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This book will inspire readers to go for what they want to make themselves happy

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Shine by Andy Cope & Gavin Oattes

Start living the life you ve always wanted It could be that you ve figured everything out on your own and have ended up acing your career, meeting and marrying your perfect partner, producing three wonderful kids, owning a holiday home in Mustique and having a drop-dead gorgeous life.

In which case, we applaud you. If, on the other hand, you need the cheat codes, then this book will give you a nudge. Redefining the genre of self-help comedy, Shine is a book about the brevity of life.

It contains adult themes of mortality, change, exhaustion and unrelenting pressure.

Thankfully, the bleakness is done with humour and the solutions are entertaining, do-able and uplifting. Shine is the literary equivalent of ctrl/alt/delete. All you have to do is read the book, keep an open mind, and apply the learning.

You will experience a personal re-boot with new mental software installed, upgrading you to best possible self. It s a very simple process that also happens to be not very easy. Because, of course, if being your best self was easy, everybody would be doing it. The average lifespan is 4000 weeks. Look around and you ll see too many people having a near life experience. They re alive, but not living. Truth time: life s a short and precious gift that s hurtling by in a blur.

If you want to make a dent in the universe, it s time to wake up. We figure that if you re going to rise, you may as well shine. Laugh and learn while you: Rediscover your ability to ping out of bed every single day with fire in your belly and a smile on your face. Identify what really matters in your life and how to stop stressing about the stuff that doesn't. Remember how to focus on all that makes you happy and cut the nonsense that worries you for no reason. Give up your low-level grumbling and experience the joy that comes when you focus on achieving all that you've ever wanted. Find out just how easy it is boost your energy and increase your motivation. Discover how to break free from 'ordinary' and embrace a life of 'extraordinary. Figure out how to channel your inner Mary Poppins.

Meet the Author - Andy Copy

Andy Cope describes himself as a "professional trainer, qualified teacher, author and learning junkie". He is currently doing a Doctorate at the University of Loughborough, investigating the science of happiness and positivity. He founded 'Art of Brilliance' in 2004. His aim, to blaze a new trail -- one that was non-academic, totally rooted in the real world and that would make a massive and immediate impact on individuals and organisations. Andy has a passion for motivation and positive psychology and is trying to influence people to think differently. He has delivered The Art of Being Brilliant to rave reviews in businesses and schools throughout the UK, Middle East and Southern Africa.

Meet the Author - Gavin Oattes

With a background in primary school teaching and a successful career in stand-up comedy, Gavin Oattes is now regarded as one of the most talented and sought after speakers in the UK, regularly delivering keynote speeches at conferences and exhibitions around the world. He's the Managing Director of Tree of Knowledge, a company which runs speaking events, workshops and training courses for schools and businesses, and in 2012 Gavin won 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year'.