First comes the highly popular talk by the positive psychology expert Shawn Achor. Most people believe that once they land that long-awaited promotion, make more money, get their kids into the right schools, lose a few pounds or find a meaningful relationship, then they'll be happy. But based on recent discoveries in the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience, Achor says this formula has it backwards. As it turns out, happiness actually fuels success, not the other way around.
Achor's TED talk has been viewed by millions. It's a bit too slick and cute for my taste. Much more to my liking is this talk by Dr. Libby McGugan, an emergency physician from Glascow, Scotland. When I looked at the video, YouTube showed 1,682 views. You go, girl!