“Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness. Why not you? Do not let another day go by where your dedication to other people’s opinions is greater than your dedication to your own emotions! Today’s a new day!” Steve Maraboli
Struggled recently with your reaction to something? Surprised you responded as you did? Here’s an idea. Get a pen and piece of paper, and write down all the emotions you can think of . . . OK, done? Does that help to explain why your reaction surprised you? “Pity those who don’t feel anything at… Read More How does that make you feel?
“All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” Miles Davis
Leah Fessler interviewed business leaders, academics, on-screen celebrities, astrophysicists, comedians, economists, activists and artists, asking them the same set of questions, one of which was: “Everyone should own ________” What would your fill-in-the-blank possession be?
Been to a meeting recently where you left thinking that was an hour of your time you could have spent much better? Well, it’s possible, according to Grant Ackerman, that we can learn something from jazz, which he uses as an organizing metaphor . . . its unique aspect making it highly suitable for providing us… Read More Can we do it again?
“As you become clearer and more adult about what you need to do in order to grow, loved ones will be able to say anything they please and you won’t be affected. You can simply give them a big kiss and say, “I love you but I have to live my own life.” End of… Read More Victim no more . . .
In Self-Confidence: The Remarkable Truth of Why a Small Change Can Make a Big Difference, Paul McGee introduces us to the wonderful concept of an awfuliser – not a real word, but made up by him, as only he could do. Awfulisers, well intended and caring as they nearly always mean to be, tend to: turn… Read More Think on . . .
I was at a conference where a speaker mentioned, only in passing, the concept of helicopter parenting. Have you ever been guilty of this phenomenon? If you’re a parent, I’m guessing it’s highly likely you have. Wanting to protect and sometimes go into battle for your children … who amongst us hasn’t been tempted on… Read More Funny thing this . . .
When asked whether he might ever consider dying his hair – perhaps blue, or red – Man Utd footballer Nemanja Matic showed a more than dry sense of humour in his answer: “No, I have kids – if I do that my son is going to do the same; I have to have serious hair… Read More Sticking to what you’re good at . . .