You Can Be Right Or Be Happy. Pick One.

Over 85% of our personal and financial success stems not from our technical skills, but from our ability to have positive interpersonal relationships. If you’ve ever taken a behavioral assessment, like the Myers Briggs, Disc, Insights, colors, animals, etc., then you’re probably familiar with the concepts I’m about to explain. Unfortunately you need a Ph.D. to understand much of what’s been written on the topic. I’m going to simplify it.

A Leadership Lesson from Toilet Paper

So how do you learn to lead more effectively from a roll of toilet paper?  We all have unspoken expectations.  In this case, it’s how the toilet paper should go, but in life, it can be just about anything.  I have learned that most people don’t fail to meet your expectations because they can’t, not because they don’t want to, or not because they don’t care, but because they don’t know what your expectations are.

Resilience

ResilienceResilienceResilience Over the last several months, I have really come to appreciate the concept of resilience.  Whether it be some personal roller coasters I’ve had to ride, those recovering from disaster in Oklahoma, or your own personal struggles, resilience is a is a concept that can serve you well. Resilience is defined as the ability…

Gratitude & Expectations by Anne Grady

Gratitude, Expectations, and Ray Wylie

Gratitude, Expectations, and Ray WylieGratitude, Expectations, and Ray WylieGratitude, Expectations, and Ray Wylie In one of my favorite lyrics, musician Ray Wylie Hubbard (@RayWylie) says, “The days I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, those are good days.”  I think it goes without saying that gratitude is an amazing “happiness strategy”.  Check out this…