Gaining Time: Prioritizing, Multitasking, Planning

Gaining Time: Prioritizing, Multitasking, Planning
Humans invented the measurement of hours fairly early on in our history. Then we added minutes and seconds. We've only recently conceived of the nanosecond. We've forgotten that time is fiction, a simple measuring device we created. We imbue time with significance, judge it as being "quality" or not, and race against it.

Must A Seeker Choose Between A Nice Car and “Awareness”?

Must A Seeker Choose Between A Nice Car and “Awareness”?
There is a conflict in early twenty-first century New Thought. Some seekers want a New Thought that emphasizes personal attainment and ambition. Others believe that New Thought’s focus should be on social justice—they view the think-and-grow-rich approach as narrow, unspiritual, or outdated.

Do Our Possessions Actually Possess Us Instead Of We Possessing Them?

Do Our Possessions Actually Possess Us Instead Of We Possessing Them?
Humans have a particularly strong and, at times, irrational obsession with possessions. Every year, car owners are killed or seriously injured in their attempts to stop the theft of their vehicles – a choice that few would make in the cold light of day.

What's So Wrong About Lying In A Job Interview

What's So Wrong About Lying In A Job Interview
Getting a new job is tough. I know this not just because of my own research as a professor studying the intersection of business and ethics, but also because of the countless candidates I interviewed for major firms in my previous career.

The Power of Passion: Why Geniuses Have Genius

Why Geniuses Have Genius: The Power of Passion
What geniuses do is straightforward enough — they recognize their gifts, and then they fully and completely embrace their craft. These people have achieved success because they surrendered fully and completely to their passion. Their first and utmost priority in their life is their work, and they give themselves to it without question.

Beautiful People Don't Always Win In The Workplace

Beautiful People Don't Always Win In The Workplace
Beautiful people tend to have a lot more luck in the work world. Research has shown people deemed attractive get paid more, receive better job evaluations and are generally more employable

A Simple Plan for Success: A Few Things To Do!

A Simple Plan for Success: A Few Things To Do!
I'm a true fan of self-help books. I keep a stack of five or six of them by my bed and read them before going to sleep at night. Following is my distillation of some of these ideas, but with an intuitive spin on them...

Why Are There So Few Women CEOs?

Why Are There So Few Women CEOs?
Women comprise about 47% of the U.S. workforce, yet they make up barely a quarter of all senior executives at large U.S. public companies. Even worse, only about 5% of Standard & Poor’s 500 companies have female CEOs.

Dreams Happen, One Step At A Time

Dreams Happen, One Step At A Time
One of the biggest challenges facing many of my clients is that they talk themselves out of their hopes and dreams before they even begin. They do this because they can't figure out how to get to where they want to go. I'd like to propose a radical alternative. Don't try to figure out how to reach your goal; let the Universe help you.

Being Lost... But Not Lost In Life

Being Lost: But Not Lost In Life
What does it mean, exactly, to be "lost"? Perhaps this: we don't know how to get from where we are to where we want to be. I may know where I am physically but be lost because I have no idea what I want to do next in my life...

How To Handle Change: When You've Lost Your Job

When You've Lost Your Job
If you are laid off or fired, don't do anything at first. Give yourself time to just be. You don't need to immediately start sending out resumes. What you need to do is to take a moment to breathe. Feel your feelings of anger and frustration, but don't fall into the victim mode. View this turn of events as an opportunity to take stock of your life.

How The Gig Economy Gives A Mental Health Boost To Workers

How The Gig Economy Gives A Mental Health Boost To Workers
The general picture of gig economy work and mental wellbeing is not a pretty one. Around the world, Uber drivers face wage and security worries. Deliveroo workers have too much competition. Airbnb owners face legal problems in Paris and other cities.

Abandoning Worry Opens A World Of Possibilities

Abandoning Worry Opens A World Of Possibilities
People have an innate capacity for happiness. When we are happy, we are more competent, productive, and creative. Without the internal distractions of anger, depression, frustration, and especially worry, our relationships flourish, stress diminished, new doors opened, and...

Overworked? Why Good Habits, Not Holidays, Are The Answer

Overworked? Why Good Habits, Not Holidays, Are The Answer
Long work hours increase risk of dying from cardiovascular heart disease, risk to family functioning, injury at work, smoking intensity, anxiety, digestive problems, and alcohol abuse. So if we need to work long hours, what can we do to recover?

Humanity and The Money Game... Where Do We Go From Here?

