Thursday, July 19, 2012

Happiness Your Human Resource - Part 2 - A Broader Look

My goal with this post: In contemplating happiness - help us be happier!

Apparently the 1% Edge coaching theme this week on happiness has struck a chord. It was one of my most read posts in a week. So I decided to continue the theme on line, as those who have the app had first view of the entire series.

I mentioned that the topic was prompted by a soon to be released e-book of a dear colleague and friend. (9/17/12: now available: ebook link: The 7 Secrets of Happiness - $2.99 on Kindle). That interview is included in the initial post. It's prompted me to think about it more and the role of happiness in our lives over all - beyond seeing it as a human resource, which it is - for sure.

The discussion on Twitter prompted these 2 inspired quotes:
"I refuse to let other people's stupidity control my happiness."
"The power to be happy is the simplicity to choose."

Here are some additional thoughts from this past week:
...Does the focus on happiness, cause unhappiness?
...Is there, in general in our society, too much emphasis on it?
...Is it realistic to think we can be happy all the time...should we be happy all the time?
...Is there value to "unhappiness?"
...Is happiness a state of mind?
...Is happiness a matter of emotional discipline?

Phew...ok - that's what was rolling around in my head this week and as you begin to contemplate those, let's continue the series with Alan's secrets of happiness - or what I'll reframe as components to being happy (or in the spirit of the 1% - be more happy).  Is is ok to say that?

Secrets to Happiness #1: Vision (or what I'd like to say - expectation) - click here to access

9.17.12: ebook now available on Kindle - Ebook link: The 7 Secrets of Happiness - $2.99 on Kindle

Check out the latest release: Organizational Strategies for the Overwhelmed - how to manage your time, space, & priorities, to work smart, get results & be happy -  Kindle - The Book - Nook - Audio Book -  The Seminar
This blog is based on this book. In it are actionable ideas on being a better manager: The 1% Edge - The Workbook - Power Strategies to Increase Your Management Effectiveness

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