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Do you know what controls happiness?

It’s not our reality that shapes us, it’s the lens through which we view the world  that   shapes our reality.  – Shawn Achor, The Happiness Advantage

Your daily actions, and chosen state of mind, advance your capacity to be happy.  After all, when you feel upbeat you see the positive in situations.  And when you feel sad, you focus on the downside.

Personal Challenge: Maximize how you spend your time and energy.  Make happiness a habit.  Focus on delivering at least one positive experience to another person every single day.  Compliment another’s outfit, point out to someone one of their strength’s that you admire, and/or smile to someone in need.

By delivering positive experiences to others, “YOU” become happier.  Soon you begin to have a sense of control even in the most challenging of situations.  The end result, you will begin taking setbacks in stride and realize that you can create better outcomes.

Happiness is a journey and life is a laboratory for learning how to harness this emotion.  Today try being more mindful of opportunities to identify and practice new abilities in being happy.  Be fanatical about delivering positive experiences – live happy!

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Mind-blowing Facts About Employees

Towers-Watson Global Workforce Study found that 52% of employees either do not trust or are unsure about their level of trust in their leaders.

The Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends study (2500+ organizations) found that the #2 issue we face (78% of business leaders rate urgent or important) is retention and engagement.

According to Gallup’s State of The American Workplace study, 70% of American workers are not engaged. Even more troubling is that workplace engagement levels have hardly budged since Gallup began measuring them in 2000, with fewer than one-third of Americans engaged in their jobs in any given year.

A published study by Duke University found that more than 40% of the actions employees perform each day are not actual decisions; but habits.

P.S.  Build employee engagement by bridging their trust in leadership who can coach them into formulating the right habits.  Your employees, whether you admit it or not, are your biggest concern.