Jan Guerquin

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What Successful People (Who Are Actually Happy) Do Differently

Achievement rarely produces the sense of lasting happiness that you think it will. Once you finally accomplish the goal you've been chasing, two new goals tend to pop up unexpectedly.<p>We long for new achievements because we quickly habituate to what we've already accomplished. This habituation to …

Self-improvement

A Harvard psychologist says too many people think about happiness all wrong

Put in more effort at work and your prospects for a promotion will almost definitely improve — at least more than they would if you simply accepted the status quo of being a slacker.<p>Date a lot of people and you'll have a better chance of meeting your soulmate than if you stayed at home moping on …

Happiness

These 10 Questions Can Foretell If You'll Be Successful In Life

Success isn’t limited to just how far you’ve climbed up the corporate ladder, but other aspects of your life, too, such as instilling a healthy …

Self-improvement

18 Habits of Mentally Strong People

Building mental strength takes hard work and commitment, but it's the key to reaching your greatest potential.<p>As the author of <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, I usually spend my time talking about the bad habits that can rob you of mental strength. After all, it only takes one bad habit …

Self-help

Finding Work-Life Balance with the Four Burners Theory

One way to think about work-life balance issues is with a concept known as The Four Burners Theory. Here’s how it was first explained to me: Imagine …

Work-life Balance

How I Finally Quit Making Excuses and Got Healthy Habits to Stick

These were the excuses I made when I failed—yet again—to keep up a new habit. These were the things I'd tell myself when I thought about the things I …