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"sean acre" Discussed on Live Happy Now
"You know? You Know I. Don't know off top of my head, but it's got more than thirty. We have panels, we call masterclass breakouts we have keynote speakers, leap list here, lonely radio, some of the names of people that are speaking you know Sir Anthony. Seldon. He's one of the founders of I pen and the Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, and you haven't heard him speak he's both entertaining and incredibly knowledgeable and one of the Most Compassionate people I've ever met in my life. so He's worth it are I pen global chair Simon Murray is on there. He's rally while respected. The industry he used to be the headmaster of a school that is implemented a positive education towel Ben Shahar. We'll be speaking for those who know that name he's one of the fathers of he is for those of you know, Sean Acre Ben Shahar Har was the professor that Sean Acre was the assistant with the top the happiness class at Harvard he'll be speaking at a session Lee waters who we've had on this podcast several times is phenomenal will be speaking Angela Duckworth as I said. Steve Levin all done some tremendous things with girls and we'll be speaking you know who he is. Of course Caroline Miller will be speaking you'll the scarf ob speaking and Johnston the head of Pisa, Positive Schools Network in Australia I can't remember what the initials stand for a Dr Abdulah Cram who is working with Dubai on implementing positive education they'll all be speaking and then there's a breakout from the schools to masterclasses one is led by Peggy Kern so that should be very interesting the other. One is led by Matthew White and some other folks from Geelong David bought and other Louis Timon folks from a Geelong in Australia. Who's got one of the most successful positive education implementations across schools, and you know it's just really it is the WHO's who in positive education positive psychology and you know anytime you can hear Mardi speak it's always an education so I it's just totally something that if you don't know what positive education has, you want to learn more about it it's great. If you know what it is and you WANNA learn more indepth or hear from some of these people about what they're doing their successes, their failures there's just not a better platform for it. I know that as soon as the last I, pen conference ended your team started working on planning this. So obviously, twenty twenty didn't turn out to be what you expect when you started planning in two thousand eighteen. So what kind of challenges did you face and say like we have to move this from physical conference to an online space? Well we made that decision very early on. It's really it's impossible to say you have a conference about wellbeing and asked people to make a decision about are they going to rally pandemic or not? We're going to put you to see how much you believing wellbeing. Yeah. So we were supposed to have this conference. You know with the spring early spring this past year in person in Mexico but the folks at Tech Malania University pivoted quite well and have actually taken the lead on planning this in conjunction with another conference that they typically host, which is their wellbeing three sixty that also could not take place in a physical environment. So really as part of the pivot, though it became really clear that we didn't have to. Charge for this, this is something that we it really became less about content although it's incredibly rich in content. And more about how can we use this opportunity to expose as many people as possible to this and that's where free.
"sean acre" Discussed on The Hustle & Flowchart Podcast
"Has Done wonders for me just in the moment like I've actually practice a little bit here to the heck of it and it just makes you feel good. He think clear. So video I'll give you a faster one. Doctor Andrew New Vermont so if you look. Try to look at the far corners year is like if you hold your fingers out to your side and try to see both of them at the same time Just do that in breathe and watch what it does to your nervous system. You gotta try to see out the far edgier is if you yourself calming dead for? You you another one. Revision Calms your calms you down automatically activates the parasitic nervous system. You don't use your peripheral when you're under attack when you're scared, you focused laser focus right so the minute you go peripheral. Your activists, the Para sympathetic the rest, and relax immediately, and it's the fastest way we know of to do that. Interesting thing also when you're processing information peripheral late, this seems to happen flow. Also ride. If you've ever been in flow as an athlete, you tend to see a wider field of vision and write it moves a lot slower. Wider Field of vision. Yeah. Exactly. Because of this and one of the interesting things is and this part of what happens in flow when you're looking at things peripherally, you process information four times basket. A lot of information processing takes place in the retina. People don't realize that the your eyes are actually brain cells. Your eyes are part of your brain. They're just on the on the external side of it. They actually do information calculation not they're not passive in that way they they actually process a lot of data. Absolutely. Yeah and it. People. You say that people think it's really mechanistic and it's really not like or it's really soundly flew in it's not like how the brain works. It's really mechanistic. It's like filters. If if there's this kind of light, it can pass through. It's this kind of light. It can't pass through right like that. It's that mechanical. It's really really basic at the level of the pattern recognition, but I have no idea how it got here. I mean it makes a lot of central. The like real high speed, high dangerous sports like think of like like motorcross or something like that. Right the rate at which they need to make decisions as they're moving around the track seems to be tightened I mean. Goes hundred miles an hour rice. You kidding. Very Good Blink Twice as fast as a basketball from a major league pitcher right I've done racquetball before and I scare the. Against stepped basically a pro at the. Okay No, no I don't want to. I. Don't give a Shit gator fucking pretty much. Thank you. Serve there which was. True. True. No got there. I mean, there's there's something else that I thought was so fascinating is that the brain defaults negative and you said it's nine to one maybe six to one it's like. I. It is it's six. It's about nine to one as the research that Sean Acre did it at Berkeley on this over people have looked at it, but it's really high six to one is what roughly what happens if you have a daily gratitude practice That's what a graduate practice does are dropped the negative side yes. Yeah. Because you're you're be thankful for things that already true write your brain doesn't have to wonder you. I am really happy that I woke up this morning feeling healthy. It already happened like it's a done deal, my brain. So your brains goes out in the world is a little less dangerous, and so it could start letting in more positives which as creativity is always accommodate or you need novel information so if you're tuned towards the negative. You may be saying safer, but you're not you're you're creat- creatively innovate and you're learning rates like so many things are going down. It's it's you know. Not, that you want false like I'm not a power positive thanking is actually like actually that's Kinda. Dumb. You want to be optimistic but you want to be realistic and that you have to be bolted at was that that's sort of the new stance in the like. You know you when you try ended lake water. Trying to pull its lipstick on a pig and your brain notices, you can't light yourself. You could tell the whole world you could bullshit the entire world, but we all know the little voice in your head is going shut the fuck up man that's just not. Ego. Not. Your World Band you're lying. Athletic easier to so you have to make shit up. Here's like I. Think about what happened yesterday this morning like you said, just be thankful at the little things start stacking them and you don't have to do the affirmation so much I mean if it works for you guessed. But that's almost future. Yeah. Your make believe you're kind of coming up with these not tangible things in the future though yeah, it's harder to trick your. I mean it. It doesn't work I mean right? Like you're it may work for like vision nearing works but even that's difficult because even brain has a very hard. We have very limited time horizons and there's specific if you want to try to imagine ten years in the future, their specific techniques to us because our brain does not like to do it it's very, very hard plan that far in the future I train people to have to have like two year time horizons to two year. I think with today's technology pushing much beyond like once you get past three years I, find it very hard to make any kind of real reliable prediction on anything. So I think especially after reading your book. What's happening even more civilian. But even he said something like the further you get out the less you're attached to you like yourself. So you're actually. Camille into forty this party of rain in the middle of your forehead the medial prefrontal Cortex does a lot of different stuff but it does right creative self expression and. Helps us, choose action plans and things along those lines. But when we think about ourselves gets really active. When we think about other people, it gets very deactivates in the farther away. The other person is you know if you think about your mom, it's GonNa shut down a little bit you about you know a friend a little bit more. You think about that woman you met at the grocery store do weeks ago. It's all right. You think about your future self five years from now. It's almost totally shut off your brain treats the person you're gonNA come as an absolute stranger. Which is why it's it's one of the reasons it's hard to plan for the future hard to save for retirement hard like hard to I get a prostate exam because design up right. It's going to help future you ripe. Good Point..
