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By Shawn Achor
Submitted by Sonali Gupta
What governs our happiness??
IS HAPPINESS IN
OUR CONTROL ?
DEPENDS ON
EXTERNAL
ENVIRONMENT ?
External world is responsible for our Happiness
Only 10% depends on the happenings in the
External Environment
90% depends on how our BRAIN
processes the external world
AROUND US
Everyday, we hear negative news around us
Focus on the Lens through which the brain sees the
world and Change that lens
According to a Study, JOB SUCCESSES depends on
Intelligence Quotient
(I.Q.)
Optimism Level,
Social Support,
and ability to...
Traditional Motivation Style
Hard Work Leads to Success
Success Leads to Happiness
This motivation style is scientifically
Because once you have success, you change your
goalpost to a higher success!
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
Work Harder
More Successful
Vicious Circle
Hence your brain
NEVER gets to
the
HAPPINESS
What
do we do now?
Positivity makes the brain
experience “Happiness Advantage”
The HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE
• Better Secure Jobs
• Better Keeping Jobs
• Superior Productivity
• More resilient
• Less Burnout...
Reverse The Formula For HAPPINESS
Creating Lasting Positive Change
• Gratitude
• Journaling
• Exercise
• Meditation
• Random Acts of
Kindness
Gratitudes: Write 3 positive things
you are grateful for 21 days in a row. Brain would
retain the pattern
Journaling: Write one positive experience
in past 24 hours. Your brain relives it.
Exercise teaches brain that behavior matters
Meditation
Meditation allows brain to focus on the task at hand
Hence creating RIPPLES OF
POSITIVITY and real revolution
RECAP
• Traditional Motivation Style says Hard work leads to
success and Success leads to Happiness
• However in reality, ...
References:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJsdqxnZb0
These slides were created by Sonali Gupta,
IIM Lucknow, as part of a MBA Course
“Personal Branding” (www.mbaskills.in) tau...
The happy secret to better work by shawn achor  a visual summary
The happy secret to better work by shawn achor  a visual summary
The happy secret to better work by shawn achor  a visual summary
The happy secret to better work by shawn achor  a visual summary
The happy secret to better work by shawn achor  a visual summary
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  1. 1. By Shawn Achor Submitted by Sonali Gupta
  2. 2. What governs our happiness??
  3. 3. IS HAPPINESS IN OUR CONTROL ? DEPENDS ON EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT ?
  4. 4. External world is responsible for our Happiness
  5. 5. Only 10% depends on the happenings in the External Environment 90% depends on how our BRAIN processes the external world
  6. 6. AROUND US Everyday, we hear negative news around us
  7. 7. Focus on the Lens through which the brain sees the world and Change that lens
  8. 8. According to a Study, JOB SUCCESSES depends on Intelligence Quotient (I.Q.) Optimism Level, Social Support, and ability to handle Stress
  9. 9. Traditional Motivation Style Hard Work Leads to Success Success Leads to Happiness
  10. 10. This motivation style is scientifically
  11. 11. Because once you have success, you change your goalpost to a higher success!
  12. 12. PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS Work Harder More Successful Vicious Circle
  13. 13. Hence your brain NEVER gets to the HAPPINESS
  14. 14. What do we do now?
  15. 15. Positivity makes the brain experience “Happiness Advantage”
  16. 16. The HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE • Better Secure Jobs • Better Keeping Jobs • Superior Productivity • More resilient • Less Burnout • Less Turnover • Greater Sales
  17. 17. Reverse The Formula For HAPPINESS
  18. 18. Creating Lasting Positive Change • Gratitude • Journaling • Exercise • Meditation • Random Acts of Kindness
  19. 19. Gratitudes: Write 3 positive things you are grateful for 21 days in a row. Brain would retain the pattern
  20. 20. Journaling: Write one positive experience in past 24 hours. Your brain relives it.
  21. 21. Exercise teaches brain that behavior matters
  22. 22. Meditation Meditation allows brain to focus on the task at hand
  23. 23. Hence creating RIPPLES OF POSITIVITY and real revolution
  24. 24. RECAP • Traditional Motivation Style says Hard work leads to success and Success leads to Happiness • However in reality, success leads to setting higher goals • Happiness/ Positivity leads to higher success • Follow steps to be positive • 1. Gratitude • 2. Journaling • 3. Exercise • 4. Meditation • 5. Random acts of Kindness
  25. 25. References: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLJsdqxnZb0
  26. 26. These slides were created by Sonali Gupta, IIM Lucknow, as part of a MBA Course “Personal Branding” (www.mbaskills.in) taught by Prof. Sameer Mathur Sonali Gupta Student, IIM Lucknow Prof. Sameer Mathur IIM Lucknow

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