Category Archives: Ellen Weber

Chew Away Your Moods on Kindle

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If you’ve ever assembled a play station or tackled a new app for your laptop – however do-it-yourself-easy your task claims to be – good moods can plummet faster than greased lightning.

Before you know it, you’re in over your head and help appears nowhere around. How many times, have you reached for a pinch of support when frustrated, only to find further challenges on the other side?

We’ve all been there. You feel down because somebody you cared about disappointed you when you least expected it. Or anger crowds out any hope for sanity in a difficult situation. At the same time you long for the kind of zest that comes from humorous, self-confident friends, or a colleague who has your back when others bark at your work.

Who would have guessed though, that a small stick of gum could pack a better mood. Apparently, even when persistent pressures smack you down, gum’s rhythmic movement picks you up. Who’d have guessed that gum holds any ability to boost brainpower when you most need a pick-me-up in your day.

Differences – Dividends or Divisions?

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Unsuccessful mergers follow when leaders miss key differences among people – unique traits that people possess which could add high dividends to any combined effort. When leaders ignore cultural differences they do so at their own peril. To benefit from mergers is to mine people’s proclivities for peak performances from many angles.

Can Money Fund Happiness?

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Before you decide how money impacts happiness – consider the following questions.

Were people happier before the financial crisis?

How did Thoreau compare happiness and riches?

What riches tend to add more mental wealth?

Can online repair unhappiness from broken systems?

Could happiness help you to sidestep life’s inevitable financial struggles?

Infighting to Innovation – with Mindguiding

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Are you relying on people moving into new waters, wwithout oars to move? For instance, people in toxic workplaces may need help to interface with innovation.

Infighting results in shutdowns or shotguns that eliminate the innovation many value and still crave.

One newly introduced skill -mindguiding – draws from right and left brains to convert infights into inventions. How so?

Comments Kill or Propel Innovation

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While Charlie Rose and Dr. Eric Kandel’s Brain Series opened new discoveries, poor tone from commenters truncated part of that process with striking setbacks. When comments diminish people, refuse to engage opposing views, or insist on personal opinions, innovation dies. Have you seen it happen where you work?

Monitor Your Inner Voice – Flip the Lens

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Check out your internal dialogue – and accurately predict brainpower in your day, week, and life.

Monitor your Inner Voice

Research shows how inner discourse holds a mighty influence on mental and emotional health. Self-talk literally determines your success opportunities, and predicts your wins.