When will you be happy?

Men of ill judgment oft ignore the good that lies within their hands, till they have lost it. Sophocles c. 495 -429 B.C. Over the years, I’ve been an adviser to a wide range of people from countries throughout the world. When I start working with someone, one of the first questions I ask is, “When will you be happy?” or “When will you consider yourself successful?” Here’s a sampling of the answers I’ve gotten: When I complete my MBA, PhD, or some other academic accomplishment; When I’m promoted to manager, director, CEO or some other position; When I get …
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Want more happiness?

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more that is poor. Seneca c. 4 B.C. – A.D. 65 It might seem silly to ask if you want more happiness in your life; who wouldn’t? One of the most important sentences of the U.S. Constitution reads, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” But if the pursuit of happiness is one of our unalienable rights, why …
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Getting to know you

Today’s Lesson is from my daughter and editor, Cheryl Chancellor. There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790 Several years ago, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere reunited on the big screen for the romantic comedy Runaway Bride. Though the film wasn’t as memorable as Pretty Woman, it still contained a valuable lesson worth sharing. In this movie, Roberts played a serial bride-to-be who repeatedly got engaged only to flee each ceremony partway through. After interviewing her abandoned grooms for a news story, Gere discovered that Roberts’s character, Maggie, was a chameleon of sorts, adapting …
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