Neil Pasricha was the highlight of the day. From my perspective, the highlight of the year at Microsoft! What a genuine, authentic, inspiring person. He connected with the audience and made our themes come to life in the best possible way. He arrived early and stayed late - talking to everyone and inspiring all of us.
The Happiness Equation
by Neil Pasricha
What is the formula for a happy life? Neil Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, a New York Times-bestselling author, a Walmart executive, a father, a husband. After selling more than a million copies of the Book of Awesome series, wherein he observed the everyday things he thought were awesome, he now shifts his focus to the practicalities of living an awesome life. In his new book The Happiness Equation, Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing and do anything in order to have everything. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms, you simply have yet to unlock the 9 Secrets to Happiness. Each secret takes a piece out of the core of common sense, turns it on its head to present it in a completely new light, and then provides practical and specific guidelines for how to apply this new outlook to lead a fulfilling life. Once you've unlocked Pasricha's 9 Secrets, you will understand counter intuitive concepts such as: Success Does Not Lead to Happiness, Never Take Advice, and Retirement Is a Broken Theory. You will learn and then master three brand-new fundamental life tests: the Saturday Morning Test, The Bench Test, and the Five People Test. You will know the difference between external goals and internal goals and how to make more money than a Harvard MBA (hint: it has nothing to do with your annual salary). You will discover that true wealth has nothing to do with money, multitasking is a myth, and the elimination of options leads to more choice.
The Happiness Equation is a book that will change how you think about pretty much everything--your time, your career, your relationships, your family, and, ultimately, of course, your happiness.
Two Minute Mornings: A Journal
by Neil Pasricha
The choices made in the morning can have a huge impact all day long. The creator of the bestselling Book of Awesome and Journal of Awesome encourages users to "win the day" in just a few minutes each morning. The simple, quick prompts—focusing on gratitude, letting go of stress, and setting daily intentions—are proven to increase happiness and set readers up for success every day.
The Book of Awesome
by Neil Pasricha
- Wearing underwear just out of the dryer
- Fixing electronics by smacking them
- Getting called up to the dinner buffet first at a wedding
- Watching The Price Is Right when you're home sick
- Hitting a bunch of green lights in a row
- Waking up and realizing it's Saturday The Book of Awesome reminds us that the best things in life are free (yes, your grandma was right). With laugh-out-loud observations from award-winning comedy writer Neil Pasricha, The Book of Awesome is filled with smile-inducing moments on every page that make you feel like a kid looking at the world for the first time. Read it and you'll remember all the things there are to feel good about. A New York Times Bestseller - USA Today Bestseller - Globe and Mail Bestseller - Toronto Star Bestseller - Vancouver Sun Bestseller - Macleans Bestseller - Winner of the Forest of Reading Award
Featured Keynote Programs
THE HAPPINESS EQUATION: Science-Backed Habits to Cultivate Positive Mindset
We live in a world where we’re bombarded by change, expectation, and uncertainty. News media hijacks our brains while social media tells us we are never good enough. Anxiety, depression, and loneliness rates are at record highs. What we need is a splash-of-cold-water talk that is science-backed, story-laden, and full of laughs. Audiences learn how it is possible, despite larger tectonic plates they cannot control, to use specific research-backed tools and practices to cultivate a habit-based positive mindset every day. Based on Neil’s #1 international bestseller The Happiness Equation.
BE HAPPY FIRST: Resilience and Breakthrough Performance In Times Of Change
After Neil’s wife left him and his best friend took his own life, he crash-landed in an empty downtown bachelor apartment. Just twelve months later, he was working directly for the CEO at Walmart, running the International Academy of Digital Arts and Science’s “Best Blog in the World”, and had just published The Book of Awesome, which stormed the New York Times bestseller list and sold over a million copies. The lesson was clear: resilience and growth can come from challenge and change. An inspiring talk that shares action-based ways to lift performance to new heights.
THE SCIENCE OF POSITIVE GROWTH MINDSET
Does great work lead to happiness? Or… does happiness lead to great work? Neil Pasricha shares counterintuitive research-based answers in this fun, fast-paced, research-grounded tour of the emerging neuroscience and positive psychology landscape. Neil shows how cultivating a positive mindset results in 31% higher productivity, 37% higher sales, and 300% greater creativity – and then shares how to get there. Based on fresh research Pasricha published in Harvard Business Review, this is a high-energy, takeaway-laden talk that gets audiences buzzing.
