Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being

  • 6h 35m 29s
  • Shawn Achor
  • The Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • 2018

Best-selling author Shawn Achor shows how to unlock hidden sources of potential in ourselves and others.

In a world that thrives on competition and individual achievement, we are measuring and pursuing potential all wrong. By pursuing success in isolation - pushing others away as we push ourselves too hard - we are not just limiting our potential, we are becoming more stressed and disconnected than ever.

In his highly anticipated follow-up to The Happiness Advantage, Achor reveals a better approach. Drawing on his work in 50 countries, he shows that success and happiness are not competitive sports. Rather, they depend almost entirely on how well we connect with, relate to, and learn from each other.

Just as happiness is contagious, every dimension of human potential - performance, intelligence, creativity, leadership ability and health - is influenced by those around us. So when we help others become better, we reach new levels of potential, as well. Rather than fighting over scraps of the pie, we can expand the pie instead.

Small Potential is the limited success we can attain alone. BIG Potential is what we can achieve together. Here, Achor offers five strategies - the SEEDS of Big Potential - for lifting the ceiling on what we can achieve while returning happiness and meaning to our lives.

The dramatic shifts in how we approach work today demand an equally dramatic shift in our approach to success. Big Potential offers a new path to thriving in the modern world.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - The Power of Hidden Connections
  • Chapter 2 - Lifting the Invisible Ceiling of Potential
  • Chapter 3 - Surround Yourself with Positive Influencers: Creating Star Systems
  • Chapter 4 - Expand Your Power: Leading from Every Seat
  • Chapter 5 - Enhance Your Resources: Creating a Prism of Praise and Recognition
  • Chapter 6 - Defend Against Negative Influences: Protecting the System Against Attacks
  • Chapter 7 - Sustain the Gains: Creating Collective Momentum


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