P is for Being Proactive

Looking back, can you think of a situation when you were proactive? You may have taken the initiative to find a job, build a relationship, lead a project, tackle a challenge, solve a problem Read more

E is for Balancing Being An Encourager, Educator And Enforcer

Imagine you lead a team. You will aim to build on your strengths as a leader, whilst compensating for any weaknesses.

There are also many leadership models you can use in your own way. Read more

S is for Slowly Yet Swiftly

When do you go into your equivalent of the zone? When do you flow, flow and finish?

Different people describe this experience in different ways. They say things like:

I felt in my element Read more

L is for Liberating Beliefs Rather Than Limiting Beliefs

People who are positive often pursue what they believe to be liberating beliefs. They translate these into behaviour and aim to do their best.

Some gurus urge people to focus on their so-called limiting Read more

G is for Gratitude

During the past 40 years many people have researched the topic of happiness. They have asked some of the following questions.

What kinds of people are happy? What are the principles such people follow Read more

P is for Creating Your Version Of Paradise

People love to create their own versions of paradise. They may aim to do this by creating a garden, room, book, relationship, community, work place or whatever.

Christopher Alexander describes how people can shape Read more

T is for The Tingle Factor

When do you experience the tingle factor? When do you get thrills down your spine? When do you feel excited about what you are going to do?

Different people give different answers to these Read more

L is for Feeling Liberated By Limits

Looking back on your life, when have you felt liberated by having limits?

You may have had only a few materials to work with, but used these as the springboard for being creative. You Read more

R is for Rewarding The Behaviour You Want Repeated

“Reward the behaviour you want repeated,” is one of the basic rules of psychology. The principle applies whether you are encouraging people in a team, organisation or the wider society.

Imagine that you have Read more

E is for Encouraging People On An Emotional Level As Well As An Economic Level

There are many ways to encourage people. One approach is to make sure they are encouraged on both an emotional and economic level.

Looking at the organisations in which people score highly on wellbeing, Read more