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Putting the FU in FUN!!

Big fish caught small clown. Color vector illustration.Author Carlos Castaneda said: “It takes just as much energy to be miserable as it does to be happy.” You choose.

Is your fun-o-meter score registering a HUGE 0? If so, it may be time to FUN SHUI your life.  In fact, if you want to live a more happy and balanced life, it’s just plain FUNdamental to add more playfulness and laughter.  After all, fun is one of the best things to have!

Becoming a fount of fun is not as difficult as it might seem, and it will make you much more attractive :-).

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This “F” Word Can Add Years to the Lives of You and Your Business

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Putting the “FU” in FUN!!

“Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.” Thomas Carlyle.

The Academy of Leisure Scientists, a group of academics who study time use, has determined that we get the most satisfaction from leisure activities that are difficult and challenging. It’s best for us to put our time into activities requiring high levels of physical and intellectual energy.

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The luxury of being able to do things at your own pace should be treasured and not ignored. Provided you are creative—and everyone is creative or can develop creativity in some area of life—you can discover (perhaps rediscover) yourself and your outlets for self-expression. [Read more…]

Silly question of the day

If Goofy and Pluto are both dogs, how come Goofy can talk but Pluto can’t?

Here is a fun brain teaser to test your reasoning skills

George asks Billy how old he is. Billy replies that two days ago he was 22, but next year, he’ll be 25 years old. How can this be? [Read more…]

Turn I’m bored into I’m board . . .

Let’s face it.  The kids are bored.  Scrolling through 115 television channels, each of which has nothing on, was never your idea of “family time”. Why not spend some quality time with your children that doesn’t involve some form of video screen? [Read more…]

Yet another reason to be an entrepreneur . . .

Being on my own gives me the opportunity to brainstorm and to solve puzzles my own way. One of the missions of virtually every large organization, from the military on down to most corporate environments, is to train or mold employees into serviceable parts. Whether you are a private in the U.S. Army, or you are an IBM-er, you have to be trained or indoctrinated into matching your goals with those of your organization. On my own, I make up the goals. Moreover, I really enjoy brainstorming to try to figure out solutions to problems. That’s something that’s tough to do as a wage slave. Yes, I know there are companies that value innovation and encourage free-form thinking, but I believe these are still rare. With myself, sometimes bouncing ideas off of other colleagues, I can think of 100 ideas, of which 99 would suck, but one of them might be really valuable. Not only is this a cool way to spend my day, I think I might be run out of any typical big organization.

Are you burned out? (part 2 of 2)

Last time,(January 20th) we looked at the first three signs of burnout; here are four more: [Read more…]

What You Need to Know for New Years’ Eve

What is it that you need to know for New Years’ Eve?   [Read more…]