Category Mythbusting

How to be positive without being annoying

Have you ever wondered how to be positive without being annoying? It can be a tricky balance at times. Having a positive attitude is a wonderful thing. Happy people are less prone to illness (according to a study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine by Carnegie Mellon University Psychology Professor Sheldon Cohen ), they are more productive, creative and committed at work (according to a 2011 Harvard Business Review article)

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The best time for business is when it all blows up

The best time for business is when it all blows up The hair on the back of my neck is standing up. My jaw is clenched. My wrists are on fire from typing. The cup of tea and slice of toast I ate is sliding precariously on a wave of nausea. My standard safety net has abandoned me and my twitching eye stands as a stark reminder of the stress

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Business cult celebrities and marketing latte appreciation

It’s so cool to be in business for yourself right now, you need a coat just to protect yourself from the internet’s wind chill factor.  And being in marketing as a solopreneur is the new hip. The marketing of the latte appreciation society is a term I coined to describe people who spend an awful lot of time selling workshops on how to do marketing while spending a lot of

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8 happiness myths we need to leave behind

  Let’s discover the 8 happiness myths we need to leave behind. And how Hacking Happiness aims to help you do just that! 1)      Doing more than cope with work related stress Stress isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it helps up reach out and stretch ourselves. It’s part of who we are for a very real and useful reason. There’s a few happiness myths related to stress and how we

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Following your passion versus solving a problem

There’s an entire industry geared towards promoting the idea of following your passion. From self help books through to online affirmations, personal development courses and discovery retreats, we teeter in breathless anticipation of the next best guru to come along and tell us how work can make us happy. And yet, following your passion is one dimensional. If you hold it up to the light of criticism and critique, you

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