When millions of dollars aren’t enough

As a teenager, Steven Bartlett journaled about his aspiration to become a “happy sexy millionaire.” And really, who wouldn’t want that? As it turns out, the answer is Steven Bartlett. By the age of 25, he had nailed being a sexy millionaire. But he still wasn’t happy. What to make of this?

Step One: Embrace Uncertainty

Bartlett knew he had to make some changes in his life to find happiness, so he left his corporate role without a plan for next steps. He received thousands of messages questioning his choice, but he knew it was the right move. One reason that people stay in boring jobs and bad situations is that evolution has made humans respond negatively to uncertainty. But if you can move past the initial discomfort, uncertainty can push you towards positive change.

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