This November, we’re spotlighting the side hustle and lifelong passion of Brainbase’s Global Head of Licensing, Ted Larkins! Ted is not just a key member of our Business Development team, but he is also both an author and inspirational speaker. Ted speaks on his Get To principle, which allows us to look at our everyday responsibilities in a different, brighter light.
Ted began writing his book, Get To Be Happy: Stories and Secrets to Loving the Shit Out of Life, in 2016 while commuting four hours every day by train to his office in Hollywood, CA. In his book, Ted unveils the secret to his happiness, and how he was able to turn life’s heavy moments into growth and prosperity. Through this, he formed his Get To principle and how this mindset allows him to look at his everyday life differently.
His favorite part of writing and developing his principle is sharing it with others, letting people know that daily responsibilities should be an empowered choice because you might lose what you take for granted now. Ted speaks on appreciating the little things in life, and changing your mindset will allow you feel happier and more engaged every day. Especially during these challenging times, Ted has one quote that leaves him feeling more motivated to keep pushing and maximizing his potential.
If you’ve finally decided, once and for all, to be happy, yet you aren’t… then you haven’t yet decided to be happy, once and for all.”
Ted has been interviewed by dozens of radio and television stations like Fox 11 Los Angeles since the release of his book, and he even had the chance to meet Jack Canfield, author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Since becoming a part of the Brainbase team, he no longer holds coaching and speaking events (we’ve been keeping him quite busy!), but we’re excited to see what the future holds for Ted’s non-Brainbase projects.
You can find Ted Larkins and more information about Get To Be Happy: Stories and Secrets to Loving the Shit Out of Life through the hashtag #GetToBeHappy and tedlarkins.com.