How To Navigate Stress
"Everyone? This is Patrick Baranov. I'm here to do a Webinar on how to effectively navigate stress and lead slash help others and the reason I have lead in there because to me as we go through this. I think you'll see that. This is not just a workshop on how to navigate stress internally, but to me this is about this is a leadership workshop where I spend most of. My time working with organizations so a little bit of background. Be Behind me. I run a podcast called lead like no other actions that inspire which will soon be changing to leadership reimagined, and that really is. Based on a lot of the work that I've been doing this podcast has been in existence for. Almost, two years now, but some of my background ice tablist, my business in two thousand eight, which, for those that remember that was our last financial crisis so I'm I'm familiar with the space for for what that's worth, and there are three areas that I focus. My work on one is on emotional intelligence. A model that I use is out of Australia. The group is called Genus, and it's a workplace model I also do a lot of work both disk in the five dysfunctions of a team. In combining those and then the last piece, it's like a three legged stool. Is Around Influence and bias research. And I was able to get certified and trained under a gentleman named Robert Dini down in Phoenix Arizona, the three of those for all of the work that I do and what we're GonNa talk about today in regards to leader stress, management and leading. Are All relevant and pieces. Those will come out throughout this. So. Here's some contact information for me as well. And I will start this out as I mentioned to me this leadership workshop. Even though we're talking about stress, management and I say that from this quote. John Quincy Adams said if your actions inspire someone. To Do to dream, more learn more do more and become more your leader. Nothing in here about a title and I think we really have an opportunity. It's our actions that will inspire others, and how we relate to stress and navigate stress, ourselves will have the ability to impact other people around us to, and that's why they're so important. So, the objectives here right explore the biological psychological and social aspects of the Human Stress Response, and it is a response and we're GONNA. Look at it really from a few different areas right the physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual impact of stress, and it really does impact all of those. So then we'll look at understanding. What are some of the coping strategies that we can use to either increase, or what once damage our resilience? And this really is meant to be almost a buffet, even though you probably can't find buff as anymore because of the environment we're in. That this really will be an opportunity to take a look at what are some different strategies that I can use that fit in in my lifestyle. You don't need to choose them all. But there's something here for everybody in terms of how you can effectively navigate, stress yourself or help somebody else. And then from there, we'll look at a model that I put together and it's journal actually. Called the power. Journal, and there are a number of activities in that promote both wellbeing resilience. And this is based on a lot of research I will say foundationally. One of them is based on one that was done by gentleman named Sean Acre. WHO A HARVARD RESEARCHER! And he did what was called the twenty one day challenge, and he actually did this back in Glebe two thousand nine, so at that point of financial crisis before. And he actually did it with A. Group Company that was in the financial industry. And what they found when they when they did these activities that we'll talk about the end. That the the individuals that were able to follow through on this twenty one day challenge themselves to be in a happier place and to me if we can identify those things and find that and find a way to be happier, rebuild more resilient and well. Being I think all of us want that. Especially now. So a couple pieces of research talking about the origins of stress. If you weren't familiar before you probably are now in regards to the CDC their definition of stress, harmful, physical and psychological responses when job requirements don't match capabilities, skills, resources, or needs of the worker and I think in the environment that we're in now. Most of US probably feel stress in one of those areas. Now, what's important here is this. CDC's definition also goes on to say that this should not be confused with challenges and I've listed. You stress here. Because we need stress stresses important for us as well because it provides us an opportunity. To grow and improve. It's only when we lose control of it. That it becomes damaging to us and really that's what this workshop or webinars focused on. Undoing is providing ways that we can take the stress that we're dealing with the situations that we're dealing with and find ways to navigate those and I would say almost leverage these. So the next piece I'll talk about. Is this one that was done by the? American psychological, association. This was a survey. Twenty fourteen where they served. A little over three thousand individuals, and they ask them questions in four different areas, work money, family and health. I've only listed to here. Is it relates to both work in financial stress but I think if we were to take this today. We probably would all agree that? These would probably higher than sixty percent.
"sean acre" Discussed on Women Amplified
"You think I would love to take your questions. Come on up to the microphone so I can hear you don't head out just yet. I know you're in a hurry to get to lunch in your next session or the book signing but please come. Ask questions because that's where all the magic happens. Come ask questions yes me. I'm just going to be courageousness crush. Thank you so a lot of this seems to me that it would be easier to do for extroverts than introverts finding your tribe asking them questions et Cetera. What do you have? What advice do you have for introverts? People that are married to each Mikey's so I seem like an extra. The question was what do you do for introverts? Ice Seem like an extrovert? I'm an ambivert I know. It sounds dirty but it's not it's just in the middle of the scale and I actually have a very small tribe like you don't have to have a ten person tribe. You can have a two person tried. They give at the end of your life. You can count on one hand the people who have truly been there for you and been your support and your friends. That's a blessed life and it doesn't you don't have to be an extrovert to say thank you and Meena and thank people for something specific. You don't have to be a jokester or or be the center of attention. You just have to decide that you want to take your life back because resilience is built by taking back that controlling getting out of reactivity. Good question yes. Ma'am thank you very much for the session as you spoke. I thought a lot of my sister who has similar challenges to what you've dealt with with your son and finding the strength to help her be resilient and it's what I struggle with and do you have advice for getting somebody to see what you've talked through today. I mean I wish I could tell you. There's a magic formula like if you use this one thing that you'll teach other people but the truth is our own individual journey and we have to figure it out for ourselves. These are all skills. Happiness is not a trait. It's a skill. Gratitude is not a trait. It's a skill. Resilience is a skill and if we view it as every time we fail we have catastrophically ended the world. Then there is no way to use that failure as a lesson so if anything take more risks fail faster. Be Willing to make mistakes. We do something way different in our brain when we're worried about being compared to other people than when we're trying to get better who cares whether bombies getting promoted moving ahead faster and I struggle with this too. I don't want to sound hypocritical before I came on stage. I was like Oh. The room was fuller for the last speaker. We all do we all do it. It's life it's human. It's catching yourself in that moment. Being aware of it and move on. That's what it is. Yes thanks so much for sharing. Today this conference is a nice little reset for me and I'm assuming a lot of other people. I'm wondering if you can share after your your fall with your foot. Everything what sorts of things you did to reset your self care how you got back on track okay. So the question is what did I do to reset and get back on track? Well one I let myself sit in grief. We try to microwave grief and uncomfortable emotions but true resilience means we have to sit with them and be okay with that. You can't run from the uncomfortable emotions. Because without experiencing an m you can't experience the great ones with the same level of intensity. You have to let yourself be still. Everybody goes through difficult stuff. The goal is not to outrun it. Mindfulness means you observe it. Don't judge it and that's so hard to do. Everybody should have a therapist or a coach. I love my therapist. She has a therapist. I mean we all need one so I went to therapy. I started exercising. I made a vision board of pictures with big smiles. I made a picture of me. Standing NEXT TO OPRAH WINFREY IN BROWN AND ELLEN DEGENERES. I practiced gratitude and thanked God that I had one side of my face. That could still smile because I never knew how much missed my smile. I made myself be with friends when that's the last thing I wanted to do because I was in a deep depression but it's one day at a time. It's one choice at A. Nobody gets this all right. We tend to look around like everybody else. Has this secret magical key to a happy life that we're missing. I don't know if you've ever felt like that. Nobody has the secret key. We're all just doing the very best. We can give people the benefit of the doubt. Most people don't wake up and go can't wait to pissing people off today. We're doing the best we can. Hi Thank you for being here today. I wanted to thank you for talking about gratitude. Because I think that's really important but my question is how do you make sure gratitude doesn't limit you because I feel like some? Oh I'm thankful to have a roof in food. I shouldn't ask for more so like trying to be grateful but not letting it limit you in any way so as a great question the more you practice gratitude the easier it gets to find good stuff and it doesn't mean you can't be ambitious or want more. It means that before you can appreciate all of that stuff. You GotTa be appreciative of the things you start with running water. I mean seriously that could be something so small. I spoke at a conference where they had nasty stuff in the water and I was so thirsty. I took a drink and swigged it all down. It was super gross. I woke up the next morning. Thank you for clean water. And that's because that gross water was still drinkable right. It doesn't mean I don't WanNa be on a bigger stage or meet Michelle Obama. It doesn't mean that I'm not working on my third book right now and want it to be hugely successful or all of you speak and lead your event. It doesn't mean that but I wake up every day going. Thank you for the smile. Thank you for my thank you for the fact that I get to go out and make my own day to day and not leave it up to anybody else. Our moot should not be dependent on other people. It's about US taking control. Good yes Ma'am Hi there. First of all I was in this one as well as the loss one and you guys both kicked out. So you're and my question was about you. Talked about you know being busy being a common refrain every day that you hear from yourself from other people. Do you have any strategies for catching yourself or catching someone else? When this does get brought up every day. Yeah so it's replacing. The thought was something else so I used to say. I'm so overwhelmed them so stressed. I'm so busy now. I say my life is really full be bored if it wasn't you know the truth. Is We complain about busy. But as soon as we're bored we fill it with other stuff. Take time to be still in the morning for a few minutes. Do not check your device thirty minutes after you wake up or thirty minutes before you go to bed. It's called building a mental moat around your day. It's something Sean Acre developed. And it's so true because as soon as that happens we allow our brain to be hijacked. And then we're in reactivity the rest of the day take a few minutes when you wake up even if you have to wake up earlier and just take some deep breaths. Three deep breaths will your entire nervous system. You can take five. Take depress while tracing your hand under the table at work at your meeting right little things that you can do stopping yourself throughout the day. If you're eating lunch at your desk stop people who eat lunch at their day. Have a significant increased risk of heart disease diabetes women who work more than forty hours or fifty one hours a week.
