What’s the secret to success in only 21 days??
As my business and team grows, I often ponder how to be a better leader, mentor and coach. I’m constantly reading personal development to improve not only my life but my FAMILY’S life and the coaches and challengers I help.
Well, I found the SECRET! HAPPINESS!!!!
Is it really that simple? Is happiness really the secret to success (success as defined by YOU)? Well, scientifically happiness is a CHOICE. “It is a choice about where your single processor brain will devote its finite resources as you process the world. If you scan for the negative first, your brain literally has no resources left over to see the things you are grateful for or the meaning embedded in your work. But if you scan the world for the positive, you start to reap an amazing advantage.” Shawn Achor, Special to CNN says. And based on his research in The Happiness Advantage, he outlined the researched conclusion: the single greatest advantage in the modern economy is a happy and engaged workforce.
Happiness can raise sales by 37%, productivity by 31%, and accuracy on tasks by 19%. As well as your HEALTH and quality of life according to the research!
So, how do you train your brain to be happy? Exercise it every day! Start off with this 21 day HAPPINESS CHALLENGE!!! Do one exercise below for 21 days (or more if you are REALLY motivated!):
• Write down three new things you are grateful for each day;
• Write for two minutes a day describing one positive experience you had over the past 24 hours;
• Exercise for 10 minutes a day;
• Meditate for two minutes, focusing on your breath going in and out;
• Write one quick email first thing in the morning thanking or praising someone in your social support network (family member, friend, old teacher).
Read more about this research here!
I’ve always tried to be positive and grateful for my life but this I’m definitely going to put into effect because ACTION means positive results. I strive to be the best I can be and am by no means perfect. We are all a work in progress!
On a happiness note…have you seen the new Happy movie? I’m dying to see it!!! www.thehappymovie.com
Post below 3 things you are grateful for TODAY!!