Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

We spend so much of our lives working, this is a great insight into what actually makes us feel good about our work.

What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn’t just money. But it’s not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpected and nuanced attitudes toward meaning in our work.

Monday Morning Wake Up Call 7/7/14

Monday Morning Wake Up Call 7/7/14

Morning, hope we are all fully pumped for an awesome week.

We have just started July and its scary how quickly the year has gone. Less than 6 months till Christmas and the new year. Now is a great time to take stock of how you are travelling for the year so far.

What had you set out to achieve at the start of the year? What were your goals? Your Aspirations? Your new years resolutions?

What have you actually achieved in the first 6 months? Are you on track to achieve your goals/resolutions? Or like may others is this the first time you have actually looked at your goals/resolutions that you set?

Spend some time this week to reset your goals/resolutions for the year, what steps do you need to take over the next 6 months to actually achieve them? Imagine getting to the end of the year, sitting down  and pulling out your goals/resolutions for the year and realising you have actually achieved what you set out to 12 months before! How much better quality do you think your new new years resolution & goals will be if you know you will actually achieve them rather than something your write down and forget about.

Have fun, enjoy it and have a great week….

 

 

Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.

Monday Morning Wake Up Call 23/6/14

Monday Morning Wake Up Call 23/6/14

Wakie Wakies, up and at ’em…..
Welcome to the first of our series of Monday Morning Wake up calls.
Monday morning, the morning we all dread the most, weekends over & back to work for another week.
But, it doesn’t have to be like that, Monday morning could be exciting, it could be the start of a new week where amazing and exciting things are happening for you. It all comes down to what we plan to achieve this week? Does it excite you??
So,before you start your week plan it! Make it exciting, what big hairy audacious goal are you going to set out to achieve this week?
Whether its your career, relationship, health & fitness, investments, self development, spend some time this week to think about what you want to achieve! Make it fun, make it exciting, make it something that pushes your comfort zone!

Imagine how much better Monday mornings could be if you knew you were going to achieve something incredible this week….

Matt Killingsworth: Want to be happier? Stay in the moment

Matt Killingsworth: Want to be happier? Stay in the moment

When are humans most happy? To gather data on this question, Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the surprising results: We’re often happiest when we’re lost in the moment. And the flip side: The more our mind wanders, the less happy we can be. (Filmed at TEDxCambridge.)

 

5 Things A Successful, Happy Person Never Says

5 Things A Successful, Happy Person Never Says

5 Things A Successful, Happy Person Never Says

1. “I missed my chance.”
It is never too late to become what you might have been. Keep growing, keep learning, keep adapting!

2.“I don’t have a choice.”
You always have a choice. In fact you are choosing every day, every hour, every minute. Not choosing is a choice, too. By saying you don’t have a choice in something, you are giving away. If you don’t like something about your life, make a different decision.

3. “I can’t.”
Yes, YOU CAN! Even if you are in bad situation at the moment – You may feel discouraged. You may feel too old. You may feel upset. You may be sick. You may be divorced. You may be unemployed. . But what is important, is that you are ALIVE! Your journey is far from over. Realize that you can do anything!

Forget about previous experiences. Just because you couldn’t do something before doesn’t mean you won’t be able to do it in the future. Everything is possible.

4. My goals and dreams can wait.”: Fly!

Spread your wings! Become the person you are meant to be, because you won’t get a second shot at life. That’s why you owe to be a dreamer, a positive person and a believer!

5. “They are probably right, so I must be wrong.”

Don’t let others confuse you. Your heart already knows what’s best for you. Listen to it. Others might know what’s best for themselves, but they surely don’t know what’s best for you.
– Brian Tracy

What would you add to the list? What’s something you should never say if you want to increase your potential for success and happiness? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

 

Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone

Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone

I found every single successful person I’ve ever spoken to had a turning point. The turning point was when they made a clear, specific unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore; they were going to achieve success. Some people make that decision at 15 and some people make it at 50, and most people never make it all.
– Brian Tracy

Have you left your comfort zone?

Life Begins at the Edge of Your Comfort Zone