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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HISSEN DAOUD 6 days ago
Thanks Shawn Achor,,,,,Happiness=Doubler, Fun ,Meditation
Karina Ivethe Guevara Campos 7 days ago
Brilliant!
Shruti Jedhiya 16 days ago
Excellent! Thankyou
Nikhil Shelke 29 days ago
Incredible!!! Sir your sense of humour is fabulous.✌️✌️✌️
She Her 1 month ago
This is a great talk; it got me a A+ on my paper :)
Edgar Plascencia 1 month 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 1 month ago
This made me laugh so hard! Great Speech!
Joey D 1 month 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 1 month ago
ha! makes sense
youngaharvey 1 month ago
This might be my favorite Ted talks so far. Great information.
John Thái 2 months ago
can you explain for me last part thanks
Excelsum Training 2 months ago
Excellent speech that supports how science, especially psychology, gets closer to ancient buddhist philosophy.
Pauline M 2 months ago
Great talk and good sense of humor :D
Huyền Phạm 2 months ago
đọc nhanh như ăn cướp :3
roneilsivanandan 2 months ago
when you prepare for a 20min talk and they tell you its 12. fantastic talk
CleoPhoenix 3 months ago
The funniest TED talk I’ve ever watched. This was fantastic.
downbntout 3 months ago
Oh thank you. I am using this.
Elsie Washington 3 months ago
*This program has clarified some unanswered questions I've had. The videos help [ Check Details here ===**** ] me remember each lesson and get a better understanding. Thank you.*
Alastair Dickie 3 months ago
Totally got it.. but need to watch it 10 more times! Excellent
Monica Ceja 3 months ago
Love this video 🖤😢🤟🏼
dominick lucido 4 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 4 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 4 months ago
This was very inspiring. Thank you
Elise Martin 4 months ago
Excellent!
HassellMusic 4 months ago
Anybody here take Positive Psychology as an undergrad?
10 Star 4 months ago
Grateful for this talk. So positive.so encouraging!
RAZ KUSHNIR 4 months ago
exactly what i needed to hear thank youֱֱ!
Jonathan Vazquez 4 months ago
I am a persistent woman and purchased the Super Manifestor Gold Pack in May 2008 *[ Check Details here === ]*. Things started to happen when I began to study the training files and I particularly enjoyed practicing the first two meditations every day; they were Manifesting An Abundance of Money and Meeting Your Enlightened Financial Guru.
Trâm Nguyễn 4 months ago
So fast
Ana Forero 5 months ago
yeah, that´s sad that he speaks so fast.But it is really interesting and useful
Rizwan Ali 5 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 5 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 5 months ago
I am 100% confident to state that this is the best TED talk I've ever heard!
M S 6 months ago
inspiring - very funny too - great start to the day - many thanks
Dazzling On 6 months ago
Wow😍✨❤️My new favourite TED TALK
Abhishek Singh 6 months ago
great speech
Anonymous 7 months ago
One of the best ted talk ever.
Sylvia Inks 7 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 7 months ago
My favourite TED talk EVER
Davis Jefferson 7 months ago
Booooooooooooooooooy!!! SLOW DOWN.
Matthew Krissilas 7 months ago
Amazing
mike f 7 months ago
Wow! That is amazing!
SAMIR. 7 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 8 months 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 8 months ago
He talks very fast!lol
Swole Moth 9 months 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 9 months ago
Must See
Lacey redd 9 months ago
does anyone have shawn anchors email
Suthatip Srisuk 9 months ago
He speaks so fast ! moreover, I am not a native speaker -..- even if I read subtitles //
Pixel Pusher 9 months ago
thank you Shawn..thank you!
라우렐제라딘 9 months ago
와드 박아둡니당
Vikas Yadav 9 months ago
watched twice for his style!
Jeff Johns 10 months ago
*I AM READING MANIFESTATION MIRACLE OVER AND OVER. I AM LEARNING MORE POSITIVE THINGS EACH TIME I READ IT I T IS WORKING FOR ME  [ Check Details here ===**** ].*
Sid El-Mohri 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months ago
One weird dot. Illuminate the weirdo very good.
