Tag: success and happiness

Why Success Can Be So Painful

December 29, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

You no longer have to worry about putting a roof over your family’s heads, putting good food on the table or having access to proper health and dental care. All of the “basic survival” needs have been taken care of for you and your family. Beyond that, you may have some extra money in the bank and some creature comforts. You have become “Successful!” So, why does it seem as if life is more complex than when you were scrounging for beer money? It’s fairly common for celebrities to complain about how drastically fame and fortune have altered their lives, usually for the worse. Of course, they get little sympathy from the “common folk” when they complain that their lives […]

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What’s it Mean to be Truly Free?

September 22, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

“Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” – Frank Tyger, Editorial Cartoonist, Columnist, and Humorist On retreat I do an exercise where execs introduce themselves to each other by telling stories about the best summer of their youth. It’s truly wonderful to hear these “Captains of industry” speak of the play, creativity, minor trouble-making and most of all, the freedom that everyone felt. For some, they are immediately struck by the contrast of this period of their life with their current life. They often realize that, though they have abundance, money, toys, large homes, and large companies, they have little freedom. Too many executives feel trapped by their success; the demands on their time and […]

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