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If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy?

Texas Enterprise Speaker Series: Raj Raghunathan, Assoc. Professor Marketing

Raj Raghunathan

It seems that everyone (and their mother) wants to lead a happy, fulfilling life.  However, judging from the skyrocketing sales of books on happiness—it seems that hardly anyone is as happy as they want to be.

In this presentation, Professor Raj Raghunathan discusses one of the most common reasons why people are not as happy as they could be: The Fundamental Happiness Paradox.
 
The paradox refers to the finding that, although people think that happiness is one of their most important goals, they often make decisions that sacrifices this goal.

Professor Raghunathan’s research and findings indicate that there are several inter-related reasons for this paradox, including the following: 

  • When it comes right down to it, people don’t have a concrete definition of happiness and, therefore, they do not know exactly what they are pursuing when they say that they are pursuing happiness.
  • People harbor several negative misconceptions about happiness, and this erodes into their motivation to pursue happiness.
  • Finally, people are derailed from their goal of happiness maximization by unconsciously-learned habits, values, beliefs and goals.

What You Will Learn

If you attend this presentation, you will learn tips to avoid falling prey to the fundamental happiness paradox.
You will also learn about what research findings have to say about the link between happiness and productivity, leading you to not only greater satisfaction with your personal life, but also greater success in your professional life.

Make a reservation or contact Gayle Hight at 512-475-6423 for more information.