The happy secret to better work

We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.

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20 Comments on The happy secret to better work

  1. Christine Eck on Sun, 29th Jan 2023 2:28 pm
  2. Barbara, thank you so much for sharing this! I love Ted talks in the things that one can learn from them, but this one in particular was both eye-opening, as well as struck a very familiar cord with me. I have long understood that being happy isn’t dependent upon external circumstances, but I also must say that external circumstances can make being happy a lot more challenging during some seasons of life!

  3. Alycia Morgan on Sun, 29th Jan 2023 2:29 pm
  4. Love this

  5. Jackie Snyder on Sun, 29th Jan 2023 4:08 pm
  6. Great info delightfully presented.

  7. Gayle L Kiser on Sun, 29th Jan 2023 4:30 pm
  8. One of the best Ted talks I’ve seen in a while, Barb. Loved it!

  9. Adele Constable on Sun, 29th Jan 2023 7:00 pm
  10. Loved it! Going to try it and going to get my friends to watch it. Thanks Barb!

  11. Cindy Thompson on Sun, 29th Jan 2023 7:19 pm
  12. Thank you so much Barbra! Going to practice his message❣️

  13. Jamie on Sun, 29th Jan 2023 7:51 pm
  14. Thanks for sharing this. Laughed out loud several times; which is something I don’t do often enough. (Overachiever that’s way too serious). I like having concrete suggestions to practice.

  15. Carol MacGregor on Sun, 29th Jan 2023 8:45 pm
  16. Thanks Barb, This was short and just GREAT. He was so clever, and funny! I’m gong to work on those 5 areas he outlined, for the next 21 days and see how it helps my happiness level. Thank you so much

  17. Claire on Sun, 29th Jan 2023 9:10 pm
  18. That was totally awesome-and I’m sharing it far and wide and I’m so GRATEFUL that you passed it on to us!!!! THANK-you!

  19. Sarah Giudice on Sun, 29th Jan 2023 9:43 pm
  20. Thank you for sharing. A really great perspective, and so in line with your teaching about confidence within and with our horses.

  21. Julianne Ryan on Mon, 30th Jan 2023 3:06 am
  22. Great message. Of course I took a photo of what I will be doing for 21+ days. Many thanks

  23. Candis Molde on Mon, 30th Jan 2023 7:57 am
  24. Hilarious but right on the mark ! Thank you for sharing

  25. Nancy on Mon, 30th Jan 2023 8:13 am
  26. Thank you so much for sharing this! It’s taken me a long time to recognize that multi-tasking and just getting everything done doesn’t leave time for relaxation and really isn’t rewarding. Yes there is a moment of instant gratification but it’s exhausting and doesn’t leave time to enjoy the moments in life.

  27. Virginia Walker on Mon, 30th Jan 2023 8:38 am
  28. This is wonderful! Thanks.

  29. Marge Gunnar on Mon, 30th Jan 2023 9:14 am
  30. Thank you so much for sharing this, Barb. It is an absolutely glorious presentation – so thought provoking and truly mind and life changing. Love it. Love you.

  31. Suzette on Mon, 30th Jan 2023 9:46 am
  32. Love TED talks, this one was excellent! Thank you for sharing Barb 🙂

  33. Suzanne Lamon on Mon, 30th Jan 2023 11:19 am
  34. What a kick!! I loved this, thank you❤️

  35. Melanie Gray on Tue, 31st Jan 2023 2:48 pm
  36. That got me moving and excited for new ways not only for me but for helping others.
    Thanks as always for sharing

  37. Belinda Shuler on Wed, 1st Feb 2023 9:15 pm
  38. Loved this, going to journal my three gratitudes each day. Thank you for sharing this.

  39. Christy Agan on Thu, 2nd Feb 2023 3:31 pm
  40. Loved it! Who would have thought the opposite of what information we usually take in is waaaayyyy too negative.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful perspective!

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