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How to be More Successful Using Positive Psychology (Part III) (E6)

 

It's Time for a Better Career Change!

Don't Put Your Happiness on Hold!

Start Now!
by Amber Beam in Podcast
January 26, 2016

In my three part series, I explore the link between success and happiness and practices you can implement to increase happiness. In Part II, I shared my success with journaling for 5 minutes a day and identifying 3 gratitudes. Today, I’ll show you how sending simple text messages to estranged friends led to re-connecting and a brunch invitation.

New and Noteworthy

9 Habits of Profoundly Influential People by Dr. Travis Bradberry

Great list of characteristics of influential people. Here are a few of my favs:

  • #2. Influential people are graciously disruptive
  • #8. Influential people respond rather than react
  • #9. Influential people believe

Self-Help Crash Test Dummy Experiement

In our final installment of You’ve got it backwards: How happiness today leads to success tomorrow, we are going to continue our discussion about training your brain to be more optimistic to improve happiness and success.

Based on the TED talk The Happy Secret to Better Work by Shawn Achor (positive psychology thought leader), Achor tells us we’ve got it backwards, we need to increase our happiness to increase our success. Happiness is not dependent on success, instead success is dependent on happiness.

Results of My Self-Help Crash Test Dummy Experiment

  • Random Acts of Kindness
  • Texting Estranged Friends
  • Law of Attraction

The ONE Thing You Can Do

Text someone in your support network today. Praise them or thank them for being awesome.

STRETCH GOAL: Try to do it every day for a week.

Quote of the Week

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.
– Zig Ziglar

Links & Resources in This Week’s Episode

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It's Time for a Better Career Change!

Don't Put Your Happiness on Hold!

Start Now!