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  • The Happiness Advantage:

    Research Linking Happiness and Success

    National Council for Behavioral Health

    April 5, 2017

    Shawn Achor

    GoodThink

  • Researching The Happiness Advantage

  • Escaping the Cult of the Average

  • Ripple Effects and Mirror Neurons

    Positive individual changes ripple to culture change

  • Case Study of Positive Outliers

  • The Greatest Predictors of Success

    1. Optimism, The Belief That Your Behavior Matters2. Strong Social Connection3. Perceive Stress as a Challenge

  • The Happiness Advantage

    37% greater sales

    3x more creative

    31% more productive

    40% more likely to receive a promotion

    23% fewer fatigue symptoms

    Up to 10x more engaged

    39% more likely to live to age 94

    (Achor, HBR, 2012)

  • The Tetris Effect: Re-training Your Brain

  • Creating Sustainable Positive Change

    3 Gratitudes (Emmons & McCullough, 2003)

    The Doubler (Slatcher & Pennebaker, 2006)

    The Fun Fifteen (Babyak et al., 2000)

    Meditation (Shapiro & Schwartz, 2005)

    Conscious Act of Kindness (Achor, 2010)

  • Experiment: Commit To Your Habit

    1 = Gratitudes2 = Doubler3 = Fun Fifteen4 = Meditation5 = Email

    start@HappinessAdvantage.com

    mailto:start@Happinessadvantage.com

  • HappinessAdvantage.com

    Next steps:

    1. Do your Habit

    2. Read The Happiness Advantage

    3. Share the TED Talk

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