When we enter this world we are all born with a clear and fearless mind. We have not had experiences that would cause us to be afraid. It is not until we become old enough to develop conclusions about things that fear begins to set in. Have you ever wondered why?
The answer is in the word. F.E.A.R., which is nothing but Fictional Experiences that Affect our Reasoning. Let’s look at each word and how you can overcome fear.
Most of the thoughts that make us afraid come from our ideas of what might happen in a given situation. Most of the time our thoughts are far worse than the reality at hand. Before you are quick to lend yourself to your fears ask yourself a few questions.
- Could it really happen?
- What are the chances of it happening?
- What is the worst possible outcome?
- How will I respond if it does happen?
2015 has come to a close and 2016 is upon us. For the world in general, it has been a rough year and in truth, it may seem as if there isn’t much to smile about. If you pay attention to popular media it appears that the entire world is filled with nothing but strife. Wars and famines are raging across the globe and even our most civilized cities are being dragged into the fray.
There’s nothing you can do to change the past, but you can change the trajectory of your future. Each of us has command of our own lives and just as a smile or a laugh is contagious so is happiness. By taking a few simple steps, you can make 2016 the best year ever; not just for yourself, but everyone around you. Continue reading
The holiday season is all about spreading the cheer and happiness. But on the downside, it brings stress, depression and unwelcomed guests in its tow. And this is not surprising. The holiday season brings along a host of demands, ranging from shopping, banking, attending and throwing parties, cleaning and so on.
Allow me to share some tips that are totally doable, which can help minimize stress during Christmas and New Years. If you allow stress to reach its peak, it’s more difficult for you to pause and regroup. So the best thing that you can do is to try and prevent stress, doing so will reduce the emotional toll the holidays might have on you. Follow these simple and practical steps and your holiday will be happier!
While many agree that success is subjective, there is a general consensus that it involves financial stability, enjoying your job and being relatively happy in life. To ensure that you have all three, there are five things you must make sure you avoid doing. The truth is that you are likely doing at least one of these and it is serving as a roadblock to you being successful. Identifying these and then being honest about whether or not you do them is the first step in eliminating anything that is standing in your way.
They Don’t Allow Others to Define Their Success
Success is a word that means different things for different people. You have to define what you find successful for you and run with it. Do not let someone else tell you whether or not your idea of success is untrue or inaccurate. For example, many people see success purely from a financial place, but others see this as only a piece of the pie. In fact, many see simple financial stability as successful where others feel they need to be wealthy to be successful. Continue reading
There is a saying in the corporate world – “If you dread Mondays, it’s time to switch your job; if you dread your weekends, it’s time to change your social circle.” Ponder on this saying for a moment and ask yourself, “Is the company I own or manage creating cultures of happiness or well-being?” If the answer to this question is no, it is costing your company thousands and possibly millions of dollars depending on the size of your company.
So what exactly is an unhappy employee? Unhappy employees are disengaged employees, and cost US companies a shocking $450 to $550 billion each year in lost productivity. Many Americans are becoming increasingly unhappy with their jobs and work environments and it’s having a major impact on the bottom line of most companies.
So why should every company want their employees to be satisfied and happy at work? Simply because a happy employee is an efficient and productive employee. But how does one achieve it? The fact is this has been proven time and again across different organizations around the world. Happiness and productivity are interlinked – A happy employee is productive and a productive employee is usually happy.