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The Power of Positivity

The Power of Positivity
Optimism and the Seventh Sense

First Edition

June 2018 | 240 pages | SAGE Response

The Power of Positivity: Optimism and the 7th Sense introduces the concept of optimism as the ‘seventh sense’. Highlighting the milestone achievements of world leaders in various domains, represented as harbingers of optimism, it acts as a beacon of hope and inspiration for readers to move forward with relentless fervor and spirit. The myriad facets of human life such as emotions, relationships and accomplishments are artfully expressed through anecdotal narrations.  

This book virtually acts as a handbook and a toolkit enabling readers to practice optimism in real life. It includes an assessment tool that helps individuals know their ‘optimism quotient’ providing them with valuable insights for achieving success. It provides the reader with a complete model for cultivating the spirit of optimism. 

The objective is to empower youth into becoming creative, innovative and accomplished beings and transform the world into a place full of positivity, peace and happiness. 

The book empowers readers from all walks of life—youth, practitioners, entrepreneurs and leaders—to effectively navigate today’s dynamic world characterized by innovation and disruptive technology with flexibility. Optimistic individuals have the miraculous power to realize their potential and fulfil their compelling dreams. It propels individuals towards sustainability, differentiation and overall success and well-being.

Foreword by Subhash Chandra
Unravelling ‘The Seventh Sense’
Knock the ‘t’ off the ‘Can’t’
Myriad Perspectives
Optimism Index: The Tool
Mindful Meditation: A Quest for Peace
Transforming Lives
Every Time You Are Happy, You Win
Appendix: Interpreting Your Oi Score

‘As a psychologist, the concept of optimism has always been exciting for me. It is not only a way of living, but it can also be quite instrumental in realizing professional and intellectual accomplishments. Dr Padmakali’s book not only helps in understanding the concept of optimism, it also helps in using it in day-to-day life and suggesting ways to make one’s life better. The optimism quotient and optimism attitude model can surely become path-breaking concepts in the field of psychology, and they would help millions of people across the globe to achieve success and fulfil their dreams. Great and path-breaking work!’

Abhay Anand Tiwari,
Managing Director, LILAC Group of Companies, Gurugram, India

‘I give my wholehearted endorsement of Dr Padmakali Banerjee’s excellent book The Power of Positivity. In my own life, it was optimism that helped me grasp the opportunity when, as a freelance documentary film-maker, I left the television industry to develop my interest in painting and printmaking. Dr Padmakali passionately believes not only in the power of optimism to change individual lives but also that through the practice of optimism “the world can be transformed into a happier place.” Dr Padmakali’s book is uplifting as well as gives practical advice on how to harness the spirit of optimism to “empower individuals to achieve their dreams”’.

Lucy Harington,
Artist, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

‘This book is a must-read for any business executive who believes that optimism can help fuel success in fierce conversations, those that are respectful but often contentious.’ 

Jeff Thomson,
President and CEO, IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)

“A riveting read but also serves as a ‘tool’ to develop this coveted seventh sense… shakes us to the core to remind us that “Every time you are happy, you win.”

The Pioneer

Padmakali Banerjee

Padmakali Banerjee is a thought leader, public speaker and Life Coach, with over two decades of experience in research, teaching, training and academic administration. She has a doctorate degree from the University of Delhi and is a Fellow of the prestigious Somatic Inkblot Series (FSIS–US). In her current leadership position, she is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Academics of Amity University Haryana and Director of Amity Business School. She also heads the Centre for BRICS Studies—a centre of excellence. She is involved in strategic planning and leads the development and implementation of the university’s academic processes. She... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789352807017