A SELF HELP book with a difference!


Think About What?

If you decide you WANT to be more productive and fulfilled, the book will help you identify in which areas you NEED to improve AND show you HOW to do it - in an easy, enjoyable - even laugh-out-loud way!

61 “epigrams” to read and think about - it’s as simple as that!

An epigram is "a concise and witty saying" and the 61 in this book are all SERIOUS - they all aim to help readers THINK. (The fact that the process is both pleasant and therapeutic is a by-product!)

Mindfulness for “normal” people!

Mindfulness... "a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while acknowledging one's feelings". But how?

“Normal” people often won't get round to it or give up too easily or get confused by the jargon in a book or feel self conscious on a course.

Normal people WILL DO things that are easy and fun (like reading and thinking about 61 epigrams) and if this process helps them achieve more mindfulness AND shows them what to do - RESULT!

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Balancing Ambition and CARING

"Never trust anyone" is common advice. The equivalent in this book is epigram number 47

"Trust and believe others ALL THE TIME - life is more relaxing and fulfilling than being paranoid!"

Think About that! And think about what the advice might be on the facing page (see example of page layout below

The book HELPS readers think about how to be EVEN MORE successful while being "nice" and genuinely trying to help others

A TIP - use this book in tandem with JANUS if you have specific goals/ambitions - work or personal


The introduction stresses the theme of THINK ABOUT IT! How to question yourself - how CAN you grow and achieve your TRUE potential?

There are then two pages on how to USE the book - individually and in a team. Epigrams are then presented in 5 Steps of 12 epigrams...

1. Creative Positive Thinking  2. Managing your Comfort Zone 3. Developing your TRUE Potential 4. Influencing, Inspiring, Engaging 5. Strategic Creative Planning

There is also an INDEX to direct readers to epigrams of particular interest. The topics under which epigrams are identified by number are:



Each Step contains 12 epigrams - with tips opposite on HOW to Think About it. See example below of pages 32 and 33 in step 4, Influencing, Engaging, Inspiring. If you really want to think about an epigram and "wonder" what its possible meanings to you might be, fold the book over so you can't "cheat" by seeing the tips before you THINK!


Yes, you're right - if there are 5 Steps of 12, where is the 61st? It is in the introduction - from Aristotle "Knowing Yourself is the beginning of all Wisdom" 

Examples of Epigrams 37 to 40

Bespoke Workshops

In 2022 Rick is offering bespoke workshops - 100% personalised for the client and 6 to 10 delegates who all know each other - fees one day £750 for up to 6 people + £100 for each extra and, for half a day, £500 for up to 6 delegates and + £75 for each extra.

HOW the book works

What influences your judgement and decisions? Are you open-minded?

What is holding you back? How comfortable is your comfort zone?

Which assumptions inhibit you? Do you play safe, rather than

try new ways? What can YOU DO to be more successful?


The D.I.Y. Kit

See our D.I.Y. Resources page for full details of the Kit - which is currently Half Price!