3 Engagement Boosters

When it comes to becoming a truly happy, ENGAGED individual–either at home, at work, or across all parts of your life, do you know where to start? Hint: It’s not “over there”…

Engagement is a Choice

A 2011 study found that engagement levels increase as you climb the corporate ladder. But the WHY might surprise you. Learn from a man I met recently in Arkansas…

August is Happiness Month!

August is HAPPINESS MONTH, so my friends at HR C-Suite asked me to submit a couple of thoughts for their publication. Many people fail to understand that happiness, like misery, is a choice. There is no “happiness gene” or “happiness diet” or “happiness secret sauce.” Positive psychology research, though, has uncovered some tips that we can apply to tap into and create our own happiness.

Sacri-Vesting: The Birds That Po(o)pped In

When you voluntary give up your temporary happiness for another–like I did when I let the Carolina wrens nest in and be-foul my shed–I call that SACRI-VESTING. It’s that combination of sacrificing and investing that we do for those we care about and love.

Joy: A Matter of Give and Take

Can you think of someone at work who’s like the Typhoid Mary of misery and negativity? These happiness-sucking individuals seem more zealous to create converts than any multilevel marketer. It’s like they get paid per each set of eyes they force down to the direction of the carpet. Just like you can create misery, you can also help ignite joy, happiness, and engagement.

Mastering Your Energy

Research has found that the average person spends 1 hour and 19 minutes each day: (1) angry, (2) in a foul mood, and/or (3) complaining. Over a lifetime, that equates to 3½ years! Since we all possess a finite amount of energy, the solution resides in learning to master our energy.

Actually, Money Can Buy Happiness!

“Money can’t buy you happiness” seems to assure we who are not wealthy that we aren’t missing out on something just because we weren’t born into a trust-fund family. But unfortunately, that saying is as lie. The truth is that MONEY CAN, INDEED, BUY YOU HAPPINESS. But what you spend your money on determines if you end up with short-term excitement, or lasting, long-term happiness.

Baby Steps to Happiness

Happiness doesn’t require medication, meditation, or money. It just requires that you to take a few steps in the right direction.

Engagement Amongst Low-Paid Employees

Not all jobs require an atom-smashing degree, nor do all jobs pay employees on par with members of the United States senate. I find employee excellence and engagement taking place regardless if employees sweep floors or sign treaties for a living.