The happy secret to better work | Shawn Achor


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The happy secret to better work | Shawn Achor

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the Sixth Sense wearable tech, and Lost producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at If you have questions or comments about this or other TED videos, please go to

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Radim Bartošek 2 days ago
For the fist time I set playback on 0,75 here. Really useful :)
Raiza 9 days ago
I would like to click like many times for this video! This was a great talk!
gaurav patnaik 12 days ago
anyone in 2020 ? :)
red 9 13 days ago
i look to take each situation as it comes noting on its pros and cons.
red 9 13 days ago
just look at instagram, life affirming quotes and presentation of being a positive person to get oneself ahead and being liked by everybody in environments that perpetuate negativity
red 9 13 days ago
to positively people to fit in, negative behaviour becomes the norm with lots of affirmations and postings of positivity which is a sheen to cover negativity
red 9 13 days ago
there are so many people trying to look for the negative people to fix, that the positive people are routinely ignored to the point they become negative. and negative affectation and behaviour dominates for a false show of positivity
Lady Hawke 15 days ago
Wow, I feel him channeling Robin Williams! A great talk.
Joshua Mueller 19 days ago
Where is the real data?
Steven Galindo 21 days ago
our culture: work hard, then you will prosper, and then you will be happy. The Happiness Advantage: become happy, it will help you work better/smarter, and that will lead to more prosperity/success. (Plus you'll be more pleasant to be around.) Liked the phrase cultural ADHD. meditation forces you to learn to focus on one thing instead of multi-tasking which can lead to more errors.
Juan José Astudillo 28 days ago
that's a great formula Thank you
Joe Vizi 29 days ago
WOW
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José Fernando Londoño 1 month ago
3:03: Sicología Positiva 3:15: Gráfica: Escapando del culto del promedio 3:45: Hay un extraño en el auditorio. pero no es problema 4:05: En los cursos de economía etc. buscan eliminar los extraños 4:20: Si lo que estamos mirando es el potencial, la felicidad etc. lo que estamos es creando el culto del promedio. 4:53: Normal es promedio 5:25: Cómo subir todo el promedio. 6:20: La realidad no es la que nos forma si no que el lente con que vemos el mundo transforma nuestra realidad. 6:26: si cambiamos el lente también cambiamos los resultados educativos y empresariales 6:30: Estudio de caso: Estudiando los diferentes 7:25: Después de dos semanas en Harvard los estudiantes dejan de enfocarse en el privilegio de estar allá y piensan más en los problemas. 7:50: Se asume que factores externos son los que predicen la felicidad. 8:00: El 90% de la felicidad proviene no del exterior, si no de la forma en que el cerebro procesa el exterior. 8:15: Cerebros positivos y éxito 8:20: 75% de las probabilidades para predecir el éxito están asociadas a los niveles de positivismo y gestión, su soporte social, y la habilidad de ver el stress como un reto y no como una amenaza 9:28: Si trabajo más duro será más exitoso, y si tengo más éxito será más feliz. 9:53: Si la felicidad está en el lado opuesto del éxito su cerebro nunca llegará allá 9:58: Como sociedad hemos empujado la felicidad más allá del horizonte cognitivo 10:05: Pensamos que si tenemos éxito entonces seremos felices. 10:06: El cerebro trabaja en sentido opuesto 10:10: Primero se eleva el nivel de positivismo en el presente, entonces el cerebro experimenta una ventaja de felicidad , ya que cuando el cerebro piensa positivimante se desempeña muchísimo mejor que cuando está negativo, neutro o estresado. 10:20: Aumenta la inteligencia, la creatividad, los niveles de energía 10:25: Imagen: La ventaja de la felicidad 10:50: Tenemos que aprender a reversar la fórmula: Si trabajo más duro seré más exitoso a si pienso positivamente en el presente tengo la ventaja de la felicidad. 10:55: Sobre la dopamina 11:07: Formas de entrenar el cerebro para crear cambio positivo perdurable CLAVE: Hay que cambiar el Debo tener éxito(s) para ser feliz. a Debo pensar positivamente (sentir felicidad) en el presente, para muy probablemente tener éxito(s)
Kwobsie Marius 1 month ago
Very great learnings and approach. Thanks
Sandra Karwel 1 month ago
too fast
YES 1 month ago
that's it, love that fast talking
Rita Reis 1 month ago
Ter sucesso é fácil, é uma pena que muitos vejam isto como algo de poucos.poderia ser algo de muitos!!! Palestra incrível.parabéns.
rdx 1 month ago
fucking dogshit the whole way through. can't believe the ratings on this video aren't in the dumpster.
