We all ride the Mood Elevator up and down every day. How well we do it impacts our relationship, our personal effectiveness, our career, and our experience of life. Most people take that ride for granted and don’t think it can be influenced. But what if we knew the right buttons to push to move to the top of the Mood Elevator? Wouldn’t it be useful if there were proven ways to make visits to the lower floors less frequent and less intense?
In this very practical guide, Larry Senn provides an operating manual to keep you out of the emotional basement. He shows how to recognize when you’ve become so accustomed to being stuck on a lower floor – worried, stressed, anxious, and judgmental – you don’t even realize it, and what to do to interrupt those negative thought patterns and start going up again. He urges us to cultivate mental attitudes like curiosity and gratitude that will keep us on the higher floors, and explains how to quiet the mind and nurture positive thoughts without succumbing to Pollyanna-ish denial. And as someone who took up triathlons at the age of seventy, he speaks from experience when he emphasizes the inseparable connection between physical health and mental health.
Through Senn’s decades of work as a consultant, The Mood Elevator has been enthusiastically embraced by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. It symbolizes our moment-to-moment experience of life, encompassing a wide range of feelings. Together, these emotions play a major role in defining the quality of our lives and relationships and our effectiveness on the job. By sharing his work with a wider audience, Senn hopes to help all of us live life at our best.
Larry Senn has had a profound influence on my life through elegant, yet simple principles, now found in The Mood Elevator. Practice the lessons in the book and the arc of your life will be changed forever for the better.
The Mood Elevator inspires leaders to live more of life at their best, build better relationships and create more success.
Larry Senn and the concepts he teaches, like The Mood Elevator, have had a profound impact on my career, the success of YUM! Brands around the world and on me personally.
Larry’s gift of offering simple plus powerful guidance to high happiness and success is masterful. This tool is helping change lives, organizations and families; thus our world. I invite any leader interested in upping their organization’s mood and impact to read The Mood Elevator.
This book is the ticket for anyone who wants to spend more time on the top floors of the mood elevator. The concept has been invaluable in all walks of life. It helps us work better together as business colleagues, but has equal benefit in personal relationships. There is much to be gained from an attitude of gratitude and understanding how to get there. Larry Senn is doing a great service by bringing The Mood Elevator to a larger audience.
The Mood Elevator is the best thinking and guidance I have ever read on healthy living for individuals and healthy cultures for organizations. The tools are being used and embraced in our organization and we are experiencing remarkable results.
It is an amazing book that elevates your moods to the highest levels; and unlocks your potential to achieve all-round success in your life. I wish I had this book long ago.
The Mood Elevator is brilliant Growing up, the book that influenced me perhaps more than any was Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich. This is really like the modern day version of Think and Grow Rich; the concept that our thinking creates our feelings makes us realize what control we have. Great stories.