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WORKING: Be Happy, Make More

(Photo Courtesy of Muriel Miralles de Sawicki via stock.xchng.)
(Photo Courtesy of Muriel Miralles de Sawicki via stock.xchng.)

The old Beatles tune “Can’t Buy Me Love” keeps rolling around my head as I think about this week’s segment with workplace expert Brandon Smith.

It’s not quite what we’re talking about, but the sentiment is right.

A recent study looked at 14 years of data on more than 10,000 Americans and it found this correlation: the people who expressed feeling more positive emotions growing up and had a generally more positive outlook ended up making more money. By age 29, we’re talking a couple thousand dollars.

Think about that for a minute. Money can’t buy happiness, but being happier can get you more money.

It has lots of exciting implications for all of us, as Brandon explains in this week’s Working on GPB Radio.

Click here ask Brandon a question about your job or career. We might answer you on the air.