What if I could give you a formula that allowed you to feel fulfilled and happy every single day? Something you can learn and apply at work and at home. Something that is easy to grasp and easy to practice. Let me show you how to experience holistic happiness.
On March 20th we celebrate the International Day of Happiness – but what are we actually talking about when we use the word ‘happiness’?
I’d like to introduce to you the ‘Authentic Happiness‘ Formula that was developed by Martin Seligman. Following these three aspects of living you’ll achieve what the new science of positive psychology calls a ‘Full Life’ and what I prefer to label your ‘Best Life’ or a ‘Brilliant Life’:
- Pleasure plus
- Engagement plus
You live your Best Life if you experience
- positive emotions – feel good here and now – while
- doing something that puts you in a state of flow and is aligned with the goals you want to achieve.
- At the same time, you act and live on purpose and feel connected to something that is bigger than yourself.
Seligman developed his theory further into what he calls “Flourish” adding Achievement and Relationships to the three aspects mentioned above. However, this way of giving concrete pathways to happiness remains valid and even more coherent.
Live a Brilliant Life
The Greek philosophers distinguished two forms of happiness: hedonic happiness is fleeting and related to sensual pleasures or positive feelings (1). This is the way that people usually think of happiness. When we pursue activities we are fully engaged in (2) and that give meaning and purpose to our life (3) we experience eudaimonic happiness. You can find out more about this in my article Be bold – choose happiness twice.
One easy and very effective way to get to a life where you experience holistic, authentic happiness is to know your strengths and to use them consciously in your work and in your everyday life.
Did you know that you have 24 strengths? Each human being has a unique strengths profile. Knowing and tapping into your strengths is key if you want to thrive in business and in your mind-body!
Play to Your Strengths
Knowing your unique signature strengths is like uncovering a hidden treasure. It will have a huge and immediate impact on you in all areas of your life. Why? Because you will see clearly what you do best, how you can be more often in your flow – the engagement aspect of the formula – and what you can (or should) outsource and delegate.
Learn more on the Science of Character.
If you want to focus your time and energy on your zone of excellence, I invite you to take this free VIA Strengths Survey. Invest TODAY 10 – 15 minutes of your time and get your unique order of strengths – and more important: learn about your top 4-7 signature strengths.
Are you wanting to make a difference in this world and make money while consciously integrating joy, fun and rest?
I am using some of my signature strengths – gratitude, love of learning and love – when I write posts like this and connect with like-minded people like you. I can show you how to harness your unique strengths, too. I have special training and many years of practice to support bright people like you to flourish personally and get better results in your business and work.
Are you ready to Play To Your Strengths now?
If you need more information book a complimentary 15 minutes decision-making call. I can’t wait to empower you.
This article was last updated in March 2022.
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It is oftentimes difficult for most people to identify their true strengths as happened to me. I dabbled into various jobs before I found my true calling. This definitely enhances our happiness quotient and reduces our stress.
Great that you found your true calling. Thanks for leaving a comment. Did you use the VIA survey to define your top strengths?
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