We reflect on happiness with Javier Irarrázaval

March 23, 2018
Communications Colunga Foundation

The former General Manager of The Walt Disney Company gave a talk at ColungaHUB, aimed at social organizations, where he toured his history of personal transformation to achieve happiness.

What is the formula of happiness? For the speaker Javier Irarrázaval -invited to ColungaHUB by the Más Foundation-, it is important to emphasize that happiness depends on yourself, and the first step to achieve it is to answer the questions Who do I want to be ?, What is the footprint? What do I want to leave in the others ?, and from that to create a mission, a life project, without focusing on the erroneous expectations that society imposes on us.

"Many times we ruin our lives by having things that we can show the world (...) What is teaching us the world and society is that to be successful, and to be happy, you have to have (title, house, car, money) and that is a fallacy, "explained Javier.

He also stressed that "organizations that have happy individuals are much more effective, because they have more to give and share. Happy individuals are needed to generate a happy culture and team. A happy NGO is a much more effective organization. Happiness changes productivity. "

These are some of his recommendations for a social organization to be happier:

- It is important that the entity has a clear mission.
- They must have consistency, confidence and values.
- That employees, managers, volunteers and partners are aligned with that mission.

And as one of the recommendations to be happy is to give thanks daily, today we appreciate the opportunity to have witnessed this experience of life, where happiness is not found in being light but in traveling the path.  

Chatter contact: javier.irarrazaval@gmail.com / Twitter @jirarazaval 

 

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