Shawn Achor Teaches Us That Happiness Leads To Success, Not The Other Way Around

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 Posted by International Spa Association

Shawn Achor Teaches Us That Happiness Leads To Success, Not The Other Way Around

We chase after success with the mindset of “If I’m successful, I will be happy,” and are constantly raising the stakes for what defines success.

Having long thought about potential as being a set of individual traits like your creativity, your skills and your intelligence (key word, “your”), new research has unleashed quite a powerful concept – We now know that the vast majority of our potential can only be seen with others.

Shawn Achor, motivational speaker, happiness researcher and New York Times bestselling author proves that flipping the two words around so that the sentence reads, “If I’m happy, I will be successful,” is what raises our happiness and well-being to the ultimate level of achievement.

Shawn’s new book, Big Potential, which made the Today Show’s 14 Books That Will Change Your Life In 2018 list, looks at how if we pursue happiness and success individually only, we are limiting ourselves on what we can achieve in life. Only by pursuing happiness and success together can we see our big potential unfold.

Drawing on cutting-edge, original research along with his work with NASA, the NFL, NBA and nearly half of the Fortune 100, Shawn walks readers through five actionable steps towards achieving our “Big Potential” to thrive in today’s modern world.

Deeming happiness as a “team sport” is the key takeaway from Big Potential as Shawn suggests that focusing more on how you relate and connect to those around you will bring you more success and happiness in the long run.

Welcoming Shawn to the 2018 ISPA Conference & Expo

Last week, ISPA made the official announcement that Shawn Achor will be leading this year’s General Session as one of three keynote speakers.

Take a peek at Shawn’s famous TED Talk, The Happy Secret to Better Work, which has over 17 million views to get a taste of his fuel for happiness, and grab a copy of Big Potential to kick off 2018 with an entirely new outlook on happiness.

Stay tuned to see who ISPA’s remaining keynote speakers will be. In the meantime, head over to attendispa.com for information on what to expect at this year’s Conference. Registration is now open, and is $200 off if you register by April 10.

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