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How To Be Happy: the Art and Practice

Vadim Kotelnikov

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Happiness Way

Life-Business Synergy

Happy Business

The address of your happiness is

Happiness is not about life-business balance,
it is about life-business synergy.

Love breeds Love.
Love what you do and success will fall in love with you.
Love your customers and they will love you back.


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"Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get." 


Pearls of Wisdom


If you can find true contentment, it will last forever.

– LaoTzu

A well guarded mind brings happiness. Those who are free from all worldly desires will attain Nirvana. Never covet what others have. It is deadly sin which grows away from all happiness. Learn to be happy with what you have.

– Buddha

They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

– Confucius

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

– The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

Happiness is a continuous creative activity.

– Baba Amte

Absolutely, God's allies will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.
They are those who believe and lead a righteous life. For them happiness in this life, and in the Hereafter. Such is God's inviolable law.
This is the true triumph.

– Quran


Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.

– Francesca Reigler

Happiness, if attainable at all, must be sought by reflection upon things that are remote from the impressions of sense.

– Plotinus (A.D. 204-270), the Founder of Neoplatonism

The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.

– Thucydides (B.C. 460 – 400)

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.

– George Bernard Shaw

I look on that man as happy, who, when there is question of success, looks into his work for a reply.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

As for happiness, it is not something you experience, it's something you remember.

– Mark Twain

There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them.

– Wayne Dyer



What Does Creativity Brings To Your Life?

  • Creativity brings happiness, energy and power. Creativity is energizing, revitalizing, uplifting and motivating. It gives you joy, the impetus to push further, and a sense of power. It helps re-ignite your passion for your work and excites you into courageous action.


I've Learned...

By: Andy Rooney

I've learned....
That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

I've learned....
That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

Chinese Proverbs about Money

  • With money you can buy a house, but not a home

8-step Emotional Transformation Recipe

  • Accept full responsibility for the emotion. Even if you don't fully believe it right now, tell yourself, "I Create My Reality, and I am Creating this Emotion Right Now". Usually, people never get beyond step one because they actually believe that outer circumstances are causing their emotions

Be the Best Possible

10 Tips by Ten3 NZ Ltd.

  • Know who you are. Being inwardly happy (knowing you are competent and capable) automatically improves levels of quality and excellence in your work.  Understand that inner happiness only comes about via Self esteem + Self respect + Personal Pride.  Get these ingredients right and with careful written planning the rest will simply fall into place.

If You Get Stuck in a Traffic Jam

  • If you get stuck in a traffic jam while going on a date, smile! Remember that "absence makes the heart grow fonder"

Humorous Business Plan

Financial Success

Values being created: "Money can't buy happiness; it can, however, rent it." ~ Unknown...

Targeted market: "I don't like money actually, but it quiets the nerves." ~ Joe E. Lewis...

Market analysis: ""What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money." – Henry Youngman


Happiness Defined

Happiness is an enduring positive psychological stage of mind.

Choose To Be Happy

The only source of happiness – and unhappiness – comes from inside yourself.

Happiness is not something that comes to you. It is something you create now, today.  Waiting for something to change in order to be happy is waiting to live your life. It is not what happens to you that counts. It is how you react to what happens to you. It is your attitude. When you adopt a positive attitude, life becomes a rewarding adventure instead of something to get through.


Finding Happiness

Finding happiness is about finding your true self.

"You don't find happiness, you make happiness. You choose happiness. Self-actualization is a process of discovering who you are, who you want to be and paving the way to happiness by doing what brings YOU the most meaning and contentment to your life over the long run," says David Leonhardt.

Life-Business Synergy

Happiness is not about life-business balance, it's about Life-Business Synergy.

Life-Business Synergy

Successful people win because they love what they do. Actually, your noble passion is your mission. If you find your true passion and devote yourself to it, you’ll find harmony and happiness in your life. You’ll be achieving great results continually and effortlessly... More

Find the Balance

Balance is a key element of a happy life and sustainable business.

