Hey everyone, it’s Shaun O’Gorman here from The Strong Life Project, and welcome to Episode 2746. In today’s episode, we’re diving deep into a topic that’s often glossed over but is vital for living a high-performing existence: personal happiness.

As a human behaviour and high-performance consultant, I’ve seen far too many individuals—CEOs, executives, military personnel, police officers—essentially people in high-stress environments, chase a version of happiness that’s defined by society, their peers, or a distorted sense of responsibility. This often leads to burnout, stress, and in more severe cases, mental health issues like PTSD and depression, topics I’m all too familiar with from my time as a Police tactical K9 handler.

You see, the key to resilience and high-performance isn’t in denying yourself happiness or running yourself into the ground for an abstract notion of ‘success.’ The key lies in identifying what genuinely makes you happy, owning it, and integrating it into your life.

During this episode, we’ll explore actionable strategies that will help you identify your own version of happiness. You don’t need anyone’s permission to choose what brings joy to your life. Take responsibility for your own well-being, because once you do, you’ll find that not only does your performance skyrocket, but your ability to impact others will too.

Remember, living a high-performing existence doesn’t mean neglecting your own happiness. Tune in, and let’s get into the nitty-gritty of making empowered choices for a stronger, happier you.

Thank you for joining me. Until next time, take responsibility for your life and make it a strong one.