Achieving WOWNESS  Alex Barrera (@abarrera) April 2012 #wowness
What       is        Happiness?
many positivefew negative
Every culture is different
Pain - RunPleasure - Repeat
Pain - Do it againPleasure - don’t repeat
Pre-experience      &   Pre-feel
Pre-experienceUnrepresentative memories                & the yesterday) (The good, the ugly,        Pre-feel
Pre-experienceUnrepresentative memories                & the yesterday) (The good, the ugly,        Pre-feel      Memory s...
Pre-experienceUnrepresentative memories                & the yesterday) (The good, the ugly,        Pre-feel      Memory s...
Underestimate adaptation
CONTEXT MATTERS!!
“Isolation effect”      Tversky (1972)
YESYOUR BRAINFUCKS WITH       YOU
“Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the powerto choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.” ...
“The only constant thing in the universe is change”                                               Taoist proverb
Buddhist monk story...
Be humbleAsk for opinions
WOWness triangle                        Emotional balance                        (Social relations) Professional balance  ...
SMILE AND BE HAPPY!  BE WOWASTIC!  Alex Barrera (@abarrera)     alex@press42.com
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Talk we gave on achieving wowness or conscious happiness at TEDxESADE Barcelona.

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Achieving WOWness (TEDxESADE)

  1. 1. Achieving WOWNESS Alex Barrera (@abarrera) April 2012 #wowness
  2. 2. What is Happiness?
  3. 3. many positivefew negative
  4. 4. Every culture is different
  5. 5. Pain - RunPleasure - Repeat
  6. 6. Pain - Do it againPleasure - don’t repeat
  7. 7. Pre-experience & Pre-feel
  8. 8. Pre-experienceUnrepresentative memories & the yesterday) (The good, the ugly, Pre-feel
  9. 9. Pre-experienceUnrepresentative memories & the yesterday) (The good, the ugly, Pre-feel Memory sketches(lack inessential features, language)
  10. 10. Pre-experienceUnrepresentative memories & the yesterday) (The good, the ugly, Pre-feel Memory sketches(lack inessential features, language) Simulation abbreviation (focus on first moment)
  11. 11. Underestimate adaptation
  12. 12. CONTEXT MATTERS!!
  13. 13. “Isolation effect” Tversky (1972)
  14. 14. YESYOUR BRAINFUCKS WITH YOU
  15. 15. “Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the powerto choose, but no power to escape the necessity of choice.” Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)
  16. 16. “The only constant thing in the universe is change” Taoist proverb
  17. 17. Buddhist monk story...
  18. 18. Be humbleAsk for opinions
  19. 19. WOWness triangle Emotional balance (Social relations) Professional balance Physical balance (Love what you do) (Release energy)
  20. 20. SMILE AND BE HAPPY! BE WOWASTIC! Alex Barrera (@abarrera) alex@press42.com
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