Deanne Victor 10 months ago
Is it me, or did he just put the Law of Attraction into psychological terms?
Christian 11 months ago
This is probably the most important TED Talk ever! Thank you!
Hajar Renate Midbrød 11 months ago
LOL Amy The Unicorn and Bobo with leprosy and menopause . what a team ;-)))
Özün ' 11 months ago
BREATHE MAN
محمد مجدي 11 months ago
amazing man !
José López Salazar 1 year ago
Gran intervención, me parece muy interesante.
Ji Bakkali 1 year ago
Awesome video!
C Gean 1 year ago
mind blowing
theartyone 1 year ago
I wish he could speak slower.
Dhruti Shah 1 year ago
Good sense of humor which helped me learn a lot through this video. But talking too fast.
Angami Accent 1 year ago
3:07 Harry Potter spotted!
Philosjutsu 1 year ago
Dude is basic af, with basic af advice.
Ng Zhe Hao 1 year ago
Alain Melchor 1 year ago
watch at .75 speed for normal speed
Iverson Limosinero 1 year ago
eng042 pa
beyza 1 year ago
from Turkey?
Sharon Kinsella 1 year ago
This. Is. Awesome. Thank you!!
sarah c 1 year ago
I've​ probably​ watched this about 50 times since the first time I saw this at age 14 (17 now)
pei yu Lien 1 year ago
I write three grateful things every day, I find it really change my life. I am more satisfied and positive to do anything.The speech is very worthy of listening!!!!
Pamela Simons 1 year ago
WOW! Happiness is my passion!
Sukhbat S 1 year ago
awesome
Narayan Baltzo 1 year ago
wow
Greta Silver - zu jung fürs Alter 1 year ago
großartig - wie wunderbar, dass wir es selbst in der Hand haben, ob wir glücklich sind. Ein wunderbarer Film mit tollen Beispielen - das Einhorn ist unschlagbar.
Kadi Ab 1 year ago
amazingly true
manuthePROcrastinator 1 year ago
this blew my mind
manuthePROcrastinator 1 year ago
How do you become positive though? Someone please reply
Mitu G 1 year ago
Try the steps at the end
Татьяна Сергеева 1 year ago
Сонечка благодарю!! Чувствую что классная предмет! Мечтаю услышать твой перевод!
Juubes 1 year ago
I literally didnt get anything from this talk.
Susan Blatz 1 year ago
brilliant
daneelee 1 year ago
Can someone please explain what does it mean by Exercise teaches your brain that your behaviour matters? and what kind of exercise he was referring to?
Michael Kleinespel 1 year ago
The subscribe -Link ON the video does not work!
teeduck 1 year ago
is this comedy hour?
Kranioklast 1 year ago
Life is dark, hm? Humor is an excellent way to deliver information, the brain saves things that are linked with emotions very well. Additionally the speaker and crowd have more fun like this. Maybe you can profit by reading the book.
theBaron0530 1 year ago
As a followup, I recommend reading Happiness is a Serious Problem , by Dennis Prager.
nathan gregg 1 year ago
loomingto
jasxir 1 year ago
Watched it so many times just because it's hilarious while being extremely useful.
Celin Garaf 1 year ago
lustig
Alissa Rae Hill 1 year ago
Thank you.
Venkat Mannam 1 year ago
Excellent , Well Said
pacifist aura 1 year ago
loved it😃
restless42 1 year ago
To do today: - Write down 3 gratitudes - Journal a positive thing, which happened today - Exercise - Meditate - Do something kind
Glenn Elliott 1 year ago
Woe - so good. This had laughing out loud at the gym, people were looking at me! But its not just funny, it's a really great thought provoking talk.
Mel Zol 1 year ago
Amazing.
Marcell Mithu 1 year ago
great speech
Kayla Lake 1 year ago
I love Ted Talks so much, they are always great ad providing an explanation in an effective manner. LOVE IT!!