Happiness Leads to Success, Not The Other Way Around

Everyone today is talking about achieving happiness. The Positive Psychology movement has reached an all time high. So maybe everyone should be chasing after happiness. This sounds natural.

The problem is, it’s not the complete right answer.

We all want to be happy, but sometimes it’s just not possible . . . yet. It’s a fact that suffering is inevitable and essential of life. Loved Read More

True North, Or How To Find Our Way Home

At the peak of my education career, I stepped away for a year. It was a bold move. I was creating legacy programs throughout the state, but inside things were falling apart. I lacked the support I needed and I failed myself in certain situations. Rather than point fingers and play the blame game, I stepped away to collect myself. I was wayward from my True North.

Root Causes

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We All Create Something Of Value People Can Use

When I was a school teacher, I studied what really made teenagers tick. As you can guess, some were wildly successful and others felt like total failures (even though they weren’t). The kids that failed in the system–or did the system fail them?–really took a hit. Deep down, I think the kids wanted to give up altogether because of some temporary situation and they felt worthless.

You Are Valuable

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The Attitude Of Gratitude

Is the world divided between givers and takers? Maybe not, but it opens up an interesting debate.

The funny thing about giving without always looking for a take, is that sometimes it comes back to you three-fold. In professor Adam Grant’s book Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success , the data points to givers doing better in the long-run. Their lives are better, the Read More

The Ordinary Actions Of Unassuming Heroes

You don’t have to be a superhero to achieve super results. Unassuming heroes do amazing things every day. Whether it’s saving lives or educating our youth, we often miss the daily wonders ordinary people in this world do.

Maybe there’s no trophy for these people, but that’s not why they do it. They do it because it’s meaningful. They have a mission in life that’s bigger than they are. Read More