Have Fun Be Happy Enjoy Life by Susan Sherbert


Susan Sherbert Encourages You to Discover the Power of Child-like Thinking

Susan Sherbert helping adults learn to enjoy life again

Imagine how powerful your life could be if you were able to think like the carefree and fearless child you once were. Look at the comparison below and you will be amazed at the transition we all take from childhood to adult. This list will help you begin to understand what my message is all about. It’s a real eye opener – or in a child’s world it would be a big WOW! – Genuinely,  Susan Sherbert

A Kid’s World  verses  The Adult World

 Kids are                                               Adults are
Full of imagination  …………………..  Full of reality
See unlimited potential  ……………..  See the limitations

Curious about things  ………………..  Overwhelmed by things
Energetic and on the go  …………….  Needs downtime to relax
Spontaneous  ………………………….  Likes to plan
Enjoy the process  …………………….  Wants results
Fearless  ………………………………..  Fearful
Acceptance of others  ………………..  Try to change others
Don’t care what others think  ………  Afraid of what others think
Carefree  ………………………………..  Responsible
Enjoy chaos  …………………………….  Likes organization

This wonderful comparison shows the essence of what my book Grown-ups Don’t Skip Have Be Happy FUN Enjoy Life is all about. It’s a book about learning to think and feel like a child, while still acting like a responsible grown-up. My books and blogs are written to inspire you to change your thinking, create better habits, and bring back imagination and creativity. My stories and lessons are designed to help you see possibilities and dreams that you thought were long gone.

Be inspired, face your fears and enjoy life again! Let me, Susan Sherbert, be your guide on a journey back to your imagination and beyond!

have fun, be happy, enjoy life

I thought the book was just about smiling and being happy BUT IT IS SO MUCH MORE!!!  I’m almost finished reading your book for the first time. The reason I said first time is because I know I’ll continue to re-read it to refresh my childish ways.  What I’m trying to say is thank you for the mind opening!”  

– Victoria McDonald

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A White Hat and Rose Colored Glasses
Unlocking Your Power Through Clarity and Action

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    Be Thankful by Giving and Receiving Kindness

    Gratitude, Appreciation, and Remembering to be thankful


    Doing business not kindnessThere are positive things in life that we should be thankful for but right now there is a lot of fear and negative energy in the world. It is not fair especially since this is the time of year we are supposed to focus on the good stuff. But that is how it is. Good and bad coexist so why can't we take a few moments and try to balance out the emotions. That doesn't mean we have to forget the sadness, it just means that we have to look a little harder to bring gratitude and appreciation to our attention.

    Fear and judgment are habits we should avoid. Gratitude and appreciation are habits we should cultivate. Yet this can be very difficult to do.


    New Book Launch - January 12, 2016

    Help me become a #1 Best Seller
     New Book Launch January 12, 2016

    A White Hat and Rose Colored Glasses by Susan SherbertA White Hat and Rose Colored Glasses
    Unlocking Your Power Through Clarity & Action

    My new book is almost here and it is going to be BIG. I can feel it! I took the basic foundation of the power of child-like thinking from "Grown-ups Don't Skip" and blasted the message to a whole new level. It is success and business focused full of thought provoking stories to help you shift your thinking and remove the limiting beliefs that are holding you back. But don't worry - it's still written in the unique Susan Sherbert style that is fun to read. Check out my sample chapters I can't wait to hear what you think!

    Oh and did I mention this new book has been picked up by Indigo River Publishing and has an endorsement statement from Entrepreneur Magazine? I told you it's going to be big!

    “Susan Sherbert’s remarkable insights will help you transform your old way of thinking and have you looking at problems from a different angle.  A must-read for any entrepreneur!”

    Mike Ludlum
    Entrepreneur Magazine

    "A White Hat and Rose Colored Glasses" is about Clarity and Action because those two words have the power to change, well just about everything! The new book encourages you to put on your rose colored glasses so you can see the things you need to see. Then you must wear that good guy hero white hat and do the things you need to do. When it comes to changing your mindset to be more effective and efficient, this book gives you plenty to think about!