"sean acre" Discussed on Mere Mortals Unite
"I'm going to talk with you about one of my favorite subjects gratitude. I even wrote a book about it. Titled A LITTLE. Bit of gratitude goes along way several years ago contrary to popular thought. Gratitude does have a place inside of every workplace for more than a decade researchers have been studying the effects of a positive mindset and its byproducts of increase productivity creativity and engagement gratitude creates an optimistic way of thinking. Are you aware that grateful people can have ten percent? Fewer stress related illnesses. That translates into lower absenteeism at work workers who feel well work harder and smarter to individuals who find more to appreciate in their lives become better problem solvers and produce higher quality work. That's how gratitude shows up in the bottom line of any business. We humans have it backwards. You might think fat success will drive your happiness. But we've discovered that it's just the opposite. Sean Acre did research in this area and found that people who cultivate a positive mindset improve in every business outcome gratitude is just one avenue to build this positive mental attitude known as P. M. A. It was Napoleon Hill who came up with p. m. a. which he called the science of success way back in nineteen thirty seven over eight years later we are starting to recognize. Its importance. All over again. Would you be interested in starting your day before you ever get to the office with a bit more gratitude? Are you interested in finding a way? So that burnt toast and traffic. Don't send you into a tizzy. The antidote is gratitude and I promise it will change every aspect of your life including the way you walk into your job in turn that affects everyone you come in contact with. You might be wondering. When am I gonNA find time to do that? I'm here to tell you it doesn't take much time and had Ceesay. Here's the idea as soon as you come into consciousness in the morning before you even open your eyes or look at your phone. Take a few minutes to be thankful that you have another day very thankful you know. Thousands of people thought they would get another day but they didn't then run down a list in your head like I have a bed and sheets and blankets and pillows. I have a roof over my head. I have clean running water to you. Know millions of people don't have clean water continue with. I have food a car. My kids my puppy. My cat my family. Will you get the picture how long that takes is a question you might be asking if you're still worried about the time commitment? The answer is about thirty seconds. How long does it have an effect of changing your day? I can tell you the more often you do it the longer the residual of realising how fortunate you are we all spend way too much time recognizing what isn't working in our lives and that's actually how your brain works. The time is now to make a change. I'M NOT GONNA lie to make this. Change is going to include some deliberate choices the more often you make them the more natural they become for gratitude to really flourish in needs to be shared. This is where you can utilize gratitude at work. I had a client start again you'd board. They made a space in the office. With plenty of pens and sticky notes people were encouraged to write something. They were grateful for on a note and stick it up on the wall. It started slow many times. People thought it had to be something. Big Ben is more notes. Went up that included. I had pizza today if became contagious. The first week there around ten notes and a grew to hundreds even people who put up. Nothing felt better walking by and reading someone else's notes just like negativity. Good feelings are contagious. If you WANNA start or head contact me and I'll gladly send you on. The results are always surprising. Here are a few more ideas. How `Bout sometime today? You take your phone out. Remind yourself how grateful you are to have a phone and then create a text telling someone you appreciate them. And why the why gives the appreciation clarity develop a gold today to let a colleague no y? You appreciate them. Think of how your workplace would change. If gratefulness of job well done was recognized for people every day. Not at an annual review. What would happen to your mindset if every day use for something new to be grateful for? I have a ton of ideas and how you can accomplish this. Just ask Halmi at seven two four nine four two zero four eight six and let's create a workplace where gratitude and shared appreciation are the way you do business. Thanks for listening to the businesses that CARE. Podcast share it with your friends and colleagues businesses. That cave PODCAST DOT COM to learn more about Julianne Sullivan and Receive Free Valuable Information. Go to juliane SULLIVAN DOT COM join Julianne in changing your workplace one person at a time..
"sean acre" Discussed on The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani
"Now. The thing is anyone can do this. We've had companies. We've had departments and the government of Canada take on love. We had companies with five people. Take on love week and we want to make it easy for you guys. Just Google Youtube. You will find tons of videos directly explain how to bring this into your company and again productivity will go down by two hours every day right. You're literally telling you employees to take away two hours. They're working time and spend it appreciating each other but what you will find is that the ripple effect for that will cause a boost and engagement and productivity that last the next year it is amazing. How incredible this works so remember this study? If you can allow people to become close friends with their workmate. It is one of the single biggest things you can do to boost engagement now. Another aspect of this idea of quitting connection is is what we call frequent appreciation right. Richard Branson said like flowers flourish on water people flourish on praise. Now I know this sounds fluffy so I thought what I bring in some signs what I'm GonNa play for you. Guys is a three minute video by psychologists and scientists Sean Acre on on the power of appreciation. Now this is a two minute exercise that Sean is advising companies to do. Basically he says manages to the company show up they take an I phone. They set a timer for two minutes and in that two minutes and this is the first thing they have to do when they start their job. They write an email appreciation to another person in the company. When the two-minute ends they hit send? That's it two minute. Exercise by Sean Acre now check out what Sean Kosice about what this has done for from Nassif corporations and just have an open mind because there's hokey and fluffy as it sounds this signs happiness. Maybe a choice but it requires some effort on our part and I think it requires effort both at the individual level but also I think those busted owned companies. Those of us that lead other people. I think that we have. It's just a moral obligation but a business obligation to make sure that the people on our team aren't positive state. I think the individual level one. Thanks we've found huge success with it. is we started having individuals each day. The managers ofttimes lead us. Oh what we'd have people do at facebook we have people do a nationwide insurance. US We had and every morning when the gun to work. The very first task they had to do. For Twenty one days row was to write a single to positive email praising or thanking one person that they know simple two minute positive so it could be something as simple as like you so much for helping me with my work yesterday or it could be something meaningful like. You're the reason why I come into work each day. You're you're my best friend here or it could be you know. Thank you so much for covering for me when I had so much work going on the other day but each one those moments with that person is doing is. They're providing providing craze to somebody else and they do it for three days road they get addicted to it. They how mazing they are for reading that email. It's morning and people start reading most back. About how grateful grateful that they are the real value is twenty one days later if we come back in and test the group the desert if somebody did for twenty days row it turns out that their social connection score is in the top four tile social connection so a simple two minute habit each day moved them exactly where people want them to be within the studies which least Nali loves happiness for promotion productive energies sales. All things every business outcome we know how to test for so we did this a nationwide insurance. We're working with the president of nationwide brokerage solutions Russians Gary Baker. WHO said he was a numbers guy? He said I thought happiness research was fluff and showed him the numbers. And we've been doing these organizations so allowed us to do this intervention mentioned this team we did a couple interventions but they think that this was the most powerful one over the next eighteen months they had a fifty percent rise in their revenue which is crazy two hundred thirty any seven percent increase. Yeah that's the incredible part. Two hundred thirty seven percent increase in application rates. Google flew out. See what they're doing. They're pharmaceutical company. Client it came out to see how they're running their call centers. They start taking people off of their phones. He saved for ten minutes so that they can actually have an opportunity to praise one another to check in on a success may have had switched leader each day. They call them. Idols turns out that they went from six hundred. Fifty million nine hundred fifty million in a single year with no new ars which was a nominal. Isn't that data amazing and by the way Shawn Acre. Wrote the book happiness advantage. He's a Harvard scientists. This this was an actual experiment nationwide insurance and how many of you think that you could spend two minutes a day writing an email so this is such a powerful idea. I cannot. You've been expressed. How amazing this is now? I had a bit. I use WHATSAPP because we communicate a lot not teams using WHATSAPP. And I leave an audio message or use emoticons but you can do it in any way you want. It's about the feeling of appreciation. So that was concept number two social connections now. Sean did say something there. He said when people start doing this they rise to the top twenty five percent wattle over company in terms of social activities score. This is a measurement that Harvard uses to identify who what the people in the company that typically get rated kindness the friendliest most supported it's called social connections score. Like if you look at people like either Lancia right really high social connection score. He is here helping and