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BIG Ideas Exchange: The Owners Manual for Happiness

Friday, Jun 10 2016 8:30AM to 11:00AM

Pierce Howard and Peter Popovich
Goodmortgage.com 3325 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28217

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange

Friday, June 10, 2016

Location: Goodmortgage.com, 3325 South Tryon Street, 28217


8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am Book Discussion

Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below.

Book: "The Owner's Manual for Happiness--Essential Elements of a Meaningful Life" by local author Pierce Johnson Howard

Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/Owners-Manual-Happiness-Essential-Elements-Meaningful/dp/0578120798


The happiness literature is about how to be happier. This book summarizes all of that advice, but adds an important caveat: Roughly one person in nine is born happy, and the other eight must find alternatives to happiness. The good news is that the alternatives to happiness are as satisfying or more than happiness itself. These five alternative modes of positive being are flow, fit, progress towards goals, altruism, and community. The theory is accompanied by practical suggestions about achieving these five modes.

This engaging discussion will be facilitated by the author, Pierce Howard, along with Peter Popovich.

As a reminder, you don't have to read the book to attend! Most do not, and we always have a very engaging discussion!

During this roundtable we'll:

· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth

Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions for 2017, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month. Thanks!