The Happiness Advantage


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This is a cool video. It’s funny, insightful, inspiring, uplifting and only 12 minutes long. I don’t know about you, but I can afford 12 minutes to adjust my perspective.

The speaker in this video is Shawn Achor, an expert in positive psychology. I truly believe in the power of positive thinking – it’s key to reducing stress and can even affect health and well-being.

Let’s be honest – sometimes the petty, little details of life that don’t go as planned can really be annoying. They can make you think that no matter how much you try, your plans are doomed. At times like this, it can be difficult to see the bigger picture of how great things truly are.

But when you take Shawn’s advice and apply it to your own situation, it works. My best ideas come when I’m in a positive frame of mind, when I’m laughing with co-workers and we’re bouncing thoughts off each other, when I’m relaxing with friends and family, or when I’m alone and pondering the possibilities. I start to think, “what if?” and suddenly campaign ideas float to the surface, media angles begin to materialize and client partnerships that I didn’t see before become clear.

It’s then that I think how lucky I am to do this for a living, how great my clients are and how I wouldn’t do anything else with my career. Then I’m really smiling!

Check out what Shawn has to say. Really, it’s 12 minutes of video, and it might change the way you see your whole day – for the positive.