Business And The Happiness Trap

Is it a choice to be happy? Starting a small business is a labor of love. But what do you do when your work leaves you feeling miserable and unhappy? We see it all the time. Entrepreneurs and microbusiness owners falling into happiness traps: Destructive mindsets that keep us feeling stuck, unhappy, and less successful in our lives.

“We put so much pressure on ourselves for our business to make us happy. If we’re not happy, {we think} there’s something wrong with what we are doing in our business.” ~ Mary McCarthy

Host Mary McCarthy and Co-Host Sharon DeLay identify the most common happiness traps they see in the workplace, and offer solutions for busy entrepreneurs. This podcast is all about learning to say ‘no’ to the things you really don’t want to do in your business, and being more deliberate and purposeful in what you spend the most time on.

“…We all want to make sure that we end the day on a positive note. And that we’ve accomplished whatever it was that we set out to do when we started this business.” ~ Sharon DeLay

What You Will Learn In This 16-Minute Podcast:

  • Identify the three most common happiness traps in business
  • Why overachievers may struggle in their small business
  • Strategies from Mary and Sharon to avoid these traps
  • How Emotional Intelligence helps you avoid falling into happiness traps

Related Reading from Harvard Business Review: Happiness Traps

Host Mary McCarthy is the President of YMT Consultants, an entrepreneurial consulting and training firm. It focuses on one-on-one work with microbusiness owners (businesses with 20 or fewer employees, including the solopreneur), assisting them to monetize and create systems for their small businesses.

Co-Host Sharon DeLay is the Founder and President of GO-HR, a full-service HR consulting business. It works mainly with microbusinesses, doing everything from hiring to firing employees, and all Human Resource Management services that fall in between. You can’t Go without HR.

Sharon DeLay
4889 Sinclair Road, Suite 103
Columbus, Ohio 43229
P (614) 473-0122

About the Host:                                                                                                                                Mary McCarthy                                                                                                                               Host, The Successful Micropreneur Podcast                                                                           President of Your Management Team, Inc.                                                                          Co-Founder of the Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc.


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