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Bits and Bites Jan 18th, 2023
By Linda Pobuda
Posted: 2023-01-18T07:00:00Z

ICF AZ Bits and Bites Blog

“Friendships…The Key to Happiness”

A decades-long study conducted by Harvard University found that happiness comes not from money, looks, or fame, but from meaningful human relationships. CBS correspondent Susan Spencer talks with happiness experts about how to measure the value of friendships, why global unhappiness is at an all-time high, and why it is never too late in life to find happiness.

JAN 8, 2023

Two Takeaways:

  • True happiness comes from meaningful human relationships and we each need at least one 3AM relationship in our lives. (The friend we can call anytime.)

  • Professional Friendship Coach, Danielle Byer Jackson, affirms that it is possible to teach how to build friendships. She says it takes work and time…specifically, about 50 hours to make an acquaintance, 90 hours to make a good friendship, and 200 hours to build a best friendship. Make it a priority, and it will happen!  

“Your Best Advice of 2022”

The editors of The New York Times’ The Morning Newsletter asked their readers to submit their favorite piece of advice that they live by to mark the end of 2022 and the beginning of a fresh new year. Take a look at a few of the gems readers shared. Which one of these resonates most with you, and how can you incorporate that into your life?   

“I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days is 100 percent, and that’s pretty good.” — Hudson, San Diego

“The best way to make a decision: Does it light me up?” — Robyn Pichler, Weaverville, N.C.

“If there is an issue bothering me, I think to myself, ‘Will this still be an issue in one week or in one month?’ If the answer is no, it’s a small problem so I let the stress go and move on.” — LaNae Williams, East Lansing, Mich.

Talking About the Work

I always want my clients to appreciate that we are working on what's behind the problems, what's creating the problems, instead of just addressing the problem itself.  (Steve Chandler, “Empower the Coaching Session Itself, 1/6/23” in The Leader and the Coach Blog).

Closing Note

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