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Hacking Happiness: How to Intentionally Adapt and Shape the Future You Want

Thriving happily in this complex and uncertain world of COVID 19 is quite a challenge. Author, Penny Locasa, the world’s first Happiness Hacker, has developed an Intentional Adaptability Quotient (IAQ®) to measure how skilled a person is in making intentional change in a complex, ever changing environment.  Her book “Hacking Happiness” is a handbook which provides the reader with direction and a set of tools to improve their IAQ® score and to future-proof their happiness which brings more joy into their everyday life.

“Hacking Happiness” looks at the world, work and life through a different lens; instead of focusing on want, it focuses on the things we avoid.  This book is designed to enable the reader to take self-guided action through exploration and experimentation. It is divided into two parts with the first exploring the ascension that ‘Success does not make us happy; it is a by-product of being happy’. Part II explains the IAQ skills: focus, courage and curiosity, while at the same time providing the reader with historic references to substantiate her guidance. Taking the form of a workbook, each chapter contains a short section called Experiment Now, which encourages the reader to practice the suggested strategies, Reflect and Remember, a recapping of the key ideas, and Happiness Hack, which provide simple actions which the reader can take.  For ease of understanding, the author uses larger text to emphasis the messages of the chapter.

If you are looking for change in your life and don’t know where to start, look no further than this easy to read, comprehensive, well documented book.  A free assessment of the reader’s Intentional Adaptability Quotient (IAQ®) is available on

Author Penny Locasa
Publisher Wiley; 1st edition
ISBN 978-0730384991
Distributor Hacking Happy
Released September 2020