Before Happiness

Before Happiness

The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Shawn Achor believes that happiness comes before greater success. Before happiness, however, there is the need for positive change. To unlock the secret of human potential depends on how the world is seen in the first place. When seen in a positive light, all the intellectual and emotional resources to achieve goals can be obtained. There are five strategies to positivity, and only by mastering them will there be enough positivity, motivation, and engagement to reach full potential.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, p2013
ISBN: 9780804127899
Branch Call Number: 158 ACH
Characteristics: 7 compact discs (8.5 hr.) : digital ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Chamberlain, Mike

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careybeal
Jan 06, 2017

Read this book before "The Happiness Advantage", which he references a few times throughout. He does a fantastic job of providing real life examples and practical ways to improve your reality to one that is more positive and works towards improvements across many areas of ones life - personal or professional.

A couple of my favourite quotes:

"The fear of being wrong can lead to perpetually skewed decision making" and the line from Shakesphere (and Tupac), "A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once". Simple, yet effective ways to remind us that the lens we view things through has a tremendous impact on the subsequent result.

Great read and I look forward to reading "The Happiness Advantage" and other titles by Achor.

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jliu113
Jul 10, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. There were a lot of eye-opening research data from past to present. At the end of each chapter, he summarizes and offers suggestions and practices. It's fun reading this and I can't wait to get my hands on his other titles.

PRW1030 May 16, 2015

This is Shawn latest Book. He appeared on Oprah on May 25, 2015.

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TeaD4
Jul 18, 2014

In 'Before Happiness', Shawn Achor describes how our perception of reality, and whether we believe positive change is possible in the first place, makes a huge difference in our pursuit of happiness and success. Other books may just make a list of different activities someone can do to be happy or successful, but Achor really gets to the root of the problem and helps readers develop a strong foundation before doing those activities. I think this is a great book to read if you really want to understand how to change your life for the better.

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