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The Happiness Track How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success by Emma Seppala
  

The Happiness Track How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success

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A book to appeal to anyone stressed and worn out by the 24/7 treadmill of the modern world. Here is a rundown on the current thinking on dealing with burn-out and overwork, looking at ways of bringing some respite into our competitive working environments. Through education and social learning we encourage a race for success, here you will find out why that is a race not worth winning, that prize going to the burnt-out over-achiever with nothing in their lives but work, work, work. Lean how to be different, find out how to slow down a bit, in fact learn how to be that tortoise who won the race from the hare. ~ Sue Baker

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Synopsis

The Happiness Track How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success by Emma Seppala

Everyone wants to be happy and successful and yet the pursuit of both has never been more elusive. We are urged to craft careers that matter, to achieve more and waste no time on the small stuff, to be actively engaged in our communities and, while we are at it, to relish every second. Rather than thriving, all this pressure leads to declining wellbeing, relationships and, paradoxically, productivity. In The Happiness Track Emma Seppala explains that behind our inability to achieve sustainable fulfillment are counterproductive theories of success. Success doesn't have to come at our personal expense. Drawing on the latest research into resilience, willpower, growth mindset, stress, creativity, compassion, mindfulness, gratitude training and optimism, Seppala shows how nurturing ourselves is the most productive thing we can do to thrive professionally and personally.

Reviews

'Through her research-backed strategies, Emma Seppala not only teaches us how to thrive in our chosen profession, but how to stay true to ourselves-and enjoy every moment of the process' -- Susan Cain, co-founder of Quiet Revolution and New York Times bestselling author of Quiet

'Are you a hard-driving, multi-tasking, conscientiously striving professional? Then your ideas about success are probably all wrong-and you need The Happiness Track, Dr. Emma Seppala's investigation into the counterintuitive factors that create career and life success. The best news of all? All these skills are well within your grasp' -- Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

About the Author

Emma Seppala, Ph.D., is Science Director of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and a leading expert on health psychology, cultural psychology, positive organisational psychology, wellbeing and resilience. Her work has been cited by numerous media outlets, including ABC News and the New York Times. She is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today and Scientific American Mind. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Fulfillment Daily, a news site dedicated to the science of happiness. A sought-after speaker, Seppala often gives talks on the psychology of health and wellbeing to academic, corporate and governmental institutions, including Google, the US National Science Foundation and the World Bank. In addition, she is a Research Scientist and Honorary Fellow with the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Center for Investigating Healthy Minds. Visit www.emmaseppala.com.

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Book Info

Publication date

26th January 2016

Author

Emma Seppala

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Publisher

Piatkus Books an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

The Real World
Popular Science
Popular Science

Advice on careers & achieving success
Popular psychology

ISBN

9780349405469

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