Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd was preparing for Olympic games, but then life changed her plans. She now shares her story about the human potential and insights about what happens when you give up your old dreams.
This is a very entertaining talk about how happiness inspires productivity by psychologist Shawn Achor (by the way – he has won many distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University for his lectures on positive psychology at Harvard. Probably this fact does say something about the style of his teaching that we too can enjoy while watching this video).
When we think that we have to be more successful so we can be happier, that´s when we get in trouble because our brains work in the opposite order. In fact, at first we need to take care that we feel more positive, and then we will be more successful, more productive, more creative, more intelligent and more energetic. When our brain is in positive state then we are 31% more productive than when our brain is in negative or even neutral state. Something to think about… Well, better – something to act upon.
Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a short (4 minutes) story about being a hero. Well, it´s not the traditional way of how we usually think of a heroic activity. And why? Because not every day is going to offer us a chance to be a hero on a great scale, but every day offers us an opportunity to make a difference in somebody´s life.
You will love his story, we are quite sure about it 🙂
If you read these words, it means you are using some kind of electronic device. Most probably it is a computer, maybe a smart phone. These are just two types of electronics that we use daily. When did you buy your last new electronic gadget? What happened to the last one you got rid of? What will happen to this new-one when you get rid of it? And what will happen after that? Guess what?! The story does not end there…