Author(s): Martin Goodyer
WTF Just Happened? takes an irreverent and pragmatic look at the troubles that most people will experience at some point in life. Everyone has moments when the unanticipated just happens: you get dumped out of the blue, you get fired from the job you need, your sweet child turns into a grunting teenager overnight, and so on. When was your last what-the-funk-just-happened moment? We all have these moments and, unfortunately, few of us respond well. We say and do things that we regret - the fact is we don't do ourselves any favours. This collection of cringe-worthy examples explains why this happens and what to do to avoid it happening to you. Each chapter is an opportunity to gain from someone else's pain! Drawing on scientific research into human behaviour and taking the perspective of a behavioural change coach the book offers readers insights into the reasons why people often behave irrationally and suggestions as to how to avoid such behaviour themselves. Reading it won't just stop bad things happening - but it will help prevent you reacting badly if they do. If you only buy one book to help you handle life's challenges, then make it this one.
Currently researching a PhD, psychologist Martin Goodyer has a fascinating and unique background. As well as managing international hotels, coaching executives in global boardrooms and writing books and papers on coaching, Martin has appeared on ITV's Jack Osbourne: Adrenaline Junkie, Channel 4's The Fit Farm and BBC Radio.