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Find Your Passion and True Happiness Will Come - Part 1 (with Worksheet)

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Can you be successful and not be happy? Can you be wealthy, fit, drive the best car, have a great marriage and family, and still not be happy and feel you have not fulfilled your passion?

 

In the daily grind of life, we often lose touch with who we are and what gives us ‘life’.

 

Our life becomes mundane, boring and the ‘same old same old’.  What our heart longs for is passion to make us feel alive, have purpose and feel invigorated.

 

But what is passion?


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 14, 2014 7:42 PM

The integration of compassion and passion are important to finding the joy and happiness we seek. I taught and thrived in the classroom when the two were inextricably intertwined.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, May 15, 2014 8:20 PM

It is not always easy to identify your true passions, but the process of trying to re-connect with what really enthuses you is extremely worthwhile.

Coach Adrean's curator insight, May 21, 2014 11:49 PM

Find your passion and you will find success!

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▶ Science Of Persuasion - YouTube

For more visit our blog at www.insideinfluence.com Animation describing the Universal Principles of Persuasion based on the research of Dr. Robert Cialdini, ...

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David Ednie's curator insight, January 26, 2014 3:28 AM

Are you using the 6 universal shortcuts that people use when making decisions to maximise your persuasion power?

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, April 24, 2014 9:29 AM

add your insight...



Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 27, 2014 8:43 PM

Great animation on the science of persuasion.

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4 Ways Mindfulness Meditation Benefits So Many Conditions — PsyBlog

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Four central components of how mindfulness meditation works.
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Mindfulness Meditation: 8 Quick Exercises That Easily Fit into Your Day — PsyBlog

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How to fit mindfulness meditation into your life.
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How To Motivate People - 4 Steps Backed By Science

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Employees, spouses, kids — what does it take to get people motivated so you don’t have to nag them?

 

Motivation is powerful. It predicts success better than intelligence, ability, or salary.


So what does research and expert insight have to say about how to motivate people? Here are 4 tips that can get employees, spouses and kids to try harder.


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Understanding what drives yourself and others is the key to progress and influence.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 6, 2014 4:30 PM

What does research and expert insight have to say about how to motivate people? Here are 4 tips that can get employees, spouses and kids to try harder.

Kellie Grasman's curator insight, April 7, 2014 9:20 AM

Motivation?

Graeme Reid's curator insight, April 7, 2014 8:44 PM

Understanding what motivates people is the first step in really engaging people.

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Don’t Tell Me You Don’t Have Time

Don’t Tell Me You Don’t Have Time | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Effective time management is constantly making effective decisions to direct your time toward the activities that are most important in hitting your goals, never say you don't have time.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 31, 2014 5:51 PM

I completely agree - saying that you don't have time is the worst excuse.

Brian Kirby's curator insight, April 1, 2014 9:11 AM

Really a simple concept, yet rarely given much thought. Love the comparison that Bill Gates has the same 24 hours in a given day as the Garbage Man, or even ourselves for that matter... War has been declared on the phrase "I don't have time." This may be what is said, however "I don't have time for YOU" is what the listener (boss, colleague, friends), 

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An Inside Look at Coaching Consumers | Visual.ly

An Inside Look at Coaching Consumers | Visual.ly | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
A glimpse into who is buying Coaching. Data taken from the 2014 International Coach Federation Global Consumer Awareness Study. Coachfederation.org
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Workplace Happiness: Why Should Your Boss Care?

Workplace Happiness: Why Should Your Boss Care? | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
What’s the fuss about workplace happiness? In a recent post on Forbes.com, HR expert (and founder of Bersin by Deloitte) [...] (RT @ingoodco: 10 simple steps to a happier workplace.

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donhornsby's curator insight, March 21, 2014 6:43 AM

The article offers proof that a focus on the work environment will improve the productivity of the employees.

Kudos's curator insight, March 21, 2014 11:50 AM

This is a neat site. Also a very simple way to present the business case for happy employee's. Now the next question is - how do you make them happy?

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4 Wonderful Ways Meditation Relieves Pain — PsyBlog

4 Wonderful Ways Meditation Relieves Pain — PsyBlog | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Meditation thickens critical areas of the cortex, changes attitudes to pain and more…
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Why Good Managers Are So Rare

Why Good Managers Are So Rare | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
Gallup data shows they have a combination of hard-to-teach traits. (Performance variability lies within human nature itself.

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Mike Klintworth's curator insight, March 16, 2014 9:50 AM

For too long, companies have wasted time, energy, and resources hiring the wrong managers and then attempting to train them to be who they’re not. Nothing fixes the wrong pick.

Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 16, 2014 7:16 PM

Far too often people who are doing well in a technical role are promoted into a management position with no thought as to whether they have the necessary skills.

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How You Start Your Day Matters

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They say the first thing you do every day when you sit down at your desk matter because it sets the whole tone of your day. Who are 'they'? ‘They’ means productivity experts, freelancers, consultants and other workers who need to make each minute count. Among a lot of people, it's considered a bit of common wisdom.


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 17, 2014 8:26 PM

Or ""Don't Start Your Day by Checking Email"" - very good advice.

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Yoga’s Powerful Influence on Mood — PsyBlog

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Feeling good: impressive results in study which tested yoga against a ‘metabolically matched’ amount of walking.
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How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity

How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

It wasn’t long ago when people were consistently praised for multitasking– the parent who, in one night, juggles children’s homework, their own professional work, the laundry, and spinning classes. Or the ultra-connected marketing manager who, in an hour, answers 10 emails, works on a sales pitch, grabs a coffee, and books a plane ticket for a trade show. Both sound like veritable productivity masters. But the mental toll caused by multitasking has been proven to far outweigh peoples’ ability to simultaneously juggle tasks.

 

Multitasking, in fact, is multifaceted. The term can be defined as performing two or more tasks at the same time, or constantly switching from one thing to another. It can also be described as performing numerous tasks in rapid succession– like sending a tweet, then writing an email, then making a call, then checking your messages, then finishing your presentation. Sound familiar?


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Heidi Babcock's curator insight, May 14, 2014 1:29 PM

There is no perfect balance, only balanc-ing!

 

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, May 14, 2014 5:02 PM

I would not be so "black or white" on this... For sure, in some specific moment, we definitely  need to focus and avoid any kind of distractions, then we should avoid multitasking. But, to be fair, these kind of moments, requiring our full attention, are not so frequent in a regular day. We are all able to identify those and isolate ourselves (if not possible within the 2 coming minutes, then schedule some time later on to do so, cf. the famous 2 minutes rule)


In the other hand, multitasking is very close to the way your brain work. It allows you to make connections, relate different things together, mix them and at the end breaking through, while focus only on 1 thing might lead you to a dead end. 


 As often, it is question and balance and knowing him/herself wheel enough to be able to adopt the quite behavior at the right time.

4twenty2's curator insight, May 15, 2014 4:51 AM

Wow .... We have all been taught multi-tasking is the way forward - Men are often derided for their lack of ability in this department and now it seems they have been better at getting the job done all along!  

 

This quote really hit hole "trying to focus on one or more tasks at a time actually reduces your productivity by a whopping 40%. It’s equivalent to missing one night of sleep and has two-times more effect on your brain than smoking marijuana"  No wonder after a day of multitasking we feel exhausted -  a rethink on time management is needed!

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10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others - George Ambler

10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others - George Ambler | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Some of the best TED talks on how leaders inspire and motivate others.


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If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan.

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. | Peak Performance | Scoop.it
If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

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Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Culture eats strategy for breakfast, technology for lunch, and products for dinner, and soon thereafter everything else too.Why? Because company culture, a concept pioneered by Edgar Schein, is the operationalizing of an organization’s values. Culture guides employee decisions about both technical business decisions and how they interact with others. Good culture creates an internal coherence in actions taken by a very diverse group of employees.



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Anne-Laure Delpech's curator insight, May 23, 2014 2:19 AM

J'aime beaucoup ces propos :

"“You can’t complain here,” Tamara explained. “If you see something wrong, you must fix it. We say it is a great opportunity to come up with a solution, and this is where many of our best programs have come from. Anything can be changed. We aren’t victim to anyone. We own the culture.”"

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, June 11, 2014 1:23 AM

Culture matters and it matters immensely!

Tobias Beckwith's curator insight, July 14, 2014 11:27 AM

This seems to be a theme for my day... this is the third place I"ve encountered the idea, and it's not even 9am yet. When we seek to create change in the world, all too often we ignore the most powerful thing working against us - the culture in which we're working. So how can you work with that? Make your change "fit" the culture? Find ways to change the culture itself?

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How Assertive Should You Be? The Answers Will Surprise You.

How Assertive Should You Be? The Answers Will Surprise You. | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

Google the phrase “assertiveness training” and over 700,000 possibilities will pop up. Thanks to Sheryl Sandberg, “lean in” is the new mantra for women—and judging from the search options, it appears that every second person is either worrying about being a doormat, or working as a life coach.

