H(appiness) = S(etpoint) + C(onditions) + V(oluntary activities). happiness comes from between. Happiness is not something that you can find, acquire, or achieve directly. You have to get the conditions right and then wait. Some of those conditions are within you, such as coherence among the parts and levels of your personality. Other conditions require relationships to things beyond you: Just as plants need sun, water, and good soil to thrive, people need love, work, and a connection to something larger. It is worth striving to get the right relationships between yourself and others, between yourself and your work, and between yourself and something larger than yourself. If you get these relationships right, a sense of purpose and meaning will emerge
Category: Book reviews
Want to better understand why democracy is good and effective? Learn about autocracy.
Despite a fear-provoking title, this book did a great job shedding some light on the power of rulers in both systems.
A complex man with simple taste, the "Oracle of Omaha," Warren Buffett is the only person to have built a Fortune 500 top 10 company from scratch. The Snowball did an amazing job chronicling Buffett’s journey – the business of life. To Buffett, “The purpose of life is to be loved by as many people as possible among those you want to have love you.”
Daniel Coyle, New York Times bestselling author, began his journey of unveiling the secrets of talent development by visiting talent hotbeds around the world. His discovery answered some essential questions that lots of us learners have: How are talents developed? How do we learn best? How to accelerate our skill development?
"If I can see it and believe it, then I can achieve it.... From the bodybuilding days on, I learned that everything is reps and mileage. The more miles you ski, the better a skier you become; the more reps you do, the better your body."
"Love is something you do for someone else, not something you do for yourself"; therefore you need to know what is your partner's preferred way of being loved and speak in the love language(s) that s/he understands and appreciates.
As I reflect back on this race, I realized I could only break through those self-imposed physical limitations after my mind did. Think BIG, Take ACTION, Think PROGRESS. I hope this experience can serve as a reminder for you and me that limitation is only a state of mind - we are much more powerful than we think.
Questions that Sell is a highly practical field books on effective questioning. This great book was written for salespeople, but it's relevant to non-sales professionals; all of us are selling every single day.
We all want to become successful in life, but there is no set formula for success. Jim Rohn would tell you "Success is something you attract by the person you become." This insightful book by Philly-based UPenn psychology professor, Angela Duckworth, highlighted the why, how, and what of GRIT - a quality that can help YOU attract success!
A short read yet full of insightful pearls of wisdom - what it takes to most effectively practice to level up your game while living a life full of peace and fulfillment. Author Thomas Sterner is an accomplished musician, concern piano technician, and avid golfer. Through his personal journey of mastering piano performance, learning golf, and restoring complicated pianos, Tom told a compelling story about how he achieved peace, joy, and fulfillment through practicing - which in turn helped him to achieve. "Focusing on the process instead of the end goal" is easier said than done, but Tom offered some practical advice.