In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night’s sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness — and smarter decision-making.
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After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it’s better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.
We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.
“Train your brain to be happy”
I can relate to many points in this talk, except maybe (spoiler alert: there is no unicorn in my family!). The pursuit of happiness is a driver for many. How to get there is a maze to most and frankly if it was easy, we would all know it by now, right? right? or is that so!? Shawn Achor offers an unusual perspective, certainly opposite to one that gets many people out of bed every morning, namely “work harder to be succesful, then you’ll be happy!”. He claims we should do it backwards (and makes a living out of it). I think this is relevant to all businesses as it may hold a key to increase our work productivity, work quality and career success!