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Flip It: How to Get the Best Out of Everything | [Michael Heppell]

Flip It: How to Get the Best Out of Everything

It seems we're all growing more negative. Bad news on the TV and in the papers makes us all feel fed up and we find it easier to talk about what's wrong instead of looking for what's good. But imagine knowing a simple trick that you could use to help you feel better about everything. That simple trick does exist, and it's time to learn how to "Flip It".
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It seems we're all growing more negative. Bad news on the TV and in the papers makes us all feel fed up, and we find it easier to talk about what's wrong instead of looking for what's good.

But imagine knowing a simple trick that you could use to help you feel better about everything. No matter how bad, how upsetting, how annoying or how frustrating the situation, wouldn't it be great if you had the power to take it on and make it better?

Well, that simple trick does exist, and it's time to learn how to "Flip It".

This fantastic book will show you a different way of thinking, acting, feeling, and doing, whereby you can easily and simply get the very best out of every situation you find yourself in.

You'll learn straightforward techniques that you can use to make the bad times more bearable, the good times better than ever, and everyday life just, well, less "everyday".

Then, with a little practice, you'll learn how to Flip It swiftly, instantly and successfully to turn even the most pressing problems into the best possible experiences. And once you've learned to Flip It with ease, just like super-successful people have been doing for thousands of years, you'll find, at home and at work, your life is more fun, more successful, more rewarding and more positive. Embrace the power of the Flip It philosophy today and discover how brilliant it feels to shine and live your life full of positivity, possibility, and purpose.

©2009 Michael Heppell; (P)2009 Audible

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    Genny Sparks, NV, United States 01-20-10
    Genny Sparks, NV, United States 01-20-10
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    "Great Pep Talk"

    I admit, I ordered this book not only for content, but because I love the author/narrator's accent. The book was encouraging, and gives many ideas for changing our perception of any situation and keeping a positive outlook on life. If you need a pep talk, this is a great book.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    John S. Seattle, WA United States 01-20-10
    John S. Seattle, WA United States 01-20-10 Member Since 2005
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    "New age, but not new age"

    Seemed fairly obvious that Heppell's trying to attract the anti-The Secret crowd by implying "I'm not one of 'them'." But, to a certain extent, he is.
    If I had to summarize his main point: don't ever be defeatist! Still, there are echoes of "thoughts are things" and he ends with advice to use a pendulum to find lost objects. I don't have a problem with that, but wanted to head off folks later claiming they were expecting something some "scientific" (psychology).
    Value? Good, but not great.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Brownson Orlando, Florida 01-19-10
    Tim Brownson Orlando, Florida 01-19-10 Member Since 2006

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    "Heppell at his best"

    I have read all Michael Heppells books and this is right up there with the best. He's like the renegade magician that wants to tell the world how they perform their tricks.

    In this book Heppell wants to tell the reader how to coach herself easily and successfully, and he does!

    He uses some incredibly powerful techniques that I use with clients to good effect, but delivers them in a very easy to understand manner so that anybody can benefit.

    Flip It is a very cool resource for anybody that wants to flip their life around and get better results in all areas. Oh, and it'll also make you laugh, so what's not to love about that?

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bryden Mt nasura, Australia 03-03-10
    Bryden Mt nasura, Australia 03-03-10 Member Since 2007
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    "An exercise in stating the obvious"

    This is real lowest common denominator stuff written and read in a rather patronizing manor. Go and check out some of Brian Tracy's stuff instead

    However if your in a dole Que it might really help.


    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce Tate 01-21-10
    Joyce Tate 01-21-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Not Worth It"

    Best Advice from this book? Keep your teeth and your shoes clean.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Haydon BridgeUnited Kingdom 02-22-10
    Michael Haydon BridgeUnited Kingdom 02-22-10
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    "Really love Flip It"

    Thai is a great book. Simple but very clever. The author reads with real conviction. I'm using the tools described and getting excellent results.

    The key features of this program are a series of tools which really do help you to get the very best out of most challenging situations.

