Monday, March 19, 2012

putting success before happiness

Last night Edgar and I watched one of the best TED talks I've seen in a long time. It was so good, in fact, that I feel compelled to share it here today. Otherwise, I'd just be stingy. The topic of the talk: the happy secret to better work. The speaker: Shawn Achor, CEO of Good Think Inc. Take the time, watch it and let me know what you think! Could we have been putting the cart before the horse this whole time?


11 comments:

heather link said...

thanks for sharing!

Rebecca Trump said...

Wow! As an art teacher at a High School where state testing is the ultimate goal, our students could really benefit from hearing this. I truly enjoyed watching - thanks for sharing :)

suzanne cabrera said...

Heather, Rebecca---glad you enjoyed it. I really wouldn't have been able to forgive myself if I didn't share this great advice that can help so many of us!

Jen Appel said...

Yes, thanks for sharing. Good to be reminded of these things. I think I will try to incorporated more of those suggestions tomorrow!

raena said...

Wow! That was amazing! Thanks for sharing...I have several people I'm sending this to!

Hi, I’m Elizabeth said...

Funny as all get out and great advice! Thank you for sharing.

San said...

Truly amazing talk, thanks for sharing.

Have a great week.

Anthony Zierhut said...

Really wonderful, Suzanne. Thanks! Inspiration comes in many forms, sometimes it's a beautiful sketch, sometimes it's an inspiring, positive video. I have to show this to my wife who teaches art to elementary schoolers. It reinforces her whole approach to things.

rachael said...

This is such a great talk - I watched it some time ago and I'm glad to see it's still affecting creative people with it's powerful message!

Timbo said...

He's good - very entertaining and enlightening.

Eden said...

So true!! Thanks for sharing :D