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You don't have to be brilliant to be happy but if you're happy, that's definitely brilliant.
on 29 May 2017
I don't normally read 'self-help' books but after seeing Andy W give a presentation at a recent conference and being impressed, I was pretty confident that this would be worth a read and it was.
At heart almost every lesson in this short book is good old-fashioned common sense but that doesn't mean it's common practice and that we don't occasionally need a reminder to do what we already know we should.
I could relate to all of this but probably because I was already one of the inherently positive people they were trying to convert everybody else into. If you are a misery-monger who expects everything in life to be crap, then you may well struggle to get your head around all of this.
I read the kindle edition and that's the main reason this is only a 3 pointer. The many cartoons and quotations in bubbles are fixed in size and very small. I don't have problems with my eyesight but even I tried to make them bigger, only to find that you get what you get and making the text bigger doesn't have any impact on the cartoons. Most are very good - but would be better if you could actually read them.
To Andy W, the man who moved from England's third worst town to the second worst and remains eternally optimistic, I'd say a thank you for finding Andy C and putting into words a philosophy I already had without really realising it.