    I really am enjoying Flipping It and suggest you give it a go too.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Angel Oley, PA, United States 01-18-10
    Angel Oley, PA, United States 01-18-10
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    "Advice bites for "Flip It""

    Up on the mountain, in a dark cave, someone is searching his soul for ways to rise above the frustrations of the flesh. Ten years later, upon emerging from the cave, he writes a book about what worked for him. Descending the mountain, meandering ever closer to the city at its base, one meets other gurus, at ever more affable altitudes, occupying caves for increasingly shorter durations, with increasingly better lighting and plumbing, composing less rarefied "what worked for me" books. Every one of them, or so we hope, proffers wisdom from some higher perspective which will help us to rise "above it all." We Earthlings beneath want to view our traumas from different angles, so we read the books. Michael Heppell's vantage point is about as close to sea level as a guru ever gets. No long stays breathing dark thin air for Michael--maybe a few hours of reading musty old books in his poorly lit attic. His wisdom is doled out in parcels such as "five ways to make a long train ride interesting," or "how I used an acidic solution to cure my indigestion." He recommends calling the sniffles "a cleansing." There, there, now . . . all better! His suggestions are sophistry, but words can sooth the day. His advice bites will not flip you from a hurricane's tempest into its halcyon. In the event of a hurricane, flip yourself from the attic of Heppell's enlightenment into the dungeon of despair under your "flat." For indigestion on long train rides, "flip it," Heppell style.

    12 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Amber Normal, IL, United States 08-18-10
    Amber Normal, IL, United States 08-18-10 Member Since 2009
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    "F$#% Flip It"

    Sorry about the harsh title. I didn't hate this book, but I was very disappointed. I was probably disappointed because I have read many of these types of books, so I have heard most of the stuff he presents before. I agree with the reviewer that said this book was for the lowest common denominator. I thought it was going to be an overall philosophy, but mostly the author goes about giving specific tips. I did find the "drink apple cider vinegar for an upset stomach" tip interesting, but I wasn't looking for that type of advice when i bought this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joyce Groton, MA, USA 04-18-10
    Joyce Groton, MA, USA 04-18-10 Member Since 2001
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    "Lessons in Reframing and Endless Possibilities"

    I love Flip It. The author reads with conviction and I always feel more optimistic when I listen to this book. Heppell simplifies the concepts so that the messages seem easy and obvious, but they are not so obvious to many people I meet in my day to day life. The habit of being positive must be learned and Michael Heppell is a first class coach and teacher. So FLIP IT... ignore the negative reviews and decide for yourself. Read this life-changing, enjoyable, feel-good book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donald Beaver Dam, WI, USA 03-26-10
    Donald Beaver Dam, WI, USA 03-26-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Flip it in the trash"

    Worse self help book I have ever read. Total waste of time, flip it away.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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  • Glen
    Seaham, County Durham, United Kingdom
    1/18/10
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    "Great easy listen, practical, no-nonsense advice"

    I have read, and listened to many personal development books but am really enjoying listening to this one. The advice is brilliant, but is delivered in a humorous and practical way. Highly recommended!

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    Redditch, Worcs, United Kingdom
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    "Not What It Says On The Cover"

    I admit to being a sceptic when it comes to self help books in general. Many such books offer a one size fits all approach to every aspect of your life or are other techniques dressed under a new name. I bought Flip It to address a particular aspect of my work life and was attracted by "how to turn even the most pressing problems into the best possible experiences".

    Unfortunately Flip It doesn't follow this theme of overcoming problems. Also it falls into both categories of where many self help book are let down - it tries to be a one size fits all approach and comprises other material simply relabelled.

    The book makes a good start and the chapter that deals with asking "how" rather than "why" is one of the most valuable take away's. However as the book goes on, Michael Heppell stretches the Flip It concept too far to the point where it becomes implausible.

    I was also disappointed to find other material dressed up as the Flip It concept, for example the advice on job hunting can be read in any basic job seekers manual. Also, I first came across the tactics of the Paris street seller in Roger Dawson's classic work "Secrets Of Power Negotiating" published in 2000.

    Flip It finally lost its credibility for me at the suggestion to find something you have lost by how a dangling pendant responds to questions you ask it.

    On a positive note, Flip It is read by the author, who is by far the best person to narrate his own book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Rob
    Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom
    6/22/10
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    "Life changing"

    Flip It is different. It's simple, down-to-earth, fun and far more motivating than most of its competition.

    Rather than just listing adjectives, let me tell you about the differences it has made to my life. I've found that I'm more confident, energised and happy than I have been in a long time. I'm a natural introvert, but I've found that socialising has become easier and more pleasurable. On top of that, I feel more optimistic about the future than I can ever remember.

    All of this in just 2 weeks.

    Not all of the advice will suit everybody, but I recommend that you treat Flip It like a toolbox from which you choose the tools that work for you. Not all of the advice is totally original, and some of it may initially seem like nothing more than common sense. But the point is that when you put it into action, Flip It simply works! I've been keeping a blog since day 1 and reading it through today confirms the book's effectiveness.

