Marci Shimoff

Learn the secrets to being deeply happy every day
Marci Shimoff

When it comes to happiness, we have it backwards.

We think that when we get or accomplish something we want, we are going to be happier. I call it the “I will be happier when” myth. We all know it…I will be happier when I get a better house, when my husband is nicer to me, when I lose twenty pounds, when I like my work more, and so on.

30 Days To A Happier Life

Learn the Habits That Can Make You Deeply Happy

Here’s what the happiest people in the world know: feeling content and at ease every day isn’t about having success, wealth or fame. It’s about practicing certain habits that raise your happiness level, every day, no matter what.


We spend all of our life force and energy trying to change those circumstances to be happier, but the research clearly shows that that doesn’t work.

When I was in my 20s, I had it backwards, too. That’s why I focused much of my thoughts and talents doing the things that I assumed would “get” me the happiness I so craved.

But when I achieved all these goals and reached what appeared to be the pinnacle moment in my career—signing 5,000 copies of my best-selling book and giving a speech to 8,000 fans—I realized that I still felt like there was something missing in my life! I still wasn’t happy.

I spent the next several years entrenched in the most up-to-date research on positive psychology, and interviewed 100 truly happy people about what they did that was unique. That’s when I learned the truth about happiness—that certain habits can raise your happiness set-point regardless of genetics or life circumstances.

It doesn’t matter what you want in life. The reason you want it is because you want to be happier. But getting happy first is the fastest way to get what you want, because when you become happier, everything just falls into place. It’s the Law of Attraction!

When I speak to large audiences about these happiness principles, people are always surprised and thrilled to learn that they can affect their happiness without driving themselves crazy trying to perfect their environment, relationships or career. There’s a tremendous amount of freedom in that.

I’ve seen this process work for all kinds of people from all walks of life, at every age. I even saw my mother, who was my first guinea pig for this process, go from chronically lethargic and depressed to positive and joyful about life when she was in her 80s!

To me, there’s nothing more important than being happier. It’s our birthright. Why we’re on the planet.

With love and happiness,

Marci Shimoff

Professional Credentials

Professional Credentials

  • Author of several #1 New York Times Bestselling books, including Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason, and the Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul series
  • Is one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time
  • Has been interviewed on hundreds of TV and radio programs, hosted a PBS documentary, and was a featured teacher in the hit film, The Secret
  • President and co-founder of the Esteem Group, for which Marci delivers keynote addresses and seminars on happiness, success, empowerment and unconditional love to audiences around the world
  • Holds an MBA from UCLA

Popular Articles by Marci Shimoff

Article 1

How To Be Deeply Happy In 30 Days Or Less

Why is it that happy moments are so fleeting and real contentment doesn’t last? Find out what research says about the nature of happiness and what you can do to be happier right away:

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Article 2

One Question To Instantly Make You Happier

What if the worst thing in your life right now is actually a gateway to something really good? Here’s the simple shift that puts everything into perspective.

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Article 3

3 Signs That You’re A “Victim”

Do you feel stuck, even though you desperately want change? Whether you want a better relationship, a new job, a healthier lifestyle, or anything in between, you can’t seem to make progress and achieve your goals? Here are two common reasons why:

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Article 4

How To Discover Your Life’s Purpose

Is your job boring? Does it stifle your creativity? Do you feel you were meant for more? Here’s how to discover your true calling and live a happier, purposeful life, starting now:

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