    To show you just how impactful this new book is... When someone I casually met at a networking event called to follow up, I sent him my sample chapters. A week or so later, I received an email that read, "Your writings came at me out of ‘left field’…I wasn’t expecting something profound, and now want to read the ‘rest of the story."  I didn't make that up. That was his response.

    The feedback I am receiving on my new book is overwhelmingly positive. I am finally proud enough of my work to have the courage to call myself a writer. Now if I could only make the money that goes along with the title of best selling author - that would be awesome! Please help my new book become #1 on Amazon! Will you share "A White Hat and Rose Colored Glasses" on your social media on January 12, 2016? Simply send me a quick reply of YES so I know I can count on your support and include you on my growing list of  supportive fans.

    Don't forget to check out the sample chapters. You only need to read to page six and the story of the puffy yellow car to feel the thought shifting impact of this exiting new book.

    Thanks everyone for your support. Here is a quote from my chapter on gratitude to show my sincere appreciation:

    "Let a heart felt thank you be enough"

    Susan Sherbert



    The Grandparent Gap

    Did you see my article published online in Grand Magazine?

     If you missed it here is....

    Grand Magazine

    The Grand Parent Gap

    Imagine how powerful life could be if we were passionate and creative with the imagination and excitement of a fearless little child. Oh wait! We don’t have to imagine those qualities because they arrive prepackaged in the form of grandkids.

    The question is if you are in that grandparent gap (that space before your kids have kids, or the space between long awaited visits from the grandchildren) are you out living your life with joy and enthusiasm or do you regress back into the grown-up ways of passive activity and dull routine?

    Some people rely on grandchildren to fill their life with fun and excitement. To avoid this, I strongly encourage you to pay closer attention to the invaluable lessons these amazing beings are trying to teach. Grandparents could benefit if they learn tothink like their grandkids. Let me put it this way. Kids have fun because they participate in life. They are inquisitive, courageous, and engage the world around them.

    The Grand Parent Gap as seen in Grand Magazine

    As adults many of us have been hurt or disappointed so when life presents us with adventures we often see fears, risks and potential discomfort. That can lead to missed opportunities that keep us with our comfort zone. Grandkids are fantastic at pulling people out of their adult ways of thinking. Unfortunately when the kids leave they often take the fun with them.

    Don’t let this happen to you. If you are stuck in that grandparent gap with memories of time with the grandkids, then embrace the gap with your own grown-up adventures. Be inspired. Take action. Learn to thinklike your grandkids and discover your own adventures. Have fun and may that grandparent gap be as enjoyable as time spent with grandkids. Well, okay almost as fun because there truly is nothing better than time with our precious little beings.




    Top 10 reasons Halloween is the happiest day of the year

    Halloween Happy? Heck yeah!

    Susan Sherbert Pumpkin faceHalloween is one of my favorite topics to write about because it's so full of strange and crazy things that make absolutely no sense. How can we have disgusting and terrifying monsters and adorable little princesses and superheroes all sharing the same space at the same time. Yet on October 31 anything goes. The good, the bad, and the weird all coexist in peace. Again, it makes no logical sense, but here is why I think Halloween is the happiest day of the year. 

    1. There is no fear

    Halloween is full of monsters, murderers, zombies all things dead and once a year the truly gruesome is not only tolerated but celebrated! I will never understand Halloween. Perfectly sane, non-violent people celebrate the terror of Halloween with haunted decorations including skeletons, tombstones, and totally gross body parts. Then they take those decorations down and up put up twinkling lights that celebrate joy to the world. Death, horror, blood and guts, are all symbols of Halloween yet for some reason people are not afraid. Maybe the true value of Halloween lies in the idea that we face our fears and embrace the things that scare us! No fear - I like that!

    2. Dreams come true

    Now we are talking. My child-like thinking absolutely prefers the dress up side of Halloween. How awesome is it that one day a year we can be anything we want! We get to use our imagination and bring our childhood dreams to life. On Halloween our inner desires get to come out and play, and not within the privacy of our home, but we actually get to go out in public dressed as a princess, a rock star or a politician. But wait it gets even better because we don't even have to restrict our dreams to the reality of the human body. We can be a bottle of wine, a pumpkin, an animal, a cartoon character, a toaster or any darn thing we want. Whatever our heart desires can be publicly embraced on Halloween. How is that for happiness!

