The Third Key to Happiness

This original article by Helen Mitas was previously published in Woman With Drive Powered by Porsche What makes us happy? I asked myself this question when we were on a family holiday in Sri Lanka a few years ago. A war-torn, third world nation where the happiest people had nothing but a small hut with a dirt floor, no running …

Are You Liked at Work?

This original article by Helen Mitas was previously published in Woman With Drive Powered by Porsche Did you take your first step towards a corporate career this year? Or perhaps you moved organisation or department. Whichever the case, you would have faced a new set of work systems, policies and relationship dynamics, all of which could leave your head spinning. …

Drop The New Year Resolutions

My one and only New Year resolution is still ongoing and that is to never make any New Year resolutions. Someone for some reason decided that the New Year is a time to reflect on the changes we want or need to make in our lives and start the year afresh.  The unfortunate truth is that 92% of New Year …

How to Choose the Right Diet

This original article by Helen Mitas was previously published in Woman With Drive Powered by Porsche “THE BEST DIET IS THE ONE YOU DON’T KNOW YOU’RE ON” – BRIAN WANSINK – I was on a ‘diet’ on and off from the age of 14 to 40. There was the Zone Diet, Alkaline Diet, No Carb Diet, High Metabolism Diet, Juicing …

Six Critical Mistakes to Avoid During End of Year’s Festivities

This time of year is full of celebrations and parties as Christmas and New Year’s Eve is around the corner. Many of these parties start civilly, but are likely to end up a bit messy. You have probably experienced or witnessed inappropriate, embarrassing or even dangerous behaviour as a result of drinking too much alcohol. Excess celebration and etiquette “faux …

7 GUIDELINES TO REAL SUCCESS

The way success stories are reported in the media today makes it easy to believe that it happens overnight. Reality talent shows promise overnight stardom and record deals, while the online startup world is peppered with stories of new websites that go viral almost instantaneously. Most all of these successes have back-stories of the blood, sweat and tears that went …

Are you living your purpose?

This original article by Helen Mitas was previously published on Woman With Drive Powered by Porsche It is a simple question that is sometimes laden with cynicism and doubt. Some people believe that living your purpose is a luxury, but they could not be further from the truth. Living your purpose is not a new age notion. It is about …

Are you clear about your unique value?

I love reminding my clients how special they are. I don’t mean in a superficial, “everyone is great and the world is wonderful” kind of way. I mean the people I meet day in and day out in my practice have skills and experiences that make them truly valuable to those around them. Most of them aren’t firefighters or world …

You got the promotion … now what?

This original article by Helen Mitas was previously published on Woman With Drive Powered by Porsche It was February 1997, and I was both excited and terrified. At the age of 28, I had been offered a managerial position at a large energy retailer that had just been privatised and undergone significant structural changes. My responsibilities included managing 33 staff …

Are you making choices out of love or fear?

I had the privilege of spending the entire weekend replenishing my soul & attending Wayne Dyer’s 2 day event “I am Light’ last weekend . I would like to share the main theme with you. And this is it… Every single choice we make can either be out of LOVE or FEAR. Are you working at your job out of …