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Oct
10
2017

Whether you are a high achiever or have an intense work schedule, the fastest way to stress is trying to do it all by yourself. However, highly productive professionals have mastered time management. So if you want to learn from top athletes, straight A students and over 200 entrepreneurs and other billionaires as to what they do differently here are a few tips:

 

 

  1. Focus on Minutes: of the 1440 minutes in a day, use them wisely and with intention.
  2. Set Daily priorities: The task that is the most important or hardest is the one you should work on every morning for 2 hours.
  3. Do away with your TO DO LIST: place ALL activities, including your workout time, in your calendar.
  4. Beat Procrastination: Imagine your future self has already done the task, and get it done NOW, so your future self will have time to do the things she really wants to do.
  5. Eat Dinner: Being home for dinner by  time- blocking your priorities throughout the day ,will have you home and feeling guilt free.
  6. Utilize a Notebook: Capture everything including your ideas in a notebook, this way you keep your mind clear. By decluttering your brain you intuitively organize your thoughts which encourages goal achievement.
  7. Only check email 2x a day, 3 at most: Look at emails once in the morning, respond, then afternoon emails and social media in the afternoon. This way your flow is not interrupted.
  8. Avoid Meetings: try to have short meetings at all costs, if at all.
  9. Say NO: what you would normally say yes to, start saying NO, unless it is part of your goals.
  10. Follow the 80/20 Rule: Spend 80% of your time on the top 20% that produces outcomes. Find that 20%.
  11. Delegate or Outsource: the majority of your time should be spent on what you are good at. The rest should be outsourced or delegated to. For example, if you are the boss or CEO, focus more ON your business not IN your business. Systems and process can be handled by parties whose time is dedicated to those tasks.
  12. Work Theme Days: schedule certain days of the week for major areas and work tasks around those days.
  13. Touch Things only Once: if something will take less than 10 minutes, do it immediately, so it is complete.
  14. A Morning Ritual: From Tony Robbins to Oprah, a morning ritual sets the tone for your day. Set aside an hour each morning for mental, physical and spiritual health. Journaling and gratitude are also important for improving happiness.
  15. Focus on energy, not time: Maximize your energy throughout the day and take breaks in between. Get lots of sleep, eat well and exercise, this improves sharpness and productivity.

I highly recommend a gratitude, happiness and goal setting journal. Most successful people spend 15 minutes a day journaling, it is the number one method to overcoming obstacles.

What do you do that keeps you focused, productive and performing? Share your thoughts in the comments section and thanks for stopping by!

XO,

 

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America’s Happyologist, Jackie Ruka, is a transformational leadership coach for professionals who crave freedom and are ready to discover living life on their terms.  Her mission is to provide a conscious community of inspiration and cooperation where all flourish based on what makes you happy and successful. Her mindshifts and techniques are shared in her best selling book “Get Happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life” ! You can learn more about Jackie and what she has to offer by visiting her Facebook page, Twitter or engage in complimentary 15 min. introduction here.

 

 

 

Aug
08
2017

Why Not have a little fun, it’s summer and usually the best way to change your mindset and Get Happy is by giving yourself permission!

I read an article the other day, that one of the reasons why American’s are unhappy, is because we feel confined in our choices. Stress often leads to feeling confined and boxed in where our personality can lean toward old habits, default modes and the good ole comfort zone. Resulting in a feeling of “stuck” in our jobs, finances, health and community.

Allow me to give you the crayon within your mind to color outside the lines and throw out the “confining” box! It’s time for you to play, imagine, feel good and think positive! Truly it is your time to shine. So here are a few ways to do that…

– Give yourself permission with knowing you deserve happiness and get to choose it when ever you want!

– Give yourself permission, to dance, laugh, get the blood flowing in your veins and just ALLOW.

– Give yourself permission to wear whatever you want or even nothing at all, oops. Point being, get comfortable in your own skin, take a bubble bath, relax and get in the water, it washes away the cobwebs of the mind and cleanses the old for the new to come in.

– Give yourself permission to visualize what your heart desires. Imagine it happening, right now, close your eyes and see this happy event taking place in your life. Yes, YOU! It can happen for you. So many people believe good only happens to others but not them. Guess what, you’re up, it’s your turn this time for good and great things to take form and happen. You are more than you ever imagined!! Just give yourself permission, it works!

