Joy @ Work
I've always been fascinated why some people seem to achieve incredible goals seemingly effortlessly, while others give up along the way, and others may as well have not set any goals because they have achieved very little.
Have you set yourself a SMART goal and still not achieved it?
Goal setting, we know is a powerful tool in helping us focus on a specific objective and put our energy and resources towards achieving it. But did you know that human beings align themselves to achieving their...
In this week's episode, I'm asking you a tough question: Are you using your talent? If before that I asked you what you want from your life? It's possible that you would be just like the majority of my clients and tell me that you want to be happy and fulfilled. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. And if you are using your talent, everyday, then that it going to be true. You will be happy and fulfilled. By the end of this podcast and article, you can honestly answer the...
One thing that separates the calm and joyful person from the stressed and depressed is a useful balance something known as the locus of control.
Someone with an internal locus of control believes that he or she can influence events and their outcomes, while someone with an external locus of control blames outside forces for everything.
In general terms, if you believe that everything is beyond or outside your control, then you are likely to be more anxious, highly stressed and quick...
When you ask someone what they want from life, most people will tell you that they want to be happy.
Push a little bit more and they will tell you they want to do something useful or meaningful, make a difference, leave a legacy, or fulfil a calling.
We call that succeeding.
That is, the activities we undertake every day provide us with personal happiness or satisfaction and have long term benefits for yourself and/or other people.
Some people are happy because they do something...
Imagine that someone created a red pill that adds years to your life; it reduces the risk of having a heart attack or stroke; cuts your risk of Alzheimer's disease by more than fifty percent; helps you relax during the day and sleep better at night; it doubles your chances of staying drug and alcohol free after treatment; activates your natural killer cells; diminishes your inflammatory cells; increase your good cholesterol (HDL); and it repairs your DNA.
What if this imaginary red...
The 15-inch blade flew perilously close to my left ear, and the Chef's knife thumped into the door behind me. I was told, in no uncertain terms, that my days in his pastry kitchen were over. I couldn't possibly repeat the actual words, but if you think that Gordon Ramsey cusses, I can assure you that even he has a comparatively mild turn of phrase.
Chef was right of course. I was useless in the pastry kitchen.
I still am. My croissants could be used to break rocks in a quarry. My...