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Do you want to achieve success in your personal and professional endeavours? The first step is to see a reality where success is possible. Only when we choose to believe we live in a world in which challenges can be overcome, in which our behaviour matters, and in which change is possible can we summon all our drive, energy and emotional and intellectual resources to make that change possible.

In Before Happiness, Shawn Achor, former Harvard professor and best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage, introduces a groundbreaking new theory about success and human potential.

Achor shows how a positive mind-set is the best predictor of motivation, engagement and performance in the workplace and in your personal life and offers five practical, actionable strategies for creating this mind-set that will make us more successful at work and at home.

This audiobook is backed by science, great stories, and research-based strategies, and by the time you finish it you will have a complete understanding of exactly how to create a better reality and magnify the volume of happiness and success in your life, and, equally important, transfer that positive reality to others.

©2013 Shawn Achor (P)2015 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Mona
  • 12-02-16

Struggling with the narrator

What made the experience of listening to Before Happiness the most enjoyable?

After watching Shawn's Ted talk and listening to the Happiness Advantage it was disappointing to hear this new narrator. The book has some really good ideas but I am absolutely struggling to listen or to keep focussed on listening because of the narrator. The tone seems a little too exaggerated and is just not fitting. I realy wish Shawn would re-read this. I am considering returning this and getting the kindle version instead.

Would you be willing to try another one of Mike Chamberlain’s performances?

It would be unlikely that I try another of Mike's performances but maybe some people would enjoy it, or maybe he would suit a different genre.

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  • Richard
  • 11-06-16

A workable Framework of Positive Change

I like this author and the material is presented in an engaging manner. Not a fan of the narrator though.

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  • Daren
  • 03-04-17

Wow - love this

Would you consider the audio edition of Before Happiness to be better than the print version?

Yes

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

SMILE

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Very very good book. Life check, makes you think. Takes a simple subject and fills it with lots of wisdom. Invest your time in this book

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  • Kirk
  • 11-18-16

I wouldn't bother

This book is really pop psychology without any real substance.

Do yourself a favour and don't buy it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-15-16

A practical guide to positive outlook

A road map with directions to hope. Easy to read and i got something out of this book every time i read and re read it .. which has been quite often ..and have shared and recommended it to many people ands colleagues

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