6 Little Things You Can Do to Overcome Sadness

Someone I know is sad. So I've been thinking about "ways to get happier" advice. Of course, it's a lousy idea to give advice. Because really, the only way to get happier is to get fed up enough with being unhappy that you finally decide to make some changes. Little Things to Make You Feel Happier But my desire to give advice is boiling up, so I'll share my advice with you. And then, though my friend may never even read it, at least I'll feel better! Though you may … [Read more...]

Giving Advice: 5 Lessons from a Pro

Have you noticed that when you offer someone a bit of advice, particularly if it’s unsolicited advice, they tend to resist? Rather than saying, “Great idea! I’ll do that,” they’re more likely to tell you why your advice won’t work for them, even if they've explicitly asked for your input. Having been a consultant for a long time, I’m an advice-giving pro. When it comes to giving advice, I've learned the hard way that telling people what to do (and that's what advice … [Read more...]