#41 The Key to Happiness and Contentment in Leadership and Life

The 360 Leadhership Podcast, Episode 41, 05 October 2022 by Lucy Gernon

Want to learn how to feel more happy and more content?

True happiness. Something everyone strives for.

But what makes us truly ‘happy’? What are the secrets to feeling fulfilled and happy?

Is happiness and contentment in life even attainable?

Above are some of the questions I’ve noticed my clients ask me time and time again. These are also the questions I found myself asking in my corporate role as a leader before I had the knowledge I am about to share with you today.

When I ask my clients what they want to achieve by working with me, it always comes back to just feeling more in control, confident, calm and content. Being a woman leader in the corporate world can be nerve-wracking and constant stress is not good for your self-esteem.

Take me for example. For years I never felt good enough. I never felt like I fit in,

I’d have intrusive thoughts in meetings wondering if I was talking too much or else wondering if someone was judging me for not knowing enough. It was exhausting.

Sound familiar?

6 years ago, I read the book A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and this was when I started on the road to self-discovery.

The bottom line was I enjoyed my job, I had a wonderful, family, friends and the freedom to travel – yet I just didn’t feel fulfilled in life.

You’ve worked your way up, you’ve worked hard to get where you are now. Maybe you sacrificed time with friends and family for work – yet there may be something inside you looking for more.

“If I have all these things, why am I not happy?”

If you find yourself asking these questions, internalise and take a look at yourself and your life. How do you view yourself in your own mind? Is the narrative toward yourself positive or negative?

Do you view external sources believing THEY are what is going to make you happy? If you are not feeling content with who you are, no promotion, raise, or material possession is going to fulfil you the way you can.

You are good enough. Appreciate the present moment because it is all we have. Tomorrow is not guaranteed.

It is time to get out of your own way and LIVE your life.

Listen now to hear the key takeaways below

[2:20] Why listening to your heart is critical

[4:30] The importance of healing from your past

[6:05] The key to happiness

[9:00] One thing you must do to be more strategic

[10:45] What happens when you set boundaries

If you’re struggling with finding your contentment and happiness or struggling with work-life balance I’ve opened up a few spots for some 90-minute strategy sessions.

On our call, we will have a very specific focus and topic, I will give you tools and a plan as well as the ongoing support you need to take you through step-by-step how to handle your problems.

Go to www.lucygernon.com/strategy and book a call now.