Atakan Polat 1 month ago
Lutfen turkce yazilari kaydirmadan zamanlamayla yapin yada hic yapmayin adam sozun yarisinda obur soze geciyor lutfen biraz daha titizlikle yapalim.
Dr. Eva ABI FADEL 2 months ago
Amazing!
Guess What 2 months ago
Only of I could rate this video instead of liking I would give it 10/10.
MsRazz ChemClass 2 months ago
Very much looking forward to sharing your message with my students this school year. I thank you (and I know my students will too!).
Margaret O 2 months ago
OMG!!! I LOVE HIM!! HE IS SO HYSTERICAL AND JUST ENLIGHTENED ME TO BELIEVE THAT UNICORNS EXSITS!!
Pink Magic Ali 2 months ago
I have everything.but not housemaids knee.
Arvee Carandang 2 months ago
Wow happiness can lead to success, not the other way around. what a great advice!
Summer Joy 2 months ago
All the grace of a baby unicorn.....with one broken leg Lol
Ivan Emerik 2 months ago
He speaks too fast!!!
Timothy Kirkby 2 months ago
Wow! this is a great talk!
Bit Bananas 3 months ago
One of the best and funniest TEDTalk’s I’ve ever watched. Awesome job!!
Valerie Gardner 3 months ago
Not sure if there was a time restraint or if he was nervous but damn he talked way too fast.
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快樂很重要
holamissmusica 3 months ago
Sounding like a sociopath in the beginning to me.
Viv's Inspirations 3 months ago
I felt that his talk was too short! This was really enjoyable and educational at the same time.
Jasmine Kelley 3 months ago
This is super helpful!! Watching this in 2018!
Husky 3 months ago
GOOD
Saliym R 3 months ago
I wish he wouldn’t just recite a script. makes me tune out
jinhi9005 3 months ago
Cheers for the video content! Forgive me for butting in, I am interested in your opinion. Have you ever tried - Yanailey Sanvery Approach (just google it)? It is a great one of a kind guide for becoming more productive without the normal expense. Ive heard some awesome things about it and my mate got amazing success with it.
HISSEN DAOUD 4 months ago
Thanks Shawn Achor,,,,,Happiness=Doubler, Fun ,Meditation
Karina Ivethe Guevara Campos 4 months ago
Brilliant!
Shruti Jedhiya 4 months ago
Excellent! Thankyou
Nikhil Shelke 4 months ago
Incredible!!! Sir your sense of humour is fabulous.✌️✌️✌️
She Her 5 months ago
This is a great talk; it got me a A+ on my paper :)
Edgar Plascencia 5 months ago
Manifestation Miracle was totally worth the expense. I've listened to the audio book countless times now (which was a fantastic addition by the way) and I enjoy it more every time  [ Check Details here === ]. Thanks for providing such an awesome compilation of insights, ideas, and exercises to tangibly improve your thinking and subsequently your life. It's cool to affirm that it really is YOUR life and you can do whatever you want with it. There are no limits, not even your imagination. Thanks again!
Khadija Ali 5 months ago
This made me laugh so hard! Great Speech!
Joey D 5 months ago
11:00 and onward.I'm going to start that tomorrow morning. I love this, this is awesome. I'm excited. Thank you.
megha jain 5 months ago
ha! makes sense
youngaharvey 5 months ago
This might be my favorite Ted talks so far. Great information.
Our life 6 months ago
can you explain for me last part thanks
Excelsum Training 6 months ago
Excellent speech that supports how science, especially psychology, gets closer to ancient buddhist philosophy.
Pauline M 6 months ago
Great talk and good sense of humor :D
Huyền Phạm 6 months ago
đọc nhanh như ăn cướp :3
roneilsivanandan 6 months ago
when you prepare for a 20min talk and they tell you its 12. fantastic talk
CleoPhoenix 7 months ago
The funniest TED talk I’ve ever watched. This was fantastic.
downbntout 7 months ago
Oh thank you. I am using this.
