The jigsaw puzzle

I’ve had a few conversations lately where I keep coming back to the notion of the ‘jigsaw puzzle’. You see, a lot of people think happiness is related to the big picture when it comes to work and their career. They concentrate on job titles, responsibility, pay-checks, external perceptions of success, resources, teams and cool perks […]

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No expectations, no disappointments

I’ve been reading a little on expectation management recently and came across the following analogy, which I thought I would share: “Think of it like this, when you were a kid you would get presents for your birthday. You never knew what was in the colorful shiny boxes but you knew you were getting a […]

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Does contentment equal complacent?

Other than well known spiritual leaders, can you think of any individual (living or non-living) that has truly shaped the world we live in today that is/was content? Politicians? Great thinkers? Artists? Writers? Actors? Entertainers? Scientists? Entrepreneurs? Innovators? I know contentment is a deeply internal and subjective state, that is almost impossible to measure, but […]

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2010: the pursuit of (further) happiness

happi·ness n. Happiness is more than just a word to describe an emotional state – I believe it is life’s meaning. And, my life’s pursuit. It affects all that we do and we should ask ourselves continuously what we can do to craft, inject and sustain more happiness into our lives. 2009 delivered a significant […]

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