How to Have a Great Life

How to Have a Great Life : 35 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Success, Fulfillment and Happiness

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35 ways to success, fulfillment, and happiness

How to Have a Great Life starts with you-your strengths and amazing potential and how to develop those. It helps you understand how to tap into your ability to grow, while equipping you with insights, inspiration, and practical tools to deal with whatever life throws your way in order to achieve success and live a happy and fulfilled life.

You already have many of the tools you need to succeed-you just need to know which ones to use and how best to use them. With no-frills, funny, and emotionally intelligent advice, Paul McGee will make you think, make you laugh, and make you take action to live your greatest life possible.

Tap into your ability to grow
Find insight and practical tools to deal with whatever life throws your way
Slow down and live a more balanced life
Re-gain time and brain space
Improve the quality of your relationships with others

We are living faster and more frantic lives than ever before-and there's no time like the present to catch your breath and live your best life possible.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 153 x 219 x 15mm | 333g
  • Capstone Publishing Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0857087754
  • 9780857087751
  • 235,065

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We are inundated every day with tips, tricks and hacks for doing more, achieving more and producing more. But are we truly happy, fulfilled and achieving our personal version of success?

Bestselling Author and Speaker Paul McGee can help you cut through the noise, eliminate the hype and make sure you are living life with purpose. With a no-frills approach and emotionally-intelligent advice, this book helps you shift your perspective, adjust your outlook and realign your life with what really matters.

Learn how to: Identify seven factors critical to success Free yourself from your past and embrace your future Manage your worries and overcome procrastination Practise self-care and improve your mental diet Renew and refresh relationships that enhance your wellbeing Start appreciating who you are and stop regretting who you aren't

So step back, take stock and discover insights, inspiration and practical tools to help you live your best possible life. How to Have a Great Life is your essential guide for moving forward with purpose.

It will also make you smile.

'Life changing advice.'
--Tim Lovejoy TV Presenter and Broadcaster

'Quick and easy-to-implement ideas, brilliantly written with a touch of humour. I loved it.'
--Drew Povey from Channel 4's Educating Greater Manchester
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Table of contents

Introduction - Make Sure You Read This

1. Don't Take Miracles for Granted

2. Make Peace with Paradox

3. Remember You're OK

4. Follow the Safety Announcements

5. Quit Playing the Game You'll Never Win

6. Live Life on Purpose

7. Are You Failing Any of the 7 Cs?

8. Tattoo This on Your Torso

9. Molehills Matter ... Massively

10. Why Fear Isn't Always Your Enemy

11. Don't Leave Your Dreams in the Bin

12. Your Past is not Your Prison

13. Struggles Can Strengthen You

14. Have the Courage to Quit ... Sometimes

15. Wallowing is OK ... for a While

16. Not All Worries Are Worthless

17. Dethrone the Drama Queen

18. Get Things in Perspective

19. Never Underestimate the Power of Pause

20. Hang Out With Humility

21. How to Avoid Burnout and a Break-up

22. Two People You Need in Life

23. Prune Back the Happy Clappy Tree Sometimes

24. Don't be a TOAT

25. Not Everyone Drinks Whisky

26. Don't Wait for Somebody's Funeral

27. Please Resign from This Job

28. A Crucial Formula You Need to Know

29. A Fool-proof Way to Avoid Criticism

30. You Won't be Mates with Everyone

31. Manage Your Mental Diet

32. Beware the Curse of Comfort

33. Flex for Success

34. Show Some Leadership

35. Take Your Talk for a Walk

Now it's Over to You


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Review Text

"There is real wisdom in these pages; this is a cut above the average self-help book." (PQ Magazine, July 2018)

"designed to be dipped in and out of when you need it, with every chapter packed full of insights you might need after a hard or challenging day. I'll be keeping my copy close at hand, just in case I need to remind myself of the things I learnt from reading this book the first time around." (ThisNorthernGal, August 2018)

"a real joy to read, and easy to take in the information" (MJW Wales, August 2018) "an extremely accessible book which is not weighed down by too much theory." (That Thing She Reads, August 2018)
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About Paul McGee

Paul McGee is an international keynote speaker and performance coach, combining his background in psychology with large doses of humour and practical insights. He is Managing Director of his own training and education company and proud creator of SUMO (Shut Up & Move On). He has spread the word about SUMO in over 30 countries and expanded the brand into the public, private and education sectors. Paul has a diploma in Performance Coaching and counselling and is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Building on his background in psychology, Paul has spoken in 34 countries and delivered over 1,500 presentations. Paul has worked as a presentation coach in the UK, Europe and Australia working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience of delivering presentations. His clients include blue chip organisations, public sector bodies, politicians and a leading Premiership football team. His aim is simple - "I want to help people achieve better results in life and have more fun in the process." (
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