#293 The Fun Meter

Your Ticket to a Fortune of Joy

Ryan Babineaux and John Krumboltz are Stanford career counselors and psychologists who wrote a great book called Fail Fast, Fail Often.

In it, they have a great exercise. It goes like this.

You have a crazy uncle. He’s an inventor. One of his favorite creations is a wrist-watch gadget thingy that measures the level of joy and enthusiasm you’re experiencing in your life from a down-in-the-dumps one to a happy-as-can-be ten. He called it the “fun-meter.”

Now, your uncle passed away. And, as fate would have it, he’s leaving you $100 million.

With one condition.

You need to wear the fun-meter at all times for a year. Every day it will wirelessly transmit your fun levels to the estate attorney’s office. You need to make sure your fun-meter never reports back anything less than a seven.

In other words, you’re going to need to live like you really mean it and create some pure joy every day!

Two questions:

1. You up for it? (I thought so.)

2. What would you do on the first day? (Now a good time to do it?)

Let’s live like we mean it.

Today and for however many days we’re blessed to be alive on this little planet of ours!