supporting so many people now. What the Harvard study found? Is that people who are in that top twenty five percent of social connection score. Aw Forty percent more likely to get a race than anyone else. Forty percent more likely now when they've found that they did this experiment with the two-minute appreciation. That people who are doing that immediately within one month they go to twenty five percent wattle. So not only. Are they making their peers happier indirectly based on Harvard data. They just created a forty percent better chance of them getting race. It's fascinating but sometimes because it's so easy we don't do it. And we bring bring in these high priced business consultants strategy consultants not realizing that sometimes a two minute practice. That you can bring into a company can cost that company to go from six hundred eleven fifty million to nine hundred and fifty million. It's all about culture folks. It's all about the people now. We'll go onto third point which I really am excited about in. Its call infuse meaning so human being goal driven organisms. This means that one of the things that makes us separate from animals is that we chase goals and and it seems to be healthy for us to chase these goals. As long as we're not tying happiness to the goal that the happiness is part of the journey Japan has some of the longest is leading people in the world and when I spoke to Jason Proud he said meaning is so keen. Crucial to everything in Okinawa. which is another one of the blue zones now in Japan? There's this concept called IKI Guy and icky Guy. It's a beautiful model of how to give people a reason for being IKI guy translates to reason reason for being the closest English word we would have to be meaning but what we find. Is that when you bring these elements into work. Passion Mission Vocation Profession. Having people do what they love do what the world needs do what they can be paid for and do what they're good at you give them meaning. So here's why this is important. Another Gallup study found that men who retire at eighty eighty six percent kept working because they found their work fun but ninety three percents kept working because they found on their work meaningful meaning directly seems to translate to longevity to longevity at the job to these people continued working into get eighty s because they found their job meaningful. So how do you do this right. WELP SALIMA SMILE in his book exponential organizations coined the phrase called all the massive transformational Corpus. And it means companies that have an empty p a massive transformational purpose to make the world better they attract the best minds. They create the best motivation in the job. They create the highest rates of productivity because they give people meaning seed. See the problem with most people. Is that the problems. Aren't big enough the problem that most people as they're trying to figure out. How do I lose this extra fat man? What is up with that guy who never texted me back these are tiny problems but the takeaway from people's true power and potential? So if you're running a company what you WANNA do is gift people bigger the problems to solve. Can you solve clean water for planet earth. Can you help improve human education. Can you help create healthier children. What problem are you trying? I just saw with your company. This guy does it remarkably well. Elon Musk and in a study of Silicon Valley workers the people who rank meaning as the highest in terms of their jobs jobs are the people who work for SPACEX and Tesla Number One and number two both companies run by Ilan. Must now if you listen to how Elon Musk talks you you can see what he's doing. He infuses everyone with a massive transformational purpose. That picture was taken when me and Jim Quick went to spacex to have a private audience with Ilan muster around thirty of us over there and we asked him what is spacex about now spacex is essentially a rocket company that is a trucking company for the International Space Station. They take parts to put satellites up but to build things that international space station. And it's a trucking company that vertically sense truck up a payload at ill on this and talk about that he doesn't talk about. Oh we send payloads into space. He said my goal is to make mankind in interplanetary species. Because you never know when and the next asteroid is GonNa hit planet and wipe us out just like you backup your hard drive. Backup humanity on Mars and he went on to say this this. I don't know when it's going to happen. I'd say ten years in ten years we can start a colony on Mars. It was twenty fifteen when he said this and he also said this he says you know I'm known and to be over-optimistic with time notice. He's speaking about something so powerful it rallies his troops. He doesn't have a clear the timeline of when it's going to happen. They don't yet know how to get to Mars. That they know that they are going to figure it out but even though he is not there yet. It's more than ten years away. When he talks about his company? He talks ten years in the future and that rallies the employee's a key idea I learned from speaking speaking to people like Peter. Diamond is speaking people like Elon. Musk is when somebody asks you what Your Company does when you're telling that story to prospective hires..
Innovative Solutions for a Happy, Healthy, Connected Workplace
"Lot of people have perceptions about what funding the workplaces some of you may have been traumatized by creepy team building stuff. It's not that it's really really not so. I think you'll be surprised and pleased that there's there's alternatives to that and establish fun as a process. Ask Not an event and that was one of my moments years ago when I was doing this in the workplace. We'll we'll talk a little bit about that. that God wouldn't it be better if you took those euphoric but fleeting feelings that you get from an event once or twice a year and break those up consistently throughout the course of the year wouldn't that yield better revette better results and in fact it did and that's that's how we really got started with this model and then finally teach you how to easy effective affordable programming again. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised tries so let's get into it so the agenda terms you will not recognize that's because we made them up. The first is easy. We're going to talk a little bit about the evolution of fun the work place the why and the Roi So so why is fun your competitive advantage thankfully. There's a lot of people out there today. A lot of brilliant mind Sean Acre Simon Sinek Tony Shay others who have done a lot of the the research and have the experience about the Y. Fund and we're going to talk about that it. It's usually frames frames up a conversation about the health too but know that our expertise really GonNa talk about today is how to successfully implement fund or place place so after we do the the the evolution of wine or why the laws of fun in these are the things that we learned over the course of a more than a decade of delivering of funding workplace in every conceivable vertical market that you could imagine any is companies doesn't matter these laws or universal truth. I WANNA call them our our standard within any application and then the shared experience agreeance and this is where the model really gets different. We talk about what's fun for you. Your culture your environment not inflicted fun on on you as some people may have experienced in the past and then how to develop your creative inventory. This is literally how to put it together and create brief but organic in fun activities in the workplace that really will get you moving on your way to establishing a culture of funded happiness at work and then finally finely design activate and sustain so you know it's all words and talk unless you actually make the commitment to do it and put it on the calendar even make it happen so that's the agenda. Let's let's get started so the first peers the Lucien end of the why are are alive fun at work. I'm going to spend a little bit of time just credentialing if you will so what makes us the experts and you know why is this information meaningful and what I want you to take away in this piece of it is that this is all based on practice and experience right so it's not a theoretical this is based on practice and experience it all started many many years ago at a company. United Electric Supply or there for many years and they had a work hard play hard ethic act before culture was even a term that was used in business but work hard play hard ethic ethic and I just naturally gravitated towards the play hard. I already knew how to work hard so but my my hunters suspicion was that that was was this companies competitive advantage that play and fun. I'm led to all these wonderful results. This company had on high productivity high retention high profitability on paper. They shouldn't have even been in business because there's a lot bigger competitors that could take them out from a pricing standpoint but wonderful customer service great place still is today but we formed the circuit club and many of you may be on on committees at at work trying to fund plan fun activities in the workplace or engagement committees culture committees so we had the circuit club we met every two weeks ten people and we learned a lot through that process but I started to see that it wasn't just appropriate to have fun after work work while we did those events in Annual Holiday Party and summer picnic as many of you made may still do what I noticed over the period of years as they became Louis and less popular as people's demands for the personal time just became more and more evidence. There was less attendance at at those events so I thought Jeez. Let's plan things brief but consistently throughout the course of the year and we did in that model really seemed to work so my fascination continued. You'd I started to research fun workplace and this guy came up so if anybody can guess who that is and you can type it in Dan. I'll give you send you two dollar bill or a book or something. I don't know but that is Dr Paul McGee and he's one of the foremost authorities is on fun and humor laughter and very well published and just really awesome guide. He happened to live in my home town or when house research in it. I thought what the heck this guy's from my neighborhood so we met and you know he he really thought that this theory theory I had about starting a company called the fun department to to change the model of of traditional team building you know was was a good one but he he said be prepared for a long haul. there's a lot of nonbelievers out there and then before. I got started. I thought wow jeeze. Maybe I should get some professional help. Somebody who really