Last week I wrote about generosity and success – how givers are at both the top and bottom of the success charts. I mentioned that the successful givers differentiate themselves by taking a win-win attitude: they consider their own interests as well as the interests of the people they’re giving to.There’s more to say on […]
Does Generosity Create Success?
There are takers, matchers, and givers. Takers are people who are always out for their own gain. Matchers like to evenly match their giving and taking. Givers just give. How do you think they compare?According to Adam Grant, in his book Give and Take, the least successful are givers. Studies in the fields of engineering, medicine, […]
Like some more Happiness?
Where does happiness come from? According to one study (Lyubomirksy, Sheldon and Schkade), it’s 50% genetic, 10% due to circumstance and 40% due to how we respond to circumstance. You obviously can’t do much about the 50% genetic component – although if other people seem happier, it may help to accept that they may just have better “happiness […]
The mindfulness mistake almost everyone makes – and the magic answer!
Say you’re meditating on your breath. Then you realise that your mind is on something else. How do you respond? Almost everyone thinks they’ve failed, many people think they’re bad at mediation, some people even think there’s something wrong with them as a human being. None of this is true! To understand this, let’s take a […]