Episode #89: happiness advantage
The “what” is easy. Craftwork is a specialty coffee shop and vibrant membership-based workspace with locations in Fort Worth (Foundry, Camp Bowie, Magnolia) and Austin (Domain). We serve craft coffee and are a connected coworking space. But you knew that already. Our “why” is our heart – we desire to create spaces and places where our members and customers experience connection and community.
We sometimes believe that happiness will result from hard work. We’ll be happy once we get “that thing”. Promotion, degree, house, publication, success. We’ll work hard to bring that thing into fruition. But could we have it backwards? Could daily practices to promote happiness actually make us better at our work? In a light hearted but ultimately powerful talk psychologist Shawn Achor shares why happiness is the root, not the result, of productivity.
Happiness Advantage: According to Achor’s research, only 25% of job successes are predicted by IQ. What does predict job success? Optimism levels, social support and our ability to see stress as a challenge instead of as a threat. Studies have shown that when we are happy, our intelligence, creativity, and energy rise. But how do we simply get happy? Achor has identified simple practices that have objectively led to higher levels of happiness such as: daily habits of writing gratitudes, journaling, exercising, meditation, and (our favorite) performing an act of kindness such as writing one email to praise or thank somebody. Our brain performs significantly better when we’re positive rather than neutral or stressed. This week, we hope each of you experience more of this Happiness Advantage.
Free drip coffee when you share your thoughts (or even some results of the practices) of the Happiness Advantage to our team (Limit of 1 free drink per customer. Offer expires 3/2/20).
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