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Sep 25, 2017

This episode originally aired on The Meaningful Way Podcast | Episode 11

What’s your body language right now? Smiling? Arms crossed? Shoulders up or at ease? The way you communicate, verbally and physically, is shaping the world around you. But wait! Before you make another move or say another word, listen as Michelle Gielan shares her eye-opening, scientific research on why doing things different RIGHT NOW will change your world completely.

Michelle Gielan is a game changer in the field of positive psychology. The former CBS News anchor is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, Executive Producer of The Happiness Advantage Special on PBS, a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course, and to top it off, has partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. Looking to turn your work, family, and personal life right-side up? Look no further!

Get ready to broadcast happiness (it’s possible!) from the kitchen table to the conference room and create a ripple effect that will transform people’s moods and behaviors all around you.

Key Takeaways:

Good morning! Did you know that just three minutes of negative news in the morning can lead to a 27% higher likelihood of you having a bad day? You have the power to fuel the outcomes you’re hoping for. The SECRET to better days ahead found at [3:39].

Once upon a time… how you tell a story can make or break your day and that of others. The MAGIC TRICK of sharing ANY news, good or bad, that leaves your listeners ready to take action and wanting more at [8:09].

You’re DOOMED... or are you? Do you look at a stressful event as a threat or a challenge? The way you interpret information leads to your success. EMBRACE what’s coming your way through the three dimensions of optimism at [10:26].

Booooo! Living or working with a negative person? The idea that you can’t change other people is disempowering and scientifically FALSE! Get ready to influence and change the naysayer in your life by doing this ONE thing [16:50].

Hello sunshine! Is your reflection gloomy and dark? There is a way to look beyond the bad traffic, spilled coffee, and paper cuts; yes, it’s possible! The daily habit that will stop your wallowing – FOR GOOD - at [21:56].

Michelle Gielan and her husband, Shawn Achor, will be hosting a PBS special called Inspire Happiness. It airs nationwide December 2016. Check your local listings.

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You're never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.