“Motivation becomes easier when we transform a chore into a choice.”

In Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, Charles Duhigg offers straightforward strategies that will help us become more productive. He interviewed dozens of highly productive people to learn their secrets, delved into the latest research on productivity, and compiled this wisdom in an engaging, practical book. Smarter Faster Better offers ways to “succeed with less stress and struggle, and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about the most”—whether you’re managing your inbox or managing teams and employees.

Are you yearning for a break from the cycle of busyness? Are you seeking strategies for getting more done in less time? Do you want to be more effective? If so, then read Smarter Faster Better, and then join our live book club conference call on Monday, January 9, at 7:30 pm EST—or leave a comment below.

Book Discussion

When: Monday, January 9, 2017, at 7:30 pm EST
Conference Call Dial in: 323-476-3997
Conference ID: 218555#
International dial-in numbers click here.
Who should join? Anyone who wants to be more productive and less busy.
Why join? To learn and discuss concepts that can help us become more productive, so we can achieve our goals and spend our time doing the activities that matter most.

BOOK SUMMARY
(adapted from amazon.com)

From the author of the New York Times best-selling phenomenon The Power of Habit comes a fascinating new book that explores the science of productivity, and why, in today’s world, managing how you think—rather than what you think—can transform your life.

A young woman drops out of a PhD program and starts playing poker. By training herself to envision contradictory futures, she learns to anticipate her opponents’ missteps—and becomes one of the most successful players in the world.

A group of data scientists at Google embark on a four-year study of how the best teams function, and find that how a group interacts is more important than who is in the group—a principle, it turns out, that also helps explain why Saturday Night Live became a hit.

A Marine Corps general, faced with low morale among recruits, reimagines boot camp—and discovers that instilling a “bias toward action” can turn even the most directionless teenagers into self-motivating achievers.

The filmmakers behind Disney’s Frozen are nearly out of time and on the brink of catastrophe—until they shake up their team in just the right way, spurring a creative breakthrough that leads to one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.

What do these people have in common?

They know that productivity relies on making certain choices. The way we frame our daily decisions; the big ambitions we embrace and the easy goals we ignore; the cultures we establish as leaders to drive innovation; the way we interact with data: These are the things that separate the merely busy from the genuinely productive.

At the core of Smarter Faster Better are eight key concepts—from motivation and goal-setting to focus and decision-making—that explain why some people and companies get so much done. Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics—as well as the experiences of CEOs, educational reformers, four-star generals, FBI agents, airplane pilots, and Broadway songwriters—this painstakingly researched book explains that the most productive people, companies, and organizations don’t merely act differently.
They view the world, and their choices, in profoundly different ways.

About: Mina Simhai
Mina Simhai

Mina Simhai earned her Certificate in Positive Psychology from the Wholebeing Institute and served as a teaching assistant for CiPP4. She teaches positive psychology at George Washington University. She is also a recovering lawyer, yoga teacher and mother. Her latest project is bringing the tools of positive psychology to lawyers and others in the DC area and across the country. Her top strengths are judgment, love of learning, curiosity, love, and appreciation of beauty. Mina is an avid reader and looks forward to launching the WBI Book Club with you.