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GoodThink is excited to share a partnership with Happify, an online company with a vision to “use cutting-edge science and innovative technology to empower individuals to lead happier, more fulfilling lives.”

Happify takes positive psychology and applies gaming principles to put it in to practice: “in a world that’s increasingly stressful and complex, we want to provide fun, individualized, and science-based pathways to greater happiness. Above all, we’re here to empower you to take control of your emotional life—and we’re giving you the tools to do it.”

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Shawn’s Track

The GoodThink team worked with Happify to create a track based on Shawn Achor’s bestselling book The Happiness Advantage: The Happiness Advantage: Fuel Your Success at Work, where you’ll find exercises that bring the lessons of the book to your everyday life.

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Michelle’s Track

Then we worked with Happify to create a new track based on Michelle Gielan’s work in Positive Communication, including research from her upcoming book Broadcasting Happiness, The Power of Positive Communication. This track teaches about the importance of giving praise and celebrating success with the important people in your life–in a whole new way.

What do you do in these “tracks”?

Happify translates the most-respected scientific research and findings for happiness into actionable items that help you create a more positive mindset. The track activities are designed to train your brain to capitalize on positivity, increase your productivity and maximize your potential at work—and in every other area of your life.

“As happiness researchers, we know that, scientifically, happiness is a choice. Environment and genes do not entirely predict your long term happiness. In fact, by engaging in small, daily tasks—like the ones we designed for Happify—you can train your brain to focus on the positive and perceive additional opportunities for positive changes in your life. Remember that happiness is easier in good times, but in difficult times it becomes a huge competitive advantage. This Happify track will help you harness the power of The Happiness Advantage.” – Shawn Achor

Shawn and Michelle’s tracks  have been designed, like all Happify programs, to translate the scientific findings of psychologists, neuroscientists, and management experts at the top universities in the world into actionable items that change the lives of our members for the better. As an added bonus, both Shawn and Michelle have committed to converse as part of the Happify social community, encouraging and interacting with Happify members through their activity posts.  We hope you enjoy this special take and research on the science of happiness and find the track useful in your own lives.