The importance of intentional role models

Some positions of power, status, profession, or job as well as positions in society, communities, groups, associations and families are often talked about in the sense that they have an expectation of the person in any of those situations to be a role model. And I’m certainly not challenging that – I also believe that … Read more »

Being here to be happy is a LIE

M Scott Peck, author of the Road Less Travelled And Beyond writes “The biggest lie…..is that we’re here to be happy all the time.” and that “The truth is that our finest moments, more often than not, occur precisely when we are uncomfortable, when we’re not feeling happy or fulfilled, when we’re struggling and searching.” … Read more »

Book Review: Flourish by Martin Seligman

Martin Seligman Ph.D is at the forefront of the positive psychology movement around the world.  The goal of positive psychology is working on the central focus of what Aristotle’s premise was all those years ago – that the purpose of life is to pursue happiness and to increase flourishing. Seligman provides extensive research and validation … Read more »

Beyond Happiness – The A to Z of Intentionomics #003: Advice

Living a ‘good life’ means more than just happiness! In this video series I’ve selected from 101 keywords and discuss how each word can impact your potential to live a more happy, flourishing and prosperous personal and work life. This is keyword #003 – Advice. You don’t know what you don’t know – none of … Read more »

Book Review: Integrity by Dr. Henry Cloud

This is a personal favourite of mine and I love the subtitle of this book “the courage to meet the demands of reality”. Dr. Cloud writes “who a person is will ultimately determine if their brains, talents, competencies, energy, effort, deal-making abilities and opportunities will succeed.” Dr. Cloud highlights the importance of understanding and operating … Read more »

Book Review: Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

This book is about creating the conditions for Optimal Experiences where we become ‘in flow’ as the title of the book suggests. My favourite quote from the book is “Happiness in fact, is condition that must be prepared for, cultivated, and defended privately by each person. People who learn to control inner experience will be … Read more »

Beyond Happiness – The A to Z of Intentionomics #002: Action

Living a ‘good life’ means more than just happiness! In this video series I’ve selected from 101 keywords and discuss how each word can impact your potential to live a more happy, flourishing and prosperous personal and work life. This is keyword #002 – Action. My Dad’s advice to me as a youngster was “Son, … Read more »

Book Review: The Truth About Trust by Vanessa Hall

I need to disclose here that I am one of the contributing authors to this book – and am very proud to be included. My favourite quote from Vanessa is “Trust is fragile”. Vanessa’s explanation of trust is supported by a wonderfully elegant model. Vanessa outlines not only what trust really is all about, but … Read more »

Book Review: The Speed Of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey

The accolades and testimonials inside the front cover of this wonderful book provide all the validation you will need to add this to your ‘must read’ booklist. Stephen M.R. Covey is the former CEO of the Covey Leadership Center and son of Stephen R Covey (author of The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People). In … Read more »

Beyond Happiness – The A to Z of Intentionomics #001: Acquire

Living a ‘good life’ means more than just happiness! In this video series I’ve selected from 101 keywords and discuss how each word can impact your potential to live a more happy, flourishing and prosperous personal and work life. This is keyword #001 – Acquire. What is it you want to acquire in your life?  … Read more »