Almost always, the first comment we hear about our “100 Talks in 100 Days” promotion is, “Wow, that idea sure sounds like a recipe for burnout! “ Yeah, we see that danger, too. This promotion is, in fact, a wonderful way for us to demonstrate the Burnout Shield System, and in this series, “Walking Our Talk,” we’re going to share our successes (and failures) candidly with you.
In case you need a reason (or two) to learn how to get happier, let me just ask… Do you do your best work when you are miserable? I sure don’t. Do you nurture your important relationships, when you are miserable? I confess there have been times when I’ve been really bad at this, too. Speaking of reasons to get happier, I’m preparing for a couple of big corporate presentations this week. As I study how we can build our work engagement, increase our productivity, and improve our relationships, one idea keeps coming up again and again: Happiness. So I decided to really dig into this topic, by re-reading two great books. The Achor book is my favorite, because it’s written in a humorous, breezy way. Lyubomirsky tends more toward a dry, scholarly tone. Though her book has more great research-based happiness activities to try than his does. Pick your penchant.) [...]