In today’s world we all seek happiness and can benefit from a little more happy in our lives.  How does one go about doing that and where do you start ? How about creating a happy movement for yourself ? The how, in a word it starts with your PASSION. What are you passionate about? When you think of your passion often times it’s your hobby and not necessarily your job. Few if any are doing their passion as a career. This is not to say it is not possible, it is very possible, if that is what you want. How often do you hear about a co- worker who left her corporate life to open a scrapbook store or a lawyer turned writer. These are folks whose inner compass pointed to their happiness, a place where fulfillment resides. In turn, they listened to self and created their own happy movement by taking a leap of faith.

According to the Conference Board poll  45 % of Americans are unhappy in their jobs,  polled in 2010. That is nearly half of Americans out there, walking the streets and driving to work everyday , a destination they are unhappy spending more than 60% of their time a week. This is a scary statistic and not one to live by.  Perhaps it’s not the job per se, but the lack of fulfillment surrounding the circumstances related to it. Many  talents are underutilized and we are withering away from our full potential. The Universe has so much more in store for all of us.  If this is you, quitting your day job may not be the best strategy but forming an exit plan is. What is an exit plan? The best exit plan is one you proactively devise by leaving a job, career or even an unhappy situation, based on your own terms and not someone elses. This is not to say that there are not sacrifices involved, however the potential benefits out weight the risks.

For those who have been laid off or been a part of a company downsize,  it does not feel so good and it can be a confusing time forming a new identity during economic downturn, at least for right now. The good news is you have been spared from being a statistic in the pool of unhappy people . The more profound insight is, you now have the opportunity to synergistically utilize your knowledge and expertise in ways far beyond a job description. You have the power to create your own job description and life description. Just imagine how good it is to gain the freedom you deserve and utilize it to feel a more fulfilled life.

When you continue to operate in the live, work, create, play, mode, you become this, a mold to a mode. In your happy movement you begin to imagine, align and expand in areas of your life left untapped. This especially is so, when you brilliance has been left dormant or not fully utilized. Nine out of ten times, any action you place toward your happy movement will bring a result. When you deliberately create, you are aspiring toward your happy movement. Creating is the life force behind all that we do and when you imagine your future as bright, it will be bright.

We are all going through a transformation of some sort. One way in which I counsel those who are reinventing self is to begin to imagine. Your imagination is the platform to the key of your calling. Listening to your dreams at night and writing your aha moments can be a tell tale sign that your percolating into existence a message, a recipe, a song, a delivery system, a book , a design, a new project. Whichever it may be,  decide to unleash your happiness movement and your brain will follow. You are only one thought away from your magic, one word away from love, one email away from opportunity and one new outlook away from a new lease on life.

The research shows that money does not equate to happiness. What it does show is that your health improves, your stress level goes down and you tend to rest easier in your day to day life when you choose happiness over adversity. Your ability to succeed is far beyond what you currently believe. The time is now to break out of your old paradigm and start anew.

I am excited about your happy movement and I want you to be too ! So, get on it, put together that happiness blueprint and begin a big beautiful life plan, express yourself and let it roll with faith in knowing,  your future is bright !

Weekly Quote: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt

Jackie Ruka is an author, artist therapist and lifestyle expert who started Get Happy Zone, a personal development organization dedicated to launching your personal happiness campaign through her training classes and upcoming book “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for the Life You Desire.” Go here, www.gethappyzone.com, to read Jackie’s blog.

What would you like to change in your life’s canvas? If you are stuck and feeling uninspired Get Happy Zone is where we want to help you flesh out your desires and embark on a more positive course! Should you or your business require inspiration please inquire atinfo@gethappyzone.com.


  1. Calla Gold says:

    My happy actions include loving my work as a Santa Barbara Jeweler, taking walks with my husband, calling my Mom, gardening, and enjoying the beauty in the people I meet every day.

  2. It breaks my heart that 45% of people are unhappy in their jobs. What a waste…and so unnecessary. Can you imagine what a difference it would make if only half of those people were in organizations where they were happy? And that is SO possible. Thanks for helping to raise awareness about the importance of creating more happiness in our organizations!
    Dr. Lynn K. Jones, Certified Personal and Executive Coach

  3. I like this post, enjoyed this one thankyou for putting up.

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