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The Happiness Heartbeat Exercise

March 14, 2019 • Uncategorized

Jenn Lim is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, a company that she and Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh co-created to inspire passion and purpose in workplaces for a happier world.

In this clip from our conversation when she was a guest on my podcast, she talks through The Happiness Heartbeat Exercise. How does it work? Similar to heartbeats on a monitor, she recommends plotting out the highs and lows in your life and asking a few simple questions about those moments, to help you identify what really matters most. Questions like:

  • What values were there or not there?
  • Which people were there or not there?

The answers to these questions lead to finding sustainable happiness and a sense of purpose. The best part is, this exercise works for companies, too. By tracking what was happening during periods of low retention or terrible sales, you can find the answers to what was at the root of those problems so you can do things differently moving forward. After listening to the clip below, download the full podcast episode here.


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