This month’s LTC Positive Psychology book club book is recommended by Michelle McQuaid (http://www.michellemcquaid.com). Michelle has a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from USA having studied with Dr Martin Seligman himself. As well as having a wonderful zest for life, she is a fabulous practitioner in the positive psychology space. If you don’t know Michelle I encourage you to check out her page. She is an Aussie girl based in Melbourne.
SEPTEMBER’S PP BOOK
Book: Before Happiness – 5 Actionable Strategies To Create a Positive Path to Success
(or sometimes called Before Happiness – How Creating a Positive Reality First Amplifies Your Levels of Happiness and Success).
Published: Sept 2013
Author: Shawn Achor
A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Shawn is a Harvard lecturer. You can learn more about him here – http://goodthinkinc.com/speaking/shawn-achor/
And hear one of his TED talks here – https://www.ted.com/speakers/shawn_achor
SUGGESTIONS ON WHERE TO GET IT AND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE
Where to buy it:
Amazon has the kindle version for $12.34 at present. Hard copy ranges from $26 – 32 and can be purchased online.
Note: Seems to have a number of book covers (just to keep us on our toes). He only wrote one book Sept 2013 if in doubt and ‘BEFORE HAPPINESS’ is unchanged for all versions/copies. See cover samples below.
As well as having Michelle’s recommendation, Good reads gives it 4+ stars. Details here –
HOW THE BOOK CLUB WILL WORK (anyone is welcome to participate and it is free just purchase your own book)
1/. Source a copy of the book (between 19/8 – 31/8)
2/. Read it (in the month of Sept)
3/. Jot down a couple of ‘ah ha’ moments or interesting discussion points as you go that you might want to raise/mention/discuss.
3/. We will discuss it the first Wed in October at 8.30 pm (Melb time) via webinar/teleconference. I will send out an email closer to the time with the login details.