Although many of us want to be “happier”, we may not believe we can be happier at work. Work gives us a paycheque but really, we’d rather be somewhere else. Seppälä, Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, brings many scientific studies to life to help us have better experiences and more success. Wait a minute, you might ask, doesn’t success actually make us happier? Seppälä tackles this myth in the first few pages of her book: “There’s always something more you can do to further yourself at work… There’s always that coworker who is putting in longer hours…” and if you work harder for success, thinking that’s what you need to be happy, then you will be tired and overwhelmed and distinctly unhappy. Why not go for happiness first? Then, Seppälä proves that it is the happy people who succeed. Happy people have the energy to keep going, they know what they want to work on and they are fun to be around, attracting other people to help get the work done. In order to expand your happiness and your success, while minimizing stress and worry, Seppälä shares research and advice to encourage readers to tap into their natural resilience, to manage their energy, to access creativity, to be compassionate and, notably, how to develop a successful relationship with yourself. Because when you believe in yourself, and you believe in your efforts, then success and happiness are much more likely to follow.