Ideas From Shawn Achor’s TED Talk On Happy Secret To Better Work

In this 45 second PAREable, discover ideas on how happiness inspires productivity.

Actionable Do:

  • Train your brain in positivity for 21 straight days.
  • Write down 3 new things you are grateful per day.
  • Journal one positive experience per day.
  • Exercise. It teaches your brain that your behavior matters.
  • Meditation allows your brain to get over ADHD and focus on task at hand.
  • Perform random acts of kindness or conscious acts of kindness.


  • It’s not the reality that shapes us, but the lens through which your brain views the world that shapes your reality.
  • If we can change the lens not only can we change your happiness, we can change business outcome at the same time.
  • 90% of long term happiness is predicted not by the external world, but by the way your brain processes the world.
  • If we change our formula for happiness and success, what we can do is change the way we can effect reality.
  • Reverse the formula for happiness and success from success produces happiness to happiness produces success.
  • Current thinking of success leads to happiness is flawed. If you achieve success, you change the goalpost so you’ll never reach happiness.
  • Your brain performs better when you’re in a happy state of mind.

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Here is his cheerful TED Talk.

Don’t just take my words, check out his book.

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