"Research remains in the Ivory Tower until someone like Susan comes along. She reveals useful applications of academic research that people can readily grasp and use to make meaningful changes in their career. A valuable read that combines the most practical ideas from positive psychology with action steps for finding and realizing career satisfaction."
--Tal ben Shahar, PhD, author of the international best sellers Happier and Being Happy
"This is the book I wish I had had at 21, when I first entered the work world full-time and this is the book I will carry with me for coaching conversations with clients around the world. Susan Peppercorn has given us a straight-talking, inspired guide - an antidote really - to the chronic negative thought habits that make success feel fleeting, joy impossible and contentment unachievable. Her tools, direct and clear questionnaires, help us come to see how we might be prone to debilitating perfectionism, pessimism or low self-regard, and even more importantly, she teaches us how to soften the frequency and impact of such thinking. This is a guide that enable us to hold onto the striving for excellence, attention to detail, tenacity and conscientiousness that is often at the heart of perfectionism...and begin to let go of the chronic anxiety and unrealistic expectations that make living and working chronically difficult." --Maria Sirois, Psy.D. Author of A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (and Other Dark, Difficult Times).