The Happiness Advantage

The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

Ranked #4 in Happiness, Ranked #11 in Positivitysee more rankings.

Our most commonly held formula for success is broken.
Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and...

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Melanie Whelan CEO/SoulCycleThis book opened an ongoing conversation on our team around the relationship between employee happiness and productivity. Achor overturns the conventional belief that happiness is a natural outcome of success. Through practical research, experiences and anecdotes, he illustrates that happiness that will actually lead you to success. Happy people tend to work harder, collaborate better and be more productive. This in turn leads to better results. SoulCycle is and always has been an inherently positive experience and one of the things Achor's book validated for us is that a meaningful... (Source)

David Kramaley I’m reading The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work. I expect it to reinforce some positive psychology principles I know and help me put them into practice. (Source)

Dr. Monali Y. Desai My favorite non-business book is The Happiness Advantage (Shawn Achor) because it reminds me of the importance of surrounding myself with positive people. (Source)

Tiphaine Guerout The Happiness Advantage gave me some life hacks that changed my perspective on things. With small exercise you can be less moody and see a bit more the positive things rather than the negative ones. (Source)

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