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The Fleeting Nature of Time

September 8, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Somewhere along the line, we come to the realization that nothing lasts forever; that it’s not clear how much time we have on this earth – and it is clear we have a limited time to work and make an impact; to work with people we love, to live with kids we enjoy. Someday, YOU too are going to DIE! If we’re lucky, we achieve our happiness goal before it’s too late. Mature leaders realize their own mortality and take action to experience the rewards of a life lived in the here and now. Are you in denial of the truth of aging and death? What are you avoiding, putting off, making more important than it needs to be? You […]

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If Only I was Successful Then I Would be… Answering the Chicken or the Egg Dilemma Once and for All!

July 14, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

I wrote a book a couple of years ago titled, The Business of Wanting More: Why Some Executives Go from Success to Fulfillment and Other’s Don’t. The thesis I presented was that fulfillment leads to success, not the other way around. This is not terribly revolutionary thinking, nor is it counterintuitive, yet high-achievers need to be reminded. If you are not happy now, you will not be happy when you accomplish a lot of things. In a wonderfully entertaining and educational TED Talk from 2011, psychologist Shawn Achor of Good Think answers the age old question: Does success lead to happiness or does happiness lead to success? Or, to put it another way, does productive work lead to happiness or […]

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