Is your life about living or existing?

If you’re like most people, you probably didn’t start today by taking a mindful moment and thinking about how grateful you are for the gift of life… for who you are, for what you have, for the relationships, for the opportunity. And again, if you’re like most people, you probably didn’t take a mindful moment … Read more »

Are You Unintentionally Blocking Out Happiness?

I was interviewed a couple of weeks ago by Radio 666 ABC’s Alex Sloan on International Positive Thinking Day, and during the interview, Alex referred me to Oliver Burkeman’s book ‘The Antidote: Happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking’. Alex suggested I would enjoy reading the book and while I’m only about a third … Read more »

Is Meaningful Work Beyond Most People’s Reality?

Having a sense of meaning in one’s life has been validated in a range of research studies to increase your overall sense of wellbeing. But how realistic is it that we all have access to meaningful work. Is it beyond most people’s reality? In this post I want to get real practical about how you … Read more »

Are Your Habits Intentional?

On a number of levels I am very interested in the impact of our work and personal habits on living a happy, flourishing and prosperous life. William James wrote in 1892 “All our life, so far as it has definite form, is but a mass of habits.” For some, in this constantly switched on 24/7 … Read more »

Money Without Context Has No Meaning

In this post I have two questions for you. The first is … How are you at managing your finances? The second is… What impact is your financial management having on you living a happy, flourishing and prosperous life? There’s a long-held piece of wisdom that says the secret to financial success is to spend … Read more »

Lazy Learners Put Character At Risk

Are you an intentional proactive learner, or an unintentional reactive learner? Whether in your work or in your personal life, I am convinced your truthful answer to this question holds one of the keys to you living a happy, flourishing and prosperous personal and work life. I’m worried that what I’m about to write will … Read more »

Beyond Happiness – The A to Z of Intentionomics #045 Expertise

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 #045 – Expertise One of the inescapable truths for a prosperous life is … Read more »

A Positive Mental Attitude Is Not Enough

I was interviewed this morning by Mark Parton from Canberra’s 2CC morning radio program, and we were discussing today being International Positive Thinking Day and the recent results of Australia being ranked in the top 10 happiest countries in the world. Something Mark shared was advice from his father, and I’m paraphrasing, but basically it … Read more »

THE One Book You Need To Read

Just to be clear up front here, in case you think I’m about to plug my book Intentionomics as THE book you need to read… I’m not (That would be rather brash, even for me, although I do recommend you add it to your list to read if you haven’t already). What’s prompted this post … Read more »

World Happiness Ranking Good News for Tony Abbott

I’ve just completed reading the recently released 100+ pages of the United Nations General Assembly sanctioned World Happiness Report (Helliwell, John F., Richard Layard, and Jeffrey Sachs, eds. 2013. World Happiness Report 2013. New York: UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network). I’m sure that our newly elected Prime Minister, Tony Abbott and his ministerial cabinet and … Read more »