10 Ways To Help...
Research shows that if we ask for help, people are much more willing to offer it than we generally expect. We're testing this theory by asking you for some help.
If you’ve enjoyed and benefited from The Real Secret and our programme of Happiness Habits, perhaps you’d like to help other people to learn how to become happier - and help us to make The Real Secret a best seller (which would make us very happy!).
Here are ten actions you could take to help do that – we’d appreciate anything and everything you're able to do.
1. Buy It
We would be honoured if you chose to buy The Real Secret for yourself or, if you’ve already done that, to buy copies for any of your family, friends or colleagues.
We’ve had feedback from a number of people who have given The Real Secret to partners and children and found their own lives much happier as a result. “It’s working!” said one buyer about the positive changes she saw in her husband after he’d started reading it.
2. Review It
If you’ve read The Real Secret and enjoyed it, please write a review. Find The Real Secret page on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk, scroll down to the bottom of the existing reviews and click on “Create Your Own Review”. Tell other readers why you like the book, which habits work for you and, if possible, give us top star rating – it makes a difference.
3. Tell Everyone
Word of mouth is one of the best recommendations anyone can receive. No rocket science here - please tell colleagues, friends, family, your network and people on the street: "Do you want to be happier and more successful? Then read The Real Secret!"
Perhaps you could email people who you think could benefit from reading The Real Secret – most of us know someone who’s having a bad time or could just be happier with their life. If you don’t have time to write an email, you could just copy and paste this one:
"Have you come across the book, The Real Secret by Lucy McCarraher and Annabel Shaw? I've read it and I thought it might interest you too. It’s a “simple, sensible and scientifically supported” self help programme that really works to raise your happiness levels. Each month you focus on just a few Happiness Habits until they become second nature – and then you move on to another area of life. It’s not hard and it really does work - I can thoroughly recommend it. There’s more about it on the website and you can get a copy on Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com. Let me know what you think.”
Facebook is a great place to tell friends about friends. Anything you are able to post on your own Facebook page about The Real Secret – quotes you liked, your thoughts about the book or if you’ve been at one of Lucy’s workshops – would be greatly appreciated. Please join our Facebook page (press “like” at the top on the right), share it with your friends and ask them to share it with theirs.
We tweet regularly and link to lots of interesting articles, blogs and websites as well as our own. You could tweet that you've bought or read the book, link to our website, blog (http://www.realsecretblog.blogspot.com) or Amazon page, or retweet one of our tweets. To spread the word further, use the hashtags #happiness, #success, #secret, #therealsecret. Here's one to copy and paste:
I just read @RealSecretBook by @LucyMcCarraher & @AnnabelShaw - and so should you. Order it here http://amzn.to/eEFTtW #happiness
7. Blog We blog on http://www.realsecretblog.blogspot.com on all sorts of happiness and well-being related areas. Check in with us there, leave your comments and ask us for advice or information on any (and we mean any) subject.
Do you have a blog yourself, or know someone who does? If so, consider an interview with Annabel or Lucy, or write a review of, or a post about, your experience of The Real Secret. You might also want to blog about your favourite topics from the book. If your blog is business-based and you would like to do some kind of promotion or give-away with the book, please contact us about your ideas.
8. Talks, Groups & Workshops
If you want a speaker on wellbeing or happiness for any occasion, networking or other group, see if Lucy’s free. If you’re part of a book group, you might want to read The Real Secret and see if Lucy or Annabel can drop in when you’re discussing it.
Workshops and talks on The Real Secret of Success are popular and effective in organisations of all kinds – a great morale booster that leave participants with a toolkit of ideas to boost their positivity. Please contact us on the form at the bottom of this page.
Why not invite Lucy or Annabel to be the “expert” on a Webinar you may be hosting or suggest them to someone you might know who uses this online medium. Think about using Lucy or Annabel and the topics in the 12 Steps of The Real Secret as the subject matter for your Webinar discussion. Again, contact us below to schedule your Webinar soon.
Interviews, articles, reviews – we love them all. TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, newsletters, blogs, online or offline media - if you have any contacts to any of these, or know journalists who might like to interview Lucy or Annabel about The Real Secret, happiness, well-being, work-life balance, stress-management or our Happiness Habits Experiment and Report, please contact us with the form below.
Thanks for any help you're able to give in spreading The Real Secret of happiness and success and making the book a best seller. Please contact us with any questions or ideas through the form below, or simply let us know if you've been able to help in any way so we can thank you.