Don’t Ask Me What I Do For a Living

You’re at a social gathering and inevitably the question comes up: “What do you do?” In some parts of the world, this is a rude question to ask because it compels the questioner to pass judgement. They may look down upon you, as in: “Oh, he’s only a clerk. Not very smart.” Or, the questioner […]

It’s Okay to be a Bum

World famous investor Warren Buffet, 85 years of age, was recently quoted as saying the key to a long life is being happy and content with yourself. It certainly isn’t Buffet’s eating habits that keep him alert in old age. He has breakfast every morning at McDonald’s. As I pondered the words of this billionaire, […]

You Can Become the One

Today, many of us are looking for a savior. We’re looking for that one other special person who will love us. That special person we can talk to. That person who understands us. In a sea of social media verbiage, we yearn for human contact. Recent studies show that the most contented people (and the […]

Why So Many are So Frustrated

We are told to be happy, eat less, exercise more, be more open, be better leaders, better employees, and better people. There is just one problem with all of this self-help advice. The emphasis is on getting to a better place, which in turn, reinforces the fact that right now – we’re in a less […]

The Ultimate Coping Skill in a World Gone Mad

We humans have a big problem. We expect everything to be perfect – just the way we want it. But life doesn’t offer us that. Instead, it offers us chaos, problems, time constraints, stress and a whole lot of difficult people. It’s easy to be negative these days. I often hear people say that no […]

Make Sure Work Fits in with Your Values

Here’s the truth – many organizations today are operating against the values being adopted by more and more people. And that’s the source of a lot of unhappiness. Despite all the horrific things going on in the world today, something good has happened in recent years, especially among young people who want to make a […]

Happiness Needs to be Earned

In a recent survey, people were asked that if they could magically be made happy every single day, for no reason at all – would they go for it? Surprisingly, many said no. Why would that be? Isn’t happiness the ultimate goal? It turns out, people need to feel as though they’ve earned their happiness. […]