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American Employees are the Happiest They’ve Been in Years

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Image credit:Klaus Vedfelt via Getty Images American workers are the happiest they’ve been in quite some time. In fact, job satisfaction is at its highest percentage in 10 years, according to recently released results of an annual survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The organization found that 88 percent of employees are “satisfied overall with their job” (37 percent reported being very satisfied, and 51 percent somewhat satisfied). “What a difference…

Breaking These 13 Bad Habits Will Make You Happier

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Image credit:Markus Bernhard | Getty Images It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with happiness. After all, the “pursuit of happiness” is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive? Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about happiness that could change your life. Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky is a psychology professor at the Riverside campus…

5 Ways to Find Happiness On the Pursuit of Success

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Image credit:Philipp Nemenz | Getty Images If there is one thing in this world that is truly important, above all things, it is happiness. For most people, even if they want money or success, happiness is their true goal. There is no denying that being happy is important, but it doesn’t mean that it is easy to achieve. It is something you need to focus on, work hard towards and…

What is Emotional Intelligence and Why Does it Matter?

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Image credit:Shutterstock Most people are conditioned to believe that knowledge is power, when, in fact, knowledge is only potential power. In my life, I’ve been blessed enough to have many meaningful conversations, yet the one I had this past week on emotional intelligence with a young woman, Ashley Zahabian, who I met at the entrepreneurial incubator that I recently launched, Fownders, really resonated with me.   We were going through…

7 Ways to Leave the World a Better Place

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Image credit:Shutterstock Checking out some popular content sites, I can’t help but feel that people have their priorities more than a little screwed up. Everyone seems hell bent on becoming instantly rich, famous, happy, inspired, or successful. Everyone thinks they can be a leader or an entrepreneur by following what Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson do.   The irony is, if Musk, Zuckerberg and Branson set such ludicrous…

Midlife: Time for a New Start, Not a Crisis

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Image credit:Hero Images | Getty Images Uh oh, did you see this article? According to The Times of London, “If you are trudging through your 40s in the grip of a midlife crisis, beware. There is worse to come.” “The years between 50 and 54 are officially the most miserable and dissatisfying,” says the article, quoting the British Office for National Statistics. “It had previously been thought that the late…

5 Things Keeping You From Being Happy at Work

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Image credit:Shutterstock First comes denial. Then anger. You even try to bargain. When that doesn’t work, you become discouraged. Finally, you accept it: You’re not as satisfied with your work as you want to be. It could be your job, your office environment or even extenuating circumstances in your personal life. Whatever the case — you’re not alone. A recent study showed that 52.3 percent of people want more from their work. So…

Reconnecting With Play Will Help You Succeed

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Image credit:shutterstock When you imagine a successful entrepreneur, what comes to mind? With every “hustle” and “grind” Facebook image that pops up on my feed, it would seem working hard at the expense of everything else is what successful entrepreneurs do. But most successful entrepreneurs know that you need time to unwind, eat healthy foods, exercise and enjoy hobbies. Unfortunately, entrepreneurship culture (and society at large) has lost our connection with play….