Exercising tops money for more happiness

It is commonly known that money mostly makes life easier, but won’t necessarily make you happier. Researchers from the Yale and Oxford universities state to have proven that exercising has a greater contribution to mental health than your financial status. The research that has been published in The Lancet, investigated more than 1,2 billion Americans about their mental and physical health.

How to be happy (the Finnish way)

Finns rank very high when it comes to measuring the level of happiness with their everyday lives. Here are 3 insights on how Finns experience Happiness.

Customer delight thanks to employee engagement, not the other way around.

A lot of organisations are already familiar with the customer-service tool ‘Net Promotor Score (NPS)’. More and more companies use this indicator to examine customer loyalty and the extent to which customers would recommend their company to others. Additionally, it connects the customer feedback with the right people within the organisation. Afterwards, they proudly present the results of the level of customer loyalty with their audience. In this way, they think it brings them full circle, but they overlook the fact that this circle actually begins internally. Yes, with your own workforce.

Work hard and be happy. Or isn’t it?

How do I become successful? How do I achieve more success? Everyone of us thought about these questions at least once. The answer usually lies in the general consensus ‘by working hard -or harder’. There is unfortunately, not much truth to that obvious and commonly accepted answer. In a humorous and inspiring TED Talk of 12…

Wakey Wakey, Rise and Shine! The benefits of waking up early.

Waking up early has something magical. The fresh smell of the air in the morning, the fresh breeze in your face and the silence, makes it that way. It gives you a feeling of freedom and freshness. If you would tell me a year ago to wake up every morning at 6.30am, I would kindly…

Finding a teambuilding activity that works

Most teambuilding activities, aren’t worth the effort. It’s a sad conclusion, but alas it’s true. The raise in demand for (cost) effective teambuilding solutions, has led to a sharp increase in teambuilding suppliers that promise to deliver on the corporate need of building exceptional teams for literally next to nothing. Truth is that they deliver…

The Happiness Initiative

“We wish you a Happy New Year.”How many times have we heard this phrase? Do we actually realize what it takes to make our next year happy? A month ago, I was approached by Muhammad Fahd Khan, a UAE based trainer, coach and author. Muhammad asked me to write a page for his Happiness book…

Happiness is found when YOU decide to CREATE it

Happiness to me means waking up every morning being in love with life, enjoying every single thing I am doing and being surrounded by loved ones. But this is my belief of happiness and maybe not yours. What makes me happy doesn’t make my neighbor happy and what makes my neighbor happy doesn’t make you…

Killer Confidence: a driving force for fulfillment

What happens when you bring a successful actress and film producer, a badass champion NASCAR driver and an entrepreneur turned women’s empowerment expert  in front of a room full of professional women and have them talk about how to build killer confidence? Suddenly the room feels full of energy and the confidence boost is spreading, touching…

Diner en Blanc NYC: reconnecting with old friends

I have to admit: I am hooked on unique events that bring people together with the aim of connecting and having a great time. That is part of what attracted me to my current job and what also drew me to participate in Diner en Blanc NYC for the first time 3 years ago. To…

Resilience: Tales Of True Grit & Tips On Bouncing Back

With the Paralympics starting, I am amazed at the stories of many Paralympian athletes about how sport has given new meaning to their life and enabled them to rise like a phoenix from the ashes.  It are stories about how putting labels on ourselves limits our ability to achieve and how instead, by focusing on our strengths, we…