The Happiest People I Know

  • happyAre constantly changing up their world, trying new things, developing new hobbies, taking new risks, have diversified interests
  • Follow their own bent and are not beholden to approval from others; they never offend, and their self- worth is not contingent upon being liked by others
  • Understand that TRUE wealth is not money, but instead having discretionary time for their loved ones, friends and whatever else is important to them outside of the work world
  • Routinely remove the “clutter” and “noise” from their lives by taking some time for tranquility
  • Organize themselves physically and mentally; don’t over schedule themselves, don’t rely on crossing off items on a “to-do” list to feel a sense of accomplishment
  • Understand that being organized = more control = more power = more success, the consummate recipe for achieving self -mastery
  • Realize that money can indeed be a conduit to happiness but won’t ensure it
  • Keep their friends, family, trusted mentors and colleagues close, and their detractors at a distance
  • Appreciate the immeasurable power of giving to worthy individuals, causes or organizations to be the greatest esteem booster of all time
  • Never apologize or feel guilty about the fees they charge for their services and will turn away business as a result
  • Understand that they’re in business to provide value and that the only thing that matters is to improve their client’s position
  • Deliver impeccable customer service, return all phone calls, inquiries and e-mails within a day – barring unforeseen circumstances
  • See the opportunity in risk, not the risk in opportunity
  • View happiness as something they’ve got to work at and not just wish will happen
  • Simplify their lives, don’t engage in “paralysis by analysis,” take away positives from every negative circumstance, don’t dwell on failures, and change faulty courses of action quickly and move on


Joseph Wegmann, R.Ph., LCSW is a licensed clinical pharmacist and a clinical social worker with more than thirty years of experience in the field of psychopharmacology. His diverse professional background in psychopharmacology and counseling affords him a unique perspective on medication management issues. In addition to consulting with numerous psychiatric facilities, he has presented psychopharmacology seminars to thousands of clinicians in 46 states.

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