cleaners deliver fun so I got this guy so Dave Raymond is the guy who who created the best mascot of all all time he lived as the philly fanatic for many many years and it was a friend of mine and I thought Jeeze if anybody knows how to have fun at stave so God together with Dave and and we created this this company fun department back in five did this team building events for many many years until today and we still do lots of team building events and then wrote a book documented or process. We wanted to teach people this model in process that you're GONNA learn today so we started a training consulting part of the business and then we got out into the product business in two thousand seventeen actually shipping subscription a services as of boxes of fun and then finally in very proud to be partners with delivering happiness twenty eighteen we started a partnership with the age age and if anybody knows that company born out of Tony Shays experience with ZAPPA's starting a company based on culture the happiness and fun and taking a very tradition no boring business online shoes and making it mega successful so one of many examples of companies today that are disruptors in the marketplace that are starting with culture starting with happiness happiness and fun and and building a company from there so much like the experience at United Electric where nothing fancy or glamorous about electric electrical supplies allies but they had this amazing culture that was based on funded happiness at work so that's enough credentialing sorry if it seemed like a commercial just wanted to give you a little history and background and and why you know why it's important to recognize that this again is based on practice and experience so the more data and we're going to again talk about the how to but I I want to cover the why because most conversations about funded happiness happiness at work. Somebody's gotTa be convinced. It's leader you know. CEO CFO somebody's gotta say Jeez. Why do we WANNA do this. What makes it important so this. Is You just one statistic and it's one of my favorites because it says eighty one percent of employees not this is not from leaders. It's not for management. eighty-one birth sign of employees in companies denoted as great in fortunes one hundred best companies to work for say they work in a fun workplace. Environment Arment so that's significant because from an employee standpoint fun has the highest correlation of any other thing that makes up a the culture and what people think denotes a great company so it's important to know that from your employees perspective that fun ranks very vary hi it's sixty to seventy percent correlation to a great company so important to notice if you're GONNA start with culture why not start with you know with fun
"sean acre" Discussed on Strong By Design Podcast
"But it's not like going to university in getting a degree in taking it off the list. It's a lifestyle that you're just incorporating the steps everyday, on all of a sudden, you're doing the recipe and everything's works, and your magically, getting stuff done. You don't have this chemical dread cascade, or you don't do the recipe and then things go back to the way, they work, right? So this can become your normal like like rewrite not like it's just rewiring it. So this does become your normal. Yes. And then over time, and it does take time to rewire Euronet will. Yeah. Definitely put it really does change the plasticity of the brain, you can do things. So that's one component. Another component would be. There's a great. It's something called activation energy in. There's, there's a speaker on YouTube called, Sean acre think he teaches at Harvard any calls activated energy, which is very helpful piece of this for people to know that's the getting ready to get ready part. Right. Ready and that's the part that we discount. So if you're gonna if you are planning new exercise thing, and you're gonna oh, I haven't been running for a year in tomorrow to start running a mile a day, and you're gonna do some, you have some big thing in mind. One way to help yourself is to get rid of the activation, energy. Get rid of the little steps that it would take to get you started. Because those we think are tampering, thanks. Those are nothing may take a few seconds often but may, but they completely kill it for us. Right. So, for example, Sean, acre, he said he wanted to play guitar, and it kept having an intention to play the guitar, and he had to walk ten feet to the closet, where the Qatari was any, only played two days out of a month. He wanted to play guitar, but the next intention, he got rid of that ten feet and he put the guitar on a little stand right at the end of the couch and getting rid of just those ten feet changed it. And he ended up practicing every day, so. Oh, how that could look for someone else might be. For example, he wanna be exercising, but you notice new go to bed thinking exercise tomorrow, when you wake up in the morning, need hit the snooze alarm. You don't do that. You could enact case, get your workout clothes all laid out, and they're either at the end of the bed, or your sneakers are at the door. Ready to go with your gym bag? It just makes a crazy difference. Right. It makes a crazy difference you would think that shouldn't matter but it's so it does it so funny. That, that reminds me when I was living in New Zealand, working with a client. And like the like you get most people know know what eating healthy. Most people exercising good free. And so, I was kind of like to refer over sort of rehab for people that wanted to lose weight, get health because they've got all the diets tried all the all the things. Yes. And they would walk into my office going, I okay. When whatever it is you do. Can you do that for me? Because nothing's working stick to it for three months. I fall off and I had one client. And honestly, we started with her actually putting on her running shoes at night, and wearing them to that. Oh, wow. That's what it took. She like the backpack was right by her nightside table. And her running shoes were on now mind shit and take running shoes off to get her like her gym clothes on. But that I mean, the first nation sleep. Well, you know, but it worked. Right. And I'm like, why can't I do something for myself for the stuff that I'm putting you can you? Absolutely. I mean it's the bigger. We can't do the whole thing on. But it's bigger but there's, there's another piece to this. That's really helpful, which is that silliness isn't a component is so silliness is the opposite brain chemistry to dread at a little bit of silliness. I recommend that everybody go get on easy buttons from Staples. Oh, jed serious or easy buttons for Staples dot com or Staples dot e you if you're in Europe, they're like seven bucks..
"sean acre" Discussed on Conversations with Phil
"And results aren't getting produced or things or falling short of what you hope for. And there's often no shortage of excuses or blaming. You know, the reason that I didn't get it done was old Fred, you know, fell down on the job didn't do his part or whatever it might be. But it really resonated with me, the, you know, blaming and justifying is really never a productive behavior. And it really gets in the way of what you're trying to do. So that one probably the work ethic and personal responsibility. Dimension is really important to me. Excellent. Excellent with good stuff. So lots of lots of great stuff in the book the nine dimensions of conscious success. So David you mentioned that your a reader, and you like to read so besides for your book what are couple books that. You've found that's helped shape your thinking or that. Maybe you're looking forward to reading twenty nineteen and beyond. Yeah. Some that. I will read. In couple that I have read one Sean acre is an interesting guys and interesting author, and he wrote ties written several books, and he wrote a book called the happiness advantage, which I was really intrigued by saw him speak. And that that influence me a lot I made big Patrick Lynch Yoni thin and their three that I have read or in the process of reading a number one the five dysfunctions of a team number two the ideal team player number three the advantage. All of them are really great. He's he's quite adept at telling a good story and teaching the lesson at the same time. And you know, there were classics over the years. I remember many years ago reading in search of excellence by Tom Peters. And also then learning for five years later, the the fleeting notion of excellence wins some of the companies that he had highlighted were really struggling. And the not a slam on Tom Peters who was a very successful writer. So a number of things, and I try to mix in, you know, a little fiction with the those kinds of things, but those are some books that have been influenced by of course, Ken Blanchard. The original one minute manager was solid and he has some recent books about health now that are really terrific as well. So those are some of the influences. Awesome awesome. Big Sean anchor fan as well. I had time Peters. Enter talk about his latest book several months ago. Fantastic fantastic guy. Really good insights, even even today that book was written almost forty years ago now in. And even though the tide turned for some of those companies the lessons were critical. It was the lessons that you took out of. And it kind of a kind of speaks to an overarching thing that is important all of us. And that is how do we think how do we think an analyze analytical skills? And how do we look at a situation, and you can see it in a lot of organizations that some people look at the situation and look at it on its surface and say will hear the conclusions. Other people wanna die below the surface and not just look at symptoms, but look at root cause and say what's really causing this somebody many years ago came up with a great model for this that I've used in my work as the five wise that you ask a question and say why is that? And then you ask why again doing that five times gets you to a much deeper level of analysis. Yeah. Absolutely. Absolutely. So leaning on the shoulders of giants is what this book is all about an helping you be more conscious in your success as David says subtitles all about you. So it's the nine dimensions of conscious success. If you wanna check it out more go to conscious success. Does have a lot of S's there so conscious success dot com is the website and David if people have questions or they want to interact with you more their social media channel that you frequent that they can ask questions at we're working with a company now that were certainly prominent or becoming more prominent on Facebook Twitter, we also are launching a new website in January, and we'll be doing a webinar. And if you go to conscious success dot.
