Podcast: What Is the Happiness Advantage‪?‬

The Happiness Advantage - Happy woman smiling doing the peace symbol

What is the power of happiness and positivity?

Leanne talks about some interesting ideas she came across from a book called The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

Some key ideas from the book The Happiness Advantage.

The power of happiness, positivity, and optimism.

Why doing breathwork is the ultimate hack.

Key Takeaways:

We become more successful when we are happier and when we’re more positive.

Happiness is the joy we feel after we’ve strived for our potential.

Happiness is the belief that we don’t need to change. It’s just the realization that we can.

Being happier changes the brain. It changes the chemical interactions with that brain that can affect how we view the world, and how we react to stimuli and events.

We can breathe deliberately and consciously to change our physiology, including the hormones that flood our brain that can affect how we see ourselves and the world.

Most successful people in work and life believe that their actions have a direct effect on outcomes.

Action Steps:

Practice breathwork.

Scan the world for positivity.

Have a news ban.

Reframe failure as an opportunity for growth.

Leanne said:

“Being happier by looking for the positivity, the gratitude, and feeling more optimistic change our brain which, in turn, changes how we view the world and how we react to it and see our place within it.”

“You need to be trying things to grow. You need to try things for your confidence, for your self-esteem, so that you can get the marrow out of life.”

As always, if you would like to register your interest in some of the ideas that I’m putting together with Bodyshot Performance, send an email to anne@bodyshotperformance.com.

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You can buy Shawn Achor’s book The Happiness Advantage on Amazon, or read more about breathwork in these Bodyshot articles here.

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