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Daily struggles such as sitting in traffic and replying to a challenging email are far worse for your health than major life events including divorce or bereavement?

So says Caroline Webb, a British economist and executive coach, and author of “How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life”.

Both Inc. and Forbes featured “How to Have a Good Day” as one of 2016’s top must-read business books.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Webb for his weekly business book review.

The description on Amazon:

In “How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life”, economist and former McKinsey partner Caroline Webb shows readers how to use recent findings from behavioural economics, psychology, and neuroscience to transform our approach to everyday working life.

Advances in behavioural sciences are giving us an ever-improving understanding of how our brains work, why we make the choices we do, and what it takes for us to be at our best.

But it has not always been easy to see how to apply these insights in the real world - until now.

In “How to Have a Good Day”, Webb explains how to apply this science to our daily tasks and routines.

She translates three big scientific ideas into a step-by-step guide that shows us how to set better priorities, make our time go further, ace every interaction, be our smartest selves, have more impact on people, be resilient to setbacks, and boost our energy and enjoyment.

Through it all, Webb teaches us how to navigate the typical challenges of modern workplaces — from conflict with colleagues to dull meetings and overflowing inboxes — with skill and ease.

Filled with stories of people who have used Webb’s insights to boost their job satisfaction and performance at work, “How to Have a Good Day” is the book so many people wanted when they finished “Nudge”, “Blink” and “Thinking Fast and Slow” and were looking for practical ways to apply this fascinating science to their own lives and careers.

A remarkable and much-needed book, “How to Have a Good Day” gives us the tools we need to have a lifetime of good days.

For more detail listen to the interview in the audio below.

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