One (wrong) idea pervades most approaches to productivity and management in the Western world:
“If I work harder, I’ll be more successful. And if I’m more successful, I’ll be happier.”
In the presentation below, Harvard psychologist Shawn Achor (author of The Happiness Advantage) reveals how this idea is not only counterproductive… it’s 100% backward.
Science has proven a happy brain is healthier, more resilient, and more productive. And that results in a richer, better life.
Achor begins his talk with some amusing anecdotes… so if you want to get to the crux of his argument right away, begin watching at 7:20.
At 10:20, he reveals the steps you can take—starting with just two minutes per day—to rewire your brain to be happier. A more successful, rewarding life follows…