Spring into happiness

Are you ready to spring into spring? Here, the cherry blossoms are budding, the crocuses are pushing their way through the ground and buckets of tulips – red, fushia, yellow, orange are for sale on every corner store.

You can smell the freshness in the air – the feeling of spring. On my morning walks, I’m seeing eagles spanning across the sky, three otters frolicking in the sea and my neighbours have a skip in their step. People just seem happier

So to help you perhaps get a little happier, I’m offering a coaching spring special  – The Coaching Six Pack until March 20th.  Receive a bonus coaching session – 6 for the price of 5, just because it’s spring.

If you want to ….

  • tackle your business from a brand new perspective or
  • lead your team to enhanced collaboration or
  • ramp up your own performance or
  • win deals with your pitches at markets

Take radical responsibility for yourself and contact me to-day.

Part of this impetus was from a talk I recently attended, The Science of Happiness. John Helliwell, an economist from the University of BC has been studying what makes us happy. He is one of the leading minds investigating what it is exactly that makes us happy and he’s uncovered constructive ways to use this knowledge to improve our quality of life. Helliwell maintains people systematically overestimate the impact of material things and underestimate the positive impacts of social connections.

Here are some of his findings.

1. Trust is a must. When employees have trust in management, it has the same impact on life satisfaction as getting a 30% raise.  It’s not just in the workplace. Trust in police and neighbours counts too. People have the confidence to reach and out and engage when trust is high

2. Money really doesn’t buy happiness. It can and does at lower income levels. However, positive social interaction has a greater impact on well being

3. Generosity is one of the keys to happiness. Donors and volunteers often receive greater personal satisfaction from their philanthropy than recipients. In a recent study, cancer patients who counseled their peers received even larger benefits than those they were counseling.

4. Face time is crucial to happiness. A sense of belonging at a local community level is a key indicator of happiness. As for social media, a Canadian survey found that it is the size of your network of real-time friends, and not the online version, that supports life satisfaction.

What makes you happy?

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