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Emotional Equations: Simple formulas to help your life work better

Chip Conley

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Prose: non-fiction, Self-help & personal development

A novel yet profound book which gets to the heart of making your emotions work for you. The equations should speak to the readers looking for hope, simplicity and happiness.

What if an equation could help you understand and even master what you're experiencing right now?

In this age of uncertainty, many people feel like they're clinging to a dinghy amidst a perfect storm. But successful entrepreneur Chip Conley has discovered that by using simple word equations, it's easy to build the grit, insight, stamina and joy that allow us to become our best, highest-functioning selves.

Conley's equations are a simple yet profound way to help your emotions work for you. They are mantras that we can turn to for stability in times of uncertainly, reminding us to focus on the things we can change ('the variables') and leave the others ('the constants') alone.

Equations include:
Joy = Love - Fear
Anxiety = Uncertainty x Powerlessness

Given the complex times we live in, people are looking for ways to distill some basic truths in life. EMOTIONAL EQUATIONS is a new, visual lexicon for mastering the age of uncertainty.

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Praise for Emotional Equations: Simple formulas to help your life work better

  • Emotional Equations offers a splendid menu of rules-of-thumb for a satisfied, meaningful life. Chip Conley has tried what he advises; his equations to live by are clever, useful, and profound - Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

  • Emotional Equations is a fresh, original guide to an authentic and fulfilling life. Every line is based on good science and lived experience and rings truthful and invigorating. There ought to be a law against successful CEOs writing such good books . . . where does that leave the rest of us? - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow

  • Rarely has a CEO bared his soul in a book as Chip Conley has in Emotional Equations . . . a compelling read and a valuable operating manual for life - Tony Hsieh, Zappos' CEO and author of Delivering Happiness

  • This self-help book is useful to understand how the mind interprets situations and how we can practically alter our thinking to become more positive and effective. Definitely food for thought - Irish Examiner

  • A highly interesting read by author and successful entrepreneur, Chip Conley, shows how simple equations can help guide you in times of adversity by allowing you to see issues from a different and unique perspective. The equations are simple yet profound and help you become more emotionally and mentally stronger in difficult times - Yoga magazine

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Chip Conley

Chip Conley is the author of PEAK: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow (Jossey-Bass, 2007) and CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, America's second largest boutique hotel company. He has presented the ideas in this book at a TED conference address in 2010.

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