We’re celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week 2019 with a schedule that’s packed full of events, speakers, socials, and more.
We’re brown bagging lunch this week and sitting down in The Perch each day at noon for one of our favorite TED Talks, chosen specifically for entrepreneurs, small business owners, innovators, and dreamers. Join us for a quick dose of inspiration.
Most of us think being productive and moving forward at work will make us happy.
But what if we have it backwards? What if the key to being productive is being happy, and not the other way around?
That’s what positive psychology expert Shawn Achor argues. In his talk, Achor discusses why we would all be better served to focus on increasing our happiness than increasing our productivity, because when we’re happier, we’re more productive, but when we’re more productive, we’re not necessarily happier and eventually, our productivity will suffer.
This talk is especially helpful for nose-to-the-grindstone entrepreneurs who believe that working around the clock will bring them the fame, fortune, and happiness they crave but often feel let down or overwhelmed by their busy-busy-busy lifestyles. After this TED Talk, you’ll be inspired to shift your focus to being happy instead of being productive—and, as a happy and somewhat ironic byproduct, watch your productivity skyrocket.