When Sameness is Goodness

Today is my 50th birthday.After reflecting on what has transpired over the last year, I realized that the past 12 months were a lot like the year before that.My income is pretty much the same.I am still giving the same number of speeches on innovation. I’m on the road the...

Resolutions That Can’t Fail

It is that time of year when everyone sets their New Year’s Resolutions. But only 8% of people are always successful in achieving the desired results. 92% fail!  (if you are interested in some fascinating statistics about resolutions, read this article: Interesting N...

What to Ditch to Improve Your Life and Business

You’ve heard it before: To get more done, work smarter, not harder. One business innovator reveals what 3 things you can eliminate to help you do just that… For the past year, I’ve been experimenting with the concept of working less by telling myself that I only...

Spread the Happiness

We have all heard that smiles are contagious.  Is that really the case? There have been numerous studies that show that not only does a smile physiologically change your own mood, but it can also alter the mood of those around you. A smile causes a shift in our brain chemistry...

Spend Your 24 Hours Wisely

Time is a fixed commodity.  We all get to enjoy the same 24 hours a day as everyone else.  But for some, this is not enough to do everything they want. Therefore, whenever I am on the road and I am deciding how to spend my time, I ask, “Is this something I can only do here and...

Facts About Happiness That May Surprise You

Today’s Friday Fun Fact… At the end of this month, I will be speaking in Copenhagen at a Happiness at Work Conference.  This got me thinking about what it is that makes people truly joyous. Business Insider gathered some research on this topic and amassed 36...

Live, Listen, and Play Like a Kid

Today’s Wednesday Work Wisdom… Today I had the honor of seeing my good friend, Ed Gerety, speak to 200 junior high school students. He was amazing. What I found most interesting was the response from the audience. I am used to speaking to corporations where the...

Appreciate, Don’t Accumulate (transcription)

Here is the transcription of yesterday’s video… This week I’m going to talk about ways that you can work a heck of a lot less, while having a much better life. On Wednesday, I’m going to talk about a philosophy that I call the “20/80/80...

Appreciate Don’t Accumulate

Today’s Monday Morning Movie, shot in Las Vegas… It is common for people to want more. We want a bigger house. A nicer car. Cooler furniture. But sometimes the key to living a successful life is to want less; to focus on appreciation rather than accumulation. The...

Podcast: Interview with Author of “The Antidote”

Today I am thrilled to share with you a 45 minute conversation between me and Oliver Burkeman, the author of The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking. I met Oliver several years ago. We got connected through a book review he did back in 2007 for...