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What are your Micro-Choices?

Micro-choices are the quick, almost automatic reactions we have to what we encounter throughout the day. We make micro-choices all the time, and they have a huge impact on our lives. Our micro-choices set us off on a cycle of thoughts, beliefs, and feelings. This cycle keeps us focused on our choice. For example, if I see a new car,…

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Are You Self Aware?

I’ve been reading and thinking about what it means to be self-aware. On the surface, it means to be aware of yourself. From the You Can Choose perspective, it means realizing all your choices are reflected back to you in your experiences. It means every experience you have is because of you. And when I say you, I mean the…

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Three Steps to be Happier

Beth and I chose to be happier by following a simple three-step process. 1. We first decided we wanted to be happier 2. We started paying attention to how often we were happy 3. We chose to change our thinking when we were not happy This three-step process is foolproof. Decide to be Happier The first step is super easy.…

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Your Three Selves

When you think of who you are and point your finger and say this is me, where do you point? I point to someplace in my mid-chest and say “Here I am.” When we say “You Can Choose,” we don’t mean just the you that you point to, but the whole you. Let’s call this ‘whole you’ the Whole-Self. The…

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Who’s Shoes?

In the gym the other day, someone left a pair of shoes and socks in front of my locker. They were just cast aside by their owner as he undressed to go to the shower after his workout. How rude, I thought, He could have put them into his locker or set them aside, But I guess he felt he…

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Why We Chose Happiness

Beth and I did not always choose happiness. There were times in our lives when happiness was not something we thought about or strove for. We saw happiness as a lucky by-product of living. A feeling you could get if things happened to go your way. As we grew up, we did not stress happiness in either of our households.…

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What Makes You Happy?

Most people think things make them happy. Getting a new car or a new job or a new friend certainly gives you a feeling of joy. You enjoy the working towards it and the receiving of it. But many times, the attainment of the thing you’ve sought after also brings a feeling of ‘what’s next?’ Its the feeling you have…

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Can You Be Happier?

Can you be happier? It sounds a little rhetorical. You say, of course, I can be happier. Who couldn’t be happier? Especially since we know happiness is not based on a random scale, but on how often you feel happy. Is it worth any extra effort to be happier? For sure. There are plenty of studies that show happier people…

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