Tip Tuesday is a common theme in Perfectly Posh. We spend a lot of time helping each other figure out better ways to run our businesses. Unlike corporate America, where people claw their way to the top, brown nose, vie to get attention and steal the credit whenever they can, Posh pits you only against yourself. Requirements for advancement are clearly laid out and there’s no glass ceiling, no limit to how many can succeed. We can all succeed. Every business owner gauges her own successes, maps out her own path, and competes only against herself.
I like cooperation. I thrive in a sisterhood of friendship and mutual support. And in that spirit of support, I decided to offer you my top five tips for being happy at 68. I consider happiness a bar of success.
#5 Decide to try. Engagement means exactly the same thing in business and in life as it means in romance. Put the ring on and commit to your business, to your goals, to what makes you happy.
#4 Decide to smile. Life’s vexing grievances are better swallowed with a cup of pleasure. Seriously. Show some teeth whether you feel like it or not. I find that the smile ushers in the joy, not the other way around.
#3 Decide to train. Yup. Be a life learner. Pick up new ideas. Learn a new language. Study a new topic. Find a mentor. In some way, every day, every single day, learn something new. You’ll be happier sharpening your mind.
#2 Decide to serve others. Simple, really, just serve people. Make something easier for someone around you. If you work with someone, help that person succeed with no sense of self interest, no hope for personal gain. Just serve someone.
#1 Decide to be consistent. Daily effort. Ten minutes or two hours–you decide the amount of effort, but doing something daily to meet your personal goals elevates you in the standings of life. That consistent effort yields satisfaction, which makes you happy.
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