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OWA Reads - The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life

OWA Reads - The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life
Thursday, July 28, 2022
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM CST

Location: Zoom Meeting

Join us virtually as we discuss The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor, the book that inspired one of the most popular TED Talks of all time. Achor reveals how rewiring our brain for happiness helps us achieve more in our careers and our relationships, and as students, leaders, and parents.

Conventional wisdom holds that once we succeed, we'll be happy; that once we get that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But the science reveals this formula to be backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around.

Research shows that happy employees are more productive, more creative, and better problem solvers than their unhappy peers. And positive people are significantly healthier and less stressed and enjoy deeper social interaction than the less positive people around them.

Drawing on his original research — including one of the largest studies of happiness ever conducted — and work in boardrooms and classrooms across forty-two countries, Achor shows us how to rewire our brains for positivity and optimism to reap the happiness advantage in our lives, our careers, and even our health.

OWA Reads meets quarterly on the last Thursday of the month and is open to all current OWA members. Join us for a fun discussion (even if you haven't read the book) and make some new friends in the process! Leading the discussion will be OWA member Dr. Allise Markowski, quoted here: "When I opened my practice in 2020 I was given this book by a very supportive and excited patient. She was so proud of me for starting my own practice and wanted to encourage me and wished me lots of success. She has been a huge cheerleader over the years."