In a previous blog article on Productivity I wrote about listening to TED Talks during long Wyoming commuting times. TED Talks are short video or podcast recordings on a wonderful variety of topics. TED began in 1984 as a conference on Technology, Entertainment and Design (although I swear I remember hearing it called Technology, Education and Design). At any rate, it had been an annual conference in or around Silicon Valley, but as the popularity of these Talks spread - so did the talks themselves.
Independent TED Talks are called TEDx. I wrote about attending the one in Jackson Hole a few months ago. I'd like to share this one with you - it's from a TEDx Talk in Bloomington, Indiana, and was filmed in 2011. It's presented by Shawn Achor, CEO of Good Think Inc., where he researches and teaches about positive psychology.
This broadcast is just over 12 minutes (or read the transcript) and is a great reminder of how a positive attitude can further productivity by boosting intelligence, energy, and creativity. If you don't find it in your work, find it elsewhere and apply it to your work - life balance!