Hacking Happiness: How to Intentionally Adapt and Shape the Future You Want

Hacking Happiness: How to Intentionally Adapt and Shape the Future You Want

by Penny Locaso
Hacking Happiness: How to Intentionally Adapt and Shape the Future You Want

Hacking Happiness: How to Intentionally Adapt and Shape the Future You Want

by Penny Locaso


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Learn to love uncertainty--and shape the future you want

You have a successful life; a professional career, nice home, maybe kids or even a dog, so why are you so damn unhappy? Spread so thin at work, nothing gets the attention it needs; tasked with leading others through rapid change, you're not sure where you're heading yourself. Disruptive technology, catastrophic global events and increasing mental health problems means your secure and linear pathway to happiness no longer exists.

Success today is not about the perfect plan to achieve more, manage change and mitigate risk. Our brave new world is calling us to throw out any rulebook and leap into what we fear most--the unknown.

That's exactly what Penny Locaso did when she turned her life upside-down to tackle our happiness-deficit problem. She emerged as the world's first Happiness Hacker and the inventor of the Intentional Adaptability Quotient(R) a quantifiable method for individuals and organisations to become more skillful at, and even relish, adapting to rapid change.

Welcomed by business leaders worldwide, IAQ(R) catapulted Penny to prominence as a TedX Talk star and faculty member at the acclaimed Singularity University by showing that in our highly disruptive present we must embrace instability and complexity to achieve clarity, purpose, and the sense of meaning that brings real joy.

  • Learn how experimentation, danger, and even failure are crucial to happiness and success
  • Take courage and focus on what you're avoiding, not what you're missing
  • Reskill yourself and others to accept--and even enjoy-uncertainty
  • Explore your IAQ(R) focus, courage, curiosity, accountability, connection, experimentation and reflection
  • This book is an opportunity to look at work and the world through a new lens and see that by surfing on the edges of our comfort zone we--professionals, leaders, everyone--can intentionally adapt to create a successful and fulfilling future.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780730384991
    Publisher: Wiley
    Publication date: 10/05/2020
    Pages: 240
    Sales rank: 487,531
    Product dimensions: 0.61(w) x 0.90(h) x 0.05(d)

    About the Author

    PENNY LOCASO is one of the most influential female entrepreneurs in Australia and the creator of the world's first educational program and measurement tool designed to humanise the future, the Intentional Adaptability Quotient(R). Penny is the world's first Happiness Hacker and is a faculty member at Singularity University and an acclaimed TEDx and keynote speaker.

    Table of Contents

    About the author vii

    Gratitude ix

    Introduction xi

    How to maximise your journey xix

    Part I — The Happiness Poverty Problem 1

    1. Why success is a shit sandwich 3

    2. Screw the plan; embrace the uncertainty 21

    3. From reacting to adapting 33

    Part II — Hack Your Happiness 51

    IAQ Skill 1 — Focus 53

    4. Focus: Busy = Bullshit 55

    5. Focus: From doing to being 79

    IAQ Skill 2 — Courage 107

    6. Courage: Fear is your future 109

    7. Courage: Brave discomfort to shape change 131

    IAQ Skill 3 — Curiosity 149

    8. Curiosity: Embrace the unknown 151

    9. Curiosity: To be, not to do 169

    Perfection doesn’t live here, practice does 197

    Continue your hacking happiness journey 201

    Resources 203

    Index 207

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