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  • Title: Before Happiness: How Creating a Positive Reality First Amplifies Your Levels of Happiness and Success
  • Author: Shawn Achor
  • ISBN: 9780804127905
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Audio

  • Why are some people able to make positive change while others remain the same In his international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage, Harvard trained researcher Shawn Achor described why happiness is the precursor to greater success This book is about what comes before both Because before we can be happy or successful, we need to first develop the ability to see thatWhy are some people able to make positive change while others remain the same In his international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage, Harvard trained researcher Shawn Achor described why happiness is the precursor to greater success This book is about what comes before both Because before we can be happy or successful, we need to first develop the ability to see that positive change is possible Only once we learn to see the world through a positive lens can we summon all our motivation, emotion, and intelligence to achieve our personal and professional goals.In Before Happiness, Achor reveals five actionable, proven strategies for changing our lens to positive The Most Valuable Reality See a broader range of ideas and solutions by changing the details on which your brain chooses to focus Success Mapping Set goals oriented around the things in life that matter to you most, whether career advancement or family or making a difference in the world The X spot Use success accelerants to propel you quickly towards those goals, whether finishing a marathon, reaching a sales target, learning a language, or losing 10 pounds Noise Canceling Boost the signal pointing you to opportunities and possibilities that others miss Positive Inception Transfer these skills to your team, your employees, and everyone around you By mastering these strategies, you ll create an renewable source of positivity, motivation, and engagement that will allow you to reach your fullest potential in everything you do.
    Shawn Achor
    Shawn Achor is an American educator, author, and speaker known for his advocacy of positive psychology He is best known for his research reversing the formula of success leading to happiness his research shows that happiness in fact leads to success Achor spent 12 years studying what makes people happy at Harvard University He later authored The Happiness Advantage and founded the Institute of Positive Research and GoodThinkInc His TEDx talk The Happy Secret to Better Work is one of the 20 most viewed TED talks.


    Commentaires:

    Jen
    I received a pre-publication galley of this book as part of a GoodReads giveaway. The author Shawn Achor is a young Harvard-trained researcher in the field of positive psychology. The writing style is breezy. His voice is enthusiastic and full of phrases that sound more suited for the marketing world than psychology. I find helpful some of the criteria in the "Noise Canceling" chapter. "Noise" is information that comes to us through the news, email, radio, conversations and any other source that [...]

    Ayelet
    This book is filled with so many great tips for setting yourself for a happier work life. There was a lot I took away from this one- such as the importance of smiling just 3 extra times per day, and that you can't make up for one negative interaction with one positive one you need 3 positive ones! While I recognized some of the studies referenced, such as the hospital that adopted the smile within 10 feet, say hello within 5 feet, but there was a lot of original research as well.There were times [...]

    Kristin
    I received a copy of Before Happiness courtesy of the publisher, but had a hunch I'd enjoy it (if you know me, you know all about my intrigue with the science of happiness). When I actually cracked it open though, I was most pleasantly blown away.Before Happiness is all about changing your perspective on life. By reshaping your environment and looking at a situation from a new perspective can give you the tools you need to make the most out of anything - a lofty goal, an unexpected challenge, yo [...]

    Jane Dugger
    This is a great resource for incorporating new activities to promote happiness & success in your life. There is also easy to understand science & data to explain why these things work.What are the 3 most interesting things I learned from this book?1 - Using this question to help keep your focus on non-fiction reads. This idea encouraged me to listen more acutely and analyze what I was hearing. Often causing me to ask the question, would this work in my life?2 - Use the power lead. The fi [...]

    Kate
    I mostly liked Before Happiness. For the most part, Achor addresses different clinically-strategies for leaders as they attempt to create positive organizations and teams that are likely to succeed. Most of this is extremely useful and applicable to many different types of groups.I am a little creeped out by the "inception" portion, in which we can supposedly manipulate people to be more productive and happy. That feels a little icky to me--especially when one of his main examples are low-wage W [...]

    Moon
    I am so happy to have won this as a giveaway! This book has really changed the way I look at the world, and react to it I am on my way for a second read (yes, it IS worth a second read) then, I might add more to this review suffice it to say, even if you think you are positive and happy this book will still make you think and thinking is a good thing :)

    Becky
    I picked this book up after hearing Shawn Achor speak at a conference. He is a truly engaging and humorous speaker, and I felt very motivated by what he had to say about the relatively simple choices we can make to be happier and more successful. I've even taken up exercising more and gratitude journaling after hearing him speak and have noticed a bump in my mood.The premise of this book is that if we do simple, practical things every day to change our perspective to a more positive one, we will [...]

    Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    If you tell me a book is about happiness, I’m gonna check it out. I just am. This one was not a disappointment. Here are the ideas I took away:“ the working world the most valuable reality is one in which there is at least a 3:1 ratio of positive to negative interactions….Below this ration, engagement plummeted and turnover rates shot up. In fact, Losada found that the highest-performing teams had a 6:1 ration.”“Dr. Loretta Malandro names some of the most common blind spots that hold u [...]

    Natali
    There is a lot of good stuff in here. Achor makes an effort to include new research on positive psychology and I appreciated that. He presents academic research along with actionable tips on how to create positive momentum in your life. I found myself implementing his tips without even thinking about them. Particularly those about positive interactions, meaning markers, and using your email inbox for good. A very worth and fast read. Read it!

    Toni Vanschoyck
    One of the best books. Have on kindle and audible as well

    Kelsey
    This book explores some interesting studies and research around happiness but is written in a super accessible way. I definitely got some solid takeaways from it in terms of how to go about shifting thinking toward being more positive and really enjoyed reading it overall.

