Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cozy Reader's Giveaway Extravaganza - Succeed


Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals
(US/CAN - 1 copy)

Succeed: How We Can Reach Our GoalsBy Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.
Published by Hudson Street Press
ISBN: 978-1594630736
Purchase from Amazon

Because even very smart, very accomplished people are very bad at understanding why they succeed or fail. As an award-winning social psychologist who has spent years studying achievement, Heidi Grant Halvorson has discovered that although we all have goals, almost no one understands why we don't reach them. Now, in this practical and entertaining book, she finally drills down how achievement really works and gives us the tools to succeed.

Every change-making strategy in Succeed has been proven to work in real life. Dr. Grant Halvorson offers counterintuitive insights and illuminating stories -many surprising and many from her own research - that readers can use immediately, including how to:
  • Set a goal so that you will persist even in the face of adversity
  • Build willpower, which can be strengthened like a muscle
  • Avoid the kind of positive thinking that makes people fail
  • Create an environment that will help you win
She has great advice for motivating your kids, your students, and your employees, and even explains why Asian students are able to achieve so much more than their American counterparts.

Whether your goal is to get a raise, get a partner, or get into a size 6, Succeed can show you how. It will change the way you solve problems and create new possibilities in every area of your life.

About the Author:  Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals, is a social psychologist, consultant, and a member of several professional associations, including the American Psychological Association and the highly selective Society for Experimental Social Psychology. She writes about motivation weekly as an Expert Blogger for Psychology Today and Fast Company. Published widely in her field's most prestigious journals, she is also the recipient of several grants from the National Science Foundation and a frequent guest speaker at national psychology conferences. Dr. Grant Halvorson received her B.A. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. from Columbia University. She lives in Easton, Pennsylvania

For more information please visit and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter.


"Once every ten years or so, someone says something original in the area of personal development. Heidi Grant Halvorson is that someone. If you have ever failed at something or are seeking to accomplish something, Succeed is a must-read."

- - Matthew Kelly, New York Times bestselling author of the The Rhythm of Life and The Dream Manager

"Succeed succeeds big-time! Rare is a book that is both brilliant and practical, entertaining and rigorous, easy to read and deep. Succeed is such a book. If you want to bolster your level of success and in general lead a happier life, this book is for you!"

- - Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Married to Distraction and Delivered from Distraction

"If you have goals, then you should read this book. If you manage others or are in a position to help others achieve goals, then you have to read this book! It's filled with fascinating studies revealing the secrets of success. But Heidi Grant Halvorson goes beyond the studies to show us how to apply them and save us years of struggle. This book is a keeper."

- -Peter Bregman, CEO of Bregman Partners, Harvard Business Review blogger, and author of the forthcoming 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done

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