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Category Archives: Life & Career Success

Are fixed-mindset people successful? Yes, but are they happy?

I love stories about successful people – well, I guess that stands to reason as people typically don’t pay thousands of dollars to hear about someone who is a failure. However, what we often find out is that when we read or hear about successful people, they are successful because they overcame their failures. But… Continue Reading

Set in your ways? Probably not a good thing.

    What are the consequences of believing that your intelligence or personality is fixed, rather than something that you can develop and expand over time? That is the fundamental question posed by Doctor Carol Dweck in Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. Ever hear the old saying, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?… Continue Reading

Middle School: Wonder Years Meets, “wonder who she is?”

Welcome to middle school. The younglings are becoming little adults – middle schoolers are not as cute as children or as fascinating as teens, says Madeline Levin, author of Teach Your Children Well. Welcome to acne too! We’re talking about the ages of 11-14 as kids try to adjust to their growing body and the social dynamic… Continue Reading

If a Holocaust/concentration camp prisoner can find meaning in their day, can you?

In his book, Man’s Search for Meaning, author Victor Frankl talks about how some victims of the Holocaust were able to find meaning in their lives. Frankl’s book is now very well known, as is his strategy for surviving one of the worst travesties in the history of man. Frankl, and others like him, who… Continue Reading