What monks and nuns can teach you about saving yourself and the world

|Categories: People|

Bad sh#t happens to good people. Kamal Sarma, a former monk and venture capitalist, compels you to question just how resilient you actually are to the inevitable sh#t that will happen in your life. In this personal and refreshingly light hearted talk, Kamal shares how you can go from depleted, [...]

The Power Of Acceptance To Build Resilience – Wisdom from Marryanne Larkin

|Categories: R U OK|

So many of us face challenges in our lives. Marryanne Larkin is one of the most inspirational people I have ever met. Her husband, Gavin Larkin is the founder of RUOK? an idea that has become a powerful metaphor for mateship, connection and having conversations that could change a life. [...]

The Power of Appreciation

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Understanding The Relationship Between Positivity And Productivity If we take a moment to think of the kind of situations that cause people to go “above and beyond”—whether it's a parent staying up all night with an upset child or an activist willing to risk anything for a cause—we soon notice [...]

The Power of Humility

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Over and over again, we are taught about the necessity of confidence in the workplace, on how it's essential to seem too sure of one's self and one's own abilities. However, while it's true that believing in one's self is an important motivator, there's another, less-emphasized value which matches confidence [...]

The Tyrant Vs. The Leader….How to recognize if you are being led or bullied

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To the untrained eye, a tyrant can look like a leader: After all, the tyrant’s overbearing personality is often somehow magnetic in its sheer arrogance. Their grandiose promises fill us with a sense of safety, giving us easy answers. Their ability to appeal to our outrage and prejudice can make [...]

5 Types of Exhaustion: How to become more resilient by understanding exhaustion

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Though the message often gets submerged in our workaholic culture, it’s okay to just want a break. Taking a vacation is a wonderful way to reconnect with yourself and your loved ones. Breaks build resilience, helping you to perform better when you return, and they allow you a space for [...]