Siobhan Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Believe

Happiness comes before success

I’m reading The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.  If you haven’t watched his TED Talk, it’s a must.  He reminds us through years of research he did while at Harvard that happiness comes before success.  Not the other way around.

So many of us think we will be happy when we meet that special someone, graduate, get a job, earn a promotion, buy a house, have children or lose weight. But research shows that if we are happier where we are, we will end up getting to where we need to be at a much quicker pace. Continue reading

A young boy

There was a young boy in the early 1800s in England who got very little formal education.  His father was imprisoned for having debts when the boy was 12 years old.  The boy got a job in a shoe polish factory and lived in a tiny room while his mother and other siblings joined his father in jail which was the practice at the time.   Continue reading

What do you want to be?

Today is Career Day at my children’s elementary school so they are supposed to dress as what they want to be when they grow up.  I have a photographer, a lawyer and a chef in the house.

Remember when we were young and the world was our oyster?  When anything was possible?   Continue reading

For the first time ever, the Super Bowl went into overtime

Never say never.  For the first time ever, the Super Bowl went into overtime.

How many times in our lives have we been losing 28-9 at the end of the third quarter? Have we felt that we were too far gone to keep trying?  Have we thought to ourselves, I just can’t make it happen,  I’ll never succeed?

The New England Patriots were the favourite to win.  Yet the Atlanta Falcons were 19 points ahead with just one quarter left to play.  It seemed like the outcome was set. Continue reading

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