We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.

Health & Personal Development

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Mark

Mark Neath, United Kingdom Member Since 2011

Trainer, Facilitator and Coach

HELPFUL VOTES
66
ratings
REVIEWS
69
7
FOLLOWERS
FOLLOWING
32
0
  • "Practical positivity that lasts"

    Overall

    The practical exercises in this book, particularly the daily What Went Well exercise, are deceptively simple yet so powerful. I have listened to the book several times, applied the exercises and introduced them to my workplace and the courses we teach with remarkable impact. For anyone looking to apply the techniques the I Journal app and daily reminder to do the What Went Well exercises also help.

    The stories are so well told by the engaging and often humorous author it's easy to get enthused by the material. The practical, evidence based and easy to apply techniques make this book stand out.

    More

    The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Shawn Achor
    • Narrated By Shawn Achor
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (33)

    Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we'll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work.

    Mark says: "Practical positivity that lasts"
  • "No Antidote just another path to th..."

    Overall

    I'm a happy believer in the scientific ideas of positive psychology, I have sometimes been called a motivational speaker, and decided to listen to this book to get the view from the 'other side' and negative thinking. I expected each element of positive thinking to be examined and taken apart in detail with counter evidence yet this was not the case. I did find one extremely useful example of the use of negative visualisation, an excellent counterweight to excessive positive thinking and goal fixation.



    Other than that I found a book that mirrored my own path of discovery and search for the truth about happiness albeit with the positive as my starting point. I agree with Oliver's concerns about the worst excesses of positive thinking but then I tend to believe that the truth in life is usually somewhere in between any two schools of thought.



    This book is a delight, so well balanced and inquisitive rather than dismissive or defensive as I feared it might be. The ideas covered from Buddhist meditation, Eckhart Tolle, to Alan Watts ideas on the true nature of the self, to Carol Dweck's work on Mindset and Keats negative capability are all ideas I personally associate with the positive path in life - to find them here examined from another perspective was enlightening. I see nothing here that conflicts with the ideas of positive psychology, I'd go so far as to say they align completely.



    Albert Ellis's idea of 'musterbation' is brilliant, we 'must' on ourselves all the time and get in all kinds of self defeating behaviour. This idea that stands out most for me along with the courageous examination of death.



    So the book is really only an antidote to the smiley yellow face and painted on smile of superficial positive thinking. I'm still a little more generous towards the 'positive thinkers' as I have seen them set many people on the path to searching out their own deeper truth. That aside I agreed and found a great deal of well written and entertaining wisdom her

    More

    The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Oliver Burkeman
    • Narrated By Oliver Burkeman
    Overall
    (167)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (112)

    In this fascinating new book which he narrates himself, Oliver Burkeman argues that "positive thinking" and relentless optimism aren't the solution to the happiness dilemma, but part of the problem. And that there is, in fact, an alternative path to contentment and success that involves embracing the things we spend our lives trying to avoid - uncertainty, insecurity, pessimism, and failure. Thought-provoking, counterintuitive, and ultimately uplifting, The Antidote is a celebration of the power of negative thinking.

    Mark says: "No Antidote just another path to the truth"
  • "Positive Genius"

    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Inspired, enthused and encouraged is how this Before Happiness made me feel. This audibook is about how we can all move toward positive genius written by the positive genius himself. Shawn Achor has an incredible ability to breath life into research using his own and other compelling stories. He then guides us by the hand through the practical steps to create our own positive reality.

    For someone with such great academic ability he is also down to earth making this material accessible to anyone with even the slightest interest in becoming happier. If you enjoyed the Happiness Advantage this book updates and makes those ideas even more powerful by revealing the mindset that makes happiness possible. The fact that every idea is linked back to solid research that you know works adds even greater credibility.

    Shawn has a great sense of humour too. I was genuinely surprised to find they let kidnappers into Harvard. I’d like to hear his sister Amy’s side of some of these stories one day too I’m sure they will be quite different and revealing. Remembering some stories from the first book about video games I did wonder if this sense of humour was also responsible for releasing the audiobook in the same week as Grand Theft Auto 5. Mike Chamberlain does a good job of the narration but for the humour and emphasis on some points I'd have preferred Shawn had read this himself (but I know he's been busy inspiring many so that is only a minor point).

