Ruthless Comparison is the Key to Success Says Hollywood’s Phil Cooke

By: Laura Bennett

Phil Cooke’s biography is a wild read. He’s produced TV and film programming in more than 60 countries around the world and, along the way, been shot at, survived military coups and been threatened with prison. Read more

What You Think You Need Vs What You Actually Need

By: Sabrina Peters

At 10, I thought I needed a new huffy bike to be cool (true story).
At 12, I thought I needed a boyfriend to make me valuable.
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Success at School: IQ vs Personality

By: Dr Justin Coulson

A guy I know – let’s call him Justin – was a failure at school by nearly all measures. I (oops, “he”) had few friends. And academically… well, let’s just say that Justin’s report cards were never worth framing and putting on a wall. He was given full marks, however, for being an “underachiever”. Read more

5 Signs You’ve Become a Victim of Your Own Success

By: Michael McQueen

The unprecedented success of the iPhone is a globally recognised fact. It is known to have broken profitability records, dominated its competition and overwhelmed the market. It is likely that you are reading this article through the screen of an iPhone, and it is equally as likely that if you glance around you will see several more similar to yours in the hands of commuters or crowds or co-workers.
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Why Our Pursuit of “Happiness” Is Actually Leaving Us Unhappy

By: Sabrina Peters

We live in a day and age obsessed with happiness and we’ll do just about anything to obtain it. We’re hooked on the pursuit of “feeling good”, yet in reality so many of us are left feeling bad. Read more


The Power of “I Can”

By: Supriya Sajja

Do you remember being a child, and your parents would say, “You can do anything you put your mind to?” Or maybe you are a parent, constantly reminding your kids of this. Read more

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Are We Over-scheduling Our Kids?

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Dear Dr Justin

My kids are in a lot of after-school activities. They swim and play a musical instrument each. Two of them do drama, and all three are in Saturday sport. My husband and I are arguing about how much is too much. It’s impacting on our time together as a family, and our budget. But the kids are tired and don’t seem to love much of what they’re doing even though they’ve chosen it. I want them to do less. My husband wants them to keep going and also wants to add maths tutoring. Is there any research to tell us what is right and wrong? When I was a kid, I played netball. That was it. I’d love some advice. My kids are 5, 7, and 10.

Exhausted. Read more

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Success: Why We Should Focus On Who (Not What) Our Children Become

By: Dr Justin Coulson | Happy Families

“I’ve got a question for you”, the cab driver stated expectantly. I was on my way to give a talk about parenting. He had asked where I was going and why, and his eyes lit up when he found out what I do for work. Read more


How to Measure Your Success in Life

By: Dr Eliezer Gonzalez

Everyone wants to be successful. No one wants to be a failure, so how do you measure your success in life? Read more