A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from May 10, 2018
“Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life”

"Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life” is an inspirational saying that has been printed on many images. Syndicated newspaper columnist Elsie Robinson, in her “Listen, World!” column on December 16, 1936, wrote:

“Happiness is an inside job. And it can be achieved only by your own right attitude.”

This was expanded in a tweet by TheSingleWoman (author Mandy Hale) on February 2, 2011:

“Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life. #TheSW”


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Mandy Hale is affectionately known as The Single WomanTM around the world. In just over two years, Mandy has garnered a massive Twitter following of a half a million people from across the globe. With a heart to inspire single women to live their best lives and to never, ever settle, Mandy cuts to the heart of the matter with her inspirational, straight-talking, witty, and often wildly humorous take on life and love.

16 December 1936, Minneapolis (MN) Tribune, pg. 14, col. 4:
Your Happiness Is an Inside Job, to Be Accomplished Only By the Right Mental Attitude
By ELSIE ROBINSON.

16 December 1936, The Evening News (Harrisburg, PA), “Listen, World!” by Elsie Robinson, pg. 8, col. 4:
Happiness is an inside job. And it can be achieved only by your own right attitude.

13 June 1967, Port ANgeles (WA) Evening News, pg. 4, col. 1 ad:
“PSYCHO- CYBERNETICS”
“HAPPINESS IS AN INSIDE JOB”

25 April 1975, San Diego )CA) Union, pg. A-16, col. 2 ad:
ROSS BREAKWELL
Practical Metaphysics
SCOTTISH RITE CENTER
“HAPPINESS IS AN INSIDE JOB”

OCLC WorldCat record
Happiness is an inside job
Author: John Joseph Powell
Publisher: Valencia, Calif. : Tabor, ©1989.
Edition/Format: eBook : Document : English

OCLC WorldCat record
The joy choice : happiness is an inside job
Author: Elizabeth B Brown
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : F.H. Revell, ©1994.
Edition/Format: Print book : Biography : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Happiness is an inside job : humor and wisdom for living and loving life
Author: Meiji Stewart
Publisher: Del Mar, Calif. : PuddleDancer Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Happiness is an inside job : practicing for a joyful life
Author: Sylvia Boorstein
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2007.
Edition/Format: Print book : English : 1st ed
Summary:
A Buddhist teacher shares her secret to happiness, explaining how the three parts of the Buddhist path--mindfulness, concentration, and effort--can draw us out of the confusion and struggle of daily life.

Twitter
TheSingleWoman
@TheSingleWoman
Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life. #TheSW
10:31 AM - 2 Feb 2011

Twitter
TheSingleWoman
@TheSingleWoman
Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life. #TheSW
7:30 AM - 17 Jul 2013

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americankaren
10/13/13
Hi everyone late again but doing it!

Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life .

Twitter
franciskong
@franciskong
I like this quote: “Happiness is an inside job. Don’t assign anyone else that much power over your life.”(anon) I truly believe in this.
5:32 AM - 1 May 2018

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