    I place Shawn Achor's books alongside others who are challenging us to think beyond our current reality such as Daniel Pink, Malcolm Gladwell, Carol Dweck, Jim Collins, Gary Hamel, Barbara Fredrikson and Tim Harford. They all share that rare ability to see what is truly possible if we reach toward our potential and use all forms of intelligence.

    I was inspired by how easily we can create a more positive reality for ourselves, enthused by the practical ideas to increase success and reduce noise and encouraged that Shawn wants us to share this research and inspire others through ‘positive inception’. This book has doubled my enthusiasm for sharing these ideas with others and to play my part in a more positive and engaged world. I'm already applying these ideas in my own life and looking forward to sharing the practical steps with many others. A must listen, thank you Shawn.

    More

    Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Shawn Achor
    • Narrated By Mike Chamberlain
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    In his international best seller, The Happiness Advantage, Harvard-trained researcher Shawn Achor described why happiness is the precursor to greater success. This book is about what comes before both. Because before we can be happy or successful, we need to first develop the ability to see that positive change is possible. Only once we learn to see the world through a more positive lens can we summon all our motivation, emotion, and intelligence to achieve our personal and professional goals. In Before Happiness, Achor reveals five actionable, proven strategies for changing our lens to positive.

    Mark says: "Positive Genius"
  1. The Happiness Advantage: ...
  2. The Antidote: Happiness f...
  3. Before Happiness: The 5 H...
  4. .

Want a happier, more contented life?

Transform the way you make decisions

What's Trending in Health & Personal Development:

  • The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness (






UNABRIDGED) by Steve Peters Narrated by Steve Peters

    The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Steve Peters
    • Narrated By Steve Peters
    Overall
    (682)
    Performance
    (413)
    Story
    (402)

    Leading consultant psychiatrist Steve Peters knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind-management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

    david says: "Life changing- a must for stress heads"
  • Mindfulness: The Eight-Week Meditation Programme for a Frantic World (






ABRIDGED) by Mark Williams, Danny Penman Narrated by Mark Williams

    Mindfulness: The Eight-Week Meditation Programme for a Frantic World

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Mark Williams, Danny Penman
    • Narrated By Mark Williams
    Overall
    (201)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (100)

    Life can be relentless, frantic and exhausting - but it doesn't have to be this way. This is an introduction to Mindfulness, which reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion. Mindfulness is based on mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), which is recommended by the UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and is as effective as drugs for preventing depression.

    Petrina says: "VERY EASY ON THE EAR"
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change (






UNABRIDGED) by Stephen R. Covey Narrated by Stephen R. Covey

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Covey
    • Narrated By Stephen R. Covey
    Overall
    (688)
    Performance
    (169)
    Story
    (164)

    Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has been a top seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its 15th year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new forward and afterword written by Covey that explore whether the 7 Habits are still relevant.

    Triplecat says: "Highly recommended."
  • Be Brilliant Every Day (






UNABRIDGED) by Andy Whittaker, Andy Cope Narrated by Kris Dyer

    Be Brilliant Every Day

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Andy Whittaker, Andy Cope
    • Narrated By Kris Dyer
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    We all have good days and bad days. Some days we're on form, others we can't really be bothered and feel a little lack lustre. No one enjoys those slump days - so let's do away with them! The wonderful, uplifting and funny authors of the best-selling The Art of Being Brilliant are here to show us how to get motivated, get positive and get happy, and, most importantly, how to be all three consistently. Every single day.

  •  
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People (






UNABRIDGED) by Dale Carnegie Narrated by Andrew MacMillan

    How to Win Friends & Influence People

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Dale Carnegie
    • Narrated By Andrew MacMillan
    Overall
    (688)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (172)

    You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!

    Rachel says: "Life changing"
  • The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results (






UNABRIDGED) by Gary Keller, Jay Papasan Narrated by Timothy Miller, Claire Hamilton

    The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Gary Keller, Jay Papasan
    • Narrated By Timothy Miller, Claire Hamilton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (87)
    Story
    (86)

    This is an audiobook for busy people. If you want less on your plate and more for your life and career, tune in to the #1 Wall Street Journal best seller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. The ONE Thing will bring your life and your work into focus. Authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan teach you the tricks to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, dial down stress, and master what matters to you.

    Graham Keegan says: "5 out 5"
  • Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds (






UNABRIDGED) by Carmine Gallo Narrated by Carmine Gallo

    Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Carmine Gallo
    • Narrated By Carmine Gallo
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. TED and associated Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. These are presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.

