Siobhan Kukolic

Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Shawn Achor

The leakage of emotions

Science journalist Daniel Goldman said, “Like secondhand smoke, the leakage of emotions can make a bystander an innocent casualty of someone else’s toxic state.” Continue reading

Very happy people

In his book The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor talks about a study called “Very Happy People” that looked into what the top ten per cent of happy people had in common.

It wasn’t wealth, race, weight, education, gender, fitness or income.   Continue reading

Lucky or unlucky?

In his book The Happiness Advantage, author Shawn Achor talks about perspective and whether people see themselves as lucky or unlucky.  He often tells a story at speaking events and asks people in the audience what they think. Continue reading

Happiness comes before success

I’m reading The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.  If you haven’t watched his TED Talk, it’s a must.  He reminds us through years of research he did while at Harvard that happiness comes before success.  Not the other way around.

So many of us think we will be happy when we meet that special someone, graduate, get a job, earn a promotion, buy a house, have children or lose weight. But research shows that if we are happier where we are, we will end up getting to where we need to be at a much quicker pace. Continue reading

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