Eisenhower said, “I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.” Imagine stretching Eisenhower’s wise words not just to (inner) peace, but also to success! Today’s episode is about peace, both internal- as world peace and success. The key to succeeding both at the same time: Joy!
Joy is one of those things in life that is so easily taken for granted. Unfortunately! Despite the general idea that it is something that comes and goes, like sand slipping through fingers. It is something so much more! Particular in today’s world, there is a desperate need for joy. Not just because the world needs it. But every day, more and more people start to realize that joy is the #1 key to success. Success in their professional life, private life, or love life. And the best part? It doesn’t require any effort to get it…
Today I’ll talk about:
Joy as thriving forceJoyValuesTo live joy as what we areSharing and/or giving your talent
Dionne Warwich, What The World Needs Now
My blog about the importance of the JoyValues
Decades of research on joy, or better said, how to get it, are boiled up into a few things. One of those things is gratitude. Only recently we start to understand that joy isn’t only something we can experience but is what we are. And yet, one way or the other, joy is something (if not the thing) that is easily taken for granted. Does that mean we take ourselves that for granted, that we simply have forgotten how to live joy, or is it something that doesn’t come naturally?
The problem is that our negative experiences in life, like disappointments, regrets, and fear, sometimes occupy our attention more than the positive experiences. And it’s known that where attention flows – grows. So to make sure our attention shifts from the negative to the positive, we need to develop an outlook, attitude that recognize the good things automatically. Gratitude is known as one of the best and fastest ways to live in joy again.
Today I’ll talk about:
What the savoring walk isWhy this is the easiest way.How just 20 minutes will give you a headstart to live joy
The origin of the savoring walk
The inspiring book Born To Run, by Christopher McDougall
If talking about a particular experience, there is that point of reference “before 2020 and after…” And no matter what kind of one’s point of view someone has, or what kind of opinion about this whole situation, we all have to deal with it. Liking it, or not. But what if we turn this entire situation around Covid, mainly the tight grip we are experiencing, to our advance?
If there is something to learn from Covid in general, it probably is that we’ve taken life for granted, that it can change overnight! Lately, more than ever, I recall some of the most intimate conversations I had with people passing or in transition (depending on someone’s believes). Whatever it is called, these people’s insides and valuable lessons had for me I consider as priceless. Without regrets or remorse, they’d wish they had done two things more often: saying “I love you” to their loved ones. And leaving the past in the past instead of dragging it with them. Allowing it to ruin significant parts of their daily life.
Today I’ll talk about:
What has cooking from the trashcan to do with the choices/decisions we make…So-called Hallmark quotesHow just 30 seconds in the morning can change a whole day
The 3 things in the morning: Free Joyfulness
Book: Eckhart Tolle
Most of the time, when talking about creativity, we think that it has only something to do with a visual expression like drawing, painting, sculpting, dancing, writing, etc. But there is also the auditory or acoustical form of expression like playing the piano, guitar or singing, etc. Nevertheless, most of think, “You have it, or you don’t!” Therefore we decline creativity very easily.
True, we might not be all Rembrandt, Picasso, Mozart, The Beatles, Fred Astair, Steven Spielberg, Michael Jackson, or Roger Federer (yes, he’s an artist too). However, YouTube, Facebook, Soundcloud, and other multimedia platforms have clearly proven that creativity does not stop with a few. Indeed, we are all creative.
Creativity is more, much more. It is one of the few ways that allow us to stand out in the herd, to demonstrate our uniqueness. But more importantly, it is what makes us invaluable. Important beyond imagination!
Things you’ll learn today:
Why we are important
Why creativity is a key element for joyfulness
Why it’s essential to be proud of our uniqueness
Learn more about PhD. Mihaly Csikszentmihaly
The book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
How to discover Joy Values