Confidence = Secret Sauce

Confidence = Secret Sauce

“The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.” — James Madison I spoke on a panel at an economic development conference last week. One of my colleagues referenced the power of confidence in predicting success in small...
Finding the “Green” On Your Side of the Grass

Finding the “Green” On Your Side of the Grass

You’ve seen them — those people enthusiastically pursuing their passions. They always seem so happy. On the whole, they are. But they work their butts off. They have bad days. They want to strangle their partners, employees or clients; however, they keep...
Success As a State of Mind: The Happiness Advantage

Success As a State of Mind: The Happiness Advantage

It’s the American way. We work hard. We achieve success. We’re happy, right? Psychologist Shawn Achor laughs in the face of this notion. We’ve got it backwards. If we’re happy in the moment, we’re more driven and can then achieve success — not the other way...
The Power of Expecting Great Things

The Power of Expecting Great Things

How is that New Year’s resolution going? If you made the “R” word and your answer is already, “What New Year’s Resolution?” don’t feel bad. Nearly 75 percent of Americans have already abandoned that start of the year goal. So the odds are against us. But we do...

An Ounce of Gratitude = A Pound of Cure

The other day I discussed a characteristic of many a high performer that often goes unnoticed or just isn’t talked about – curiosity. But yet another “unsung hero” is responsible for the happiness that scientists say is linked to living a good 7.5 years longer than...