    Felipe says: "Highly practical and full of insight"
  • How to Make Money While You Sleep: How to Start, Promote and Profit from an Online Business (






UNABRIDGED) by Brett McFall Narrated by Glen McCready

    How to Make Money While You Sleep: How to Start, Promote and Profit from an Online Business

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Brett McFall
    • Narrated By Glen McCready
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    In this jargon-free guide, author Brett McFall shows just how easy it is to set up your own online business. You'll discover how to make money by delivering a great deal of value without a great deal of effort. And you don't have to have a technical bone in your body to do it! In seven simple steps, Brett takes you through everything you need to know to create a successful online business on a shoestring. Packed with useful tips, tools and techniques for setting up and importantly maintaining an online business.

  •  
  • The Art of Conversation: Change Your Life with Confident Communication (






UNABRIDGED) by Judy Apps Narrated by Imogen Church

    The Art of Conversation: Change Your Life with Confident Communication

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Judy Apps
    • Narrated By Imogen Church
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Good conversation is at the heart of networking, meetings, interviews, negotiations and raising your profile. It can ease your way in work, enabling you to build alliances, create strong relationships with staff, bosses and clients, succeed at interviews, motivate and inspire. But conversation is something most of us were never taught! We learn to speak as babies, but how conversation actually works is something most of us pick up only haphazardly, and many have yet to learn.

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Kahneman Narrated by Patrick Egan

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Daniel Kahneman
    • Narrated By Patrick Egan
    Overall
    (277)
    Performance
    (142)
    Story
    (138)

    Daniel Kahneman, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his seminal work in psychology challenging the rational model of judgment and decision making, is one of the world's most important thinkers. His ideas have had a profound impact on many fields - including business, medicine, and politics - but until now, he has never brought together his many years of research in one book.

    clive says: "Fascinating, but be prepared to concentrate"
  • The Secret (






UNABRIDGED) by Rhonda Byrne Narrated by Rhonda Byrne, contributors

    The Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Rhonda Byrne
    • Narrated By Rhonda Byrne, contributors
    Overall
    (337)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (88)

    Longlisted for the Audiobook Download of the Year, 2007.
    It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. Fragments of this Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. In this audiobook you will discover the Secret, and you will learn how to have, do, or be anything you want.

    Dominic says: "Terrible advice and quite offensive"
  • Mindfulness on the Go: Peace in Your Pocket (






UNABRIDGED) by Padraig O'Morain Narrated by Peter Vollebregt

    Mindfulness on the Go: Peace in Your Pocket

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Padraig O'Morain
    • Narrated By Peter Vollebregt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    You lead a busy life. You're constantly running between tasks, notebook in one hand, iPhone in the other. You've probably heard about the benefits of mindfulness, and added 'Start doing mindfulness' to your ever-growing to-do list but frankly, who has time to meditate every day, chant in the lotus position, or read long books on finding inner calm? This brilliant handbook is packed with suggestions for ways to help you slow down, refocus, and practice a form of mindfulness that actually fits in with your hectic life.

  • Have a Happy Family by Friday: How to Improve Communication, Respect, & Teamwork in 5 Days (






UNABRIDGED) by Kevin Leman Narrated by Fred Stella

    Have a Happy Family by Friday: How to Improve Communication, Respect, & Teamwork in 5 Days

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Kevin Leman
    • Narrated By Fred Stella
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Everyone is important, deserves to be treated with love and respect, and needs to know that when they make mistakes they will still be loved unconditionally. And when every member of the family is pulling for each other and on the same team, everybody wins. But is this kind of family life even possible? Parenting expert Dr. Kevin Leman says it is, and he's ready to show moms and dads exactly how they can make it happen in their family - in just five days.

  • The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality (






UNABRIDGED) by Julie Sondra Decker Narrated by Reay Kaplan

    The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Julie Sondra Decker
    • Narrated By Reay Kaplan
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    What if you weren't sexually attracted to anyone? A growing number of people are identifying as asexual. They aren't sexually attracted to anyone, and they consider it a sexual orientation - like gay, straight, or bisexual. Asexuality is the invisible orientation. Most people believe that "everyone" wants sex, that "everyone" understands what it means to be attracted to other people, and that "everyone" wants to date and mate. But that's where asexual people are left out - they don't find other people sexually attractive, and if and when they say so, they are very rarely treated as though that's okay.

