Happiness is a choice. I know it’s cliché to say, but I have found it to be true. In the past I was often dissatisfied with life, in response I threw myself into work and volunteerism – signing up for all sorts of projects. Somewhere along the way, I associated happiness with accomplishment. I set big goals and told myself that I just had to muscle through to the end of a given project, and then I would find a sense of peace. The problem with this mentality is that since I am a goal oriented person, I am always in the middle of something, which means my happiness was perpetually postponed. Continue reading
Those of us who didn’t grow up with silver spoons in our mouths usually share thought patterns about money that we need to overcome. When we don’t, we have difficulty sustaining the wealth we accrue. There are plenty of stories of the person who won the lottery only to be bankrupt years later. An example that comes to my mind is MC Hammer. I recall watching a “where are they now” type show about him. I was shocked to learn that this huge star, who made millions upon millions of dollars, ended up a bankrupt car salesman. Continue reading
In life you will have to say things you’d rather not say. This could be for the betterment of a family, work group, or social circle. Having difficult conversations is a sign of personal growth and shows a desire to help others with their growth. It’s a teaching role, and it’s challenging. Continue reading
Fast Company’s November 2015 issue shared with its readers the “secrets of the most productive people.” Oprah Winfrey graced the cover, and expressed her productivity secrets throughout an interview with J.J. McCorvey on how she resuscitated her once struggling OWN network.
The start of the article tells how McCorvey was caught off guard when Oprah asked, “So, what’s your intention here with me?” Even though I’m amazed a journalist interviewing Oprah was surprised by such a basic question, it was a pointed way to begin the article Continue reading