Want to Be More Productive at Work? Spend Time with Family.

I recently read The Power of Having Fun, the brand-new book by Dave Crenshaw. I am a big believer in taking time off to make time for yourself and for your family. I've had the good fortune of having taken that time over most of the past 20 years. I…

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Happiness and Health at Work

Someone sent me an article about a company that purposely made some decisions they knew would make them less profitable. The goal was to impact the environment in a more sustainable way, and the author wrote about the various ways to define success. The person who sent me the article…

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Bouncing Back from a Low Point

This is a guest post by Frank Lavine. We’ve all been there – I know I have. The majority of my friends and family have, too. The “all-time low” that we can find ourselves dealing with is a stressful, challenging part of life. There is no shame in hitting a…

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How Happiness Impacts our Work

This is a guest post by Austin Farewell. Many companies value productivity over employee satisfaction. This type of thinking is understandable—the companies are doing what they think will help them maximize profits. But what if there was a way to achieve both? Because the satisfaction and general happiness of employees has…

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Smile to Start Your Day

After a recent speaking engagement, the COO of the office where I presented sent out the following note to everyone in the office: Earlier this month, David Singer visited our office and spoke about his book, Six Simple Rules for a Better Life. There was terrific feedback from so many of…

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Happiness Leads to Success, Loving Your Job

We all spend so much time working—every day, every week, every month, every year, our whole lives—that it’s a shame if we don’t enjoy what we do. I’ve always talked in my speaking engagements about the importance of loving what you do. After I read The Happiness Advantage, by Shawn…

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The Six Simple Rules for Uncovering Your Life Passion

I’m excited to publish this guest post by Barrie Davenport. Barrie is a life passion coach, author, and founder of BarrieDavenport.com, a site devoted to helping people uncover and live their life passions. She is the creator of The Path to Passion Course (more on the course at the end…

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Leadership: Doing What You Say

I want to tell you a brief story about something super nice that someone said to me recently. More than 18 years ago, Dan Sullivan, founder of Strategic Coach, told me about four “Referability” habits—behaviors that help you to be referable, as in a person who other people would recommend…

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Smile and Be Friendly, For Happiness

This is a guest post by Chelsea Carr “You did not listen to me!” The woman pointed at me from across the counter. “See? She listened… You did not listen to me.” Well, what can you say to that? Not much. Anyone working in retail knows that, to many customers,…

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