    Mercifully, the book is almost entirely devoid of spiritual or religious claptrap. Can you tell I'm a Richard Dawkins fan?! However, I'm sceptical about Michael's suggestion of asking a swinging chain a series of Yes/No questions in order to find lost possessions. I feel like I'm excessively nitpicking with that criticism. After all, there's just this one bit of advice that wasn't my cup of tea out of the dozens of brilliantly sparkling gems on offer.

    I have the audio book version of Flip It, read by the author Michael Heppell himself. His enthusiasm and humour are infectious. I'd say it's definitely worth spending the few pence more for the audio book version. I have it on my phone so I can listen to it on the commute to work. Make sure you check that your phone or MP3 player is compatible with the Audible software before you buy.

    Flip It has been the best ?6 I've ever spent. Hopefully your experience of it will be as positive as mine.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Rob Collins
    England
    6/22/10
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    "Life changing"

    Flip It is different. It's simple, down-to-earth, fun and far more motivating than most of its competition.

    Rather than just listing adjectives, let me tell you about the differences it has made to my life. I've found that I'm more confident, energised and happy than I have been in a long time. I'm a natural introvert, but I've found that socialising has become easier and more pleasurable. On top of that, I feel more optimistic about the future than I can ever remember.

    All of this in just 2 weeks.

    Not all of the advice will suit everybody, but I recommend that you treat Flip It like a toolbox from which you choose the tools that work for you. Not all of the advice is totally original, and some of it may initially seem like nothing more than common sense. But the point is that when you put it into action, Flip It simply works! I've been keeping a blog since day 1 and reading it through today confirms the book's effectiveness.

    Mercifully, the book is almost entirely devoid of spiritual or religious claptrap. Can you tell I'm a Richard Dawkins fan?! However, I'm sceptical about Michael's suggestion of asking a swinging chain a series of Yes/No questions in order to find lost possessions. I feel like I'm excessively nitpicking with that criticism. After all, there's just this one bit of advice that wasn't my cup of tea out of the dozens of brilliantly sparkling gems on offer.

    I have the audio book version of Flip It, read by the author Michael Heppell himself. His enthusiasm and humour are infectious. I'd say it's definitely worth spending the few pence more for the audio book version. I have it on my phone so I can listen to it on the commute to work. Make sure you check that your phone or MP3 player is compatible with the Audible software before you buy.

    Flip It has been the best ?6 I've ever spent. Hopefully your experience of it will be as positive as mine.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Glyn
    pontypool, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
    1/26/10
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    ""Flip It (Unabridged)"."

    I have read many of Michaels excellent books and have been inspired to do all sorts of things that I was avoiding. The problem I have is that I am a slow reader. This audio version was just great. It came at the right time January, when I wanted to have some new resolutions, I could play it in the car while driving and the delivery of the messages was crisp and to the point not laboured or dragged out in any way.The style was very much like Chris Evans audio book which I also enjoyed. Its so easy to listen to and the ideas all make sence. A must for anyone.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly
    Altinkum, Didim, Turkey
    12/27/10
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    "Flip it!"

    Light easy listening. Not rocket science but nevertheless we all need remiding from time to time! An uplifting listen. Everyone will find benefits from this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Martin
    Cork, Ireland
    11/8/10
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    "Enough already"

    This book probably marks the end of my flirtation with self-help books for a while. It takes one simple idea and beats it to within an inch of its life. I was lured into this purchase by positive reviews. I am baffled as to why so many profess to enjoy it. It was facile and annoying and sanctimonious and did I mention I didn't like it?

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    Nantwich, Cheshire, United Kingdom
    8/17/10
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    "Brilliant!"

    I loved this book so much. I need to go back a couple of times to get everything out of it, but its quite funny and contains so many great life tips.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Dawn
    Worcester Park, United Kingdom
    4/16/11
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    "Simple, maybe a bit too simple, but a good listen"

    For a start, Michael Heppel's lovely accent and from the heart approach make this a really good book to listen to.
    I think this is great material for anyone new to and curious about personal development, especially if you're a bit sceptical, as it's really down to earth stuff.
    For me it was a wee bit too simple, but a good listen all the same.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Danielle
    ParisFrance
    10/20/10
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    "a lot of fun, and inspiring to boot"

    The author does a brilliant job of reading his own work. It's fun to listen to, inspiring, gives lots of great ideas and makes you re-think many of your stock assumptions and reactions. One of the few audiobooks I re-listen to regularly just for the joy of it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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