Millennials have been blamed for all kinds of workplace sins: from being lazy, unreliable and irreverent to ungrateful, job-hoppers who, for sure, are way more interested in their social media than anything else!
The truth? Millennials are often workaholics whose potential has been constantly misinterpreted and underestimated, who actually feel guilty when they need to take time off (Harvard Business Review, 2017). So, how do we go about motivating the future asset of our organisations and make them bloom into great managers?
Here I’ll show you 7 KEY ways to motivate millennials!1. Share[...]
Motivation is way more than willpower. It’s a terrific force – internal or external - that controls, stimulates and maximizes our behaviour in order to achieve a goal, aspiration, job or role. Whether you’re a manager, a freelancer, an entrepreneur, or if you just want to achieve your latest goal, it’s essential to feel driven and inspired.
Motivation isn’t an abstract concept, it’s actually in your brain: science shows that motivation produces Dopamine, which regulates the capability of learning (Hamid et al., 2015) so we can use it as our inner secret [...]
Meditation has become more popular than ever over the last 5 years. Forget the 60’s and 70’s when meditating was just for hippies. Forget the 80’s and 90’s, when it was for New Age weirdos. Nowadays meditation is for everyone, from CEOs to kindergarten children. In the US the number of adults who are meditating regularly rose almost 350% from 2012 to 2017. with 14.2% of adults in 2017 having a regular practice.
What are the reasons for this massive increase in meditation practices? 1. Stress Reduction
21st Century stress and busy-ness has led [...]
Gratitude is one of the most important tools we can use to change our lives and those of others for the better. Some say its vibration is more powerful even than love. So, it’s therefore a critical practice for our daily prescription of stress-reduction. We all have something to feel grateful for, even in tough times! Don’t let everyday life and stress kill your appreciation towards what life has gifted you.
Start a gratitude journal and write down every day at least 5 things you are thankful for and when you really feel in a low mood or overwhelmed, read it out loud. The practice [...]
Relax! We are all seeking those elusive, quiet, peaceful moments. But how can we create that serene environment in daily life? Meditation is one tool we can certainly use to unwind and relax, but what else is available and how do they compare?
Let’s see how we can bring heaven to earth in just a few short moves!1. Get Moving
One of the first things I ask any new client is what physical activities do they participate in. It doesn’t matter whether it's walking or billiards, or even sex! What matters is that we’re doing some.
Physical exercise has been proven to increase mental [...]
Mindfulness is THE 21st century buzz-word. We’ve heard about it - be present, be aware, here and now! Originally a key part of many spiritual practices, mindfulness and meditation have recently found themselves among the top strategies to enhance work-life balance, retain employees and improve productivity. But how easy are these principals to live by when our professional lives are getting busier and busier?Cultivating a new habit always needs a powerful kickstart, a lot of effort and starting a meditation or mindfulness practice creates plenty of resistance. Excuses create the illusion[...]
American comedian, actress, writer and producer Ellen DeGeneres shifted her mindset to inspire her whole community.
In 1997 the actress, star of the sitcom Ellen, decided to openly announce her homosexuality. The coming out was double: both Ellens – the real one and the fictional character came out on the same day and within one year the show was cancelled.
Even in showbiz, being gay in the 90s wasn’t sugar and candies, and Ellen had no intention to put herself in such a challenging situation. So, what changed her mindset?A meditation retreat in California.
During the retreat, her [...]
Tired of dealing with negative people in your office? Dreaming of how wonderful would it be if your boss and colleagues were always supportive, positive and energised? Well maybe it's time to stop complaining and instead use my 10 ways for YOU to be that amazing colleague and boss you are wanting to manifest!
Of course, I understand work can be challenging and stressful, I see that every day with my clients! But once you learn how to keep a positive attitude, the benefits will be truly unfathomable!
Maintaining a positive mindset at work will benefit your career, general well-being and may [...]
Success starts in your mind. How many times just changing your attitude towards your results has led you to a great accomplishment?
The human mind is such a powerful tool that can transform everything. Why can’t the same mind that has conceived trains, airplanes and space shuttles, conceive ideas to take you on the most beautiful journey you could ever imagine?
Nowadays we are so concentrated on the outside, that we forget to look inside. We always expect external events to make and keep us happy, successful, strong. But the real power is right there inside you: your brilliant, beautiful[...]
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength – Marcus Aurelius
To keep us clear of the threat of sabre tooth tigers and the like, our ‘old brain’ – the limbic system - is far more sensitised to negative, threat-related information than positive. So firstly, we need to compensate for our natural negativity bias. And secondly, we can learn to create our own, positive reality, the way we always dream of, by starting NOW, and attracting positive things back into our life.
Hence, here are my 5 Perfect Payoffs from a Positive [...]