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20th July 1969: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the moon. We all recognise this to be one of mankind's greatest achievements. Yet what did it take to make John F. Kennedy's dream a reality?

In this remarkable audiobook, Professor Richard Wiseman presents a pioneering study of the mind-set that took humanity to the moon and shows how you can harness and use it to achieve the extraordinary in your everyday life.

Combining personal interviews, mission archives and cutting-edge psychology, Wiseman embarks on the ultimate voyage through inner space. Along the way he identifies eight key principles that make up the Apollo mind-set, including how pessimism is crucial to success and how fear and tragedy can be transformed into hope and optimism. 

You will discover a series of practical techniques that you can use to incorporate these winning principles into both your professional and personal lives. Whether you want to start a business venture, change careers, find your perfect partner, raise a loving family, get promoted, gain a new qualification, escape the rat race or pursue a lifelong passion, these techniques will help you to reach your own moon.

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I can't give this an 7 out of 5 or I would.

This book was recommended by a friend who had bought the hard copy. I bought the audible version to listen to in the car and what a book!! The information about the issues that the Apollo team faced, challenged and overcame is just brilliant. It goes into the rel unknown details that no one really ever thinks about. It goes on to tell you how you can use this in every day life and work. The little tests and challenges are really thought provoking. I was delighted to find out that I am of a flexible mindset.
Really fantastic listen/read.

Thank you Richard Wiseman for the book and Peter Noble for your interesting and pleasing narration.

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excellent book intreaging & informative book.

I have enjoyed this book so much I have listened to it twice. it offeres a great perspective on one of Humans greatest achievements. also read so well by the brilliant Peter Noble.

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A riveting insight in to the brave world of space

If you are interested in the history of space travel this book is a must read. Packed with tons of interesting facts about the space programme, the people involved in it and the huge risks they took in their quest for the moon. You won't be disappointed.

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Really enjoyable

A great way to rethink the way you behave, but also a fantastic historical piece. If only people could let go a little of the narcissistic self interested ways, imagine what we could achieve.

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powerful

listening to this when going to bed is powerfully motivational. I always wake up positive!

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Searching for Inspiration, read this book

This was an absolutely inspiring tale with lots of lessons. Brilliant storytelling and acute memos and insights on what drove the success of the Moon mission. This is a book that I will re-read again and again just for one single line - It cant fail because of me !!!

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fantastic

a fantastic story well told and one of the best self development books I've ever read.

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Totally Compelling

I love how the author simplified rocket science to create entertainment and pure education. The narrator made it more captivating and with the analogies, I feel totally bold to shoot beyond the moon.

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Thoroughly enjoyed this!

Fascinating aspect of the early race for space, with very interesting lessons and how to apply them to achieve what you would like in life on planet Earth.

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Great book to change your mindset

This book contains plenty of tools to train your mind. I was aware of some of these but this book is a great reminder and I'm still feeling motivated by it.

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Highly recommend this book

Heard about the book on the Skeptics Guide to The Universe and listened to the audiobook. Very entertaining but the big treat was how packed it was with insights about team work, creativity, innovation and productivity. This is a must read for any one who wants to get things done in an changing environment. Which should be most people today.