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What is happiness? How do you create happiness in your life? How do we teach happiness? How do we find happiness? How do we help others find happiness?
All these questions Scott Galloway tries to answer
Scott is a professor and an author. He doesn’t have a degree or any formal education. He’s just a guy and that’s why he’s easy to get along with. Scott teaches a class, if it goes well he makes a video, if that goes well he writes a book. That’s happened a couple times now.
The class he teach is on these four companies: Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook. Which ends up being the perfect introductory into the new world of business.
Scott doesn’t come off as a happy-go-lucky guy. He doesn’t seem overly enthusiastic, he has this dry humour that’s refreshing. There’s something about his delivery that’s genuine. You feel he’s been through a lot and has the battle scars to show you. He captured my attention immediately.
The ratio of you sweating vs you watching others sweating will predict future happiness. More workouts, less watching TV. Exercise is a huge part of predicting a happy future. Completely agree with Scott on this one.
Balance is a myth. Early on in your career you’re going to be way out of balance. That’s okay. You want to be comfortable later in life, in your early years you want to work your ass off to get really good at something.
Anyone who tells you to “Follow your passion” is already rich. Don’t listen to them.
What’s the most important decision of your life? Who you will be spending the rest of your life with.
Zip Code + Credentials = Your Predictable Future. He can predict how much money you make with in 10% when given your zip code and credentials.
There is a correlation of money and happiness, but it’s a diminishing return. Approximately $70,000-$120,000 is the happy range. You won’t gain day to day happiness after these amounts.
The book is even better but watch the video below
After I watched the talk I had to buy the book. It’s great, he elaborates on a lot of what he talks about in his presentation. I think most of all I appreciate his attitude. He doesn’t sugar coat things, he talks about how he was depressed and how his sister had to call him out on it. He created the Algebra of happiness for himself, so he could understand how to finally be happy.