Before Happiness

Before Happiness

[the 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change]

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Another of Shawn Achor's lectures on the science of happiness and human potential.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House ; Westminster, Md. : Books on Tape, [2013]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780804127899
9780804127912
Branch Call Number: 158 Ac47b 2013 CD
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (495 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
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.

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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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