301: Thai Neave: Advertisers Don’t Want You to Be Happy

Have you done a lot with your life but still feel in a rut? Do you feel unsatisfied with your accomplishments? That’s because you’re not finding your definition of success. You’re trying to fulfill society’s definition of success.

We are all individuals, with individual needs. There’s no one right answer and you shouldn’t think there is. We live in a consumer based society and as a result we are constantly being told we need products to make us happy. Getting a CEO position to buy that dream house or a sports car won’t make you happy if that’s not YOUR definition of happiness and success.

On this episode of the James Swanwick show, James interviews Thai Neave to explore how someone can find what makes them happy and where they can find their definition of success. You won’t want to miss this episode and start getting you on track to what will fill your life with joy, not someone else’s.

Key Points

  • We keep putting band aids over holes inside of us to try and keep up appearances on what we think the world wants of us.
    • Can’t keep covering the hole. We need to shine light on it and address it.
  • Most problems in the world stem from people not loving themselves fully.
  • We are always comparing ourselves to others, and therefore never feel we are enough.
  • Advertising is everywhere we go, feeding into our insecurities.
  • Happiness only comes from within ourselves.
  • Our egos are designed to keep us alive and not meant to keep us happy.
  • The ego can make us do good things as well as bad.
  • You need to find YOUR sense of happiness and success, not society’s.
  • Don’t try to fill someone else’s definition of success.
  • You need daily rituals and habits to keep you sane and on track.