The Achiever Fever Cure
A stressed-out executive and self-proclaimed "self-help skeptic" discovers a mindfulness-based path to inner peace after realizing that her lifelong habit of chasing after success has been making her miserable.
Market researcher and CEO Claire Booth is smart, competitive, and successful, yet plagued by feelings of inadequacy. Determined to understand why she never seems able to be happy despite her many accomplishments, she turns her lens inward, making herself the subject of a very personal research project. Booth's quest to find a cause and cure for her "achiever fever" takes her on illuminating excursions into philosophy, psychology, behavioral economics, neuroscience, mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhism. After almost twenty years of chasing insights in consumers, she realizes that she has overlooked the only insights that really matter in the pursuit of happiness—those that lie within. In a world obsessed with hyperproductivity, Achiever Fever makes a powerful case that letting go of striving is the key to reaping life’s most enduring rewards.