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Jim McCarthy teaches people how to create their happiness by blending mindfulness techniques and timeless wisdom with simple, science-based practices. He is a thought-provoking TEDx speaker and bestselling author of the book Live Each Day: A Surprisingly Simple Guide to Happiness. He has presented his innovative and highly acclaimed “Happiness Keynote” to organizations of all sizes across the U.S. and internationally.

His talks aren’t just inspirational. Audiences take away practical strategies, evidence-based insights, and daily action plans — because happiness is a skill you can develop. Jim is recognized for his unique perspective — as a Stanford MBA, internet pioneer, and person living with a cancer diagnosis.

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Jim McCarthy A classic question! I suppose I try to write the easiest stuff first. Or whatever's the most fun. Or whatever is just ready to flow out of me. I'm oft…moreA classic question! I suppose I try to write the easiest stuff first. Or whatever's the most fun. Or whatever is just ready to flow out of me. I'm often amazed that some of my most honest, intense, passionate, and intense writing comes at these times. Later, I often have to put my head down and do serious research and investigation. And that can be a lot of fun, too. Ultimately, you run out of the fun stuff to write, and then you have to grind though the parts which are not so easy. As I say to my wife, "If this were easy, I would have written it by now." But it's all part of the experience, and I try to enjoy the entire journey. (less)
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Write what is fun for you.
Write about stuff you want to learn about, anyway, whether you write about it or not.
Write as if the only audience is you.
Don't try to write like anybody else -- although you can learn from others. Write like yourself -- it will be a lot easier that way, and will also differentiate you, since nobody can write exactly like you.
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What the AIDS Hotline Taught Me about Leadership

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To honor LGBTQ+ Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, I’d like to share with you this excerpt from my new book, Live Each Day: A Surprisingly Simple Guide to Happiness.


In early 1992, my biggest goal was to get accepted into a top business school. But it was going to be very hard. I had good grades as an undergrad,

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