When it comes to weight loss, many people focus on the number on the scale rather than the composition of their body. But what really matters is the amount of fat in our bodies, not just the overall weight. The goal should be to lower the number of fat cells or to have less fat in each cell, not just to see a lower number on the scale.
Category: Do It Better – Positive Change
The expression “Spare the rod and spoil the child” derives from the Bible, Proverbs, 13:24, corporal punishment Alice […]
I stumbled upon the below video of all present Jordan Peterson waxing poetically about agreeableness; how excessive agreeableness […]
It thus comes as no surprise that Gaudiya Vaishnavism has much to say on the topic of gratitude. Srila Rupa Goswami explains that a grateful person never forgets the benefits received from others. Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur defines gratitude as a debt that can never be repaid, a debt that arises from the privilege of serving Krishna.
It’s happened to all of us. You have a “come to Jesus” moment and decide you need to […]
In his book, Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine, Pandit writes about how he learned to deal with and overcome the loss of his family’s multi-million dollar fortunes that left him and his family with next to nothing.
Emotional Intelligence – EQ – is a relatively recent behavioural model, rising to prominence with Daniel Goleman’s 1995 […]
The problem with this approach is that a decade of research — conducted by us and our colleagues — demonstrates that our intuitions about how to turn money into happiness are misguided at best and dead-wrong at worst. Those televisions, cars, and houses? They have almost no impact on our happiness. The good news is that we now know what kind of spending does enhance our happiness — insight that’s valuable to consumers and companies alike.
And so he got the idea to host a conference where the technology and contemplative communities could hash out the best ways to incorporate these tools into our lives—and keep them from taking over. The event, billed as Wisdom 2.0, was held in April 2010 and drew a couple hundred people.
Ken Blanchard probably did more in his book ‘The One Minute Manager’ then anyone to bring forth the concept of “catch people doing things right”. For some reason many leaders have the mentality that it is their role and duty to catch people doing things wrong. Once this kind of mentality permeates the culture of an organization, the employees become fearful. A swordwieling leader will never get the best from his employees. People may respond short term to this approach, but in the long term they will move on to another job. I ‘m amazed at how many leaders still think they have to be Attila the Hun. It is interesting to note, however, that those individuals who manage by fear are usually the most insecure.
A man in the mode of goodness is not so much affected by material calamities, and he has a sense of advancement in knowledge.
It’s a natural law that goodness brings greater knowledge and a greater sense of happiness.
The problem is that when a man is situated in the mode of goodness he starts to think that he is advanced in knowledge and is better than others.
This really made me think… I let my mind wander free, just waiting for something to come. Suddenly I saw myself as an explorer of ancient pyramids, and that made a lot of sense to me.
‘Why a pyramid explorer?’ they asked.
‘Because when you know where to look, you can find treasures inside places where
nobody has been before. I see people like temples, with hidden treasures just waiting to be brought out!’
Trust is the glue in relationships. Here are some behaviors that build trust:
Seeking first to understand
Making and keeping promises
Honesty and integrity
We can enhance our feelings by feeling our spiritual nature and develop a giver heart.
“When corporate leaders make a sincere effort to give managers both challenge and choice, most managers can learn to direct their energy and improve their focus – and ultimately find their way to the sea.”
IT is well known that when like-minded people get together, they tend to end up thinking a more extreme version of what they thought before they started to talk. The same kind of echo-chamber effect can happen as people get news from various media. Liberals viewing MSNBC or reading left-of-center blogs may well end up embracing liberal talking points even more firmly; conservative fans of Fox News may well react in similar fashion on the right.
Many organisations are investing in training fail to get the most from their investment. Staff are sent on courses without being sufficiently clear about why they are attending the course. Staff attend courses without setting clear learning objectives for the course. They come back from a course and are not debriefed and set longer term learning goals. Here are some ideas for getting the most from your investment in training.