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Do you know what controls happiness?

It’s not our reality that shapes us, it’s the lens through which we view the world  that   shapes our reality.  – Shawn Achor, The Happiness Advantage

Your daily actions, and chosen state of mind, advance your capacity to be happy.  After all, when you feel upbeat you see the positive in situations.  And when you feel sad, you focus on the downside.

Personal Challenge: Maximize how you spend your time and energy.  Make happiness a habit.  Focus on delivering at least one positive experience to another person every single day.  Compliment another’s outfit, point out to someone one of their strength’s that you admire, and/or smile to someone in need.

By delivering positive experiences to others, “YOU” become happier.  Soon you begin to have a sense of control even in the most challenging of situations.  The end result, you will begin taking setbacks in stride and realize that you can create better outcomes.

Happiness is a journey and life is a laboratory for learning how to harness this emotion.  Today try being more mindful of opportunities to identify and practice new abilities in being happy.  Be fanatical about delivering positive experiences – live happy!

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Mind-blowing Facts About Employees

Towers-Watson Global Workforce Study found that 52% of employees either do not trust or are unsure about their level of trust in their leaders.

The Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends study (2500+ organizations) found that the #2 issue we face (78% of business leaders rate urgent or important) is retention and engagement.

According to Gallup’s State of The American Workplace study, 70% of American workers are not engaged. Even more troubling is that workplace engagement levels have hardly budged since Gallup began measuring them in 2000, with fewer than one-third of Americans engaged in their jobs in any given year.

A published study by Duke University found that more than 40% of the actions employees perform each day are not actual decisions; but habits.

P.S.  Build employee engagement by bridging their trust in leadership who can coach them into formulating the right habits.  Your employees, whether you admit it or not, are your biggest concern.

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It pays 2 be Happy!?!?

While we cannot control much of what happens in work and in life; we can determine
the impact events have on us by choosing how we respond.

Groundbreaking research in psychology and neuroscience upends the common assumption that we need to work hard so we can succeed so we can be happy.

Success without happiness is possible but the only path to greater success with lasting impact is through higher levels of happiness.

An analysis of more than 2 hundred different scientific studies which collectively tested more than 275,000 people, concluded that higher happiness levels leads to higher income and greater success in the areas of work, marriage health, sociability, friendship, and creativity.

A Harvard study psychologists measured levels of happiness (endorphins) among employees across a wide range of industries.  They tracked the performance of 272 salespeople over 18 months and what they found was astonishing.  Those identified as “optimistic” outsold their “negative” counterparts by 56%.

“All things being equal, if you choose being happy, your income may increase by 10, 20…or 56%.  Makes sense to at least give it a try, right?”

Recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that happiness fuels success, not the other way around…

  • When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.
  • Happiness is clinically proven to enhance immune system functioning, lower levels of stress-related hormones, lower blood pressure, and better sleep.

The latest Gallup Poll found that out of approximately 100 million full-time American workers, there are 19 million actively disengaged employees in the United States.

  • 28% of the American workforce is engaged
  • 53% not engaged
  • 19% is disengaged

SURVEY SAYS: a whopping 72% of the nation’s workforce are not happy @ work.

Ultimately you are able to shift your entire mindset from anxiety, disappointment, frustration, and blame to excitement and resolute action just by choosing to work at the “right” company and with the “right” culture that matches your pursuit of happiness (happiness brings success, not the other way around).

What you do for a living and with whom you do it is your choice; not anyone else’s.

At the JFC Staffing Companies we believe that having the right people is the #1 strategic pillar for a positive culture and winning.  Our recruiters are specialists in various fields of recruiting, developing long-term partnerships with our clients through engaging, meaningful conversations.

A recipient of Inavero’s Best of Staffing Client list, a title less than 1% of North American staffing firms are awarded.  We invest heavily in our people, believing that having the right people in our culture will lead to great outcomes.  At JFC it’s not a matter of what happens externally but more about what our work family creates, what they do, and how well they do it.

Here you will receive the power to express yourself while being part of a company renowned for its fun, supportive culture.  If you’re interested in a company where your skills can be leveraged, where you will learn from the best and continue to grow – contact the JFC Staffing Companies!

Contact us for details of what winning in this position looks like!

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