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How to be Happier (there’s only one way!)

How to be Happier (there’s only one way!)

Description: Notes from the Wowfactor Women Conference presented by
Michele Connolly on May 23 2009.

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    Life & Goal Organizer Overview For Wowfactor Women Conference Life & Goal Organizer Overview For Wowfactor Women Conference Presentation Transcript

    • How to Be Happier with Life & Goal Organizer Michele Connolly
    •  How Wowfactor Women can use the Life & Goal Organizer program in your groups  But first... A bit about happiness  Why happiness is a great goal  How to be happier (there’s only one way!)  Happiness boosters  Life & Goal Organizer & happiness  Demo: How Life & Goal Organizer works  Exercise: Setting Life & Goal Organizer priorities for Wowfactor Women Groups
    •  Creator of Life & Goal Organizer  System for organizing goals, plans & life.  Focus  Helping people get happier, more organized  Training  Life coaching, psychology, business, happiness research, writing  Background  Corporate, small businesses  Belief  Easier to be happy with goal setting & personal organisation
    •  Happiness is associated with:  Physical & mental health  Coping skills  Resilience  Work satisfaction  Good relationships - colleagues, friends, loved ones  Long life  Immune system strength  Self liking  Altruism  Liking others  Effective conflict management
    •  Happiness  Good for you, family, workplace, economy, society, world!  Youcan feel great about making happiness your goal, so...  Can you increase your happiness?  Will you stay happier?
    •  Dominant theory of happiness in psych literature - 3 factors:  Circumstances & demographics  Like health, finances and marital status  Personality & genes  ‘Innate’ aspects of a person  Intentional factors  Deliberate actions like pursuing a goal
    •  How much do conditions affect happiness?  Size of contribution to happiness: Small (about 10% total)  Can we change conditions to lift happiness?  Yes, but...  Changing circumstances -> short-term change  People quickly adjust to new conditions - the ‘hedonic treadmill’
    •  How much does personality affect happiness?  Size of contribution to happiness: Big (about 50%)  Can we change personality to lift happiness?  Sadly, no  Personality has strong genetic component  Not easily amenable to change
    •  Howmuch do intentional factors affect happiness?  Size of contribution to happiness: Big (about 40%)  Canwe change intentional factors to lift happiness?  Yes – we can control and change them, and...  Changing intentional factors -> longer-term change
    •  Cognitive activities - eg  Counting blessings  Noticing good things  Feeling gratitude  Behavioural activities - eg  Exercising regularly  Engaging in a hobby  Volitional activities - eg  Striving for a goal  Working on a skill.
    •  Life& Goal Organizer helps you organise and action cognitive, behavioural and volitional intentional factors across 12 life areas...  Your thinking styles and attitudes  Your personal habits, hobbies and activities  Your goals and plans
    •  Life& Goal Organizer helps you organise and action cognitive, behavioural and volitional intentional factors across 12 life areas... 1. Personal 6. Personal Development Presentation 2. Health & Fitness 7. Happiness 3. Career & Work 8. Money & Finance 4. Fun & Recreation 9. Relationships 5. Technology 10. Time Management 6. Home 11. Family
    •  Life& Goal Organizer helps you organise and action cognitive, behavioural and volitional intentional factors across 12 life areas...  A systematic program of intentional factors so Wowfactor groups can:  Choose life areas and projects that appeal to the group  Set their own pace  Track progress with inventories and check-boxes  Use interactive features for home assignments, printouts for group meeting tasks
    •  HowLife & Goal Organizer works  Overview of interactive features
    •  SettingLife & Goal Organizer priorities for Wowfactor Groups  Handout:  EasyStart Menu (2 pages)  Also:  52 Missions Flyer  SMART Goal Planner  SMART Goal Planner – Sample Guide
    •  Happiness is a great goal!  Working on intentional factors is the key to greater happiness long term  Life & Goal Organizer offers a tool for working on intentional factors  Flexibility for Wowfactor Women Groups
    •  www.GetOrganizedWizard.com  Facebook:  www.profile.to/micheleconnolly  Twitter  www.twitter.com/MicheleConnolly  LinkedIn  www.linkedin.com/in/micheleconnolly
    • How to Be Happier with Life & Goal Organizer www.GetOrganizedWizard.com