Which comes first – happiness or success? Best-selling author and speaker Shawn Achor offers a talk on how we may have things backwards.

Happiness is the joy you feel moving towards your potential. Shawn Achor

We haven’t featured an inspirational video in some time, but we think this one is really worth your time. It’s about happiness and success,  Shawn Achor is a best-selling author and speaker known for his advocacy of positive psychology. Here’s a brief biography from his website that show just how popular his ideas are:

After spending twelve years at Harvard University, Shawn Achor has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. His research on mindset made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 25 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. Shawn’s talks have taken him to more than 50 countries to speak to a wide range of audiences including six battalions of Marines at Camp Pendleton, all the NBA team owners, CEOs in China, doctors in Dubai, school children in South Africa, farmers in Zimbabwe, leaders at the Pentagon, and to half of the Fortune 100 companies. Shawn is one of only two speakers to ever be invited to speak to the White House staff at Camp David.

His talks are fast-moving, entertaining and enlightening, offering practical strategies for positive leadership and improved engagement. It will challenge you! Follow him on LinkedIn. 

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