Unleashing Happiness

Liking what you do is happiness. Doing what you like is freedom.

Bruce Poon Tip

I had the great privilege of hearing Bruce Poon Tip give a talk at last week’s Canadian Business Leaders Forum and he was in one word: INSPIRING. He has this rawness that is admirable, a drive to make a difference that is remarkable, and the willingness to keep growing, keep learning, and keep playing bigger! In his talk of greatness, he shared his story of being fired & being sued and despite what some may consider “set-backs,” he used them to propel him and his organization G Adventures even further. He has established and surrounded himself with a team of dream makers and life-changers. Together, they have and continue to enhance the well-being of those around the world, restoring sight, expanding views, and creating greater connections within humanity.

To those of you out there who are facing a set-back, I challenge you today to consider it a set-up. I invite you to consider that opportunities often come disguised as obstacles and the goals, dreams, and big-time visions you have for your life are still alive and possible.

In his talk, Bruce said that “Liking what you do is Happiness. Doing what you like is Freedom.” I’d like to take this already awesome statement and move it one step further. There are many things that we can like, but very few that we truly LOVE.

Loving what you do is Happiness. Doing what you love is Freedom.

And the secret to all of this?

The secret of Happiness is Freedom. The secret of Freedom is Courage.

-Bruce Poon Tip

Here’s to Happiness, Freedom and the Courage to Make It Happen.

*To learn more about Bruce and his amazing team, check out http://www.gadventures.com

Freedom lyrics
Songwriters: Fisher, N; Thiam, Aliaune; Tuinfort, Giorgio;

Everything I have, everything I own
All my mistakes man, you already know
I wanna be free, I wanna be free

From Senegal, West Africa
To St. Louis, Missouri
Thanks to Catherine Dana
For giving my pops his glory

He came down with his drum
And a dream to change the world
In a free uplifting world
And that’s all he ever want

Mom came a little after
Gave birth to my brother
Then all of the pressure
Made ’em fight one another

See, the pain would never last
Did the best with what they had
He knew the world was out for grabs
And he searched to find his

Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom
Everything I have, everything I own
All my mistakes, man, you already know
I wanna be free, I wanna be free
So I search to find my

Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom
Everything I have, everything I own
All my mistakes, girl, you already know
I wanna be free, I wanna be free

As a kid I never knew
I’d have to hustle just to make it through
So I found myself skipping school
‘Cause the girls don’t think I’m cool

And because of that I didn’t care
Whether or not I went to jail
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/a/akon-lyrics/freedom-lyrics.html ]
I just wanna be treated fair
‘Cause that’s all I ever knew

Telling me I need to slow down
‘Cause everybody in the whole town
‘Cause they know how I get down
Foreigner from another town

Can you believe we still around?
After so many hit the ground
And we ain’t gon’ stop now
Until we get that

Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom
Everything I have, everything I own
All my mistakes, man, you already know
I wanna be free, I wanna be free
Won’t stop till I find my

Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom
Everything I have, everything I own
All my mistakes, girl, you already know
I wanna be free, I wanna be free

If you wanna be free, and the land is drug free
Put your hands up, put your hands up
If you wanna be free, from all your misery
Put your hands up, put your hands up

If you wanna be free, with plenty money
Put your hands up, put your hands up
If you wanna be free, just praise G O D
Put your hands up, put your hands up

Freedom, freedom, freedom, freedom
Everything I have, everything I own
All my mistakes girl, you already know
I wanna be free, I wanna be free, yea

*lyrics courtesy of http://www.elyrics.net/read/a/akon-lyrics/freedom-lyrics.html

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