What a fantastic discussion about
Flip It: How to Get the Best Out of Everything: Michael Heppell
We loved the simplicity of the concept, which was that if a thought process is holding you back, just ‘flip it’ to be more positive.
So, for example:
“This is boring” flipped could become “How can I make this more interesting?”
“I haven’t got the time” flipped could become “What can I do to find some time?”
Michael goes through specific examples of how to use flip it for confidence, happiness, friendships, health, money, success, creativity, work and your future…some of which we agreed with and some of which we found a bit contentious!
We thought the best tips were:
- Acting ‘as if’ to increase your confidence.
- Exploring the world as a child would to increase creativity (but remember to go back to being an adult!)
- Remembering the resources you do have instead of focusing on the resources you don’t have
- Understand how your work helps people improve their lives – it will take on a new meaning
- Accept challenges and become more aware of the many positive solutions available.
Michael’s tone is colloquial, making the book quick and easy to read. He doesn’t get into much depth, but taking his ideas on board definitely fires you into thinking more positively.
Personal and Professional Development Book club
9th January 2016 7pm-9pm at The Fountain Harvester, London Road, Milton Keynes