"sean acre" Discussed on Live Happy Now
"Welcome to episode one ninety of live happy. Now. This is your host Paula Phelps. Thanking you for joining us as we get a little deeper into the new year. It's a great time to pick up some books that can help you make the most of the weeks and months ahead this week live happy book editor Sandra Bill, Bray talks with us about five books that she thinks could change your life in the new year. And she tells us why you don't wanna miss them, Sandra. Thank you for joining us here today. You know, our our readers get to see what you've done, but it's not very often that our listeners get to hear from you. So I'm very excited press to have this conversation today. Oh, I am too. I'm so happy to be here Paula now, you do a great job of getting out there and finding all new positive psychology books that are coming out and guiding us through what's going on. So we thought this would be the perfect time to sit down and talk about some of the things that maybe people wanna read for twenty nineteen to help get the year starred in it or help the year progress a little bit smoother. Oh, absolutely. So one of the first books that I wanna talk about is called big potential by Sean acre this book is so great to start a year out because it's all about achieving your potential through the power of community. Oh, interesting. What ways did he bring out the weaking us community to retire potential? Well, you know, it's so, you know, I think this is so true. He, you know, just talks about how you know. So many people feel like they're in their own lane, and they have to achieve success, you know, for themselves in their own lane. But he's he discusses and writes about in this book that you don't have to go alone that if you around yourselves with other stars than you will truly be able to shine. And that's something that's hard for us to do. I think a lot of times as individuals, but it's getting probably more difficult because of our relation that. We've we've. Been able to achieve through technology. So does he dress? How to kind of overcome some of that in fine negatively with other. He really does. You know, he writes a lot about how you know, when you pursue success alone, you become stressed, and and disconnected, and you know, you know, while some might say that social media has made us more connected world, you know, others point out how, you know, the one on one conversations face to face, you know, those those are are minimized, and then that can actually lead to more feelings of isolation. Or if when people use social media, you know to compare their lives, you know, to others. It can also make them feel, you know, very alone or ice elated or like, they don't measure up, and he's saying, you know, let's really invest in our support systems. So, you know, we know through all the research live happy, you know, that the more you. Best in relationships. The happier you become and he's saying are support systems actually make high-achieving possible. You know, whether it's you have a team and everyone on your team has different strengths. And that helps lift you up or you have a support system is like cheerleading squad behind you. And you know to uplift you and inspire you and encourage you. So those are some of the things that made me think about from his book big potential. That's terrific. And that's something that's really important for us to start thinking about right now in kind of plan for it's not something that comes naturally now. We kind of have to put ourselves in that situation to connect with other. So it's great now that we have a guidebook for doing that. Yes. Absolutely. You know, I don't think it's the first thing that would come to people's minds, you know, connect Tivoli as the pathway to fulfill your potential, whether it's a gym or. You know, it's a reading group or just a group of friends, and you get together, you know, that that that can really help. You excel ary your success terrific. So what's our next one? What's our next.
"sean acre" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Hundred. And ninety two point one FM. Welcome back to coast to coast Mitch Horowitz with us and your phone calls as well. Our final segment with Mitch Mitch do you believe that everybody has the ability to have ESP extrasensory perception that is a really wonderful question. One of my great heroes. J B Ryan who was an early researcher. He was skeptical on that count. He believed that some people were born with a natural ability, and it could be strengthened. But it didn't belong to everyone. I think if J B Were with us today, he would probably agree that there is some innate ability and everyone because there have been pre cognition experiments done recently. But my friend dean Raden at the institute of nomadic sciences in northern California. And he found that among a very wide range of subjects if you were to show people images that were either very disturbing like violent imagery are very arousing. They would events some sort of. Of physical sign of the image. That was to come just microseconds before it flashed onto the screen like maybe their sweat glands or their adrenal glands began to secrete or something like that. So recent research demonstrates to us that actually some form of the SP, even when it's very subtle can be found among members of the general population. All right back to the calls. Greg in Burbank, California. Hey, greg. Go ahead everybody either I have birthday coming up next week. And I started to reflect back in my life. Which is quite interesting that I wanted to share this incredible synchronised. Occurrence I've been keeping track of him ever since they started happening more frequently and I was going to talk to one of your guests. George Paul Selig. I guess yes. Oh, yeah. You ever had to actually take get through to do it. But he'll be back on my top three. Thank goodness they experiences. I'm here in Los Angeles. I went to a bowling alley one Friday evening at about eleven pm just as as I was entering the doorway. I found a wallet at the door of the establishment. I picked it up. Threw it it had a driver's license money some business cards. So I took it to the desk. Had try to pay the person you nobody came to claim it. I within the wall. There was a card from somebody connected with the Los Angeles Police Department. So I called the police I said his officer in because they found somebody he might know. They want. They said he'll be in next morning. So if you wanna drop it off he can get it to him. And I said, well, I'm here at a bowling alley. I'm I'm here to play the arcade games. Yeah. Next to the bowling alley was connected restaurant. Went to the restaurant had them paid for the person. And nobody came for it. So I said, well, I'm here at the Boeing I'm here to play. So I stay there till one in the morning. Is gonna do everything with that wallet? The next day as I'm driving home at one o'clock in the morning. I was about a block away from my house. I had a dollar left after playing the games. I'm going to go buy a lottery ticket. Picked out convenience store. Many stores there test stations all that pick out a convenience store. Bought a lottery ticket for one dollar and. Like to take it with me or do it. They're get it there. And it said I want a free ticket. Went back in line saying, well, I'm not gonna come back tomorrow for it. Go in in line two guys in front of me. We're talking to each other. And all I heard from one of them was it was just a wallet. I said Mr. so-and-so, he said, yeah. I said I'm your angel. Oh. I gave him his wallet. He's gonna buy you a beer said. No, I don't drink. But this is one shot, and what twenty million people in the city. At one o'clock in the morning. Isn't that? Bizarre. And at least he didn't say, hey, where's my two hundred dollars? I had in the wallet. All there. I believe it wild. But I I mean, I had been keeping a collection. George was part of two of them, actually. Absolutely wild. But eventually, maybe I'm considering going out and speaking about this was the guy in shock, Greg way. He was like, oh, man. You know? I. Well know when you lose it, and you're like. I mean, it's all weird license your credit cards pain, two to three hours later in the city of Los Angeles. Somebody finds you and he's got the wallet right in front of me. And he's an honest guy. Sure. That's the important thing. Hey, thanks, Greg. Appreciate that. That's a great story. Mitch. It's absolutely wild. Look at everything that has a lineup for that to occur. You know, he buys a lottery ticket you have this infinitude of possibilities loan dollar. Right. His last dollar. He wins a free lottery ticket and it gets back online. If he had won the free lottery ticket. He never would have circled back. Now. Let me ask you a gratitude question at the guy who got the wallet back. Yeah. Other than say, can I buy you a beer should he have done a little bit more. Well, listen, you know, I mean making a gesture like that is at least a way of saying, thank you. But I would hope that what that guy has done is. You know, we use the phrase pay it forward. It's such a wonderful phrase. You know, if somebody does something extraordinary for you do three such things do three such things, you know, out there in the world. This is how things multiply would help that guy said, well, gee, I'm gonna take half the money that's in my wallet. And you know, give it to a fund to help people who have lost houses in the fire. You know, something like that. Whatever way we pay it forward. Linda in Durango, Colorado is with us now. Hi, Linda, how are you doing great? I hope you are too. I am and I'm glad you're doing. Well. And I'm glad you Mitch that you and your family were able to get out safely with the flyers even with that. New York City, but thank you for the good wishes. Anyway, appreciate it. Thank you. Keep you continue keeping me all on my prayers. Thank you, very much whatever's going to ask about is professor languor. You you mentioned her earlier. Yeah. From harvard. Yeah. Thank you. That was part of the wanted to be overtime texture because of the my dad's got Alzheimer's. Memory unit. Well, so if you wanted to be able to get every you know as much. Have him be able to hang onto as much memory as possible while she worked with people Mitch, I don't know she works with individual patients. But if you put Ellen Langer aging study into any search engine, you will find her studies, you'll find some really excellent articles on her work. I don't know that she sees individual patients because she's a researcher, but Ellen Langer aging study put it into Google or any search engine and you'll you'll find the information. Okay. Good luck in the miracle club. Great. Thanks for bringing that up. Mitch first time caller, Sean in Rosehill, California's with us. Hey, Sean, good morning. Fodder to be on with you today. Happy thanksgiving. Thank you. They just wanted to say real quick before I say to Mr. Horowitz. I appreciate what he's saying. You've been a a friend to me and a kindred spirit. Even though you didn't know it for the better part of twenty years I worked mostly graveyard in law enforcement with my my three patrol over twenty years ranger scout. And jet. Like, I couldn't I couldn't always listen to you. But when we were in the car, and we were able to just be monitoring or things were slow. I was with coast to coast, and you and your guest and your listeners, and I really appreciate it. Thank you show right on. I appreciate what you're saying. And by I think, there's a great value, and philosophies and stuff, especially when it comes to politeness or just offer this one of the things that I've always tried to us over the years is that people appreciate and we'll value when you take enough of an interest in them, and even someone you just met to learn and try and remember their name and to pronounce it correctly, just something as as minute in some people's mind is just using someone's name when you're having a conversation with a mean so much. Yes. Yeah. That's a great observation. You know? It's funny. Some of these small things in life. They tap into so much the great philosopher William James made the observation that one of the greatest drives that we have in life is the drive to be appreciated. Just the simple drive to be appreciated. And so saying thank you to somebody. Were you using somebody's name as as you were just describing that satisfies something very deep in a person. And you have no idea what that ripple effect will be what it will be in terms of your relationship with them. How will come back to you? Or how will move on to other people simple things can make a huge difference. What did you think of the person who steal somebody's efforts in order to make himself or herself look better? Yeah. It's it's it's it's it's something that not only do I have a negative view of that. But there's a whole literature out there nowadays that basically teaches people how to be sneaky, and I disapprove of. You know, I disapprove of this idea that you get ahead by standing on somebody else's shoulders. I think the only pass to a power is a noble path. And I realized there are corrupt paths to power. But I think that they erode the inner life of the person who employs them. I don't believe in taking credit for other people's ideas. I don't believe in being sneaky. I don't believe in trying to intimidate or undermine other people. That's just not the kind of power literature that I'm into is not the road to power that. I want the fintech wrote the power is one in which you're able to see through your plans in the world without impeding. Anybody else's ability to do the same in their own life. We have Kathy in Winnipeg Canada now. Hi kath. Go ahead. Oh, hi, everybody. How's everything going down there? Okay. Kathy. Thanksgiving. Actually, Mitch this is the first time I've heard you speak, and actually I thought iphone in and tell you I grew up in a dysfunctional family, but too so it's use some bad experiences. I ended up burnt-out on the job. And and then I ended up studying psychology for ten years and changed my life around and it's been fabulous ever since. That's wonderful. That's wonderful. I've met I have a really super girlfriend who supports me. I have a nice male friend in my life who I'm learning from all the time. He's he's he's taught me some great treasures. And and then I have. And then I have another friend who helps me who's just just really a great guy. Just really a great guy. So I and people are basically nice people mostly then I was wondering have you heard of Stockton, Sean, acre. I have not no who is he Kathy. Well, he he got his doctorate out of Harvard, and he he did work in positive psychology. And actually, I don't know whether he's still runs it or not. But he runs the the Email healthy mind. Very well. And I think I sent you an Email about him, George. Okay. So far for the first four recognition of depression. But he he talks about psychology psych positive psychology is what his Geico's all about. He puts. I think he puts on the happiness conference. Have you heard of that not likely them? I don't think I have. But it's a great name for it. Yeah. Conference. Thank you know, one of the things I like about what the caller was saying is that sometimes people will be suffering..
