How to be a JOY spot at work!

Joy is the next competitive advantage! Happiness precedes success and all performance, creativity, innovation and team connection is linked to happiness at work! The latest research in neuroscience, epigenetics, emotional intelligence and positive psychology intersect at a point I call “the joy spot”- the sweet spot for performance. Leaders need to make the workplace a…

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The Joy of Change

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves” Leo Tolstoy It seems an oxymoron to put joy and change in the same sentence – a short sentence at that! But this is my next mission – to help people understand that change is possible and can be joyful. We know…

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What do you do to recognize and intensify your brilliance?

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually who are you not to be? You are a child of…

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Wake up to What Brings You Inner Peace

I will never forget a moment in my little old Mazda 1300 car about 30 years ago! I was driving an international speaker around in Sydney as social convenor of a conference. He asked me ‘what is it that you most want in life right now?” To my utter amazement out of my mouth literally…

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Want to be Happy? Look for the Positive

One of my favorite books is “Positivity” by a leader in positive psychology, Dr. Barbara Frederickson. There is an interesting comment in her book about a ‘positivity ratio’. She claimed it was important for a flourishing life – in my words, your joy and success. In positive psychology ‘flourishing’ basically means being a happy, successful,…

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Wake up to your lizard Brain

The Lizard Brain…This is how Seth Godin refers to the amygdala! The amygdala is part of the limbic system of the brain – the oldest part of our brains – the part that kept us alive in primitive times. In his book Linchpin, he says it is “hungry, scared, angry and horny.”!  And he says…

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There is no such thing as a sudden heart attack

“There is no such thing as a sudden heart attack.  It takes years of preparation!”   I read this in one of the journals to which I subscribe and thought WOW!  How appropriate for how most of us live our lives! Most illnesses that affect us today are created by consistent poor lifestyle habits or by…

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The Secret to Being Popular

How many times in your life have you watched someone with a tinge of envy – wishing you were like them? People surround them, with adoring looks on their faces – or so it seems to you – and everyone is laughing and having a great time! Or perhaps you have seen a person who…

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The Benefits of TA-DA!

PART I Last week I was speaking to a lovely group in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.  I was telling them about my niece’s first gym competition.  At the time she was 9 and I was (and still am) a very doting and enthusiastic aunt!  In between exercises (which I must say were not that exciting and seemed…

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Patterns & Habits – Ruling YOUR Life!

We are all living lives based on patterns and habits, ruled unconsciously by fear.  This seems to be true for everyone! I notice it in me, my audiences and almost everyone else I have met, or know. How Patterns or Habits are established: Any activity will become a pattern or a habit if we repeat…

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