Why Don't "They" See Things the Way I Do? - How Perceptual Style Theory Helps Us Understand Social Differences
What accounts for the extreme differences in the way that different people view the same things? According to Lynda-Ross Vega and Gary Jordan, PhD., it’s the 6 different Perceptual Styles innate to different human beings that determine the ways we see the world and what our values are.
Jul 29, 2010, 11:48
Retreat To Advance Into A New Decade
From my second floor bedroom, I look out at a massive 150 year-old eucalyptus tree that almost overpowers the expanse of the Pacific and the Channel Islands. Starlings, crows, doves, and woodpeckers dart among the withered arms of ancient oaks. My window opens with a rusted hand crank and a hand-hewed teak starburst looks down from the ceiling.
Jul 17, 2010, 12:03
13 Principles For Connecting Well With Others
In Daniel Goleman's best selling book Social Intelligence he concludes that the greatest successes in life aren't usually the most talented or brain smart – the most successful are very good at communicating and connecting with people (socially intelligent). This makes sense - human beings have survived for eons and become the most dominant species on the planet because of its ability to overcome challenges as a tribe. To acquire the social skills that allow you to “tap into” the power of the human tribe can give you an almost unfair advantage over others.
Jul 14, 2010, 14:44
Got A Problem? Write It Down-Turn It Around!
As our days get more complicated and our lives more complex, it seems that chaos abounds. Work, family, bills and obligations eat up our time, and keep us bouncing from one circumstance to another, like a pinball caught in a never-ending game.
But one expert believes that something as simple as taking a few minutes each day to write about your life can not only help you bring it into focus, but it can also make the tough stuff a little easier.
Jul 5, 2010, 14:40
Is Your Life Messing With Your Mind? Letting Your Natural Skills Take the Lead
The late Jim Rohn was once asked by a group of psychiatrists what single thing he thought most messed with the mind. His answer was “not becoming all that you can be”. Building on his answer, I would add that it is impossible to become all that you can be if you are trying to build your life success on acquired rather than natural skills.
Jun 15, 2010, 19:43
15 Good, Basic Habits That Will Lead To Extraordinary Things
When you hear the word "greatness," certain people probably spring to mind: Michael Jordan, Albert Einstein, Mother Teresa. Think a bit harder and you'll realize you know a few real-life "greats" as well. Perhaps your officemate is a computer whiz or a teacher at your child's school is a genius at inspiring kids. Heck, maybe you have some hidden talent, too. If only you'd been born with that elusive "greatness gene" or raised by superachieving parents or accepted to an Ivy League college, your life would be soooo much better...right?
Sep 10, 2009, 22:07
How to Create the Life of Your Dreams
Dory was hesitant, full of doubts. A 46-year-old divorced mother of two, who spent the last 25 years working as an account technician for a major mail distribution center, she feared perhaps it was too late, she was too old, and didn’t have the energy or time to create a fulfilling life.
Feb 26, 2009, 22:34
5 Tips for Taking a Great Summer Vacation
Whether you're working the 9 to 5 grind or self-employed, you need to take time away from work--extended time, like a good 10 days or more at least once each year, more often if you can. That means taking the time to renew and restore your overall well-being.
Apr 19, 2007, 10:13
7 Tips for Constructing a “Wit Kit” for Life’s Unexpected Turns
The problem-free life we all seek is more than an illusion. It’s become a myth — one that too many of us have fallen victim to. Reinventing oneself time and again is a skill we all need to develop in today’s increasingly “make it up as you go along” world. A world where the best-laid plans, dreams, or jobs can evaporate in a moment. Constructing a “Wit Kit” can help people to reinvent and re-structure their lives no matter the circumstances.
Apr 19, 2007, 09:40