The Elephant and the Blind Men

How often do you come across someone who makes a statement based on their limited or isolated understanding of a topic and believes it to be the only truth? I see this a lot in the media and in my own circles, and I am happy to put up my hand and say I am […]

Is Bad Stronger Than Good?

I’d like you to think about the following two scenarios and choose the one that would have more impact on you? (a) Losing $1000 or (b) Winning $1000 Most of us would answer a) that losing $1000 would be more painful than the pleasure associated with winning the same amount. This is because bad is […]

Wishin’ and Hopin’

Happy New Year!  We are well into 2019 so now is a good time to reflect on your goals and / or resolutions for this year.  Have you already achieved what you set out? For those who have, have a think about what your motivation was like when you started. Were your goals supported by […]

Forget Resolutions

Stick to goals this New Year instead! Rather than committing to a resolution that starts from the 1st January and is forgotten about by February (well in my case anyway), my suggestion is to focus your efforts on your goals for the New Year. According to Forbes, only 8% of people actually achieve their New […]

A Tale of Two Mindsets

How do you think about your intelligence, ability and talents? Do you believe these qualities are fixed? Or that they can be cultivated throughout your life? Your mindset is your attitude and way of thinking, and includes the beliefs you have about yourself and your capabilities. According to researcher Carol Dweck, there are two types […]

Keep Walking

Who would have thought that Johnnie Walker was interested in studying the impact of joy on progress? Yet in their clip the famous Scotch distiller illustrates to us that there is more to success than just hard work – happiness plays a big role too. As part of their Joy Will Take You Further campaign, […]

Play To Your Strengths

One of the biggest breakthroughs in psychology and leadership theories over the past decade has been in the area of strengths. Strengths can be defined as a “pre-existing capacity for a particular way of behaving, thinking or feeling that is authentic and energising to the user, and enables optimal functioning, development and performance” (Linley, 2008). […]

In the Business of Wellbeing

There is no ignoring the fact that unwell employees are expensive to organisations. Beyond Blue has found that depression and anxiety alone cost Australian businesses about $10.9 billion a year. The financial implications associated with having unwell employees is not the only cost to businesses however, there are productivity costs also such as the inability […]

Gone But Not Forgotten

Every now and then I come across a quote, Youtube clip or snippet from a book that seems to stick in my mind. Holly Butcher’s last letter is one of these. Holly died earlier this year at the age of 27 from Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of cancer, which mostly affects young adults. After […]

In The Zone

I’d like you to think about a time when you were fully absorbed in an activity and everything around you disappeared. Your mind would have been focused on nothing but the task at hand. Time would have ticked by without you realising and you would have had no real experience of feelings or emotions. You […]