– Give yourself permission to just stop. Stop the old thinking and self- doubt. This dampens your spirit. We need your spirit, your spirit is here to help others with your talent and your gifts. Don’t deny yourself or others of what you have to offer because when you do, it smothers your joy. Change things up and go IN- JOY!
Love you to the moon and back! – Jackie : )

We want to hear from you, share your best practices for staying positive in the comments section below!

 

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America’s Happyologist, Jackie Ruka, is a transformational leadership coach for professionals who crave freedom and are ready to discover living life on their terms.  Her mission is to provide a conscious community of inspiration and cooperation where all flourish based on what makes your soul happy. Her mindshifts and techniques are shared in her best selling book “Get Happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life” ! You can learn more about Jackie and what she has to offer by visiting her Facebook page, Twitter or engage in complimentary breakthrough session here.

Jan
01
2017

If there is one thing we can’t get back, it’s time! Which is why the best time to make a positive change toward designing a life plan is now.  

As business leader Jim Rohn states,” If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” 

Answer the following questions and you will experience the mind shift that encourages the embodiment of change matched with true meaning, which creates your life plan. 

What is your ideal life? Then ask yourself why? When you know your why you are in touch with your core values and this is what places action behind your desires. 

How do you want to spend your days? 

How much money do you want to make a month? 

What makes you come alive? 

What do people often ask of you? 

What is your zone of genius? 

Recognize that life does not happen to us, it happens for us. Therefore, it is an opportunity to make clear and decisive choices. You may not believe this to be true, however; I am here to prove to you how you make an impact in this world in the most profound yet natural manner of just being you. How? It’s called the power lead. The power lead is a positive opening that you often hear as an introduction to a speech, TV show, news heading. You get the idea.  

The more positive your power lead, the more ability you have to determine the outcome you intend. In today’s world, the negative surrounds us. So, a positive power lead is the reverse of what you might expect. Such as: With all this rain I find it so cleansing and refreshing don’t you? Or there is no other way to go, but up! 

When you think and lead in the positive, you are actually locking in a positive outcome.  

 
A client, Tracy, recently shared with me how she failed the mortgage exam twice and only had one more chance left to pass. She was so upset that she was laid off from her corporate job and looking for a new one the past six months and decided to switch gears, at age 60 and go into the mortgage industry. 

Her life plan was to no longer work in an office and have the freedom to work from home and stay in her dream location with the love of her life. We focused on locking in her positive outcome and put a date to her outcome. The process reversed her “stinkin thinkin” and she was able to pass the mortgage exam and celebrate her new life plan.  

 
As the CEO of your destiny, you have the power to create your life plan and determine your Technicolor vision. The cream will rise to the top with your power lead, in every area of your life, when you practice it and place action and discipline to your desired outcome.  

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Jackie Ruka, Certified Action Success Coach and America’s Happyologist™, teaches professionals how to get unstuck and express their greatness to the world through conscious systems and mindshifts to live a happier life. Learn more about creating an Exceptional Life with your Signature Program here and connect with Jackie onlineFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram 

Jul
07
2016

jrukaproffheadshot1Hey there Creator,  it’s time to get in your Zone for happiness, fulfillment and to develop the extraordinary life you desire!

We all get stuck in areas of our lives. Sometimes it’s finances, career, relationships and finding love, or all of the above. This is not necessarily a fault of yours, however, it could be an old tape that on an unconscious level has been playing in your head for a long time. Often, this old tape it is not based on facts and more based on feelings that have convinced you into a false perception of yourself. When negative thoughts set in, it leads to negative feelings and disharmony of action in our lives or inaction, hence feeling stuck.

 

According to a decade of science, it has been shown that happier people live longer, handle stress better, earn more money and love what they do, and so can you!! Click below and share your feedback.

 

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Jackie Ruka, “America’s Happyologist,” is a Well-Being expert who skyrockets CEO’s, Leaders, and Women in Business, on how to consciously live stress free by creating mindful systems in life and business. To learn more about Jackie visit her online; Facebook, Twitter  or grab a copy of her best selling book Get Happy and Create a Kick-Butt Life!  

