A pep talk in your pocket, this short audiobook will fill you to the brim with happiness, positivity, well-being 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.
About the Authors: Andy Cope is a best-selling author, trainer, qualified teacher and learning junkie. He brings the best of what he knows from the field of positive psychology. Andy Whittaker is a qualified trainer of neuro-linguistic programming and time line therapy. He also moonlights as a stand-up comic and lends this book his unique brand of humour.
"Irreverent, inspiring and engaging. Humour and wisdom drip from every page. If you're a boring academic look away now. The rest of you read on. You won’t be disappointed. Promise." (Paul McGee)
"Practical insights on how to make positive thinking work for you. And without any of the pastel-coloured, muzak-themed humourless preachy-ness that so often makes you give up on this useful and important topic." (Michael Bungay Stanier, author of Do More Great Work)
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Absolutely not. It takes a lot to get me writing a review but after wasting hours of my life listening to this audio book I felt obliged to at least warn others, so that they might avoid this painful experience.
Not if you paid me.
No, his performance added to the awfulness of this audio book. The 'comedy' voice was so grating that I would rather have listened to Glen scraping his nails down a blackboard than hear his voice.
The introduction was very good, the book promised so much that I listened for hours, waiting for it to start delivering on the promises that it made at the beginning. But after every chapter I was left wondering "what was the point in that?" After several easily forgettable hours I couldnt take any more. At times I actually said out loud "For pity's sake!!" as they launched into yet another self indulgent but pointless story or long list that just doesnt work in an audio book. The last straw was the "Oh so funny" description of making toast, I just wish that I had bought the audio CD instead of the download so that I could have taken the CD and smashed it to pieces in my annoyance, that would have at least given me some satisfaction.
The whole tone of the book was one of a sixth form common room. With a couple of self obsessed students convinced that they are the height of wit, throwing in anecdotes and quotes from their favourite books and movies. I have been bored before by audio books and there is usually something to take away from every book, but this is the first time I have been left snarling in anger because of the false and enticing promises that were made at the outset.