How to Have a Brilliant Life: Put a little bit more in. Get so much more out, 2nd edition

  • Michael Heppell

How to Have a Brilliant Life

ISBN-13:  9780273761228


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Do you want to live life to the full? To know in years to come that you really gave it your all – and got the most out of it?

The simplest way to a brilliant life is by making sure you’re paying attention to the stuff that matters, in every area of your life, and by making positive and lasting change where it’s needed, when it’s needed.

Although that’s not rocket science, it’s so very easy to just get swept along by the flow and then wonder what happened. We all need a bit of help to make sure we’re living our best possible life. And that’s where this book comes in.

Taking each area of your life by the horns, you’ll quickly start to see what’s working well and where attention is needed. One small action at a time, you’ll move towards your own Brilliant Life.



Table of contents

About the author



The Wheel of Life


Part 1   Your health

Chapter 1    The Health Wheel

Chapter 2    Eat well

Chapter 3    Move well

Chapter 4    Think well


Part 2   Your family

Chapter 5    The Family Wheel

Chapter 6    Your significant other

Chapter 7    Your Mum

Chapter 8    Your Dad

Chapter 9    Your children

Chapter 10  Your siblings

Chapter 11  Your grandparents and older relatives

Chapter 12  Your aunts and uncles


Part 3   Your money

Chapter 13  The Money Wheel

Chapter 14  Worries vs confidence

Chapter 15  Saving

Chapter 16  Savvy

Chapter 17  Debt

Chapter 18  Lifestyle

Chapter 19  Investment

Chapter 20  Management


Part 4   Your relationships

Chapter 21  The Relationships Wheel

Chapter 22  Close friends

Chapter 23  Work colleagues

Chapter 24  Your boss

Chapter 25  Your staff

Chapter 26  Your neighbours

Chapter 27  Old friends

Chapter 28  New friends


Part 5   Your contribution

Chapter 29  The Contribution (and higher purpose) Wheel

Chapter 30  Charity

Chapter 31  Your time

Chapter 32  The environment

Chapter 33  You

Chapter 34  Your values

Chapter 35  Self-awareness


Part 6   Your vision

Chapter 36  The Vision Wheel

Chapter 37  Know what you want

Chapter 38  Short-term vision (the next 90 days)

Chapter 39  Medium-term vision (1–5 years)

Chapter 40  Long-term vision (5+ years)

Chapter 41  Written plans

Chapter 42  Visualisation

Chapter 43  Resources


Part 7   Your career

Chapter 44  The Career Wheel

Chapter 45  Right job?

Chapter 46  Fun and enjoyment

Chapter 47  Challenge

Chapter 48  Salary and benefits

Chapter 49  Convenience

Chapter 50  Future

Chapter 51  Personal effectiveness


Part 8   Your personal development

Chapter 52  The Personal Development Wheel

Chapter 53  Positive attitude

Chapter 54  Confidence

Chapter 55  Motivation

Chapter 56  Open to change

Chapter 57  Courses

Chapter 58  Reading

Chapter 59  Keeping a journal

Chapter 60  Mentors


Final note                                                                                                                     

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Published by Pearson Canada (October 26th 2011) - Copyright © 2011