Before you decide how money impacts happiness – consider the following questions.
Were people happier before the financial crisis?
How did Thoreau compare happiness and riches?
What riches tend to add more mental wealth?
Can online repair unhappiness from broken systems?
Could happiness help you to sidestep life’s inevitable financial struggles?
Money and health problems create an amazing reason to feel down, look at the negatives, and give up. Recession proves it daily. In the midst of hopelessness, we admire folks who find ways to lead innovation, and spot solutions. We’re drawn to those who guide others to a finer place. It’s often lonely to look [...]
Imagine you find yourself across from a few people who just lost money on the stock market. You’re facing a few financial hurdles yourself, so you listen hard for clues that could offer doable ways to get past your panic. As you look around the table, you see frowns, grimaces and angry faces. Nobody offers [...]
Does your organization speak more about innovation than money matters? Do leaders where you work encourage risk-taking for the sake of invention? Or do people slip into lockdown mode – where change initiatives get imprisoned by hard-line barriers of fear or stress? When recession first hit my area, most leaders demanded lower expenses from their [...]
Imagine the windfall if today unlocked a brilliant segue into a global life-changing career shift. Look again – it’s almost here! Can you see yourself leading employment opportunities, in a new world order? One where jobs move from tired traditions, into dynamic workplaces with secret gardens and mind-bending adventures for every enterprising worker who enters. [...]
Wall Street claims that without big bonuses they’ll not attract big talents, or generate big profits. Do you agree? Wall Street broke banks by trading innovation for greed. The result? Wall Street leaders now fear loss of future talent with lower salaries, while gifted leaders optimize talent to open new revenue streams. Talent for financial [...]
School prepared many of us for jobs that no longer exist, and now life prepares some of us for jobs we’ll invent. Feel unqualified for work you hope to do in the coming year? No reason to fret if you consider your choices. Why not factor in the art of learning, for instance, and transform [...]
Blogging the goods live from Radio City Hall turned out to be a sobering task if you take Jeffrey Sachs seriously. And I do. He speaks right into the urgent calls for rigorous renewal here at the MITA International Brain Center! Wonder why so little of the money trickles down to any brilliant ideas you [...]
When government tosses out money as renewal incentives, in hope that dollars buy benefits, bureaucracies respond with inferiority. Rewards and pay-for-performance practices work against renewal, according to Alfie Kohn who draws from hundreds of studies. Do you agree? Have leaders of educational institutes removed themselves from the heart of problems ordinary people face? Sadly, many [...]