I thoroughly enjoyed “From Drift to SHIFT” because I am somewhat of a self-help book junkie and its value to me was inestimable. I went from being coached to coaching myself. The timing of the book was serendipitous because I had been drifting for years and only recently experienced a major shift in my life. Had I read Jody B. Miller’s book sooner, I might well have had a different story to tell. However, there is something to be said about the right timing, the entire process of becoming, and the advent of hope. It had a much greater impact on me than scores of other inspirational based texts. – latosek93
I must say I was truly inspired by the book because it made me want to push my limits and find ways to bring change in my life. It is a great read for anyone who is seeking individual change in their everyday life to achieve a fulfillment. The book motivates the reader that nothing is impossible and it is never too late to go for what you want. That helping people is a superb way of finding happiness while you still get to make a living out of it. I particularly liked the end of the chapters ‘takeaways’ that captured the main lessons to drive the point home. – Grace A.
Even if you are one of those that don’t need to make a shift, this book will still be an interesting read and may bring up ideas and strategies you haven’t ever thought of. – Cate V.
After reading this book I could not help but believe that it came to me at the right time. I particularly loved the essence of the book as a whole in serving as a source of hope to many who seem to be drifting in their work or family life. This book has the power to revive, quicken, and reinforce a broken mind and spirit, therefore, I would recommend it to anyone seeking a little hope to keep up in trying times. – Crane B.
Have you ever wondered if there were actual science and research that support happiness at work?
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In this interview with Ph.D., Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Science Director of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, you will have many of your questions answered as to why we feel how we feel. What motivates us and how the brain can be our best friend or worst enemy.
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I love stories. When I speak to large audiences, such as in my TEDx talk or at a global conference, I usually start with a story. Why? Because stories connect us. Revealing a bit about who we really are and relating it to those listening (or reading) can create an instant connection.
There are many kinds of stories that fit in categories too numerous to list.
Some people like stories about puzzles. Stories that you have to fit together and figure out, guessing the whole way as to who did it or how it will end.
Other people like love stories. Maybe because they are looking for love, want to validate the love they already have or simply live in love for a while.
Stories about other worlds can be equally engaging. Worlds of wizards, other planets, civilizations…all can be exciting, thought provoking and fun.
Sometimes I read stories written long ago. One of my favorite authors is C.S. Lewis. I just read ‘The Great Divorce,” which dealt with purgatory, Heaven and living a full life (or why we sometimes don’t).
Because the theme of my work is encouraging people and companies to step outside the outer limits of their comfort zone in order to find happiness, meaning and success (which is quantifiable), I tend to love stories about underdogs, people that beat the odds and those that overcome challenges to come out happier on the other end. They always end up giving back to society in some way and this makes me feel warm inside.
Stories like David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell, make us love ‘aha’ moments. New ways of looking at familiar situations and considering possibilities.
When I write, I like to look for the tidbits of connection in every story. The things that inspire us to move forward in our lives, and to live a life of happiness.
I write books and articles for many publications, and was looking through the stories I have written for Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington’s post Huff Post platform. It’s all about what I focus on and I am happy to be a contributor. See if any resonate with you.
Here’s to your happiness today and every day!
“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” –J.K. Rowling
I write for many publications. I also write books, strategic plans, host webinars, run workshops, give keynote speeches (and a TEDx talk), host a podcast, and help people and companies get outside their comfort zone in order to find success, meaning, and happiness.
AND, relate it all to bottom line profits.
Sometimes that means that I need to unplug for a few days.
- To think.
- To reflect.
- To recharge.
- To sleep.
- To appreciate all I have.
- To notice and appreciate the world around me.
Unplugging rejuvenates the soul. And this soul is on its way to even more inspired action.
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” —Anne Lamott
Unplug this week, even if only for a little while and watch your creativity, productivity and happiness soar!!!!
If you want to be inspired to live a life of happiness that lasts, have a listen to iTunes#7 ranked podcast in Society and Culture.
The MISOGI Method brings you interviews with amazing people who have broken through barriers in order to find meaning, success, and happiness in their lives.
You can also read about each episode on www.misogiradio.com, which links to iTunes when you click the LISTEN button.
Here’s to your lasting happiness…
Excited that the new Alex Skill, “Today’s Happiness Tips,”
is LIVE on Alexa Flash Briefing.
Here’s how to configure your Echo device to add “Today’s Happiness Tips” to your Daily Flash Briefing.
Have a Happy Day – Every Day.
Upcoming episodes on MISOGI Radio’s, The MISOGI Method: Breaking Through Barriers to Achieve Meaning, Success, and Happiness That Lasts:
- Learn what it takes to become a successful public speaker from one of the top public speaking coaches in the country.
- A new way to look at your money and break through the barriers of lack and worry.
- A deep understanding of your purpose, straight from the source.
- A leading Emmy Award-winning talk show host tells us how to beat the odds to make it on TV.
Thank you to everyone who has posted reviews of From Drift to SHIFT. The stories in this book are intended to inspire you by learning of amazing people who have gone outside the outer most limits of their comfort zone in order to find meaning, success, and happiness that lasts in their work and personal lives.
If you know someone who is struggling to find what they are meant to do, this book can inspire them to make a change. It’s a great gift for someone you love who needs motivation and positive direction.
As an extension of ‘From Drift to SHIFT’ and my TEDx talk, feel free to download the first few episodes of my new radio podcast, The MISOGI Method: Breaking Through Barriers to Achieve Meaning, Success, and Happiness That Lasts. I have amazing guests already recorded and lots in the queue for conversations in the weeks to come.
You can also reserve your copy of The MISOGI Method, the first book in the MISOGI Method series.
My goal is your happiness. Your happiness at work, in your relationships and with yourself. And when you are happy, success and abundance flow to you, with ease.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from recent reviews of From Drift to SHIFT.
For anyone who desires a motivation to fearlessly brave life challenges and chase their life purposes. – Kelly Kellen
After reading this book, it makes me realize how lucky I am and how I am living the life that some people crave for in their everyday life. – Laiyee Xiang
The inspiring stories and easy to digest bullet points encouraged me to consider how taking control of my own career, living circumstances, or challenges I might face in life could provide me with a positive outcome, however out of control matters may seem at the time. – AJ