“In this remarkable book, one of the leading thinkers in the field of positive psychology digs deep into the science to find practical techniques for unleashing your genius for happiness. So forget about cheap gimmicks and gooey affirmations. Instead, listen to Shawn Achor—and prepare to take notes!”—Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Regret
“Before Happiness is the book that positive psychology fans have been waiting to read. Shawn Achor, the leading light in bringing the science of happiness to work, offers his signature blend of eye-opening research insights, entertaining stories, and infectious enthusiasm. This fresh, uplifting book is filled with ideas for improving our organizations and our lives.”—Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the podcast WorkLife
“Shawn Achor is a positive genius who is capable of taking complex academic research and making it come to life in companies and schools across the globe.”—Tony Hsieh, bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and former CEO of Zappos, Inc.
“In Before Happiness, Shawn Achor provides simple, scientifically sound strategies built around three key factors most of us undervalue: where we choose to put our attention, how much social support we build into our lives, and whether we view stress as a challenge rather than a threat.”—Tony Schwartz, bestselling author of The Power of Full Engagement and Be Excellent at Anything
“Read this book before you buy any other self-improvement title. For anyone who wants to find more meaning, achievement, and joy in life, this is the single best place to start.”—Tom Rath, bestselling author of StrengthsFinder 2.0 and Eat Move Sleep
“Achor infuses Before Happiness with empirical evidence, anecdotes and studies showing that even a simple adjustment in thinking impacts our outlook and how we’re perceived. . . . The book offers insights and ideas for adjusting your angle of vision so you open the door to happiness and success.”—Success
“A must-read.”—The Washington Times