Sunday, February 26, 2006

Success Power Tool-Getting Happy Helps You Make More Money

Money can’t buy happiness. Yet, happy people consistently make more money.
The findings by University of Illionois Professor Ed Diener and his collaborators throw the theory that money buys happiness out on it’s head. "In most domains ... there's some effect going the other way," Diener said.

One study measured the happiness of thousands of college students nationwide in the 1970s and then checked back with them in the '90s. What was being happy worth?

$15,000 a year more on average when everything else is equal.

The bottom line: Studies show that happiness leads to successful outcomes rather than following them.

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