Humanity and The Money Game... Where Do We Go From Here?
At this stage of the money game we’re operating under an “every man for himself” style of play. We’re taught that the end justifies the means, that it’s a dog-eat-dog reality, that might makes right and it’s a winner-take-all kind of world. We’re taught that winners never quit and quitters never win, and that only the strongest and fittest among us survive.

Life's Sweet Nectar: Commitment Is The Stuff That Character Is Made Of

Life's Sweet Nectar: Commitment Is The Stuff That Character Is Made OfMany of us are confused about the nature of values. Because of this vague understanding of values, it is not surprising to find that even well educated, highly trained, and somewhat wealthy adults often rate themselves moderate to low on the scale of...

Why We Have Such A Love-Hate Relationship With Work

Why We Have Such A Love-hate Relationship With Work

Shock, horror, a new study shows the British public don’t like their jobs. Using smart phones researchers mapped the happiness of people in real time, while they went about their daily lives.

When Seeking a New Direction, Do You Have Limited Options or Creative Options?

Finding a New Direction: Limited Options or Creative Options?Many of us have limited thinking patterns regarding how to earn an income or even to assess value. Yet when we feel connected to our inner creative, we naturally access the feminine realm that generates our creative currency. This is the space where dreams are free to range, time or money concerns and other limitations fade...

We Need A Lot More Male Nurses

We Need Lots More Male NursesWe’re running a stand to press the case for more men in nursing, a profession where women outnumber men by a staggering nine to one – both in Scotland and around the world.

Why Some Firms Are Getting Rid Of Middle Managers

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The trend of “flat” organisations is catching on at some of the world’s biggest companies. It’s easy to see the appeal when you think of a utopia where everyone in an organisation has a say and can act autonomously.

Finding Joy In Your Work and Living A Fulfilled Life

Finding Joy In Your Work and Living A Fulfilled LifeOur work should be a manifestation of who we are and what we believe. Often when life is stagnating, unfulfilling, or inauthentic we see it in multiple areas of our lives. It shows itself in our finances, our relationships, our spiritual lives, and our work.

How To Fill The Massive Cybersecurity Job Gap

How To Fill The Massive Cybersecurity Job Gap

Cybersecurity incidents are gaining an increasingly high profile. In the past, these incidents may have been perceived primarily as a somewhat distant issue for organisations such as banks to deal with.

How American Mothers Balance Work And Family

Data Show How American Mothers Balance Work And Family

Almost 70% of American mothers with children under 18 work for pay. But motherhood remains disruptive for many women’s work lives.

Why Some Firms Are Getting Rid Of Middle Managers

Why Some Firms Are Getting Rid Of Middle Managers

The trend of “flat” organisations is catching on at some of the world’s biggest companies. It’s easy to see the appeal when you think of a utopia where everyone in an organisation has a say and can act autonomously.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep: Preparing Your Subconscious for Sleep

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep: Preparing Your Subconscious for SleepThe last five minutes of your day before you enter into your sleep state are the most important of your day. In this brief five minutes, you are going to tell your subconscious mind how you feel and what wishes God (the universal one subconscious mind) is to fulfill upon awakening...

Are We Too Busy For Our Own Good?

Are We Too Busy For Our Own Good?Those of us who inhabit the more industrially developed nations of the world seem to believe that doing more will somehow yield us more. When we mistakenly enter into this thought pattern, we come dangerously close to...

A Course in Life 101: Learning to Lighten Up and De-Stress

A Course in Life 101: Learning to Lighten Up and De-Stress
'Lighten up' is a popular phrase and for good reason. Most of us have a tendency to take ourselves much too seriously. We fret over everything we do as if we're supposed to be perfect in whatever we attempt. So many of us put ourselves down at the slightest imperfection

Savers Aren’t More Patient, Just More Focused

Savers Aren’t More Patient, Just More Focused
When facing a choice between a smaller dollar amount now or more money weeks later, “patient savers” focus immediately on the two dollar amounts, quickly screening out other factors as irrelevant, according to a new study.

Being a Vision Keeper: Using Our Authentic Self To Find Our Life Path

Being a Vision Keeper: Using Our Authentic Self To Find Our Life Path
As we allow our authentic selves to guide us, trusting our inner vision, our way emerges in bits and pieces. We find the path we're meant to walk in the same way that we walk over rocks to cross a stream, one step at a time. We have to put effort, often for many years, into finding...

Why We Need To Overhaul How We Work

Why We Need To Overhaul How We Work

In a popular BuzzFeed article, Anne Helen Petersen describes how millennials (people born between 1981 and 1996) became “the burnout generation”.

