MONEY MATTERS with Christopher Hensley

Can being optimistic make you more successful both personally and financially?

According to bestselling author and happiness researcher Michelle Gielan, an optimistic outlook has a high correlation with better overall financial health.

Michelle Gielan has spent the past decade researching the link between happiness and success. She is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change and was named one of the Top 10 authors on resilience by the Harvard Business Review. Michelle is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah's Happiness course. She formerly served as anchor of The CBS Morning News, and her research has received attention from dozens of media outlets including The Washington PostFORBES, and The New York Times.

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The survey is part of Frost Bank’s Opt for Optimism initiative to help people unlock the power of optimism and improve their physical, emotional and financial health. Frost launched Opt for Optimism in response to the rising uncertainty, isolation and stress levels Americans are experiencing. Visit to learn more and to sign up for the 30-Day Optimism Challenge to increase optimism and help improve financial health.

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