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Mastering Happiness

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While some people tend to be naturally happier, there are things that you can do to cultivate your sense of happiness. This book helps you to measure and enhance your level of happiness.
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Happiness is an emotional state encompassing feelings of joy, satisfaction, contentment, and fulfillment. While happiness has many different definitions, it involves the combination of positive emotions and life satisfaction. This book helps you…

  1. Assess your current level of happiness. Positive psychology researchers use the term 'subjective well-being' when they talk about happiness. Subjective well-being focuses on your overall personal feelings about life in the present. This book will help you apply two easy methods for calculating happiness daily.
  2. Enhance your current level of happiness in four vital components of happiness – simplicity, purpose, spirituality, and optimism. This book help you increase life happiness in each of these four areas.

About the Author

Dr. John J. Liptak is an internationally-recognized author with thirty years of work experience providing counseling. He has authored over 100 workbooks with Ester Leutenberg, 31 career assessment instruments, and ten books. John earned an Ed.D. in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech. He lives in Radford, Virginia, in the United States and is President of the Center for Career Assessment, Inc. John has written ten books for Bookboon.


Happiness is an emotional state encompassing feelings of joy, satisfaction, contentment, and fulfillment. While happiness has many different definitions, it involves the combination of positive emotions and life satisfaction. This book helps you…

  1. Assess your current level of happiness. Positive psychology researchers use the term 'subjective well-being' when they talk about happiness. Subjective well-being focuses on your overall personal feelings about life in the present. This book will help you apply two easy methods for calculating happiness daily.
  2. Enhance your current level of happiness in four vital components of happiness – simplicity, purpose, spirituality, and optimism. This book help you increase life happiness in each of these four areas.

About the Author

Dr. John J. Liptak is an internationally-recognized author with thirty years of work experience providing counseling. He has authored over 100 workbooks with Ester Leutenberg, 31 career assessment instruments, and ten books. John earned an Ed.D. in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech. He lives in Radford, Virginia, in the United States and is President of the Center for Career Assessment, Inc. John has written ten books for Bookboon.


  • About The Author
  • Preface
  1. What is happiness?
    1. Introduction
    2. Defining happiness
    3. Happiness is big business
    4. How do I know when I am happy?
    5. Positive psychology approach to happiness
    6. The happiness model
    7. Conclusion
  2. Subjective well-being
    1. Introduction
    2. SWB’s three components
    3. Measuring your happiness
    4. Using SWB to increase happiness
    5. Conclusion
  3. Live simply
    1. Introduction
    2. The Simple-Living Movement
    3. Money
    4. Relationships
    5. Focus on what matters
    6. Conclusion
  4. Find purpose
    1. Introduction
    2. Facts about purpose
    3. What’s your purpose?
    4. Is purpose found at work?
    5. How to find your purpose in life
    6. Conclusion
  5. Embrace spirituality
    1. Introduction
    2. Spirituality characteristics
    3. Integrating spirituality
    4. Body-centered techniques
    5. Hope-centered techniques
    6. Conclusion
  6. Choose optimism
    1. Introduction
    2. Differences between optimism and pessimism
    3. Choosing optimism
    4. Optimistic explanatory style
    5. My current optimism level
    6. You can learn optimism
    7. Conclusion
  7. References

About the Author
Dr.

Dr. John Liptak

Dr. John J. Liptak is a self-help author and one of the most prolific non-fiction writers in the world. He started writing while in college and now writes consistently for seven publishers around the globe. His Doctoral Dissertation was the development of an assessment (the Career Exploration Inventory) that measures work and leisure interests throughout the lifespan. He went on to create 35 more assessments that have been published and distributed worldwide. John has also written ten non-fiction, self-help books including Lifeskills IQ Test, Career Quizzes, Entrepreneurship Quizzes, College Major Quizzes, 2012: Catalyst for Your Spiritual Awakening, Treatment Planning in Career Counseling, and The Stress Management Program.   In addition, John wrote (along with Ester Leutenberg) over 100 self-help workbooks that are being used in corporations, schools, and mental health centers.

John offers practical solutions that assist people in fostering their full potential through the development of effective soft skills. John’s passion and enthusiasm have made him a sought-after speaker and trainer. John has presented at both national and international conferences on a variety of topics, including social and emotional intelligence, resilience, stress management, and communication skills. Being an industry expert on critical “soft skills” in the workplace, John has provided training in many countries, including Romania, China, Jamaica, and Scotland.  

John’s latest work has also been receiving a lot of attention from television and radio stations. He has appeared on many radio and television shows including MSNBC, CNN Radio, and appeared as a hidden talents career coach on the syndicated television show titled "Success Without a College Degree."

John is the President of CCA, Inc. CCA is a research and development firm that works with some of the world's largest publishers of self-help assessments, books, workbooks, and card sets. CCA accounts for more than one million dollars of sales of self-help materials annually. John earned a Doctor of Education degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Tech. Prior to starting his own business, John provided counseling and career counseling services for offenders and ex-offenders, mental health clients, job seekers, and college students.