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Wednesday, 06 February 2013 00:00 Published in Motivation

kindnessIf you're a naturally kind and empathetic person, is it just your personality? Or is it actually in your DNA?

A new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests the latter. Researchers from California, Oregon and Toronto have identified a gene variation that seems to be linked with being caring and trustworthy. 

Monday, 14 January 2013 00:00 Published in Motivation

happy-young-woman-with-yenMany happiness studies have tried to determine the financial price of happiness. Some studies look at wealth (savings while other happiness studies look at income.

One well-publicized happiness study in 2011 put the optimal income for happiness at around $75,000. According to the study rising income, it turns out, produces greater happiness until you get to around $75,000. After that, there are diminishing returns, with more income leading to little or no gain in real happiness.

Saturday, 05 January 2013 00:00 Published in Motivation

Focus-on-SuccessThere are three basic or key components for “success” (how ever you define success.) They are:

  1. A strategy
  2. Tactics
  3. Mind-set

The strategy is the “big picture” of what you’d like to accomplish. 

The tactics are the “how” you are going to get there.  The mind-set is the catalyst for implementing the tactics.

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