Beyond Self Gratification – How to be happy in life

In a recent article in the Australian newspaper with the headline Happiness Addiction,  the author, Ruth Oslow writes “The only hope for any of us to really escape our societal malcontentment is to find meaning greater than self-gratification.” How wonderful! Living our lives as a self centered individual, thinking only of ourselves and not of … Read more »

Book Review: Driven by Lawrence and Nohria

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what really drives you to make your decisions? Harvard researchers Paul Lawrence and Nitin Nohria have collated much of the thought leadership from a range of fields, on what drives us to make the choices we make. Their research reveals that all humans make the choices they do … Read more »

Beyond Happiness – The A to Z of Intentionomics #013 Attitude

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 #013 – Attitude How would you personally describe your attitude to living a … Read more »

The Science of Choice and Intention

I’ve written previously about the ‘I.U.T.I. Syndrome’ which explains why possessions (and certain elements of our life situation) often only contribute to a short term unsustained sense of well being and happiness. Basically, once you get ‘used to’ something, the impact that it has on your sense of well being and happiness almost returns to … Read more »

Book Review: Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

My friend Kerrie Akkermans gave this book to me as a gift many years ago and it is a lovely book of 100 short messages that you can pick up at any time, flick through the book and stop at any page and you’ll get inspiration, wisdom and a sense of intentional actions you could … Read more »

Wisdom Wants You To Discover It – Becoming A Better Person

There’s something very powerful about keeping journals of your life lessons. People have been doing it for years and importantly, many of the world’s thought leaders throughout history, not only have shared how and why they have developed the discipline of keeping a journal, but have encouraged us through their own writing, teaching, and coaching … Read more »

Beyond Happiness – The A to Z of Intentionomics #012 Attention

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 #012 – Attention. How much attention are you giving to your intentions? Your … Read more »

Book Review: Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

In my 1960 edition of Napoleon Hill’s and W. Clement Stone’s “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude” the final chapter is titled “Awaken The Sleeping Giant Within You”. Some 30 years later, Anthony Robbins had turned his life around from Janitor to one of the world’s most recognisable names in personal motivation and success. It … Read more »

Noise, Habit, Trust and Prosperity

Your conscious mind is finite in its capacity and what that means is the more ‘noise’ that is taking up your conscious thought and focus, the more disengaged you may become from that which will help you live a more happy, flourishing and prosperous personal and work life. Noise At Work: At work for example, … Read more »