5 unexpected tips for happiness

I have just finished reading Daniel Gilbert’s book ‘Stumbling on Happiness’ and found some interesting things. Although I did not find the answer to all of my questions, it gave me new insight in our imagination. We, you and I, use our brain to imagine how happy we would feel in the future. We do this based on what we feel today, our memory of similar experiences and try to project that into the future. The book shows that we are pretty bad at it. jump for joy Our memory fails to give us the complete film on events from the past. We remember the ending better than the beginning and the middle for example.

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Earning enough money makes you happier

Money is one of the means that attributes to a well-rounded life. As an independent professional you want to make enough money so you can support your family.

You need to get enough orders or have enough sales so you can transfer your ‘management fee’ to the family bank account every month. Without worrying about it and checking your companies bank account every other day.

Myth: Money Can’t Buy Happiness

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The Happiness Factor for companies – Kristie Wells

For the kick off of the Social Media Club Amsterdam I have asked Kristie Wells and Chris Heuer to make a short video. This was a nice opportunity to make a video with Kristie. I have already done some video’s with Chris Heuer.

Kristie explains the importance of customer service and customer interaction. She calls it the Happiness Factor.
Of course the company has to make money and be happy, but also your customers and users need to be happy.
So, don’t put all your money in product development and product design and not be there when your customers have questions.

“Customer Service is the New Marketing.”

She advises companies and independent professionals to use a small amount out of your marketing budget for customer service.

Kristie is looking for examples of companies that do this well. Do you have an example?
After this video we talked a bit about one example we all know, Zappos. This company is customer service. Do you have any other examples? Please help Kristie and leave your examples in the comments below.

You can learn more about Kristie on her website kristiewells.com and follow her on Twitter. Kristie is co-founder of the Social Media Club.

Listen to Kristie in this video.

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