listen to the message I posted there about the Happiness Minute. While there, take the next step and signing up.

I Wish You happiness!

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Save The Cheerleader, Save The World!
How To Be A Superhero

The tagline from the hit TV series “Heroes” is both intriguing and catchy. It would be great if we were all superheroes able to save the world from the brink of disaster, however in reality this is not to be.

In real life we do have opportunities to “save the world” though. Most of us cannot save the entire population, but for a few of the less fortunate among us we could be a superhero.

One third of the world population lives in extreme poverty. A poor child dies every three seconds. Giving a goat, or a cow to a family who would otherwise starve truly would save their world!

Whatever small or large things we do to help others need not be dramatic, or qualify for their own tagline, but we can save the world – one person at a time. It does not require a grand gesture. Sometimes, just a kind word is enough.

As you save the world in your own way, one act at a time…you also save yourself. If you have given before, you know what I mean.

You may have heard the story of the man walking along the beach littered with thousands of washed up starfish, drying out and dying. He sees a little girl ahead of him. Every few feet she bends over, picks one up, and throws it back into the sea.

As he draws closer he says, "Why are you doing that? There are so many starfish; you’ll never save them all.” She looked at him with the simple wisdom of childhood as she tossed another one in and said, "No, but I can save this one!"

Save the starfish, save the world!
Save the hungry, save the world!
Save the destitute, save the world!
Save anyone, save the world!

One at a time.
The tide turns.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Web of Happiness

In my drive to promote happiness and raise the visibility of those working towards the same goal - in whatever way it is packaged - I have just set up another brand new website as a "happiness resource on the web" - appropriately (I think) called "Web of Happiness."

You are invited to take a look and please let me know what you think. More importantly, if you know of any site that deserves to be included I would love to hear about it. If, by chance, you have your own site and would like to promote happiness too, a link to the Web of Happiness would be gratefully appreciated.

Although many of the sites currently listed belong to me, my hope is for this to grow to be a huge, comprehensive one-stop happiness resource with whatever information happiness-seekers desire to move them towards genuine happiness.

www.WebOfHappiness.com