Happy is a choice not a result and a key attribute to becoming a WEALTHY Retailer™
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…
Want to hear more? Check out Shawn Achor’s TEDx Talk – “The Happiness Advantage: Linking Positive Brains to Performance”
Dan has spent more than 25 years in the retail and service industries. Specializing in marketing & business development, inventory planning, operations and customer driven sales management. He is an award-winning business coach with a proven understanding of what it takes to be successful as an entrepreneur. Dan spent 16 years in senior management and ownership roles with multi-store, home fashion retailers before joining Canadian Retail Solutions in 2013. As our CEO & Director of Retail Planning he works with clients coast to coast in Canada and throughout the US representing hundreds of retail categories.