Dr. B’s Bookshelf

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Here is a full listing of the books on my bookshelf that I lend out as part of my coaching. I make it a habit to loan books from my collection to address specific issues in the workplace.

Happiness Advantage by Shawn Archor

This is a great book on so many fronts not the least of which involves goal-setting; here are some of Shawn’s tips:

#1 Start with a positive frame of mind

#2 Note all the resources at your disposition

#3 List all the possible routes to achieve that goal

#4 Since effort is dramatically increased as you approach the goal, start subjectively closer to your goal. Shorten your time perspective, what do you want to do in the next week

#5 Decrease the sense of competition see yourself at the top of a small pool than the middle of large one

#6 Stay focused on the goal and recognize the signal.

 

 

How of Happiness by Dr Sonya Lyubomirsky

I’m always suspicious about psychology books that prescribe the path of happiness. What do we know about happiness more than writers, philosophers or even bartenders. Turns out, a lot, and all of what UC Riverside psychology professor, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, in her book endorses is backed by strong experimental evidence. It really does work, she can prove it in this book that scans every from achievement to zootherapy.

 

What’s in it for the psychology of work, well lots starting from a definition of happiness as something based on activity – “t’s a running stream not a stagnant pool.” Whole sections are devoted to making our work life more satisfying including how to move on from mistakes, not getting catch-up in self-defeating comparisons, and staying focused but being open to new experiences.

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Genre: happiness, positive psychology, work place psychology