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

Emma Seppala

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

'This book is brilliant - read it and be prepared to reset your mood to happy. Your life won't be the same again' Daily Express

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. Filled with practical advice on how to apply these findings to your daily life, THE HAPPINESS TRACK is a life-changing guide to fast-tracking your success and creating an anxiety-free life.

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

  • This book is brilliant - read it and be prepared to reset your mood to happy. Your life won't be the same again - Daily Express

  • 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

  • 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

  • Backed by extensive research in psychology and neuroscience, The Happiness Track offers a wealth of insight for changing how we approach our work, our personal lives, and our relationships. It's a carefully researched, engaging look at how to improve ourselves without losing our authenticity or our sanity

  • Emma Seppala convinces us that reconfiguring our brain for happiness can change the way our lives unfold and the way we approach success. A worthwhile read for anyone who wants to achieve a successful and fulfilling life.

  • For decades we've been tied to theories of success that have burned us out and driven us into the ground-because we don't know of any alternatives. The Happiness Track provides us with a highly-readable, science-backed solution to obtaining sustainable success, the sort of success we are all really striving for, that leaves us fulfilled, happy, and healthy.

  • Dr. Seppala turns cutting edge science into a fast-paced, practical book with profound implications. Remarkably, happiness feels good because it is good for our health, relationships, and work. Drawing on research from neuroscience and psychology, and her own ground-breaking work at Stanford, she gives us six powerful ways to turn greater well-being into greater success.

  • This book is a breath of fresh air, helping to bust the myth that we need to do more, better, faster, and more efficiently to be happy. Seppala shows us that by letting go of our relentless striving to achieve, we can realize the calm, joy, and compassion that are already here in the present moment.

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Emma Seppala

Emma Seppala is science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and co-director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project at Yale University. Her field of expertise is health psychology, well-being, and resilience. This research was highlighted in the documentary film Free the Mind. She conducted ground-breaking research on mind-body practices for combat veterans and has also conducted research on medication and compassion. Her research has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, Inc., and Fast Company. She has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC News, and Fox News. She is founder of the popular online magazine Fulfilment Daily and has written for Psychology Today, Harvard Business Review, The Huffington Post, Scientific American Mind, Mind Body Green, and Spirituality & Health.
Seppala consults for Fortune 500 leaders on building positive organizations. She regularly addresses academic, corporate, and governmental institutions.
She holds an undergraduate degree in comparative literature from Yale University, a master's degree in East Asian languages and cultures from Columbia University, and a PhD in psychology from Stanford University.
Originally from Paris, France, she is a native speaker of French, English, and German.

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