The Little Book of Being Brilliant

The Little Book of Being Brilliant

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The latest and greatest insights on happiness from around the world

The Little Book of Being Brilliant is a 'greatest hits' compilation of the best and the latest information from the science of positive psychology. Top-selling author Andy Cope exercises his PhD in happiness, along with his decades of experience bringing 'The Art of Being Brilliant' to rapt audiences around the world, to distill the tips, techniques, facts and ideas you need to know to achieve sustainable wellbeing and happiness in your own life. Andy's keen for you to know that he wants you to enjoy the experience, hence his 'laugh 'n' learn' approach.

Inside, you'll find guidance for taking action in the form of activities and challenges that will help you implement the latest empirical evidence on happiness. You'll learn why most people are miles away from feeling as great as they could, and what to do about it. Whether you're motivated to improve your daily life or looking for the insights that will super-charge your career, or in search of inspiration for your students or your team, this little book will set you in motion toward living brilliantly.

Develop resilience and embrace positivity by setting goals and taking charge of your life
Learn, once and for all, what science says about the connection between money and happiness
Overcome road rage and other forms of negativity that are dragging you down in the day-to-day

Internalize the latest positivity wisdom for work, sport, parenting, relationships, and more

There's absolutely no filler in The Little Book of Being Brilliant, and no need to sift through half-baked ideas or wisdom that researchers have already overturned. For the latest proven techniques on getting happy and achieving success, along with the motivation required to put those techniques into practice, pick up this energetic and inspiring book today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 126 x 173 x 21mm | 336g
  • Capstone Publishing Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0857087975
  • 9780857087973
  • 553,138

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'Another classic from the Doctor of Happiness. Andy Cope makes the complex simple, funny, engaging and life changing.'
-- Paul McGee, The Sumo Guy and Sunday Times bestselling author

Welcome to the human race; a 4000 week lifetime sprint in which we rarely have time to think, reflect and take stock.

There's a difference between 'being alive' and 'truly living'. Why not go for it?

This is your moment. It's time to raise your happiness bar. Strap yourself in for The Little Book of Being Brilliant, a gathering of life's cheat codes, all simple, do-able and entertaining.

LEARN: How to rekindle your mojo How to make other people feel amazing To install new mental software How to be the best mum, dad, gran, gramps, aunty, uncle in the world How to stand out, even on a drizzly Monday (in fact, especially on a drizzly Monday) The not-so-secrets of happiness and human flourishing How to be a new breed of happy human

#FACT: Life is short. It's a gift. Let's not send it back unwrapped.

'Andy Cope translates positive research into clear and practical ways to change our mindset and behaviours in order to see more of your potential, and to help others shine brighter as well.'
-- Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of Big Potential and The Happiness Advantage
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Table of contents


Thinking Allowed

Part 1: Welcome to the Pleasure Dome
In which we poke fun at the 'human race' and modernity, what with its busyness, infomania and musterbation.

Part 2: The Human Operating System
Tinkering under the bonnet of the human being we find out how the science of positive psychology can super-charge our lives.

Part 3: The 3Rs (Relationships, relationships & relationships)
Some solutions, happiness hacks and easy wins to improve your work and home life.

Part 4: What Next for Homo Sapiens?
Mind blowing stuff about consciousness and the nature of thought. Part 4 seeks to cement the learning from parts 1-3 and embed new thinking until it's grooved in.

Part 5: Yogi, BooBoo and the Homos
Stretching the trilogy to a fifth part. Really? The missing link.
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About Andy Cope

Andy Cope's day job is as the UK's first official 'Dr of Happiness' (PhD, Loughborough) which gives him a strong media platform on all things 'happiness' and 'wellbeing' Andy has written various best-selling personal development books (including two for teenagers) for Capstone, Hodder and Crown House. Andy describes himself as a "professional trainer, qualified teacher, author and learning junkie". He has completed 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 workshop to rave reviews in businesses and schools throughout the UK, Middle East and Southern Africa. Andy has also written The Art of Being Brilliant, The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager, Shine and Diary of a Brilliant Kid.
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