You need a strategy to build a meaningful career. The most fulfilled people seem to find some enjoyment in their work no matter what they do. And according to a Gallup poll, people who have the opportunity to focus on their strengths at work are three times as likely to report having an excellent overall quality of life.

This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to find a new job to have a meaningful career. But you do need to find some meaning in the work you do and focus on your strengths instead of your shortcomings.

When you find yourself stuck doing something you don’t like, it depletes your overall quality of life, your sense of fulfillment and your happiness. But remember, curing cancer isn’t the only way to find fulfillment or enjoyment in your work.

The fulfillment you find at work might be in the environment and the people you work with. However, if your work place is toxic, you might have found the right vocation in the wrong place. Try focusing your attention on what’s good, savor that, and start building from this place where you find meaning.

5 Powerful Ways to Build Your Self-Confidence

Confidence is a mindset. It’s a skill that can be learned, and one of the ways to build your self-confidence is by practicing it.

Even the most successful people lack confidence sometimes. My executive coaching work often focuses on helping clients boost their self-confidence. They’ve gotten (and kept) their high level positions because they’re extremely competent. But a lack of confidence is what holds them back, not their ability.

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut at work (or in life) when you’re playing small, and not pushing yourself or taking risks because you lack the confidence. Try these […]

3 Ways To Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

Does your emotional intelligence play a role in your happiness and success?

Some experts suggest that it can be even more important than IQ. I’ve found that emotionally intelligent people are successful because they practice a set of strategies that are part of a balanced approach to life that I call Wise Mind Living.

Emotionally intelligent people are confident because they know how to manage their emotions. They also have the ability to perceive, express, and evaluate emotion in themselves and others. They make choices in wise mind, not emotion […]

The Best Way to Achieve Your Goals

We’re almost two weeks into the New Year—are you on your way to achieve goals or resolutions? (If you’re undecided about making a resolution, read this post.)

Or are you feeling stressed out about how to achieve your goals?

If your stress levels are rising, I think I know why: distressing emotions! This is the most common obstacle everyone faces no matter what goal you’re working toward.

Take a moment and really think about what’s been holding you back. Why haven’t you lost those last few pounds or asked for […]