If there s something missing in your life, it s probably you.
Modern life is relentless. Your weeks are zipping by in a blur and your weekends provide an all–too–brief respite before you plunge headlong into the next manic episode of your life. The result? Your life feels rather samey . Same routine, same thinking, same behaviours, same habits, same results.
And maybe that s fine. But life s a short and precious gift. It s too short to be just fine .
Be Brilliant Every Day will get you to think about your mindset, show you how to ditch those down days and be on form every single day. With a solid understanding of positive psychology and a bit of funny stuff, this book will help you to get motivated, get positive, get happy, and most importantly, how to be all three consistently. And if you put the new improved you into practice, it will change your life forever.
Read. Do. Inspire.
Andy and Andy s Big Day Out Page 1
The Tinker Man Page 5
Forget Self–improvement , Try Self–remembering Page 13
A Thoroughly Modern Maslow Page 21
Wired for Struggle? Page 35
Madonna, Queen and the Fat Lad Page 43
Your Inner Tortoise Page 51
Lift Off Page 57
Less Pain, More Gain Page 63
Indiana Jones, the Therapist Page 71
A Groundhog Life? Page 75
Happiness Terrorists Page 81
A Balancing Act Page 91
Cynical Thinking Page 97
Meet the Ancestors Page 105
The Invention of Happiness Page 113
Quantum Physics for Dummies Page 117
The Umwelt Page 127
Pooh Sticks Page 133
The Vendetta Page 141
Your Happiness Allowance Page 151
Mullets and Bananas Page 161
The Trauma of Being Zak Page 173
Home Sweet Home? Page 181
A Brief Interlude for Some Mars and Venus Stuff Page 193
I m Here, All Weak Page 197
Extraordinary as Standard Page 207
4000 Weeks Page 221
Andy Cope & Andy Whittaker are the bestselling authors of The Art of Being Brilliant. Andy Cope is a teacher, trainer, prolific and sought after speaker and even has a PhD in happiness. Seriously. Andy Whitaker is a businessman, NPL trainer and part time stand–up comic. Together they run Art of Brilliance, a training company which works with businesses such as DHL, LloydsTSB, Pirelli, Ginsters, Alton Towers, Toyota, Waitrose, West Midlands Police, IKEA, and Astra Zeneca. Andy Cope, in his other life, is also the author of much loved children s book series Spy Dog which has sold well over 1 million copies!