As it happened, the shop did not have the footfall to be sustainable and I sadly had to close it down in June of 2017. However, all was not lost. The shop had made a lot of people happy and therefore I decided to continue with my company but in a different guise. So, The Lifestyle Concept – Destination Happy was borne. You see, people used to come and they used to ask me for my help. Even asking if I offered counselling. I knew from that point on that my calling was to try and help people. I am not a qualified therapist but I have an amazing life experience and, as such, can empathize and relate to what others are going through. I am a happy person generally and therefore, want to help others to be the very best version of themselves.
On a separate note, I know a lot of people searching for happiness. Of course, we all know that we need to “live in the moment” the experts tell us that all the time – we get it. But frankly speaking society creates a list of wants and needs that often are not sustainable causing us to evaluate whether we are happy. At that point, we start to create the “I will be happy when list” which can range from “when I retire, when I get a better car, a bigger house, a garden, more holidays, more free time, a man, a woman, a wife, children, grandchildren, see my children settled, grow my business, close my business, move to Tibet”…. You get the picture. The truth is we do need to live in the moment and to reach that “Destination Happy” we may have to make some drastic changes that will cause turbulence before the storm passes.
For me Destination Happy is a great place to aim for and I’m working hard to have arrived by 2018!