Tony Hsieh Quotes on Happiness

Revisiting Delivering Happiness, these quotes from Tony Hsieh hit home for me:

“I made a list of the happiest periods in my life, and I realized that none of them involved money. I realized that building stuff and being creative and inventive made me happy.”

“We are all brainwashed by our society and culture to stop thinking and just assume by default that more money equals more success and more happiness, when ultimately happiness is really just about enjoying life.”

“The problem when someone feels burned out, bored, unchallenged, or stifled by their work is not the job itself but rather the environment and playground rules given to them to do the job at hand.”

“Envision, create, and believe in your own universe, and the universe will form around you.”

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Charlie Hoehn is the author of Play It Away, Play for a Living and Recession Proof Graduate. His work has been featured on NPR's TED Radio Hour, Forbes, Fast Company, and Harvard Business Review. Previously, he was the Director of Special Projects for Tim Ferriss. Currently, he is the Head of Author Marketing at Book In A Box. He lives in Austin, Texas.

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  1. Joseph Botsch

    Great post. Love the idea on changing the environment to rediscover happiness. What brought you to Austin after being in SF for so long? Do you think the people in Texas were happier?

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