Jan
01
2014

Most of us view happiness as the feel good emotion, however the scientists of positive psychology also define happiness with relation to achieving a goal. Find happinessJohn Locke wrote, “the business of man is to be happy,” so it would be fair to say that the business of companies is to  improve the happiness of their  internal and external customers. The happiness strategies related to those exceptional flourishing companies is the recognition of the consumer-oriented, experience-related economy of today, where customers happiness is crucial for successful organizations. What separates the exceptional from the average organization is the happiness mindset mimicked from what consumers standards are; which is a happy consumer finds meaning in what they buy. The flourishing companies have figured this out and as the cream always rises to the top, so do the strategies that have gotten them there. Here are a few happiness strategies that organizations can implement for the long term, from the inside out:

1. Authentic Leadership : Taking an interest in your employees and the meaning behind their job not only is an appreciative gesture it is an authentic one. People are better focused with clear and intentional goals from transparent leaders. Employees want to feel connected, as engaged staff is a happy staff and a happy staff is a productive one. A 2011 Gallup poll found that 71 percent of American employees are disengaged from their workplace. What this means is that employees are void of the many benefits related to an engaged staff, at it’s worst this means they are contaminating the surrounding environment and giving customers a bad experience.

2. Making a Difference: A company culture who is making a difference is empowering to it’s employees as well as their customers. Everyone wants to be part of a story. Those who are feeling fulfilled by an experience is a person who embraces a meaningfulness in their purpose. When you feel good, the chances of repeating the behavior is more likely.  Robust brands have benefited from the “feel good” psychology and expanded their product line because of it, brands such as, McDonald’s”happy meal”, Apples iphone and the ultimate driving experience of BMW. However, Tom’s shoes, “One for One”, offers impactful meaning to the buyer, knowing their purchase of  shoes offers a pair of shoes to another less fortunate, now that is authentic, smart and sustainable!

3. Employee Autonomy: Gone are the days of micromanagement, people want to feel they have control over their personal and professional destinies. Importance is placed on what we do and why we do it rather than hours worked.

4. Work Integration: Is the new life balance; working effectively so one can have more time for yourself, family, friends and life.

5. Customer Engagement: The best business for any organization is repeat business. Customer engagement is crucial to the sustainability of a products life cycle and to the “happynomics” of  the organization. Getting customers to engage in your brand is more likely to convert them as a buyer and a repeat customer.

The question remains what can you do to go from good to great in your workplace?

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“America’s Happyologist” Jackie Ruka is a lifestyle strategist and inspiration coach , who founded the Get Happy Zone (www.gethappyzone.com) personal development organization. She is the author of the action guide, “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Contact Jackie and take her Become Fearless Quiz online at www.tinyurl.com/HappinessQuiz.

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Jun
06
2013

Happy

 

In a rut ? It’s time to make a change!  Ruts  happen to us all every once in a while, it’s like hitting a fitness plateau, sometimes we don’t know it til the denial wears down and our ut oh, better make a change realization takes hold . The same holds true for business, when sales are up  employees tend to be more productive but when business is down it branches into the other areas of our life where the well-being of self and the people we care about decompensates. In June’s More.com  the women surveyed,  shared the top ten things you want to change in your life,  from business to relationship ruts. Take inventory and determine what might need to change to bust that rut for good! It may just be time to step out of your comfort zone.

 

Rut Changers to Enhance Your LIFE and Career

–       Travel more

–       Make new friends

–       Try a new fitness routine or sport

–       Change your job or career

–       Change your living space or location

–       Take a class or go back to school

–       Change your look, hair, makeup or even your romantic life

–       Start a business

–       Volunteer

–       Change your dress style

Changing and expanding outside of your comfort zone launches you into growth zone, which can be scary at first, just like the first time I ever tried to rock climb, I was a little kid at the fair with a fear of heights and two sweaty palms. And the first time I ever went backpacking, I was cold and hungry and wished my Mom was there to make it all better. Or the first time I ever picked up a football, I knew I would make a complete fool of myself trying to throw it with any accuracy. Then there was first time I ever went surfing. I fell off the board more times than I could count before I could ride that little half-wave to the shore. And the first time I did a sales presentation  early in my career at a business meeting, in front of the entire sales force, my thoughts were going a thousand miles a minute.

Growth leads to change and change leads to improvement and then the magic happens. Many, many years later, I have climbed rock faces that overlook endless miles of beautiful mountains and oceans; I have led outdoor groups on backpacking trips and made them feel safer than I did my first time; I can throw the football with a successful spiral; I have ridden full-sized waves and watched my dad cheer me on from the shore. And I have presented and taught to hundreds of business professionals. No matter how talented you may be, it’s hard to be good at something the first time you do it. And no matter how good you are at something, there is always room for improvement. As Zig Zigler once said, “Your attitude, not your aptitude will determine your altitude.”

