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.
©2013 Andy Cope & Andy Whittaker (P)2013 Audible Ltd
"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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"At long last, I have found one!"
Yes, already recommended it to several family and friends and a few mood hoovers.
Many books relating to Positive Thinking, Personal Transformation, life coaching and NLP but none that grabbed me like this one, Helpful, interesting and entertaining!
No characters but the narration was great and I really suspect that this was spoken in the way the authors intended it to be heard.
At long last I have found one, a book to assist transformation that was a pleasure to listen too, I enjoyed it so much I will certainly listen to it again and may even purchase the book to assist in some of the references. The last book that got me that way is the classic "How to win friends and influence people"
"Brilliant, first class, informative and funny!"
Easy to listen too, funny, life changer, with some interesting facts to back up what they are saying.
easy listen and the funny stories.
none it was all good
2 percenter elite
Just a first class audio book. I went on their training course 'The Art of Being Brilliant', my life has totally changed, at work, at home. It would be nice if they could do Being Brilliant in audio format too, I bet that would be good too. Get it, you wont regret it! GREAT AUDIO
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.
"Straightforward but good"
It would be a good starting point for someone who has not read (or heard) any books like this before. Otherwise there is a lot of similar ground covered to other titles like this - but reading the books is the easy bit, it's actually doing it that's the trick. The 6 major points the authors cover are solid, though.
However I did find the narration irritating, it sounds like it is being performed like a Shakespeare play, which tended to distract me from the material.
The performance was brilliantly engaging, witty and funny. The overriding message was fantastically positive; challenging the way you approach everyday situations to help make your own life a little more brilliant each time. Excellent stuff!
"Absolutely loved this book"
New year blues, my work was in a rut, and not going anywhere, whilst it couldn't fix my work situation it certainly improved my motivation :)
"Entertaining and Informative"
There really can't be anything wrong with a script that includes so many references to the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy! The style of both the text and the reading is light hearted, but there is plenty of substance in there to make you think.
Would definitely recommend
"Personal Development has never been so much FUN!"
It is frank - honest and down to earth - it is also funny.
The animal school analogy - playing to your strengths.
Not really applicable
It makes you sole search and I frequently paused to take notes and have a to do list of golden nuggets to implement. It frequently made me laugh!
Well worth the investment!
"Loved this book"
Yes, I started listening to it again immediately. It was easy to listen to, I liked the summary of each chapter at the start, and the list of resources at the end.
It was well read.
I listened to it over a week. All at once it may have been a bit overwhelming, but in chapters on my way to work, it was great- I think it made a difference to my behaviour at work.
"Affirming and ever so slightly brilliant"
The enthusiasm and delivery (specifically of the dry british humour) makes this a fantastic listen.
A simple set of concepts delivered in a witty, intelligent manner, all mixed with a lot of personal moments from the authors
The conkers story is particularly well delivered and relatable
I look forward to more books read by this narrator. The subject matter is engaging, and worth a listen, even for a sceptic such as myself.
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