Happy People Don’t Hurt People



Why is it that some people smile radiantly daily while some wear a frown and seek to hurt?


We all know there is an epidemic of anger and despair sweeping across the nation and harming people all over our country. School and event shootings are out of control. Suicide and the opioid addiction crises are symptoms of a hurting society. Our apathetic culture needs a spark. What if there was a different way for a person, family, community, and culture to live?


People actively pursuing their most fulfilling life are happy because they are doing what they like with people they like.



But how do we get there?


The challenge for many is that they lack the tools to know how to create a most fulfilling life. They may want a better life, but really have no idea what to do. If this describes you, it is not your fault. Look around. Most people are NOT living lives within the diagram above. They are not living fulfilling lives. More live lives of quiet desperation… wanting more, but simply not sure how to get there. You may think the question is “why not”? However, the real question is” how to?” How do you create a life in which you wake up everyday saying, “Let me at ‘em”. A compelling life that grows more interesting by the day. A life with a cast of characters around you all helping lift you to your best self!


Is this really possible?


Yes it is. Believe it or not, there are people and connected online communities who are thriving. Each of us is a vital cog in an engine that helps power everyone forward. We are mindful to make the best choices for our lives and those we love and support. Of course, we all have plenty of struggles and challenges. But the difference is the ecosystem. Can you imagine a community where doing the tough inner work to find out where your best future may lie and how to “find yourself faster” is the norm? A community where people know what you are trying to do with your life and actively help and root for you? Very refreshing and much needed today, eh?


You may be thinking, “Well, this sounds great, but where do I start? What can I do to create and live my most fulfilling life possible?”


These four areas are what we at 1Life Fully Lived have found are the most important things to focus on in order to move forward in life. Please take a moment and contemplate the following for you!


  1. Vision – Think and scribe… Where am I going with all of this? How can I find my fulfillment triangle to help me create a compelling life worthy of my extraordinary efforts?

  2. Finances – How will I fund my “Magnificent Future?” How can I earn more, monitor what comes in and out regularly, and learn all about money and investing wisely?

  3. Relationships – Dive in to know myself deeply. Find out who is my core team or posse? Who is on my board of directors?

  4. Wellness – How can I be healthy in my mind, body, and spirit to fuel this amazing journey? Doing the inner work daily to become strong and resilient for life’s inevitable challenges.


Think about the challenges we face daily in our lives as we look to create a fulfilling life for ourselves and those we love and cherish. The best way we’ve found to do this is go inside. Do the tough inner work necessary. Ask yourself the big questions. Then go about making your best life materialize day after day.

So as our old friend Timothy said back in the 60’s, “tune in. turn on. Find your “Fulfillment Triangle” and live happy!”


~ Tim Rhode

Founder 1Life Fully Lived

Co-founder -Gobundance





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