Posts Tagged ‘Janice Kaplan’

CM 077: Emily Esfahani Smith on Creating a Meaningful Life

Research shows that happiness is elusive. So how can we achieve a deeper, longer lasting sense of joy? Emily Esfahani Smith, author of the book, The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters, studies the powerful distinction between meaning and happiness and why it matters. An editor at the Hoover Institution, a policy think…

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CM 063: Janice Kaplan on the Power of Gratitude

Gratitude has a dramatic impact on well-being and success, yet many of us are not aware of this research. In this groundbreaking book, The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life, Janice Kaplan explains the science behind the power of gratitude. The author of twelve books, including The…

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CM 035: Greg McKeown on Achieving More by Choosing Less

Productivity strategies do not work if we are focused on the wrong things. What we really need is an effective system for determining what is absolutely essential and the discipline to work on that thing. We need criteria that empower us to select our highest priority, and a strategy for eliminating everything else. My guest,…

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Can You Be Ambitious and Grateful?

Does feeling grateful make you lazy? That’s one of the questions Janice Kaplan had on her mind while writing her book, The Gratitude Diaries. She wondered what impact gratitude might have on ambition. Would feeling more grateful decrease her motivation to achieve her goals? Those questions led her to Dr. Robert Emmons, a researcher at UC…

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Part of Something Bigger Than Ourselves

Most of us want to be part of something bigger than ourselves. It’s why we join clubs and organizations. It’s why we participate in social media. Sometimes, though, being part of something bigger than ourselves can be as simple as giving thanks. If you think about it, it’s hard to give thanks without thinking about someone or…

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