Five Keys to Happiness That LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Lives By | SuperSoul Sunday | OWN


OPRAH:  One of the things that I think that you — that has propelled you to be this transformative leader is that you learned how to embrace Ray Chambers’ principles of happiness. So first tell everybody, Ray Chambers is a friend of yours.    JEFF:  Yeah, so Ray is a mentor, and one of the most extraordinaire people I know.  And Ray kind of revolutionized the idea of a leveraged buyout on Wall Street in the early ’80s.    OPRAH:  Yeah.    JEFF:  Had incredible success.  And around ’87 he decided —    OPRAH:  To just do charitable things.    JEFF:  He gave it all up    OPRAH:  Yeah.    JEFF:  And he wanted to pursue happiness. And in his pursuit of happiness and spending time with philosophers and Buddhist monks, one of the things he concluded was that he needed to be of service to others. And so he began a life of extraordinaire philanthropy. And one of the conclusions he came to was that there are five keys to happiness. The first is being in the moment.    OPRAH:  Mm- hmm.  JEFF:  The second is that it’s better to be loving than to be right. The third is that you should be a spectator to your own thoughts, especially when you become emotional.  Which is fundamental to compassion. The fourth is to be grateful for at least one thing every day. And the fifth is to be of service to others.  To help others every chance you get.

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