How to find happiness and maintain it is a central question.
Do you know that we have what’s called a set point for happiness? According to Dr. Puff we can change that. We can raise our set point and what he calls become superenjoyers.
We can raise our set point of happiness. Happiness is a lot like our weight. You have to do things to maintain your healthy weight.
To begin to change our happiness begins with awareness. Dr. Puff shares four steps to creating happiness.
Here they are:
-you know nothing
-you start learning and gaining skills
-with time you re going to become competent
-you become a master
He compares learning to be happy to learning Japanese.
Regardless of your life experiences you can learn to be happy today. It’s a learned skill and you can cultivate it, just like learning a new language.
We also talk about parenting. He states that there are 3 ways we affect our children.
There are 3 ways we affect our children:
1. unconditional love
2. what we expose them to
3. what we model and this is the most important one
About my guest
Dr. Robert Puff is an internationally recognized Speaker and Clinical Psychologist who helps companies and organizations identify and correct problems that are limiting their employees’ job performances. He believes that a happy place of business is more efficient, successful and profitable. Studies show that many people are unhappy at work, which can be due to personal problems, family life, or not feeling fulfilled on the job. Dr. Puff’s popular workshops and seminars help employee teams learn how to overcome problems to become much more engaged, enthusiastic, and productive. He uses proven principles to solve spiritual, emotional, nutritional, and physical aspects of individuals in the workplace.
For several years, Dr. Puff had been ranked as the number-one U.S. “clinical psychologist” on Google. Because of his reputation as an expert on a variety of mental health issues, he has been interviewed regularly by various media outlets and has been quoted over 1,000 times. He co-hosted the weekly TV program, The Holistic Success Show, which was featured on the Discovery Channel’s Fit TV for six months. His “Happiness Podcast,” which focuses on ways for all of us to live a happier life, is regularly ranked among the top podcasts on iTunes. For years, Dr. Puff has been a regular blogger for Psychology Today.
Dr. Puff has authored 13 books on a variety of topics, including relationships, anger management, holistic healing and happiness. His two books, Finding Our Happiness Flow, and Anger Work: How to Express Your Anger and Still be Kind, have been on the Best Seller list at Amazon.com. His book, How to Live a Positive Life: The Art of Living Well, was a number-one bestseller at iTunes books in the “Self-Improvement” category.
He regularly helps people and businesses all over the world via his corporate workshops, besides having a private practice in Newport Beach, California
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Some of his books:
- Finding Our Happiness Flow
The Everything Guide to Anger Management: Proven Techniques to Understand and Control Anger
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