The Happiness Meter | Jesse Itzler

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We have ways to measure so many key metrics in our lives. We step on a scale to check our weight, tax brackets measure income and we take an IQ test for intelligence. In his talk, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker Jesse Itzler provides a simple :10 second test to both gauge your overall happiness level and to identify the things that make you unhappy.

Jesse Itzler only eats fruit until noon, loves Run-D.M.C., and enjoys living life “out of the box,” actually, he doesn’t even have a box. He cofounded Marquis Jet, the world’s largest prepaid private jet card company in 2001, which he and his partner sold to Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets. He then partnered with Zico coconut water, which they sold to The Coca-Cola Company in 2013. He is a former rapper on MTV and he produced and sang both the NBA’s Emmy Award-winning “I Love This Game” music campaign and the popular New York Knicks anthem “Go NY Go.” Itzler is also the author of the New York Time’s Best-Selling book “Living With A SEAL.” When he is not out training for his next 100 mile run or being a dad to his four kids, Jesse can be found at the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks games, where he is an owner of the team. He is married to Spanx founder Sara Blakely and the couple and their 4 children live in Atlanta, Georgia.

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