Being an Adult Doesn’t Have to Be Boring

When I work with leaders the issue of stress is front and center of many coaching conversations. Adults have a lot on their plates, and COVID-19 has made it much worse. Well-being is emerging as the #1 issue for workplaces because leaders are finally starting to realize that people-first strategies are what they need to be successful in the ever-changing marketplace. It is almost impossible to be creative or productive if you do not have your physical, mental, or emotional health.

This leadership coaching video explains some of the reasons why it is important to have fun and enjoy life – even if you have to make the time and an effort to do it!

You May Have Doubts

With all the stress that many of us have been under lately, you might be doubting the importance of fun, but let remind about a few “fun” facts:

  1. Fun is the ultimate stress-reliever
  2. Fun bonds people together
  3. Fun makes you more interesting
  4. Fun is the the ultimate Fountain of Youth

Try your own tests at home. I give my clients assignments to have fun all of the time. Why? Because it puts them in a stronger place to solve problems, work through challenges and develop creative solutions. Fun can also repair relationships.

6 of the Most Powerful Happiness Tools: Gratitude, Movement, Play, Purpose, Self-Love, and Kindness.

-Dr. Connie

Blue the Bee Learns to be Happy (free download)

A few colleagues and I published Blue the Bee Learns to Be Happy, an activity guide for happiness in 2018. It takes the science of happiness and turns it into games and tools designed to help increase levels of positivity. You can use it as an individual with your family or even with teams at work.

If you need more than the video or the book, please contact us for additional resources or personalized coaching. We are committed to helping 100,000 leaders create greater purpose and prosperity for people and our planet, and fun is one of the ways in which we are achieving this big, hairy, audacious goal!

Go Wild with Fun!

-Dr. Connie

Can You Be Happier in 21 Days? Yes, You Can!

Do you believe that you can become persistently happier in just 21 days?  Research by Shawn Achor and others studying the power of positive psychology shows that you can!

My interest in what I call, The Happiness Trend, continues to grow for good reason.  Happiness makes a difference!

I am really excited to be delivering a keynote, Go Wild:  Be Happy! on Friday, November 21st at the Ag-ceptional Women Conference in Norfolk, NE (Register today at:  northeast.edu/Agceptional) that combines the science of happiness with practical application people can use personally, with their families and within their organizations and communities.

My prediction:  The Happiness Trend will continue to gain steam as people look for more fulfillment and fun in their lives.  I challenge all of you to take part in the pursuit of happiness for good reasons, such as:

  • Happy employees are 31% more productive
  • Happy people have stronger immune systems
  • Happy people have stronger social connections
  • Happiness increases self-esteem. self-confidence and creativity

Researchers continue to link the power of brain science to better lives, including performance in business and in school. Happiness also impacts our family and social lives.  Check out Shawn Achor’s TED Talk, The Happiness Advantage:  Linking Positive Brains to Performance, to learn more!

Be You and Do Something Cool by Going Wild with Happiness!

-Dr. Connie