In his international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage, Harvard trained researcher Shawn Achor described why happiness is the precursor to greater success. His latest book, New York Times Bestseller Before Happiness, is about what comes before both. Before we can be happy or successful, we need to first develop the ability to see that positive change is possible. Only once we learn to see the world through a more positive lens can we summon all our motivation, emotion, and intelligence to achieve our personal and professional goals. By mastering these strategies, you’ll create an renewable source of positivity, motivation, and engagement that will allow you to reach your fullest potential in everything you do.
  • Shawn Achor, one of our greatest positive psychologists for the workplace, has done it again. With his characteristic blend of academic rigor and twinkle in the eye, in “Before Happiness” Achor delivers a book that will change your view of happiness, of reality — and of yourself.
    Susan Cain
    bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
  • 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!
    Dan Pink
    bestselling author of Drive, To Sell Is Human, and A Whole New Mind

The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change:

The Most Valuable Reality

See a broader range of ideas and solutions by changing the details on which your brain chooses to focus.

Success Mapping

Set goals oriented around the things in life that matter to you most.

Positive Inception

Transfer these skills to your team, your employees, and everyone around you.

The X-Spot

Use success accelerants to propel you more quickly towards your goals.


Boost the signal pointing you to opportunities and possibilities that others miss.