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The Power of Positive Thinking: How to Be Happy Every Day

May 15, 2022

The Power of Positive Thinking: How to Be Happy Every Day
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In this podcast, host Jake Pearson interviews Shubham Thakur from Shrewdo Media about what makes him happy. Shubham believes that happiness is a choice and that his family and working on what he loves are two important sources of happiness for him. He also shares his story of overcoming depression by choosing to focus on happiness. Shubham encourages listeners who may be struggling with their happiness to take action and do something creative, whether for themselves or for others, as a way to find happiness.

The Power of Positive Thinking: How to Be Happy Every Day

00:00 - Introduction

  • Welcome to "What Makes You Happy" with Jake Pearson, a podcast and YouTube show aimed at exploring happiness and making it more accessible.

00:38 - Interview with Shubham Thakur

  • Jake interviews Shubham Thakur, founder of Shrewdo Media, based in New Delhi, India.

00:47 - Where is Shubham from?

  • Shubham is from New Delhi, India.

00:56 - What makes Shubham happy?

  • Shubham states that happiness is a choice and his family and working on what he loves and creating impact on others is what makes him happy.

02:37 - The origin of "happiness as a choice" for Shubham

  • Shubham shares that he was struggling with depression, relationship, and business issues in 2021 and it was only through a corporate job that he realized that happiness is a choice.

03:57 - Advice to those struggling with their happiness

  • Shubham suggests that people should not waste their time being sad, instead they should get out and do something creative, for themselves or their loved ones and that will lead to happiness.

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Happiness as a choice, Finding happiness in everyday life, Tips for staying positive and happy, Family and loved ones as a source of happiness, Doing work you love and making an impact, The impact of relationships on happiness, Overcoming depression and finding happiness, Advice for improving happiness and well-being, The power of creativity and personal fulfillment in happiness.


Jake Pearson  00:00

Are you trying to figure out the secret to happiness, we're here at what makes you happy with Jake Pearson, we want to make that happiness more accessible for you in your life. So stick around as we interview everyday people, inspirational leaders and your favorite celebrities on what makes them happy.


Welcome back to the podcast where we ask one simple question, what makes you happy? My name is Jake Pearson. And I'm the host of this podcast and YouTube show. And I've got Shubham from Shrewdo Media, how are you, man?


Shubham Thakur  00:38

Thank you so much, Jake, for welcoming me, I must say, Australia, and I'm so glad to be here.


Jake Pearson  00:43

Before we ask that one simple question. Where are you hailing from in the world?


Shubham Thakur  00:47

I'm actually in New Delhi, India. And it's been so long, since I've done something like this. And it makes me really happy. But thank you so much for asking.


Jake Pearson  00:56

Now I'm super excited to ask you the main question of the show. Well, what makes you happy Shubham.


Shubham Thakur  01:03

  • First of all, I just want to let everyone know, and people knows that happiness is the choice. No matter what situation you are in, in your life, just try to be positive and happy. And for me, my family is my priority. Always try to be with the close ones. And if I spend time with my family, even for one hour, or maybe half an hour, it's the best thing I can do in a day. 


  • And the second thing which I can tell is that working on what I love, and creating impact, and making people smile with that it's just you know that-- The level of positivity and the smile, you can see and the motivation you can see on other people through your work is incredible. That's all I can say. And after that, when you are going ahead in your life, you meet a lot of people, and it just like the more you meet people, the more you're going to learn, the more you got to change your personality. 


So that what makes me happy, like for sure. And what should I say more, happiness is just the way we are going forward [phonetic 02:05] it's just the life. You don't have to be sad all the time. You don't have to be bored every time you just be like, Okay, this is life, either you'll be sad, either you'll be happy. I said for the first time, like as well, 'Happiness is the choice', so I just love being with my family around my loved ones and do work, which I love. And I just want to create an impact on people and just make people smile and happy. 


Jake Pearson  02:31

I love that. And where did you come across the term happiness as a choice when did that first resonate with you?


Shubham Thakur  02:37

It's a great stories. So last year, [phonetic 02:38] in 2021, it was I can say the worst year of my life yet. Because in that year, I was depressed for more than 3 months or 6 months, you can say like, I lost my friends, not in certain way. There was some issues, and I had some relationship issues as well. And then business was not going on, I was still figuring out. So at one time in September last year, when I started doing a corporate job and then I figured it out that happiness is really a choice because I can be sad every second. But it's hard to be happy. It's not easy. But once you choose that you're going to be happy. That's where you get happiness.


Jake Pearson  03:21

I love that. Thank you for sharing that. And I completely agree happiness is a choice. And but for some people, they don't feel like it's a choice. So here what makes you happy, we want to explore happiness from as many different perspectives as we can to help empower people to change their perspective on the fact that happiness is a choice. But you know, I know there are people out there that are stuck with their happiness that they don't know how to take that next step forward in their life. So the next question I want to ask you before we wrap up is, what would you say to someone right now who is listening to the show is the who maybe struggling a little bit with their happiness.


Shubham Thakur  03:57

I use the language famous Youtuber Logan Paul says, 


"Life is not too short, you just gotta live more."


And don't waste your time being sad. Just be happy. Get out there and do some creative work. Do something for yourself or your family, for your loved ones. And once you do that, you will automatically do the work for people. And that's what leads you to happiness. And trust me once you will do that. You will never find yourself like back in the days.


Jake Pearson  04:28

Yes, absolutely. Basically what you're saying is go and do something. Get out of the house. Just commit yourself to something and see what happens.


Shubham Thakur  04:36

There is a human tendency like you can't be free you like you know, if you don't work. If you don't hang out with people, we are socialized animals, and we don't do that we/us stuck always.


Jake Pearson  04:50

Well, thank you much for coming on the show to share what makes you happy Shubham. We will leave a link in the description for our listeners to connect with you on your social media. And we wish you all the best. 


Shubham Thakur  05:02

Thank you so much again. Thank you so much for having me. Thank you. 


Jake Pearson  05:04

All right. Thank you. 


Jake Pearson  05:05

Thanks for listening to the podcast. We hope it gives you something to think about on your quest to discover what makes you happy. Don't forget to leave a review or a comment and follow us on all our social media platforms so you can see our upcoming guests calendar. Thanks for listening. We'll see you next time!