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Step 4 – Happiness Values

Laurie’s Deadboss Guide To Being Happy uses business logic infused with Buddhist influence and personal learnings to create 7 Steps to Sustainable Smiles.

When you’re creating a brand you start with a your vision – what the brand stands for, it’s why.

Then, you do your research – you take a good look at the market and get to know what you’re up against.

Next, you use all of the information you’ve accumulated to create a definition – a mission statement.

Then, before you get started on a strategy or taking any kind of action, there’s still one final thing left to do…

Step 4 – Happiness Values; creating values that shape your approach and ensure you stay true to who you are.

When it come to paving your way to happiness, there are three values that are core to the success of your journey.

  1. Accountability
  2. Responsibility
  3. Effort


We are 100% accountable for our own happiness

We have a tendency to blame everything and everyone but ourselves when we’re unhappy; it’s always his fault or her fault or everything would be perfect if only this had happened. In the same way, we also look externally for solutions to our sadness.

It’s a symptom of the dissatisfaction that comes from craving and is the greatest dysfunction of the human mind.

But,just as roles and responsibilities are created in an office to make sure employees are clear on their scope of work, accountability can be applied to happiness.

You are responsible for your own happiness.

You create it. You attract it. You manifest it. You are the architect of your reality.

You’re the only person who holds the key to unlock the powers of your own mind. And once you discover the secret, nobody can take it from you.


When we are in a relationship we are 50% responsible for the happiness of that relationship. And in a family, divide 100% by the number of people and that’s your share of the happiness pie.

Another thing I often hear people saying is that they are not responsible for the happiness of others.

To a certain extent, as mentioned in the Accountability value, this is true – we are each accountable for our own.

However, I don’t think anybody can deny that energy is transferable and moods are contagious.

One miserable person at the office can bring everybody down, one depressed person in the family can make everybody depressed and anxiety in one partner can end up being taken on by the other.

So rather than building up happiness barriers and isolating ourselves, it’s better to take the stance that collectively we have a moral obligation to create worldwide happiness.

Together we can elevate moods and raise vibrations to make this planet a more peaceful place.


Happiness is a choice that requires hard work and effort every single day.

The third and final core value is that achieving long-lasting happiness is not easy. It’s not a tick-box exercise that you can complete once, then that’s it you’re set for life.

It is crucial you acknowledge that happiness is a skill, one that requires daily hard work and effort to maintain. It has to stay at the forefront of your mind or it can slip away quite easily.

Throughout any given day you’re given trillions of moments that in themselves are opportunities – opportunities for good thoughts and good actions.

Happiness is the real sense of fulfilment that comes from hard work and every passing minute is a chance to turn it all around.

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