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Why Being Right Doesn’t Always Mean Being Happy

Most people would rather be right than happy.

We all have theories about the world and then unconsciously act in ways that confirm the theories, even if it makes us miserable.

Jessica, a new client, brought me a three-inch stack of email correspondence from her two business associates saying she needed protection from them. She had funded a project and they weren’t giving her the “deliverables”. She wanted me to mediate.

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Elizabeth B. Crook's picture

Elizabeth B. Crook is CEO of Orchard Advisors. For over twenty years, she has worked with CEO's and entrepreneurs to think and act strategically to grow their companies' bottom line and have more overall satisfaction. She has a gift for making sense of complex situations and mapping them so creative and practical approaches emerge. Clients speak of her insight, skill, authenticity, and willingness to ask the hard questions in a gentle way. 

She is also the bestselling author of Live Large: The Achiever’s Guide to What’s Next. Recent media features include ForbesFast CompanyDaily WorthPBS Next AvenueThrive Global, Conscious Company, and BetterBook Club.

A mother, grandmother, and ardent hiker, she lives on Music Row in Nashville. 

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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06/01/2018
Why Being Right Doesn’t Always Mean Being Happy Most people would rather be right than happy. We all have theories about the world and then unconsciously act in ways that confirm the theories,... read more
Impact Hub Philly co-working space
01/11/2015
Our company, evox, is by definition a “Public Benefit Corporation,” which requires lots of specifically high standards and commitments to community and the environment as mandated in our corporate by... read more
Woman and man sitting in cafe upset and angry.
06/01/2018
Why Being Right Doesn’t Always Mean Being Happy Most people would rather be right than happy. We all have theories about the world and then unconsciously act in ways that confirm the theories,... read more
Impact Hub Philly co-working space
01/11/2015
Our company, evox, is by definition a “Public Benefit Corporation,” which requires lots of specifically high standards and commitments to community and the environment as mandated in our corporate by... read more