Editor's note: The next two Daily Prism posts will feature an excerpt for a daily contemplation on how to be a happier person. The original essay posted in Thrive Global, is based on a quote from the late Muhammed Ali:
“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”
“I built the business exactly the way my mother built and ran her family. I wanted a replication of the big, happy family I grew up in. I wanted happy people having fun.”
The result? Barbara created New York City’s largest real estate company that she sold for a whopping $66 million in 2001. Even more compelling is a 2015 study from the University of Warwick, which found that happy employees are 12% more productive, while unhappy employees are 10% less productive at work. Building a positive work environment makes people want to be there and work hard for you every single day.