Micromastery: 39 Little Skills to Help You Find Happiness (Hardback)
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Micromastery: 39 Little Skills to Help You Find Happiness (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 23/05/2017
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Learning a micromastery doesn’t commit you in that deadening way that buying a beginner’s textbook does. By its limited nature, it gives you permission to remain interested in the world. It doesn’t mean you have to commit to doing that thing for what feels like for ever, and at the same time it spares you any worries that you’ve wasted your time.

We read that we must be passionate about only one thing, that 10,000 hours of hard practice is needed to achieve mastery. But in fact most successful people, including Nobel Prize winners, nurture multiple areas of knowledge and activity that feed their central subject.

Whether it's making a perfect souffle, dancing a tango or lighting a fire, when we take the time to cultivate small and quantifiable areas of expertise, we change everything. We become faster and more fearless learners, spot more creative opportunities, improve our brain health and boost our happiness. We see knowledge itself completely differently. The skills acquired in painting a door flawlessly or growing delicious chillies will unexpectedly transform your life.

So start small. Start specific. But start - and you'll be on the path to mastery.

'Micromastery is a triumph. A brilliant idea, utterly convincing, and superbly carried through' - Philip Pullman

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241280041
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Brilliant. . . . mastering a series of small tasks has created pockets of perfection through my day, and made me calmer and happier in the process -- Rachel Kelly, author of 'Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness'
Micromastery is a triumph. A brilliant idea, utterly convincing, and superbly carried through. I read it with delight, and instantly vowed to put more conviction into the latest thing I'm trying... You're on to a winner here -- Philip Pullman, author of the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy
I couldn't stop telling people about this book. Wise and joyful, it genuinely changed the way I thought about learning - and it left me bursting to put it into action -- Tim Harford, author of 'Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy'

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