Don’t worry about trying to be perfect at something or setting goals that are unrealistic – just simply set an intention, take steps toward change and take pride in it! Most importantly, don’t be afraid to take a risk, because the things that seem scariest at first can also be the most rewarding. So what’s on your bucket list? Is there something you’ve always wanted to do but leaned on excuses of no money, not wanting to do it alone or simply punked out ? Be bold, be courageous, ask for that raise, learn a new language, rent that Tuscan villa, test drive your dream car, learn a new language , say hi to that cute guy at the driving range or relocate to what fits your vision.

Do something that scares you. Do something you know you will be proud of when you accomplish it. Use each day to get closer to your goals, and set ones that challenge you. Make it so that you can look back and know you have lived your life to the fullest.

There is no better time of the year than summer to get active, be outdoors, and get happy taking steps toward having a blast and living a better life! You deserve to have a stellar life, career, business , relationships.The choice to want it has to happen and this is up to you.

What was the biggest change you ever took?  Share your thoughts with us below.

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“America’s Happyologist” Jackie Ruka is a lifestyle expert and inspiration coach who founded the Get Happy Zone (www.gethappyzone.com) personal development organization. She is also the author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Contact Jackie and take her Become Fearless Quiz online at www.tinyurl.com/HappinessQuiz.

 

 

 

Mar
03
2013

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“America’s Happyologist” Jackie Ruka is a lifestyle/brand expert who founded the Get Happy Zone (www.gethappyzone.com) personal development organization. She is also the author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Contact Jackie and take her Become Fearless Quiz online at www.tinyurl.com/HappinessQuiz.

Jun
06
2012

“ You cannot travel the path, until you have become the path itself” Buddha

There are essentially 3 Levels of happiness, which one are you?

We are  all responsible for our own happiness, this is nothing new. However, have you ever wondered, is this as good as it gets ? Perhaps your definition of happiness has changed over the years, as you have . It may be time to re-evaluate what your happiness set point is and determine a new path ?

Did you know that your happiness can exponentially grow ? According to the Vedas , there is a gradual increase in happiness as we evolve in life: worldly happiness, mental happiness and spiritual happiness. Keep this in mind as you think about what stage of life you are in, what you may not have had a chance to experience as well as the patterns you developed which are no longer rewarding or fulfilling. ( i.e. shopping, gambling, relationship hopping)

Happiness is a subjective topic, for example, a person, place or thing at one time represented happiness to you and another time brought misery. Knowing you are responsible for your own happiness or sorrow helps with realizing that you are not responsible for external stimuli of the world. Which brings me to stage one; known as basic or worldly happiness. Worldly happiness is enjoyment to a certain extent; singing, dancing, drinking, material items, money, a perfect body, life with no dis-ease. This is just one level, external stimuli is temporary as is the affect it may pose on your happiness.

Mental happiness is temporary joy or flow of happiness. As an artist/writer, I term my mental happiness,  as creative groove. A place or state of feeling jazzed, uninhibited, endorphins flying and all is clicking along with no conscious effort or self doubt. I may have convinced myself of this state of happiness as pure crazed ability to tap into my natural talent. Many of us who do what we love have felt this yet, all is not perfect or permanent in stage two either. We must seek what is still higher.

Stage 3: Ahhhh, spiritual happiness, when we want to know the Self and are striving toward knowing it, our happiness increases proportionately. It is by determining who we are ; as well as the gift and higher purpose blessed upon us by the Universe, God or a higher guide , that at this point, we can begin to imagine that our happiness has unlimited potential, perhaps out to infinity. Keep going forward , forward, forward, as there are higher aspects of happiness yet to attain. Its time to go after that  and enjoy your journey on the path to sustained happiness.

Sustained happiness is in fact a journey, not the next level of what you think it’s supposed to be or look like. Looking within is where you find the gold, the digging for the gold is the transformation process. The gold itself is the happy zone in which you thrive . No matter how quickly change is occurring around us, be confident of your own happiness. Once you recognize that your gifts are to serve and your happiness paves the way, your financial life, home life, personal and love life will flourish in surprising and fantastic ways. Take the leap toward transformation, as this is where your gold is.

What are your thoughts about happiness? leave a comment !

Jackie Ruka is an author, artist, therapist and lifestyle expert who started Get Happy Zone, a personal development organization dedicated to launching your unique happiness campaign through her training classes and upcoming book “Get Happy and Create a Kick Butt Life, a Toolbox for Rapidly Activating the Life You Desire.” Go here, www.gethappyzone.com, to read Jackie’s blog. To receive the free Report: Surprising News about Happiness that Successful People Practice  please opt – in here.

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