• Be More Motivated,  Be More Resilient

    Start A Fail Journal

    I want you to start a fail journal. “WHAT? ” I hear you say. “You want me to do what? Start a journal to document my failures? But isn’t that the opposite of what positive psychologists suggest?” you continue. Well yes. But listen. We’re often encouraged to focus on the positive, and banish the negative. Or at least, let the negative play a much diminished role in our thinking. And this makes sense. As humans, what we focus on becomes more important. People whose focus is primarily on negative events often suffer from anxiety, self doubt, low self-confidence, and are afraid to try anything new or different. They generally become “stuck”…

  • Be More Motivated

    Follow Your Passion, They Said

    We’re always being told to find our passion and then follow it, and the money will come. Some people spend a fortune going to life coaches to discover their “life purpose”. We’re told that just having a job is not good enough. “ Don’t you want more out of life?” “What is your passion, what do you REALLY want to do?”. And thereby isolating everyone who has a job, and making them think it’s not good enough, they’re not good enough, it’s not acceptable to “just” have a job. But what’s wrong with having a job? I’m talking from personal experience here, as a person who has followed their dream, and who…