October 11, 2020 4 min read
It was 2014 and from the outside looking in I had the perfect life. A high-flying corporate executive at a global giant, a beautiful home with a white picket fence, a husband and a small child, a couple of European cars in the driveway, international travel… I wanted for nothing but I longed for a different life. A life that was more humanly connected, more invested in positively impacting the lives of others, more present and more creative. So, I did something a little crazy. I turned my whole life upside down in pursuit of happiness. Within a 7 month period I left a 16 year career at the top of my game, relocated my family from Perth back to Melbourne, left an 18 year relationship and started my own purpose-driven business. I gave myself the title of Happiness Hacker and set myself a bold mission to teach 10 million humans how to intentionally adapt in order to future proof happiness by 2025.
When I couldn’t find anyone to help me hack my own happiness or with a way to support me in navigating the path, I went out and created it. I used myself as a guinea pig and dived into what I now term imperfect experimentation.
I’m now six years into my Hacking Happiness journey and there’s no end in site but there’s so much that I’ve learnt about myself and where happiness is found in the process.
I’ve learnt that the joy is in the journey when it comes to Hacking Happiness, the destination is overrated. True happiness in my eyes is being able to ride the wave of every emotion that life throws at you (because let’s face it, life can be tough) but knowing you can come out the other side just a little better than you were before.
HackingHappy.co is on a mission to teach 10 million humans how to intentionally adapt by 2025 in order to future proof happiness. We are devoted to supporting you in creating the space, self-belief and the courage to realise the happiness you deserve. Want more happy in each day? Take your free Hacking Happiness Assessment here.