Breathe

Tweet We take over 25,000 breaths a day, almost all of them unconscious. When we are under stress we tend to breathe quickly, shallowly and from the upper chest. Sometimes we even gulp air. That keeps stale air circulating in the body. Put into practice the positive habit of pausing to breathe deeply and completely. […]

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On Crabbiness

Tweet Lest you think that someone that teaches positivity and happiness practices in business would be happy all the time, let me set the record straight. Sometimes I’m downright crabby. Lots of things effect my crabbiness – the weather, what I’ve eaten, how much sleep and exercise I get, the people I’m spending time with. […]

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Resist the Temptation

Tweet Negativity is easy. For most of us it’s the path of least resistance. The world that surrounds us continually tells us what is wrong, bad and occasionally evil. While that can be helpful if we need to avoid those very pitfalls, in the long run exposure to so much negativity is simply not a […]

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What Are Your BE ATTITUDES?

Butterfly Beach

Tweet 2013…It’s been a strange year for me so far.  In January I took off for California and Hawaii. First a visit with my daughter and her family and then off to speaking at a special client conference (and I got to stay for a week.) A week away and alone made me realize how […]

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NO GUTS, NO GLORY!

Use for No Guts No Glory

Tweet I’m not sure who said it – No Guts, No Glory – but I do believe it’s true. Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone and you’ll never get it without stretching or taking a few risks. Becoming a positive leader (in your life and in your business) requires trying things that […]

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BUILD POSITIVE CAPACITY AT WORK

Tweet It’s amazing. No matter where I teach – at a conference, engineering firm, doctor’s office, bank, catalog company, or CEO group, there is always a strong positive response to my teaching on why it’s important to create more positive emotion where we work. I love using Tal Ben Sharer’s term: “Build Positive Capacity.” Tal […]

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THE LAW OF REQUISITE VARIETY

Tweet The more options we have the better we cope with change. The more flexible we are, the better we cope with change. The more creative we can be – to generate more options and more opportunities – the less we’ll feel fearful about the future. It stands to reason. The person that will be […]

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AN APPLE A DAY . . .

Tweet There once lived a very old man in a small village. He was in extreme good health. He could be seen daily out jogging, playing with the local children, planting in his garden. People were curious about him and how it was that he was so very old and in such good health. One […]

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COMPARE AT YOUR OWN RISK

Tweet Be Happy: Don’t Compare! A few weeks ago, I was at a trade show where I got to spend some time with my colleagues in the field of customer loyalty and customer culture. I delight in catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. I thrill in learning what the leaders in the field […]

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ARE YOU DEVIANT?

Tweet What do Michael Jordon, Mylie Cyrus, Rosa Parks, Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos), Lady Gaga and families with healthy children in West Bengal India all have in common? Positive Deviance. They’ve all done or are doing something that puts them at the far right end of the “bell curve” of normal distribution.  They are […]

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