Currently Browsing the Success Topic

Inside Out – Insights into How Your Internal Advisors Work

Inside Out, the recent movie release from Disney/Pixar could be about any of us caught in a complex world where we feel suddenly unhinged by an unexpected and an unwelcome change – like a new boss or job loss, or even a bad review!

We meet the colorful characters who occupy their places at the console of Riley’s brain: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust and Anger as they negotiate for position in orchestrating Riley’s reactions to everything going on around her, and especially the trauma she experiences when her family uproots her and moves across the country to San Francisco. (You can …

Continue reading »

Comments Off on Inside Out – Insights into How Your Internal Advisors Work

4 Tips for Getting Your Advisors On The Same Team

I Started Out Ready to be Special!

I am 5 1/2 years old, the oldest of 4 children in the family and I have just started 1st grade.  I am really excited about dinner this evening because my dad is bringing home a guest for dinner and for the first time I am going to be part of the adult conversation! We are all seated around a big wooden table – Mommy and Daddy, my younger brother and sister, the baby, and THE GUEST!  We sing grace and then I puff my chest and sit up really straight and I tell …

Continue reading »

Turning the Success Formula Upside Down: Start with Happiness

Here’s how it works right now: If I work hard I will be more successful.  If I am more successful then I will be happier.  And we keep upping the bar for success and happiness is never achieved.

This is the starting point for the TED Talk present by Shawn Achor who is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard.

His research and lectures on happiness and human potential have received attention in The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, …

Continue reading »