Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor
Shawn Achor is a Harvard-trained researcher and best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. Get a daily dose of happy at Shawn's Facebook page.

Stuck on a Problem? Why You Should Take a Break

By Shawn Achor | November 23, 2020

Stepping away from a problem is often the best way to solve it. Here’s why.

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How to Find More Meaning in Your Life

By Shawn Achor | August 19, 2020

Feeling stuck? Take a close look at your mental map.

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Why Negative Experiences Can Lead to Profound Growth

By Shawn Achor | July 12, 2020

Don’t miss your opportunity to grow from the most traumatic situations.

How Changing Your Perception Can Help You Achieve Your Goals Faster

By Shawn Achor | April 28, 2020

To make progress on your goals, try these three strategies to change your perception of your target.

How to Combat Negative Thinking

By Shawn Achor | March 12, 2020

You can limit the impact of negative thinking by building mental strongholds against stress, adversity or sadness.

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4 Types of Mental ‘Noise’ You Should Ignore

By Shawn Achor | December 11, 2019

If you attend to the noise, it will hijack your motivation and decrease your focus.


The Power of Visualization

By Shawn Achor | October 10, 2019

Visualization is about much more than just sitting back and imagining that good things will happen. There is actually a huge body of research suggesting that mental imagery can dramatically impact our actions.

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The ‘Virtuous Cycle’: How to Create Compounding Successes

By Shawn Achor | September 23, 2019

When we commit to making others better, there is no limit to what we can accomplish both individually and collectively.

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The Key to Success on a Team Is Connection

By Shawn Achor | September 13, 2019

When it comes to potential, individual traits and aptitudes are poor predictors of success on a team. Instead, it is all about the ecosystem around you.

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Surround Yourself With These 3 Positive Influencers

By Shawn Achor | March 1, 2019

The people you spend the most time with make the most difference.