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The Happiness Advantage By: Shawn Achor

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Wendy De Leon

on 31 October 2013

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Transcript of The Happiness Advantage By: Shawn Achor

Positive thinking pertains to Carol Dweck's book Mindset
Create a goal and get to it; stay focused.
The Happiness Advantage By: Shawn Achor
Principle#7: Social Investment
Happiness drives

Falling Up
The Third Path
Post Traumatic Growth
Book Club Period 2
What is a fulcrum
and lever?
Mental conceptions
enhance performance
Principle 4
Principle #6
The 20 second rule
Put goals, not distractions, on the least
path of resistance
Spending money (not on items)
Create new experiences for yourself.
Exercise a Signature Strength

If we start with a
smaller circle of focus....

And watch those
small successes build up....
If you put all that into practice, then you have Principle #5:
The Zorro Circle
A healthy and productive way to relieve stress, and is more effective than anti-depressants.
Then we gain the ability to
conquer larger goals
Boosts mood and enhances our work performance.

The Happiness Advantage
Happiness is subjective.
A positive mind is more productive than a, negative mind.
Discover yourself as a person and find out what makes YOU happy.
Figure out your key strengths.
Our talents help define who we are.
Exercise a strength of character.
The Happiness Advantage
By: Shawn Achor
Principle #1:

Principle #2: The Fulcrum and Lever
Principle #3:
The Tetris Effect
Training Your Brain to Capitalize on Possibility

Train your brain to scan the world for the opportunities and ideas that allow our success rate to grow.

The best way to kick-start this is to start making a daily list of the good things in your job, your career, and your life.
Social networks are an important factor that contributes to success.
Improving relationships in both the workforce and out can reap many rewards.

The social investment in action
the "Fire Maze"
Amanda v. Brittney
Even the briefest of encounters can contribute to colleagues sharing a greater feeling of openness, authenticity, and vitality within their peers.
This refers to the final test that Shawn Achor had before completing his volunteer firefighter training when he was eighteen.
Isolation v. Companionship
Amanda and Brittney are two freshmen at Harvard who are similar in personality, but take different approaches when studying for midterms.
"High-Quality Connections"
Positive Tetris Effect
focus on positive experiences
search for new opportunities
Happiness is not just a mood, it is a work ethic
"By adding 20 seconds to my day, I gained back three hours."
If you just take twenty seconds....
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