Better Than Before Episode 129: The 10 Secrets of Happy People


Our podcast is designed to provide you with top business insights, fresh perspectives from world class guests, and the tools you need to lead better than before. In this episode, Tony Richards discusses the science of happiness and reveals the ten secrets of happy people.

Segment 1: Tony Richards discusses news and business with producer Bill Foster.

01:00 – Welcome to Better Than Before

04:30 – Recent Business News

011:30 – Statistic of the Week

Segment 2: The Difference Between Positive Psychology and the Science of Happiness.

14:00 – Positive Psychology vs. the Science of Happiness

16:00 – The Story You Tell Yourself

18:00 – Hedonic Adaptation

21:00 – 10/50/40 Rule

Segment 3: Leadership Lesson: The 10 Secrets of Happy People

28:00 – Secrets of Happy People

40:30 – Three Action Steps to Take Now

What is keeping you from living your fullest and happiest life? #BetterThanBefore

Resources Mentioned

10 Rules of Being an Effective Coach
The Challenge and Cost of Lost Expertise
Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman
The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomisrsky


Better than Before is hosted by Tony Richards and produced by Clear Vision Development Group. Our staff includes William Foster and Whitney Coker. You can subscribe or leave a review for Better than Before on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio. If you have a leadership question you would like answered on the show, email us at

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