The purpose of life

Warning… this post is intended to be a bit of a ‘pattern interrupt’ for you, because sometimes we as humans fall into the trap of existing ‘in habit’ and sadly wait until some major event to wake us from our daily routines. Whether you’re reading this at work or at home, the reality is each … Read more »

International Day of Friendship

Did you know today is the International Day of Friendship? Timeanddate.com explain that “In 2011, the UN proclaimed the International Day of Friendship with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, and cultures can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. The UN wanted for the day to involve young people, as future leaders, … Read more »

Beyond Happiness – The A to Z of Intentionomics #041 Engagement

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 #041 – Engagement. In a busy, time pressured world it can become easy … Read more »

When Good IS Good Enough!

Some of the most common catch cries of the modern era in business have included: to pursue our personal best to realise our full potential and to go beyond just being good and to strive for great. But in this post I want to celebrate being ‘average’… because in reality, the majority of us are … Read more »

Is a Code of Trust the next Code of Ethics?

The problem with talking about the importance of trust in the workplace (and in our personal relationships as well) is the often and typical reaction that goes something like “Of course we recognise that trust is important.” And of course, most people do recognise that trust is important. The question however that with all the … Read more »

Stop Comparing And Be Happier

I find the often conflicting research that tries to answer the question of whether money can or can’t buy you happiness, is in fact directly in conflict with one of the prime causes that creates unhappiness in people. What we know from overwhelmingly repetitive findings from studies on the effects of comparing ourselves and our … Read more »

Hate Your Job? Find the ‘Best Bits’!

Are you one of the lucky ones in life who have found a career or a calling and just love your job because you’re pursuing your passion? Positive psychologists including Martin Seligman, Ed Diener and others have indeed validated that people who have ‘meaning’ and ‘purpose’ in their life tend to report higher levels of … Read more »

Developing the habit of gratitude

Our dog Buddy has been with us now for over ten years. Yet every morning when we come down the stairs, he greets us like he hasn’t seen us for so long. He’s so happy, his tail is wagging, and its contagious – you can’t help but want to pat him and say hello with … Read more »

The dark side of life-long learning and creativity

52 Intentional Affirmations: #19. I have one eye on the future! This week I will take intentional action to start something new. Each week I’m reporting here on my personal experience in implementing my 52 Intentional Affirmations. These are designed to help us be more intentionally mindful of the impact our intentions have on living … Read more »

Book Review: Drive by Daniel Pink

What motivates you? Seriously… when was the last time you really thought about and answered this question? Dan Pink’s book Drive is a great read for anyone interested in the topic of self-motivation or in how to create environments that will help others tap into what will motivate them. I’ve read somewhere in the past and … Read more »