Discover What Makes You Happy and Why

What makes you happy

Having been in business for myself now for four years, my wife shares with others that "Mike doesn't really work he just has fun." So much in life has to do with how we approach life and addressing what makes us happy. Yesterday I was pleased to make two presentations at Hamline University in St. Paul and one presentation with BV Resources via a webinar. In the morning at Hamline University's 2015 Skills Based Summit I made presentations on "Communication, Diversity and Perspective" with an interactive exercise and "Leadership and Opportunity." With presenters from various companies such as 3M and General Mills I felt honored to be asked to present to this group. I found out later that that while I was presenting to this enthusiastic audience the audience was tweeting away during the presentation and sharing soundbites with their friends. What a sense of accomplishment this brings to the presenter. I want to thank them for their initiative.

In the afternoon I made a presentation with BV Resources on "Reasonable Compensation" for a couple of hours. According to Andy Dzamba from BV Resources we had 450 people on line. The audience also asked a host of questions during the presentation. Again I find sharing what I know and giving assistance to others very rewarding. I have a passion to continually learn and to share what I have learned with others. That is what has motivated me to write ten books and develop 14 videos over the last four years. I find this work fulfilling, and that is part of what makes me happy. For me personally a regular routine with daily prayer, yoga, exercise, healthy eating and loving relationships all tie together to make me happy. I have a lot to be thankful for and I am truly blessed. That's all about me, but what about you? What makes you happy?

I want to share this link to the University of California - Berkeley Greater Good the Science of a Meaningful Life. The articles at this post such as "Discover What Makes You Happy and Why?", "Learn How to Transform Your Workplace", "Develop Your Own Happiness Workout" and others may give you some insight to help make you happy. When you determine what your priorities are, set your goals and work towards those goals there is a real sense of accomplishment. I wrote the book "The Servant Manager: 203 tips from the best places to work in America" to share best practices and help managers and leaders in organizations. That book offers ideas to help on a host levels including how to set goals and work towards those goals. You can also find various tips online regarding setting goals at work or search on similar topics. My intention is to help you move in a direction that will bring you greater happiness too.

As a new grandfather who has the opportunity to see this young life a couple of times a week, this too is bringing additional joy. My wife and I find that taking care of her, serving others in various ways, and giving back is extremely rewarding. Discover what makes you happy and take steps to continue to grow in that direction. For me giving away what I know and being there to help are two of the activities that bring me happiness.

About the author

Mike Gregory is a professional speaker, an author, and a mediator. You may contact Mike directly at and at (651) 633-5311. Mike has written 12 books (and co-authored two others) including his latest book, The Collaboration Effect: Overcoming Your Conflicts, and The Servant Manager, Business Valuations and the IRS, and Peaceful Resolutions that you may find helpful. [Michael Gregory, ASA, CVA, MBA, Qualified Mediator with the Minnesota Supreme Court]