Welcome to Your Success Starter Toolkit!
The Success Toolkit is something that will expand over time. When new information, guides and materials are produced, they will be located here for you to have free access to. What better way to create a better life?
At The Start of Happiness, we believe in 3 things:
- Making a difference in this world
- Making an income doing what you love
- Making yourself a high-performer and an expert at what you do
If you can master the 3 behaviours above, then you will start immense, lasting happiness not only in your own life, but in the lives of others surrounding you.
The Success Toolkit
1. The Wheel of Life: A Self-Assessment Tool
Download: Wheel of Life Self-Assessment Supporting Documentation (.pdf)
This document is to support the post on the Wheel of Life, with further detailed information on questions for guidance, templates to print off and an action plan for you to easily print off, complete and reefer to regularly.
Download: Wheel of Life Self-Assessment Supporting Documentation (.docx)
This is the same as the above however in Word format, so you can easily type in your information and actions straight onto the document.
2. The 5 Whys Template
Download the 5 Whys Template:
A quick tool for creating sustained happiness (full post here).
3. Quick Guides
4. Bonus Free Guide
5. Create Your Own Happiness Manifesto
Download: Create Your Own Happiness Manifesto – Supporting Documentation (.pdf)
To help you with the above in creating your own Happiness Manifesto, use this as guidance and thought prompters to ensure you maximise its value
6. Happiness Manifesto
Download: Happiness Manifesto (.png)
This is a .pdf version of the Happiness Manifesto which you can quickly and easily print off and pin up in a place of importance to you so you can keep it front of mind daily.
7. Recommended Books
Book: The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Handbook for Living
Nearly every time you see him, he’s laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He’s the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can’t help feeling happier.
If you ask him if he’s happy, even though he’s suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What’s more, he’ll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He’s tried to answer it before, but he’s never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand.
Book: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.
Book: Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose; A Round Table Comic
In his first comic book, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business; through LinkExchange (acquired by Microsoft for $265 million), Zappos (acquired by Amazon for over $1 billion in stock), and more.
Book: Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom
Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and other great teachers were born with brains built essentially like anyone else’s. Then they used their minds to change their brains in ways that changed history.
With the new breakthroughs in neuroscience, combined with the insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can shape your own brain for greater happiness, love, and wisdom.
Buddha’s Brain joins the forces of modern science with ancient teachings to show readers how to have greater emotional balance in turbulent times, as well as healthier relationships, more effective actions, and a deeper religious or spiritual practice.
Well-referenced and grounded in science, the book is full of practical tools and skills readers can use in daily life to tap the unused potential of the brain and rewire it over time for greater peace and well-being.
If you can change your brain, you can change your life.
Book: One-Minute Mindfulness: 50 Simple Ways to Find Peace, Clarity, and New Possibilities in a Stressed-Out World
Being fully in each moment leads to peace and well-being — but it’s harder than it sounds, especially in a world with constant demands on our time and attention. How do you practice mindfulness when you’re faced with difficult coworkers, overwhelming schedules, or stubborn kids? In this book, Donald Altman brings the benefits of mindfulness down to earth and into everyday life. With fifty exercises and practices to build awareness and center attention, you will discover how to savor routine pleasures, build fulfillment in your work, enhance and heal relationships, change unhealthy habits, and connect to peace even in the midst of chaos or uncertainty.
Book: How To Win Friends and Influence People
One of the best known motivational books in history: Since it was released in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. Carnegie’s first book is timeless and appeals equally to business audiences, self-help audiences, and general readers alike..
Proven advice for success in life: Carnegie believed that most successes come from an ability to communicate effectively rather than from brilliant insights. His book teaches these skills by showing readers how to value others and make them feel appreciated rather than manipulated.
Book: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
With Dale Carnegie’s timeless advice in hand, more than six million people have learned how to eliminate debilitating fear and worry from their lives and to embrace a worry-free future. In this classic work, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas that you can put to work today. It is a book packed with lessons that will last a lifetime and make that lifetime happier!
Discover how to:
- Eliminate fifty percent of business worries immediatel
- Reduce financial worry
- Avoid fatigue — and keep looking young
- Add one hour a day to your waking life
- Find yourself and be yourself — remember there is no one else on earth like you!
Book: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty?
In studying the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world, Simon Sinek discovered that they all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way-and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does. People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers might have little in common, but they all started with why.
Book: thxthxthx: Thank Goodness for Everything
Based on the website above and after years of being encouraged (okay, nagged) by her Mother to write thank-you notes, Dieterich began writing one thank-you note a day to whatever thing, no matter how small or odd, she was thankful for. From important gestures, like a Partner’s Understanding, to simple, soulful, and quirky things like Songs You’re Embarrassed to Like, thxthxthx features 200 of Dieterich’s original, handwritten thank-you notes that collectively convey the look and feel of handwritten notes from a close friend.
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