1). Success through Accomplishing Your Goals
Many people replied to last month’s newsletter, saying their companies needed better training on how to accomplish goals. For starters, you need to define what you want. And then you need to keep reminding yourself, and rewarding yourself when you hit your goals. Learn more about my goal-setting workshop “Keep Calm and Get Stuff Done.”
2). Success through Positive Thinking
A few weeks ago, Sonali Mangal interviewed me for her program “Learn. Educate. Discover”. In this video, we talk about neuroplasticity and the power of affirmations — an amazing, scientifically proven way to keep you focused on what’s really important.
Watch the video here. Let me know what you think.
3). Success through Happiness at Work
I just came across this fantastic Harvard Business Review interview with Dr. Dan Gilbert. It’s very relevant to goals in the workplace. Some of my favorite quotes:
- “[People] expect positive events to make them much happier than those events actually do, and they expect negative events to make them unhappier than they actually do.”
- “Employees are happiest when they’re trying to achieve goals that are difficult but not out of reach.”
- “I know of no data showing that anxious, fearful employees are more creative or productive.”
- “Psychologists have studied reward and punishment for a century, and the bottom line is perfectly clear: Reward works better.”
Read the full interview here.
4). Success through Innovation: What Chuck Berry Can Teach Us
I wasn’t planning on writing a blog post on the King of Rock and Roll. But as I read more and more, I realized that we could all learn a lot from his creative life and work. Rock on and read on here!
5). “Success” Redefined
“The planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.”
David W. Orr, in “Ecological Literary: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World”
[ I sent this post as my regular email newsletter on April 11, 2017.]