Bobby Hoffman

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A New Yorker in spirit, Dr. Bobby Hoffman is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF), now calling Orlando home. A 2006 graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) with a PhD in Educational Psychology. Bobby joined UCF in August 2006 after a 20-year career in human resources management and performance consulting working with the world's most successful global companies including GE, NBC, KPMG, and the National Basketball Association (NBA). Currently, Hoffman teaches a variety of classes at the graduate level in motivation, learning, cognition, and intelligence.

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Bobby Hoffman As a professor, in order to keep my job I have to publish in scientific journals. Unfortunately, the majority of people who read journals are either…moreAs a professor, in order to keep my job I have to publish in scientific journals. Unfortunately, the majority of people who read journals are either students required to read the work for course success or other researchers. In addition, journal articles are often way too complicated and sometimes we have to repeatedly read the material to decipher the author's message. This academic reality means that some great information never gets to the people who can enjoy and prosper most from the findings.

My motive for writing "Hack Your Motivation" was to take the latest research from psychology, education, business, athletics and neuroscience and transform that information into an easy-to-read and easy-to-master and engaging narrative that includes practical strategies that I call "Hacks." The material is written in a concise and amusing form with stories behind each one of the hacks. Every hack can be easily applied to everyday life.

The idea of deconstructing hard-core science into an amusing narrative is something that I have considered for quite some time. Academics tend to make their work overly complicated, using too many big words, and sometimes neglect to address the practical value of science. For example, it's great to know about the theory of gravity, but it's more important not to stand under a tree and get hit in the head by a falling apple. I also believe you can laugh and learn at the same time through engaging examples.

I realized after writing my textbook (Motivation for Learning & Performance) and getting feedback, that what people really needed was a handbook written in conversational style that helps them gain personal awareness as a means to understand their motives and behavior (and the behavior of others). Also, some people may be highly motivated, but may not know the diverse and effective strategies needed to reach their goals effectively and efficiently.

All of these factors contributed to the "Hack Your Motivation" concept. Based on the Amazon reviews thus far, I think I have reached my goal. There is no reason to complicate the simple, and no reason to why we shouldn't be able to smile while learning at the same time.

Dr. Bobby



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“General feelings of well-being and psychological satisfaction are linked to stronger resistance to common cold viruses, quicker recovery from illnesses (including cancer), and longer lives. When you feel better, your energy will increase; you will sleep better, eat better, and have more (and better) sex. People who have stronger feelings of well-being are perceived as more social, demonstrate more creativity, and tend to be well liked. Happy people more frequently donate their time to help those in need and are more likely to be optimistic about the future”
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“General feelings of well-being and psychological satisfaction are linked to stronger resistance to common cold viruses, quicker recovery from illnesses (including cancer), and longer lives. When you feel better, your energy will increase; you will sleep better, eat better, and have more (and better) sex. People who have stronger feelings of well-being are perceived as more social, demonstrate more creativity, and tend to be well liked. Happy people more frequently donate their time to help those in need and are more likely to be optimistic about the future”
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“Overachievers look forward to the finish line, underachievers look back to see who they are beating.”
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“Knowledge is not determined by what you know, but by whether you believe you can always learn.”
Bobby Hoffman, Hack Your Motivation: Over 50 Science-Based Strategies to Improve Performance

“Overachievers look forward to the finish line, underachievers look back to see who they are beating.”
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“Knowledge is not determined by what you know, but by whether you believe you can always learn.”
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“Beware of simple solutions, they often lead to complex problems.”
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“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
Oscar Wilde

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

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