 

We take it as truth that how assertive or unassertive we are affects every aspect of our lives, including work and relationships. Culturally, we link assertiveness to success, leadership, and getting ahead, but still, there’s ambivalence: Look up “assertive” in the dictionary and you’ll see its synonym is “aggressive.”


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, April 7, 2014 4:33 PM

Don’t rely on your own perception of how assertive or unassertive you are; it’s not likely to be accurate. New research shows who really gets ahead.

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The Key to Happiness: Brainpower or Social Connectedness? — PsyBlog

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The six domains of human growth that are vital to well-being.
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Don’t Tell Me You Don’t Have Time

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Effective time management is constantly making effective decisions to direct your time toward the activities that are most important in hitting your goals, never say you don't have time.

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 31, 2014 5:51 PM

I completely agree - saying that you don't have time is the worst excuse.

Brian Kirby's curator insight, April 1, 2014 9:11 AM

Really a simple concept, yet rarely given much thought. Love the comparison that Bill Gates has the same 24 hours in a given day as the Garbage Man, or even ourselves for that matter... War has been declared on the phrase "I don't have time." This may be what is said, however "I don't have time for YOU" is what the listener (boss, colleague, friends), 

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Find the Coaching in Criticism

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You may think that there are a thousand ways in which feedback can push your buttons, but in fact there are only three, say these two negotiation teachers from Harvard Law School. Feedback -- whether justified or not -- is hard to judge impartially when it doesn’t square with what you think is true, when you don’t trust the person providing it, or when it threatens your basic sense of yourself. ....


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Patricia Clason's curator insight, February 9, 2014 10:42 AM

These tips for receiving feedback can be so valuable for anyone who is sensitive to criticism - and those who are carrying emotional wounds, like PTSD, can be hyper-sensitive. 

Amy Ragsdale's curator insight, March 11, 2014 4:04 PM

From the article: "Your growth depends on your ability to pull value from criticism in spite of your natural responses and on your willingness to seek out even more advice and coaching from bosses, peers, and subordinates. They may be good or bad at providing it, or they may have little time for it—but you are the most important factor in your own development. If you’re determined to learn from whatever feedback you get, no one can stop you."

Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 18, 2014 7:01 PM

Receiving feedback is never easy, but here are some tips to handle it more constructively.

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How To Pick Your Life Partner – Part 2

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Here's the second part of how you should pick your life partner.
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Why wasn't I told this at school??

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Intelligent People Are More Inclined to Trust Others — PsyBlog

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Seven ways that trust benefits both individuals and society as a whole.
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10 Steps To Effective Listening

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In today’s high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another. Genuine listening has become a rare gift—the gift of time. It helps build relationships, solve problems, ensure understanding, resolve conflicts, and improve accuracy. At work, effective listening means fewer errors and less wasted time. At home, it helps develop resourceful, self-reliant kids who can solve their own problems. Listening builds friendships and careers. It saves money and marriages.


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 9, 2014 9:19 PM

Great caption in cartoon "Nobody hates a listener"

Stefano Principato's curator insight, April 25, 2014 6:13 AM
  1. Face the speaker and maintain eye contact.
  2. Be attentive, but relaxed.
  3. Keep an open mind.
  4. Listen to the words and try to picture what the speaker is saying.
  5. Don’t interrupt and don’t impose your “solutions.
  6. Wait for the speaker to pause to ask clarifying questions.
  7. Ask questions only to ensure understanding.
  8. Try to feel what the speaker is feeling.
  9. Give the speaker regular feedback.
  10. Pay attention to what isn’t said—to nonverbal cues.









Tonya Smith Saylor's curator insight, May 7, 2016 10:20 PM

Are you a good listener? Do you ever find yourself daydreaming in class and then suddenly you have no idea what the teacher just said? In today’s high-tech, high-speed, high-stress world, communication is more important then ever, yet we seem to devote less and less time to really listening to one another. This resource provides 10 tips to help you become a more effective listener.

 

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

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8 Ways to Say No Without Killing Your Reputation

8 Ways to Say No Without Killing Your Reputation | Peak Performance | Scoop.it

If you want something done, ask a busy person. The old saying rings true, but it also spells doom for that busy person. When you develop a reputation for being responsive and generous, an ever-expanding mountain of requests will come your way. This may be why Warren Buffett says: “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no’ to almost everything.”

 

 

For those of us who enjoy being helpful—or just plain polite—this is no easy task. Every “no” is a missed opportunity to make a difference and build a relationship. And if it comes across the wrong way to the wrong person, it’s also a surefire way to brand yourself as selfish and rude.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 12, 2014 4:58 PM

8 ways to say "no" without killing your reputation.

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