Posts tagged with “happiness”

What Are You Optimizing For?

Finding Direction

The “right” or “wrong” decision depends on who you are. How can you be more sure you’re making the right decision for you? Know what you’re optimizing for!

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The Importance of Setting Good Expectations

Every negative emotion I’ve felt (or caused) can be traced back to violated expectations. Learning to set better expectations is a business superpower.

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Read the Label: What we risk when we outsource our identities.

Labels define how other people perceive us. It’s time to rethink how much control we’re giving up when we assign labels to ourselves.

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Only Keep Score Against Yourself

Success is not how much money you make. It’s not how much stuff you own. It’s not your job, your status, or your rank against the neighbors. So what is it?

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Why do I always feel disappointed after I get something I want?

It’s tempting to always push for more. But does it actually make us happy when we get it? Why aren’t we happier after we achieve our goals?

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Stop Glossing Over the Good Stuff: How to Be More Positive

We’re not born as “glass half full” or “glass half empty” people. We make that choice each day. Here’s how to stop negativity and start being more positive.

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Are you working in your “Goldilocks Zone”? Or are you headed for burnout?

If you don’t get enough done? You feel like shit. Work too much? You feel like shit. How can you stay happy and avoid burnout? Find the Goldilocks Zone.

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I Want Out: What to Do When We Feel Stuck and We Want to Start Over

What to do when we find ourselves feeling stuck or without a clear sense of direction. HINT: We don’t necessarily need to burn it all down and start over.

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Fake problems: slaying dragons, and why maybe we shouldn’t.

If we’re looking for them, there are always bigger, more challenging problems to tackle. But are we making anything better by fighting these battles?

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What to Do When Things Go Wrong: A Survival Checklist

What to do when it feels like everything’s just gone horribly wrong.

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