Shawn Achor has done a lot of research and thinking about work, success and happiness.
And, it probably won’t come as a huge surprise that working harder won’t make your more successful. It will probably just burn you out and, eventually, you’ll become less successful.
What is the key to success? It turns out that it’s happiness.
If you can find a way to make your brain happier, then you will be more successful.
In his TED talk, Achor explains why this is true and, what you can do to be happier, productive and, ultimately, more successful.
Plus, this video includes a good reminder for all entrepreneurs about rules.
PS. Rule#1 to players, don’t start your TED talk with a graph.
Rule#2, ignore all rules.
The happy secret to better work