Joy, oh I love talking about joy. I’ve done hundreds of interviews where I have the opportunity to talk about joy and I tell people all the time that I’m thrilled and proud to work with an organization that values joy. Joy is our second core value and we live it everyday.
Many people often struggle with what joy is. How does joy affect your everyday life and how can you make sure that are pursuing it? Joy is a word that’s taken for granted and often gets confused with happiness. So stop and think about it for second. What’s the difference between joy and happiness?
If you want to grow as a person, professionally or personally, you must overcome some barriers to growth. One barrier to growth I have seen hold people back, time and time again, is an unwillingness to take decisive action.
The Solution? You must be willing to take decisive action! Take quick and powerful action if you want to see growth. If you want to see growth, you must begin moving.
If what you are currently doing or trying is not working, what should you do? If you said, ”I should do something else” and I would say “that is not right.” I say that when what you are doing is not working, do ANYTHING else. Simply start moving in a Read More...
We just finished celebrating Halloween and, I don‘t know about you but, I am still eating Halloween candy. Halloween is a time when we often think of and dress up as good vs evil, dark vs light, angels or devils, trick or treat, are you a good witch or a bad witch? Ok, so that one was more Wizard of Oz but you get the picture.
Do you view life in this same fashion? There are good things in life and there are bad things in life. Is that how you see it? What if instead, you chose to embrace BOTH the positive and negatives…..together, as they exist.
Like it or not, you cannot have pleasures in life with out also enduring some pains along the way. Read More...
With the recession and gloom and doom clouds over Wall Street, a time out for gratitude is in order. It will lift your sprits through these tough times…..and remember, these tough times that WILL get better.
We’ve all heard that we should “Count our Blessings”. While this is a good exercise in gratitude, more importantly, we must realize that we are exactly where we are supposed to be at this very moment. As we realize that there is nowhere else that we are supposed to be then we can begin to understand how incredibly lucky we are to be there.
I could give you an endless list of all the differences between us in America and those in developing countries, we could discuss that a full Read More...
What great responses we received for our What is Your Attitude Boost Contest! I want to thank everyone who posted their phrases and actions for getting over a NO. “Next” was by far the most common response, and it works, but our winners really had some unique answers. If you ever need a pick me up after a rejection, our blog readers have some great phrases for you. Read all of the contest entries.
It was really tough picking the top 3 but decisions had to be made.
Music has an unbelievable power to inspire and motivate us. We have all had moments in our life when a song has picked us up off the ground and got us back into the game or at times has taken us from good to great in business, family or personal lives.
Music has the power to help us focus, relax, laugh & even allow us to cry. Music has the ability to change our emotional state and move us in ways that the spoken word cannot. Sometimes it is just the feeling it gives us or the words within the song get us thinking and challenge us to be better. Many of us have that one song that whenever the “chips are down” we pop it in our iPods and suddenly all is clearer, better, sweeter, happier, livelier, Read More...
As a reader of this blog, you’ve likely given some thought to the whole idea of your “attitude.” I mean, even the most casual student of Personal Development usually has a corny but helpful poster with some pithy saying about “attitude” right? Some of the more popular ones:
“Attitude is everything!”
“It’s your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude”
“Attitude is contagious- is yours worth catching?”
Or pick your favorite. There are lots of options, and I think that’s great- in fact I have some of those very posters! What we’re hoping for with this article is to go a Read More...
The way that you choose to view your world is your attitude. So what tool can you use to improve the way you view your world? One of the tools which will positively affect your attitude is your ability to focus.
Focus on what you may ask. I would suggest that you have a few options.
Option One – Focus on the Positive Instead of the Negative
This will immediately lift your attitude. My college roommate used to call me a walking Read More...
I believe laughter truly is the best medicine. Uncle Albert says it perfectly in Mary Poppins when he sings, “The more I laugh the more I fill with glee, and the more the glee the more I’m a merrier me.” Yeah, okay, I realize that’s silly but it’s true. I mean laughter makes you happy or at least it makes you happier than if you’re not laughing.
According to Web M.D. and healthguide.org, laughter has been proven to Read More...