Lonely At the Top – Robert Holden

I recently coached a man called Clive who worked for a global pharmaceutical company. When I asked him what he did, he said “I’m in charge of Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.” He had come to see me because he was depressed. “On my bedside table, I have a copy of Unlimited Power by … Continue reading

The Great Big Let Go – Robert Holden

To be happy, you have to be open. This is a big challenge, because the nature of personal psychology is to help your ego feel contained, secure, and in charge. An ego achieves its sense of identity by closing down options, by restricting choices, and by making up your mind about things. If you want … Continue reading

Do You Shop for Happiness? – Robert Holden

I like the story told of Socrates, the Greek philosopher, who was known for his love of marketplaces. He would always visit a market if his schedule permitted. Often, he would alter his schedule to make sure he could. It was noted, however, that Socrates rarely bought anything at the markets. One of Socrates’ students … Continue reading

5 Ways to Self-Acceptance – Robert Holden

“Do you accept yourself as you are – yes or no?” It’s a simple question that many people find difficult to answer. I’m told that the Yes/No option feels too limited, and that more options like “sometimes,” “mostly,” or “rarely” would be helpful. I understand where people are coming from, but I persist with the … Continue reading

Choosing Happiness – Robert Holden

We live our lives in the hopes that just one more thing will complete our happiness. The ego’s conditioned thought is that something is missing. And so we look for he missing piece to bring us salvation. And yet, no matter how many things we purchase, gather, and collect, we still feel as if something’s … Continue reading

Take the Abundance Test! – Robert Holden

You’ve probably taken a test to measure your cholesterol, your credit rating, and even your emotional intelligence but what about a test to measure your abundance levels? Would you be curious to know your score? Well, here’s your chance to take a test that not only gives you an on-the-spot abundance rating but also gives … Continue reading

Being Happy, Doing Nothing – Robert Holden

The following story is asking you what has to happen – according to you – before you let yourself be happy: It was a beautiful, hot, lazy summer day and Billy was fishing by the river. After a while, a stranger in a suit and tie walked by. “How are you doing?” asked the stranger. … Continue reading

10 Quick Tips for Success Now – Dr Robert Holden

As another year draws to a close, do you look upon your successes or do you feel you could have achieved greater things? Robert Holden, author and director of Success Intelligence and The Happiness Project – two pioneering projects that work closely with leaders in business – shares his top ten tips on how you … Continue reading

What Makes You Happy?

Nothing can beat a good meal with friends or a hot summer’s day spent relaxing and reading at the beach to make me happy. Sure I wouldn’t mind more money in the bank, longer legs and maybe owning a holiday house in the Bahamas, but it doesn’t mean I can’t be happy with less that. … Continue reading

Don’t Worry, Be Happy! – Dr Robert Holden

It’s official – the pursuit of happiness has speeded up! We are chasing after happiness faster than ever.  And the faster we run, the longer the race becomes. In recent years our happiness levels have not risen.  We are experiencing what researchers call “static happiness.”  In the 1940s when people were asked, “How happy are … Continue reading