Life is a Verb

I found this tonight. I love the way he talks, the way he sounds, the message he has in this video. It’s about Joy vs happiness. Joy is better. I spent the morning with Phoenix Community and heard a version of this I’ll share after the video.

This is what I took from my morning.

When the work you do changes from a ‘get to’ to a ‘have to’ joy diminishes. And it’s not just your work. If you feel like you ‘have to’ on anything, it can kill the joy it used to bring. Friends, family, work, travel, leisure, and the list goes on. Most times it’s about how you deal with it. How you measure it.

In this video, he talked about gratitude as a way to bring back the joy. To be grateful. To focus on what you have instead of what you don’t.

Spend a few minutes, write down 3 things you’re grateful for.

I’m grateful for my day with Phoenix. “I’m encouraged by them” is the best way I can put it. I am grateful for my family. My wife, sons, grandkids, and more. We’re healthy and happy right now. I am grateful for my ability to help. My recovering engineer has been working today. As a mentor, I was busy over the weekend. I got to talk to an agent who was struggling and I think I helped. I’m grateful I could.

Focus on joy, gratitude and maybe you’ll find wisdom too. Here is a quote that came to mind.

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city, you go into the desperate country and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things..” Henry David Thoreau

If you’re struggling and need to talk to someone, I’m here and I’ll talk with you.

I mean it.

If you want to schedule a call you can click on this link. It will take you to a calendar where you can request a 30-minute time block. I’ll accept and we’ll get on Google Meet to talk face to face.

It’s free and it might just help if you’re stuck. No strings, no pitch, just someone to listen and maybe get you unstuck.

I’m here if you want to reach out.

I hope you will.

Thanks for listening,
Jerry Robertson
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