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Learn to create resilience and happiness no matter what’s going on in your life

In these tough times, there are few people who are completely happy with the current conditions. From business executives to the everyday Joe or Jane, everyone seems to be going through a rough economic and personal crunch. But acclaimed business school Professor Srikumar Rao says that we can learn to create joy no matter what else may be going on around us.

Rao shows you that it isn't the negative thing that happens to you that causes your unhappiness, it's how you see it. Happiness at Work is a thought-provoking new title that moves the mind away from negativity and forces you to resist labeling situations as "bad", but rather seeing them as neutral.

Happiness at Work provides:

  • Surprising ways of looking at change and problem-solving
  • Exercises that shift one’s perspective

Learn the vital wisdom necessary to achieving a joyful, successful life as you define it through greater resilience and a strong inner core. Get it now with The Happiness Choice.

"Follow Srikumar Rao’s instructions and you will enjoy the journey to more happiness and meaning in your life, no matter what!"
--Marshall Goldsmith, author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

"Happiness at Work brings new understanding of the essential role happiness plays in workplace learning and performance. Srikumar Rao’s guidelines for our journey to leadership include aspects rarely explored and newly significant."
--Frances Hesselbein, chairman and founding president, Leader to Leader Institute/Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management

"This book is a treasure chest full of wisdom. Each and every one of its 34 chapters introduced me to or reminded me of a very important principle for living a happy and successful life."
--Jack Canfield, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and coauthor of The Success Principles


What you need is a paradigm shift --
Don't stick a label on it! --
Why positive thinking is bad for you --
Be a Daruma doll --
Think your problem is managing time? It's not!!! --
What do you really do (part 1) --
What do you really do (part 2) --
What do you notice? --
Why affirmations can actually hurt you and what to do about it --
Not a trivial question --
Are you really happy ? I suspect not --
Happiness is your birthright--grab it now! --
Invest in the process, not the outcome --
On wild horses and freedom --
Tamin the horses--and freedom --
The bard had it right! --
The scientist who cheated. You cheat too! --
A hugely important question: who am I? --
Another hugely important question --
There are no mechanisms! --
How big is your pile? --
Where are they now? --
It's your model--not reality!! --
Quiet the tumultuous horde! --
The question itself is irrelevant! --
It's not fair! --
The root of all your problems --
Is anything for real? --
Standing on slippery rocks - What counts is what's inside you --
What to do when fear strikes --
Beware the stories you tell and the company you keep! --
A new model of the world --
Where does your journey take you?
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ISBN-10:  0071664327
ISBN-13:  978-0071664325
Author:  Srikumar Rao
Genre:  Health, Mind & Body, Nonfiction
Publisher:  McGraw-Hill
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review by . August 12, 2010
Some of the most interesting material in this book includes Srikumar S. Rao's advice re "No Matter What." Using the extended metaphor of a journey, he offers practical advice about how to cope with inclement weather, barriers, delays, unforeseen threats, etc. His insights are best revealed within the narrative, in context and in sequence. After Rao provides a "map" to his reader and shows his reader the "road," only the reader can make the "journey."    In this context, I am …
review by . May 31, 2010
We live in a me-centered society. We want what we want and we want it right now. For some reason, we believe that if everything isn't exactly as we plan it, we've somehow failed. So we focus on the getting and achieving rather than experiencing the here and now and seeing what's really important.     Over the years, I've read hundreds of self help, personal growth, and business books. Many of these works promote or touch on the concepts presented in Happiness at Work. However, …
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