Five TED Talks to Help You Work Happier


In honor of my TEDx talk on humor at work reaching over 11,000 views, I thought I’d share 5 videos that can help you work happier. Yes #5 is my own talk, but I truly believe humor can help you enjoy your work more (while doing it better).

1). Shawn Achor – The Happy Secret to Better Work

In this hilarious talk, Shawn Achor shares a common misconception about happiness and how we can reverse the process so we’re not only happy, but also successful.

2). Dan Ariely – What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work?

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely shares two eye opening experiments that shed light on why people work and how we can best thrive.

3). Nigel Marsh – How to Make Work-Life Balance Work

In a compelling talk on work and life, Nigel Marsh tells us how we are responsible for the balance we have between family time, personal time, and productivity.

4). Mike Rowe – Learning From Dirty Jobs

Mike Rowe talks about what he’s learned about working from doing some of the hardest jobs on his show, “Dirty Jobs.”

5) Andrew Tarvin – Humor at Work

In this nerdy talk, I share how I discovered the value of humor in the workplace and how I’ve used it to enjoy my work while being more productive.

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