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How to Be Happier at Work: 10 Tips

How to Be Happier at Work: 10 Tips
Happiness--in your business life and your personal life--is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following 10 things: 1. Blaming. People make mistakes. So you blame them for your problems. But you're also to blame. Taking responsibility when things go wrong instead of blaming others isn't masochistic, it's empowering--because then you focus on doing things better or smarter next time. And when you get better or smarter, you also get happier. 2. No one likes you for your clothes, your car, your possessions, your title, or your accomplishments. Sure, superficially they might seem to, but superficial is also insubstantial, and a relationship that is not based on substance is not a real relationship. Genuine relationships make you happier, and you'll only form genuine relationships when you stop trying to impress and start trying to just be yourself. 3. 4. Interrupting isn't just rude. Want people to like you? 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Related:  Productivity

Four powerful steps to dissolve fears that hold you back 12inShareinShare12 Do you have fears that are holding you back? Every entrepreneur experiences this at some point so there is nothing wrong with you if you encounter fear about your work and growing your business. But there are things you can do to help dissolve these fears so you can feel good about what you are doing. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. You will start to see these fears are unrealistic and how they are often extreme. The truth is you know down deep that you can do the work. Yet, there is a layer of self-doubt and the gremlins and monkey mind are getting in the way. Step 4. Essentially what you are doing in this exercise is dissolving your fears because they are not based in reality. Your Client Attraction Assignment What fears keep you in the status quo? Now, if you’re just starting out and trying to fill your practice in the FIRST place, then follow a step-by-step system that feels easy and authentic to you.

6 Habits of Remarkably Likable People When you meet someone, after, "What do you do?" you're out of things to say. You suck at small talk, and those first five minutes are tough because you're a little shy and a little insecure. But you want to make a good impression. You want people to genuinely like you. Here's how remarkably likeable people do it: They lose the power pose. I know: Your parents taught you to stand tall, square your shoulders, stride purposefully forward, drop your voice a couple of registers, and shake hands with a firm grip. It's great to display nonverbal self-confidence, but go too far and it seems like you're trying to establish your importance. No matter how big a deal you are you pale in comparison to say, oh, Nelson Mandela. Clinton takes a step forward (avoiding the "you must come to me" power move); Mandela steps forward with a smile and bends slightly forward as if, ever so slightly, to bow (a clear sign of deference and respect in nearly every culture); Clinton does the same. You meet someone.

Reduce Stress: 20 Things Post 50s Say They No Longer Lose Sleep Over Post 50s stress about many things: career, marriage, legacy –- even loose skin. But midlifers are happy to report a few things they no longer feel the need to agonize over in the world of Medicare plans and reading glasses. For example, Meg Beattie Patrick, a 50-something communications specialist in New York City, says she no longer frets about “trappings.” “I don’t stress over having the latest or nicest things any longer,” she said. “Nowadays, I’m just happy to have the nicest friends and the most wonderful children and grandchildren,” she adds. Kathryn Livingston, a writer and mother, says she no longer stresses about grocery shopping. Other 50-somethings said they no longer worry about not being invited to every dinner party, getting their Christmas cards out on time or wearing makeup in public.

Why Face-To-Face Meetings Are Overrated You know the feeling. Everyone’s sitting around a table, ideas are building on ideas, and intellectual sparks are lighting up the room. It’s tempting to think that this kind of magic only happens when people can see and touch each other. Let’s assume for a second that that’s true: Breakthrough ideas only happen when people are interacting face-to-face. Given that, you’re only going to frustrate yourself and everyone else if you summon the brain trust too frequently for those "a-ha!" This is why at 37signals we don’t meet in person all that often. But what about those spur-of-the-moment rays of brilliance? By rationing in-person meetings, their stature is elevated to that of a rare treat. Reprinted from the book Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson.

7 Fascinating Facts About Baby Boomer Marketing Popular Today in Business: All Popular Articles Inbound Isn’t Just for Millennials Demographics are a fascinating component of marketing metrics: a person’s age, geography and other factors holds real influence over purchase decisions. We’ve talked a lot about millennials recently, and it’s about time we showed some love to baby boomers. If you’re under the impression that older Americans still react best to interruption marketing, you’ll be surprised to learn that effective baby boomer marketing is more plugged in than you think. 30% of baby boomers consider the Internet a major source of news, and 30% maintain an active profile on a social media network. Boomers are a real force online, and they can’t be ignored by your marketing strategy: boomers represent 44% of the US population and 70% of US disposable income. 1. 2. If you think mobile marketing is limited to millennials and Generation X, think again. 89% of boomers have a cellphone, and 13% have completely ditched their landline.

10 Ways You Should Never Describe Yourself Picture this: You meet someone new. "What do you do?" he asks. "I'm an architect," you say. "Oh, really?" he answers. "Maybe," you reply. "Oh wow," he says. And you're off. You sound awesome. Now picture this: You meet someone new. "I'm a passionate, innovative, dynamic provider of architectural services who uses a collaborative approach to create and deliver outstanding customer experiences." And he's off, never to be seen again... because you sound like a pompous ass. Do you--whether on your website, or more likely on social media accounts--describe yourself differently than you do in person? Do you use hacky clichés and overblown superlatives and breathless adjectives? Do you write things about yourself you would never have the nerve to actually say? If so, it's time for a change. Here are some words that are great when used by other people to describe you, but you should never use to describe yourself: "Motivated." "Authority." If you have to say you're an authority, you aren't. "Innovative."

How A Senior Care Business Can Use Social Media A recent report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 32% of people aged 50 to 64 use at least one social networking site on a regular basis. We are seeing a big increase in these numbers from only one year ago, and the numbers are increasing every day. The first piece of advice I give to companies and organizations marketing to seniors, boomers and caregivers is: Don’t underestimate the older generation – they are online too! How are Baby Booomers using social media, and for what reasons? To stay connected. How to reach Baby Boomers online? Get on social media. My advice? NOTE: This originally appeared as a guest blog on the MDS blog.

Business Plans Are a Waste of Time. Here's What to Do Instead If you're taking time to carefully perfect a business plan to help ensure your company's model is sound and that it will be a success--stop. That's the word from William Hsu, c0-founder and managing partner at start-up accelerator MuckerLab. Hsu, who's been both a successful entrepreneur and an executive at AT&T and eBay, says that starting a company is "a career for really irrational people. In all probability, whatever the idea is will fail. Building a reality distortion field is how entrepreneurs convince themselves and their employees that this is a good idea." With that in mind, he advises: 1. A great team trumps a great idea every time, Hsu says. In either case, having great team members can fill in any areas where the entrepreneur lacks strength, he says. 2. "Whatever hypothesis you have about the market, it's probably wrong by definition," he says. Then, he says, pivot and reconfigure on the basis of that market response. 3. Does that mean you should never look ahead?

JVS Creative Maturity Expo in Whippany on Nov. 4 If you are a Baby Boomer or mature adult, then the Sixth Annual JVS Creative Maturity Expo at the Aidekman Family Campus in Whippany. is especially for you. New this year is a Baby Boomer Boot Camp, which includes workshops such as Reinventing Yourself through Social Media; Finding Your 2nd Act; and What’s App? Join in the day’s activities, which are free and open to the general public, on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Aidekman Family Campus, 901 Route 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Expo will be fun as well as informative. In response to New Jersey’s continuing high unemployment, JVS career and job placement counselors will be available throughout the day to answer questions and help individuals improve their interviewing and social networking skills. The Creative Maturity Expo is a program of the Ronald I.