Welcome to Always Greater!
My name is Dave Fonvielle, and on this website I teach you step by step how to be happier and more successful taking action and getting things done.
Whether you want to be happier and more successful completing a tiny personal to do task, like doing the dishes or laundry…
Or whether you want to be happier and more successful achieving a large business goal, like launching a new product and making more money…
The tools, training, and step by step systems on this website will help you make anything easier and more enjoyable to achieve.
So what’s The Big Secret?
OK, so what’s The Big Secret for feeling better and happier and at the same time being more successful getting things done?
The Big Secret is that you can easily achieve this ideal outcome with a combination of Intelligent Thinking + Tiny Actions + Celebration.
Since some of these concepts might be new to you, I’ll briefly cover them below so that you can understand how powerful, beneficial, and life-changing they are.
How Intelligent Thinking helps you be happier and more successful
The big idea is that how you think affects how you feel, which affects what actions you take and what outcomes you achieve.
Thoughts —> Feelings —> Actions —> Outcomes
So, if you think in true or valid ways that make you feel better and that compel you to take action to achieve your goals, you will get the best of all possible worlds: you’ll inevitably be happier and more successful.
I call this kind of beneficial, goal-oriented thinking Intelligent Thinking, and you can read more about it here and what makes it easier, more powerful, and more effective than positive thinking, especially since it solves 6 problems of positive thinking.
Bottom line, whether you love or hate positive thinking, you’ll love Intelligent Thinking.
How Tiny Actions help you be happier and more successful
Once you start using the power of Intelligent Thinking, you’ll naturally feel better and happier, and more energized and motivated to act. So you’ll already find it easier to succeed.
The next step is to focus on Tiny Actions that you can comfortably and easily do, which sets you up for greater success as well as greater self confidence.
Focusing on Tiny Actions also helps keep you from feeling overwhelmed, makes you feel more calm, and eliminates the need for large amounts of motivation to get things done.
For all these reasons, Tiny Actions help you be happier and more successful.
How Celebration helps you be happier and more successful
If you learn only one thing from this website, learn this: celebrating is the single most powerful thing you can do to change the way you think, feel, develop new actions and habits, and achieve your goals more easily.
Since 2006, I have naturally celebrated my thinking changes whenever I’ve taken steps to change my thoughts. It’s just something I always did, because it was fun and I liked it.
But, it wasn’t until January 2020, when I read an article by Dr. BJ Fogg on how emotions — and celebration — wire in habits, that I realized a simple, “obvious” truth.
Emotions don’t just wire in new habits. They also wire in new ways of thinking. And celebration is the key to wiring in new ways of thinking quickly and easily and have more fun doing it at the same time.
For this reason, celebration is now an important, integrated part of the Always Greater thinking systems, including all the online tools on this website.
How long have you been teaching these things?
Since 2011, I’ve taught people simple, easy, step by step systems for helpful, goal-oriented thinking, which I now call Intelligent Thinking, and have already explained above.
Starting in 2020, I added significantly to my methodology after I came across the work of Stanford behavior scientist Dr. BJ Fogg.
Once I learned BJ Fogg’s Tiny Habits method and read his book, I saw how my Always Greater thinking systems perfectly complemented his Tiny Habit methods and Celebration method.
They were like different puzzle pieces that fit together perfectly to make any change faster and easier. By combining these approaches you get the powerful, life-changing combination of Intelligent Thinking + Tiny Actions + Celebration. And this is the approach I now teach on this website.
So many, many thanks to BJ Fogg for his insights, time, and influence on the Always Greater approach and website starting in 2020. And an extra special thanks for his insights on celebration.
Why do you teach these things?
Long story short: in 2006, I had a breakthrough when I realized there was a direct connection between my thoughts, the way I felt, and how easy or hard it was for me to achieve things.
Once I realized this, I started developing systems for myself to automatically think in ways made me feel better and happier, and also made it easier for me to achieve my goals.
The results completely transformed my life in the best of ways. And in 2011, I decided to start sharing these systems on Always Greater.
FYI, you can get started learning these systems by getting my free step by step training on how to make any goal easier, as well as how to be happier and more successful achieving your goals, no matter how big or tiny they might be.
Some other quick background information
Here’s some more information about me:
- I was born in New York
- I was raised in Costa Rica and Brazil
- I moved to Texas for middle school and high school
- I graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a B.A. in Public Policy
- I have an M.A. in Philosophy from University College London with a distinction in Philosophy of Science
- I currently live in Chicago with my wife, Kate, and our dog, Cooper
Here’s me and Cooper saying hello to you
Is Always Greater for you?
As a quick recap, Always Greater is for you if you want to make it easier to:
- Think in ways that benefit you, instead of ways that torment you or work against you
- Feel more calm, happier, and confident in general, instead of stressed, unhappy, or anxious
- Make hard goals easier and be more motivated, comfortable, confident, and successful taking action (especially without fear, self doubt, or procrastination holding you back)
If any of this interests you, Always Greater is for you.
What if I’m not interested in getting more things done? What if I just want to feel better and happier?
You don’t necessarily have to be interested in getting more things done to benefit from the training, tools, and step-by-step systems at Always Greater.
Indeed, if you’re simply interested in changing your thinking and feeling better and happier, Always Greater is definitely for you.
However, why not get the best of all possible worlds, and feel better and happier and be more successful achieving your to do tasks, goals, hopes, or dreams at the same time?
This, to me, is the true power of the Always Greater approach.
With this approach, you can be a busy stay at home parent who feels better and happier and at the same time is more successful getting your personal to do tasks done. Similarly, you can be an entrepreneur who feels better, happier, and more relaxed, and at the same time be more successful achieving your ambitious business goals.
So, if any of this interests you, Always Greater is definitely for you.
What do I do next?
The fastest and easiest way to become happier and more successful using the methods on this website is to get the free training 3 Tiny Habits for Being Happier & More Successful.
In the training, you’ll learn 3 Tiny Habits that take 2 or less minutes combined that can have a powerful, positive impact on your life every day.
Have you already done the training? Then what did you think about it or the tools on this website, like the Daily Happiness & Success Tool? Has any of this helped you in any way?
If so, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know! I’d love to hear about it.
Although I can’t respond to every email, I do read each one, and I would love to hear what you think.