How to Recover Emotionally From a Disaster

Grief is often associated with the death of a loved one, but following a significant disaster where an individual experiences a great loss of some kind, it is a natural and necessary part of the healing process.    Disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, accidents or wildfires are often immediate and sudden.  When faced with such an event, the emotional toll can …

Isolation from the Perspective of the Immunocompromised

The entire world is quarantined right now due to COVID19, and we’re all struggling with that in different ways. Some of us may be enjoying the slower-paced work from home schedule, or being able to homeschool the kids instead of getting them up unwillingly at the crack of dawn. Some of us are starting projects we’ve been putting off for …

How Using Military Tactics Can Improve Your Business

In 1907, the English soldier, Robert Baden-Powell uttered the words, ‘Be Prepared.’ For over a century, these two deliberately choreographed words would live on as the Boy Scout’s motto.  Baden-Powell wanted to instil the idea of always being ready, willing, and able to do what is necessary in any situation.  A similar thread runs through most military factions, where discipline, …

How to Find Mental Balance

Entrepreneurism can get rough. It’s not a consistent trip of joyful abundance and fields of daisies. That’s why so many creators face mental blockades that often prevent them from hitting their stride and reaching their ultimate potential. On a recent volume of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, I had the opportunity to sit down with an entrepreneurial legend, David Cohen. David …

How To Regain Control In Times of Global Chaos

Covid-19, or ‘rona- as it’s recently been branded by the millennial collective- has shaken up every ounce of our regular lives.  With the higher-ups and global powers calling for social distancing, rigorous personal hygiene practices and quarantine, most of us are in a whirlwind of physical and emotional confusion. While self-isolation can be the introvert’s dream-, those that aren’t so …

How Forming the Right Connections can Build a Stronger Brand

Entrepreneurs need connections. They’re what help a business grow from the ground up. But what if in this modern age of changing social platforms and networking possibilities, we’re getting it a bit wrong? For a recent Addendum episode of The Psychology of Entrepreneurship Podcast, I sat down with David Burkus, the famed author and keynote speaker who has curated multiple …

Why You Should Love to Fail

One of the first things you come to learn as an entrepreneur, creative or founder is that none of this mad trip we’ve taken is easy. There are so many hoops and hurdles that need to be grappled with and for every aspect, you’re amazing at, you’re probably terrible at another 20.  This is why heading down this particular path …

How The World’s Happiness Can Be Saved By Small Acts of Kindness

Does our happiness really matter? Just like its negative counterparts, positive emotions can play a significant role and help create emotional balance in our everyday life.  Positive emotions such as joy, love and hope all contribute towards helping us connect with others. They give us a higher capacity to contend with an ever-changing world. However, right now, the world’s happiness …

How to Avoid Hiring Toxic Employees

For many entrepreneurs, creators and founders, as they grow they will come to a point where hiring an employee is necessary to lighten the workload – easier said than done, right? The hiring barriers for many business owners nestles into two categories. Firstly, they don’t actually know how to bring all the hiring elements together, and secondly, there are the …

28. Volume: Dr Mark Goulston: The Smile Epidemic

The world is rife with doom and gloom. Just switching on the TV or tuning into any social media feed you’ll see that there’s a blatant trend of negativity. What if we all made the effort to make this world a happier place? It starts with the simple question, “what made you smile today?”  This is The Psychology of Entrepreneurship, …