How to do Everything and Be Happy

The Blurb…HowToTakeControl-drop-shadow

Every now and then a self-help book comes along that questions the very nature of happiness, shakes the very foundation of all the things you hold dear, and forces you to reconsider every assumption you’ve ever made.

This isn’t one of those books.

‘How To Do Everything and Be Happy’ is a book for ordinary people. With ordinary lives. It’s for people who have been ambling along and wondering why they’re not – well – just that little bit happier. It’s a book for most people. It’s a book for you.

Mumbo jumbo & jargon free, ‘How To Do Everything and Be Happy’ is direct, practical, occasionally witty, and stuffed full of ways to make your life just that bit happier. If you’ve got a brain in your head, if you can pick up a pen, if you’ve got half an inkling about what makes you smile, ‘How To Do Everything and Be Happy’ will show you how to fit those things into your life and, as a consequence, feel much, much happier.

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The paperback:cover with drop shadow

The (second edition) paperback with it’s funky new smiley-face sky-blue cover is available in all good UK bricks & mortar bookstores and of course Amazon who also sell the ebook version.

available on audioThe audio book:

The unabridged audio book (second edition), read by myself, is available from audible ( | .com)

We’ve teamed up with to give you the chance to get a free copy of the audiobook. Just use this link, follow the instructions and search for  ‘How To Do Everything and Be Happy’

Citations and Links…

The facebook page

This book has a page on facebook where I post a daily musing and fans of the book comment on it. All good fun. You’ll find it at (you probably could have guessed that).

If you’re more of a twitterer I tweet under the handle @doitallbehappy. The odd re-tweet would be most appreciated. You can follow me here:

The selective attention video

The ‘selective attention test’ mentioned in the section on focus is below. Press the play icon in the middle of the image, and concentrate carefully on the number of times the players in white pass the ball to each other.

You can find out more about this video, and the science behind it at here.

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Photobox is a great website that allows you to create all manner of items from your digital photos. is pretty good too. Other sites exist – post your favourites in the comments below.

Public Speaking

You can find out more about  speaking engagements here

Folks mentioned in the acknowledgements

Author Wendy Steele, Alison the Proof Fairy. Author Keris Stainton. Katja & all from Audible ( | .com), and Adam & team from Rushforth media, Harper Collins, and Becky Bagnell.