Blog 8 August 18, 2015
We just came back from a huge Shaklee Conference in Cleveland, Ohio and we had the pleasure of hearing Shawn Achor speak. He’s the author of the international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage. Shawn’s has become the world’s leading expert on the connection between happiness and success.
Now here’s the thing after hearing him speak you came away feeling happy and energized. Too often we allow negative energy to control our lives. We are the ones responsible on whether we start the day with a positive attitude or negative. We spend sometimes too much time blaming others.
With over 4000 people in the auditorium he had us turn around and pick someone to partner with. The exercise was for both people to have direct eye contact with each other and one person show no emotion and the other person smiles.
Try that! Do you know how hard it was for me to stay neutral when someone was smiling at me. Needless to say I started laughing.
But here’s the point if we chose to be happy and greet people with a happy positive attitude, can you imagine the positive energy! Can you imagine the amount of work that would get done in a day with that energy.
My goal for the rest of the week was to greet everyone getting into the elevator at our hotel with a happy “Good Morning”. The reaction was actually kind of funny. But I felt GREAT!
So here’s your assignment go out and greet the next person you see with a “Good Morning” or “Good Afternoon”. Be Happy! You deserve it! We all do!