Soup’s On! Be Happy.

September 8, 2010|By David Lester

Everyday I wake up and think about all of the fun things that I’m going to do today.  I have found that the key to happiness is to figure out what makes you happy, and then build those things into your daily routine. Life should be a smorgasbord: everyday you should get to choose from a giant table covered in delicious food. Everything that makes your mouth water should be served up for you to enjoy every day!

Through coaching I’ve discovered that I have strong values of family, respect, achievement, creativity, joy and freedom.  Once I discovered this, I could see the world through different coloured lenses.  I understand what truly makes me happy based on my core values, and I can build each one of them into my life.

For example, to satisfy creativity I blog and write for other papers and sites to express my love of money, and how it needs to be treated like any other important relationship in your life.  I love doing this.  I satisfy my value for family by seeing them every Sunday (or more) for dinner and watching True Blood with my brother.  I horseback ride every Thursday and most Sunday’s because I know how proud I am of myself when I master a new equestrian skill.  I’m going to start jumping very soon!  My value of freedom is satisfied by working for myself and making way more money at it.  I also get respect from people, and help to change people’s lives for the better.

Joy is created when I fill each day with little things that make me happy–like soup.  I love soup.  Soup is delicious and cost effective for lunch.  I find gourmet places to have soup a few times a week. It gets me out of bed in a hurry each morning.  I also love stock trading each day, window shopping, seeing late movies by myself, and having coffees with friends.  I also love long drives!

I make sure that I do some (or all) of these things each day.  Like the smorgasbord, I step up and enjoy everything in life that makes me happy each week.  Figure out what makes you happy and build them into each and everyday of  your life.  I am one of those constantly happy people, and others often wonder, “how are you always so happy?”

It’s the soup.


David Lester
About David Lester

David Lester is a best selling author and professional Financial Coach, helping people be better with their money. David has written a personal finance book that breaks with traditional attitudes towards finance and describes his own philosophy to money that he has gained through his personal and professional experiences. His philosophy on money applies to many areas of everyday life, including banking, investing, goal setting, shopping and entertainment.