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“Happiness Without a Good Work Ethic Is Pretty Impossible.”

“Happiness Without a Good Work Ethic Is Pretty Impossible.” | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Hugh is a cartoonist with a wildly popular blog, gapingvoid. He is the master of capturing a large idea in a single drawing, and a great deal of his work focuses on happiness: how to find happiness in work; how to have the courage to be yourself, do what you love, and take risks; how to build a life around your own values, interests, and temperament.


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Change Any Habit Painlessly: 6 Tips

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Want to change an old habit? You probably should: One study determined that over 40% of the "decisions" we make every day aren't really decisions.

 

They're habits.

 

Much of the time we don't really make decisions. We do what we've done before, and that makes us less productive, less effective, less healthy and fit—less everything—than we could be.


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Learn to Aim Higher

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Everyone, at some point in their life, has dreamed of accomplishing something extraordinary. Who hasn’t dreamed of being wealthy and successful doing work they love to do? Who hasn’t pictured themselves in a happy and loving relationship?

 

We may dream big dreams and have great aspirations, but unfortunately our dreams often remain just that – dreams. As time passes those dreams and aspirations can fade away if we let them.

 

It’s a sad turn of events when we allow this to happens . Instead of our life being an exciting adventure as we pursue our dreams, we can find ourselves caught up in the humdrum of living from day-to-day with nothing extraordinary to look forward to. But you know what, it doesn’t need to be that way. Life can be so much better. Once we learn how to aim higher and then follow through, amazing things begin to happen.

 

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How to Build the Muscle of Change

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When you try to make a change in your life, create a new habit, set a resolution … are you usually good at it, or does the change fail after 2-3 weeks?

 

Some people are better at it than others because they’ve learned some simple strategies for changing, but also because they’ve built up their change muscle.

 

What’s a change muscle? It’s the muscle we use for creating changes in our lives, and like our physical muscles, it is weak if you haven’t trained it.

 

I started training my change muscle in 2005, when it was weak and I could never make any lasting changes. I felt helpless, and didn’t know what to do. I felt like I couldn’t ever make changes.

 

But I’ve learned in the years since that the change muscle is like other muscles: you might be weak at first, but you get stronger with regular training...


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How To Save You From Yourself

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First we make our habits, then our habits make us. Charles C. Noble

 

It’s not unusual for intelligent people to get themselves stuck in a deep rut in life. By rut, I mean a somewhat extended period of time flooded with low motivation, poor moods, negative thinking patterns, and little or no productivity.

 

A rut like this can be extremely difficult to get out of. I’ve been there several times, so I know that rediscovering productivity and finding the motivation to delve into anything even remotely challenging can seem nearly impossible. However, we must eventually come to our senses and realize that there’s no point in going through life feeling unmotivated, tired, stressed out, and unhealthy. Misery is, after all, a choice.


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Fake it Till You Make it: 10 Ways to Feel Confident (Even When You Aren’t)

Fake it Till You Make it: 10 Ways to Feel Confident (Even When You Aren’t) | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
Many people’s confidence naturally wavers from day to day, leaving them too timid or confused at just the wrong time.

 

Is your self-confidence natural, or a daily struggle?

 

 


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3 Ways To Prepare For Adversity

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When the going gets tough, we tend to seek out those people—and things—that give us the strength to be our best self. We yearn for the feeling that we’ve turned our lives around and are headed for better days.


Looking for the upside takes our mind off the down times. A positive attitude allows us forget, even for a while, the hardships that face us in many areas of our life.

 

Those times of contentment and happiness are wonderful. We need to spend time with them so when times are harder, we can remember the strength they gave us. But to expect those times to last is not realistic.

 

Read more: http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/3-ways-to-prepare-for-adversity/


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How to Become an Effective CEO: Chief Emotions Officer

How to Become an Effective CEO: Chief Emotions Officer | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Chip Conley is the founder of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, which he began at age 26 and built to more than 30 properties in California alone. In 2010, Joie de Vivre was awarded the #1 customer service award in the U.S. by Market Metrix (Upper Upscale hotel category).

 

Conley has also been named the “Most Innovative CEO” in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times, and I’m proud to call him a friend.

 

We’ve shared many glasses of wine together. He doesn’t know what I’m about to tell you, but it’s true (Hi, Chip!). When we first met, and after reading his first book on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, I wondered “Is this Chip dude for real? Implementing self-actualization in a company?!?” My curiosity drove me to visit a few of his hotels, including Hotel Vitale, where I eventually concluded: these are the happiest employees I’ve ever met.

 

He has figured out what makes people tick.

