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  1. Finding Happiness Within Yourself Kristen Harcourt 21:32

Do you often find yourself thinking, “I’ll be happy when…?” What if you discovered that’s a trap many of us fall into? Waiting for external achievements to bring happiness is a never-ending cycle leading to unhappiness.

In this solo episode of the Inspirational Leadership podcast, Kristen discusses the “I’ll be happy when” syndrome and how to find happiness within yourself. She explains why true happiness is always available from within, even with relentless societal and cultural pressures that make us feel inadequate.

Listen in to learn practical tips to break free from the illusion that external changes are necessary to find happiness. You will also learn the importance of remembering to pursue your goals with the understanding that happiness is already within.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to avoid the Illusion of external happiness and instead embrace internal sources of joy and contentment.
  • How to be aware of unhelpful thought patterns that lead to unhappiness and stay present and grounded.
  • Mindful and gratitude practices to help you enhance contentment and joy within yourself.
  • How to pursue your goals with the understanding that happiness is already within you for a more fulfilling and joyful journey.

Standout Quotes:

  • “The reason why you will never have happiness come from any of those things is because you are looking for something external to give you that sense of happiness, that sense of contentment, and that sense of bliss.”– Kristen [01:57]
  • “The good news is happiness, bliss, and contentment are available to you 24/7, but a lot of time we are looking in the wrong place.”– Kristen [02:17]
  • “There is nothing that you have to attain; you’re already whole, enough, worthy, and complete. When you start to recognize a voice telling you that you’re not, this is when you can do some things to bring yourself back to your truth.”– Kristen [12:23]

𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟱-𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗣𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗵𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗱𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱𝘄𝗶𝗱𝗲, 𝗞𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗻 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗲𝘅𝗲𝗰𝘂𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗹𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀, 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆. 𝗧𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗺𝘆 𝗼𝗻𝗲-𝗼𝗻-𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗸𝗲𝘆𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗼𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁: www.kristenharcourt.com

Kristen Harcourt Emotional Intelligence Expert, Keynote Speaker & Executive Coach, Host of Inspirational Leadership

For 15+ years, Kristen has partnered with executives and emerging leaders in hundreds of organizations worldwide to achieve extraordinary and sustainable results through increased self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness.

In addition to being an in-demand speaker and facilitator, she is also an accredited coach, empowering leaders to become more aware of their strengths, blind spots, values and purpose so they can build lives and organizations of success, health and sustainability.

An expert in Leadership Development, she hosts a bi-weekly podcast called Inspirational Leadership where she interviews progressive CEOs, strategic HR leaders and forward-thinking experts who share her mission to humanize work and transform leaders.

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