  • Self Esteem for Adults: The Build Confidence Program (






UNABRIDGED) by Law Payne Narrated by Dan McGowan

    Self Esteem for Adults: The Build Confidence Program

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By Law Payne
    • Narrated By Dan McGowan
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Learn step-by-step techniques to help you: Handle your mistakes and respond well to criticism; foster compassion for yourself and others.

  • The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: Surviving Through and Recovering from the Five Stages That Accompany the Loss of Love (






UNABRIDGED) by Susan Anderson Narrated by Randye Kaye

    The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: Surviving Through and Recovering from the Five Stages That Accompany the Loss of Love

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Susan Anderson
    • Narrated By Randye Kaye
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    The Journey from Abandonment to Healing is designed to help all victims of emotional breakups-whether they are suffering from a recent loss or a lingering wound from the past; whether they are caught up in patterns that sabotage their own relationships or they are in a relationship where they no longer feel loved. From the first stunning blow to starting over, this book provides a complete program for abandonment recovery.

  •  
  • Malade et heureux ? Huit attitudes qui ont transformé des vies (et qui pourraient changer la vôtre)  by Lucie Mandeville Narrated by Lucie Mandeville

    Malade et heureux ? Huit attitudes qui ont transformé des vies (et qui pourraient changer la vôtre)

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Lucie Mandeville
    • Narrated By Lucie Mandeville
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    On a souvent vu des gens se découvrir des forces insoupçonnées devant la maladie. Pour certaines personnes, celle-ci a même servi de révélateur.

  • Little Make-up Miracles for 2014 (






UNABRIDGED) by Misty L. Wesley Narrated by Chrystle Evanson

    Little Make-up Miracles for 2014

    • UNABRIDGED (7 mins)
    • By Misty L. Wesley
    • Narrated By Chrystle Evanson
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Little Make-Up Miracles for 2014 is a simple guide to allow any woman to obtain the perfect make-up bag or portable beauty ensemble kit. If a woman follows these little miracle tips, she can look fabulous each and every day as she creates her perfect facial canvas and steps outside her door to meet the world.

  • Priceless Personalities: Success Stories Shared by January Jones (






UNABRIDGED) by January Jones, Jeannie Kerrigan Narrated by January Jones

    Priceless Personalities: Success Stories Shared by January Jones

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By January Jones, Jeannie Kerrigan
    • Narrated By January Jones
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    I have been fortunate to host an Internet radio talk show called "January Jones sharing Success Stories", and it has been my privilege to interview hundreds of guests. My guests have shared their stories, their struggles, their secrets and their successes in their own words.

  • The Power of Thinking: Positive Affirmations for Instant Inspiration (






UNABRIDGED) by Anandra Rose Narrated by Natalya Bykov

    The Power of Thinking: Positive Affirmations for Instant Inspiration

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Anandra Rose
    • Narrated By Natalya Bykov
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    These affirmations are made to help you make the shift from a point of view that attracts misery, to one that inspires and motivates you to make positive changes. They are the words you should be saying to yourself every day. This guide is filled with loving words, motivation, inspiration and prosperity - everything you deserve today, and for the rest of your life.

  •  
  • Good News for Weary Women: Escaping the Bondage of To-Do Lists, Steps, and Bad Advice (






UNABRIDGED) by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick Narrated by Karyn O'Bryant

    Good News for Weary Women: Escaping the Bondage of To-Do Lists, Steps, and Bad Advice

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
    • Narrated By Karyn O'Bryant
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Are you exhausted? Women today really do feel the weight of the world on their shoulders. Every morning we are greeted with a long list of to-dos: get the kids up and out the door on time, have a meaningful quiet time, put in a full day at the office, spend an hour at the gym, prepare a healthy and delicious meal (organic and locally grown, of course), and make sure the sink sparkles before you go to bed. Oh, and don't forget to look great and smile while you're doing it.

  • Cómo Escribir una Novela Completa en 90 Días: Spanish Edition (






UNABRIDGED) by Conrad Jones Narrated by Rafael Serrano de Royal Logistics Group

    Cómo Escribir una Novela Completa en 90 Días: Spanish Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Conrad Jones
    • Narrated By Rafael Serrano de Royal Logistics Group
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Esta guía breve te dice cómo escribir una novela utilizando una estrategia sistemática de redacción. Esta guía está escrita por un autor, no un "gurú". Es un simple paso a paso desglosado sobre cómo planear cada día. Sin rellenos ni teoría, sólo datos reales.