 

 

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18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You How to inspire others

18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around You How to inspire others | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
18 Ways To Inspire Everyone Around. Learn how to follow your passion and inspire others. Listen to your own inner voice, not the jumbled opinions of everyone else. This is how you can grow into the best version of YOU!

 

Live by choice, not by chance. Make changes, not excuses. Be motivated, not manipulated. Work to excel, not compete. Listen to your own inner voice, not the jumbled opinions of everyone else.

 

This is the way to inspire people! This is how you can grow into the best version of YOU!

 

Here are a few more ideas to get you started with inspiring everyone around you:

 

Be authentic and true to yourself. – In this crazy world that’s trying to make you like everyone else, find the courage to keep being your awesome self. Embrace that individual inside you that has ideas, strengths and beauty like no one else. Be the person you know yourself to be – the best version of you – on your terms.


Read more: http://www.feelgoodtribe.com/2012/02/20/18-ways-to-inspire-everyone-around-you/


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Pamela Richardson's curator insight, March 31, 2013 10:36 AM

Each and everyday we need to remember this and utilize these tools. The word competition is not something I believe in. I believe in cooperating with the world and people around me so we can all prosper and learn from each other.

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How to Keep Creating a New Habit When You Feel Like Giving Up

How to Keep Creating a New Habit When You Feel Like Giving Up | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Now, creating a new habit isn’t always easy. You often start out all enthusiastic and excited. But since you usually have to keep doing it every day for about 30 days or once a week for a whole lot of weeks to make the habit into something that sticks and feels natural it becomes harder after a while.

 


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Self-Acceptance Lessons from Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else, is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of the greatest American essayists, poets, and thinkers, clearly understood the importance of self-acceptance. He believed in searching for truth from within. Back in the early days of the Transcendental movement, Emerson had experienced firsthand both the benefits and drawbacks of going against mainstream culture and society. Emerson’s clear message was that a self-directed path is the only path that can lead to true happiness and contentment.


The same message applies even in modern times. We are constantly bombarded by ideas that try to make us something else. We are told how to be, who we should be like, how to live, what our beliefs ought to be and what we should wear… and the list goes on.


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20 Practical Ways to Kick Fear in the Butt

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Hands down, the most common reason I hear from my coaching clients for why they can’t accomplish something is fear.


They may not call it fear directly, but that’s what it is. They are afraid of some perceived bad outcome if they attempt the thing they really want.

 

And the irony is that the one thing standing between them and what they want in life isn’t really substantive. It is just a feeling, usually without any basis in reality. Most fears are that way — feelings without substance.


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What makes the difference between happiness and sadness… it’s success!

What makes the difference between happiness and sadness… it’s success! | Success Leadership | Scoop.it
What means success for you?


This is a question that will generate one thousand different answers.

 

Perhaps even questions like: why I’ve never thought…? If this happens, it’s might be a good time to linger a while on this question [...].

 


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50 Things You Need To Give Up Today!

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50 Things You Need To Give Up Today!

 

When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.


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30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

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As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” Nothing could be closer to the truth. But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.

 

Here are some ideas to get you started:


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Richard Andrews's comment, February 25, 2012 2:53 AM
Brilliant post. Thank you!
Martin Gysler's comment, February 25, 2012 6:39 AM
I'm glad you like this post Richard. Have a great weekend :)
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Simpler Thinking: 5 Powerful Habits That Work For Me

Simpler Thinking: 5 Powerful Habits That Work For Me | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

”Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action. Twice would have been quite enough.” Confucius


“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life.” Eckhart Tolle

 

One of my biggest problems used to be that I thought too much. I overthought any little problem until it became a bigger and scarier thing in my mind. I overthought positive things until they didn’t seem to be that positive anymore. I overanalyzed and deconstructed things until the happiness that comes from just being in a moment and enjoying it fell apart.

 

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Who the Hell are You? 10 Ways to Step out from Behind the Mask

Who the Hell are You? 10 Ways to Step out from Behind the Mask | Success Leadership | Scoop.it

Who the hell are you? Are you for real? That’s the message I got when I had forgotten my twitter password for the umpteenth time. And it got me thinking (something I have been known to do on occasions). Do we really know who we are?


Next time you pass by a mirror, just stay there for a while and look at the person staring back at you. Is that you or an image of you? This is how you present yourself to the world and yet does your inner self match your outer self?

 

Once upon a long time ago, there was a man who liked to fool around and play jokes on everyone. He used to put on an extraordinary mask that spanned an array of emotions from laughing and crying to grimacing. He took great pleasure in playing the fool and frightening everyone. Some people laughed at his antics, some people cried. All he cared about was the adrenalin rush and excitement that their reactions gave him.


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