Are Entrepreneurs Optimists?

busman victoryLRLoving What You Do Makes
All the Difference

A new report from Gallup shows that
entrepreneurs are more optimistic
about the future than regular workers.
They also have somewhat more stress and
worry than non self-employed people.
But unquestionably , their optimism
wins out.  30% of those inthe study
imagine they will enjoy "their best
possible life" in 5 years.
Only 25% of workers felt that way.

Part of the reason for entrepreneurial optimism and positive expectancy is that they
love what they do. Going to work every day to do some.thing they are excited about
makes all the difference. Also entrepreneurs are constantly learning and growing,
key components for happiness.

Optimists also sell 56% more than pessimists and live 7 years longer, according to
a Yale University study.

Isn't time you started thinking more positively? Optimism is a 75% learned trait, so
in every situation, start looking at the bright side.  What can you learn from the situation? What good connections, contacts, opportunities arose?

 

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How Happy Are You? Greater Joy Starts With YOU!

You may think that when you get to a certain level of income, or find the right life partner, that you will be truly happy. But the research shows just the opposite is true. You need to be happy first, and then the success, relationships and accomplishment will come.

You may think that when you get to a certain level of income, or find the right life partner, that you will be truly happy.  But the research shows just the opposite is true.  You need to be happy first, and then the success, relationships and accomplishment will come.

The latest research out of Harvard on happiness is that the most successful business people, entrepreneurs, doctors and workers are happy first.  Our brains are actually wired to work at maximum creativity, resilience and effectiveness when we are in a state of relaxation and joy.  Consider this:

Doctors put in a positive state before diagnosing show 3x more intelligence and creativity & make diagnoses 19% faster than doctors in a neutral state.

Optimistic salespeople sell 56% more than pessimists. (Are your salespeople optimists?)

Happy students far outperform their peers on tests.1

 

So how can you get happier?

The old maxim “what you put your focus on manifests” is entirely true.   When I was researching and writing my book on stress, I was very attuned to stress; it was my focus.  And so, I attracted more of it into my life (subconsciously, of course.)  During the year preceding my stress book being published, my  sister–in-law died of melanoma, three girlfriends battled cancer and I faced some significant dental issues.

The contrary is also true.  Since I have been researching happiness, the quality of my life is significantly better.   My husband  got a great new job 7 months ago, my friends are coping well with their illnesses.  I still have some dental issues but they are being handled easily and effectively.  I am the one who made the switch  to be happier, and you can, too.

 

 

If you’ve been worrying about  paying your bills,  getting more business, or your health, a much better use of your time and energy would be to focus on getting happy.

Your health and cash flow will improve in direct proportion to your genuinely positive attitude and optimistic perspective.

 

Here are 3 quick ways to increase your happiness

1. Celebrate your successes- large and small. Create a victory wall at work Cheering women where you post achievements of any level- articles that have been published about you, your people or your company,  progress on work goals.  Praise others publicly and specifically, and encourage them to do the same.

2. Find something to look forward to.  In one study, people who just thought about watching their favorite movie had an increase of 27% in endorphins- just from thinking about it. Every time something stressful occurs, think about what you are looking forward to and shift your state of mind.

 

3. Do something you love to do for fun at least 3 times a week. Schedule in your favorite activities and don’t give them up- they will make a huge difference in how you joyful you are and how successful you are at work.

Your life  can thrive in all areas, but you need to thrive first.  Take the time to really focus on your own happiness and see how it impacts everything!

1. (Data from the book The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor)

Improve Your Professional Success By Increasing Your Optimism & Happiness

The latest research on happiness is that the most successful business people, entrepreneurs, doctors and workers are happy first.  In fact, happiness, optimism and joy can dramatically improve your professional achievement, if that's important to you.

• Doctors put in a positive state before diagnosing show 3x more intelligence and creativity & make diagnoses 19% faster than doctors in a neutral state.

Optimistic salespeople sell 56% more than pessimists. Smiling senior playing tennis

• Happy students far outperform their peers on tests.1

Being happy, joyful and optimistic can radically improve the quality of your life. Happiness and optimism can be learned by anyone and applied immediately.

Optimists live seven years longer than pessimists, according to a study done at Yale University analyzing 600 people.  Those who viewed aging from a positive perspective live on average 7.5 years longer than those who did not.  So you can add nearly a full decade to your life by having a sunnier perspective!

Optimism has substantial health benefits.  How’s your breathing?  Do you have asthma or frequent bronchitis?   A study at Harvard found that optimists have significantly better lung function.  Changing the way you feel about things may help you to breathe easier, literally.

Given the economic pressures many areas of the world have encountered recently, how does optimism play out at work?  No matter what the economy is doing, there are always certain people who thrive.

Dr. Martin Sullivan of the University of Pennsylvania spent 20 years interviewing 350,000 executives and learned something fascinating: the top 10% performers think differently from others: they are all optimists! That’s a pretty amazing statistic.  So if you want greater success, achievement, and effectiveness at work, become a more positive thinker.

(Data from the book The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor)