Women are 3 times more likely to use this success habit

Women are 3 times more likely to use this success habit

We've known for a while that women are more grateful than men, but I was somewhat surprised last week while I was reading through gratitudes posted on The Daily Gratitudes. I wasn't sure if I was just perceiving something or <more>

There's good in every problem

There's good in every problem

We're back after a summer video blog break.

Why do some see the world as a glass half empty while others see it half full? It comes down to <more>

Misleading signs

Misleading signs

I was driving across town and saw something I had never seen before. It was a sign that grabbed my attention. As I thought about what the sign was saying, it made me realize how guarded <more>

Gratitude, indebtedness and compound interest

Gratitude, indebtedness and compound interest

A recent research paper tweaked an extremely important distinction between gratitude and indebtedness that is absolutely critical in terms of building positive, productive relationships and workplace <more>

Why we need to return to the old economy

Why we need to return to the old economy

This is more than another etymology lesson. Words have power and if you think of the hold the economy has on you and your company, you might be surprised and <more>

Power privilege and parking

Power privilege and parking

I was downtown for an important client meeting last week and something happened that triggered this video. It may upset you (especially if you live in Halifax) but if <more>

What I realized about gratitude... from dandelions

What I realized about gratitude... from dandelions

Do you have weeds in your mind?

With the May long weekend behind us, we're well into spring and the outside yard activities for those of us who enjoy it. Not sure if it's a coincidence but there seemed to be a lot more dandelion talk this year... and while I was cleaning up the yard the other day, something struck me <more>

3 minutes to a better world

3 minutes to a better world

Thanks to two colleagues (and gratitude breeders), Neil Stephen and Linda Daley, who tipped me off to a new feature released last week on Facebook.

It is going to help us breed more gratitude and <more>

I hate to call it war but...

I hate to call it war but...

I prefer to stand for something rather than fight against something... but in this case we have to call it what it is... war.

In this video, we begin on Ralph Devlin Dr (the street I grew up on), visit Westmount School (my wife's <more>

Use the true essence of "company" to grow your company

Use the true essence of "company" to grow your company

Words have incredible power and when you understand the roots of a word it usually opens the door to eye-opening learning, new understanding and growth. 

The word "company" is no exception... and when you capture the essence of the word "company" in your company... you create the environment for growth <more>

Crappy days

Crappy days

Do you ever wake up and think, "This is going to be a crappy day."?

Here's a quick perspective on my response when this thought runs through my mind. No doubt your response will look <more>

The BS way to better sales conversations

The BS way to better sales conversations

If you want better sales conversations then you better have the right mindset. Gratitude offers a BS approach that you can't afford <more>

Science says

Science says

Simon says, "Touch your nose."... remember what happens next?

But what when Science says something... do you listen?

While research studies aren't the most exciting reads, three Irish gratitude researchers just published <more>

#1 predictor of a flourishing life

#1 predictor of a flourishing life

I'm fed up listening to people who, when talking about gratitude say, 

"That's interesting." 

Workplaces and communities alike are awash in an epidemic of human languishing and while you probably know it's bad... I bet you don't know <more>

7 ways to a more grateful brain

7 ways to a more grateful brain

As we learn more and more about the human brain we are better able to understand why gratitude escapes us and how we can easily take things for granted. I'm not convinced you're going to like the 7<more>

The Voice - The Secret Power in the Judge's Button

The Voice - The Secret Power in the Judge's Button

The Voice is one of the few TV shows we watch. The blind auditions are on now and over the last couple weeks I'm getting this very heartwarming feeling over and over again. I had been ignoring it and then it dawned on me <more>

It's not fair

It's not fair

Google "It's not fair" and you get images of children whining. The problem is adults say and think "It's not fair" just as often. And make no mistake, it is a problem... look no further than <more>

Instead of a good cry

Instead of a good cry

You know how when things just aren't working out... there's nothing like a good cry?

Well last week I was put to the test and there is another way to deal with and eventually overcome whatever <more>

The wrong place for negativity

The wrong place for negativity

Another snow storm and another reminder about the consequences of negative thinking. If you can relate to what happened to my car, then you'll see <more>

How a blizzard keeps you level

How a blizzard keeps you level

The city was pretty much shut down for 36 hours... all because of what was described as a winter hurricane. After all the mental exercises in trying to deal with the weather, I realized <more>