Happiness is the Horse not the Cart

I’m enjoying the writing suggestions of Daphne Gray-Grant, the Publication Coach, whose latest newsletter — sign up; they’re short, informative, and free — recommended a 12-minute TED talk by Shawn Achor called “The happy secret to better work.”  Shawn’s thesis in a nutshell is that working well doesn’t make you happy, but being happy makes you work better. His talk is fast-paced, amusing and convincing.  Try it.

About Louis J. Bruno

I studied English and psychology at Columbia College and stayed at Columbia, doing postgraduate work in psychophysiology, then teaching and doing research for several years. To keep the wolf from the door, I migrated into retail sales and management, at first for Radio Shack, briefly for Savemart, and finally for Newmark & Lewis. When N&L collapsed, I went into business for myself, providing sales, service, and maintenance of computer systems; designing, hosting, and maintaining websites; providing custom software, mailers, and database services to the real estate industry; and serving as a business consultant. My interests include writing, traveling, jogging, swimming, biking, hiking, gardening, photography, history, art, jazz, swing, country and classical music, investing, management theory, civic activism, sustainability, particularly energy conservation, good government, the environment, and technology. And more to come, I hope.

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