When was the last time you felt pure and unencumbered joy? The pressures of work, money, and life in general often take precedent over pursuing that childlike sense of wonder that we gradually lose touch with as we grow older. But according to music industry executive and lifelong creative Grace Harry, it’s joy that is key to leading a purpose filled life. However, many of us have no idea what joy truly is, and capturing it is often easier said than done.
In The Joy Strategist, Grace takes readers on a journey to explore all dimensions of joy: how we find it, how we may have lost it, how we can re-discover it and incorporate it into our lives, and how it is experienced across generations by diverse cultures. Sometimes lighthearted, sometimes heart-squeezing, and always real, The Joy Strategist shows readers how to break through creative, everyday, or emotional ruts and find their “inner GPS”–the place from their childhoods before society imposed its limitations–when they truly experienced unfettered joy. Once the discovery is made and readers pinpoint what brings them joy, Grace, The Joy Strategist, coaches readers with her toolbox of playful activities, meaningful autobiographical anecdotes, and celebrity stories who reclaimed their joy and their creativity. A mix of memoir, prescriptive self-help exercises, and cultural commentary on joy, The Joy Strategist will equip readers to define what exactly brings them joy so that they can live lives imbued with wonder, self-love, and creative abundance.