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Happiness in 1 Minute

When and where do you have most of your fun?

Right – with those you care about – family, friends, and people at work.

Science tells us that up to 85% of our happiness is in our relationships.

So, how can you improve your relationships to create more happiness for all?

Here’s 3 QUICK, simple ways to be happier and more connected:

1. Connect: send a 1-min. email.

Let friends, family and people at work know how grateful you are for them.

Science says: this improves happiness by deepening connection with the person.


Sandi, I was just thinking about you and all the fun we had creating the party for Ed together. I really admire and appreciate how creative you were with the decorations for the break-out room, the cake, and his gift. I know from chatting with others (Julio and Malia for example) that many felt the same way.

Thanks so much for making our first “Post COVID” celebration a success.

Have a great day!

Try this once a week.

Notice feeling more happiness as your relationships improve.

2. Be Here Now: Be present.

Put the phone down, close your computer, listen attentively.

Keep the focus on them - nod, smile, appreciate and encourage the other person.

Let them know they were heard.


Paraphrasing: “It sounds like you were happy your project was recognized.”

3. Reach out: call, text or Zoom out of town friends and family – often – keep in touch.

Be happier – try one of these 1-minute techniques right now.

Connect with those you care about.

This creates happiness in 1 minute or less.


Paula Guilfoyle is a Speaker and Consultant on The Mindset & Behaviors for effective leadership and teamwork.

Her company, Claim Leadership, helps IT teams get back on track during extreme change and disruption. Using simple tools from her GAP Formula, she teaches teams to become more positive, focused, and productive. Work gets done, clients are satisfied; turnover is reduced, and teams are successful and engaged. Her clients include Coca-Cola, Lowe’s, Microsoft, and Accenture.

Paula: 704-906-8045 (call/text with name please)

Paula Guilfoyle

Consultant – Transforming Teams

Call now: 704-906-8045, email: or visit her website

Result: 5 minutes of your time = a free interactive workshop to get the tools you and your team need now.


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