Normal Is Merely Average
My wife felt the need to share a video with me this weekend. If you’re an overachiever, a goal setter, an alpha performer at work or even the person just trying to get your practice to the next level, you might want to take a minute to listen to this Harvard professor. He’s about to impact your world.
Shawn Achor delivered a funny, but enlightening presentation at a Ted Talk in Bloomington, IN. This video’s been out there for a few years, but it was the first time I’d seen it. His presentation is called “The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance.”
My blog and my business deal with helping attorneys and other small business professionals to become more efficient and more profitable. I usually focus on the strategies and mechanics of growing market share. To be sure, I’m very results-oriented. But I’ve got to admit, this video struck a cord somewhere inside me. That’s why I’m sharing it with you.
Many of my clients are Kentucky attorneys. They deal with high-pressure situations both in court and in their respective businesses. Many run so hard that they risk getting stressed out, burned out, or even much worse. It’s a terribly demanding profession.
What drives these professionals so hard? They’re intensely competitive – if not with others, definitely with themselves. For that very reason, if you are an attorney, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch this video at the end of this post. Read more →