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How to Squeeze the Max out of Life

Cope, Andy / Oattes, Gavin / Hussey, Will


1. Edition July 2019
248 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-0-85708-800-0
John Wiley & Sons

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'ZEST' equates to zing, enthusiasm, energy, gusto, eagerness, zeal and fervour. It also connotes a tang, a sharpness.

It's the opposite of bland.

And Zest: How to Squeeze the Max out of Life is exactly that.It's more than just a book on personal development. There are an awful lot of those. Zest is a catalyst, a spark that ignites your remembering of what makes you, in a word, you. It drives you to rethink, rejuvenate and reinvent. It also contains a touch of the revolutions.

Have you, as a grown-up, fallen into the trap of becoming a Groan-up? You know you should try to make the best of things, but oftentimes you don't know what your "best" is anymore. It's strange. You used to know. What happened? Was it the years of social conformity? There is a whole beige generation out there - a generation that has lost its identity and forgotten who they once were - buried under the crushing, stifling facades of adulthood. If only there was a way to unearth your passions, recover the zest for life you once had. Maybe there is.

Zest is a wake-up call for you to explore the formative moments that define your life. It challenges you to believe that your best days are still ahead, to search your soul, to shake things up and bask in the warmth of glorious individuality. Zest will help you:
* Explore the pivotal, defining moments in your life
* Examine both the good and bad experiences that define you
* Reconnect to the essence of who you are
* Embrace your quirks, qualities and peculiarities
* Determine to be the person you always wanted to be

Zest is your permission to play, your licence to wreak the right kind of havoc. Moreover, it's not about pretending to be someone you're not, it's about squeezing every last drop out of who you already are.

Part 1 You 2.0 (The Re-Boot) 1

Part 2 The Invitation 11

Part 3 Death (And How to Avoid It) 17

Part 4 Kool Rules 4 Life 51

Part 5 The Sciencey Bit 73

Part 6 Silence of the Lambs 99

Part 7 Daringly Happy 123

Part 8 Compound Interest 143

Part 9 Mort to Life 171

Part 10 H^4[No]R 207

Part 11 They Think It's All Over 213

Acknowledgements 227

The writing team 229

Index 231
Andy Cope describes himself as a "professional trainer, qualified teacher, author and learning junkie". He founded 'Art of Brilliance' in 2004. His aim, to blaze a new trail - one that was non-academic, totally rooted in the real world and that would make a massive and immediate impact on individuals and organisations. Andy has a passion for motivation and positive psychology and is trying to influence people to think differently. He has delivered 'The Art of Being Brilliant' to rave reviews in businesses and schools throughout the UK, Middle East and Southern Africa. Andy has also written The Art of Being Brilliant, Be Brilliant Every Day, Shine, The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager, Diary of a Brilliant Kid and The Little Book of Being Brilliant due to publish in March 19.

Gavin Oattes
With a background in primary school teaching and a successful career in stand-up comedy Gavin is now regarded as one of the most talented and sought after speakers in the UK, regularly delivering keynote speeches at conferences and exhibitions around the world. He's the Managing Director of Tree of Knowledge, a company which runs speaking events, workshops and training courses for schools and businesses, and in 2012 Gavin won 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year'. Gav co-authored Shine and Diary of a Brilliant Kid with Andy.

Will Hussey is a primary school teacher and prolific creative thinker. Will specializes in creativity and growth mindset and has also co-authored Diary of a Brilliant Kid published in October 18.