Snapshot | Why 70% Of Us Aren’t Happy At Work

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Plus! How To Deal With Failure, Running Update, & How To Fix Squeaky Orthotics!

With summer coming to an end and school rapidly approaching, August is the perfect time to reflect on things. Whether you’re prepping for back to school or squeezing in as many remaining beach days as possible or both… this is, for many, the busiest summer month. Not to mention, many business owners are returning from vacation and getting back to the grind. Because of which, I’ve decided to headline this week’s Snapshot with a chat all about how to be happier with your job – and life, in general! Then, we’ll segue into another personal development conversation (how to deal with failure), and finish off with a super cool life hack (how to fix squeaky orthotics). They say August heat waves can often be the worst, so grab some shade and let’s do this!

Personal Development Chat – Why 70% Of Us Aren’t Happy At Work

When someone asks what your priorities are in life, you probably respond the same way most people do. I’m guessing the following areas rank high on your list:

  • Family
  • Friends
  • Faith
  • Health
  • Career

But how many of us really and truly structure our daily lives to mirror what we say matters most to us?

Well, not many. This sad statistic is more than enough proof…

70% of workers admit as to not feeling satisfied with their career choices.

In this video, you’ll find a shocking development in regard to my son, Brock. He made a huge (and difficult!) decision that I think truly exemplifies honoring one’s priorities. And THAT, at the end of the day, is what leads to a purposeful and happy existence.

I trust his story will serve by providing you with a strong example of living life with honor and integrity.



Personal Development Chat – How To Deal With Failure (Running Update)

Literally, wherever you go on social media, you’re bound to find pictures detailing how happy and successful everyone is. Most people don’t show the struggle and realness of their everyday journey. And that doesn’t seem – to me, at least – authentic in any freakin’ way!

Welcome to one of many reasons we (our youth, especially) have become ill equipped at handling setbacks and failures. There’s an over-saturation occurring with our favorite “influencers” showing us only what they WANT us to see. And we’re constantly in a state of comparing ourselves to their crazy accomplishments!

It would serve us well not to forget that all successful people fail. Time and time again.

This is something crucial to remember. Particularly at those moments in life when you’re trying to improve on something: your body, marriage, business, etc. If you’re currently at such a place, then I would highly suggest to check out the following clip — which begins with an update on my running journey! But make sure you watch till the end because that’s where the real inspiration comes in!



Life Hack – How To Fix Squeaky Orthotics

Have you ever found yourself during a casual stroll at the grocery store – deep in thought as you peruse the ingredients for a potential new non-GMO / organic / gluten free / sugar free / fat free / nut free / dairy free cookie – and, all of a sudden, your rudely disturbed by a loud and obnoxious squeaking sound??? You turn to look at what might possibly be making such noise pollution, and there she is. But wait? She’s not even pushing a shopping cart. WHAT.

Well, 10 to 1, whenever you hear someone squeaking along… they’re wearing orthotics. I would know. #GuiltyAsCharged

Now, if you’re part of the club, then I know you know what I’m talking about. But go ahead an Google how to get rid of that offensive sound and you won’t find anything that really does the trick. Trust me. Been there, done that.

Until now! Watch even if you don’t have orthotics because, hey, we all need a friend in the know, you know?


Hey, if you have a sec, let me know (in the comments) what you thought of this week’s recap. Means a lot!

And what are your plans for this last summer month!? I’m dying to know…





2 responses to “Snapshot | Why 70% Of Us Aren’t Happy At Work”

  1. Amen to what you said about actually living by your priorities! After years of thinking about it, I FINALLY quit my corporate job to follow my passion and make time for the important things in life. It took a lot of ego stripping to finally get to this point. I gave up a lot of money and a sense of competence and expertise, but I have to tell you it’s been so worth it. I feel more aligned and at peace in my life than I ever have.

  2. Thanks for the orthotic trick. My husband and I both have that issue. I will be on my way to Hobby Lobby today!

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