Optimistic people are not only happier than their negative counterparts, they’re also more successful, too. If your thoughts tend to skew negatively, there’s hope. According to positive psychologist, Shawn Achor, it’s possible to defeat genetics and environment and train the brain to think positively. As with anything worthwhile, it takes time to create the habit and get results. However, if you practice one of these exercises every day for at least 21 days, you’re sure to start thinking more optimistically, which is essential for lasting, long-term happiness and success. Continue reading
Did you know that happiness and success are linked? Let’s get happy , and reap the benefits, with a bit of motivation from happiness expert, Shawn Achor! The best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness, and founder of Good Think, Shawn is a leading expert on happiness and has shared his research and message to audiences around the world, including the audience of Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. Today, he’s Brian Buffini’s special guest for the second session of Brian Buffini’s Success Tour San Jose. We’ll be live blogging from this motivational real estate event at 11am PST. Stay tuned…
Even people with a sunny disposition have times when a negative attitude threatens to put a cloud over their days. A negative attitude can impact your productivity as well as your relationships. How? You become so busy stewing on the stress of your day that you can’t focus on your daily lead generating activities. And since you’re not completing the tasks on your to-do list, you may begin to feel frustrated and even more irritable. When you’re irritable, you lose patience with the people around you, including your colleagues and loved ones. As a result, they become frustrated with you and it negatively impacts your relationships. Continue reading
How you start your day often predicts the course of the rest of your day, whether you realize it or not. Think about the past week and how you started your day: Did you wake up energized to start your day or did you yawn and grumble to the coffee maker and get ready in a hazy fog of exhaustion? Now, how did you end your day: Feeling productive and happy or tired and ready for an adult beverage?
If you want to be happier, it’s important to start your day on a positive note. Here are three ways to do so. Continue reading
Happy people are more successful and productive than their less cheerful peers. In fact, studies show that happy, positive people report 31% higher productivity levels. So, if you want to be more productive and more successful, it’s essential to become happier. Here are a few habits that are sure to help you on your journey to happiness. Continue reading
Although happiness is a choice we make every day when we wake up, it’s all too easy to sink back in to old negative habits once the day begins. Perhaps you overhear the person in front of you in line at the coffee shop complaining about the weather, while the girl behind the counter gives you the wrong drink. Or maybe you commiserate with friends over complaints about life and work. It’s hard to find happiness if you’re constantly pushing it away with negativity and complaints. Here are three tips to stay positive in the face of negativity. Continue reading
Want to boost your mood this instant? Do something nice for someone else. Yes, it’s that simple.
Studies show that altruistic people tend to be more satisfied with their lives. And the benefits don’t stop there: altruistic behavior may also reduce stress, lower anxiety and depression, lower blood pressure and may even help you live longer.* If you could use a mood boost, practice kindness. Continue reading