"sean acre" Discussed on Live Happy Now
"But there was a study done where only third of people have ever say say believe they have ever been thanked for their work in an office. All my gosh. No wonder people hate going to work, right? And think about how easy it is to say when you know. Obviously, I'm a manager. Lots of people work for me. Now, he's just for me to say. Thank you for that. I really appreciate it. You made my life easy easier by doing that. It really does make the person who receives that complement or that. Thank you feel so much better. And then here's the kicker. It makes you feel so much better too. Because you're taking the time to express appreciation it actually makes you feel better. And these are little things we forget gratitude actually grows when you share it. I mean, it's really kind of if I share it with somebody else. They're grateful. Well, if you're grateful, you're more likely to share it with somebody else and so on and so on and so on like you said it's upward spiral. And there's no downside to it. It's not like if I do this. I have to okay, you have to lose some of your negative, and he have to lose some of your grumpiness. But other than that if you want to consider that a downside there, really no negative side effect to gravitate. No, there's no negative side. Checked and it's free every single moment free and easy to access every single moment of your life. Well, here's something that I do know about you as you, and I are similar in the fact that for both of us gratitude comes easily it's one of our top five character strength, banks. And so we kind of get a little day pass when it comes to practicing it because it does something that's very easy for us. It comes naturally. So what about people who don't have that as a natural strength? How do they go about cultivating that and really nurturing it? So it becomes more natural for them. Well, one of my favorite exercises, and this this comes out of the via strength book, Sean acre talks about it has ball. In fact, fact almost every happiness practices book. It's an art. It's in live happy ten practice choosing joy gratitude one of the practices. It's an almost every book you could ever pick up because it works. If you wanna work on your gratitude and believe me gratitude has a massive impact. On your life. And you don't have to believe me. There's all sorts of statistics out there. Studies out there that show that gratitude has an impact on your overall happiness and well-being without a doubt. And I'll try and get actually we'll get the editors to post some of those some of that information on the website when this podcast posted. So people can go there and look at it. But one of the easiest practices to do. It's easy to do. And it's easy not to do. So you actually have to do it for it to work is taken journal and put it next to your bed and everyday at the end of the evening right down three things, you're grateful for and they have to be specific. It can't be grateful for my three children Zack in Quin every single day. 'cause yesterday grateful for them a more specific instance, white be I am grateful that my son Zach gave me a big hug when I came through the door today because I really needed it. That's a very specific example. Those are the things you need to write down, and you only need to write down three and some. Days you might just be grateful that you made it home, and it's time to go to bed and you wanna turn off the lights, and that's it. And that's okay as their days like that for all of us. Even those of us that live Abby we have days like that. But what will happen if you do this for twenty one days, you're gonna start practicing? Gratitude naturally, you're gonna start thinking of things to be grateful for more importantly, you're going to be noticing things to be grateful for in your day. And you're gonna at the end of the day you need to write that now. And what a study that was done on..
"sean acre" Discussed on WLAC
"It. Right. So you're gonna take a weapon. What will it take money wise to finish it? What never had a professional answer on that? But probably about eight thousand ten thousand dollars. Yeah. And what is your household income? Well, my husband he worked forty hours a week. What's your household income? Thirty seven thousand a year. Okay. So your husband is the only one working. Well, we have a business that doesn't make running. It doesn't make money. His income is about twenty seven thousand in the business makes about fifteen thousand yearly. Okay. Caretaking position. We'll be making about forty eight hundred cash, but we get housing for free. Yeah. I got that part until you get until he decides he doesn't want you to caretake anymore, and then you don't have housing for free anymore. That's right. So I mean, he could walk in tomorrow and fire you. Pretty much. I changed my mind. And then you you have a housing issue again. So you have any idea what the house you have sort of built would bring as it is. Well, we had a appraisal. And if it were completed it would be about one hundred and sixty thousand it's Mark completed so probably one hundred and fifty hundred and forty five. No, no, not if it's not completed it won't know because it's a further discount than the cost to takes to complete it. It's a lot further discount because basically the typical consumer cannot buy this house. Okay. Because they don't have any money, and they're trying to get a mortgage, and they can't get a mortgage on this house. And so that limits your in that limits, your selling pool to investors, and they're going to discount that a lot deeper than that. If you get one hundred out of this should be flying. I'm thinking. So. How much have you borrowed against it? So far. The house itself we owe thirty thousand but there some property attached to it so altogether one hundred thousand. You owe one hundred thousand against the house and the property which would bring a hundred and sixty if it were fixed if you sold the property as well. Yes. Okay. Yeah. I would look at trying to pick up the other ten thousand dollars in an additional loan and get this house finished. And let's get it sold as soon as possible. And then just. Are you saving money until we? Yeah. Yeah. What are you have you know, you should have some equity in your pocket at that point? I mean, not a ton. But you're gonna get a little money out of it. So. This hasn't worked out for you. You realize that right? You've got way too many hours in this house and really didn't get much out of it. When all the smoke clears here, right? Right. You'll get a little bit. But it's not it's not worked out. Very good. So you know, you're going to have to reset that. And then the second thing I'm going to tell you guys need to look at your incomes because your household income has you very very low income. And so I want to think about careers. What can we do to get our income up long-term? And I want to think about some part time jobs in the meantime, but yeah, I would get that house finished up saving scratching clawing painting. And. You know, if you borrow three thousand bucks or something that's fine. But let's see let's get it sold as fast as possible. Now, if the land is such that you can sell off a piece of the land without selling the house in order to have the money to finish the house. That's what I would do. I. Sean acre off the corner use that money to finish the house, then get the house sold and that way, there's no more debt involved. Olivia is with us in Lexington. Livia? How are you? How are you better than I deserve? What's up? I'd have had a question, and I had a significant amount of debt and I'm wanting to pay that off. But I'm also in recovery for. And part of that is going to therapy. So. I use your regular income planning to budget. And if I put their PF the, and it's most likely not going to get paid and some kind of. Quit that I'm not really sure way to put it in the budget or how big of a priority to make it. How long you been clean? Seventy five days. Good for you. Well done what is it sex addiction and an eating disorder. Okay. All right. Well, no, I'm not gonna put therapy on hold right now. This is something you need you need some accounts Lord to walk with you as you finish this life transformation. And that that is a central to you having a life. Would you agree with that statement? Now what I would do is this number one. It's not a permanent situation the therapies not permanent. It's not gonna be there. The rest of your life fifty years from now, you're not gonna still be going to that therapists. Okay. I hope and then otherwise therapist is not very good. But so at some point you'll you'll pull back from that. And the second thing will happen is as you continue to address your income and your out go, you're gonna find ways to make more income, and as you have more emotional healing. You're gonna feel more energized to make more income. And so if this month, you don't pay any extra on the debt, but you pay your therapy good. If next month the same thing happens, okay? But by this time next year, we ought to be making some more money, right? Let's do something. Let's kick our life in gear, and let's start to clean up the debt mess too. But for today seventy five whole days, you've been clean. That's a great start. But it's not like you told me you've been clean for two years by the time. You're calling for two years. We ought to be have different having a different conversation about the money. Would that make sense to you? So let's get you healed. And then let's see your money. Okay. And as you go, and it's not going to be a suddenly like a switch, flips and you go. Okay. I'm okay now getting the money now, it's not all or nothing. It's going to be gradual. It'll be incremental. You'll feel better you'll you know, when you're ninety days or your four months, you ought to feel different than you feel right now, and you ought to be able to do more and make more and save more and cut more and you'll have more focus on the money because you'll be more healed and have to spend less of your emotional energy. Just coming through this right now your game on just getting through this is that right? Okay. Well, I want you to finish turning the corner. You've turned the corner would you finish turn the corner.
