Mix up your ingredients 👐

”You carry all the ingredients to turn your experience into joy. Mix them.” – Hafiz ***** Good morning happy people! It’s true… You carry all the stuff necessary… Inside your brain are positive thoughts, inside your heart is happiness, inside your muscles is energy, etc. Now you just gotta mix up all the ingredients and Read more about Mix up your ingredients 👐[…]

Monday happiness – you gotta choose it.

Dear everyone, It’s been brought to my attention that despite my daily morning emails, some of you are still having a hard time staying motivated and happy each day. Therefore, I have decided to increase my efforts… Starting tomorrow, instead of just 1 email each day, I will be sending 15 emails per day. You’ll Read more about Monday happiness – you gotta choose it.[…]

Let your own light shine – It’s Monday!

Check out this line of rose bushes… None of them are blooming, except the single little bush in the middle. He has grown about 20 beautiful flowers, while his friends don’t even have a single rose. How do you think he feels? Should this bush slow down so his friends don’t feel bad? “You playing Read more about Let your own light shine – It’s Monday![…]

You are a superhero –> Act like it.

Need a quick confidence boost? An attitude change? Are you prepping for a hard task? Try a power pose: Stand with your feet shoulder width apart puff your chest out chin up hands on hips… bad-ass facial expression Just like a superhero would stand. Hold that pose for 2 mins. 👆 Exhibit A (wikiCommons)👆 Research Read more about You are a superhero –> Act like it.[…]

Monday perseverance

“Waaaah, I don’t feel like working today…” 🥲😭😫 This is what most people are thinking today. It’s extremely hard to be excited about Monday after a long holiday weekend. BUT, this is the exact reason you should be thinking the opposite. Today is a great opportunity to stand out, get ahead, get noticed, be a leader, help others, Read more about Monday perseverance[…]

Under pressure? So were diamonds once!

It takes extreme pressure to turn carbon into diamonds. Immense heat to forge the strongest steel in the world. Piping hot fire allows glass to be blown into beautiful objects. Intense sun rays helps animals grow protective armor and leather skin. Keep this in mind when you encounter any stress, pressure, or heat from your Read more about Under pressure? So were diamonds once![…]

Happy Monday! Back to “reality”.

I always found it tough returning to work after a long weekend. Most people do. But something changed a few years back… I started watching unhappy people, and noting the things they do. Then, I tried to do the complete opposite. Instead of complaining about Mondays, I embraced them. Instead of talking about the things Read more about Happy Monday! Back to “reality”.[…]

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Dishing Out Compliments

“Hey Steve, nice haircut! Have a great day, you handsome man.” “Sally… I gotta say, the way you handled that customer complaint was amazing to watch. You are great at what you do and I’m learning a lot from you. Thanks!” “Hey TJ, last week you said xxx to me. I’ve been thinking about it more over the Read more about Dishing Out Compliments[…]

Motivation Monday

10 x Favorite Monday Messages

Mondays were the worst. Until I made a change… I started writing myself positive messages every morning, forcing myself to have a positive attitude, encouraging myself to change, and motivating myself. Slowly but surely, things improved! Mondays are great for me now. It’s been nearly 3 years of morning emails, and 152 of them have been Mondays. Here’s a list Read more about 10 x Favorite Monday Messages[…]

Another Magic Monday!

  Magic happens when you don’t give up, even though you’re unmotivated. Magic happens when you remain unbreakably positive, while everyone else is complaining. Magic happens when you have clear goals for the day, and you’ll do anything and everything to achieve them.   It’s time for another magic Monday. Get out there and make Read more about Another Magic Monday![…]

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Replace Wishing with Working

You get what your work for, not what you wish for.   Back in my early 20’s, I used to hate Mondays. I sat in my cubicle at work just wishing my life would be better. Week after week, nothing improved. As I grew older I changed my attitude towards “work”. I realized my chances of achieving the things I wanted Read more about Replace Wishing with Working[…]

i hate leaf blowers

I hate leaf blowers. — Don’t become one in life.

I hate leaf blowers. Every Monday my gardeners come and fire up 2 loud leaf blowers. They circle around my house blowing all the leaves, dust, sticks and rocks away from my yard and straight into my neighbors yards. A couple days later, my neighbor’s gardeners come. They fire up their leaf blowers and blow Read more about I hate leaf blowers. — Don’t become one in life.[…]

together we figure it out!

Everything is figureoutable

  Do you have a really hard problem to solve? Something you’ve never done before? Pull in a team member or friend to help! Still cant solve it? Bring in another person for advice. Then more people, if needed. The more people you bring together, the bigger your invisible collective brain grows. And with enough Read more about Everything is figureoutable[…]

too much thinking

Less “think” and more “do”

  “What if you spend much of your time thinking about a lot of issues that concern you? You will spend less time taking action to solve these problems.”   This is a snip from a book I’m reading. Surprise, surprise, it’s a self-help book that analyzes successful people and breaks down their basic habits Read more about Less “think” and more “do”[…]

happy monday!

Permission Granted

It’s Monday again. Remember these things… – You’re allowed to be happy. – You’re allowed to celebrate. – You’re allowed to look forward to today’s events. – Your attitude today is 100% in your control. Give yourself permission to feel good about today, and make it a great day.   Photo credit: Simon Abrams

Mondays don't suck

Mondays don’t suck. My attitude does.

Mondays don’t suck. – My attitude does – Today, a lot of people will be looking for excuses to be grumpy. They will blame Monday, their jobs, managers, commute time, workload, etc. I’m not gonna join them. It’s easier to adjust my attitude in the morning. I will find my morning bliss, and enjoy the Read more about Mondays don’t suck. My attitude does.[…]