Monetize Happiness

Yes, you can and should monetize your happiness. That doesn’t mean quit the job you hate right this minute, unless you have a backup plan or enough financial padding to do so. But, understand that happiness makes you more productive and because of that, you might really suck at the job you hate.
Studies show that people who are happier are more productive, but they are also more vested in what they are doing. That’s one reason why those who turn their hobbies into professions seem to breeze through life with a smile on their face.
Don’t look for that next raise to make you happy. Instead, use your happiness to get to the next raise, promotion, or whatever your end goal is. And, if you don’t like what you’re doing now, it may be time to take a look at some of your hobbies and find a way to turn them into cash cows.