What alumni are saying:

I especially liked that it was flexible and for a short period of time each day. It can be difficult to find a longer, uninterrupted stretch of time for my wife and I to connect with two little kids at home all day. It seemed like just enough time / space to sink into a bit deeper sense of connection.”

– Grant Goedde

“I’m so grateful for this course and that it exists and all the people that make it possible. I’ve done a lot of work, and this is by far the best most effective work I’ve done, and it’s made a real difference in my transformation.”

– Andrea Olsen
Designer, Teacher, Coach

The Connection Challenge introduced me to true connection—something we need much more of in this modern world. Holding eye contact, and sharing openly, in a safe space is rarer than it ought to be in our culture. It was a powerful taste of something I want much more of.”

– Simone Silverstein
Writer, Mother, perpetual growth seeker

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Some people don’t think it’s possible to become happier. Some people think becoming happier is difficult or they don’t think becoming happier is worth the effort. These people all have one thing in common: They think becoming happier requires effort.  
The funny thing is that efforting to become happy always takes us in the opposite direction. That’s why you’ve never heard anyone say “happiness is 2 parts effort and 1 part trying.”  
The trick to happiness is to follow the path of understanding – not the path of effort.

"Happiness is less about where we get to, and more about how we live our life.

- Joe Hudson


We're experiencing the lowest recorded rates of happiness.

The number of people who believe it's possible to be "very happy" is sharply declining.


Only fourteen percent of people think they are very happy.

- and-


of people who are very happy, feel that happiness is within their control.

When you believe becoming happier is hard, you believe you have to:

...change bad habits
...or change the way you think
...or change who you are.

This misconception is what holds you in place and prevents your growth. But becoming happier is not hard.

Happiness can be learned once you see how it works.

It's like a smartphone. Once you understand how it works, the learning happens with ease.

Happiness as a practice

If you want to be a great runner, coaches will tell you how to breathe, how to land your feet, lift your legs, and keep unused muscles relaxed. Once you learn these skills, running doesn’t become harder, it becomes easier.

This is the same as learning simple skills to be happy. Life becomes easier.

Right now you are living. And if you learn some simple skills, you will be living with less effort. This isn't a morality or way you “should” be, it’s just a way to enjoy your life more.

The connection challenge will introduce you to 10 skills that, over time, can become as automatic in their use as good form is to a runner. If you dedicate yourself to it, happiness becomes the way you do things instead of a goal you get to.

What to expect from the Challenge?

In the Connection Challenge you’ll experientially learn tools of connection for more happiness.

Join the Challenge for $37
We haven't published this material in a book because this isn't something you can learn by reading. Instead we've built a micro-course to guide you through these experiences, with no discipline required.
☑  We make it a week long so anybody can commit to it.
☑  We make it a flexible 25-45 minute commitment each day.
☑  We make it a program you can do from anywhere.

 ...feel more accepting of themselves. 

After the course, people say “wow – I wish I knew this stuff 10 years ago” or “while I was in high school”.  They no longer see the world as what’s wrong and how do I fix it?  Instead their perspectives shift to what’s right and how do I grow it?

About the Challenge

Imagine your life with 10% more happiness. Consistently.

Is that worth $37?

We spend more than that on things that we think will give us a little more happiness even if it only lasts for an hour or a day. A meal, a show, a new piece of clothing or technology. They all can provide a short term boost of happiness that eventually fades and leads us back to where we started. 

There are easy tools for a happier life. What's the downside of using them?

The Connection Challenge is $37 spent towards more consistent happiness. It’s not a one-off experience. It’s a set of 10 tools to bring more happiness to your day-to-day life and get more enjoyment out of everything from your morning commute to your closest relationships.

You could even buy a book on happiness for $37, try to study it and put it into practice. Or you could join this challenge that will give you visceral experiences that don’t require discipline and will take less time.

Even if just one tool you learn makes you happier, that’s $37 well spent. And you’ll get to practice 9 other powerful tools as well.


Let's do this!


8 days to a happier life


  • 8 days of content - Delivered in a super easy-to-digest manner - no reading necessary.
  • A dedicated partner - Who’s with you on the journey
  • An experience with a cohort and the support of a community
  • Solo exercises - Where you experience potent shifts in your outlook
  • Daily practices - That integrate these tools into your life
  • A group exercise - That grounds your experience in a community
  • Exercises that allow you to investigate for yourself and explore your own wisdom
  • Unlimited access to future challenges

Join our growing community.