Happiness

  Our emotional intelligence (EI) can have a direct impact on the level of happiness we experience in our life and visa-versa. Research studies have shown that EI is a significant predictor of happiness. A UK study found that happier individuals were better able to regulate their emotions and that happiness resulted in an increase in the level of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social-awareness and social-skills. Happiness itself is based on how we view the events and circumstances of our lives. The definition relates to a state of well being that is defined and characterized by positive or pleasant emotions. The typical emotions associated with the state of happiness range from contentment to intense joy. The question arises as to whether...

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Emotional Intelligence (EI)

  If you want to focus on expanding your growth potential, one area to consider, that reaps a high return on investment is emotional intelligence (EI). Armed with hard-core technical skills and know how to support setting your goals and achieving them is great, however what can derail you on your road to success are your emotions. How you react to your own emotions and those of others around you can stop you in your tracks or help to propel you forward. EI relates to your ability to recognize not only how you feel in a given situation but also how other people around you are feeling. Emotional Quotient (EQ) is about how you use those feelings to help guide both your thinking and behaviour to navigate towards a positive appropriate outcome. We all have a...

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Writing For Change ebook

Writing For Change Unknown Curling up Into a tight ball Wondering About the unknown The need to open up Comes as a realization Be ready to uncurl Embrace the Darkness in the unknown Be ready to shed light Into the crevices And see that excitement And awe that awaits But can be found only through Leaning into The unknown Where possibilities abound Only if we live our lives Wide open and in acceptance of The not-knowing As a critical step To unfolding our true Self Writing For Change ISBN: 978-0-9916845-1-9 $26.00CAD + Shipping and Handling NOTE: All proceeds will be donated to the United Way of Halton Hills ebook also available through Kindle, Amazon $5.65 CDN Email:...

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GROWTH

Setting goals, achieving them and celebrating the victory is really about challenging the status quo. After all, the reason why we set goals is to improve our current situation, aspiring for better – better work, better relationships, better outcomes! Through effective goal setting we develop, learn new skills and improve not only our own lot but also our organizations. The drive to self-actualization stimulates our own well-being and also has a ripple effects that contributes to the improvement of our organizations, our families, our communities, our world! When we stand still our society also stagnates as a by-product. Investing time and effort in our personal growth is vital to creating and sustaining a thriving global community. As we open up our own horizons...

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Celebrate

Once deadlines have been met and results achieved – all that is left is to CELEBRATE! Anything that requires time and effort to get through or finish is worthy of a party! Drudging through all the distractions, staying focused and finally achieving your goal is definitely a cause for celebration to help publically acknowledge your success! Celebrations can take place anytime and are not restricted to commemorating only victories over deadlines. Reaching a milestone, rewarding service related achievement (employee of the month, long-term service recognition), marking major transitions (people join or leave your team), basically ANYTIME is a good time! They help to boost morale, build up the team, and also improve employee engagement. Celebration shouldn’t be a...

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