It’s stunning how much of our happiness is within our own control. You only get this day once, how are you going to experience it?
The future is always going to have an element of uncertainty to it. But if you pay attention to the early indicators, you can avoid being blindsided.
We subconsciously pick up on the mental messages that we get from others. And what’s more, the unconscious messages that we get from other people have a dramatic impact on the way we respond to them, whether we — or they — realize it or not.
Monster and Ianuzzi should serve as a cautionary tale. When a leader overemphasizes money, you eventually wind up making less of it.
Martin Luther King said, “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.”
Complaints are a valid source of feedback, but they aren’t all worth listening to. Discern which ones have merit before you react.
Most people do what their boss asks, but only a select few figure out what their boss really needs.
How many times have you worked like a fiend on something and then found yourself so burned out you couldn’t bear to even look at it again?
When things look chaotic, people are more likely to act chaotic. Our minds, and our actions respond to our surroundings. When you’re surrounded by beauty, you’re happier and more confident.
If you want to be miserable, keep trying to win the “I have it harder than you do” award. If you want to be happy, express gratitude for the person on the other side.
It’s challenging to break through the clutter and harness your inner wisdom. But the truth is, you already have most of the answers you need.
A friend of mine owns a bakery and café. Her cupcakes are scrumptious, her Caprese sandwich melts in your mouth. Clients drive miles for one of her macaroons. Her baked goods are legendary; the problem is her facial expressions.
If you’re a teacher, parent or leader, you want your people to be successful. The question you need to ask yourself is, do they know that?
Lack of Noble Purpose erodes morale at work, and it eats into our lives at home, where people drag themselves through the door at night without an ounce of enthusiasm left for loved ones or fun.
If you want to create a great company, invent the next big thing, or produce an amazing work of art, keep your ego out of it. Start with noble purpose, find a problem you want to solve, or people you want to help, and pour your talents into something bigger than yourself.