Fulfilling Your Desires: Asking The Right Questions

Fulfilling Your Desires: Asking The Right Questions
Before you can get what you want, you have to know what you want. This sounds simple, but it really isn't. To know what you want takes a great deal of self-analysis and effort. Often, after striving for a lifetime to get certain things, people find that what they have gotten isn't what they really wanted after all.

There Are No Such Things As Problems or Failures

There Are No Such Things As Problems or Failures -- Only Opportunities
Most of us dream of the day when we won't have any more problems, when everything will be resolved, and our lives will be 'complete'. But it is not an accident or coincidence that a particular problem is happening to you at any given point in your life; our difficulties are signposts waiting to be read...

Half Of Employers Say They Are Less Inclined To Recruit Obese Candidates

Half Of Employers Say They Are Less Inclined To Recruit Obese Candidates
Obesity is one of the most pressing and controversial public health challenges. It has the distinction of being a crisis about which most people have an opinion – often based on a simple diagnosis – but for which nobody has found a correspondingly neat solution.

The Components of an Indestructible Mind-Set and a State of Excellence

The Components of an Indestructible Mind-Set and a State of ExcellenceWhilst there are always seemingly external factors beyond our control, we can always take charge of our own mind and control and we think and what we do, which incidentally will also bring the external under control in-line with our core deep-seated beliefs

Why You Need to Let Go of What No Longer Serves You

Activate the Law of Vacuum: Let Go of What No Longer Serves YouIt is said that nature abhors a vacuum. To have the opportunity to attract what you do want, such as a better relationship, more attractive clothes, or furniture, you must make room for your desires to manifest.

Twigs and Shout: Let Success Be Your Theme

Twigs and Shout: Let Success Be Your ThemeAs you and I enter the new year, we find ourselves on a journey over a vast uncharted sea. Will we ever reach the prosperity, rewarding relationships, health, clarity, and inner peace we have been promised? Can I have a job that fulfills my soul and provides me with a substantial income? Can I meet someone who...

Stepping Out Of Our Little Corner and Open To Uplifting Others

Stepping Out Of Our Little Corner and Open To Uplifting OthersNothing contributes more to unfolding our divine potential than “stepping out of our little corner,” reaching out beyond our personal needs alone, and opening to abundance for uplifting others. This is how we enter the stream of divine grace in its fullest expression. We open ourselves to be divine instruments of healing and blessing.

Women Feel Better When They Work With Other Women

Women Feel Better When They Work With Other Women
The #metoo movement has brought the widespread sexual harassment experienced by women in the workplace to the fore. Women in traditionally male jobs and workplaces are even more likely to experience gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

Extraordinary Reflection: All The Traits You Admire

Extraordinary Reflection: All The Traits You AdmireWhatever you see in other individuals, you have inside yourself. I call this "the reflection principle": If you can recognize it in someone else, it's inside of you. If you think Einstein was a genius, know that you have genius in you, too. You may not have the same form of genius as he did, but your genius is there...

A Higher Meaning For Wealth: It Is More Than Money

A Higher Meaning For Wealth: It Is More Than Money
As I’ve grown older, my definition of wealth has evolved. Freedom is still of very high importance to me, and when I know I can give myself and my family the kinds of experiences I desire, I feel wealthy. I also have a beautiful home, and the resources to contribute to my children’s lives in any way I choose. Most of all, I feel wealthy when I can use my abundance to contribute to my purpose and mission in the world...

How Today's MBA Graduates Can Help Save The World

How Today's MBA Graduates Can Help Save The World

Recent news reports have suggested that the MBA (masters in business administration) may be “losing its lustre” at American business schools, including some of the most elite on the planet.

Being Happy at Work: Meaningful Work Matters

Being Happy at WorkMeaningful work matters. At its most basic level, work satisfies our economic imperatives and signals our position in society. Through it, we pay the rent, buy groceries, and prepare for the future. But our work can also express who we are and provide reasons for getting on with life..

Understand Your Own Mind And Goals Via Bullet Journaling

Understand Your Own Mind And Goals Via Bullet Journaling
Organizing your thoughts can help you plan and achieve goals that might otherwise seen unobtainable. The Bullet Journal method, in particular, can reduce clutter in your life by helping you visualize your future.

This Kind of Wealth Really Can Solve Problems

This Kind of Wealth Really Can Solve Problems
A life devoted to frugality taught me about “natural wealth” and the value of investing in community. Being wealthy crept up on me. I only noticed it during a recent interview. A reporter perched on my sofa asking questions, scribbling notes, and more than once commenting on how nice my house and yard and view are.

