How to Turn Happiness Into Money

March 31, 2009

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Can you really turn happiness into money? Absolutely, if you do what you love.Money and happiness are most definitely related.  Of course, there are boatloads of unhappy rich folks out there, but I’m hoping you don’t plan to be one of them.Working on the assumption that you want both inner and outer wealth, here are three simple ways to take your happiness straight to the bank.

1.  Do What You Love.

At least once a week, Josh and I eat at a little Thai restaurant in the West Village called Toons.  Yes, the food is fresh and amazingly delicious. But what pulls us in like bees to honey is how much the owner, Mrs. Toon, LOVES what she does.We get kisses and hugs upon arrival and each dish is cooked to order with mega amounts of TLC.Not only are we regular customers, but we’re constantly taking friends and colleagues there too.While this idea may sound simple, it's one of the most predictable ways to turn happiness into money.Whether it’s sending an email, writing marketing copy, or delivering a service – train yourself to do it with so much darn passion that people get turned on by the mere mention of your name.

2.  Make Doing Business With You Fun.

Okay.  Tell the truth.  If you had to choose between two equally competent service providers, except one was fun with a capital F and the other was as enjoyable as watching paint dry, which would you choose?The fun one, right?  No contest there.Here’s the deal:  Happiness = a fun business = a lot more money.Fun is a grossly underrated business success tool.Having a good time in business is so rare these days that if you did nothing else but ensured doing business with you was fun, you could charge a healthy premium for your services and have folks lined up around the corner with Visa cards in hands.

3.  Help People With No Strings Attached.

Have you ever noticed that when you’re happy, you’re naturally more generous and helpful?  Yeah, me too.Parlay your happiness into money by writing excellent articles, sharing useful resources and posting cool stuff via your blog, Facebook and Twitter that can help folks get what they want with no strings attached.The only aim:  Help. Be of service.  Make a difference.This is an excellent way to become the go-to expert in your field(s) of expertise and create mega amounts of good karma and warm fuzzies to further fuel your creativity.

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