Is an optimistic mindset all it’s cracked up to be

January 29, 2021Mindset , Productivity, , , ,

We’re all probably familiar with some optimists and pessimists in our lives. Optimists are the ones with the “glass is always half-full” perspective. Nothing ever gets them down — even when things are falling apart.    Pessimists, on the other hand, are the ones who tend to see the negatives in current and future situations. And life just always seems to be miserable and hopeless to them.  In reality, most of us have a mixture of …

Read more

Mental Health During a Pandemic

September 18, 2020Mental health, ,

How you respond to stress during the pandemic can depend on your background, your social support from family or friends, your financial situation, your health and emotional background, the community you live in, and many other factors. Now we are in the midst of the pandemic mental health concerns are growing significantly.  Prior to the pandemic each day, at least six Australians died from suicide and a further thirty people will attempted to take their …

Read more

Real Leaders Tell Stories

August 2, 2020Leadership , Mental health, ,

As a leader, there are many ways to improve and intensify influence on others. Storytelling is one of the best. When the right story is told at the right time, in the right way, it helps to create clarity and resolve. When storytelling is used properly it is a powerful tool to explain ideas, share knowledge, build a shared vision and settle conflicts peacefully. Storytelling addresses the emotions of people, not their logical mind. Storytelling …

Read more