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Shawn Achor Discusses the Benefits of Being Positive

By: Sophia Pelka - Published: Mar 22, 2012 • References: shawnachor and youtube
Shawn Achor is an expert on positive psychology. He founded Good Think Inc., a consulting agency dedicated to encouraging positive outlooks. He offers an eye opening ideology on the beneficial effects of happiness on business and productivity.

Potential levels increase as goals are reached due to an increase in positivity.He shares an ammusing anecdote from his childhood. His sister had fallen from the bed onto her hands and knees. Before she could cry out in anguish and pain, Shawn simply told her how humans don't land that way. She must in fact be a unicorn. The shift of perspective allowed her to continue playing, and avoid the pain. Whether in a professional atmosphere or personal mindset, happiness can become the difference in a surviving company and a successful company.