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    • The Happiness Advantage

    • The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 productive at work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Putting Positive Thinking To Work

    • By Sara on 10-29-14
    • The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 09-14-10
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5,197 ratings

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Big Potential

    • How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
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    In a world that thrives on competition and individual achievement, we are measuring and pursuing potential all wrong. By pursuing success in isolation - pushing others away as we push ourselves too hard - we are not just limiting our potential, we are becoming more stressed and disconnected than ever. In his highly anticipated follow-up to The Happiness Advantage, Achor reveals a better approach. Drawing on his work in 50 countries, he shows that success and happiness are not competitive sports.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely incredible book!

    • By Myles Drake on 02-02-18
    • How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 01-30-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 189 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Busier You Are, the More You Need Mindfulness

    • By: Shawn Achor, Michelle Gielan
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The most forward-looking companies are willing to take risks to achieve greatness. Most leaders give lip service to this idea, but few actually do it. We have worked with banks willing to take on toxic assets (again) and hedge funds willing to take a $100 million gamble on a failing company. But their leaders would still be terrified to ask their employees to stop working for two minutes a day to watch their breath go in and out.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

    • By: Shawn Achor, Michelle Gielan
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and Finding Nemo. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each other, then boarding the plane. Then, when we try to have that amazing work session in flight, we get nothing done.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Before Happiness

    • The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 528
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    In his international best seller, 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 more 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worthwhile but no "Happiness Advantage"

    • By DC on 12-24-15
    • The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 09-10-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 528 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Future of Happiness

    • 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Era
    • By: Amy Blankson, Shawn Achor - foreword
    • Narrated by: Amy Blankson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Technology - at least in theory - is improving our productivity, efficiency, and communication. The one thing it's not doing is making us happier. We are experiencing historically high levels of depression and dissatisfaction. But it doesn't have to be that way. Technology can drive - not diminish - human happiness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A pleasant listen, but messy "how to"

    • By Jmbradle on 07-08-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Happiness Advantage

    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 33
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    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Life Changing

    • By Anthony on 03-14-18

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Data-Driven Case for Vacation

    • By: Shawn Achor, Michelle Gielan
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Over the past three years, we have partnered with the US Travel Association to more clearly understand the relationship between well-being and taking time off from work. Our hypothesis has been that without recovery periods, our ability to continue performing at high levels diminishes significantly. This is in direct conflict with the common misconception that the longer you persevere at work, the more successful you will become.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Big Potential

    • Five Secrets of Reaching Higher by Powering Those Around You
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Random House presents the audiobook edition of Big Potential, written and read by Shawn Achor. Forget everything you thought you knew about being your best. It's not about your own skills or talents. Instead, real success in work and life comes from your connections and relationships - the teams you build around you, the friends you make - and getting the best out of them. You hugely amplify your own potential by helping others around you to realise theirs.

    • Five Secrets of Reaching Higher by Powering Those Around You
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Shawn Achor
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 01-30-18
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Before Happiness

    • Five Actionable Strategies to Create a Positive Path to Success
    • By: Shawn Achor
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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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.

    Regular price: $22.38