How to be Happy

I often talk about finding fulfilment through growth and contribution. Today, we will look at how to actually find happiness. You can’t buy happiness — this isn’t actually true. Scientific studies have shown that you can actually buy happiness. The truth is actually pretty close. You can’t buy lasting happiness. The happiness you get from things you buy, whether it is a car, a house, jewellery, a new computer, or anything else will only last a relatively short period of time. Then there are the studies that show people in third world countries living in poverty who are happy all … Continue reading

Words of Wisdom: What do you live for?

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what does inside us while we live. –Norman Cousins. If you are reading this, it is probably because you still have something to live for — even if you have yet to discover it. If you pay attention, try new things and meet new people regularly, you’ll find your reason for living. Learn from your experiences, notice things for which to be grateful in your life and find meaning by contribute your knowledge, experience and efforts to helping others. Patience, you will soon discover many things in life … Continue reading

Building a Sustainable Future

Want to make the world a better place? It’s our children who are going to shape our future and, next to parenting, providing these children with the best possible education will create a sustainable future for our economy and our country. Here are a few ideas to get started: Increase teacher salaries significantly across the board and provide them with the resources and support they need. This will also provide motivation to attract the best people to the education industry. Make continuing education mandatory for teachers. If a teacher isn’t ready to keep up with a changing world, actively embrace … Continue reading

Words of Wisdom: We shouldn’t all be millionaires

Think about this for a moment. If you make everyone millionaires, all you end up doing is devaluating your currency. In fact, the same can be said of raising minimum wage. Everything ends up being more expensive because employers then need to pay everyone higher salaries. So when should you get a raise? When you provide added value to their employers… not just because they’ve sat in a chair pushing the same button for a long time. If you can help, contribute and help your employer build their business and make more money, why wouldn’t they be delighted to pay … Continue reading

Words of Wisdom: Solving a Problem

If you have a problem with an individual, talk to the individual. Nobody needs more general rules, regulations and laws to solve individual problems. When you take global action to solve an individual problem, you are setting yourself up for failure because nobody is going to remember all your rules. Those who do remember all your rules will likely do so just for the sake of finding loopholes.

Words of Wisdom: How to drop the bad attitude

Having trouble giving up that bad attitude? Want to change it? I can help you with that. First, go find it again and get ready to say goodbye to it. I’ll give you and your bad attitude a few more moments. You’ve probably been together for a while. I understand how it is. Ready? Ok, here we go. Wait! Hold on! Not too much longer. Wait for it… Almost there… Just a few more seconds… There you go! You may now give up your attitude. Thank you for your patience. You may now be happy in life without the attitude. 🙂 … Continue reading

Words of Wisdom: Free hugs once a day

Such a basic human thing that any human should be able to give another. It costs nothing so everyone can afford to give free hugs. I would be grateful if a teacher gave my kid a hug if they were having a bad day. The best part about giving a hug is that you usually get one back — for free!