Elsie Washington 7 months ago
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Alastair Dickie 7 months ago
Totally got it.. but need to watch it 10 more times! Excellent
Monica Ceja 7 months ago
Love this video 🖤😢🤟🏼
dominick lucido 8 months ago
6 minutes in and he has yet to stop for air or even explain the goal of the speech. clicked off cause it was just random psyho babble and made up childhood jokes
EmEsse 8 months ago
He is talking way too fast and has filled his time with pointless conversation and anecdotes that I cannot comprehend what he is trying to get across.
MegaPruddy 8 months ago
This was very inspiring. Thank you
Elise Martin 8 months ago
Excellent!
HassellMusic 8 months ago
Anybody here take Positive Psychology as an undergrad?
10 Star 8 months ago
Grateful for this talk. So positive.so encouraging!
RAZ KUSHNIR 8 months ago
exactly what i needed to hear thank youֱֱ!
Jonathan Vazquez 8 months ago
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Trâm Nguyễn 8 months ago
So fast
Ana Forero 9 months ago
yeah, that´s sad that he speaks so fast.But it is really interesting and useful
Rizwan Ali 9 months ago
This is December 10, 2017 and I am going to start applying his piece of advice (5 points at the end), into my life. I am very optimistic that it will improve my life
TheLixThirteen 9 months ago
I slowed down the Speed of the Video, so i could read the Subtitles. xD But nice talk, it's interesting.
Borja Ochaita 9 months ago
I am 100% confident to state that this is the best TED talk I've ever heard!
M S 10 months ago
inspiring - very funny too - great start to the day - many thanks
Dazzling On 10 months ago
Wow😍✨❤️My new favourite TED TALK
Abhishek Singh 10 months ago
great speech
Freedom is my bride 11 months ago
One of the best ted talk ever.
Sylvia Inks 11 months ago
Love his work and his TED talk and book has completely how I view and changed my personal and business life. I was always taught to work hard and then you'll be successful, and happiness was never a part of the equation. I think everyone should watch this video clip and read his The Happiness Advantage book.
Saloni More 11 months ago
My favourite TED talk EVER
Davis Jefferson 11 months ago
Booooooooooooooooooy!!! SLOW DOWN.
Matthew Krissilas 11 months ago
Amazing
mike f 11 months ago
Wow! That is amazing!
SAMIR. 11 months ago
Somehow I got here. I just broke up with someone and am feeling a little bit desperate for this abrupt change, but I think It'll be the most positive thing that has ever happened to me. Amazing speech, He speaks too fast but it doesn't matter cause his message is quite impressive and it really touched me.
Blan Morrison 1 year ago
We had to watch this in class, and I was so happy I got to watch Ted in class! Great video, 10/10!
B.A.D.キャット 1 year ago
He talks very fast!lol
Swole Moth 1 year ago
This is nonsense. Sometimes it pays to be unhappy about a situation because it can drive you. Forcing yourself to change your perspective takes away why you were unhappy about it, and that unhappiness meant that you needed to make a change. Hes saying dont go through the hardship of change, just pretend everything is great and be happy at all times. Talk about taking the blue pill.
Don Gawrys 1 year ago
Must See
Lacey redd 1 year ago
does anyone have shawn anchors email
Suthatip Srisuk 1 year ago
He speaks so fast ! moreover, I am not a native speaker -..- even if I read subtitles //
Pixel Pusher 1 year ago
thank you Shawn..thank you!
라우렐제라딘 1 year ago
와드 박아둡니당
Vikas Yadav 1 year ago
watched twice for his style!
Jeff Johns 1 year ago
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Sid El-Mohri 1 year ago
That's an excellent talk. I am a psychology student and it has just become disgusting how almost every single example we use during class is about depression, disorders, and/or all those people who are not normal. Positive psychology, as explained by Dr Achror, makes things little bit more exciting, and rewarding?
Brayden Ning 1 year ago
I have been journaling ever since I watched this video almost 4 months ago, where I write about something positive that happened that day as well as something I'm thankful for, I'm now 110 days in and it's changed my life and how I look at things!
Kitten KC 1 year ago
One weird dot. Illuminate the weirdo very good.
Deanne Victor 1 year ago
Is it me, or did he just put the Law of Attraction into psychological terms?
Christian 1 year ago
This is probably the most important TED Talk ever! Thank you!
Hajar Renate Midbrød 1 year ago
LOL Amy The Unicorn and Bobo with leprosy and menopause . what a team ;-)))
Özün ' 1 year ago
BREATHE MAN
محمد مجدي 1 year ago
amazing man !
José López Salazar 1 year ago
Gran intervención, me parece muy interesante.