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I often get approached by potential clients wanting to be happier, as if coaching might contain a secret formula for business or relationship success. 

It doesn’t, of course and I like it when I read something like ‘happiness is solving problems’ as Mark Manson writes in The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: a Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. 

It’s a reminder that we can’t buy or find happiness. Rather, it is a byproduct of the things we do and more specifically, doing the things that matter. 

We can’t be great at everything in the one precious life we’re given so we need to choose our problems wisely. 

If you took an inventory of your life right now, what are you really prepared to struggle for? What matters? 

Chances are it is more about developing great relationships than making a great first impression, enjoying a sunset without thinking the experience has to morph into something ‘important’ like a photography prize.

Whatever it is for you, the important thing is that we choose our problems consciously and enjoy the process of solving them.