Moe and Jenn discuss the science of happiness and how to inject it into your organization.
If happiness is indeed a choice, then why isn’t everyone happy? That, of course is a highly subjective question, still the answer may not be as elusive as one would think. “To begin with, you have to realize that you really only have one choice in this life,” states Michael A. Singer in his book, The Untethered Soul, “…and it’s not about your career, whom you want to marry, or whether you want to seek God. People tend to burden themselves with so many choices. But, in the end, you can throw it all away and just make one basic, underlying decision: Do you want to be happy, or do you not want to be happy? It’s really that simple.”
The sad irony, however, is that most of us are convinced that happiness isn’t as much personal as it is circumstantial. I’ll be happy when I get that promotion at work; when I marry the right person, or when I lose 20 pounds. And while each certainly would be cause for celebration, none will ever be enduring; for lasting happiness can only be gleaned internally. “If you look inside, you will see that when you’re happy, your heart feels open and the energy rushes up inside of you. When you aren’t happy, your heart feels closed and no energy comes up inside. So to stay happy, just don’t close your heart. No matter what happens, even if your wife leaves you or your husband dies, you don’t close.” Singer reiterates.
Of the modern day leaders, few personify that spirit as much as Zappos’ Tony Hsieh. Since 2007, Hsieh has been immersed in the science of happiness, and what he continues to prove to the world is the synchronicity that ties personal happiness and organizational success. Working with Jenn Lim, they’ve turned Delivering Happiness into a systematic approach that will inject happiness into your organization. It starts with getting these four things right…