JumpStart SHORTCUTS TO JOY

Here's one of life's simple lessons, in most cases, when you're in an uncomfortable situation you should do the LAST THING you think you want to do. Apologize when you're most angry. Exercise when you're very tired. Sit quietly when you're incredibly busy. Try the...

JumpStart 5 THANK YOU’S A DAY

In his book "Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier," Dr. Robert Emmons of the University of California Davis cites research he conducted into the powerful effects of gratitude on happiness. A group of students was asked to write down just 5 things,...

JumpStart POSITIVE THINKING

People confuse POSITIVE THINKING with positive expectation. The word positive means "that which is present." Think about it— positive numbers count items that are present whereas negative numbers count what is missing. Therefore, positive thinking is grounded in...

JumpStart CONSISTENT EFFORT

Did you hear about the man who wrote the Bible? That is, the man who sat down and wrote out the entire Bible copying it by hand. How long do you think it took him to complete this monumental task? 10 years? A lifetime? No, it took just over a year and a half of just...

JumpStart OTHER PEOPLE’S HAPPINESS

British Philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote, “Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people's happiness.” To feel that another person does not deserve happiness is a violation of spiritual law. Because we are all of one spirit, whatever you deny others...

JumpStart NOT REACTING

Something that happens or something that is said to us does not take effect until we compound it with our reaction. Even what we consider "normal" reactions can limit our ability get along well with others. Learn about the woman who trained herself not to be ticklish...

JumpStart GREAT MANAGEMENT

Want the people you hire to feel good about their jobs so that they take them on with increasing zeal rather than ultimate burnout? Train everyone as you would a Kindergartner. Not speaking down to them, of course. But understanding that the new employee is...