Happiness and Success: Where is the Right Balance?

Saleh A. Mubarak, Ph.D

Saleh A. Mubarak, Ph.D

Professor of civil engineering/construction management, the international authority in project controls, trainer; consultant; and public speaker, an author of two best-selling books in construction management with over 30 years of diversified experience. An authority on project planning, scheduling, and project control. Extensive experience in...
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July 16, 2024
01:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT
60 Mins

Achieving Happiness and Success in Personal and Professional Life

In today's fast-paced world, individuals often find themselves grappling with the concepts of happiness and success, both personally and professionally. Many questions arise: Are happiness and success correlated? How do we differentiate between happiness and mere pleasure? Can we balance short-term gratification with long-term fulfillment?

Furthermore, the definitions and measures of success vary widely, leading to confusion and misalignment in our goals. As we strive to achieve a good quality of life, we must also consider our roles within families, communities, and society at large. Interacting positively with others, maximizing the positivity we propagate, and minimizing the toxicity we receive are essential aspects of this journey.

This session will provide a comprehensive framework to address these real-life issues. Through insightful discussions and practical strategies, participants will learn to:

  • Understand the correlation between happiness and success and how they influence each other.
  • Distinguish between happiness and pleasure, recognizing the importance of both short-term and long-term perspectives.
  • Define and measure success in a balanced manner that aligns with personal values and professional aspirations.
  • Implement techniques to achieve a high quality of life while maintaining healthy relationships within families, communities, and society.
  • Develop skills for positive interactions that enhance personal well-being and contribute to a supportive environment for others.

Webinar Objectives

The objective of this webinar is to help achieve a better quality of life by expanding our vision and horizons to see all aspects of life and avoid the “tunnel vision” that by having the person focus on a goal but ignore everything else. Even if the person achieves the goal, one may later realize that goal, as great as it was, was not worth the sacrifices made.

Webinar Agenda

  • A quick introduction to stories of some people who sought happiness the wrong way.
  • Some definitions of basic concepts such as happiness, pleasure, success, contentment, and satisfaction.
  • Defining and measuring success.
  • The relationship between happiness and success.
  • You achieved your goal… you made it, and now what?
  • Avoid the tunnel vision… enjoy the journey.
  • Me and the circles around me: interaction and influence.
  • The balanced life

Webinar Highlights

  • Are you happy now? How do you know?
  • Do you set goals for yourself?
  • What price you are willing to pay to achieve your goal?
  • What is your definition of a balanced life?
  • How much money plays a role in your happiness?
  • How much do you value family and social relationships and your own peace of mind? Are you willing to sacrifice them in exchange of “success”?

Who Should Attend

  • Professionals and Executives: Seeking to balance career success with personal happiness and well-being.
  • Entrepreneurs and Business Owners: Interested in aligning their business goals with personal fulfillment.
  • Educators and Coaches: Looking to incorporate concepts of happiness and success into their teachings and guidance.
  • Mental Health Practitioners: Wanting to understand the broader implications of happiness and success on well-being.
  • Students and Young Professionals: Eager to set a strong foundation for a balanced and successful life.
  • Community Leaders and Volunteers: Aiming to foster positive interactions and relationships within their communities.
  • Anyone Interested in Personal Development: Individuals who are committed to improving their quality of life and achieving a balanced approach to happiness and success.


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