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Finding Happiness at Work and Home

Presented by Professor Emeritus of Economics and Leadership, Barry Brownstein

You may already be successful, but are you happy?  Happiness is much more than getting through another day and avoiding mental health issues. Happiness is more than a transitory emotion. 

Matthieu Ricard, in his book Happiness, defines happiness as “a deep sense of flourishing...not a mere pleasurable feeling, a fleeting emotion, or a mood, but an optimal state of being.” Psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness, describes happiness as “the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one's life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile.”  What is your definition of happiness?

Event Details

Barry Brownstein"Finding Happiness at Work and Home" presented by Professor Emeritus of Economics and Leadership, Barry Brownstein

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Coffee Service: 8:30 a.m.
Workshop: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Location: University of Baltimore Thumel Business Center, 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD  21201

Workshop  Fee:

Workshop enrollment is limited to 30, so register today!

Fee includes morning coffee, lunch, and validated parking. Coffee service begins at 8:30.  Proceeds of the workshop will help fund the Merrick School of Business Dean's Fund.

*Early Bird Bonus: Register before April 1 and receive a discounted registration plus your choice of an autographed copy of Brownstein's The Inner-Work of Leadership or, when published, his forthcoming book You Are Never Upset for the Reason You Think.  

  • Is this workshop for you?

    Are you interested in increasing your levels of well-being at work and home? Would you like to experience less stress and increased levels of resiliency in the face of life’s challenges? If so, it would be my privilege to spend the day with you as we examine how:

    Happiness is our default setting. There is nothing wrong with you if you aren't happy. You may have a misunderstanding of how the human mind is meant to function. You may be doing the equivalent of trying to walk with a rope tied around both ankles. A new understanding will help restore your default setting.  

    We create our experience of life. Have you observed yourself having complaining or blaming thoughts? What if circumstances or other people are not robbing you of your happiness? What if you came to realize that you are never upset for the reason you think?  You don’t create reality, but you do create your experience of life from the inside-out.  Understanding the inside-out nature of life, your mind settles down and your decision-making and relationships improve.

    We choose to be right over being happy. Conflicts, petty arguments, and grievances rob you of your peace of mind. Would you like to be able to quickly depersonalize conflicts and experience more peace?  Discover the hidden purpose of your decisions that are sabotaging your happiness. Learn how to make your meetings more productive.  Learn what forgiveness really means.  

    Life is offering us opportunities to experience happiness. Are you noticing opportunities life is offering you, or is your mind too busy itemizing what life owes you? Does life seem like an endless competition? Are you making everything about yourself and finding that happiness is still elusive? What if happiness ensues as we make it about others?  Become responsive to others, and professional success follows.   
  • What to expect from the "Finding Happiness at Work and Home" Workshop

    In this workshop you will come to see that happiness truly is an inside job.  We can be happy despite life's imperfections. Indeed, every one of our imperfect circumstances can be used as a means to experience greater well-being and happiness.  

    During the course of the workshop, no easily forgotten techniques will be taught. Instead, we will explore a timeless understanding that will work to improve our lives. This understanding will do the heavy lifting and free up emotional energy that otherwise is drained away by futile efforts to make ourselves happy.    

    In the days and weeks following the workshop, you will notice an increase in your level of presence at work and home. When you are truly present, each moment is a gift, a slice of happiness to be experienced.  

    External events, more money, new relationships, new jobs only impact our happiness  temporarily. Material well-being does not ensure your happiness; but research shows, happier people earn more and are better leaders.
  • About Barry Brownstein

    Dr. Barry Brownstein is a professor emeritus of economics and leadership at the University of Baltimore.

    He received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He is the author of The Inner-Work of Leadership, a book that one CEO has described as "One of the most important books I have read.” 

    Barry’s mission is to help organizations and individuals explore and overcome the internal barriers that impede realization of leadership potential. Barry integrates wisdom and research to reveal how innate individual well-being can be realized, relationships can be revitalized, and intelligence can be released to live a meaningful life at work and home.  

    Barry presents leadership workshops to organizations. His essays on economics, leadership, and personal development frequently appear at the  Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), Intellectual Takeout and Learn Liberty.