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The positive power of low expectations

According to a report on life satisfaction in the developed world, Denmark was the happiest country on earth. The reason? Denmark has low expectations. They don’t expect a whole lot to be positive so anything that hints of something good elevates their

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The relentless pursuit of Joy

We have the right to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Happiness in and of itself is not a right, it’s a lifelong pursuit. Yet it seems so evasive. We think we got it and it slips through our hands. It’s

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Endings as Beginnings

I read an article somewhere with the title, “What is it about Toy Story 3 that makes grown men cry?” The movie had just come out and was getting plenty of accolades. I went and watched it with the title

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Jeff Vankooten is a speaker and author focusing on the power of resilience to effectively engage the challenges of change. He helps leaders, businesses, and organizations develop the skills necessary to thrive in an increasingly unpredictable business environment.
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