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Happiness advantage


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Happiness advantage

  1. 1. The Happiness Advantage The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work By: Shawn Achor
  2. 2. Overview Introduction- Define Happiness The Seven Principles  The Happiness Advantage  The Fulcrum and the Lever  The Tetris Effect  Falling Up  The Zorro Circle  The 20 Second Rule  Social Investment Recommendations
  3. 3. Introduction• Happiness:  is the experience of positive emotions  is relative to the person experiencing it
  4. 4. 1. The Happiness Advantage Retrain your brain to focus on positivity  Three positive comments Deliver instructions effectively
  5. 5. 2. The Fulcrum and the Lever Change your performance by changing your mindset Maximize your potential based on 2 things:  The length of the lever (power of possibilities)  The position of the fulcrum (mindset) Mindset
  6. 6. 3. The Tetris Effect The Tetris study proved  Our brains get stuck in patterns  Negative patterns can be broken Goal of the Positive Tetris Effect  Focus on positive experiences  Scan for new opportunities
  7. 7. 4. Falling Up Determine how you cope with stress Find the “third path” Change your “counterfact”
  8. 8. 5. The Zorro Circle Create small goals to gain control Believe your actions matter to drive success “Small successes can add up to major achievements” -Shawn Achor
  9. 9. 6. The 20-Second Rule Actions are based on habits “Activation energy” is key to making or breaking habits “By adding 20 seconds to my day, I gained back 3 hours” -Shawn Achor
  10. 10. 7. Social Investment Invest in your social support network “Manage by walking around”
  11. 11. Conclusion