Stout Advice: Joy

Happiness is based on your happenings, so therefore you are happy. Joy is a state of being, that regardless of your happenings you are joyful. It’s easy to get bogged down in the happenings of life. It’s important that we stay away from the “woe is me” attitude because it will only rob us of our joy. Even if you aren’t happy, you can always be joyful.
Action Items
List the things that bring you joy.
Put those things in a place where they’ll be top of mind.
Take time to remember the blessings in your life that bring you joy! We hope everyone has a blessed and joy-filled week!

Stout Advice: If Today Were My Last

“If Today Were My Last” is a very powerful phrase and an important one to reflect on. Challenge yourself to live life backwards mentally. Look at where you are, live it backwards, and look at how you ended up where you are. Doing this will allow you to look back and see changes that need to be made in your life.
Most people just live a life of existence. They don’t really live, they just exist. Are you living your life with passion? The Declaration of Independence says it best. “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” However, most people are stuck in life, liberty, and the pursuit of the weekend. Our country isn’t founded just so we can exist. It’s founded so we can thrive, live, and LOVE life!
Action items:
If today were your last what would you do?
What changes can you make to get closer to what you love?

Stout Advice: Belief in Self

This week Logan talks about how we must have self confidence in order to achieve “belief in self”. Self confidence comes from knowing who you are at your core. Personal growth, surrounding yourself with the right people, knowing your weaknesses, and accountability are all things that contribute to our self confidence.
Action Items:
Watch this video.
Read a book that will help you grow as a person.
Take a closer look at the people you’re with the most often.