“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 .