The Happiest Man in the World

One Man's Never Ending Journey to Happiness

Stand Up Comedy & Laughing Out Loud


  This past Thursday was a long day. I woke up around 5:30 am. At 7:30 am, I was on a plane. By 9 am, I was in a different city. At 11 am, I was on a stage in front of 500 people delivering a keynote that I had only found out I’d be giving about 36 hours beforehand. At 3:00 pm, I was on another plane headed back home… Read More

30-Day No Complaining Challenge Update (Day 21)


It’s been three weeks since I started the 30-Day No Complaining Happiness Challenge. While some sources say that it takes 21 days to build or break a habit, I have to admit, that I’m not quite sure I’m there yet. That said, there have been some pretty big learnings for me in the course of the past three weeks. Setting Reminders Throughout the first week of the challenge, one of.. Read More

New York, New York, No Place Else Like It


  I recently got back from a week’s vacation spent in New York City and Atlantic City. I’m not much of a gambler, but I’d never been to Atlantic City, and I wanted to see it at some point. It turns out, that Atlantic City is a little bit of a depressing place to be. Hotels are going bankrupt, the boardwalk is quiet, and the people visiting there are really.. Read More

The Carlton and Nostalgia


  I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s. Despite all I hear about how great the ’60s and ’70s were, I didn’t have the privilege to be alive for those years, so instead, I turn my nostalgia to the last decades of the 20th century. It’s only in the last couple of years that I actually started feeling nostalgia. Prior to that, I guess I assumed it was something.. Read More

30-Day No Complaining Challenge Update (Day 7)


A full week has gone by since I began the 30-Day No Complaining Challenge, and I have to say, I probably could have picked an easier time to start a no complaining challenge. For starters, I got sick pretty much the day the challenge started with a cold that at first didn’t seem so bad, then got worse, then kind of went away, and is now back with a vengeance… Read More

Shots of Awe, an Inspirational Youtube Series


This is the first in a series of recurring posts that I expect to come out on Mondays. Things That Make Me Happy could be anything from a book, to a movie, to an experience, to just about anything I can possibly think of. The only goal of this recurring post is to share something with you that makes me smile with two goals: 1) To make sure that I’m.. Read More

Happiness Challenge: 30 Days of No Complaining


A big part of happiness, is being content with our current situation. Unfortunately, most of us are not so great at doing that. In fact, some of us have turned complaining about our current situation into a pastime of sorts. Sometimes, I think I may be one of those people. In fact, i must admit, rather sheepishly, that I’ve often been thought of by those around me as a cynic, especially.. Read More

The Birth of Happiest Man in the World

Happiness Journey

  On the Saturday morning of my 30th birthday, I rolled out of bed and brewed a pot of coffee. I lazily browsed the web until the coffee was ready, and then I poured two cups, and brought one to the love of my life, who was still asleep. Waking slowly, she wished me a Happy Birthday, thanked me for the coffee and told me I should jump into the.. Read More