    3. Sugar is celebrated

    Talk about happy! 364 day a year sweets are on our restricted list and we try to avoid sugar and eat healthy. But on the happiest day of the year sugar is handed out by the handful! People are just giving it away for free. I mean literally people are giving away candy and we send our kids around the neighborhood to collect the forbidden sweets in buckets and bags! Crazy but sweet!


    World Smile Day

    October 2 is World Smile DayWorld smile day

    Our most under used asset is a smile. I know I wear rose colored glasses, but to me a smile is one of the most powerful actions we can take. It hardly requires any effort at all yet that one tiny movement of our lips has magical powers. A smile can change our mood, convey messages words can not, and it can even bring us to tears. Both tears of laughter and tears of joy.

    Smiles are an unlimited supply, free to use, and they contain superpowers that can change the world and melt stone hearts. So why don’t we take advantage of this incredible asset that we have had since birth? Heck if I know.


    Business and FUN Don't Mix

    Part Two

    Happiness is great - just don't make it too FUN

    Who took the FUN out of happiness

    The idea that we as adults need to tap back into the mindset of a child is an extremely valid point. Imagine how powerful people, and our workforce, could be if we were fearless, creative, imaginative, and passionate about what we do! Fun is important yet I have been getting resistance from businesses about it for years. The problem is business and fun don't mix. My thought-provoking lessons and powerful stories have very helpful messages but my apparently my presention is simply too fun for business. Then don't like the word Grown-up. Adult seem to fit better. I get resistance from the phrase child-like thinking, but the mindset of a child is acceptable. 

    You can imagine my excitement when I learned that in 2012 the United Nations established the International Day of Happiness. Yeah! Happiness is becoming a popular subject and businesses are beginning to focus on the value of good feelings and joy and not just money! Companies are creating programs focused on employee well-being, productivity, and employee engagement. There are endless scientific studies on the benefits of happiness, and businesses now even employ chief happiness officers.

    Did you know there is something called
    the World Happiness Report?


    Back to school!

    Summer vacation is over - Let the education continue

    Back to schoolIt's time to settle down, go back to school, and get some work done. Wait a minute! Did I miss something! Vacation! What vacation? I'm a business owner. I don't get summer vacations, spring breaks, or even much time off over the holidays. I'm lucky if I can take one extra Monday to honor a dead president.

    Please don’t get me wrong, going back to school is a very important part of childhood and we couldn’t function as a society without knowing how to read, write, and use a computer, but I'm happy that I no longer have to take tests, do homework, and attend boring lectures. However, just because I'm no longer in school doesn’t, mean I should stop learning.


    Who took the FUN out of Happiness

    Part One

    There is no Happiness without Fun and Joy

    Who took the FUN out of happiness

    Happiness should be FUN! To me that statement is just so obvious - but then again I think like an excited little four-year old. Since writing my book Grown-ups Don't Skip and I have become very aware of a trend toward happiness. There are endless scientific studies on the benefits of happiness, and businesses now even employ chief happiness officers.

    And let's not forget about the movie Inside Out. To me it is the perfect example of what happens when joy gets lost. Without joy there is no happiness and our lives start to fall apart before we even realize it is happening. The movie also has a great lesson about the role of sadness. Bad things happen but as long as you have some joy in your life, the situation will get better. To me you can not have happiness without joy, yet for some reason adults, and especially businesses, forget the value of fun and joy.


    Men and their barbecues

    What is it about men and their barbecues?

    Humor by Susan Sherbert


    It’s the start of summer so every other show on the Food Network seems to be about grilling and cooking outdoors. They cook ribs and chicken and roast whole pigs in a pit. There are chili cook-offs and tailgate parties where you find wood chip smokers, hot flaming grills and good old-fashioned campfires. There are the men who swear that charcoal is the best, and then there are the men who prefer to cook with gas. Some guys boast about their dry rubs, while others brag about their secret sauce. But the one thing that they all seem to have in common is testosterone.

