Contemplation on Success: Stop Trying and Start Doing

Contemplation on Success: Stop Trying and Start Doing
In many of our life's endeavors we say, "Oh well, I tried", and take our failure as "a lesson to be learned". Too often, we conclude that the lesson is, "I better not try that again". Perhaps the real lesson is that we didn't really try. Maybe we only made a halfhearted attempt and life gave us back exactly what we gave to it.

Big Visions for Small Businesses: Pursuing Values and Meeting Challenges

Big Visions for Small Businesses: Pursuing Values and Meeting Challenges
Unlike many companies that seem to have a significant gap between espoused principles and actual decisions and effects, big-vision small-business owners may opt to avoid quantitative growth, turn away a profitable account, or forego entry into a hot new market if it means casting aside the core values upon which their business is based.

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.

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.

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?

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

Why Optimism And Entrepreneurship Are Not Always A Good Mix

Why Optimism And Entrepreneurship Are Not Always A Good MixFailure has always been the hallmark of entrepreneurship – only around 50% of businesses survive their first five years. And not only are the chances of survival slim, but there is evidence that on average business owners earn less than if they had remained as someone else’s employee.

Personal Blessings Abound: You Just Have to Look

Personal Blessings Abound: You Just Have to Look
Sometimes the opportunity we have been waiting for is trying to crawl into our lap. If, however, we have a preconceived notion about how it should be, or if our attention is elsewhere, or if we are in fear, we may not recognize it. Sometimes our good is rushing to us from all angles, and we do not know it.

How To Make A Good First Impression

How To Make A Good First Impression

Going to university for the first time can be a daunting experience for anyone. The biggest fear many have is leaving their old friends behind and having to meet lots of new people from all walks of life. The prospect of living with complete strangers is enough to make anyone nervous – especially if their culture is alien to you.

The Meaning of Monday: The Artificial Walling Off of Time

The Meaning of Monday: The Artificial Walling Off of Time
Research shows that you are more likely to die from a heart attack or stroke on Monday morning than any other time of the week. Of course, it's not Monday that kills us but the meaning we attach to this artificial walling off of the time of our life.

Does Thinking You Look Fat Affect How Much Money You Earn?

look fat effects income 8 5Two things people often think about are money and their appearance. Past research has shown that there is a correlation between the two: People subjectively considered attractive earn more.

Why Some Women Prefer Intentional Invisibility At Work

Why Some Women Prefer Intentional Invisibility At Work
Professional women have strong reasons to ignore recommendations that urge them to have a more visible presence at work, according to a new study. While research has shown that visibility in the workplace is critical for professional advancement, the reality is that for some women, it’s easier said than done.

How The Everyday Commute Is Changing Who We Are

How The Everyday Commute Is Changing Who We Are
Few activities that bead our everyday lives have earned such dubious notoriety as commuting. That the words “hell” and “nightmare” are sometimes invoked to describe journeys to and from work indicates just how disparaged this part of our lives often is. Commuting has become such a routine part of our daily lives that we don’t stop to think about what it may offer us.

Lively Work: Discovering Our Life Purpose And Finding The Courage To Live It

Lively Work: Discovering Our Life Purpose And Finding The Courage To Live It
Our calling, according to theologian Frederick Buechner, is the place where "our deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." Many people believe that we are born with a "soul purpose," some task that we feel drawn to complete or a gift that we long to express. The world needs the unique gift that each person has to give...

Redefining "Winning" Into A Venture Of Cooperation And Integration

How To Determine Your Mission & Attain Success
Success. Many hunger for it, and some never realize when they've got it. Most of us want to be successful human beings, mates, parents, workers, managers, homemakers, salespeople. To achieve it, many work their nails bloody logging long hours and...

Why Are More People Doing Gig Work?

Why Are More People Doing Gig Work?
Thanks to companies like Lyft, TaskRabbit and Instacart, it’s never been easier for Americans who can afford it to zip from place to place, get groceries delivered or let someone else walk their dog.

Most Successful Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think

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The romanticized image of entrepreneurs is a picture of youth: a 20-something individual with disruptive ideas, boundless energy and a still-sharp mind. Silicon Valley has bet on this image for years.

Women In Tech Suffer Because Of The American Myth Of Meritocracy

Women In Tech Suffer Because Of The American Myth Of Meritocracy
The American dream is built on the notion that the U.S. is a meritocracy. Americans believe success in life and business can be earned by anyone willing to put in the hard work necessary to achieve it, or so they say.

How To Make Your Dreams Come True

How You Can Make Your Dreams Come True
You can make your dreams come true. Persistence is the key word and the magic key to success in any endeavor. Never give up. If you believe in your dreams, you must pursue them with zeal, tumbling any blocks in your way with pure love and joy for the chase!

