3 Proven Ways to Boost Your Daily Joy (Research-Backed)

How Your Mood Can Be Less Circumstance Dependent

Circumstance protected joyI have a dream. I’ll bet you share it, too.

I have a dream that I could get to the place where I could experience a deep, sustaining joy… every day.

The kind of joy that isn’t touched by the challenges and storms of life.

Now, I am not naïve. There is no such thing as a happy pill that will make life all sunshine and smiles. I know that life can be difficult. I know the impact of circumstances will affect me until the day I die.

But, wouldn’t it be great if we were able to increase the frequency and experience of the “good days” and decrease the impact of the “bad days”?

Good news! There is. (more…)

One Powerful Trick To Boost Motivation For Have-To Tasks

Research Proven Technique Transforms Have-to's Into Want-to's

So many worlds, so much to do,
so little [truly getting] done
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-Alfred Lord Tennyson

Are you like me?

… Motivated to make progress in your life, filled with lofty goals, energized by where you want to see your life?

… but you find yourself spending waaay too much time doing the have-to’s and not the want-to’s?

You know what I am talking about. The have-to tasks demand much of our time, but return very little in the way of satisfaction, energy, or motivation. You just gotta grind them out and get-r-done.

Is there a way to transform the “have to” tasks into “want to” tasks?

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Is the Priming Effect Silently Turning You Into a Jerk?

How This Hidden Influence Can Corrupt Your Choices

The priming effect is hard to believeHave you ever heard or seen something that seems so crazy that it can’t possibly be true… and yet it is?

Here’s a hidden decision influencer that sounds crazy… but its effects have been verified.

It is called the Priming Effect.

Here’s what it can do: trick our brains at the subconscious level… that then affects our choices and actions.

It can even (without your knowledge) turn you into a rude jerk that feels justified in being that way. (more…)

50 Cognitive Biases Wrecking Your Decisions [Infographic]

The Ultimate List of Influences Distorting How You See Reality

We All Make Choices,
But In The End Our Choices Make Us.

-Ken Levine

One of the most important factors to achieving success in life is making good decisions.

Good decisions = a better life
Poor decisions = a regret filled life

Kind of hard to argue with that.

But, here’s the problem: There are hidden factors distorting every decision you make—even the ones carefully made. (more…)

4 Surprising Hero Stories That Are Sadly Unappreciated

Have You Been an Under-Appreciated Hero?

Hero stories emerge in surprising places

Hero stories rise in unexpected situations

Dave Sanderson was on yet another flight (he flew over 100 times a year). Like clockwork, he knew what came next.

So, just like most of us do, he tuned out when they go over safety details at the beginning of the flight.

Yet this time the information would save a life. (more…)

2 Reasons Why Greater Success Might Be Eluding You

Are You Using All the Resources Needed for True Success?

spinning wheels success

Courtesy: Jen Cohen

Have you ever wondered, “Why am I working so hard but not seeing greater success?”

It is not an uncommon experience. You work really hard toward a goal, hoping to see greater success as time goes on. But, instead you experience frustration and disillusionment from coming up empty handed.

Why is it that some people see greater success from their efforts… and some don’t?

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Finding a Better Job: A Step-by-Step Case Study

How Using The 5-Step Decision Making Approach Led To Great Results

Finding a better jobFinding a better job and making the right decision is not easy. Can the 5-step decision making process help?

Most definitely!

Here is a real life case study showing how the 5-step decision making process was used in finding a better job.

Better Job = a more enjoyable, less stressful job in addition to good paying.

Read on to learn how it all worked together for great results…

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Better Decision Making: 600% Better Results With This Trick

Research reveals a simple method to improve your decision making

How to make better decisionsTrying to make better decisions can be soooooo frustrating.

Even when you really, really want to make the best decision, and you take time to think it through, it often turns out less than you hoped.

What gives?

The reality is that often we make decisions based on a faulty process. Being deliberate won’t help.

But, there is a simple approach you can use that will significantly increase the odds of a good outcome.

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How To Make A Difficult Decision: Surprising Research Can Help

You Can Avoid Making A Decision You'll Regret

How to make a difficult decisionHave you wrestled over how to make a difficult decision?

That decision is made all the more difficult when you remember previous decisions that blew up in your face.

You think, “God, I don’t want that to happen again.”

So, how do you choose wisely… and prevent an outcome you regret? (more…)

How to Make Good Decisions Despite Hidden Forces

Research reveals why some decisions turn out badly and how to prevent it

Making good decisionsHave you ever thought you were making good decisions that promised to make life better… and instead things got worse?

Things go off the road… and you are now a passenger in the unfolding of events?

Then a friend of yours, trying to be encouraging, says “it will get better! The disaster is actually a blessing! It’ll eventually turn out good…”

After shooting them and disposing of their body, you want to scream, “Why did this happen? It seemed like I made a good decision at the time!”

What you may not know is there was something influencing your decision that you couldn’t see.   (more…)