In this episode, we talk about happiness. With guest Tal Ben-Shahar, we explore the real meaning of happiness and why happiness may be considered the ‘ultimate currency’. We also talk about post-traumatic growth, and the conditions necessary for growth during challenging times and hardship. We also discuss stress, distraction and whether happiness can lead to success. In our conversation with Tal, we explore the ‘upward spiral’ and the value of gratitude.
What You Will Learn:
What anti-fragility is, and how it differs from resilience
How social media/distraction relate to happiness
The role of meaning and purpose in happiness
How to structure your day to prioritise wellbeing
Advice for business leaders as to how to promote the wellbeing of their teams
Today’s Guest: Tal Ben-Shahar
Tal Ben-Shahar is a consultant, lecturer and author who has written best-selling books in the areas of positive psychology and leadership that have been translated into more than 25 different languages.
He is a ‘serial entrepreneur’ and is co-founder and chief learning officer of the Happiness Studies Academy, PotentiaLife, Maytiv and Happier.TV.
Tal enjoys a wide variety of sports; he played competitive squash, and now swims, dances and practices yoga.
“Short Cuts to Happiness”, book by Tal Ben-Shahar
Viktor Frankl: Life Changing Quotes (Man’s Search for Meaning)
Shawn Achor – Bringing the science of happiness to life
All about Nassim Nicholas Taleb: author of INCERTO
TEDx Talk: Change your mindset, change the game, Dr Alia Krum
Article: Why Gratitude is Good, Robert Emmons
“You Are Not Your Brain”, by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
Quotes by Tal Ben-Shahar
“If we have a lot of money, it makes us miserable: what’s the point?”
“The key for overcoming stress, hardships, difficulties… is to JUST DO IT”
“The Three Rs of change”: reminders, repetition, and rituals”
“Happiness, in other words, is a good investment”
“There is a great deal of wisdom that is all around us”
“Listen first: that should be our battle-cry”