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The Trait That Can Predict Job Satisfaction and Prevent Burnout

By Steve Longan |   Mar 20, 2018

Over the past month, we’ve been addressing the issue of burnout here on The Wireboard. We’ve looked at some of the symptoms of burnout as well as productive responses to address it. We’ve shared stories about professionals in the midst of burnout as well as those who’ve successfully come back from being burned-out. 

 

A Rewired Thanksgiving lasts 365 Days (Turkey and Pie Optional)

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   Nov 23, 2016

Editor’s note: In addition to this article on the practice and benefits of gratitude, we’ve put together this guided meditation, led by this week’s author, Edie Raphael. Edie is a wonderful guide for these sessions and we know this meditation will be a valuable resource both for the holiday and in the future. Enjoy.

What Kind of Rewards Are the Best Motivators?

By Joe Shaffner |   Oct 20, 2016

Spend enough time around us and you’ll hear some form of the phrase “We can’t expect to act differently unless we first embrace having to think differently.” It’s something we practice internally and one of the mantras that guide our engagements with clients. And one of the things we’re on a mission to help people rewire is the way they think about the motivation for their work. And while there are many different dynamics to a concept like motivation, one area I like to focus on is Reward. One of the things I often ask my clients is how they reward themselves for an accomplishment or reaching a goal. This usually elicits one of three responses:

Are You Going To Enjoy The Fruit Of Your Work?

By Joe Shaffner |   Oct 21, 2015

As I was transitioning to begin working with Rewire this past summer, I had the opportunity to take the month of August off from work. In addition to spending more time with my family and seeing my first son off to college, I was able to spend some quality time with several of my childhood friends in my home state of Maine.  In this article, I'd like to share a snapshot from that time and what we can all learn about sustainably growing our work.

 

How To Enjoy Life Like The Italians

By Jason Abell |   Aug 19, 2015

A few weeks ago, the wife, kids, and I attended a wedding in the south of Italy (Sorrento to be exact). My nephew Danny (who is Italian) was getting married and invited his dear old Uncle Jason. Trip to Italy for an Italian wedding on the Mediterranean Sea? Ummm, yep! I’m in!

Building Rhythms Of Rest Into Our Work

By Steve Longan |   May 20, 2015

The picture for this article was taken from above the far corner of the music room at my house.  This is my drum kit. Now, I should say at the outset that I am not a good drummer. No one would mistake me for a professional and I have no designs on making a living from playing. I consider it a success that the people who listen to my playing do so with a “bemused tolerance."

Getting An 'F' In Math

By Steve Scanlon |   Mar 25, 2015

Think back to the last time you took a math test. If your teacher was anything like mine, there was no "half-credit for trying." If you attempted a problem and got the solution incorrect, you got no credit and simply failed that question. The reason for that being that math is not about coming close to the right answer. It is an exact science. I remember wanting more mercy from my teacher for coming close to the right answer.

Relearning To Have Fun

By Steve Scanlon |   Mar 18, 2015

Rewire has been on a tear lately getting the concepts of “Lizard Brain Control” into the hands of many in this first quarter. It’s been incredibly rewarding to watch people’s minds shift as we work with them in sessions. Learning the ongoing lesson of how to effectively understand and subsequently control this part of your brain called the Lizard Brain is proving for many to be nothing short of life-changing.

The Lizard And Traditions

By Steve Scanlon |   Dec 24, 2014

What a year it has been!

What To Do If You Don't Feel Thankful

By Steve Scanlon |   Nov 26, 2014

I wonder how many blogs, articles and other social media postings are going to revolve around the concept of thankfulness and gratitude this week? Inherently, there is nothing wrong with this and should you be more thankful or grateful because of this season, then that is wonderful.

A Simple Suggestion For Anyone Looking For Fulfillment

By Steve Scanlon |   Nov 05, 2014

Happiness, Joy, Peace, Fulfillment.

These are all states of mind that people in our culture search for.  But the longer I live, the more I have come to realize that these things are choices we make in any circumstance rather than byproducts of some level of success or accomplishment.

"Do What You Love..." Is That Actually Helpful?

By Steve Scanlon |   Sep 19, 2014

A friend recently sent me a quote from Confucius that went something like this:  “just find what it is you love to do and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  To be fair, I have seen this quote many times in the past and heard quite a few variations from it from others over time.

The Link Between Enjoyment And Positive Change

By Steve Longan |   Jul 23, 2014

 For those of you following us on social media (insert shameless plug to follow Rewire on Facebook and Twitter here), we've shared this video with you before.  It's a really fun video about a cool idea that could benefit a lot of people if replicated in other countries.

Rewire Live Series: Enjoy

By Steve Scanlon |   May 02, 2014

Today we address the concept of how your brain changes when you allow it to engage in activity that you enjoy.

Make Time For Joy

By Steve Scanlon |   Jan 31, 2014

Some people seem to have a propensity to enjoy life.  Do you know someone like this Someone that seems to find ways to enjoy the things that make up their day?  Others (and sadly, it is too many others) have stopped pursuing the things in this world that bring them joy.

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