Balancing Success and Happiness

Understand why many nonprofit leaders
are better at being successful than being happy -
and what you can do about it

To live the life you love is success.
To love the life you live is happiness.

--- Anthony Silard

Many leaders are very skilled at being successful, but not so skilled at being happy. How can you balance the need for both success and happiness in your life? How can you learn how to get what you want and want what you have? To achieve what you value and value what you achieve?

In this session, CSL will first highlight the 4 P’s of Success – four qualities that, when considered together, will enable you to be successful in whatever you undertake. Then we will ask you to define happiness, and also provide some of our own definitions and inspiring anecdotes.

Finally, CSL will help you conceptualize how you can balance your search for both success and happiness in your life, with special consideration for the effects of your phone and other digital devices on this search. The result: You will learn how to lead with an abundance rather than a scarcity mentality. Your staff, clients, board members and donors will sit across the table from you and want to be both like you and with you. This is the hallmark of true personal development and leadership.

Session Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to:
  • 1 Discuss the differences between success and happiness.
  • 2 Identify habits that derail success, happiness or both.
  • 3 Differentiate between an abundance mentality and a scarcity mentality, and how each affects a leader's capacity for success and happiness.
  • 4 Discuss the influence of culture on perceptions of success and happiness.
  • 5 Understand how the pursuit of either success or happiness influence work-life balance.

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a leadership conference for your organization.