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Happiness leads to success, not the other way around. ~Emma Seppala, 7 Mistakes We Make to Be Successful and What We Should Do Instead

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Emma Seppala says we spend our time worrying about what needs to get done next, and stress out.

But it's by staying present that we are happier, more productive, and charismatic. 

Excerpted from her new book The Happiness Track.

Promoting relaxation directly to the work-force is especially tricky. Regimented seating arrangements with strident-sounding directions on what to do is the very antithesis of what's to be accomplished. Some people are receptive to it because they're in their business environment; others can't take the juxtaposition. 

Glad to see some light-heartedness here:

(That's what I liked about Ruby Wax's book Sane New World, about mindfulness — conversational, and with lots of personal anecdotes. I never heard her before and was flabbergasted when I started to watch a video episode from her new book. I was NOT expecting her intro to sound like Joan Rivers one-upping people on the red carpet. Turned it off!)

That's a good article in the Washington Post! I coauthored a post with her in 2013:

And I understand why you like Ruby Wax. 

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