What’s it really all about, anyway? One of the most powerful sources of energy is passion. When we connect to our most important values and purpose in life, our passion and energy seem boundless. The most compelling source of purpose is spiritual, when energy is derived from deeply held values … [Read more...] about Becoming Fully Engaged Part 2: Defining Purpose
Goals & Motivation
Just about everyone is in a hurry these days, juggling work, family and play like so many balls in the air. We pride ourselves on our ability to multitask. We use email, cell phones, and other devices to keep in touch so that we don’t miss anything. About the only thing that seems to be slowing … [Read more...] about Becoming Fully Engaged Part 1: Managing Energy, Not Time
"Most Americans do not know what their strengths are. When you ask them, they look at you with a blank stare, or they respond in terms of subject knowledge, which is the wrong answer." —Peter Drucker "To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life." … [Read more...] about Discover Your Strengths: The Road to Self-improvement
Do you really understand what motivates you? Everyone knows how important it is to “know yourself,” yet few people do. Really understanding your motivations is a life-long challenge. Part of the problem lies in the fact that motivations are subconscious, so deeply embedded that we don’t get a … [Read more...] about What Drives You? Understanding Our Motivations
Goals are exciting and energizing. They drive us to achieve beyond our expectations. They make it easier for us to focus and concentrate, and give us permission to say “no” to distractions. Then dreams really do come true. But unless you spend time to explore, plan and prioritize, setting the … [Read more...] about The Art of the Goal (Part 3): What’s so SMART about Goals?
“Begin with the end in mind,” encourages Stephen Covey. Before you can set meaningful goals for yourself, you need to know where you want to go. If you clearly understand where you want to be, you can make sure your actions bring you closer to that place each and every day. Corporations spend … [Read more...] about The Art of the Goal: (Part 2) Aligning with Identity and Values
Do you have clearly defined written goals? Or are they just in your head? People who actually sit down and write out their goals not only end up achieving them, but have higher incomes and ratings for overall success and life satisfaction. Almost all successful people have goals, and outstanding … [Read more...] about The Art of the Goal: (Part 1) Are You Part of the 3 Percent?
What is the meaning of life – and could you sum it up in 25 words? What if someone offered you $10,000 for your best description? The website www.themeaningoflife.com is running such a contest, and while it may be a marketing ploy, it’s an astute one. Who isn’t intrigued by this question? But … [Read more...] about The Meaning of Life – In 25 Words or Less
Are you too busy? Are you always in a hurry, juggling work and family tasks like balls in the air? Are you ready to snap? You’re not alone. Millions of successful adults are being swept up by today’s frenetic, globalized, technology-driven lifestyle. We have plunged into a mad rush of activity, … [Read more...] about Ready to Snap – The Lure of Modern Life
People make two major mistakes when trying to persuade others: 1. Using the argument that would work best on themselves 2. Overestimating the power of logic and rationality The scientific study of persuasion has continued for more than half a century, yet executives across all fields make … [Read more...] about The Brain Science of Persuasion: 7 Automatic Triggers