I’ve been listening to “The Happiness Advantage” audiobook for about a year now. I’m a very slow listener, but it’s an excellent “read”. Shaun Achor’s basic premise is that our formula for happiness is backwards. If we work hard then we’ll be more successful, and if we’re more successful then we’ll be happy. The problem with this, he argues, is that once we’re more successful we move the goalposts.
If you’d like a 12 minute summary – rather than the book or 7 hour audio – then the talk below is for you. It’s well worth watching for its interesting, research-backed findings, and for Shaun Achor’s wicked sense of humor.
There is a full blog post on the talk at Holistic with Humor.