If you were to rate your level of happiness on a scale of 1 to 10 (1 = not happy at all, 10 = super happy), what would it be right now? Seems tough at times, yet happiness is a choice – your choice. That is, unless you are in the habit of choosing victimhood…. Read more »
Caring Creates Communication: 3 principles for happiness
How does caring affect communication? I invite you to notice similarities in the next 4 paragraphs? When coaching with couples, typically a huge amount of time is invested supporting them to create strategies to communicate effectively, so both people feel heard, understood, and cared for. When coaching executives and entrepreneurs, typically a huge amount of… Read more »
2 Unkept Secrets For Lasting Happiness
In speaking engagements or workshops, I’ll occasionally ask, “Who would like a bit more happiness?” I’ve never met anyone who replied, “No, I’ve got enough happiness. I don’t want any more.” I believe that happiness can be measured on a continuum from 1 to 10, with 10 being extreme happiness, maybe described as bliss. In… Read more »
What Small Things Positively Affect Your Relationship?
Are you looking for a silver bullet? Something that will fix your relationship right now, or yesterday? Relationships are much like business. Overnight success takes 10 or 20 years. What seemingly small things do you do everyday (or regularly) that work for you? Please share them in the comments section so we can have a… Read more »
Drama Addiction: Is it a resource-sucker for you?
I’ve not seen any research about the social and economic impacts of drama-addiction. Have you? Like any addiction, there is a huge cost. Maybe there is no qualitative or quantitative research because most of us are so immersed in our dramas, we don’t even recognize it’s a problem. I invite you to step back from… Read more »
Forgiveness: The only real job you and I have
Forgiveness is art and a science. Art because it takes creativity. Science because if stimulates physiological and neurological healing and change. That aside, I believe in my deepest core that forgiveness is the most important and meaningful task you and I have in our lives. Why? Forgive is for-giving love I’m not a religious guy. … Read more »
How To Get De-befuddled: And the results when you do
Ever been in one of those befuddled places in your life? Confused Uncertain Overwhelmed Drained Withdrawn In a rut Dang, it can be … uncomfortable, scratchy, prickly. And it affects everything – family, work, community. It can be a negative spiral, leading to apathy, resentment, bit…iness, resistance. Yuck!! OK, don’t go there now. If you… Read more »
When Life Sucks …??
Ever felt stuck in your life, not sure what to do or where to go? Maybe even now? I don’t mean that you don’t have things to do. Most people I know share with me that they are incredibly busy. What I mean is that what you’re doing just doesn’t feel meaningful, purposeful and contributing in… Read more »
100% Responsibility + 0% Excuses = Accountability. Doesn’t It?
Responsibility and accountability are more than Interesting words; they are principles of life, whether it be in your professional or your personal life. You might be thinking, “Principles? What d’ya mean by principles, Dan?” I invite you to read on because there is a link to a great video that ties this together with an… Read more »
Where Is That Wascally Wabbit (aka Happiness)?
Do you remember the Bugs Bunny cartoons? If so, what pops into your mind with the name, Elmer Fudd? The picture in my mind? I see a short, pudgy character with his hunting cap perched on his head, gun over his shoulder, marching through the woods like a soldier, and with a slow deep voice… Read more »