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Happiness as Your Business Model


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  • what a great presentation!!! and a truly awesome message. indeed if we try to create an environment for happiness and/or intervene to the barriers to happiness, we cud help achieve happiness. even if only for some. most especially those who are at the very lowest end of the maslow's hierarchy.
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Happiness as Your Business Model

  1. Happiness as Your Biz Model
  2. why happiness?
  3. welcome to the ‘me’ era
  4. but it’s not just the millennials...
  5. ...every ‘generation’ seems to be searching for happiness...
  6. pampering and relaxing
  7. leisure time and hobbies
  8. work/life balance
  9. world travel and adventure
  10. health and fitness
  11. books
  12. movies what movie isn’t about the search for happiness?
  13. happiness is a multi-billion dollar industry
  14. people are very conscious of every decision they make towards becoming happier
  15. so, how does your business fit into this?
  16. the sad truth is...
  17. while this is how companies see themselves.
  18. this is how people talk about them.
  19. the craziest part of all of this is that
  20. companies are run by people
  21. people who, like everyone else, are pursuing their own happiness...
  22. so, then, what makes people happy?
  23. what makes people happy? • autonomy (feeling that your activities are self-chosen and self-endorsed) • competence (feeling that you are effective in your activities) • relatedness (feeling a sense of closeness with others) • self-esteem (set-point, or the person’s natural propensity to happiness) from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, published by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  24. autonomy
  25. autonomy includes: •feeling in control of one’s surroundings •understanding one’s own resilience •feeling of agency •empowerment
  26. competence
  27. competence includes: •confidence in one’s abilities/knowing one’s strength’s •feedback from others on one’s performance •learning and growing skills •self-actualization •doing meaningful work •getting into flow
  28. relatedness
  29. relatedness includes: •interacting with others •connecting with people and connecting people •giving to others/being generous •feeling loved •emotional security •acknowledgement and support (mentorship)
  30. self-esteem
  31. self-esteem includes: •your ‘set-point’ or natural (genetic) confidence level •something you can work on through cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation or medications •not influenced from the outside world, but apparent when triggered by events from the outside world
  32. what are the barriers to happiness?
  33. barriers to happiness • fear (anxiety of failure, ignorance, mistrust) • confusion (noise, paradox of choice, lack of good information) • loneliness (isolation, disconnection from others) • lack of control (feeling of loss of control over one’s life and surroundings, secrecy, loss of agency) • struggle for survival (basic needs not met)
  34. fear
  35. contributors to fear •ignorance •misinformation •insecurity •inexperience •fear-mongering •mistrust
  36. pew internet research noted that the majority of people ages 50+ who are not online are not online because of the scary stories they hear.
  37. confusion
  38. what leads to confusion •paradox of choice •noise ratio •lack of clear information •secretiveness •half-truths
  39. loneliness
  40. what causes loneliness •isolation •distrust of others •fear of rejection •lack of acceptance •insecurity
  41. lack of control
  42. what leads to lack of control •loss of control over the circumstances of one’s life •loss of agency •withheld information •secrecy •uncontrollable circumstances
  43. struggle for survival
  44. remember maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  45. you can’t get here without all of these being taken care of
  46. and your business model?
  47. in order to be an agent of happiness, you need to either create the environment for happiness OR intervene in the barriers to happiness...
  48. ideas?
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