Are You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life

Are You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life

by Tom Rath

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Are You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life by Tom Rath

Tom Rath, author of five influential bestsellers, reveals the three keys that matter most for our daily health and well-being, as well as our engagement in our work. Drawing on the latest and most practical research from health, psychology, and economics, this book focuses on changes we can make to create better days for ourselves and others. Are You Fully Charged? will challenge you to stop pursuing happiness and start creating meaning instead, lead you to rethink your daily interactions with the people who matter most, and show you how to put your own health first in order to be your best every day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939714039
Publisher: Missionday, LLC
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 140,373
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tom Rath is an expert on the role of human behavior in business, health, and economics. He has been described by business leaders and the media as one of the greatest thinkers and nonfiction writers of his generation.

Tom has written five international bestsellers over the past decade, starting with the #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? In 2013, his book StrengthsFinder 2.0 was the top-selling book worldwide on Amazon.com. Tom’s latest New York Times bestsellers are Strengths Based Leadership , Wellbeing, and Eat Move Sleep. In total, his books have sold more than 5 million copies and have made more than 300 appearances on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

In addition to his work as a researcher, writer, and speaker, Tom serves as a senior scientist and advisor to Gallup, where he previously spent thirteen years leading the organization’s work on employee engagement, strengths, leadership, and well-being. Tom also served as vice chairman of the VHL cancer research organization. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania, where he is now a guest lecturer. Tom, his wife, Ashley, and their two children live in Arlington, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Are You Fully Charged? 3

The Science of Daily Experience

The Three Keys to a Full Charge

Part I Meaning

Chapter 1 Create Meaning With Small Wins 11

Abandon the Pursuit of Happiness

Swim in the Deep End of Life

Chapter 2 Pursue Life, Liberty, and Meaningfulness 17

Get a Charge From Within

Forge Meaning in the Moment

Chapter 3 Make Work a Purpose, Not Just a Place 25

Work for More Than a Living

Go Beyond Engagement

Chapter 4 Find a Higher Calling Than Cash 31

Avoid Upward Comparison

Keep Money From Killing Meaning

Chapter 5 Ask What the World Needs 37

Double Down on Your Talents

Act Now Before Today is Gone

Chapter 6 Don't Fall Into the Default 45

Cast a Shadow Instead of Living in One

Craft Your Dream Into Your Job

Chapter 7 Initiate to Shape the Future 51

Put Purpose Before Busyness

Focus on Less to Do More

Silence Pavlov's Bell

Chapter 8 Focus for 45, Break for 15 61

Use Purpose to Prevent Plaque

Keep Your Mission in Mind

Part II Interactions

Chapter 9 Make Every Interaction Count 71

Assume Good Intent

Focus On the Frequency

Chapter 10 Be 80 Percent Positive 79

Use Positive Words as Glue

At Least Pay Attention

Chapter 11 Start Small and Be Clear 85

Use Questions to Spark Conversation

Connect For Speed and Creativity

Chapter 12 Take a Break for Relationships 93

Want What You Already Have

Use Your Phone When You're Alone

Chapter 13 Put Experiences First 99

Buy Happiness (for Someone Else)

Plan Ahead for Weil-Being

Chapter 14 Avoid Flying Solo 105

Win While Others Succeed

Use Pro-Social Incentives

Chapter 15 Build a Cumulative Advantage 111

Help Someone See What Could Be

Develop the Ultimate Strength

Part III Energy

Chapter 16 Put Your Own Health First 119

Use Short-Term Thinking for Better Health

Chapter 17 Eat Your Way to a Better Day 125

Make Every Bite Count

Set Better Defaults

Find Food That Charges Your Mood

Chapter 18 Learn to Walk Before You Run 133

Keep Sitting From Sapping Your Energy

Measure to Move More

Get a 12-Hour Charge in 20 Minutes

Chapter 19 Sleep Longer to Achieve More 139

Don't Show Up for Work After a Six-Pack

Get a Vaccine for the Common Cold Fight Light, Heat, and Noise

Chapter 20 Eat, Move, and Sleep to De-Stress 145

Keep Stress From Snowballing

Avoid Secondhand Stress

Chapter 21 Respond with Resiliency 151

Push "Pause" Before Responding

Grin to Bear It

Epilogue: Create a Positive Charge 157

Share Your Most Precious Resources

Do Well for a Life Well Lived

Creating a Positive Charge: Tools and Resources 163

A Chapter Recap and Discussion Questions 165

B Essential Reading 213

C References 217

The People Who Made This Book Possible 241

About the Author 243

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JessicaOPT More than 1 year ago
What I love about this book is that it's written by a man on a mission. A mission to personally live a healthier, happier life despite his life-long heath challenges. But, he doesn't stop with his own life or story. He wants to bottle his learnings and spread these important ideas in hopes of having a positive impact on the way we all think, behave, and "do" life. This book is the culmination of a life of research, yes, but also his own (and others') experiments with what works and what doesn't. He has included insights from the world's leading thinkers in this space and the stories of everyday people who have learned to lead better lives. He writes in a way that "sticks." It's practical, insightful, and full of facts and stories that will intrigue even the most skeptical of minds. This is worth every penny and every minute you'll spend reading.