Beyond Happiness – The A to Z of Intentionomics #044 Ethics

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 #044 — Ethics The powerfully simple ‘light of day’ test is an intentional … Read more »

Debunking The ‘Life-Purpose’ Myth

I’ve been interviewed this week by Sydney Radio 2UE’s enigmatic duo George Moore & Paul B. Kidd as well as the wonderfully manic ‘Big Couch’ team of Clairsy, Shane & Kymbo on Perth’s radio 94.5FM. You can check out the interview recordings here The topic was on how fast the year is flying and the … Read more »

Beyond Happiness – The A to Z of Intentionomics #043 Enthusiasm

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 #043 – Enthusiasm What does it take to have genuine enthusiasm — not … Read more »

Is DIY financial advice, good lifestyle advice?

I read this U.S. News and World Report, reposted this morning on Business Insider titled “Why you should skip a financial adviser and learn to manage your money yourself” and wanted to provide a counter viewpoint because what we know from the research in applied positive psychology, is that most people don’t make the best … Read more »

Why Intentional Leadership Makes Sense

One of my past roles as an employee in the corporate world was as Manager, Human Resources Policy for what was then the State Bank of NSW. That was in the late eighties, and way back then, one of the key issues facing corporate Australia, and the research at the time suggested strongly it was … Read more »

How to be more intentionally positive more often

If you’re a bit of a pessimist, you’re probably not going to read much further after I reaffirm for you that there’s so much new scientific evidence highlighting the wide range of benefits you can gain by increasing your overall sense of intentional positivity. If you’re a bit of an optimist, you’re already benefiting, and … Read more »

Proof – what you focus on grows stronger!

A recent peer review research study appearing in the Journal of Positive Psychology (Schmitt, Gielnik, Zacher and Klemann) suggests that there are real and measureable benefits of being specifically optimistic, that is, targeting your optimism to specific areas of your life, above and beyond being generally optimistic. OK., so what does that really mean? My … Read more »

Are you flourishing in your personal and work life?

I stumbled across a piece of research today in Hefferon & Boniwell’s university text ‘Positive Psychology’ that suggests: 18% of people meet the criteria of flourishing 65% are moderately mentally healthy 17% are languishing. Now, regardless of the finer details of the study and its results, what I’m most interested in are the people who … Read more »

Is there an “I” in TEAM?

Have you heard the saying that there is no “I” in TEAM? Well, my good friend Gihan Perera begs to differ. He is convinced the Internet has changed the way teams work or at the very least, the internet has created possibilities and opportunities that teams need to embrace to maximise their effectiveness and efficiency. … Read more »

Watch Who You Let Near Your Mind!

Who do you intentionally and unintentionally let near your mind? What impact might they be consciously, subconsciously and practically having on you living a more happy, flourishing and prosperous life? You’re probably aware that I’m currently enrolled in a Master Degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPPs), and while I’m fascinated by the vast amount of … Read more »