Yin (passive, receptive) and Yang (active, creative) are both opposing forces and complementary pairs. Problems arise not when the two forces are battling, but when there is an imbalance between them in the environment. Conflicts, business problems, health disorders, divorce, and other problems – all can be attributed to disharmony in the forces of Yin and Yang... More

Happiness Quotes

"Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Buddha about Happiness

Tame the mind. This is the greatest challenge before you. It rushes here and there, swifter than the wind, more slippery than water. If you can arrest the flights of the mind to your will, happiness will be assured to you

Positive Emotions Are the Key To Life

Positive emotional energy is the key to 0 health, happiness and wellbeing. The more positive you are, the better your life will be in every area.

Knowing What You Want

Do you have a dream? Do you want something to change in your life? Not knowing what you want can be a confusing, frustrating and miserable time. Discover what it is that you want, what goals will make you happy.

Buddhism about Happiness

Everyone wants to be happy and no one wants to suffer, but very few people understand the real causes of happiness and suffering. We tend to look for happiness outside ourselves, thinking that if we had the right house, the right car, the right job, and the right friends we would be truly happy. We spend almost all our time adjusting the external world, trying to make it conform to our wishes. All our life we have tried to surround ourselves with people and things that make us feel comfortable, secure, or stimulated, yet still we have not found pure and lasting happiness... More

 Case in Point  Bertrand Russell about Happiness

"There is not law of nature guaranteeing that mankind should be happy. Everybody can see that this is true of our life here on earth, but by a curious twist our very sufferings in this life are made into an argument for a better life hereafter. We should not employ such an argument in any other connection. If you had bought ten dozen eggs from a man, and the first dozen were all rotten, you would not infer that the remaining nine dozen must be of surpassing excellence; yet that is the kind of reasoning that "the heart" encourages as a consolation for our sufferings here below."1

Knowing You Are Competent and Capable

Being inwardly happy (knowing you are competent and capable) automatically improves levels of quality and excellence in your work.  Understand that inner happiness only comes about via Self esteem + Self respect + Personal Pride.  Get these ingredients right and with careful written planning the rest will simply fall into place... More

The Importance of Values and Mission

The clearer you are about what you value and believe in, and what you stand for, the happier and more effective you will be. The values you choose for yourself, and the order of priority you place on your choices, will determine your approach to your life and work.

Humorous Business Plan: Success in Love

Brief History: "Men always want to be a woman's first love – women like to be a man's last romance." – Oscar Wilde...

Milestones completed and future plans: "Man begins by loving love and ends by loving a woman. Woman begins by loving a man and ends by loving love." – Remy De Gourmount...

Growth Strategy: "If men knew all that women think, they'd be twenty times more daring." – Alphonse Karr.

Humorous Business Plan: Successful Marriage

Values being created: "I never knew what real happiness was until I got married and by then it was too late." – Max Kauffman...

Brief history: "My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met!" – Rodney Dangerfield...

Marriage management skills: "A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband." – Montaigne

Creativity Quotes

"Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement in the thrill of creative effort." – Franklin Roosevelt

Inspirational Business Plan: True Love

Values Being Created: "We live in this world when we love it." – Rabindranath Tagore...

Market Analysis: "Our home is not where we live, it is where we love."  – Vadim Kotelnikov...

Marketing Strategy: "Life is the flower for which love is the honey."  – Victor Hugo






  1. A History of Western Philisophy, Bertrand Russell,

  2. The Art of Happiness, HH the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and Howard C. Cutler

  3. The Power of Failure, Charles C. Manz

  4. The 7 Golden Secrets to Knowing Your Higher Self, Asoka Selvarajah

  5. Motivation123, Newsletter, Jason Gracia

  6. The Science of Happiness, Stephen Kraus, Next Level Sciences Inc.,

  7. The Daily Dose of Happiness, David Leonhardt

  8. Do What You Love for the Rest of Your Life, Bob Griffiths

  9. Stray Birds, Rabindranath Tagor