Shawn Achor

Is the Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full?

By Shawn Achor | January 23, 2015

If you saw me on Super Soul Sunday with Oprah Winfrey, you’ll know that Oprah and I discussed the age-old question: Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Even the positive-minded media mogul admitted to wrestling with the question. “I beat myself up because sometimes I look at it and I go, It’s definitely half-empty, and…

How to Deal with Debbie Downer

By Shawn Achor | January 15, 2015

Chances are you have someone in your life who is difficult. Whether it’s a boss, neighbor or co-worker, interacting with a Debbie Downer always leaves you feeling negative or drained. It’s easy to allow these feelings to loom over your day, but when we do that, we’re actually ignoring other parts of our reality. We…