Dan Gilbert first introduced me the concept of impact bias and positive psychology. Here at TED 2014 he explains why our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong.
Some things become clear, then you decide. Others become clear after you decide.
You may have heard this before, “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst”. There’s not much worse advice your could give yourself than this poisonous idiom. Because in life you generally get what you prepare for. This isn’t just positive thinking but actual neuroscience and it’s called reticular activation. We filter and we manifest what we focus on. It’s the reason that just after you bought your last car, you… Read More
An often repeated quote says, “The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world he doesn’t exist.” In fact the opposite is true, most people believe in a devil that does not exist. And this kernel is both a primary source in my successes and my authentic happiness. Last month I was in LA to attend a conference with other trends and foresight experts. These conferences are a place for… Read More