Like most people, I hit a wall in my 30s. I was perfectly fine, and in fact, I had achieved everything I’d set my sights on until that point. But I felt a nagging emptiness that truly baffled me at the time. Like I had planned and created a beautiful garden, but then realized I’d planted it at someone else’s house. This life I’d built wasn’t the life for me.
I’d like to say I woke up one day with that revelation…along with a succinct, play-by-play plan of action to transform my life. Spoiler alert: it’s taken me years to get to know myself — I mean truly understand who I am — and start to build a life that allows me to flourish.
And while I’ve made incredible progress, I now realize that this exploration of self and purpose (and ultimately joy) is a life-long study. We spend so much time learning vocations and hobbies and social norms, but sadly we forget to know ourselves. What else matters?
There’s no better application of Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘10,000 Hour Rule’ — the notion that it takes 10,000 of practice to become an expert at something — than yourself. I created The Joy Lab to do just that: to share the tools and practices that I’ve tried along my journey so that others can become experts on themselves. My hope for The Joy Lab is that you can benefit from my research, introspection, trouble shooting and aha moments to transform your life.
So come along with me, and let’s commit to this journey, together!
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy”Rumi
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