Heal Your Fears and Emotions About Money

Heal Your Fears and Emotions About Money
A major challenge to healing emotions regarding money is that many of us have learned poor coping skills when it comes to money, often stemming from our cul­tural and societal conditioning. Often we block our neg­ative emotions by denying their existence, by pushing them aside, or by trying to ignore them altogether. Of course, these avoidance techniques only work for a pe­riod of time. 

Become Abundant by Realizing Your Greater Potential

Become Abundant by Realizing Your Greater Potential
Whether you are consciously aware of it or not, deep inside you are seeking growth and aliveness, wanting to manifest your potential, and be all you can be. Most people think that having money will fill a need, allowing them to experience a feeling, quality, or situation they don't now have.

How You Too Can Find Life Balance, Harmony, and Joy

How To Find Life Balance, Harmony, and Joy
As I sit at the computer, reading my email, I am also blow drying my hair, typing with one hand. My back starts to ache from sitting in one position for too long. As I tune into my body, I realize that this is insane... That I am somehow pursuing goals instead of living in joy. That I have lost...

Does College Turn People Into Liberals?

Does College Turn People Into Liberals?
Conservative activists have claimed that universities brainwash students and indoctrinate them into believing a liberal ideology.

Understand the Power of Your Blocks and Clear Out Your Resistance to Success

Understanding the Power of Your Blocks and Clearing Out Your Resistance
Everyone has his or her own individual blocks. Each bad memory, everything that scares you, all the doubts that became ingrained as you experienced disappointment, deceit, being let down by someone you trusted, all the unworthiness you felt when someone criticized you...

Picture Perfect: Treasure Mapping as a Visionary Tool

Picture Perfect: Treasure Mapping as a Visionary Tool
As we have entered our new year, what kind of mental pictures are you holding about it? Are you enthusiastically envisioning how well it could go, or are you worrying about what could go wrong? Do the images you focus on represent your authentic intentions, or are you...

Do You Believe That There Is Value in Suffering?

An Old Incorrect Paradigm Belief: There Is Value in Suffering
It may seem ludicrous to think that anyone would want to create suffering, and yet there are times when your emotional body moves into a state of suffering and there is an imagined reason for the suffering rather than what is actually happening in the now...

How To Manage Self-motivated, Intelligent Workers

There’s an emerging type of worker who usually knows more about their job than anyone else in the organisation and is not likely to suffer fools gladly

Are Your Habits Good, Bad, or Mindless?

Are Your Habits Good, Bad, or Mindless?The probability is that you have more than a few good habits; it’s just that the bad ones seem to more obviously “run amok,” pulling us in every which way, which is why they tend to come to mind first...

Are You Playing Too Small? Set and Achieve Bigger Goals

Are You Playing Too Small? Set and Achieve Bigger GoalsIt's fascinating to me that so many sales organization man­agers complain that their employees typically reach the quotas set by management, or perhaps even fall a bit short, but rarely exceed them. They get stuck in their comfort zone, setting and achieving smaller goals...

What Are Your Talents and Strengths?

What Are Your Talents and Strengths?You, like everyone, have special talents that equip you for a creative, fulfilling life. Some of your talents have emerged naturally—abilities that simply are second nature for you. However, many other strong points have required some work or training...

Creating Team Work and Community Every Day, Everywhere

Creating Team Work and Community Every Day, EverywhereIn my town, we had to team up if we wanted to get anything done. Since there weren’t that many kids in my school, if we wanted to have a basketball team, everyone had to join, even if some weren’t good at it. Similarly, if we wanted to put on a play, every kid had to take part in the drama club so we could get the show on the stage...

The Best Way To Deal With Failure

The Best Way To Deal With FailureFailure is a part of life, and we make mistakes pretty much every day. How do we cope? Or better yet, how should we cope?

How Can Job Loss Be Bad For Health, And Recession Be Good For It?

How Can Job Loss Be Bad For Health, And Recession Be Good For It?Work plays a critical role – both our own jobs and the labor of others – in all of our lives. But this role is surprisingly complex: While job loss and unemployment can cause individuals’ own health to suffer, studies have shown that mortality rates go down during a recession.

From the Mundane to the "Quality of Being" Bucket List

From the Mundane to the "Experiencing Love" Bucket List
For things that are important to you, the motivation to succeed is high. Often the universe cooperates with you strongly, if what you desire will be something that expands your growth and has positive impact on others. There is also the advantage that it is often easier to visualize just what...

How to Prioritize Fueled Solely By What We Truly Love

How to Prioritize Fueled Solely By What We Truly LoveI find that when I’m rushing around and can feel myself in a busy fit, sometimes I just stop, put my hand on my heart, let it beat inside my chest, truly feel it, and remind myself of the ways that our hearts are connected. This quick and simple technique...

Is Freelancing The Future Of Employment?

Is Freelancing The Future Of Employment?Today, freelancers represent 35% of the United States workforce. In the European Union, the rate is 16.1%. Both figures demonstrate the same global trend: from creative entrepreneurs to those paid by the task, freelancing is on the rise worldwide.

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