The Art of Being Brilliant : Transform Your Life by Doing What Works For You, Paperback Book

The Art of Being Brilliant : Transform Your Life by Doing What Works For You Paperback

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A pep talk in your pocket This short, small, highly illustrated book will fill you to the brim with happiness, positivity, wellbeing and, most importantly, success! Andy Cope and Andy Whittaker are experts in the art of happiness and positive psychology and The Art of Being Brilliant is crammed full of good advice, instructive case studies, inspiring quotes, some funny stuff and important questions to make you think about your work, relationships and life.

You see being brilliant, successful and happy isn t about dramatic change, it s about finding out what really works for you and doing more of it!

The authors lay down their six common-sense principles that will ensure you focus on what you re good at and become super brilliant both at work and at home.

A richly illustrated, 2 colour, small book full of humour, inspiring quotes and solid advice A great read with a serious underlying message how to foster positivity and bring about success in every aspect of your life Outlines six common-sense principles that will help you ensure you are the best you can be


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Let me say straightaway that I know Andy Cope (one of this book's two authors) on a personal basis. We're not drinking buddies or anything, but we come from the same small town and we're fond of each other. I don't think he's famous enough yet for this to class as name dropping (though I expect that day will arrive), so why mention it?I mention it because, knowing him personally, I can tell you that Andy is a truly inspirational guy. He wasn't born special and he wasn't born happy, and for a long time he lived the same kind of life that most people live, making the same kinds of mistakes that most people make, and feeling sorry for himself when things weren't going his way. Then, as a student of Psychology, he noticed something - there was a vast amount of published research into the causes of human unhappiness, but hardly any about what makes people happy! At this point, he decided to do something about it, changing his life for the better along the way.And now you can make your life better too, by following the ideas in this down-to-earth and effective little book. You'll get carefully selected nuggets of wisdom, easy to follow examples, and straightforward exercises to get you thinking about your world and how you see it. But most of all you'll get six simple principles which you can use to help yourself become a happier person. I just can't recommend it highly enough.

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I found the author's style very funny & all the interesting "Britishisms" kept me interested and entertained so I could get through the useful information. I liked the graphics and jokes too. It makes it less of a chore to read this self improvement book.