Monday, 13 August 2018

Blog Tour Review: How to Have a Great Life by Paul McGee

How to Have a Great Life by Paul McGee
Published: 25th June 2018
Publisher: Capstone
Pages: 264
Available in Paperback
Rating: 5/5

How to Have a Great Life starts with you–your strengths and amazing potential and how to develop those. It helps you understand how to tap into your ability to grow, while equipping you with insights, inspiration, and practical tools to deal with whatever life throws your way in order to achieve success and live a happy and fulfilled life.
You already have many of the tools you need to succeed–you just need to know which ones to use and how best to use them. With no-frills, funny, and emotionally intelligent advice, Paul McGee will make you think, make you laugh, and make you take action to live your greatest life possible.
  • Tap into your ability to grow
  • Find insight and practical tools to deal with whatever life throws your way
  • Slow down and live a more balanced life
  • Re-gain time and brain space
  • Improve the quality of your relationships with others
We are living faster and more frantic lives than ever before—and there’s no time like the present to catch your breath and live your best life possible.

I have been a self-help book junkie for many years, but this book is the first one I’ve read from cover to cover. The reason for that I think this is an extremely accessible book which is not weighed down by too much theory.
The book is split into 35 chapters each covering a different concept or insight from Mr McGee, these are short chapters which means you can easily read one each night like I did, or you can dip in and out and focus on whichever chapter you chose.
In each chapter Mr McGee explains his insight and backs it up with an anecdote which highlights things in the very simplest way, this made his ideas very easy to digest and emphasized his no-nonsense common-sense approach to life.
What I enjoyed most about this book was the writing style, it was written as if I was listening to one of Mr McGee’s motivational talks as I could feel his positive energy bouncing off the pages.
I feel this is a book which could benefit anyone, even if you don’t read it all, flick through and take notice of the Great Life Insights throughout the book as these are little quotes which give you something to think about. I’ve written some of my favourites into my planner to give me some focus.
So do I feel this book has made me happier and more successful? Actually yes I do feel overall more positive, more grateful and after implementing some of Mr McGee’s ideas I can see small changes happening in my business, time will tell whether or not  this book will have a lasting impact on my life, but if I keep it by my bedside I’m sure it will.

About the Author

HOW TO HAVE A GREAT LIFE (Wiley Capstone) is Paul McGee’s eleventh title. He is an expert on workplace relationships, communication, motivation and resilience. His book SUMO-Shut Up, Move On-became an instant bestseller and is still in print 13 years later. SELF CONFIDENCE: THE REMARKABLE TRUTH OF WHY A SMALL CHANGE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE reached number one in the WHSmith’s business book chart and remained there for a further 24 weeks. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast Television, and the Chris Evans Radio 2 Breakfast Show to talk about HOW NOT TO WORRY which Chris described as ‘a gift to the world’ (July 18, 2017). He has recently been interviewed by Tim Lovejoy on HOW TO HAVE A GREAT LIFE for his podcast DEAR LOVEJOY (February 11, 2018). SUMO has also been featured in GQ Magazine. Building on his academic background in psychology and drawing on his experiences as an ME sufferer, Paul’s aim is to deliver practical, relevant messages that can make an immediate impact on people’s personal and professional lives. His clients include public sector bodies, blue-chip organisations and a Premier League football club.

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