"sean acre" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"Welcome back to the program a federal lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a student in marcus in wisconsin schools is a high school student named mathew sean acre in marcus in wisconsin schools the lawsuit alleges that marcus in schools in penalizing mr schenker shocker for wearing pro second amendment t shirts to school violated due process rights let me explain real quickly and then we'll get to the attorney on this case to talk about the federal lawsuit the boy matthew war to to t shirts at least these are the t shirts the pictures i've seen that expressed a pro second amendment amendment message and featured drawings of guns on the shirts all it was was one said love and i think the other ones said celebrate diversity and had pictures of guns in fact you might know these t shirts because some of you might even own them i happen to have the celebrate diversity shirt myself he wears these to school his parents check the handbook to make sure that he doesn't violate the dress code or anything like that and and they conclude is they look at the rules that this is acceptable attire to send their student matthew to school in matthew's teachers the principal strenuously objected to the t shirts not being able to find anything explicit in the student handbook on the dress code they claimed they could exclude matthew from participating in class or make him go home.
"sean acre" Discussed on SUCCESS Talks
"This episode is sponsored by gusto payroll and benefits are heart especially when you're a small business gusto is making payroll benefits and hr easy for modern small business to help support the show gusto is offering our listeners and exclusive limited time deal sign up today and you'll get three months free once you run your first payroll just go to gusto dot com slash talks right air i'm josh ellis seat editor in chief of success magazine and welcome to another success sox are you living up to eur true potential our guest today would say probably not don't worry he is insane that you can't just that you probably are looking at it the wrong way but i won't give everything away yet i will let sean acre tell you more sean is one of the world's leading experts on happiness success and potential his research graced the cover of harvard business review and his ted talk is one of the most popular of all time with over fifteen million views sean spent twelve years at harvard before bringing this research to nearly half the fortune one hundred the pentagon impoverished schools in africa and even the white house now he is putting his uncanny research skills to were once again but this time taking it beyond happiness and looking at our potential as human beings what he found will undoubtedly surprise you but you can read all about it in his brand new book big potential how transforming the pursuit of success raises our achievement happiness and wellbeing so without further ado sean thank you for joining us on success talks josh thank you so much for having me on always great to catch up sean is the happiness guy great columnist in success magazine an dear friend sean what made you take a deeper look at our potential is human beings what spurred this book essentially it's a bit of a departure for you it has and i'm so excited to get a share it's a thank you especially with the success community because over the past few years as i've worked with success and gone to share my research there one of the things that i noticed you know i've i've been doing this happiness research now for more than a decade and what i realised as we got some of the results back from the cdc is the during that period of time.
"sean acre" Discussed on Mere Mortals Unite
"Kingsbury memories unite proudly presents this special series businesses that care your host julian sullivan has such the globe for businesses with unique ideas about how they engage and inspire their workplace environment egypt zohdi is full of ideas you can easily implement so that you too can be a business the case are you ready then let's go in three two one hello listeners and welcome to another episode of businesses that care i made it so easy for you to listen to these great episodes now you just have to go to my website julianne sullivan dot com click on podcasts and i've separated mere mortals unite and businesses that care so that you can listen to the episodes you want today's gassed is michelle gillan and she is the best selling author of broadcasting happiness and founder of the institute of applied positive research she's an expert on the science of positive communication and how to use it to fuel success she's the executive producer of the happiness advantage a special on pbs and a featured professor on oprah winfrey is happiness course in partnership with sean acre the goal of good think which is the company michelle works with is to make you happy here and how they do that is by bridging the gap between academic research and the real world so that their message is not only instructive and inspirational but evidencebased and i personally love that because i'm a researchbased speaker today michelle is here to talk to us.
"sean acre" Discussed on SUCCESS Talks
"It requires you to really stop and think about what messages are keeping you stuck so that you can start to break those down and and exchange them with more productive thoughts and it's a daily practice of of one of these life skills that you don't learn in school and so it's a matter of like you said building that muscle of resiliency and and using gratitude and all of those other those skills to to get you there so an really great staff thank you so much but before we let you go get a few more questions would like to ask everyone here on success talks are you ready i'm ready what do you know now that you wish you knew then so i think that happiness happens in blips you know when we're kids were told you're going to grow up be successful live happily ever after and then when things don't go exactly according to plan we feel unsuccessful or a defeated instead of setting ourselves up for failure i think if we learn to appreciate moments of happiness those add up instead of feeling like we're doing something wrong when were not happy is searching for those moments that bring us joy and fulfillment and and spending more time thinking about those rather than all the reasons things aren't going well now i'm a big fan of sean acre and and his research around happiness and it it really is true most of us think while when i'm successful all be happy.
"sean acre" Discussed on Mere Mortals Unite
"Then i talk a lot about purpose in i i bread some research on purpose besides the fact that if he no per year purpose e you actually can lengthen your life said the research says while yeah i want that research pass i do any thing is there has been quite a few articles i've read about the fact that when people know the not their purpose at work so much not not that i drive from here to here but more about your purposes you're bringing food to families cia's since there and when people know that bigger picture that bigger purpose it is is their focus the quality of their work how hard they were held responsible they feel for their work and in a lot of places that smissing yes it is and there are some a book called deng bill on purpose person and the on purpose businessperson by kevin mccarthy and you end up with a twoword statement for your purpose at the end of the work book and mine is at night enjoy an wants i realize that that's what i'm here to do everything filters through that before i accept doing anything because bats who i am and that's what i'm here to do so that he's actually working on a told that you can go on at app and do this little test to come out with your twoword statement and now i'm excited to be with him through that process would die it's it's really all about why am i hear like you said him once she figure that out your life simplifies it's the craziest thing but i was a conference recently and bear was a speaker named sean acre who wrote happiness advantage he made a statement and i cannot get it at keep telling everybody because it need admit so much to me and that was happiness is a choice but joy comes from fulfilling potential and i just wet.
"sean acre" Discussed on The Smart Passive Income
"And and we just shook hands right there was that somebody because i i guess so to add on the at uses gang i guess the best just the evening portion was probably fifteen to twenty minutes usual morning a ton of eternity ritzy as we'll take another twenty thirty one total he would have reyshahri about like fifty the sixty minutes the bay and a very intensive journal in such as i said did this is great i would love to infuriate to life but i wanna do is mike five minutes today and we also talk about a there's many how many selfdevelopment books or self growth books whatever you'd be called on be have all these great tips the what to implement your life for uh you know there is also a great book at that time came out lewis had been disadvantaged by sean acre he the harvard professor and he had where he did all these great studies of what gratitude can do to your overall wellbeing or or journalist or affirmations or just off all this stuff with actual scientific by the proof that these things work but it is but with all these books you read them but what about the followthrough howdy actually implement all these things into your daily life finesse where bj came together has had and because at that time like i said before the way we met really was it was usually looking for that news for that idea to create a business and i said well we have to wait until the right idea comes out and when we kind of were talking about there's only this is at this idea that can help us actually bring this gap and actually create a product of value and most importantly i was excited about this unusual lose to decide about this because this is something that we would actually want to have in our allies and use that will help us live better lives that's how i really believe the best products we start something that you want to having your lives and because i had a successful business prior i said you j logist uses of five july jia as a way to uh helpless launch of business on a side and but ruling to help you.