People I would love to meet in 2015

The Queen of England – Would love to attend one of her garden parties

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Oprah Winfrey – Such an inspirational lady who I would love to meet and interview

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Idris Elba – I just think he is an amazing actor and would love to interview him

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Philip Scholfied – He is a TV legend and just love his style

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Denzel Washington – He is my all time super hero and would love to meet him in person one day and interview him

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Richard Branson – To get ideas on running a successful businesses

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How to be happier at work

I know a lot of people who at this moment are in a job where they are very unhappy, miserable or stressed. For some, because of debts and other major financial commitments they choose to stay in their jobs instead of looking for other work or starting up a business, which too can have their own challenges etc. So the purpose of this short post is just to give you some practical tips on how you can make your job happier! Please feel free to comment on this post.

“Happiness is a critical factor for work, and work is a critical factor for happiness. In one of those life-isn’t-fair results, it turns out that the happy outperform the less happy. Happy people work more hours each week – and they work more in their free time, too.”  Gretchen Rubin

 

1. List all the aspects of your work that you don’t like and try to find ways you can approach these areas differently.

2. Take a  few minutes being grateful and thankful that you have a job.

3. Right down all the positive things about having a job

4. Spend some time visualising that you are experiencing happiness at work :- include your work space, the type of boss you have, your colleagues, the type of work you are doing, how much you are getting paid, and the things having a job allows you to accomplish.

 

5. Write down some positive affirmations about your job and the things it allows you to do and have. Repeat these affirmations on a regular basis .

6. TAKE  5 minutes happiness session during your lunch break to do something positive, like going for a walk, listen to some positive songs, or do your one minute smilence recalling positive moments in your life whilst smiling for a minute.

7. Get one of my Gift of Happiness Smiley cup  which you can take with you to work, and if you feel stressed or overwhelmed at any time, use the contents in  it to make you feel better.

8. Bring fun to work – celebrate each other’s birthdays, have good news notice board, organise a dress down day, organise fun charity events….. etc

Happiness at work coaching session with me
If you need more help, why not book 3 happiness at work coaching sessions with me for a price of £157 or let me come to your office and run a lunch time happiness session! genny@confidentqueen.co.uk

Get  a part time job and get paid to make people happier : Train to be a : Clown, Comediene, Laughter Yoga Teacher or Happiness Party Host/Hostess!

 

Helping children cope with disappointment at an early age

As a parent, we only want the best for our children. We want them to succeed and to be happy, and we are willing to do all we can to help them.

For our children to be truly happy and successful adults, they also need to learn how to handle failure. It’s good that our children learn about failure and how to handle it now, when we as parents can help them through it, than when they are older and the consequences are higher

Part of being a parent is to know when to step in and help in a constructive way and when to step back and allow natural consequences to happen. Both are difficult lessons.

Why it’s better to learn about failure at a younger age.
When children are younger, when the stakes are lower, allowing them to learn about what failure means and how to handle it can be extremely helpful for their future lives. I would much rather challenge my children at this young age than have them learn the lessons in secondary school when the stakes are much higher. If they learn a lesson about failure effort and appreciation for success now, they will be equipped with valuable life skills as they get older.

Appreciating success by learning about failure
When a failure happens, big or small, we want our children to be able to bounce back from it having learned something. There will be times that these things will happen with little or no fault of their own – and that in itself is important to learn. But other times they can learn that their might have been a different approach, a different effort that might have affected the outcome.

Failing for the first time
The first time a child experiences failure may be shocking and disappointing to them, but it is important to let your child express their disappointment, as not to let them would deny their feelings.

Tips to help children cope with failure
•Try and console your child and pull them through the feelings of disappointment fairly quickly by talking to them about how they feel and reassuring them that you love them and are very proud of their efforts.

•Help your child to acknowledge and accept what happened, look at the reasons why it happened and what, if anything, they could have done differently and then help them to pick themselves up, and keep trying.

•Try to help your child understand that in life there are some things we can control and something’s we can’t.

•Teach them that that may be disappointed at this point, but they can hold their heads up high and realise that failure at this age is not the end of their education, as they have time to still work hard to maximise their potential and be the best they can.

•Teach them that other children may make fun of them when they fail, but that they should ignore it, move on even though it will be painful when it happens.

” I would rather my child be alive now and in good health and fail his 11+ tests, than to have died at the age of 7″ Quote from Mary who lost her son at an early age!

Please feel free to add your own tips

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