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1 The Happiness Advantage: Research Linking Happiness and Success Maritz Travel Company April 16, 2014 Shawn Achor Good Think Inc.

2 Researching The Happiness Advantage

3 Escaping the Cult of the Average

4 Ripple Effects and Mirror Neurons Positive individual changes ripple to culture change

5 Case Study of Positive Outliers

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8 Harvard University

9 The Greatest Predictors of Success 1.Optimism, The Belief That Your Behavior Matters 2.Strong Social Connection 3.Perceive Stress as a Challenge

10 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)

11 The Tetris Effect: Re-training Your Brain

12 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)

13 Experiment: Commit To Your Habit 1 = Gratitudes 2 = Doubler 3 = Fun Fifteen 4 = Meditation 5 =

14 The 20 Second Rule  Long s and guitars  Activation Energy  Flow (Csikszentmihalyi, 1990)

15 HappinessAdvantage.com Next steps: 1.Do your Habit 2.Read The Happiness Advantage 3.Share the TED talk For more information and links to research:


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