Science says that only 10% of our happiness comes from our external circumstances—our job and income, relationship status, health and weight, age, and where we live. That means that our happiness is largely up to us and the choices we make, the things we do, the thoughts we think.
On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Robert Mack, an Ivy League-educated Celebrity Happiness Coach, Positive Psychology Expert, author of Happiness from the Inside Out, and TV Host/Personality for OWN and E! Robert hosts and produces EverTalk Live, a daily live-streaming morning show focused on happiness in Hollywood. His work has been endorsed by Oprah and many others.
In this episode, Dhru and Robert talk about the most important key to happiness, and simple actions someone can take today to get on a path to happiness. They discuss why adversity is necessary for living our best life, and how we can find peace, love, and happiness from the inside out. They also talk about ways to build optimism, resilience, and real confidence.
In this episode, we dive into:
- Robert’s story of being suicidal and how that experience influenced the work he is doing today (4:46)
- Why true happiness is a state of being, and not dependent on external factors (22:30)
- Two things that contribute to our happiness (35:00)
- How adversity can lead us to happiness (47:28)
- How to have the happiest relationship possible (50:07)
- How to protect our happiness (58:46)
- Robert’s non-negotiable that set the foundation for his happiness (1:01:50)
- Robert’s book recommendations (1:17:30)
- How to support a loved one going through a difficult time (1:18:39)
- Where to learn more about Robert Mack (1:28:55)
I know you’ll love this episode of The Broken Brain Podcast as much as I did.
PS – For more on Robert Mack, be sure to follow him on Instagram @robmackofficial, on Facebook @robmackofficial, and on Twitter @robmackofficial. Check out his website http://www.coachrobmack.com. You can find his book, Happiness from the Inside Out: The Art and Science of Fulfillment, right here. You can find the Family and Marriage Therapist Dhru mentions during the interview here. Lastly, here is the National Suicide Prevention Hotline if you or a loved one is having suicidal thoughts: 1-800-273-8255.