Happiness is the key

Published: 25th September 2012 09:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2012 09:01 AM   |  A+A-


Innovate Happily, an analytical book on self-actualisation and corporate success, by Dr Rekha Shetty was launched in the city recently. The evening also featured a workshop conducted by the best selling author to demonstrate how it is possible to achieve excellence in the corporate world and still be happy.

During the workshop, the author revealed a few happiness mantras from her book, ‘Innovate Happily’ to an engrossed audience. The author also addressed queries and concerns related to work-life balance in an interactive session with the audience and gave them advice on how to increase the happiness quotient in their lives while pursuing corporate success.

About the book: Why should people be happy? How is the pursuit of happiness relevant to the corporate world? Studies show that happy people are the most innovative and more productive. The happiness quotient is therefore integral to a successful corporate strategy. In Innovate Happily, best selling innovation guru Rekha Shetty’s new book, Junie, a bright young executive, meets Rags, a wise, hi-tech coach. Together they discover the secrets that create progressive and happy communities during a visit to Bhutan, the modern-day Shangri-La, a land that actually measures its Gross National Happiness through a series of analytical and self-actualisation exercises. Innovate Happily shows you how to innovatively increase your happiness quotient and take it to your own town and organisation.

About the Evening of Happiness:  A rare workshop by Dr Rekha Shetty bestselling author of Innovate Happily and Happiness Quotient was organised. It was a fun filled evening that made the audience laugh, cry and make you think about life’s greatest prize -happiness.

The audience received tools to measure their happiness quotient and plan ways to increase it over the next year. Is it possible to achieve excellence in the corporate world and still be happy? The happiness evening answered these questions.

Shetty’s thoughts come from a deep study of many disciplines: management, sociology, psychology,  economics, history and spirituality. Her ideas are practiced in over 30 countries.

The Indian tradition shows us that positive, radiant happiness is our birth right, and the programme illustrates how to achieve it for ourselves.

The happiness quotient is a concept that measures approximately, the measure of happiness each person has achieved in his life.

This programme provides a blueprint to increase one’s happiness quotient. It starts by describing the creation of a positive mind space, one that nurtures the positive emotions that increase happiness. It also discusses the impact of negative fields and how to avoid them. The workshop further states how anti-happiness traps people too. They require special identification as they can be very misleading, like a comfortable golden cage full of fruit, must seem to a free-flying parrot.

Whatever the external circumstances may be,  the individual is responsible for his inner state. Events are not under our control, but our perceptions and reactions to them are. This programme is an investment in Life’s greatest prize - happiness.


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