Scallywag

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.

~ Woody Allen ~

Archive for November, 2013

Shame on you... again!
Do you still feel guilty about minor misdeeds, even years later?

Gilt-Edged Guilt

November 18th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 18 secs

Shame on you... again!

Shame on you… again!

Mention the word “guilt” and you immediately know what it means.  Which is kind of funny really, given it comes in different types. Read the rest of this entry »

Is having an angry tantrum after a bad encounter  helpful?
Reacting furiously after a bad meeting is common. But is it beneficial?

Uptight And Spiteful

November 17th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 50 secs

Is having an angry tantrum after a bad encounter  helpful?

Is having an angry tantrum after a bad encounter helpful?

How often does spite appear in your life? Do you ever feel subject to it? Or, do you find yourself being consumed by it yourself? Read the rest of this entry »

Why are some insurance questions so foolish and futile?
Yep, you are right. Some insurance questions are totally foolish.

Foolish Insurance

November 17th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 18 secs

Why are some insurance questions so foolish and futile?

Why are some insurance questions so foolish and futile?

Funny how some companies make themselves look foolish.  Like, life insurance for example. Stupid firms will interrogate potential clients with inane questions, believing they are doing their bit to mitigate undue risk. Read the rest of this entry »

Even pets know how to be warm.
A warm welcome is always a well-received.

Give Me Warm Any Day

November 15th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 40 secs

Even pets know how to be warm.

Even pets know how to be warm.

It’s easy to enjoy warm people. They are so appealing because, when you meet them, you cannot help but be well received. So… what’s not to like? Read the rest of this entry »

Trustworthy... or not?
Why should you be honest anyway?

Only Just A Matter Of Trust

November 13th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 31 secs

Trustworthy... or not?

Trustworthy… or not?

How trustworthy are you? It’s a personal question of public significance, because honesty always has a flow on effect. Read the rest of this entry »

Some paths to happiness are actually dead ends.
Finding happiness is not always obvious.

The 7 Myths Of Happiness

November 12th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 53 secs

Some paths to happiness are actually dead ends.

Some paths to happiness are actually dead ends.

1. “If you are happy you will always be excited”

Thankfully, you won’t and that’s just as well. People on drugs experience a heightened state of elation for up to a few days before crashing into painful despair. We are naturally meant to experience a range of feeling states, and that’s a good thing.

Besides which, happiness and feeling happy can be two different things. Read the rest of this entry »

Just how dumb are you?
 

How Dumb Are You?

November 11th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 56 secs

Just how dumb are you?

Just how dumb are you?

When was the last time somebody called you dumb? Yesterday, today… last week? Perhaps you happened to say it to yourself. Quite apart from its literal meaning being a harsh slur against people who can’t speak, I’ve got news for you. You ain’t “dumb” at all. Read the rest of this entry »

Isn't it time we had more happy leadership?
Can bosses be happy and still show leadership?

The Power Of Happy Management

November 10th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 54 secs

Isn't it time we had more happy leadership?

Isn’t it time we had more happy leadership?

There are a lot of ways to manage an organization. But there’s one approach that particular impresses. I call it “happy management”. Read the rest of this entry »

How do you handle creeps?
It's unavoidable. You have to deal with creeps.

Meet The Creep

November 10th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 35 secs

How do you handle creeps?

How do you handle creeps?

“Darling, there’s a creep here to see you. Says he wants to use you by exploiting everything you’ve got”. Read the rest of this entry »

Your valuables are not you!
Whatever you have, you are already complete. You are of value just as you are.

You Are Not Your Couch

November 8th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 18 secs

Your valuables are not you!

Your valuables are not you!

Thank goodness you aren’t what you own. Really. No matter how good it all is (or isn’t) it’s not a touch on the quality and ability that comes from being you. Read the rest of this entry »