Why do some people lead happy, successful lives whilst others face repeated failure and sadness? Why do some find their perfect partners whilst others stagger from one broken relationship to the next? What enables some people to have successful careers whilst others find themselves trapped in jobs they detest? And can unlucky people do anything to improve their luck - and lives?
Ten years ago, Professor Richard Wiseman decided to search for the elusive luck factor by investigating the actual beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people. The results reveal a radical new way of looking at luck.
In this audiobook Wiseman identifies the four simple behavioural techniques that have been scientifically proven to help you attract good fortune. He then shows how you can use these methods to revolutionise every area of your life - including your relationships, personal finances and career.
©2011 Richard Wiseman (P)2015 Audible, Ltd
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"Mostly common sense, but worth every penny"
I can listen to it while driving to reinforce some of the topics. There's always something I missed; some subtle point that reinforces a topic that I find useful.
This is not so much about 'luck' per se, but being able to take advantage of favorable actions (by being open to events and outgoing in personality) and learning to trust your judgement in avoiding unfavorable events and people. Some readers may find a couple of suggestions to be "woo" but they work for me.
It reinforces things that you'd regard as common sense, until you put it all together. Then it becomes strongly motivational. I've used the techniques and found them very useful. Nota bene: this is not the kind of luck that will win the lottery. It's the kind of luck that has the one person at a 400 person conference who your organization needs to talk to, and who has no idea who you are, sits next to you at the luncheon and you are able to take advantage of it. Part of that is just sheer luck in his choice of seat, and the other is an ability to make a connection when the lucky opportunity happens.
It's not that kind of book. It's the kind where you want to go back and listen to a chapter again.
When I first listened to this book I thought the 'unlucky' people were some of the stupidest losers on the face of the earth. Then I realized they must have been selected to make the reader feel superior to them and to reinforce how the techniques can help even people who are congenitally dense.
Wiseman's 'As If' book is also very useful.
Loved it! This book is easy to listen, understand and use in your life. I recommended this book to some of my friends and they loved it.
Full of valuable information that is not only useful, but inspirational. it's so good to be able to see why some aspects of my life have been 'lucky' while other aspects 'unlucky'. The book really makes sense.
"A short paragraph of common sense padded out ."
A short paragraph of common sense padded out with woo, a lot of self promotion and '100's of scientific studies' which in reality seems to be only a few flakey and fake sounding people mentioned over and over again. Wiseman is the master magician, putting on a show with little substance when you examine it too closely .
"Really enjoyed it!"
What an interesting theory. This book has completely changed my outlook and cannot wait to start living a life full of good luck!
"Interesting but hard to follow as an audiobook"
This book is in desperate need of an e-book companion, or some way of dealing with the profiles you are expected to do, to read this.
No. Not as a standalone audio book
documentary - but much of wiseman's research is already used by TV companies
produce a companion or offer a reduced price on the kindle version
Whether you are just interested in the science of luck or you want to find out how to be lucky you should read this book one of my faves so far thanks Audible
"The Best Luck I've had!"
This book is fantastic. It's a good listen. Made my two week trip to and from work enlightening!
"Lucky I purchased this book"
For me yes, as I am a slow reader and listen on my commute.
The explanation why some people a Lucky lifestyle and others do not
Left the accents to one side
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