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positive psychology
20
Feb

Teachers Teach

Teachers teach, and we are all teachers. Question:  Do you pause long enough to know when you are teaching and when you are being taught? I have been trained to appreciate that everyone I meet is my teacher, no matter the supposed purpose of our meeting.  Dr. Patrick Scott came into my life as a teacher....
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01
Aug

Wrong Again!

“The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing.” Seth Godin Okay, so it is time for me to admit I am wrong — again.  You may remember a few months back when I admitted that I had bought into the concept that success required hard work, struggle, and hardship.  I...
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28
Mar

Getting Grit Right

Getting Grit is the title of best-selling positive psychology author Caroline Miller’s upcoming book. I had an opportunity to chat with Caroline about her personal gritty life path and all things goal-setting, success and grit in a recent episode of my webcast, Serving Your Success. Getting Grit may not always feel like fun, yet Caroline’s...
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28
Feb

Travel Into Yourself

Travel as a personal growth tool is a cheap ticket to discovering just how brave you are or care to be.  No matter your age or occupation, the sharing economy has expanded the ability to physically travel.  Yet, the real journey of travel is how you apply what you have experienced to your personal growth...
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31
Jan

An Overwhelming Capacity for Rejection

By Andrea Goeglein “An overwhelming capacity for rejection,” is the answer actor Dennis Quaid gave to CBS’ Sunday Morning when asked why he was still relevant as an actor when many of his peers had faded from view. I was struck by Quaid’s answer because it was not focused on the positive attribute of building...
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24
Jan

Feeling Down? Celebrate A Birthday

Feeling Down?  By Andrea Goeglein Feeling down?  Find someone to celebrate a birthday with!  It will not take much to shift your mood into a positive state.   A person having a birthday, a candle, a cupcake and a song.  These are the simple components of a birthday celebration.  Think back on a time (hopefully,...
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05
Jan

Looking for Beauty

by Andrea Goeglein What if looking for beauty every day was a natural part of your day?  Do you think your mood and emotional well-being would benefit?  Research suggests that, in fact, it would.  The trick to finding beauty in our everyday lives is to look for it wherever you go.  And be present enough...
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24
Sep

Tom Rath is Fully Charged

by Andrea Goeglein Tom Rath’s new book has me fully charged.  Before I tell you why, I want to thank – again – Ben Dean of Mentor Coach for the outstanding educational platform he has developed.  I bought Fully Charged because I received a notice that Ben was doing an interview with Tom.  If you...
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02
Jun

Synchronicity, Gratitude and Smiling

By Andrea Goeglein Synchronicity, gratitude and smiling are three things that show up in my days whether I plan them or not.  Synchronicity seeds gratitude and gratitude usually brings a smile to my face.  When I pause and write down the synchronistic events that seeded the gratitude, I know I have increased the probability that...
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The A's of Infinite Action
27
May

Accept Giving Gives

By Andrea Goeglein When you give, you receive.  That is a teaching within many spiritual traditions, and a grounded learning within Positive Psychology.  When studying individuals and how satisfied they are with their lives, it has been found that those who give to organizations or others in need, report greater overall satisfaction with their lives....
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