At times, many of us think – if only I had a better job, I’d be happy. Or, if only I had more money, or was more successful, I’d be happy. Or even, if I had a more attentive spouse I’d be happy.
But what if I told you that this thinking is backward, that most of us are putting the cart before the horse. That happiness is not just a by-product of success, but instead is a precursor to success. That happy people have the advantage.
In this episode, I take a close look at the happiness advantage, unpack the neuroscience that explains the phenomenon, and provide some starting exercises to capitalise on this effect, both at home and at work.