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Happiness

18 Sep THE SECRET TO BEING INTERESTING

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I love how this blog posts boils down so many complex things into one very simple rule:

I really, really think the secret to being loved is to love. And the secret to being interesting is to be interested.  And the secret to having a friend is being a friend.

Why don’t we want to believe that? We insist that we need to be the smartest kitten or the most interesting kitten or the most successful kitten or the most beautiful kitten to get people’s attention. But maybe we don’t. Maybe we just have to show a little interest . Maybe the surest way to be liked by people is simply to like people.

But that’s a risk right? To openly like someone? To admit to someone: I like you. I’d like to spend time with you today. It’s to risk rejection. It’s vulnerability. It’s brave.

– See more (and get how the kittens fit in) here

 

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18 Sep Piggybacking & asking for help

I’ve been thinking about the importance of asking for help, and asking for support. It’s hard for me and a lot of my clients, on many different levels of our lives.

When I stumbled across this blog post I LOLed, when even animals are doing it, so why don’t I? It’s the most natural thing in the world. In fact, I will reach out to my former colleagues straight away to ask them for advice.

Who will you ask for support?

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04 Aug Find your why

The-purpose-of-life-is-a-life-of-purpose.

Everyone is unique, and this is about finding out what you want to be doing… not what you feel you should be doing.

Thanks for the pic and a short but sweet article Lifehack.

I love the exercise below, it’s great to just get an overview. The job after might me more challenging, but getting rid of the the hate doing column will free up a lot of your energy!

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27 Jul The secret to happiness is in our friends friends?


Bakedesuyo summed up the talk like this:

  • Hang out with the people you want to be: Behaviors spread like a virus. Make sure it’s one you want to be infected with.
  • Make more friends. Time spent making friends has a higher happiness ROI than time spent making money.
  • Introduce friends to friends. Friends becoming happy increases your chance of happiness by 45%. Keeping the network happy protects you against unhappiness.

If you’re more of a reader than a viewer, the blogpost opens up some new doors outside the network thinking.

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