The definition of Happy might be one of the most debated subjects in the history of mankind. Perhaps the challenge in finding a universally acceptable meaning is what makes Happy or Happiness so special. Whether you believe Happy is a state of mind or an emotional response it is undeniably better to spend more of your life being Happy than not. Happiness is a choice. We can choose to be Happy or choose not to be Happy.
Why choose Happy?
Happy is healthy. Scientific research has shown a correlation between Happiness and physical well being. Being Happy can reduce the harmful effects stress hormones have on our body and help us avoid conditions such as high blood pressure, heart conditions and diabetes.
Happiness is contagious. In fact, it might be the most contagious mood or emotion of any. Most of us are naturally drawn to Happy people. We feed off their positivity as it makes us feel Happy. Subsequently you will have Happy people around you. A “virtuous circle”.
Happy fuels success. Studies have shown Happy people achieve greater success in business. Happy people think and act in ways that promote greater success including innovative ideas, greater problem solving abilities and visualizing positive outcomes. Those that work in service industries such as retail and hospitality must project a genuinely positive and Happy environment for their customers. Shoppers are perceptive and will patronize a business that makes them feel Happy. They are also more likely to make a purchase and return to that business in the future.
Happiness is a choice not a result and a key attribute to becoming a WEALTHY Retailer…
Have a Happy day!
Want to hear more? Check out Shawn Achor’s TEDx Talk – “The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance”
Bob Cyr is a certified Winning@Retail™ coach and has worked in the retail and wholesale sector for over 30 years serving in a number of senior positions as an owner partner in a leading Building Products sales and service company. As an owner/partner for the past 15 years Bob has experience in all aspects of operating a sales and customer focused organization. This includes inventory planning, sales forecasting, process implementation, operational budgets, employee recruitment and business development. He provided employee training and mentor-ship in the areas of sales, business development and delivery of exceptional customer service. Bob enjoys coaching highly motivated entrepreneurs to achieve greater success through understanding, implementing and measuring the three “P”s: planning, process and performance.