Discovering Happiness: Insights for Sales, Marketing, and Life

Discovering Happiness: Insights for Sales, Marketing, and Life

A short time ago, I had the opportunity to share a talk titled “Discovering Happiness: Insights for Sales, Marketing, and Life,” which unexpectedly garnered attention and went viral. It chronicled my personal journey in pursuit of happiness. So, let’s delve into a thought experiment. Imagine what it would be like to discover happiness within your personal sales journey, your marketing endeavors, your marriage, or your relationships. These aspects of life often intertwine in unexpected ways.

I like to coach people that happiness is not a destination but a journey. So, what does that look like when applied to our sales lives or our personal lives? What does it mean for media sales professionals or any other kind of sales professional?

When we contemplate this question deeply, we often find ourselves lost in thought, hoping that certain milestones will eventually lead us to happiness. However, viewing happiness as a destination rather than a daily journey can lead us astray. You need to look at happiness as links of a chain not the entire chain. When we link together moments of happiness they are more meaningful and special. This thought process forces you to embrace smaller moments and not let them just slip by in your day. That small bit of sun that hits your face. The 10 fingers and toes you are blessed to have. The simple fact that your dog just licked your face because they love you unconditionally.

Before diving deeper, it’s crucial to address the importance of mental health. If any of us finds ourselves in a state of severe depression, it’s imperative to seek help and not ignore our struggles. Personally, I’ve been vocal about the support I receive from coaches, therapists, and loved ones. We all need someone to confide in, someone who will listen without judgment.

I encourage everyone to nurture connections with trusted advisors. These relationships are vital for our well-being. Additionally, there are numerous resources available for those in need of professional assistance. A website I have used is .

On an everyday basis, I adhere to an acronym that guides my journey towards happiness – G.A.S.. It stands for gratitude, attitude, and servitude.

Gratitude is essential in starting each day on a positive note. Taking a moment to express gratitude for the blessings in our lives, whether big or small, can set the tone for the day ahead. For me, sharing three things I’m grateful for with my spouse each day has become a cherished ritual.

Attitude plays a significant role in our success and happiness. Maintaining a positive outlook, even on challenging days, can make a world of difference. As Zig Ziglar famously said, “It’s your attitude, not your aptitude, that will determine your altitude.”

Servitude emphasizes the importance of generosity and kindness. Great leaders embody servant leadership,
prioritizing the well-being and growth of others. By serving others, we not only uplift those around us but also find fulfillment in our own lives.

In summary, embracing gratitude, maintaining a positive attitude, and practicing servitude are fundamental principles in the journey towards happiness. These qualities enrich our personal and professional lives, allowing us to find fulfillment amidst life’s challenges.

So, I invite you to embark on this journey with intention and humility. Happiness may not be a destination but rather a daily pursuit that enriches every aspect of our existence.

Why am I sharing all this? Because once you put these principles into practice, you’ll witness their transformative power in various areas of your life, including your sales business.

Trust me, you’ll see results, and I believe you’ll find greater fulfillment along the way.

Watch my video on this topic online at this link:

All the best on your journey of happiness. – Ryan

Ryan Dohrn is a 30+ year sales coach and sales professional. He won an Emmy for marketing excellence and trained over 30,000 professionals word wide in 15 industries. Learn more online at