What Makes You Really Happy? (The Answer Might Surprise You!)

Posted on April 17th, 2012 by Colin and is posted in Videos

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What makes people happy? Only recently has science discovered some surprising answers to the question, reported in the January issue of Harvard Business Review.

In this video blog I share a few surprises the research has revealed and the number one predictor of happiness. At the end of the video I cover three ways, based on the research you can raise you happiness flag even higher. 


Your happiness and success. My passion and purpose. 

Colin (aka The Midlife Maverick)

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P.P.S. Click here if your really want to understand how to use what science is revealing about happiness.  

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    Take a look at some of the responses we have had to this article.

    1. Apr 17th

      Great blog Colin :)
      Common sense v common practice!!

    2. Colin
      Apr 17th

      Thanks Oliver. Good point… alot of it is common sense but we are not so good at making it common practice! cx

    3. Dinesh
      Apr 17th

      Yes, I agree. It’s common sense… but we so often over look our natural instincts. “Gratitude is the practice of happiness” – for some reason I never associated gratitude with happiness before. Does being thankful for something make you happy or does being happy make you thankful for something? My quandary for the day :-)

    4. Colin
      Apr 17th

      Nice quandry Dinesh. I think its ‘and’ not an ‘or.’ That’s my two pennies worth. Thanks for leaving a comment and nice to hear from you.

    5. anne
      Apr 17th

      Great blog Colin – Happiness / success is a journey not a destination. You have to take regular pitstops on long journeys and I see that this is what you’re saying here.

    6. Colin
      Apr 17th

      Yes Anne. I believe there is no arrival. There is only becoming. Thanks for dropping by.

    7. dominique
      Apr 17th

      Hi Colin – many thanks for sharing your video blog. I would just add that in my experience it’s also the quality of social bonds that affects our levels of happiness, as well as the number of social connections. It might just be me, but having a few people that I really care about and who really care about me in my life, brings me a profound sense of happiness and gratitude :-) (even if they also bring me worries!).

    8. Colin
      Apr 17th

      Thats what the reseach is showing Dominique. Its not just the amount of social connections but the depth of the bond that matters. Good to hear from you.

    9. Paul
      May 15th

      Hello Mr Man
      Some really good insights. I ernjoyed the connectionIts the reverse effect of small errors of juidgement done on a daily basis. Perhaps it’s more like dear Marlyn King’s idea of paying attention to your intention on a daily basis.

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