Hi <>, and the warmest of welcomes to "Happy Life The JJ Way".
A very belated wish for a stupendous 2012, and thank you to the sweeties out there who took the time to personally write to me with festive season wishes - much appreciated.
You no doubt have kicked the year off in a manner which ensures your Happy Life continues to be so, so you don't need to be reminded of all the usual New Year 'stuff'.
Instead, you may be interested in sharing some of my personal story because you may relate to the space I once occupied. If that is the case, then you may also benefit from being introduced to a special person whose generosity may help you leave that space. Okay, enough ambiguity. Time to get real!
Several years ago I made a decision which was to liberate me beyond measure.
It was a simple decision, really. (Which was just as well as I don't do decisions!). I didn't spend hours or even minutes deliberating - I simply made myself a promise and resolved to find the courage to honour it.
To get real.
For far too long I had been pretending to the world (and occasionally myself) that I was totally happy.
One day the realization hit me that my feelings - my truth - was just as important as anyone else's. Why was I spending my life unhappily catering to the feelings of others? How could I
ever expect to be truly happy if I couldn't be truly me?
My promise to myself to live authentically - speaking my truth, even at the expense of the feelings of others - has liberated me into a life I love. I still can't believe how much my life changed for the better, simply because I decided to be truthful. I simply stopped telling people what they wanted to hear, and started speaking my truth. Now I am surrounded by people who accept me for who I am, rather than who they'd like me to be, but more importantly, I am acutely conscious of my RIGHT to be who I truly am.
Is this a right you are forgoing?
Are you hiding in an unhappy space, lacking the courage to step into the light of your own truth?
Perhaps you stay in the shadows hoping that somehow the light will find you?
Perhaps you don't feel you deserve to live in the light?
Take a deep breath, know that you are a beautiful, unique human being, gather your courage and take that step. Who you truly are deserves to be acknowledged and fulfilled.
Nobody else has the right to dictate to you who you are, or who you can be. ONLY YOU have that right. You may be totally different to your family or the people around you. So what?
Unique is good! No. Unique is GREAT!
If you need convincing, it's time for your
Don't waste another minute. You are so worth it!
How Do You Get Real?
A few years after my ground-breaking decision, while in the process of creating this life I love, I met a man I deeply admire. He was conducting a public speaking workshop which I attended.
Funnily enough, he was also acutely conscious of the need to live authentically, so much so that the bulk of his extensive range of work is dedicated to just that - teaching the masses
to live in the light of their truth.
Robert Rabbin is an uncommon man.
Robert Rabbin is an uncommon man who has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
He is sharing his journey as far as possible with anyone who would like to join him.
At a time when funding is of vital importance to him for the necessary medical treatments etc, Robert Rabbin has decided to give away ALL his work to date.
Click here to download any of Robert's digital books.
If you are in the least bit curious about living authentically, I happily refer you Robert's work. If you are not being who you truly are, I implore you to step out of the shadows NOW.
If you'd like some help and support while you find your light see our
What else do your need for your Happy Life?
Never Work A Day In Your Life
If you are fortunate enough to love what you do for a living, it will never feel like work.
What are you passionate about?
Whatever it is, there are other people out there who share your passion. You can turn your passion into a business, by building a website on that subject.
Click here to read my Site Build It journey
Why Am I The Happiest Person I Know?
When I was given an opportunity to share my message with the world, through my first publication
The Path To Success
I thought it may be my only opportunity, ever. So I thought long and hard about the number one reason I am The Happiest Person I Know. If I could only share one message with the world, which would be the most important?
The answer is my contribution to
The Path To Success
and it is my fervent wish that you read it, take my message on board, and become The Happiest Person You Know!
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If you have been to my website you will have seen my footer on the bottom of every page, declaring my mission to help others be the best they can be. With this in mind, I welcome your feedback regarding this newsletter or any other way I can be of service.
Until next month, Live Life Happy!