Shawn Anchor’s Ted Talk is the video you need to watch in the midst of your job search!

I am in a “Monday Night Club” with 10 other women. We get together once a month to drink wine and learn something new. We’ve done floral arrangements, yoga, financial literacy… and last month we talked about stress management. My friend, a physician with a very stressful job, led the conversation.

We talked about Shawn Achor’s research on happiness and it was mind blowing. (Side note: his class is the most popular class at Harvard) Do me a favor today. Take the 12 minutes and 20 seconds to listen to Shawn’s Ted Talk titled: The Happy Secret to Better Work. Link in comments section. Shawn’s research demonstrates that #happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work

. The video also gives some practical tips to help you increase your happiness including practicing gratitude by writing down 3 things that you are grateful for each day and spending time meditating or praying every day.

Happiness can be a choice. If you are job searching or in a job that is frustrating— you can let yourself get “owned” by the situation or you can choose to make conscious changes to your mindset and habits. 🌟How or have you applied Shawn’s research to the job search?

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