Why Education Does Not Always Equal Social Mobility

Why Education Does Not Always Equal Social Mobility

Educators around the world, particularly those in secondary schools, often default to a compelling story when they are trying to motivate their students: Work hard, achieve well and you will secure a successful future with attractive job prospects.

Demand For People Skills Is Growing Faster Than Demand For STEM Skills

Demand For People Skills Is Growing Faster Than Demand For STEM Skills
Advances in digital technology are changing the world of work. It has been estimated that more than 40% of human workers will be replaced by robots. This probably overstates the scale of displacement, but developments in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning will affect all sectors of the economy.

The Benefits And Pitfalls Of Working In Isolation

The Benefits And Pitfalls Of Working In IsolationIn October a researcher at the remote Bellingshausen Station in Antarctica allegedly stabbed a colleague. Some reports attributed the incident to the victim giving away the endings of books the attacker was reading.

The Two Worlds We Inhabit: Inner World and Outer World

The Two Worlds We Inhabit: Inner World and Outer World
Are there two worlds? Now, I know you think I've lost my mind. I'm too far out there -- He's talking about the existence of two worlds! The two worlds I'm talking about are the outer and inner world. There is a physical plane, which we live in everyday. And there is the inner world, which is a different one altogether.

How Your Relationship With Your Boss May Be Causing Stress

How Your Relationship With Your Boss May Be Causing Stress
Everybody knows how horrible it is to be stressed out at work. Sadly, across the world, employees are being subjected to increasing work demands and, as a result, work stress is on the rise. As we try to understand the root of the problem, we often end up blaming our boss.

Reclaiming Your Voice and Fulfilling Your Potential

Reclaiming Your Voice and Fulfilling Your Potential
About a decade ago it occurred to me that I was in an on-again-off-again relationship — with my own voice. Maybe you can relate? Perhaps you feel as if you are tap-dancing on eggshells as you strive to be liked and to give the right answers. Or maybe you spend a lot of time hoping, with every cell in your body, that nobody will call you out for not being enough of whatever you conjecture other people want you to be.

Does Genetics Have Anything To Do With Success At University?

Does Genetics Have Anything To Do With Success At University?
Many people can vividly remember being 18 and tentatively opening that envelope containing crucial information about the future. On the surface, it’s strange to think that genes have anything to do with it – but our new study, published in Scientific Reports, reveals that genetic factors influence both university enrolment and achievement.

Are Your Social Self And Your Essential Self Working In Harmony?

Are Your Social Self And Your Essential Self Working In Harmony?
I base all my counseling on the premise that each of us has these two sides: the essential self and the social self. The essential self contains several sophisticated compasses that continuously point toward your North Star. The social self is the set of skills that actually carry you toward this goal.

Attain Agape and Prosperity by Learning How To Love

Attain Agape and Prosperity by Learning How To Love Yourself
How do you learn to love yourself? Self-acceptance is the first step. Self-agape requires that you accept yourself as you are, warts and all. This means dropping every particle of self-deprecation you can find. You may think that feeling bad about yourself will motivate you to do better...

Why The World Needs More Women CEOs

Why The World Needs More Women CEOs
Female CEOs of large firms are a rare breed. In the US in 2015, there were more CEOs called John running big companies in the US than women. In 2016, there were only six female CEOs in the firms covered by the FTSE 100 index and 12 in the FTSE 250 index

Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to Dreams

Living Your Best: Shifting From Desires to Dreams
A desire is anything we have wanted to do, have, or be. The distinction between desires and dreams has become as blurred as the difference between believing and knowing, looking and seeing, and hearing and listening. In the case of desires and dreams, they are actually worlds apart...

Why Your Best Friend Is Probably A Bad Business Partner

Why Your Best Friend Is Probably A Bad Business PartnerSo when you’re looking at bringing partners on, whether it’s investment partners, whether it’s business partners, like cofounder perspective, those kinds of things—Number one, it needs to be the same values.

How to Attain Money, Love, Consciousness, and a Life of Balance

Money, Love, Consciousness, and a Life of Balance
Prosperity has had only one connotation for too long -- money. The subject of money has a powerful emotional charge, equivalent to the subject of sex. Yet, we will usually talk about it only like the weather -- in general economic terms. In this age of open discussion on homosexuality, menstruation, and incest, it is interesting that we are still very closed in what we reveal about our money.

Accepting Criticism: How To Become More Successful & Satisfied

Accepting Criticism: How To Become More Successful & Satisfied
Many highly intelligent motivated professionals let their habitual emotional reactions get in the way of learning. Even some of us who say we relish constructive criticism can have strong emotional reactions when we receive negative feedback about our attitudes and behavior.

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