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If you're so smart, why aren't you happy? : How to turn career success into life success / by Raj Raghunathan

By: Raghunathan, Raj.
Publisher: London, U.K. : Vermilion, 2016Description: xiv, 335 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781785040412.Subject(s): Personal development | Psychology | Stress | BehaviourOnline resources: Read our book review
Contents:
What led me to teach happiness, and how this book is structured -- The first deadly happiness "sin" - devaluing happiness -- The first habit of the highly happy - prioritizing, but not pursuing, happiness -- The second deadly happiness "sin" - chasing superiority -- The second habit of the highly happy - pursuing flow -- The third deadly happiness "sin" - desperation for love -- The third habit of the highly happy - the need to love (and give) --The fourth deadly happiness :sin" - being overly controlling -- The fourth habit of the highly happy - gaining internal control -- The fifth deadly happiness "sin" - distrusting others -- The fifth habit of the highly happy - exercising "smart trust" -- The sixth deadly happiness "sin" - passionate/indifferent pursuit of passion -- The sixth habit of the highly happy - dispassionate pursuit of passion -- The seventh deadly happiness "sin" - mind addiction -- The seventh habit of the highly happy - mindfulness -- The road ahead. APPENDIX: The seven happiness exercises.
Summary: Claims that many of the psychological traits that lead to success can get in the way of happiness. Offers methods and thought processes to transform these traits to replace them with other behaviours, goals and values to increase life-long levels of happiness.
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What led me to teach happiness, and how this book is structured -- The first deadly happiness "sin" - devaluing happiness -- The first habit of the highly happy - prioritizing, but not pursuing, happiness -- The second deadly happiness "sin" - chasing superiority -- The second habit of the highly happy - pursuing flow -- The third deadly happiness "sin" - desperation for love -- The third habit of the highly happy - the need to love (and give) --The fourth deadly happiness :sin" - being overly controlling -- The fourth habit of the highly happy - gaining internal control -- The fifth deadly happiness "sin" - distrusting others -- The fifth habit of the highly happy - exercising "smart trust" -- The sixth deadly happiness "sin" - passionate/indifferent pursuit of passion -- The sixth habit of the highly happy - dispassionate pursuit of passion -- The seventh deadly happiness "sin" - mind addiction -- The seventh habit of the highly happy - mindfulness -- The road ahead. APPENDIX: The seven happiness exercises.

Claims that many of the psychological traits that lead to success can get in the way of happiness. Offers methods and thought processes to transform these traits to replace them with other behaviours, goals and values to increase life-long levels of happiness.

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