LEAD YOURSELF BEFORE YOU LEAD OTHERS
Which company is #1 on the Fortune 500 and has been for over a decade? Walmart. The retail behemoth’s rise to half a trillion dollars in sales with over two million employees has been well-documented. But what hasn’t been documented is how they develop, nurture, and grow leaders up through those ranks. Neil served as Director of Leadership Development at Walmart and worked for the CEO while partnering with Harvard Business School to develop the first global leadership program inside the retail giant. In this talk he shares how leaders can use science-backed practices to help themselves show up to lead teams of two, two thousand, or two million. It starts with yourself. Neil will show you how.
Neil is a rock star! He visited the Googleplex and you could hear a pin drop while he was speaking. Everybody loved his models for living happier lives. Many people commented that he was the best speaker we have had!
Neil, I can't thank you enough for being a part of our Speaker Series. Your session was such a huge hit....it was energizing, inspiring, thought-provoking and really resonated with our employees. I've received so many emails from employees thanking me for bringing you in, saying how you were their favorite Speaker Series to date, and that they were inspired to make some real shifts in their life
It is rare to find a speaker that can ignite such passion and unify the audience on a common theme that transcends generation and function. Please keep writing books. Yours changed my life.
Neil was fantastic the feedback has been amazing about his talk. I think he was everyone's favorite. Neil was so wonderful about the challenges we had with time which was very much appreciated. He really was fantastic, so many people said 'I needed to hear that kind of talk.
Neil left the room glowing after sharing his honest, personal, and witty story on the journey to happiness. He offered an interesting and relatable perspective for everyone in the room, and left the team with actionable insights for their own lives and work.
Well, we have never had a keynote receive such AWESOME feedback! Everyone was buzzing about your address. I constantly had staff coming up to me all day going on and on about how you were the best speaker we have ever had!This was my first 'big' event since I returned from being off last year recovering from a stroke. So, I wanted to prove I am better than ever! Thank you for helping me achieve that!
Thank you, thank you, thank you for being such a huge hit!
When Neil Pasricha talks, leaders of all levels and backgrounds stop what they're doing and listen.
The interactions, trust, healing, laughter, camaraderie, sadness, and vulnerabilities that come with taking care of patients are gifts to be enjoyed and appreciated. Sadly, the prism where we can see these qualities becomes rapidly clouded. There is real role for Neil's work within health care. The more penetration his philosophies have, the more satisfaction, quality, and longevity we'll see.
We recently used Neil at an all employee event. Given some recent changes in the company, including a move to a new office, there was some trepidation and apprehension within the organization. Neil's talk was exactly what we needed. He was very helpful in putting things into the right context, and created an immediate positive buzz. He is insightful, evidenced based and practical when it comes to making changes to increase happiness and ultimately productivity
Neil joined the Audi Executive Team across the United States and his happiness lessons were the highlight of the show, engaging dealer associates, and invigorating the audience. He is always on point, thought-provoking, and receives near-perfect ratings. Listen to him!
THANK YOU for another fabulous talk at our Managers meeting. The feedback was outstanding and many shared you were the "best speaker" they have seen because not only were you dynamic & hilarious but provided actionable suggestions everyone can incorporate. You rock!
Neil has such great energy and his positivity is incredible and infectious. We've held our event for years and thanks to Neil we had the best one so far!
Neil was absolutely amazing, he was so easy going and laid back. He wowed the audience and was so approachable and genuine. The event went extremely well. He even brought a few of his other books to give out during his talk.
With simple effortlessness, Neil renders complex ideas easily memorable and everyday practical.
Neil, I want to thank you again for speaking to my team at our Morgan Stanley Carolina's Complex Knowledge Summit. You were extraordinary. Thank you for being so vulnerable and authentic. I took a moment during your talk to scan the 200 people in the room. The room was flooding with smiles. Thank you for igniting our souls. I wish you continued joy!
Thank you again for participating as a Thought Leader during our Executive Leadership Forum. Your presentation, Happier People, Healthier Associations, aligned perfectly with the theme and was the right mix of humor, research, and thoughtful strategies to implement moving forward
Before Neil came to Uber we had seen his TED Talk, Google Talk, and some had read his books so our expectations were already pretty high. But he exceeded them! We knew his style would be accessible and his content would be engaging, but we didn't predict the impact he would have on Uber folks after the conference. Attendees were more visibly energized and they began taking Neil's advice to be more positive in their own lives. We feel it helped them at work and with their families as well
I'm hoping you can pass our thanks along to Neil for his closing keynote at the Walk with Me conference earlier this month. We've had a chance to check in with delegates and sponsors, and the feedback has been great. His presentation was engaging and inspired the group to start making change (myself included) - so our sincere thanks on behalf of the executive planning committee.
Neil Pasricha was a 10/5. He knocked it out of the park! He was so humble and easy to work with. He is super engaging and had the audience glued. I would recommend him to anyone. He is very gracious and stayed behind to sign books and connect with people.