Summary of Broadcasting Happiness

The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change

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Broadcasting Happiness book summary
Focusing on the positive can be contagious.


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The world offers plenty of bad news, but you needn’t wallow in negativity. Choosing to focus on the positive in your life and surroundings improves your work, health and emotional life. Former national TV newsperson Michelle Gielan describes spreading positive news as “broadcasting happiness.” She serves up interesting, accessible, if well-known content and sound, practical advice for dealing with negative people. getAbstract recommends this bright reminder of the importance of being optimistic and sharing optimism to managers who want to uplift their troops.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to get in the habit of being optimistic;
  • How to spread happiness to others; and
  • How negativity damages your work, health and outlook.


Positive Energy
Everyone has the power to be a positive or negative influence. The subjects you talk about – or “broadcast” – to your family, friends and co-workers affect their mood and their reactions to “stress, change and challenges.”

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About the Author

Former national TV broadcaster Michelle Gielan founded the Institute for Applied Positive Research.

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    Chinyere Nwude 5 months ago
    Good read!
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    Ted Penberthy 1 year ago
    I agree with the author that a positive outlook has benefits but I don't see in the abstract any mention of fighting an uphill battle. Not to be too negative ;0) but I think this would be harder to put into practice than the author suggests.

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