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SHAWN ACHOR’S 7 PRINCIPLES OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY THAT FUEL SUCCESS & PERFORMANCE AT WORK

“Our most commonly held formula for success is broken. Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around.” -Shawn Achor, CEO of GoodThinkInc. Continue reading Shawn Achors 7 Principles of Positive Psychology

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It’s well known that good communication is the foundation of any successful relationship, whether it’s professional or personal. However, as important as the words you use, the body language you choose to express yourself silently screams louder. Thus it’s important to understand and use non-verbal communication effectively to express what you really mean and build better relationships. Continue reading Communicate effectively using non-verbal communication

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Have you ever been so immersed in doing a task you forgot to eat, and time seemed to fly by? Being consumed by a task in this manner is what is referred to as flow. Positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi began researching this phenomenon after becoming fascinated by artists who got lost in their work. Artists, especially painters, were so captivated by their work they would disregard their need for food, water and even sleep. Continue reading Flow

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Think of the most successful people you know. What did famous inventors like Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and Leonardo Da Vinci have in common with successful people today? There are certain characteristics these people share that attributed to a major part of their success. In this article I’ll illustrate 7 of the most important skills one can develop that will withstand the test of time itself. Continue reading Timeless skills

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Why do we sometimes feel a sense of disconnection when working certain things, and a sense of extreme fulfilment and connection when working on other things?

Recently, a friend of mine told me he was considering quitting a side project he had started with a few partners. He started the project with the best intentions; however it felt as though the team didn’t agree on many issues and there was a major disconnect between team members. It had also dawned upon him that they didn’t share similar values or even share the same vision! This made him feel uneasy and incongruent while working on the project, and led to his decision to leave the team. Continue reading Make better decisions easily

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What do Elon Musk, Elizabeth Holmes, and Barack Obama have in common?

They exhibit extreme characteristics of the adaptive learning mindset. In this ever evolving world, the human race faces new problems that our ancestors wouldn’t have even imagined; mass famine, drought, clean energy, pollution, and global warming. These leaders are at the forefront of their respective fields, tackling big problems and trying their best to work to resolve the issues we all face. Continue reading Adaptive learning mindset

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