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Rick Hanson Interview and Book Giveaway: “Hardwiring Happiness”

Dr. Rick Hanson, a neuropsychologist, is the author of New York Times best-selling books including Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing and Mother Nurture.  On this episode of the Better Life, Better Business Podcast, Shawn speaks with Rick about his latest book (already a New York Times bestseller!), Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence.

If you’re looking for advice to help you in your personal growth, if you want to be a more effective teacher, trainer or speaker, if you want to help those you lead perform at a higher level… this interview is for you.

Listen in and you’ll learn:

  • What we’re really talking about when we talk about happiness
  • Why your brain has a negativity bias, and how to work with it to enjoy positive experiences
  • Why there’s more to happiness than just having positive experiences — we must “install” them
  • How to tap the hidden power of everyday experiences to change your brain and your life for the better

If you like what you hear on the interview, be sure to pick up your own copy of Hardwiring Happiness, and also sign up for Rick’s “Just One Thing” newsletter to receive a simple practice each week that will bring you more joy, more fulfilling relationships, and more peace of mind and heart.

Get A Free Copy of Hardwiring Happiness

UPDATE: Courtesy of Rick’s publisher, we gave away five copies of Hardwiring Happiness via a drawing. Instructions for participating in the drawing (now closed) remain posted below:

Step One: Leave a comment below.

Some possible writing prompts: What was your key takeaway from the interview? Why would you like a copy of this book? What is your personal advice for experiencing more happiness on a regular basis?

Step Two: Click to tweet a special message and link to this post:

“RT @HiShawnEllis Book Giveaway & Interview with Rick Hanson: #HardwiringHappiness http://bit.ly/1bbUOii”

If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can share a link to this post and interview on Facebook or LinkedIn.

Everyone who comments by 11:59 p.m. Central (Chicago) time on Thursday, November 14, 2013, will be entered into the drawing. On Friday, November 15, we will randomly select from those who comment and notify the winners — and we’ll also post a list of the winners here.

The drawing has concluded. Winners of the book are:

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