#BookClub Happiness: The Inside Job by Matt Pepper

January 28, 2018
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“One thing every person on the planet desires is to live a fulfilled and happy life, and yet happiness seems to elude so many of us. In his revolutionary book, Matt Pepper shares the secrets of twenty years of giving his clients the power to change their outlook, enabling them to find their inner happiness and keep hold of it, no matter what is happening in their lives

I was so excited to be able to participate in the recent blog tour of this book. As I mentioned in my 2017 Reflections … Post I really want to work on myself this year both physically and mentally and happiness is something that I feel eludes me sometimes.

Happiness: The Inside Job was published on 18th January 2018 by Matt Pepper. Matt shares the secrets that he has learned from working with psychologists, counsellors and therapists over the past twenty years and put them all together in really easy to read chunks.


I really felt that Matt was speaking directly to me at many points throughout the book which I have never felt when reading any other kind of “Self Help” book. Divided into 7 easy to read sections Matt initially talks you through Firing up your own happiness with the happiness barometer. I identified with the theme of “I will be happy when …” Throughout my life I have placed a huge emphasis on losing weight and I genuinely thought  I would be happy when I was slimmer. Now don’t get me wrong in some instances I am but placing my whole happiness outlook on this meant that I was loosing out on happiness in other aspects of my life.

The chapter however that I really identified with is Way 2 … Expose your Ta-Daa.

I am sure many of you have tried at some point to fit in or change something about yourself to please other people but has it really made you happy? I know I can say wholeheartedly that it hasn’t. It is made me feel sad … rejected and at times feel even more lonely.

Matt talks about being true to yourself which in turn will help you move up the happiness barometer. Once we are in sync with our true self we can begin to take our lives in more positive directions.

I literally read this book in 2 sittings … I loved the illustrations and real life examples from Matt’s clients. I think this is why I felt that Matt was talking directly to me at times. I have bookmarked chapters that I want to go back and read over again when life gets that little bit tougher or for when I am feeling down.

If you need a little bit of happiness in your life or feel that you are stuck in a rut then I cannot recommend this book enough. I only wished that I lived closer so I could book some 1-1 sessions with Matt directly!

You can find out more about Matt over on his website .


  • Helen at Casa Costello

    January 28, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    I love it when you are reading a book and really feel like the author is speaking directly to you. Good to have a read that you can keep referring back to when things get tough.
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  • Jenni

    January 29, 2018 at 12:05 am

    This sounds really interesting and I want to read more non fiction this year so I will add it to my list x

  • Hannah

    January 29, 2018 at 12:07 am

    This book sounds very good for me. Il have to check it out as it looks great

  • Elizabeth

    January 29, 2018 at 11:01 am

    This sounds like just the sort of book I should be reading. It’s been a difficult winter for me, and I think this book could really help.
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  • Emily Leary

    January 29, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    This looks like the kind of book I’d love to have just lying around to remind me to stay positive!

  • Charli

    January 29, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    This looks such a great little guide which would be perfect for reading on the go. I definitely agree that Trumpets shouldn’t try to be Violins and maybe need to remind myself of this occasionally!

  • Lynne Harper

    January 30, 2018 at 11:27 am

    I love books that give loads of positive vibes this is definitely one that I should add to my list 🙂 I also think that being true to yourself is so important x

  • Dannii

    January 30, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    I love a book with a little bit of positivity. I will have to add this to my reading list.

  • Charli Bruce

    January 30, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    What a great sounding positive book, definitely sounds like something I should read x
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  • Nina

    January 31, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    I love having little books like this on my coffee tables, this is deifnitely my kind of read! I definitely need more positive books around too as they can make sucha difference even after a few minutes!

  • Nayna Kanabar

    January 31, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    What an interesting book , it sounds like the best book to buy to get some positivity in your life.
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  • Beth Owen

    January 31, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    This sounds like a great positive book. Something I really need to read! I honestly need to start reading again, I used to love it.
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