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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shawn Achor on The Happy Secret to Better Work

Want to work better? Work on developing a more positive outlook

Success does not bring you happiness says psychologist Shawn Achor. In fact, according to his research, the reverse is true--happiness brings you greater success--and you can raise your own level of optimism at the same time you inspire others to raise theirs.

According to Shawn Achor, researcher and author of The Happiness Advantage, you can train your brain in 21 days with simple exercises--including sending positive notes to encourage others. It doesn't take a lot of time to create a more positive mindset and encourage others to do the same. All it takes is a little bit of action and focus on the positive each day.

Take a look at Shawn Achor's TED TALK The Happy Secret to Better Work to learn the simple steps you can take to develop a more positive mindset yourself. The 12-minute TED video is entertaining as well as informative.

Be an Ambassador of Good Will

Thank you to Pam McCormick for sending me Shawn Achor's TED talk. What goes round, comes around. Pam is one of the ambassadors of good will out there taking action to inspire happiness in others. It's a thank-filled job---and thank goodness Pam and other good people--like yourself--are around who are more than happy to spread the optimism.

Check out Feel Good, Be Good, Do Good for more on the topic.

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