According to the World Happiness Report, Finland is the happiest country in the world for the sixth year in a row.
In March, Finland's tourism department offered a trip to Finland for 10 people so they could take a masterclass on happiness.
Over 150,000 people applied to take the masterclass so they decided to set up a free online masterclass so everyone could give feedback.
Of course, I had to watch the free masterclass.
The masterclass has four core themes:
- Nature & Lifestyle
- Health & Balance
- Design & Everyday
- Food & Wellbeing
My biggest takeaway was "It's better to have enough than to want more".
That phrase really struck a chord with me.
I spend my life always wanting more.
I'm constantly reading and taking online classes so I can get better.
I'm always trying to earn more.
Always trying to learn the next big thing.
The instructor, April Rinne, says "When we're focused on more, we're actually never able to find enough."
"The goalpost keeps changing."
Do I really need to keep learning to feel successful?
Do I need to keep earning to feel successful?
What does success mean to me in the 4th quarter of my career?
What would happen if I stopped learning the latest marketing hack?
What would happen if I stopped chasing more income?
My life is pretty damn good.
I have a fantastic wife and two successful children.
We have a great-grandson and a granddaughter on the way.
We love where we live.
We travel when we want.
We have great friends.
My business lets me work from anywhere when I feel like working.
What am I chasing by constantly taking more classes?
Why am I constantly stressing about making more money?
How much money do I need?
At this point in my life, time is more important than earning more money.
The runway of my life is getting shorter.
What if I declared I had enough and stopped wanting more?
I'd love to hear your thoughts.
P.S. The Mastermind Book Club is meeting this week.
This month we're reading Read This or Die by my friend Ray Edwards.
The essence of the book is Ray had to change his thinking after he was diagnosed with Parkinsons.
Tom Ruwitch and I read the book for you.
Join us for the discussion because it's a very powerful book.