Happiness inspires productivity

Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class there. Based on his research and 12 years of experience at Harvard, he clearly and humorously describes how to increase happiness and meaning, raise success rates and profitability and create positive transformations.

He starts this brilliantly engaging talk on happiness with a great story that immediately creates an easy rapport with his audience and follows up with an explanation of how our brains work and how positivity affects our creativity.  The exciting thing is that we can train our brains to become more positive and to scan the world not for negative events but for positive ones.

The secret formula – thinking of 3 things for which you are grateful each day, brief meditation and random acts of kindness.  Try them – they work!