    Cindy
    I love this book & am going to buy it. I thought it gave easy-to-understand ideas for changing the things we do to help increase our levels of happiness.My notes from the book: 1. Choose the most valuable reality:-recognize the existence of multiple realities by changing the details your brain chooses to focus on.-See a greater range of realities by adding vantage points and seeing the world from a broader perspective.-Select the most valuable reality that is both positive and true2. Mental [...]

    T
    What you focus on becomes your reality. I will not ruin a thousand days to be right on a handful. If information doesn't cause change actions/results, it is meaningless noise.

    SJ Loria
    Maybe it isn’t quite fair (or positive) to compare this book to The Happiness Advantage. That book blew me away, and I’m a big believer in positive psychology in the workplace and in personal life. This book is a decent follow up, but it’s a bit of a sophomore slump (like the second Taking Back Sunday album, or the second book by the author of the Kite Runner). That being said, there are still great points that can be applied to life, and as Hamlet would say “that’s the rub.” You ca [...]

    Alex
    A positivity genius. WOW! What a concept! Positive thinking: simple yet with a complex application to YOUR life.So many illuminating statistical takeaways from scientific studies. I like self-help books but this one takes the cake.Best book I've read all year!One of the examples of his motivation chapter was comparing a business which tested two coffee stamping cards. The first was ‘buy 10 coffees, get one free.’ The second was buy twelve coffees, get one free.’ And this card had the first [...]

    Stephen
    Achor's book the Happiness Advantage was life changing. It's a 5 star book and you should read it if you haven't. This book is a follow-up that is a little more academic, with more complicated tips on how to get to "happiness." In that way--its academic approach and more conceptual advice--it is not the same as Happiness Advantage. That said, it was never meant to be Happiness Advantage and Achor says that right off the bat, telling us it's a different book. It's a further exploration of positiv [...]

    Ken Schroeder
    It was a good book. Basic principle: Think positive. But you know what, I'm thinking better because of this book. I would recommend skimming this one after you get the basic thesis. I was also a little offended that his purpose it becomes apparent is to get you a promotion at work. He says, for example, to routinize your mornings so that the time flies by. I'm reading this and thinking to myself, make my free time fly by so I have more energy to work? I want work to fly by so I have more energy [...]

    Clayton
    I really enjoyed this book. Many practical actionable tips for improving your life and creating happiness. I also appreciated the author's awareness that people aren't going to take action on each tip. He allows for the reader to employ just a few of the strategies which still lead to life changing outcomes.

    Katherine
    I'm really, really enjoying this book. Now, I'm a sucker for pop psychology but maybe I'm reading this at the right time. I started a new job recently and I need to get out of my negative rut (which this book is perfect for). I have a chance to make a positive, lasting impact on my new work and this has been an eye-opener for my bad habits.

    Kresimir Mudrovcic
    Good book for anyone interested in positive psychology, I like the fact that it mentions research results and that it is written in an easy to digest way. I would recommend reading this book along with the Happiness Advantage once per year to maintain the positive attitude. :-)

    Claudia Zwarg
    You will be told a dozen times that the author has been to 51 countries.Again and again.Seriously annoying.

    Sejal Shah-myers
    Still thinking about what I thinkme really interesting theories--backed by research--and I ordered it to keep as a reference so I *think* I liked itill unclear.

    BLACK CAT
    Goal setting research + happiness research.Strategies to achieve your goals: make the target look bigger, make your goal appear closer, etc

    Christine Wallbom
    It was good!

    Jason
    Audiobook.Positive thinking is junk, focus on positive reality.Recognize the different of multiple realities and choose the most valuable one that is positive and true.See a greater range of realities by added vantage points.Map success routes instead of escape routes (don't steer into the rocks).If we do things every day to change our perspective to a more positive one we will be more capable of solving real problems.3 positive interactions are needed to overcome 1 negative interaction (5:1 for [...]

    Lisa Niver
    I wrote about this book for the Jewish Journal: Hooping for Happiness in Hawaiijewishjournal/wesaidgoDuring my first hula-hoop class I was not happy because the hoop often dropped on the ground. Our instructor, Tisha, reminded us to be gentle with ourselves; each time we picked up the hoop, she instructed us to tell ourselves something nice. My internal monologue grumbled as I initially thought my friend Amy was right. What was I doing wasting my Saturday morning trying to hoop? It seemed ridicu [...]

    AnaMaria Rivera
    If happiness creates success, what creates happiness? Great question. The secret is "revealed" by this book, not merely speculative, but backed by hundreds of neuroscience, psychology, neuro-psychology and positive psychology research: your perception of reality is the pre-required requisite for creating happiness. Excellent book."before happiness and success comes your perception of your world. So before we can be happy and successful, we need to create a positive reality that allows us to see [...]

    Erica
    This is really an excellent book! It totally changed the way I look at the world. Before, I was really low on performance, I was very down, finding meaningless living in this world. But after, I am so excited wake up every morning to fight for my goal. I even find a lot of people around me are not happy at all even if it seems they were before. How amazing a book can change a person's life attitude!

    Jennica
    I did the audible version of this book. I was a little disappointed that it was not the Shawn Achor's voice narrating as I purchased this after watching one of his presentations and loved the way he spoke. I really enjoy his anecdotes and the way he explains things. I know there are many things I need to do to improve my life and way of thinking. A few takeaways from the book for me: cancelling the noise, smiling a few extra times a day, and to think positive to move towards your goals. Overall, [...]

    Asparagus
    Better than his first book. Basically a detailed how- to manual to overcome pessimism and depression by carefully analysing your situation and your priorities and then publicly use reframing (though he doesn't use this word). He makes some good arguments. Most pessimists and cynics would probably benefit from reading this.

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