    What is it about men and their barbecues? Most men don’t show much interest in cooking (unless they are trying to impress a date). Yet, as soon as it is raw meat and open flames, the men are in charge.


    The joys of having the party house

    Parties and summertime fun

    by Susan Sherbert

    Swimming pool

    During the winter your life is fairly normal because people forget that you have a pool, but as soon as that first ray of sunshine starts gleaming through your window, it means it’s time to clean house! People will be inviting themselves over any day now, or you will get talked into hosting yet another party. That’s what happens when you have a pool - people assume that you like to party.

    And there is a bit of truth to it, because if you wanted the water all to yourself, you would have put in a jacuzzi, not a swimming pool big enough to hold all of your friends. Yeah, when you have a pool in the back yard you might as well put an open house sign out front.

    Parties are such odd things. I actually don't have a swimming pool but I do have the party house. And one thing I have never understood. When someone is invited to a party, how come they find it a hassle or an inconvenience and decide not to attend? I just don’t get it! Someone is offering you free food and free fun all you have to do is walk in the door.


    Not as they appear to be

    How often in life are things not as they appear to be?

    As humans we love to keep things simple. It's not that we are actually lazy or anything, it's just that life is so complex that the easier we can make it the better. That means life is full of things that are not as they appear to be. Our brain jumps to conclusions. We assume connections that may or may not be true and we are too busy to stop and questions every decision our brain makes. To make sense of the world we quickly connects the dots and if it makes logical sense then we assume our information is correct.

    How many times a day do we do this?


    Secret of the seed - Spring Humor by Susan Sherbert

    Ready For Some Spring Humor

    Lip plant

    Lip plant

    The days are longer and the weather is getting warmer. It’s time to peel off the winter layers, and reach for the warmth of the sun. Oh, the joys of hanging around doing nothing more than basking in the hot sun. Life doesn’t get much better than that – until some gardener gets out his clippers and chops you off at the knees. Then your sun loving days are over and you are stuck in a vase of cold water and placed indoors and out of the sun forever. Life is tough out in the garden. 


    Life Lessons - Building a strong foundation

    It takes time when you are building a strong foundation

    Life lessons by Susan Sherbert

    I am enjoying my golf lessons but I'm getting tired of all this impact position stuff. I know I am building a strong foundation but I want to see progress now. Thank goodness my golf pro Andrew Thompson is patient and fully understands the importance of building a strong foundation because I just don't see it.

    Each week he adds another layer, another lesson, another thought reinforcement about the importance of that darn impact position. For weeks Andrew has been teaching, pestering, and even hounding me about the importance of the impact position. Well okay he isn't hounding or pestering me but that is kind of what it feels like. Every lesson this far has been about the impact of the ball on the position of the club face. Okay I get it! So when can we  jump ahead of the process and get to the good stuff! 


    Why are hearts the symbol of love

    How is did this organ become the symbol of love?

    A heart from this

    Last year I created this picture and one year later I still don't understand how this bloody organ has become the universal symbol of love. Not to mention the fact that the heart sign looks nothing like a real heart. What were the people who decide this stuff thinking! If it was me who had the privilege of creating the universal symbol of love I would have picked the smile instead.

    It just makes more sense. A smile is happy and nothing but full of positive emotion. Plus a smile looks like a smile, not some gross lump of yuck. 


    Golf and Life Lesson - Less is more

    When overcompensation happens the answer is less is more!

    Life lessons by Susan Sherbert

    I don't know if taking time off is good for the golf game but I do know that less is more. I had my first golf lesson of the new year with my Pro Andrew Thompson and I was trying really hard to remember things he taught me. I know I was getting really good at keeping the club face parallel to the ball. I had that one under control. That was until he said, "what the heck is that?" Huh?! I'm doing what you taught me, I'm keeping the face parallel to the ball. Apparently not. Apparently less is more.

    What I was doing was overcompensating.


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