By Grace Staten, Vice President at MassMutual & San Diego Chapter Past President

During my agency’s annual managers planning meeting, we put our heads together to decide what the immediate and long-term strategies are. Prior to starting, we review our mission statement to incorporate it into planning. Nothing will be successful if we don’t know what we are striving toward. Here are some of the success strategies I have learned from experience.

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By Jamila Nathaniel, Women of Wealth Board Member

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of
Independence. You see, we’ve been taught that a college education, a successful career, a happy marriage, parenthood and a beautiful home will lead you to “happiness.”

That’s how my pursuit of happiness began. I received my degree, began a successful career, had a beautiful home, vacationed three times a year and kept up with the Joneses (whom I don’t even know). As long as I was bigger and better, I was happy.

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By Ande Frazier, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, RICP, BFA™
Head of Vision and Brand at myWorth LLC

By now, many of us have heard about the benefits of keeping a gratitude journal. But have you thought about keeping a joy journal instead? Taking the time to acknowledge what we are grateful for every day allows us to get present to what we have rather than what we do not.

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